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Due to the efforts of ordinary citizens

CALLING THE HOTLINE,

over 50,000

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letters of warning will have been

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registered owner of the vehicle regarding the

the Arkansas State Highway and

on December 14th of 2004, due to an escalating

you when you travel down the highway. That’s the beauty of

Transportation Department’s Litter Hotline. Toss a cup or cigarette butt out the window onto the

roadway, and the next thing you know, you receive a letter of warning in the mail reminding you of the importance of not littering our roadways.

That’s how the Department’s Litter Reporting

Hotline works. It’s a 24-hour, toll-free hotline that any and all motorists can call when they

spot a littering violation along any street, road or

highway. Phone calls to 1-866-811-1222 to report littering are answered 24 hours a day by a call

center of the Arkansas Highway Police. A record of the incident is kept and a letter is sent to the

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litter violation.

The Litter Hotline was introduced to the public

litter problem along Arkansas’ highways. Over 60,000 cubic yards of litter are picked up each

year. The response to the Hotline was immediate and enthusiastic. And now, eight years later, the program has reached a milestone.

This year, due to the efforts of ordinary citizens

calling the Hotline, over 50,000 letters of warning will have been mailed directly to offenders over the past eight years.

Highway Police Chief Ron Burks states that “The

goal of the program is not to castigate the reported violators but to educate and hopefully gain future compliance with the State’s litter laws.”

mailed directly to offenders over the past eight years.

Arkansas Highways Magazine - May 2013  
Arkansas Highways Magazine - May 2013