[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cornwall 8-14-1970 by L.L. No. 2-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Consists of all articles and waste materials commonly described as garbage, refuse, rubbish and wastepaper.
- PRIVATE RECEPTACLE
- A metal, wooden, plastic or other storage container covered so as to prevent litter from being scattered therefrom by animals, the wind or other natural causes.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Constitutes all highways, sidewalks, waterways, including ditches, and all public parks, grounds and buildings.
No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any public place within the town.
No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any private place within the town, other than within a private receptacle, except under such circumstances that such litter cannot be propelled by the wind or other natural cause onto or within any public place.
No person while a driver or passenger in a vehicle shall throw or deposit litter upon any highway or other public place; nor shall any person drive or move any truck or other vehicle upon any highway within the town unless such vehicle is so constructed and loaded as to prevent any of the contents thereof from being blown or deposited upon any highway or other public place.
Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be an offense against such chapter.
For every violation of any provision of this chapter, the person violating the same shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both.
[Amended 7-8-1985 by L.L. No. 2-1985; 9-25-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
The Town Board may also maintain an action or proceeding to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of this chapter.