Township of Toms River, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Dover (now Toms River) 7-15-1974 by Ord. No. 5-74 as Ch. 78 of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Disposal of sewage effluent and wastes — See Ch. 417, Art. II.
Solid wastes — See Ch. 442.
Depositing rubbish on streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 450, Art. II.

§ 524-1 Unlawful dumping or disposal; establishing, permitting or maintaining other dumps. [1]

[Amended 5-24-1977 by Ord. No. 1660]
A. 
From and after the effective date of this chapter, it shall be unlawful to dump or dispose of or accumulate any refuse, rubbish, garbage, ashes, offal, decaying or vegetable substance or other spoiled matter, debris and other waste materials in any section or sections, area or areas of this Township other than in the area above-designated or in areas hereafter designated as public municipal dumping areas for the residents of this Township, and such dumping or disposing or accumulation of any refuse, rubbish, garbage, ashes, offal, decaying or vegetable substance or other spoiled matter, debris and other waste materials, other than in the area above-designated or in areas hereafter designated as public dumping areas, is hereby prohibited.
B. 
No person, corporation or agent or servant thereof shall hereafter establish, maintain or permit any other dump or area for the dumping or disposal or accumulation of refuse, rubbish, garbage, ashes, offal, decaying or vegetable substance or other spoiled matter, debris or other waste materials of any nature or dump or dispose of or accumulate any refuse, rubbish, garbage, ashes, offal, decaying or vegetable substance or other spoiled matter, debris or other waste materials in any sections or areas in this Township, other than in the area above-designated, or in areas hereafter designated as public municipal dumping areas for the residents of this Township, except that no motor vehicle with a weight registered with the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles in excess of 5,000 pounds and such motor vehicles as are owned, leased and/or operated by the Township of Toms River shall be admitted to the areas designated under § 78-1[2] of this chapter for purposes of disposal of the waste materials of any nature whatsoever.
[2]
Editor's Note: Said § 78-1, Designation of dumping areas, which was previously included in this chapter, was repealed 9-9-1980 by Ord. No. 1959.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 78-1, Designation of dumping areas, as amended, which previously preceded this section, was repealed 9-9-1980 by Ord. No. 1959.

§ 524-2 Undesignated areas.

The use and maintenance of any area or areas for dumping or disposing of or accumulating refuse, rubbish, garbage, ashes, offal, decaying or other vegetable substance or other spoiled matter, debris or other waste materials, other than as designated and permitted above, is hereby deemed and declared a detriment to the public health, a nuisance and unlawful.

§ 524-3 Violations and penalties. [1]

[Added 9-27-1988 by Ord. No. 2611-88; amended 8-14-1991 by Ord. No. 2850-91]
A. 
Any person convicted of violations of any of the provisions of Chapter 524 shall suffer a mandatory penalty of $1,000 for each such violation.
B. 
In addition to the penalty set forth in Subsection A of this section, any person convicted of violations of any of the provisions of Chapter 524 shall receive a mandatory sentence of a minimum of 30 days of community service cleaning public lands and roadways for a first violation; and a mandatory sentence of a minimum of 60 days of community service cleaning public lands and roadways for any subsequent violation.
C. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsections A and B of this section, the Toms River Township Law Department is authorized to take all necessary legal action, including the filing of a lawsuit, against any person convicted of violations of any provisions of Chapter 524 to recoup any costs incurred by the Township of Toms River as a result of said violation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 78-4, Violations and penalties, previously included herein, was repealed 9-9-1980 by Ord. No. 1959.