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It is illegal to dump garbage, plastics, debris, or filthy or smelly objects or substances into Arizona waters or shorelines. Many forms of litter can kill birds, fish, and other aquatic wildlife.

  • You must store trash in a container while on board and place it in a proper receptacle after returning to shore.
  • If boating on federally controlled waters and your vessel is 26 feet or longer, you must display a Garbage Disposal Placard in a prominent location. The Garbage Disposal Placard is a durable sign that is at least 4 x 9 inches and notifies passengers and crew about discharge restrictions.
MARPOL trash placard

Garbage Disposal Placard