You see it all the time on the side of the road or in a parking lot, litter. Who's trash is it? No one will probably know. But are there any legal ramifications for a person who litters? Do cops do anything to people?

Can you get a ticket for littering in New York State? How much would it cost you? Maybe it would be more beneficial for you to pick up the recyclables and return them, that will get you a few dollars.

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So, what happens if someone is caught littering in New York State? Can they go to jail?

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Well, littering in New York State is against the law. So, yes, you could go to jail, but it wouldn't be your first offense and head to jail. According to the laws of New York State, your first offense will get you a fine of $350, and about 10 hours of community service. If it is a second offense then you can expect to pay a $750 fine and also do fifteen hours of community service.

Can you adopt-a-highway and pick up trash, just because, in the State of New York?

Photo Credit: Shane Valcich
Photo Credit: Shane Valcich

Yes, there are programs where you can pay to sponsor a road or highway in New York State, but then you will be required to clean it up two or three times a year. How can you adopt-a-highway, click here for that information.

While we are all about keeping things clean and recycling, here are 12 things that you should never allow yourself to recycle: 

12 Things You Should NEVER Recycle

While many people already know that recycling is good for the environment, they may actually be putting the wrong things in their recycling bins. Here are 12 items that most people think are recycled, but are usually just discarded into the trash at the transfer station.

Here is a great example of using recycled materials in landscaping, and parks:

Greenfield Unveils Playground Made of 100% Recycled Material

The new recreation spot for kids is located at Brookhaven Park & Golf Course on Alpine Road in Greenfield. All of the equipment is made from plastic, textiles, food packaging and fishing nets recovered from the ocean.

12 of the Most Drool-Worthy Adirondack Homes For Sale Right Now!

Many New Yorkers can only dream of owning a log home or family home in the Adirondack Mountains. Prices have skyrocketed over the years putting a lot of these properties just a bit out of the reach of the everyman or every woman.

The houses on this list are no different. But we can dream, can't we?

With autumn just around the corner imagine yourself in the lap of luxury in any these 12 stunning homes in the Adirondacks. All are currently for sale (but could be gone at any moment). Most are on lakes, several are sprawling family estates, there is a renovated "great camp" on the list, the majority are log homes, and others are unique in their own way.

So dream on. Wouldn't you like to spend this fall in one of these gorgeous homes?

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