Litter, graffiti, and unkempt streets… Far more than just unsightly,
these are symptoms of uncaring behavior and can affect a community’s
quality of life. You can make a difference.
HR CLEAN has made the Litter Laws easy for you.
As detailed in the new educational print piece - the Latter Law Fact
Sheet - each of the laws regarding litter, and why the laws are
important are listed. As well as the Broken Window Theory*
and ways you can get involved. Don't be a litter bug -
help keep Hampton Roads clean and put waste in its place!
Click here for the new Litter
Law Fact Sheet - (PDF)
*Broken Window Theory>>
According to the Broken
Window Theory, authored by Dr. George Kelling, a broken window
left unrepaired in a building sends a signal that there is a lack of
concern about the building. A broken window, left untended, leads to
more broken windows.
Similarly, one of
the Rules of Littering formulated by Keep America
Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) states, Litter attracts litter.
Broken windows, unrepaired buildings, and litter are
not just eyesores. They can also lead to crime. When neglect and
apathy take root in a neighborhood and residents see that vandalism is
being ignored, they begin to tolerate other negative activities as
acceptable behaviors. Unsightly neighborhood conditions can lead to
the breakdown of community organization and stability.