Township of Pennsauken, NJ
Camden County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken 9-14-1988 by Ord. No. 88-37. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 111.
Litter on Township grounds — See Ch. 226, Art. III.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 243.
Solid waste — See Ch. 269.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 296.
Weeds — See Ch. 349.

§ 197-1 Littering prohibited.

A. 
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 a litter receptacle.
B. 
"Litter" means 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 or 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.

§ 197-2 Use of litter receptacles.

A. 
Litter receptacles and their servicing are required at the following public places which exist in the municipality, including 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; buildings held out for use by the public, including schools, government buildings and railroad and bus stations; 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.
B. 
"Litter receptacle" means a container suitable for the depositing of litter.

§ 197-3 Illegal dumping.

It shall be 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.

§ 197-4 Storage of household solid waste.

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.

§ 197-5 Storage of tires.

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 on days designated for the collection of tires.

§ 197-6 Storage of vehicles.

It shall be unlawful for any residential property owner to park or permit the parking of any vehicle on his or her residential lawn.

§ 197-7 Inoperable vehicles.

It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or permit the keeping on streets, vacant lots and residential lawns except in a fully enclosed structure, any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer which:
A. 
Is missing tires, wheels, engine or any essential parts;
B. 
Displays extensive body damage or deterioration;
C. 
Does not display a current, valid state license; or
D. 
Is wrecked, disassembled or partially disassembled.

§ 197-8 Uncovered vehicles.

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 or 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 for the costs therefor.

§ 197-9 Construction sites.

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.

§ 197-10 Open or overflowing waste disposal bins.

It shall be unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on his or her property.

§ 197-11 Commercial establishments and residences.

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.

§ 197-12 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 3-26-1997 by Ord. No. 97-9; 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32]
Any violation of this chapter shall be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each call to respond to any single location or if activities conducted by any person six times or more during any period of six consecutive months shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct violation thereof.