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  ( Division 104 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )


  ( Part 13 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 4. Waste and Waste Disposal [117400 - 117590]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 6. Prohibited Waste Disposal [117550 - 117560]
  ( Heading of Article 6 amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 416, Sec. 1. )


For purposes of this article, “solid waste” has the same meaning as that term is defined in Section 40191 of the Public Resources Code.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 416, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2007.)


A person who places, deposits, or dumps, or who causes to be placed, deposited, or dumped, or who causes or allows to overflow, sewage, sludge, cesspool or septic tank effluent, accumulation of human excreta, or solid waste, in or upon a street, alley, public highway, or road in common use or upon a public park or other public property other than property designated or set aside for that purpose by the governing board or body having charge of the property, or upon private property without the owner’s consent, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

This section does not apply to the placing, depositing, or dumping of solid waste upon private property by the owner, or a person authorized by the owner, of the private property, except that the placing, depositing, or dumping of the solid waste shall not create a public health and safety hazard, nuisance, or a fire hazard, as determined by a local enforcement agency, as defined in Section 40130 of the Public Resources Code, local health department, local fire department or fire district, or the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 416, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2007.)


A state fish and game warden, police officer of a city, sheriff, deputy of a sheriff, person described in subdivision (i) of Section 830.7 of the Penal Code, and any other peace officer of the State of California, within their respective jurisdiction, shall enforce this article.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 411, Sec. 2. (AB 483) Effective January 1, 2022.)

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