City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill as Secs. 23-7, 23-12, 23-13, 32-44, 32-45, 32-46, 32-47 and 22-76 of the 1963 City Code (Ch. 173 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Street obstructions — See Ch. 222, Art VIII.

§ 173-1 Dangerous structures in streets prohibited.

No person shall throw, drop, scatter or let fall or cause to be thrown, dropped, scattered or let fall on or in any street or way any bottle, glass, rubbish, sharp or pointed substance of metal, porcelain or earthenware or anything dangerous or destructive in any way to such streets or ways or to persons or vehicles traveling or passing thereon.

§ 173-2 Garbage in public places prohibited.

No person shall cast, throw, drop, place or deposit on any sidewalk, street, way or public place in the City the peel, skin or any part or portion of any fruit or vegetable or any other substance which when stepped on by any person might cause him to slip or fall.

§ 173-3 Posting of provisions required.

The proprietor of every store or other place where fruit, vegetables or such other substances mentioned in the preceding section are sold or kept for sale shall keep suspended therein, or posted thereon in some conspicuous place, a copy of this section and of the preceding section, printed in large type, so that all persons purchasing any fruit or other substance mentioned in such sections may be made aware of the provisions thereof.

§ 173-4 Removal and disposal of waste and rubbish.

[Amended 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
The Superintendent of Highways shall have charge of the care and clearing of streets and ways within the City. The Board of Health, unless provided for by contract, shall have charge of the removal therefrom and disposal of all refuse, and of the collection, removal and disposal of all house dirt, ashes, waste and rubbish, except swill and offal, from estates, making therefor such rules and regulations as it may deem proper and necessary.

§ 173-5 Receptacles placed for collection.

A. 
No person shall place or permit to remain on any street, sidewalk or other public place any box, can, crate, cask, barrel, board, sign or any other thing, except boxes, cans, barrels or other approved receptacles containing house dirt, paper, rubbish or ashes to be removed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Board of Health, or containing swill or offal to be removed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Board of Health, and then only on such day or days of the week as may be appointed for the regular collection by the Board of Health of such house dirt, paper, rubbish or ashes, or such swill or offal, on or in the several streets or sections of the City.
B. 
All house dirt, paper or other loose material or rubbish, ashes, swill or offal deposited in barrels, boxes, cans or other receptacles and placed in or near streets, sidewalks or other public places for collection or removal as hereinbefore provided shall be so packed and placed as to prevent any such house dirt, paper or other loose material or rubbish, ashes, swill or offal from being blown or otherwise deposited upon the streets, sidewalks or other public places or upon the property of others, and all such barrels, boxes, cans or other receptacles shall be promptly removed from the streets, sidewalks or other public places after the collection or removal of their contents has been accomplished.
C. 
Papers of every description shall not be mingled with other materials and shall be offered for collection in separate containers.

§ 173-6 Throwing trash prohibited; distribution of pamphlets.

No person shall throw, place, deposit or cause to be thrown, placed or deposited in or on any street, sidewalk or other public place in the City or in or on any yard, vacant lot or building or part of a building in such manner that it may be blown, carried or otherwise deposited in or on any street, sidewalk or other public place or into or upon the property of others any paper, house dirt, ashes, filth or any kind of refuse or rubbish; nor scatter or distribute or cause to be distributed in any such manner as may result in scattering, any handbills, circulars, pamphlets, advertisements or any other papers.

§ 173-7 Certain substances on streets prohibited.

[Amended 7-10-2007 by Doc. 76]
No person shall without the written permission and under the direction of the Superintendent of Highways, except as otherwise provided in this Code, sprinkle, put or place any earth, dirt, gravel, sand, cinders, ashes, sawdust, salt or mixture of salt or any other substance in or on any street, sidewalk or other public place, or upon the tracks or rails within any street, or wash such tracks or rails or cause them to be washed with brine or pickle.

§ 173-8 Litter from vehicles.

No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any street or highway nor shall any owner of any vehicle knowingly permit such vehicle to be driven or moved on any street or highway unless such vehicle is so constructed or so loaded as to prevent its contents from spilling, dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. Vehicles loaded with any material which may be blown about by wind shall be suitably covered to prevent the contents from being blown upon the streets or highways.

§ 173-9 Sidewalk trash, garbage or refuse removal required in Commercial Central (CC) zoning districts.

[Added 4-22-2008 by Doc. 56 ]
A. 
The tenant or occupant, and, in case there shall be no tenant or occupant, the owner, agent or person having the care or custody of any building or lot abutting on any street, lane, court, square or way within the Commercial Central (CC) zoning districts of the City where there is any footway or sidewalk duly established, shall not permit any trash, garbage or refuse to be maintained on the footway or sidewalk area at any time. Footway and sidewalk areas shall at all times be maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
B. 
No person shall throw or place, or cause to be thrown or placed, in a street or way any trash, garbage or refuse that has accumulated on any footway or sidewalk.
C. 
Whenever any sidewalk or footway is maintained contrary to the provisions of this section, it shall be the duty of the Board of Health to notify or cause to be notified the person responsible therefor, and if the provisions of this section are not complied with within 24 hours from the time of service of the above notice, the person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $50 for each offense and a like fine for each day's continuance of such violation.