Township of Pennsauken, NJ
Camden County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Adopted 7-25-2007 by Ord. No. 07-27]
A. 
No bulk storage container, storage container, storage device, "pod," or similar container shall be placed or maintained by any private party in or on any Township property, street or right-of-way.
B. 
No bulk storage container, storage container, storage device, "pod," or similar container shall be placed or maintained on any private property unless it complies with one or more of the following provisions:
(1) 
Such containers may be placed or maintained on a driveway or other suitably paved area for purposes of packing or unpacking goods and materials of the owner or occupant of the property in preparation for or subsequent to moving into or out of the property for a period of not more than 21 consecutive days.
(2) 
Such containers may be placed or maintained on a driveway or other suitably paved area for purposes of storing the goods and materials of the owner or occupant of the property when necessary during renovation or rehabilitation of the structure located on the premises in which the goods or materials would otherwise be located during the period of renovation or rehabilitation and up to 10 days prior to commencement and 10 days subsequent to completion of the work but in no event more than a total of four months.
No trash dumpster, roll-off container, or similar container for trash or debris of any type may be placed or maintained by any private party in or on any Township property, street or right-of-way except in compliance with the provisions of this article. Furthermore, no trash dumpster, roll-off container, or similar container for trash or debris of any type may be placed or maintained on any private property within the Township except in compliance with the provisions of this article or in a manner and location as set forth on a duly approved site plan.
A. 
Prior to the placement of any dumpster, roll-off container, or similar container in or on any Township property, street or right-of-way, or on any private property (not covered by a duly approved site plan) the owner or user of such container shall apply for and receive a permit from Township pursuant to the provisions and standards set forth herein.
B. 
Application for the permit shall be made to the office of the Building Department or such on a form provided by the Township. The application shall require, among other things, the full name, address, and other contact information for both the owner of the container and the owner of the property with which the use of the container is associated. The application shall be accomplished by a permit fee of $25.
[Amended 3-26-2008 by Ord. No. 08-11]
C. 
Any container to be placed on a street or right-of-way shall be placed on the street in a legal parking space as approved or designed by the Township and shall be equipped with appropriate reflectors or other safety markings so that the container will not constitute a hazard to traffic. The specific number, location, and nature of the markings shall be determined by the Township police in the exercise of their discretion and shall be noted on the permit as a condition of its issuance.
D. 
Any permit issued for placement of a container on a street, right-of-way or other public property shall be valid for a period of five days, and sticker or notice shall be prominently displayed on the street side of the container indicating the commencement and expiration date of the permit.
E. 
Any container placed on private property shall be placed on a suitable base to assure stability. If, in the opinion of the Township Police, the location is sufficiently near to a public vehicular or pedestrian path, the permit may require suitable safety markings as set forth in Subsection C above.
F. 
Any permit issued for placement of a container on private property shall be valid for a period of 10 days, and sticker or notice shall be prominently displayed on the street side of the container indicating the commencement and expiration date of the permit.
G. 
Upon a showing of continued need for the container (such as during the course of major construction projects), permits may be renewed up to three times for periods of up to five days upon application for renewal and payment of an additional fee of $15.
The owner of the container and the owner of the property associated with its use shall be jointly responsible for compliance with the provisions of this article. Copies of the penalty provisions of this article shall be appended to the permit and shall be mailed with a copy of the permit to the owner of the container, the property owner, and any other interested party.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the Township of Pennsauken, or such other court having jurisdiction, be liable to a fine not exceeding $2,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or community service for a term not exceeding 90 days, or all of the above. Each day that a violation occurs shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation, subject to the penalty provisions of this article.