[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of South Harrison 12-11-1991 by Ord. No. 0-6-91. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, 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 any 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.
It is 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.
It is 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.
It is unlawful for any vehicle to be driven, moved, stopped or parked, on any public roadway unless such a vehicle is constructed, covered or loaded to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. Any person operating a vehicle from which any materials which constitute litter have fallen or escaped, which could cause an obstruction, damage a vehicle, or otherwise endanger travelers or public property, must immediately cause the public property to be cleaned of all such materials and must pay the costs therefor.
It is unlawful for any owner, agent, or contractor in charge of a construction or demolition site to permit the accumulation of litter before, during, or immediately following completion of any construction or demolition project. It is 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 or 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 is 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 of litter.
It is unlawful for any person to place, to cause to be placed, or to hire another person to place any advertisement, handbill or unsolicited material of any kind in or on any street, sidewalk, building or vehicle within the community in such a manner that it may be removed by natural forces.
[Amended 8-9-2006 by Ord. No. 0-06-08]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in § 1-14 of this Code.