Township of Chester, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Chester 7-25-1974. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Nuisances — See Ch. 124.
Recycling — See Ch. 149, Art. 2.
Littering — See Ch. 149, Art. 3.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 188.

§ 181-1 Definitions.

As used and referred to herein, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
Any waste material in the process of, or subject to, decomposition or decay incident to ordinary domestic or business use or purpose, including kitchen refuse and animal or vegetable matter.
OCCUPANT
The owner, agent, tenant, lessee, caretaker or any other person in charge of any premises affected by this chapter, whichever classification, either individually or jointly, may be appropriate and effective for its enforcement.[1]
PERSON
Any natural person or legal entity.
TRASH
All miscellaneous waste materials, such as rags, wood and metal scraps, sawdust, rubber, crockery and any other similar or analogous materials or substances.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: The definition of "paper" which immediately followed this section was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 171, General Provisions, Board of Health, Art. 1).
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 171, General Provisions, Board of Health, Art. 1).

§ 181-2 Storage and accumulation of garbage and trash. [1]

A. 
The occupant of each residential and nonresidential premises in the township where garbage shall accumulate:
(1) 
Shall provide and keep on such premises sufficient and suitable receptacles, equipped with tight-fitting covers and not exceeding 32 gallons in capacity, for receiving and holding such garbage.
(2) 
Shall place such garbage in such receptacles pending collection thereof.
(3) 
Prior to placing such garbage in such receptacles, shall drain the garbage of water and wrap the same securely.
(4) 
Shall, when and if the receptacles are placed at the curb for collection, remove the receptacles from the curb to the premises not later than the following day.
B. 
The occupant of each residential and nonresidential premises in the township where trash shall accumulate:
(1) 
Shall provide and keep on such premises sufficient and suitable receptacles, equipped with tight-fitting covers and not exceeding 32 gallons in capacity, for receiving and holding such trash.
(2) 
Shall place such trash in such receptacles pending collection thereof.
(3) 
Shall, when and if the receptacles are placed at the curb for collection, remove the receptacles from the curb to the premises within the same day of collection.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 171, General Provisions, Board of Health, Art. 1).

§ 181-3 Enforcement.

The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Sanitary Inspector of the township.

§ 181-4 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $500.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 171, General Provisions, Board of Health, Art. 1).
B. 
Every day that a violation of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate offense hereunder.
C. 
Nothing herein contained shall prevent the township from seeking injunctive or other relief to prevent violations of this chapter, and said remedies shall be in addition to, and not in limitation of, the remedies herein provided for violation hereof.