The Handbook of Texas Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the Texas Parks and Wildlife - Web Version
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It is illegal to dump refuse, garbage, or plastics into any federally controlled or state waters. Many forms of litter can kill birds, fish, and marine mammals.
You must store trash in a container while on board and place it in a proper receptacle after returning to shore.
If on federally controlled waters and your vessel is 26 feet or longer, you must display a Garbage Disposal Placard, at least 4 x 9 inches, that states discharge restrictions.