1976 South Carolina Code of Laws
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Title 48 - Environmental Protection and Conservation
TRANSPORTATION OF LITTER
SECTION 48-53-10. Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
(1) "Litter" means all waste material including, but not limited to, bottles, glass, crockery, cans, paper, plastic, rubber, garbage, offal, waste building material at construction sites, disposable packages, or containers thrown or deposited as prohibited by the provisions of this chapter but not including the wastes of the primary processes of mining, logging, sawmilling, farming, or manufacturing.
(2) "Vehicle" means every device capable of being moved upon a public highway and in, upon, or by which any persons or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, excepting devices moved by human or animal power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
SECTION 48-53-20. Litter to be covered to prevent it from escaping from vehicle during transportation.
No vehicle which transports litter may be driven or moved on any highway unless the litter is secured by means of a covering which is fastened securely so as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping from the vehicle.
SECTION 48-53-30. Penalties.
A person violating the provisions of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars for each offense.