AUSTIN, TX (AP) - People who see Texas being trashed can be a tattletale online.
The Texas Department of Transportation has a spot on its Web site to report litter seen thrown from a vehicle. TXDOT asks for the offender's Texas license plate number, the make of the vehicle, the time of day, location, date, and details on the tosser and what was discarded.
The agency compares the information to a vehicle registration database.
A litter bag is then sent to the offender, along with a letter reminding him or her to keep trash off roads, as part of the Don't Mess With Texas campaign.
The form advises the person reporting the litter to "feel good about doing something to clean up our beloved Lone Star State. www.dontmesswithtexas.org/report-a-litterer.php