80 GEL for dropping cigarette – Littering penalties determined in Georgia
03 April, 2017
80 GEL for dropping cigarette – Littering penalties determined in Georgia
Street inspectors will maintain cleanness in the city and determine polluters from today. As Tbilservice Group, the company behind the project explains, the citizens will be controlled by special inspectors beginning from 2017. As reported, the company is already working on this project and a group consisting of 20 people is planned to be set up.

The citizens who contaminate the city with household waste amounting to around 2 kilograms, will be fined with 80 GEL. It is noteworthy that cigarette butts are included in this category as well. If the garbage is more than 2 kilograms the fine will grow up to 150 GEL. The information was announced by Davit Dolidze, the head of Tbilservice Group.

Street inspectors, responsible for determining and fining polluters, will appear in the city streets from today. The supervisory officials will fine both legal and natural persons who throw garbage in the streets.
Additionally, if a dog or other domestic animal contaminates the streets or parks with fecal matters, the owner will be fined with 50 GEL. Persons contaminating environment with construction materials amounting to one cube will be fiend as well, natural person (200GEL), legal person (500GEL). When contaminating the streets with construction waste over 1 cube, natural person will be fined with 500GEl and legal person with 1500 GEL. When violating rule for the second time the fine doubles.

“The street inspectors will control the central part of the city, touristic areas, parks and public spaces at the first
stage. If the garbage is thrown out of the car the inspectors will inform special agency about the violation. Correspondingly, then police will take proper measures”, - Said Davit Dolidze.

According to him, from today during first two weeks street inspectors will warn the citizens not to throw garbage in the streets. The inspectors will be clad in special uniforms with cameras attached to them

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