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  260.212.  Solid waste, criminal disposition of — penalties — conspiracy. — 1.  A person commits the offense of criminal disposition of solid waste if he purposely or knowingly disposes of or causes the disposal of more than five hundred pounds or one hundred cubic feet of commercial or residential solid waste on property in this state other than a solid waste processing facility or solid waste disposal area having a permit as required by section 260.205; provided that, this subsection shall not prohibit the use or require a solid waste permit for the use of solid wastes in normal farming operations or in the processing or manufacturing of other products in a manner that will not create a public nuisance or adversely affect public health and shall not prohibit the disposal of or require a solid waste permit for the disposal by an individual of solid wastes resulting from his or her own residential activities on property owned or lawfully occupied by him or her when such wastes do not thereby create a public nuisance or adversely affect the public health.  Criminal disposition of solid waste is a class E felony.  In addition to other penalties prescribed by law, a person convicted of criminal disposition of solid waste is subject to a fine, and the magnitude of the fine shall reflect the seriousness or potential seriousness of the threat to human health and the environment posed by the violation, but shall not exceed twenty thousand dollars, except that if a court of competent jurisdiction determines that the person responsible for illegal disposal of solid waste under this subsection did so for remuneration as a part of an ongoing commercial activity, the court shall set a fine which reflects the seriousness or potential threat to human health and the environment which at least equals the economic gain obtained by the person, and such fine may exceed the maximum established herein.

  2.  The court shall order any person convicted of illegally disposing of solid waste upon his or her own property for remuneration to clean up such waste and, if he or she fails to clean up the waste or if he or she is unable to clean up the waste, the court may notify the county recorder of the county containing the illegal disposal site.  The notice shall be designed to be recorded on the record.

  3.  The court may order restitution by requiring any person convicted under this section to clean up any commercial or residential solid waste he illegally dumped and the court may require any such person to perform additional community service by cleaning up commercial or residential solid waste illegally dumped by other persons.

  4.  The prosecutor of any county or circuit attorney of any city not within a county may, by information or indictment, institute a prosecution for any violation of the provisions of this section.

  5.  Any person shall be guilty of conspiracy as defined in section 562.014 if he knows or should have known that his or her agent or employee has committed the acts described in sections 260.210 to 260.212 while engaged in the course of employment.


(L. 1990 S.B. 530, A.L. 2007 S.B. 54, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1371)

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