What the hell is wrong with people? Part 28
HazMat teams pick up urine jars along roads
The roads, it would seem, teem with motorists who lack the time or inclination to pull over at a rest stop and empty their bulging bladders.
Instead, they urinate into a bottle, or jar or whatever else comes to hand, and heave the container out the window for some California Department of Transportation worker to pick up.
But urine is considered medical waste, so Caltrans is hesitant to touch it.
Sometimes, the agency calls in a hazardous materials team. That costs between $400 and $8,000 a trip; the cost varies with the location and amount of urine to be cleaned up. The average cost is $2,500, state officials said, although they could not provide the total annual cost.
In California, there is a $1,000 fine for littering. Maybe CalTrans can note where they find up to "300 in a single run." and tell the CHP. I think paying that fine will stop this pretty quick.
Most folks caught littering get busted due to cigarette butts or fast food containers and would get sympathy for paying a grand. But no one is going to say "Dude, all you did was throw a bottle full of piss out your car window, that's totally bogus that they fined you!"