Township of Readington, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Readington 6-15-1954. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 152.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 176.
Solid waste — See Ch. 200.
Sanitation — See Ch. 265.

§ 257-1 Dumping or accumulation of waste materials prohibited.

No person or persons, firm or corporation shall deposit, maintain or permit to be deposited or maintained or to accumulate in or upon any public or private street or thoroughfare, or place in or upon any privately owned property, any sewage, garbage, offal, excrement; any dead animals or part thereof; any decaying or putrescible matter, fruit, vegetables, fish, meat or bones; any oyster or clam shells; or any foul, putrid or decaying liquid or substance.

§ 257-2 Storage of garbage, swill and offal.

All garbage, swill or offal which may accumulate in the Township of Readington or which may be stored, kept or retained therein without violating this chapter shall be kept in watertight metal receptacles provided with tightly fitting covers, except that barrels may be used for vegetable trimmings if removed daily. Said metal receptacles shall be kept clean, and no water shall be allowed to enter therein except for the purpose of cleaning.

§ 257-3 Leakage from vehicles or containers prohibited.

No person or persons, firm or corporation shall allow any garbage, swill or offal or excrement or any other offensive or decomposed solid or fluid matter or substance to leak or escape from any truck, cart or wagon or container in which the same may be conveyed or carried.

§ 257-4 Restrictions on transportation and depositing of materials from outside township.

No person or persons, firm or corporation shall carry or convey through the streets or roads of the Township of Readington or deposit in any place in the Township of Readington any sewage, garbage, swill, offal, excrement or dead animals; any decaying or putrescible matter, fruit, vegetables, fish, meat or bones; any oyster or clam shells; or any other foul, putrid or decaying liquid or substance collected or picked up in any other municipality within or without the State of New Jersey except manure or other fertilizer to be used in ordinary farming or gardening operations.

§ 257-5 License required to collect; application; fee; term; vehicle requirements.

[Amended 1-17-1955]
No person or persons, firm or corporation shall collect or convey through the streets or roads of the Township of Readington any garbage, swill, offal or dead animals without first obtaining a license so to do from the Board of Health of the Township of Readington. All vehicles used in the removal of garbage, swill, offal or dead animals shall be of motor-driven type, and no such vehicles shall be drawn by any horse or animal. All such vehicles shall be equipped with permanent covering attached to the truck, which will completely cover any garbage, swill, offal or dead animals. All applications for licenses to collect, convey or remove any garbage, swill, offal or dead animals shall be made in writing to said Board of Health and shall state the number and kind of vehicles to be used in such collection or removal, the disposition to be made of the materials collected or removed and the frequency of such removal. The fee for such license shall be the sum of $100 per year, payable before the license is issued. The license period shall extend for one year from the date of its issuance.

§ 257-6 License required to deposit; application; fee; term.

No person or persons, firm or corporation shall deposit in any place in the Township of Readington any garbage, swill, offal or dead animals collected within said Township of Readington without first obtaining a license so to do from the Board of Health of said Township of Readington. All applications for licenses to deposit any garbage, swill, offal or dead animals on any property within said Township of Readington shall be made in writing to said Board of Health and shall state the place where it is proposed to deposit such matter, the size of the tract of land upon which it is proposed to make such deposits, the name or names of the owners of such land, the volume and frequency of such deposits and what disposition will be made of such matter after it has been deposited. No license shall be issued for any depositing or place of depositing which would be hazardous to the health of the inhabitants of this township. The fee for such license shall be the sum of $25 per year, payable before the license is issued. The license period shall extend for one year from the date of its issuance.

§ 257-7 Matters excluded from provisions.

Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to prohibit the use of outdoor toilets, cesspools or septic tanks built, maintained and located in accordance with existing laws, nor to prohibit the deposit, accumulation and transportation or spreading of manure in ordinary farming operations.

§ 257-8 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person or persons, firm or corporation who shall fail to comply with or violate any of the provisions of this chapter, whether such person shall be acting as principal or agent or employee of a natural person or as agent, employee or officer of a corporation, shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $500.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 246, General Provisions, Board of Health, Art.I).