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The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships places limitations on the discharge of garbage from vessels. It is illegal to dump garbage and plastics into federally controlled waters. Utah state law also prohibits discarding any litter in the water.

  • You must store trash in a container on board, and place it in a proper receptacle after returning to shore.
  • On federal waters, you must display, in a prominent location, a durable placard (sign) at least 4 x 9 inches on any vessel 26 feet or longer. It must notify passengers and crew about discharge restrictions.
MARPOL trash placard