Township of Little Falls, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the governing body of the Township of Little Falls 12-18-1995 by Ord. No. 753 as Sec. 4-9 of the 1995 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. I.
Licensing — See Ch. 122.
Trees — See Ch. 261.

§ 105-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPER
A person or entity whose business involves the placing, planting, arranging, trimming, cutting, removing of trees or maintenance of lawns, trees, bushes, shrubs, gardens and related appurtenances on land or property for the purpose of improving or maintaining the same.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which a person or property is or may be transported upon a highway.

§ 105-2 Application for license.

An application for a license to operate or conduct business as a landscaper in the Township shall be made in writing to the Township Clerk and signed by the applicant. The application shall set forth:
A. 
Name, address and telephone number of the applicant.
B. 
The character and type of substance (e.g., grass clippings, brush, twigs, leaves) that the applicant will be dumping in his operation.
C. 
The location where the debris is to be taken and the name and telephone number of the company/organization to receive the debris.

§ 105-3 Identification of vehicles; removal of debris from work site; license fee; expiration of license.

[Amended by Ord. No. 806; 2-24-2003 by Ord. No. 902; 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 952]
Every landscaper operating within the Township shall be required to comply with the following:
A. 
The name of the landscaping company shall be clearly indicated on both sides of any vehicles used in the operation, shall be no less than three inches in height, and shall include the name, address and telephone number.
B. 
Commercial landscapers shall remove from their work sites in the Township all debris resulting from their work, including but not limited to grass clippings, hedge trimmings, yard rakings and tree trunks and branches. Grass clippings and raked leaves, separate and not commingled and prepared as directed by the Public Works and Recycling Departments, may be delivered to the designated municipal recycling site.
C. 
An annual license fee as set forth in Chapter 71, Fees, shall be paid to the Township by each commercial landscaper.
[Amended 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 1060]
D. 
Tags identifying that vehicles have been properly licensed must be displayed on each vehicle. Proof of licensing and completed tipping forms must be presented with each request to deposit recyclables at the designated municipal site.
E. 
Commercial landscaper licenses shall be nontransferable and shall expire annually on December 31.

§ 105-4 Violations and penalties.

Any person or persons who shall violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I.