Township of Holland, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Holland 8-16-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-10. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 89.
Maintenance of property — See Ch. 109.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 148.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 170.
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place litter of any nature outdoors upon any public or private property other than in a litter receptacle or at a spot where the litter is to be picked up for recycling or for disposal as permitted by the County Solid Waste Management Plan.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
INOPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE
A vehicle, including any automobile, bus, truck, van, motorcycle, trailer or boat, which cannot be lawfully driven or used upon the public streets for reasons, including, but not limited to, being unlicensed, unregistered, and/or does not display a current, valid state license, or is wrecked, abandoned, in a state of disrepair, which displays extensive body damage or deterioration, or missing tires, wheels, engine or any essential parts, or incapable of being moved under its own power for motor vehicles or, in the case of a boat, if incapable of being used as a means of transportation on water and/or if not currently registered in accordance with New Jersey law.
[Added 3-3-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-04]
LITTER
Any used or unconsumed substance or waste material which is man-made and 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 any flaming or glowing material, or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction material, unused, inoperable, discarded, or worn-out tires and auto parts; unused, inoperable, worn-out or discarded appliances or other household items; but not including the waste of primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
[Amended 7-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-14; 3-3-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-04]
LITTER RECEPTACLE
A container suitable for the depositing of litter.
UNLICENSED
Not currently licensed to be driven or moved on the public highways by the proper licensing authority or not bearing current registration plates or tags lawfully issued by such authority for the motor vehicles involved.
[Added 3-3-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-04]
Litter receptacles and their servicing are required at the following public places which exist in the Township: buildings held out for use by the public, including schools, and government buildings; parks; drive-in restaurants; all street vendor locations; self-service refreshment areas; construction sites: gasoline service station islands; shopping centers; parking lots: campgrounds and trailer parks; marinas, boat moorage and fueling stations; boat launching areas; public and private piers operated for public use; beaches and bathing areas; 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 public 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 or 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.
It shall be unlawful for any residential 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 or during days designated for the collection of bulky items.
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 during days designated for the collection of tires.
[Amended 3-3-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-04]
No person shall leave or maintain on streets, driveways, vacant lots and residential lawns, except in a fully enclosed structure, any inoperable or unlicensed motor vehicle for more than 30 consecutive days.
It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be driven, moved, stopped or parked on any highway unless such a vehicle is constructed or loaded to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. Any person operating a vehicle from which any glass of 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 any overflowing outdoor waste disposal bin on his or her property.
[Amended 7-16-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-14; 3-3-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-04]
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 sidewalks; front yards, inclusive of front porches which are visible from the sidewalk or, in the absence of a sidewalk, the nearest edge of the roadway; backyards; side yards; courts and alleys free from litter. 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.
[Added 12-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-12]
Persons placing litter in litter receptacles shall do so in such a manner as to prevent litter from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any streets, sidewalks or other public places.
[Added 12-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-12]
It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to tamper with or to take or remove any of the contents from any litter receptacle containing garbage, refuse, rubbish, junk or other waste materials or materials collected for recycling purposes.
[Amended 9-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-9; 3-3-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-04]
See Chapter 1, entitled "General Provisions"; Article II, entitled "Violations and Penalties"; §1-15, entitled "General penalty."
[Added 3-3-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-04]
If the owner of lands in the Township is deemed to be in violation of this chapter, the Zoning Officer is hereby authorized to arrange for the removal of the litter, inoperable or unlicensed vehicle, within 30 days' written notice to the landowner sent to the address in question, via regular and certified mail, of the proposed removal, and shall certify the cost thereof to the Township Committee. If the Township Committee shall find the cost to be correct, by adopting a resolution approving said cost, the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such lands and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.