Littering or Unlawful Dumping

It is illegal to dispose, allow or permit the disposal of litter or other solid waste at a place that is not an approved solid waste collection center.

Penalty Range:

    *5 lbs or less = Class C Misdemeanor
    *5 lbs to 500 lbs = Class B Misdemeanor
    *500 lbs to 1000 lbs = Class A Misdemeanor
    *above 1000 lbs or in an enclosed barrel or drum = State Jail Felony.

A person may also be found guilty of transporting Solid Waste if the disposal is not at an approved Solid Waste Site.

Littering or Unlawful Dumping:

It is illegal to place trash. litter or solid waste into a private business dumpster with out the permission of the business owner. This carries the same punishment range as illegal dumping. Illegal use of a dumpster is also considered Theft of Service under the Texas Penal Code (31.04) which is a Class B Misdemeanor.