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If You Litter, You Can Pay up to $1,000

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - $1000, That's exactly what it'll cost someone caught littering or dumping over a trash can.

$500 is the fine for littering in parks, for throwing a cigarette butt on the sidewalk or tossing something out a car window.

Police actually don't write many litter citations, only 222 in all of 2008 and 2009. Until now, the penalties often were more like $50 with court costs. Now, the $1,000 and $500 fines are mandatory.

City Council unanimously approved the increases at the suggestion of Councilman Jeff Berding, who says he's just trying to keep Cincinnati cleaner.

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