[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Greenwich as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-15-1985 by Ord. No. 12-1985]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AUTHORIZED PRIVATE RECEPTACLE
- A container of watertight construction with a tight-fitting lid or cover capable of preventing the escape of contents within.
- Garbage, refuse and rubbish and all other waste material which, if thrown or deposited as herein prohibited, tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare.
- An individual, firm, corporation, association, society, partnership and their servants or employees.
- PRIVATE PREMISES
- All property, including but not limited to vacant land or any land, building or other structure designed or used for residential, commercial, business, industrial, institutional or religious purposes.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any and all streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys or other public ways, lakes, rivers, watercourses or fountains and any and all public parks, squares, spaces, grounds and buildings.
- PUBLIC RECEPTACLES
- Any receptacles provided by the Township.
- Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon land or water.
No person shall deposit any litter within the Township except in public receptacles or authorized private receptacles for collection.
Persons placing litter in public receptacles or in authorized private receptacles shall do so in such manner as to prevent litter from being carried or deposited upon any street, sidewalk, public place or private premises.
No person shall upset or tamper with a public or private receptacle designed or used for the deposit of litter or cause its contents to be deposited or strewn in or upon any public place or private premises.
No person, while the operator of or passenger in a vehicle, shall deposit litter upon any public place or private premises.
No person shall operate a vehicle within the Township unless such vehicle is constructed or loaded as to prevent any part of its load from being blown or deposited upon any public place or private premises.
No person shall deposit litter in any park within the Township except in receptacles and in such a manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited upon any part of the park or upon any other public place or private premises. Where receptacles are not provided, all such litter shall be removed from the park by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere in a lawful manner.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a minimum fine of $50 and a maximum fine of $500 or to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such. In addition, each person so convicted shall be responsible for the cleanup of such property or shall be ordered to clean up the property.
[Adopted 2-3-1992 by Ord. No. 1-1992]
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 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 and debris.
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.
A person convicted of violating any of the aforesaid sections shall be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000, 90 days' imprisonment and/or 90 days of community service. For purposes of calculating the fine, the Court may treat each day as a separate and continuing violation.