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Litter bugs take note – ARS 12-1603 states that it is possible for you to be accused of criminal littering or polluting in the state of Arizona if without lawful authority you unlawfully:
- Throw, place, drop or permit the dropping of, on public property or property belonging to another person, any litter destructive or injurious material of which you do not immediately remove;
- Release or permit the release of any sewage, oil products or other harmful substances into the water or shorelines within the state; or
- Dump earth, soil, stones, ores or minerals on any land/area.
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