Littering fines begin to be enforced in Tbilisi

3 Apr 2017 - 12:19

  • Stencil in a street of Tbilisi. Street inspectors will fine polutors. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge
Agenda.ge, 3 Apr 2017 - 12:19, Tbilisi,Georgia

Street inspectors have begun patrolling Tbilisi from today, tasked with identifying and fineing anyone who liters in the city.

New inspectors will be authorised to fine individuals and legal entities for dropping household rubbish and other types of waste in the street.

Inspectors are employed by the Tbilservice Group, a company responsible for waste management and proper functioning of infrastructure across the Georgian capital.

Tbilservice Group is a company responsible for waste management and proper functioning of infrastructure across the Georgian capital. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Inspectors underwent training before appearing in the streets of Tbilisi this morning, Tbilisi City Hall said.

The City Hall also said that during the first two weeks, inspectors will avoid giving fines. Instead, they will encourage citizens to throw rubbish in garbage bins and will inform them about future sanctions if they continue littering.

After two weeks, any polluters will actually receive a fine.

The fines are as follows:

  • Dropping rubbish up to 2 kg – 80 GEL
  • Throwing rubbish up to 2kg through a window/balcony – 100 GEL
  • Dropping rubbish heavier than 2 kg – 150 GEL
  • Throwing rubbish heavier than 2kg through a window/balcony – 500 GEL
  • Leaving pet excrements in the street – 50 GEL
  • Leaving up to five wheels (excluding bicycle wheels) in the street – 150 GEL
  • Leaving five or more wheels (excluding bicycle wheels) in the street – 500 GEL
  • Dropping dangerous wastes – 400 GEL for an individual, 1,000 GEL for a legal entity

New inspectors will be authorised to fine individuals and legal entities for dropping household rubbish and other types of waste in the street. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

An inspector on the ground will be eligible to complete a littering form and assess a corresponding fine.

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