Florida Litter Information

Sources of Litter

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Florida Litter Laws and Fines




Sources of Litter

Why do people litter?

This page last updated
April 3, 2013

We all end up paying to clean up Florida's highways, parks and waterways.

Sources of Litter

Often motorists and pedestrians alone are blamed for litter. However, according to Keep America Beautiful, there are actually seven primary sources:

  • Household trash at the curbside
  • Dumpsters used by businesses
  • Loading docks
  • Construction and demolition sites
  • Uncovered trucks
  • Motorists
  • Pedestrians