It all began in 1990, when one of us bought a home in Queens, and the cleaning up of advertising fliers and bags of coupons started immediately. Many calls and letters later, not much had changed. Distributors might put you on their do-not-deliver sheet, but street-level carriers had no incentive to read it. Annoyance became a sore point, as distributors made promises that were ignored by the carriers. Distributors began to recognize the caller's voice—not a good sign.
The tide turnsIn 2006 NY State Senator Frank Padavan, always responsive to the people he represents, took action by introducing the first Lawn Litter Bill. Unfortunately it was defeated. A team effort by Senator Padavan and NY Assemblyman Mark Weprin finally suceeded in passing NYS Law Chapter 585 of 2009.
A group of old friendsWe talk regularly, have lots in common, and own homes here in the city. We care deeply about how our neighborhoods look and feel, and dislike cleaning up litter dropped at our doors... ...and we believe dumping reams of paper on someone else's property is just plain wrong. In early 2007 (without knowing if the law would pass), we began working on the StopLawnLitter project. As a result of our Representative's relentless efforts, you can now choose for yourself and have your decision respected. StopLawnLitter.org is here to make the process easier.
Thanks for your interestWe encourage you to register your home and reclaim a right of home ownership that was stolen from us all. Our city will be cleaner, our front steps and yards safer, and there will be tons less paper to recycle. Best regards, The StopLawnLitter.org Team