Town of Clinton, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Clinton 11-5-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dumpsters — See Ch. 280.
Nuisances — See Ch. 390.
Solid waste — See Ch. 447.
Beach regulations — See Ch. 545.
For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply:
LITTER
Any discarded, used or unconsumed substance or waste material, 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 which has not been deposited in a litter receptacle.
LITTER RECEPTACLE
A receptacle suitable for the depositing of litter.
No person shall throw, scatter, spill or place or cause to be blown, scattered, spilled, thrown or placed or otherwise dispose of any litter upon any public property in the Town or upon private property in this Town not owned by him or in the waters of this Town, whether from a vehicle or otherwise, including but not limited to any public highway, public park, building, beach, campground, forest land, recreational area, trailer park, highway, road, street or alley, except:
A. 
When such property is designated by the State of Connecticut or the Town for the disposal of garbage and refuse and such person is authorized to use such property for such purpose; or
B. 
Into a litter receptacle in such a manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried away or deposited by the elements upon any part of said private or public property or waters.
Any person who violates any provision of § 358-2 of this chapter shall be fined not more than $100 for each offense. In addition thereto, in the discretion of the court, such person may be directed to pick up and remove from any public place or any private property, with prior permission of the legal owner, upon which it is established by competent evidence that such person has deposited litter, any or all litter deposited thereon by anyone prior to the date of execution of sentence. When any such material or substances are thrown, blown, scattered or spilled from a vehicle, the operator thereof shall be deemed prima facie to have committed such offense.