Special Rules

Section 265:102

    265:102 Littering; Penalty. –
I. No person shall put or place, or cause to be put or placed, in or upon any way, right-of-way, street, square, lane, alley, public bathing place or the approaches thereto, or into or on the ice over any public water, streams or watercourse or the approaches thereto or land bordering the same or other public place in any city or town any bottles, glass, crockery, cans, scrap metal, junk, paper, garbage, old automobile or parts thereof, or refuse of any nature whatsoever or any noxious thing; provided that nothing herein shall be construed as affecting authorized collections of such articles as garbage or refuse.
I-a. No person shall deposit household garbage, leaves, clippings, prunings or gardening refuse in any highway or department of natural and cultural resources litter receptacle.
II. Any person who drops, or permits to be dropped or thrown upon any highway any destructive or injurious materials shall immediately remove the same or cause it to be removed.
III. Any person removing a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a highway shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the highway from such vehicle.
IV. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a violation if a natural person, or guilty of a misdemeanor if any other person.

Source. 1897, 61:1, 2. PL 92:16, 18. RL 108:16, 18. 1945, 188:1, part 19:22. 1953, 102:1. RSA 249:27. 1959, 50:1; 306:4. 1963, 330:1. RSA 262-A:83. 1971, 195:1. 1973, 90:2; 530:38. 1981, 146:1; 479:46. 1987, 344:5. 1990, 137:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1991. 2017, 156:14, I, eff. July 1, 2017.