Chapter 12.40


12.40.010    Vehicles – Escape of Load.

12.40.020    Unlawful to Deposit Material on Right-of-Way.

12.40.030    Identification of Owner – Evidence of Dumping Material.

12.40.040    Violation – Penalty.

12.40.010 Vehicles – Escape of Load.

No vehicle shall be driven or moved on an public highway of Pierce County unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom, except that sand may be dropped for the purpose of securing traction, or water may be sprayed on roadways in the cleaning and maintaining of such roadways by public authority having such jurisdiction. Any person operating a vehicle from which any objects have fallen or escaped shall immediately cause the highway to be cleaned of all such objects. (Ord. 84-123 § 1 (part), 1984; prior Code § 46.15.010)

12.40.020 Unlawful to Deposit Material on Right-of-Way.

It is unlawful for any person to deposit or allow to be deposited any material upon any public right-of-way of Pierce County or upon private or public property adjoining the highway on either side of the right-of-way, except at duly designated dumping places as set out and so marked and authorized by the County Council or otherwise permitted by the owners of adjoining private property or by constituted public authority. Any person violating this Section shall be responsible for the removal of the material within 24 hours of the receipt of written notice from Pierce County. If the materials are not removed within 24 hours, the violator shall be responsible for all costs incurred by Pierce County in removing the materials. (Ord. 84-123 § 1 (part), 1984; prior Code § 46.15.020)

12.40.030 Identification of Owner – Evidence of Dumping Material.

Identification of the owner and location of any material of any nature found upon private or public property adjoining or on any public highway of this County shall be considered as prima facie evidence of its having been illegally deposited upon the public or private property or public highway by the identified owner of the material, as designated in Section 12.40.020. (Ord. 84-123 § 1 (part), 1984; prior Code § 46.15.040)

12.40.040 Violation – Penalty.

Any violation of the provisions of this Chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor. (Ord. 84-123 § 1 (part), 1984; prior Code § 46.15.050)