Township of North Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of North Brunswick 4-17-1950. Section 411-7 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 366, General Provisions, Board of Health. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 184.
Recycling — See Ch. 258.

§ 411-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
PERSON or PERSONS
Includes natural person or persons, partnerships, firms and corporations.

§ 411-2 Certain deposits prohibited without permit.

No animal or vegetable substance or garbage or refuse or dirt gathered in cleaning sewers, or waste from mills or factories or any materials which are offensive to health or tend to decay, to become putrid or to render the atmosphere impure or unwholesome, or which shall be liable to become a nuisance or a breeding place for mosquitoes, insects or vermin of any kind or which shall create a fire hazard, shall be deposited upon or used to fill up or raise the surface or level of any lot, grounds, street, road or alley in this township unless pursuant to a special permit from the Board of Health.

§ 411-3 Persons prohibited from making certain deposits without permit.

No owner, agent, lessor, lessee, tenant or occupant of any lot, grounds, street, road or alley in this township shall permit the depositing thereon of any animal or vegetable substance or garbage or refuse or dirt gathered in cleaning sewers, or waste from mills or factories or any materials which are offensive to health or tend to decay, to become putrid or to render the atmosphere impure or unwholesome, or which shall be liable to become a nuisance or a breeding place for mosquitoes, insects or vermin of any kind, or which shall create a fire hazard, unless pursuant to a special permit of the Board of Health.

§ 411-4 Issuance of permit; revocation.

No permit shall be granted to any person or persons unless it shall appear to the satisfaction of the majority of the members of said Board, after an inspection of the premises to be used by the applicant and a consideration of the application and the facts therein presented, that the depositing of garbage or refuse or any of the above-named substances, or the permitting of the deposit of garbage or refuse or any of the above-named substances, will not constitute a nuisance or in any way endanger the health of the residents of this township. If it shall appear to the majority of the members of said Board at any time during the depositing of garbage or refuse or any of the above-named substances, or the permitting of the deposit of garbage or refuse or any of the above-named substances, under a permit issued under the provisions of this chapter, that the same then constitutes a nuisance or in any way endangers the health of the residents of this township, or if the said licensee in any way violates the provisions of this chapter, the said Board may revoke the said permit.

§ 411-5 Prima facie evidence of permission.

The presence of garbage or refuse or any of the above-named substances upon the lands of any person, which garbage, refuse or any of the above-named substances did not result from the use and occupation of said resident's premises, in the absence of a special permit by such person, shall be a prima facie evidence of permission to deposit said substances.

§ 411-6 Deposits in municipal dump.

No person shall deposit refuse or waste material of any kind upon the municipal dump without obtaining a permit from the Board of Health. Said permit may limit the type of refuse or waste material and may regulate the method of dumping upon the municipal dumping grounds.

§ 411-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $500 in the discretion of the Judge. The continuation of such violation on each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuance of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.

§ 411-8 Duration of special permit.

The said permit referred to in this chapter shall be valid for one year from the date of its issuance, and a renewal thereof must be applied for and secured before the expiration date of such permit. Temporary permits, however, may be issued by the Board for a lesser period of time.