Taxpayer Cost of Litter Cost City Thousands
Gautier Mayor Tommy Fortenberry said he is tired of people treating the city streets like a dumping ground for garbage.
Property managers are also being asked not to throw out household garbage for the city to pick up.
“There are appliances, furniture and unbelievable amounts of debris being dumped in our city,” said Fortenberry. “We will no longer tolerate these (people) who dump and we will not put up with people throwing trash out their car windows.
“This situation is out of control. Tenants pay a rental deposit and property owners must pick up the garbage themselves and bring it to the landfill and not wait for the city to pick up the tab.”
Gautier spends thousands of dollars cleaning litter from the city’s streets — and an increasing amount comes from vacated homes, car drivers and their passengers, officials said. Read the full story at the Sun Hearld /www.sunherald.com/local/story/1960581.html