Evansville City Council passes ordinance to crack down on litter


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Evansville City Council passed an ordinance on unsolicited materials in an effort to crack down on litter.

This ordinance includes campaign advertising leaflets and phone books.

These items can still be delivered to homes, but must be left on a porch or between an interior door.

Those who leave them in a driveway or yard will first be warned followed by a $100 fine.

Some homeowners are worried about safety.

“We’ve received several phone calls the past few years about this issue. People are afraid that if there is a bundle of ads left in their yard, people may break into their home like think that they’re on vacation.”

If you do not want these materials delivered to your home, get a “no solicitation” sign from a store and post it on your property.

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(This story was originally published on July 22, 2019)

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