Borough of Collingswood, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Collingswood as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Air pollution — See Ch. 89.
Alcoholic beverages, open containers — See Ch. 93.
Amusements — See Ch. 101.
Brush, grass and weeds — See. Ch. 113.
Canvassing and soliciting — See Ch. 123.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 211.
Parks — See Ch. 217.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 227.
Recycling — See Ch. 233.
Solid waste — See Ch. 261.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 265.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 285.
[Adopted 8-16-1971 by Ord. No. 662 as Ch. 48 of the 1971 Code; amended in its entirety 8-15-1994 by Ord. No. 1058]
No person or persons shall distribute, cast or place or cause to be distributed, cast or placed in or along any of the streets or highways or on any of the sidewalks or footways or in any vestibule or yard or upon any porch or in any store, dwelling house or other building any paper, circular, advertisements, handbill, wastepaper or fruit skin, provided that nothing herein contained shall be held to prohibit the regular distribution of newspapers or circulars by duly licensed persons.
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this article shall, on conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or confinement in the county jail for a period not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof, for each offense.
[Adopted 5-16-1988 by Ord. No. 922]
[Amended 9-7-2004 by Ord. No. 1349]
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place any litter of any nature upon public or private property other that in a litter receptacle, or having done so, to allow such litter to remain.
Any litter thrown or discarded or allowed to fall from a vehicle or boat shall also be deemed to have violated this article.
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any used or unconsumed substance or waste material which has been discarded, whether made of aluminum, glass, plastic, rubber, paper or other natural or synthetic material, or any combination thereof, including but not limited to any bottle, jar or can or any top, cap or detachable tab of any bottle, jar or can, any unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction material, but does not include the waste of the primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
A container suitable for the depositing of litter.
Litter receptacles and their servicing are required at the following public places which exist in the municipality, including sidewalks used by pedestrians in active retail commercially zoned areas, such that, at a minimum, there shall be no single linear quarter-mile without a receptacle; buildings held out for use by the public, including schools, government buildings and parks; construction sites; gasoline service stations; parking lots; and at special events to which the public is invited, including sporting events, parades, carnivals, circuses and festivals. The proprietors of these places or the sponsors of these events shall be responsible for providing and servicing the receptacles such that adequate containerization is available.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discard or dump along any street or road, on or off any right-of-way, any household or commercial solid waste, rubbish, refuse, junk, vehicle or vehicle parts, rubber tires, appliances, furniture or private property, except by written consent of the owner of said property, in any place not specifically designated for the purpose of solid waste storage or disposal.
[Amended 11-3-2008 by Ord. No. 1454; 3-2-2009 by Ord. No. 1459; 12-6-2010 by Ord. No. 1488]
It shall be unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner to store or permit storage of any bulky household waste, including household appliances, furniture and mattresses, in areas zoned residential, except in a fully enclosed structure.
It shall be unlawful for any residential property owner to store or permit the storage of tires in areas zoned residential, except in a fully enclosed structure or on days designated for the collection of tires.
It shall be unlawful for any residential property owner to park or permit the parking of any vehicle on his or her residential lawn.[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. VII, Inoperable vehicles, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 8-15-1994 by Ord. No. 1058. See now Ch. 285, Vehicles, Abandoned.
It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be driven, moved, stopped or parked on any highway unless such vehicle is constructed or loaded to prevent any of its load from dropping, shifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. Any person operating a vehicle from which any glass or objects have fallen or escaped which could cause an obstruction, damage a vehicle or otherwise endanger travelers or public property shall immediately cause the public property to be cleaned of all glass or objects and shall pay the costs therefor.
It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent or contractor in charge of a construction or demolition site to permit the accumulation of litter before, during or after completion of any construction or demolition project. It shall be the duty of the owner, agent or contractor in charge of a construction site to furnish containers adequate to accommodate flyable or nonflyable debris or trash at areas convenient to construction areas and to maintain and empty the receptacles in such a manner and with such a frequency as to prevent spillage of refuse.
It shall be unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on his or her property.
It shall be the duty of the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge of any structure to keep and cause to be kept the sidewalk and curb abutting the building or structure free from obstruction or nuisances of every kind and to keep sidewalks, areaways, backyards, courts and alleys free from litter and other offensive material. No person shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street, catch basin or other public place any accumulation of litter from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Every person who owns or occupies property shall keep the sidewalk in front of his or her premises free of litter. All sweepings shall be collected and properly containerized for disposal.
[Amended 8-15-1994 by Ord. No. 1058]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon trial and conviction, be subject to a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a period of community service for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof. Each day upon which a violation of this article shall continue to exist shall be deemed a separate offense.