Monday, September 22, 2008

High Rise Litterbugs

Some Singaporeans living in high rise flats and apartments are seeing a 12 per cent increase of litters thrown from the flats by their neighbours. Town Councils upon receiving any complaints or calls will organise stakeouts by the officers or NEA officers to catch the culprits red handed. Such stakeouts are time consuming and also labour intensive as you will never know when the offender will strike.

Minor litter such as cigarette butts and sweet wrappers are charged with a fine of S$200 while some repeat offenders are sent to court, and maybe sentenced to CWO (corrective work order). Placing cameras are among the common ways to catch these culprits.

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