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Module 10– Litter Laws . Melissa Boggs . Objectives . Students will state the laws regarding to littering Students will know the laws regarding to abandoning a vehicle or appliance . Littering is: .

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  • Students will state the laws regarding to littering
  • Students will know the laws regarding to abandoning a vehicle or appliance
littering is
Littering is:
  • Litter= any trash thrown, discarded, or dropped by a person onto public property, private property (not owned by them), or onto Ohio’s waterways.
  • Littering is illegal
  • Fines up to $1000 and/or 6 months in jail
  • True or False: it is illegal to litter on property you own.
  • False; you may do what you wish on your own property. It is illegal to litter on property that you don’t own.
littering from a car
Littering from a car
  • Littering is a violation of state law
  • Drivers can be given a ticket for littering
  • Drivers can be held responsible their passengers
  • True or False: Drivers are responsible for littering, even if they are not the ones who litter.
  • True! A driver is responsible for all their passengers. Even if the driver does not litter, but the passenger does, they are responsible for it.
driving with an unsecured l oad
Driving with an Unsecured Load
  • No vehicle should be driven or moved on any highway unless the load is covered to prevent its load from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping
unsecure load
Unsecure Load
  • Sand and other substances may be dropped for the purpose of securing traction
  • Water may be used to clean the roadway
littering and illegal dumping
Littering and Illegal Dumping
  • Leaving trash or discarded items on any public/private land or waterway can result in fines or jail time
  • State law prohibits the placement of trash in someone else’s dumpster without permission from the owner
  • True or False: you do not have trash removal service at your apartment. Can you throw your trash in your neighbors dumpsters?

NO! It is illegal to throw garbage in other’s dumpsters.

polluting state lands and waters
Polluting State Lands and Waters
  • Littering on:
    • state land
    • ditches
    • streams
    • rivers
    • Lakes
    • pondsis prohibited
  • Where may you litter?

A. state land

B. ditches

C. streams

D. rivers

E. None of the above

  • It is ILLEGAL to litter on any property owned by the state of Ohio.
throwing refuse oil or filth into lakes streams or drains
Throwing refuse, oil, or filth into lakes, streams, or drains
  • Dumping coal refuse, petroleum and petroleum products into public waterways is illegal
littering from a boat
Littering from a Boat
  • Littering or failing to retrieve litter that blows from a boat is illegal
abandoning a motor vehicle
Abandoning a Motor Vehicle
  • Leaving a junked motor vehicle on private property without the consent of an owner for more than 72 hours is illegal
  • How long can you leave an abandoned car on private property?
    • 1 day
    • 3 days
    • 1 week
    • 1 month
  • B. 3 Days (72 Hours)
abandoning appliances
Abandoning Appliances
  • State law requires the removal of latches, hinges, or other hardware of any airtight or semi-airtight container left in area that is accessible to children