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New Orleans Offering $100 To People Who Take Trash To The Dump

January 31, 1987

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ City officials hope to reduce the litter on city streets by offering $100 to every 500th person who takes his own trash to the city dump.

″Cash for Trash,″ beginning Feb. 9, is aimed at sprucing up the city for for events such as the 1987 collegiate basketball championships, the visit of John Paul II in September and the Republican national convention next year, said Sanitation Director Pat Koloski.

Police began cracking down on illegal dumping several weeks ago, citing two dozen people on the misdemeanor charge, which can bring up to five months in jail and a $300 fine.

The money for ″Cash for Trash″ is coming from Browning-Ferris Industries, which owns the dump and charges cars and pickup trucks pay $5 per load.

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