Daily Buzz No. 0273

Las Vegas banning glass bottles on the strip

Glass-bottle ban on Strip results in handful of arrests, cleaner sidewalks

By Conor Shine (contact) Conor Shine
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 2:28 p.m.

Clark County commissioners got a look today at the early results of a decision in September to ban glass bottles and containers from Las Vegas Strip sidewalks.

So far, there have been 13 arrests, seven citations and 58 warnings issued to people consuming beverages from glass containers on sidewalks along Las Vegas Boulevard, Metro Police Capt. Devin Ballard said.

More importantly, he said, there has been a lot less broken glass littering the sidewalks.

The report today comes six months after commissioners voted to ban glass containers from Strip sidewalks to improve safety and clean up the area.

Glass bottles can still be used in Strip casinos, restaurants and bars. But if glass containers are taken onto the sidewalk, they must be in a sealed bag.

Ballard said most people have been cooperative when asked by Metro Police officers to dispose of glass bottles on the Strip. [Read More]

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