The Perry County Solid Waste Department, along with the Solid Waste Committee are reaching out to inform you that effective November 1, 2023, in accordance with Missouri Revised Statutes 307.010, all loads brought to the Perry County Transfer Station, and the Perry County Recycling Center must be covered and secured.
Trailers without sides must be completely covered by tarps, truck tailgates must be up, and the disposal items cannot be hanging off the vehicle in any way. Any vehicle without its load completely covered will be assessed a $25 Unsecured Load Fee in addition to the general disposal rate.
Missouri Revised Statute 307.010 states loads which might become dislodged to be secured — failure, penalty. — 1. All motor vehicles, and every trailer and semitrailer operating upon the public highways of this state and carrying goods or material or farm products which may reasonably be expected to become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semitrailer as a result of wind pressure or air pressure and/or by the movement of the vehicle, trailer or semitrailer shall have a protective cover or be sufficiently secured so that no portion of such goods or material can become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semitrailer while being transported or carried.
2. Operation of a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer in violation of this section shall be a class C misdemeanor, and any person convicted thereof shall be punished as provided by law.
In addition to being in compliance with state law, this rule will be enforced to reduce the amount of unsecured debris that breaks loose during transport that litters roadways, ditches and the property of residents.