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Throwing litter from cars could cost your QR1,000 as penalty

Throwing litter from cars could cost your QR1,000 as penalty

According to Qatar’s public hygiene law No 8 of 1974, anyone caught throwing waste from their cars in public areas will be fined QR1,000. Additionally, the owner of the car would not be able to renew the road permit until he settles the fine.

In a report published in The Peninsula, Ali Nasser Al Hajri, Head of the Public Monitoring Section of Doha Municipality has warned residents about littering in public places in the country.

Some of the violations he stated include:

  • A fine of QR5,000 for dumping waste in public places like roads or beaches.
  • A fine of QR5,000 for urinating in public or private places not meant for the purpose.
  • A fine of QR100 for leaving waste bags in front of houses.

Those failing to pay the fine could face further legal action leading to imprisonment for a month and fines of QR500 to QR10,000 or both.

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