The Hague introduces fines for spitting

Spitting and throwing away chewing gum or bits of paper on the street are to be made liable to a fine of €75 in The Hague, reports Friday’s AD newspaper.

The move is part of a major new plan to make the city much cleaner over the next two and a half years. ‘People must learn to follow the rules,’ councillor Rabin Baldewsingh told the paper.
The plan also includes placing more rubbish bins around the city, providing underground rubbish containers to stop birds pecking open sacks and a quicker collection of bulky rubbish.

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