State Trooper Mark Dennis said, "Basically what it is a zero tolerance for litter. Anybody caught littering our highways or water ways will be cited."
Tickets can range from $50.00 to $5,000.00. For example, that 5-thousand dollar ticket could be punishment for dumping chemicals or any hazardous liquid, like oil, into the river. But it's not just fines you could be slapped with. Troopers say it all depends on the situation.
Dennis said, "Then you look at community service, a possible suspension of your drivers license and even jail time to go along with a citation."
Dennis says it's important to remember not to litter unintentionally. That can get you in big trouble too.
Dennis said, "When people fail to secure their load on the back of their trucks it creates problems."
Trash commonly causes sewage and draining problems. Loose trash clogs them up and that creates flooding. So the moral of the story is, it's not worth it.