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Happy Halloween: No Silly String For You, Hollywood

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Bring on the Halloween parties, Hollywood -- just leave the silly string at home.

A temporary ban on Silly String and other similarly nefarious products went into effect Thursday morning, according to CBS. Violators face a fine of up to $1,000 and six months in jail for use, possession, sale or distribution of Silly String in Hollywood from 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 31 through noon Nov. 1. Five hundred cans were confiscated in the first year of the ban alone.

Apparently, confetti is also prohibited in Hollywood by current littering laws.

The ordinance was first introduced by then-City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Councilman Tom LaBonge, following requests from Hollywood Boulevard property owners and complaints from city workers, CBS reports. Police say the ordinance has reduced waste and financial costs of Halloween, which is celebrated by an estimated 100,000 people in the Hollywood area.