22.1302 Prohibition of littering.

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(a) A person shall not discard, throw, or place, or caused to be placed, without the permission of this Territory or the Federal Government, any litter of any kind on the right-of-way of any public road, highway, or other public place, or on land or water, owned, operated, or leased by the Territory or the Federal government, or on any communal or private real property owned by another, unless such placement is made in a manner approved by the solid waste official for the purpose of collection by the solid waste agency.

(b) Any person who drops, or permits to be dropped or thrown upon any highway, any destructive or injurious material including that likely to harm a person, animal, or vehicle upon such highway shall immediately remove the same or cause it to be removed.

(c) A person removing a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a highway shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the highway from such vehicle.

In the case of litter discarded from a vehicle on the highway, or in any public place, the driver of the vehicle may be cited for any litter discarded or deposited from such vehicle, if the person who discarded the litter is unknown.

History: 1991, PL 22-16; 2001, PL 27-8.