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Illegal to Store Junk in Your Car

In Hilton Head, S.C., it is illegal to store trash in your car.

Specifically, that section of the code states that it’s unlawful “to place, leave, dump, or permit to accumulate any garbage, rubbish or trash in any building, vehicle and their surrounding areas in the town so that the same shall or may afford food or harborage for rats.”

A violation is considered a public nuisance and is subject to a fine of up to $500 and/or jail time of up to 30 days.

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