Here are the basics about littering and the law in Hawaii. Most of you will probably satisfy your thirst for litter knowledge with these links.

If you witness someone in the process of criminal littering, please call 911 and make a report. Be sure to note the description, and location/street address of the illegal activity or the vehicle's license plate number.

  • Criminal littering: What is it? What happens if I get caught?
  • Littering from a vehicle. Are the penalties any different from criminal littering? Click here to find out.
  • Spilling loads on highways. What happens if something flies out of the bed of my truck? Does the law mandate that I secure my load? Click here to learn more.

For someone awfully interested in Hawaii's litter laws, feel free to venture to the linked Hawaii Revised Statutes below. Use your Internet browser's back button to return to this page.

  • For more information on how to volunteer for a stream clean up, storm drain stenciling or Clean-A-Reef, please visit the website for City and County of Honolulu's Clean Water Program and click on "How You Can Help."
  • For more information on the state Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway program, please call 831-6792.
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