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City Launches Anti-Litter Campaign

The City of Zachary recently began a beautification initiative to combat litter. After teaming up with community workmates at Dixon Correctional Institute, hundreds of bags of trash were collected along our main corridors.

Members of the Zachary High Beta Club reached out to Mayor David Amrhein to address this issue and participate in Governor John Bel Edwards’ “Keep Louisiana Beautiful” program. On Saturday, June 25 students did their part in combating local litter by collecting trash along Hwy. 964.

“Knowing that they care about the community and fighting litter is encouraging. I am happy to see these students demonstrating a solid commitment to keeping our city beautiful,” says Mayor Amrhein.

ZHS Beta Club Co-Presidents, Gabreyela Gonzales and Stane Daniels would like to continue their litter campaign initiative by inviting community members to participate on the fourth Saturday of each month in their efforts. If you are interested in joining this coalition, contact the ZHS Beta Club at zhsbeta@gmail.com.

The City encourages citizens to take responsibility and dispose of trash properly.

“Take your food wrappings, drink containers, newspapers, and other litter home with you and dispose of it in your trash or recycling bins,” a Facebook post by the City of Zachary reads. “Do not throw trash out of your window! Keep a litter bag in your car. Litter endangers our environment, our wildlife, and our economy. It pollutes our neighborhoods and decreases property values.”

Additionally, election litter is the unlawful display of political advertising on private residences or city servitude/right of way. As you conduct your campaign for public office, please keep in mind that placing signs within the right-of-way is illegal. Signs must be placed behind the sidewalk, including those with grass strips between the street and sidewalk. On roads with no sidewalks, signs must be placed behind the curb, and as a good measurement, behind the overhead powerline. Immediately upon the conclusion of the election, signs should be promptly removed.

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