Grays Harbor County Litter Control Ordinance #250 (Title 8, Section 8.12, of the County Code) places upon all persons the responsibility of properly disposing of their own litter. Proper disposal means at a permitted landfill, transfer station or recycling center, or hauling by a licensed hauler.
Section 4 provides that no person shall throw, drop, deposit, discard or dispose of litter upon any property…whether from a vehicle or otherwise.
Section 6 states that it shall be a violation for any person to abandon litter in a residence, vehicle or business.
Section 14 provides that when litter dumped in violation of Ordinance #250 contains sufficient evidence, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that the owner of the litter committed the unlawful act of dumping or was not responsible for proper disposal.
Section 16 makes littering a Class 3 Civil Infraction as provided in RCW 7.80.120 for a person to litter in an amount less than or equal to one cubic foot and a Class 1 Civil Infraction for an amount greater than one cubic foot.
A person found to be in violation of Ordinance #250 shall pay a litter cleanup fee; violators may also be guilty of second-degree criminal trespass.
Report Illegal Dumping
To report illegal dumping, contact Chuck Cunningham with the Grays Harbor County Public Services Department at 360-964-1648 or with the Harbor Dispatch Center at 360-533-8765.
Highway littering violations or unsecured loads -- provide date, location, license number and a description of the offense: Washington State Patrol, 360-533-5707 or 1-800-283-7808