MICHIGAN LITTER CONTROL LAW

Section 324.8902

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994

324.8902 Littering property or water prohibited; removal of injurious substances dropped on highway as result of accident.

Sec. 8902.
(1) A person shall not knowingly, without the consent of the public authority having supervision of public property or the owner
of private property, dump, deposit, place, throw, or leave, or cause or permit the dumping, depositing, placing, throwing, or
leaving of, litter on public or private property or water other than property designated and set aside for such purposes.

(2) A person who removes a vehicle that is wrecked or damaged in an accident on a highway, road, or street shall remove all
glass other injurious substances dropped on the highway, road, or street as a result of the accident.

History: 1994, Act 451, Eff. Mar. 30, 1995
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: Littering
Popular Name: NREPA

***************PENALTIES****************

Michigan. Comp. Laws 324.8902 et seq.

Civil Infraction:

Litter amounts less than one cubic foot: fine up to $800.

Litter amounts greater than one cubic foot but less than three cubic feet: fine up to $1,500.

Litter amounts greater than three cubic feet: fine up to $2,500 for first conviction and up to $5,000 for subsequent convictions.
(See 324.8905a).

For litter thrown into the path of a moving vehicle on a highway, misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of up to one year, fine
up to $500, or both (324.8903). In addition to penalties, the court may also require violators to pay for the cost of litter
removal and any property damage (324.8905b).

Littering of material produced at a health facility is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment up to six months, fine up to $1,000,
or both. Litter that involves infectious waste or pathological waste is a felony punishable by imprisonment up to 2 years, fine of
up to $5,000, or both. Subsequent convictions punishable by imprisonment between one and five years and fine up to $10,000 (324.8905).

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