293 Tons of Litter Removed During Love the Boot Week

The 2022 “Love the Boot Week!” was a huge success.  

There were 280 registered cleanup and beautification events throughout the state, several of which were in Bienville Parish.  

Nearly 8,500 volunteers collected 293 tons of trash, planted over 800 trees and plants, and refurbished nearly 60 gardens.   

Litter is harmful to Louisiana’s wildlife, but it also poses danger to our residents. Litter creates potential road hazards. It clogs drainage systems, which contribute to flooding. It can also create a breeding ground for mosquitos.

In Louisiana, an estimated $40 million in taxpayer dollars are spent each year on litter removal, abatement, education, and enforcement.

The penalties for littering in Louisiana range from $150 to $10,000 and include the possibility of community service, a one-year driver’s license suspension and even 30 days of jail time. 

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