New Braunfels police remind of disposable container ban


A ban on New Braunfels rivers is in effect after a Texas appeals court lifted a three-year hold on two ordinances last year, New Braunfels Police Department reminded Friday.

It took effect again after being struck down in 2014. The controversial disposable containers ban prohibits disposable food and beverage containers, such as cans and plastic containers.

The disposable containers ordinance applies to the Comal River and the portion of the Guadalupe River that falls within the New Braunfels city limits.

A cooler size ordinance also limits each person to taking one cooler on the river that may be 16 quarts or less. Coolers should also be secured to prevent spillage of the contents, which was already the local law.

Those who violate the ordinance will be subject to a fine of up to $500.

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