Tougher fines for litterbugs passed in Elkhart County

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The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office is dedicating an officer to be on the lookout for litterbugs.

That is just one part of a new, tougher anti-littering measure passed by county commissioners this week, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.

The new county code sets a $250  fine for a first offense. It doubles to $500 for repeat offenses. The fines apply to haulers, as well as individuals.

As for the dedicated officer, that position will be funded using money from the county landfill, as well as the County Highway Department, The Elkhart Truth reported.

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