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Prevent Litter, Cover Your Load!

Uncovered trucks are one of the primary sources of litter found along our roadways.

California State Vehicle Code, Section 23115, requires loads to be properly covered.

23115. (a) No vehicle transporting garbage, swill, used cans or bottles, waste papers, waste cardboard, ashes, refuse, trash, or rubbish, or any noisome, nauseous, or offensive matter, or anything being transported for disposal or recycling shall be driven or moved upon any highway unless the load is totally covered in a manner that will prevent the load or any part of the load from spilling or falling from the vehicle.

Vehicles arriving at the MRWMD landfill in Marina with loads that are not properly secured are subject to a surcharge of double the disposal fee.

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