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It is still about that time of year when motorcyclists take to the streets in and around Grundy County, and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is looking to promote traffic safety by discouraging residents from littering their grass clippings across roadways.

Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley had this to say.

There is a state of Illinois law on the books discouraging people from littering their grass clippings across roadways. The sheriff’s office has not received any recent complaints about violations to Illinois’ Litter Control Act. Briley spoke of the difficulty with having to enforce the law to address issues of this type.

There are ways to improve enforcement of the Litter Control Act. Briley explains:

The Litter Control Act dictates that violators are subject to a minimum fine in the amount of $50. There is no ordinance on the books in Grundy County to address issues of this type, but law enforcement authorities may assess fines in accordance with state law.