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Violation of Florida’s Litter Law Can Land Business Owners in Jail

The owner of a contracting company (Mark Ross Carpeting, Inc.) in Escambia County was recently arrested by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) law enforcement agents for violating the Florida Litter Law.  The owner, Mark Ross, allegedly disposed of 320 cubic yards of waste carpet and debris on wooded property adjacent to his business location.  Improper disposal of discarded waste, in any quantity for commercial purposes, or of waste that is considered hazardous is a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine up to $5,000.

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