City of Linwood, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Linwood 6-10-2009 by Ord. No. 10-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 203-1 Toilets required.

In accordance with the National Standard Plumbing Code 311.1 of the State of New Jersey, toilet facilities shall be provided at all construction sites for workers, and such facilities shall be maintained in a sanitary condition. In the event toilet facilities are not available, a portable toilet must be provided by the owner or agent for the property. Construction worker toilet facilities of the non-sewer type shall conform to ANSIZ4.3.

§ 203-2 Permit required; posting.

A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall hereafter place or install a portable toilet within the City of Linwood without first obtaining a permit, at a cost of $50, from the Construction Department. If the permit is for a limited period of use of 72 hours or less, then the permit fee shall be $10. Said applicant shall provide the following information as part of the permit application procedures:
(1) 
Name, address and telephone number of the owner of the property.
(2) 
Owner, owner’s address and telephone number of portable toilets.
(3) 
Proposed location of toilets.
(4) 
Dates during which toilets are to be provided.
(5) 
Emptying and maintenance procedures.
B. 
Such permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the premises.

§ 203-3 Length of use restricted.

A portable toilet shall be allowed only for temporary use. The permit for a portable toilet shall expire as provided therein or with the building permit or within 10 days of receipt of the certificate of occupancy/approval, unless specific relief is granted by the Zoning Officer.

§ 203-4 Permitted uses.

The portable toilet is intended to be used and to be permitted for such purposes as sport events, picnics, parades, public gatherings, construction operations and other similar purposes where other toilet facilities are not available and the need for toilet facilities exists.

§ 203-5 Location.

A. 
All portable toilets are required to comply with the following setbacks:
(1) 
Minimum front or rear setback of 10 feet.
(2) 
Minimum side yard setback of 10 feet.
(3) 
Minimum setback of 20 feet from any public or private cartway.
(4) 
Minimum setback from any commercial food service operation of 200 feet.
B. 
At no time shall the portable toilet be a nuisance to the health and general welfare of the residents of the City of Linwood.

§ 203-6 Design requirements.

Portable toilets shall have watertight, completely closed tanks for storage of wastes, shall be flyproof, shall be adequately vented and shall be provided with cleanable seats.

§ 203-7 Nuisances.

No person shall maintain a septic tank, cesspool, privy or portable toilet which creates a nuisance as a result of overflow, lack of absorption, or faulty design or construction.

§ 203-8 Emptying septic tanks, privies, cesspools or portable toilets.

Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of cleaning or emptying septic tanks, privies, cesspools, or portable toilets shall use, in such instances, a suitable vehicle properly provided with watertight, completely closed tanks or boxes, designed to prevent leakage onto the street or highways within the City and further designed to prevent the escape of offensive odors into the atmosphere.

§ 203-9 Receptacles for human waste.

No person shall maintain, use or permit to be used, any receptacle for human waste, unless such receptacle is so constructed and maintained that flies cannot gain access to the excremental matter contained therein, and unless such wastes shall, at all times, be prevented from flowing over or upon the surface of the ground.

§ 203-10 Disposal of waste matter.

The waste matter from all portable chemical toilets shall be properly disposed of and treated at a sewage treatment facility, and no wastes from a portable chemical toilet shall be otherwise disposed of within the limits of the City of Linwood.

§ 203-11 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to an immediate violation and fine of $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second offense and $500 for the third or subsequent offenses.

§ 203-12 Enforcement.

The provisions of this chapter may be enforced by the Construction Official, Code Enforcement Officer, Zoning Officer or a police officer of the City of Linwood.