(a)    No person shall, regardless of intent, throw, drop, discard, place or deposit litter or cause litter to be thrown, dropped, discarded, placed or deposited on any public property, on private property not owned by him, or in or on waters of the State, unless the person has:
      (1)    Been directed to do so by a public official as part of a litter collection drive;
      (2)    Thrown, dropped, discarded, placed or deposited the litter in a litter receptacle in a manner that prevents its being carried away by the elements; or
      (3)    Been issued a permit or license covering the litter pursuant to Ohio R.C. Chapter 3734 or Chapter 6111.
   (b)    As used in this section, "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.
   (c)    No person shall cause or allow trash, garbage, waste, rubbish, refuse or any other noxious or offensive materials or substances to be collected or remain in any well, cistern or in any place to the damage or harm of others or of the public, or obstruct, impede divert, corrupt or render unwholesome or impure, any natural watercourse.
   (d)    Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree. In addition to the penalty provided above, whoever violates this section may be required by the court to remove litter from any public or private property.
(Ord. 98-83. Passed 9-12-83.)