[Adopted 10-11-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-43]
The purpose of this article is to establish a yard waste collection and disposal program in the Township of Hillsborough, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this article clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
- The placement of yard waste in a trash can, bucket, bag or other vessel, such as to prevent the yard waste from spilling or blowing out into the street and coming into contact with stormwater.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
- Any street, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, viaduct, drive or other way which is an existing state, county or municipal roadway and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, parking areas and other areas within the street lines.
- YARD WASTE
- Leaves and grass clippings.
Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing yard waste that is not containerized at the curb or along the street is only allowed during the seven days prior to a scheduled and announced collection and shall not be placed closer than 10 feet from any storm drain inlet. Placement of such yard waste at the curb or along the street at any other time or in any other manner is a violation of this article. If such placement of yard waste occurs, the party responsible for placement of the yard waste must remove the yard waste from the street or said party shall be deemed in violation of this article.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Health Officer of the Township of Hillsborough. The Police Department will enforce and forward to the Health Department during normal business hours.
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this article shall be subject to, after being duly notified, imprisonment in the Somerset County Jail or in any place provided by the Township of the detention of prisoners, for any term not exceeding 90 days; or by a fine not exceeding $1,250; or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
Each section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase of this article is declared to be independent section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase, and the finding or holding of any such portion of this article to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause or reason shall not affect any other portion of this article.
This article shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and any publication as may be required by law.