What is considered littering?

Littering is a violation of New Mexico law. Littering is considered the placement of solid waste anywhere but into a proper disposal receptacle.

  • Debris spilling from loads being hauled is littering.
  • Placing garbage anywhere that wildlife such as birds and bears can gain access and spread it around the area is also considered littering.
  • Placing solid waste (trash bags) on top or beside a dumpster is considered littering.

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