Township of Long Beach, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Long Beach 8-2-1974 as § 3-1 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 60.
Storage of building materials  — See Ch. 68.
Solid waste — See Ch. 168.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
LITTER
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 any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn, animal or fowl wastes or garden waste, newspaper, magazine, glass,metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction materials.
[Amended 9-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-20C]
PUBLIC PLACE
All streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys, beaches or other public ways and all public parks, squares, spaces, docks, grounds and buildings.
REFUSE
All putrescible and nonputrescible solid waste (except body wastes), including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles and solid market and industrial waste.
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 on stationary rails or tracks.
[Amended 7-4-1980 by Ord. No. 80-23C; 9-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-20C; 4-21-1995 by Ord. No. 95-11C; 10-7-2005 by Ord. No. 05-25C; 6-5-2017 by Ord. No. 17-19C]
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place litter of any nature upon any public or private property, other than in a litter receptacle. The intentional release of balloons inflated with a gas that is lighter than air into the atmosphere shall be prohibited in the Township.
[Amended 9-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-20C]
A. 
Litter receptacles and their servicing are required at the following public places which exist in the municipality, including:
(1) 
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.
(2) 
Buildings held out for use by the public, including schools, government buildings and parks.
(3) 
Drive-in restaurants.
(4) 
Self-service refreshment areas.
(5) 
Construction sites.
(6) 
Gasoline service station islands.
(7) 
Shopping centers.
(8) 
Parking lots.
(9) 
Campgrounds and trailer parks.
(10) 
Marinas, boat moorage and fueling stations.
(11) 
Boat launching areas.
(12) 
Public and private piers operated for public use.
(13) 
Beaches and bathing areas.
(14) 
Special events to which the public is invited, including sporting events, parades, carnivals, circuses and festivals.
B. 
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.
[Added 4-21-1995 by Ord. No. 95-11C]
A. 
The owner of the real property upon which improvements, alterations, or remodeling are being made shall prevent any litter, rubbish, construction waste materials from littering the construction site or surrounding areas. The owner of the real property shall:
(1) 
Provide sufficient private receptacles for the deposit of litter, rubbish and construction materials in such a manner as to prevent the litter, rubbish and construction waste materials from being scattered, carried or deposited by the elements upon the construction site, other private property, public property or waterways.
(2) 
Maintain and have the receptacles emptied in such a manner and with such frequency so as to prevent spillage of refuse. All contained debris shall not be permitted to exceed the level of the container or of the sidewalls of the container.
(3) 
The owner of the property shall be solely responsible to ensure the removal of all construction debris from the property by private contract and shall not be commingled or placed for pickup by the township sanitation contractor.
B. 
Litter receptacle means a container suitable for the depositing of litter.
[Amended 9-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-20C]
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.
[Added 4-21-1995 by Ord. No. 95-11C]
A. 
All construction sites shall have a debris container which shall be constructed with four (4) sides made up of a solid-type construction and shall not exceed four (4) feet in height, sixteen (16) feet in length and eight (8) feet in width.
B. 
Work shall not commence on any construction site, residential or commercial until a debris container as hereinbefore described has been provided on the construction site.
C. 
Any property upon which construction, alteration, addition or renovation is taking place without a dumpster shall be issued a stop-work order immediately and shall not be permitted to restart any work until a dumpster or debris container as hereinbefore described is placed on the construction site.
No person while a driver or passenger in a vehicle shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any public or private property.
No person shall bring, cart, remove, transport or collect any litter from outside the township and bring it into the township for the purpose of dumping or disposing thereof. No truck or other vehicle containing litter which has been transported into the township shall be parked or allowed to remain standing on any street in the township or on any public property for a period in excess of two (2) hours.
Advertisements, handbills, circulars and papers may be distributed in the township only if they are so securely placed at each dwelling that they will not be blown away by the wind; otherwise no person shall place any advertisement, handbill, circular or paper on or in any public street, sidewalk, building or vehicle within the township.
[Added 9-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-20C]
It shall be unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on his or her property.
[Added 6-5-2017 by Ord. No. 17-19C[1]]
It shall be unlawful to intentionally release balloons of any type, inflated by helium or any lighter-than-air gas or gases, as these materials may pose a danger and nuisance to the environment, particularly to wildlife and marine animals.
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Editor’s Note: This ordinance also redesignated former § 115-11 as § 115-12.
[Added 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C]
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable as provided by N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.3.