The Jakarta Post
Jakarta Environment Agency has collected Rp 64 million (US$4,800) through fines paid by litterbugs.
“The amount is Rp 64 million with the number of the violators reaching 700,” said agency head Isnawa Adji on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.
Last year, the agency collected Rp 201 million in fines.
He added that people caught littering were fined up to Rp 500,000. The money goes into the local treasury.
According to a 2013 bylaw on waste management, litterbugs can be fined a maximum Rp 100,000, while people who throw garbage into a river can be fined a maximum Rp 500,000.
However, not all litterbugs are fined. Children, for example, may be asked to assist garbage collectors if caught littering. (wnd)