Study shows costs of litter

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Posted: May 18, 2010 5:12 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Keep Louisiana Beautiful, study, state, local, governments, Louisiana, cost, litter, trash

A study done for "Keep Louisiana Beautiful" says state and local governments in Louisiana spend an
estimated $40 million a year to clean up litter.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful says litter is an avoidable and costly problem for taxpayers.

The survey found that one-third of the cost of roadside mowing involves picking up litter before and after workers cut grass.

Applied Technology Research of Baton Rouge conducted the study for the non-profit group.

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