Article XV: Littering & Unauthorized Dumping
It shall be unlawful for anyone to dispose of solid waste in an open dump.
It shall be unlawful to leave solid waste at a recycling and convenience center or landfill unless there is a county employee present who consents and/or supervises the leaving of the solid waste at said site.
It shall be unlawful for any person to litter at Recycling and
Convenience Centers. Littering shall include dumping solid waste in a
solid waste container and causing said container to overflow. It shall
be unlawful for any person to dump solid waste at a landfill except in
areas designated by the Manager of the Solid Waste Department.
incurred by Wayne County in the collection and removal of litter at a
Recycling and Convenience Center or landfill, or in the collection and
proper disposition of unauthorized dumping at a landfill shall be
recoverable from the person who littered or dumped in violation of this
Ordinance and from the person who generated said litter or unauthorized
It shall be unlawful for any person to place garbage on the ground for the purpose of feeding livestock.
If any solid waste disposed of in violation of this Ordinance can be
identified as having last belonged to, been in the possession of, sent
to or received by or to have been the property of any person prior to
being disposed of, such identification shall be presumed to be prime
facie evidence that such person disposed of or caused to be disposed of
such solid waste in violation of this Ordinance.
Penalties and fines shall be assessed for any offense that is in
violation of North Carolina law or county ordinance. The fine for a
first offense of illegal dumping is $100.