Is It Against The Law To Throw Trash In Someone Else’s Dumpster in Texas?
Sure enough, someone has DUMPED a bunch of stuff in my dumpster before. No biggie, I mean I figured trash is trash and if you want to use it go ahead and dump some stuff. But, what if you are not COOL with it? Or what if you have been using someone's else dumpster without permission? The question comes up, Is it illegal to dump your trash is someone else's dumpster?
• IT IS ILLEGAL TO USE SOMEONE'S DUMPSTER WITHOUT PERMISSION!
Well, it looks like using someone else's dumpster without their permission is illegal in Texas. According to Texas Penal VCode 31.04
Note that using someone else's dumpster without his permission carries the same penalties as illegally dumping the same amount of solid waste. Using someone else's dumpster without permission can also be prosecuted under Texas Penal Code 31.04.
• ILLEGAL DUMPING IS THE SAME AS USING SOMEONE DUMPSTER WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION!
There are many forms of ILEGAL DUMPING...like when you throw out a COUCH on the side of a road. Well, using someone's dumpster without their permission can be considered the same.
ILLEGAL DUMPING IS A TERM!
The State of Texas defines 'Illegal Dumping" as...
"Illegal dumping" is putting trash, garbage, waste, anything discarded where it doesn't belong, whether or not the person dumping owns the property. Putting trash in a dumpster that is not yours is also illegal.
• WHAT ARE THE FINES IN TEXAS FOR DUMPING ILLEGALLY?
CLASS C MISDEMEANOR: Fine up to $500 for dumping 5 pounds or less or a volume of 5 gallons or less. CLASS B MISDEMEANOR: Fine up to $2,000 and/or up to 180 days in jail for dumping more than 5 pounds but less than 500 pounds or a volume of more than 5 gallons but less than 100 cubic feet.
Look, people have to pay monthly fees to have DUMPSTERS and BINS and it's theirs to use because they pay the fees on them. Therefore, you need to get people's permission to use their dumpsters and Trash Bins. How do you feel about people using your TRASH can or dumpsters to put their trash in them?
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