County Police Designate April as Litter Enforcement Month
This is part of a wider initiative throughout the greater D.C. area.
April is Litter Enforcement Month in Prince William County, and PWC police are prepared to issue citations to and arrest those who are caught in the act of littering, according to police spokesperson Jonathan Perok.
"Littering and illegal dumping negatively affect our neighborhoods and the Potomac River," he said. "Litter that surrounds homes and businesses affects feelings of well-being, recreation and tourism in the County, and studies show that there is a strong correlation between large amounts of litter and increased crime."
Police will specifically focus on litter laws, illegal dumping, and unsecured truck load laws during this month. Residents who wish to cut down on littering in the county should follow these laws, and report those who don't, Perok said. The non-emergency number for the PWC Police Department is 703-792-6500.