Louisiana spends more than $14 million a year to clean up our highways. In 2004 alone, state and sheriff cleanup crews picked up an estimated 450,000 bags (20,000 miles) of trash in our state.*
According to Louisiana R.S.30:2531-2531.3, the penalties for littering in Louisiana range from $50 to $5,000. Those who litter can also expect between four and 10 hours of community service, suspension of their driver's license for one year and even the possibility of jail time for up to 30 days.
* Louisiana Department of Corrections.