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Lancaster County steps up anti-litter effort

From left are Lancaster board of supervisors chairman Bill Lee and Lancaster County Sheriff Patrick McCranie.

Littering is illegal in Lancaster County.

Following more than seven months of presentations and discussions from concerned citizens regarding littering on Lancaster roads, county supervisors have posted new signs at the entrance to the county in three locations, stating the law against littering and its consequences, said Ripley.

Additional signs will be posted around the county and will be enforced by the sheriff’s office, said Ripley. Violations will be prosecuted by Commonwealth’s attorney Jan Smith.

“As far as the board of supervisors is concerned, we are serious about combatting litter. The problem is real,” said chairman and District 4 supervisor Bill Lee. “We stand behind law enforcement to get to the heart of the issue.”

“Littering is one of those things where you have to catch someone in the act but if we catch anyone, they could face a heavy fine for doing so,” said Lancaster County Sheriff Patrick McCranie. “We are trying to make people stop the best way that we can….

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