DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Littering has been an on-going problem for Houston County and surrounding areas for many years.
With fines now in place, county leaders hope this will stop people from trashing the roadways.
The organization People Against a Littering State is bringing awareness to the problem in all sixty-seven Alabama counties.
County Commissioners want people to take pride in their community.
They also believe the littering problem could hinder economic growth.
Doug Sinquefield Houston County Commissioner District 2 said, "An important part of our economic development, corporations, business, come to our county here and see us taking pride in where we live and what we have and they take interest in bringing their business or organization to Houston County.
Littering is classified as a Class C misdemeanor.
If caught the fine is a minimum of $250 and the second time the cost is $500.