I have done a few other post on Taxpayer cost of litter- so every time I see money and taxpayer cost of litter, I will continually add to this list.
Miscellaneous Costs of Litter in Pennsylvania
- School officials say landscapers who should be planting flowers and pruning shrubs are spending time instead picking up butts on the 15,000-acre campus: Some 13 landscapers spend 10 hours a week picking up discarded cigarettes at an estimated cost of $150,000.” — Philadelphia Daily News, March 27, 2000 on Penn State Cigarette Litter Costs
- Marshall University in Huntington:-“Maintenance spends a lot of time picking it up and it seems like we can’t keep up,” Dr. K. Edward Grose, vice president of operations, said. Andrew Sheetz, supervisor of roads and grounds, said a conservative estimate would be that at least $30,000 is spent by his department alone picking up cigarettes and other litter. He has one employee who does nothing but pick up litter and empty trash from the nearly 100 trash cans around campus, Sheetz said. The worker’s salary alone, not including overtime, benefits or insurance, comes to about $27,000, Sheetz said.”