Hidden Cameras Installed in Rutherford County to Catch those who Litter

Oct 26, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

For those who illegally dump waste in areas of Rutherford County where they think no one is looking…

That was Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron who is trying to curb illegal dumping of trash, or at least nab the ones who are discarding their waste on country roadsides.

Since the trail cameras were first installed to catch those illegally littering, at least one camera has been stolen.  

Scroll down to learn more about proposed increased littering fines that could go into place in 2021, if Rutherford County gets approval through the State of Tennessee...




Rutherford County Littering Fine Increase Remains on HOLD

You may recall this past February, the county attempted to raise littering fines to $500 for the first offense and $1,000 on the second offense. But, the increase did not go as planned.

Upon further legal review, Rutherford County officials learned they would have to request a statewide amendment to the Tennessee Code labeled, “Offense of mitigated criminal littering,” which is Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-14-503. Ketron hopes to increase the littering fines by next year. 


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