Borough of Alpine, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Alpine as § 6-1 (Ord. No. 139) of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Open burning — See Ch. 88.
Solid waste — See Ch. 188.

§ 145-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
LITTER
Garbage, refuse and rubbish as defined herein, and all other waste material which, if thrown or deposited as herein prohibited, tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any and all streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys, beaches or other public ways, and any and all public parks, squares, spaces, docks, grounds and buildings.
REFUSE
All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes (except body wastes), including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles, and solid market and industrial wastes.
RUBBISH
Nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, including devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.

§ 145-2 Litter in public or private places.

No person shall sweep, throw, deposit or dump litter in or upon any occupied, open or vacant property not owned by such person, or in or upon any street, sidewalk, park or other public or private place, except in public receptacles or in authorized private receptacles for collection. Persons placing litter in public receptacles or in authorized private receptacles shall do so in such a manner as to prevent it from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place, or on private property.

§ 145-3 Litter thrown by persons in vehicles.

No person, while a driver or passenger in a vehicle, shall throw or deposit litter upon any street or other public place within the borough or on private property.

§ 145-4 Truck loads causing litter.

No person shall drive or move any truck or other vehicle within the borough unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any load, contents or litter from being blown or deposited upon any street, alley or other public place; nor shall any person drive or move any vehicle or truck within the borough, the wheels or tires of which carry onto or deposit in any street, alley or other public place, mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter or foreign matter of any kind.

§ 145-5 Transportation from outside borough.

No person shall bring, cart, remove, transport or collect any litter from outside the borough or into the borough for the purpose of dumping or disposing thereof. No truck or other vehicle containing litter which has been transported into the borough shall be parked or allowed to remain standing on any street in the borough or any public property for a period in excess of two hours.

§ 145-6 Handbills.

No person shall cast or place or cause to be cast or placed any advertisement, handbill, circular or paper on any public street, on sidewalks, into any vestibules or yards, on porches of any dwelling house or other buildings, or into any vehicle while on the public highways or on private property within the borough, except that this chapter shall not apply to newspapers and addressed envelopes delivered to subscribers and addressees. Advertisements, handbills, circulars and papers may be distributed in the borough, provided they are securely placed at each dwelling so as not to be blown away by the wind.

§ 145-7 Liability of property owners or contractors.

[Amended by Ord. No. 288; Ord. No. 515]
A. 
Where any construction work is being performed on any property in Alpine and there results from such work, by truck or otherwise, any litter being thrown on the highway or street or other property or any deposit of mud, dirt, sticky substance or any foreign matter, the owner of the property or contractor from which such matter emanates shall be held responsible under the penalty clause of § 1-17 for the condition.
B. 
In addition to the penalties, such owner or contractor shall be liable civilly for the cost of the removal of the litter or other debris; the cost of removal may become a lien against the owner's property on the books of the borough.