To aid in the state anti litter and recycling campaign, the general assembly requests that the various industry organizations which are active in anti litter and recycling efforts provide active cooperation with the department so that the additional effect may be given to the anti litter and recycling campaign of the state of Rhode Island.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1984, ch. 251, § 2.)

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-16

  • Department: means the department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3
  • Litter: means garbage, trash, waste, rubbish, ashes, cans, bottles, wire, paper, cartons, boxes, automobile parts, furniture, glass, or anything else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature thrown, dropped, discarded, placed, or deposited by a person on public property, on private property not owned by the person, or in or on waters of the state, unless the person has:

    (i) Been directed to do so by a public official as part of a litter collection drive;

    (ii) Discarded, thrown, dropped, placed, or discarded the material in a litter receptacle in a manner that prevented the material from being carried away by the elements; or

    (iii) Been issued a license or permit covering the material pursuant to chapters 18. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3

  • Recycling: means the reuse of recovered resources in manufacturing, agriculture, power production, or other processes. See Rhode Island General Laws 37-15-3