[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Oldmans 7-5-1989 by Ord. No. 89-9 (Ch. 28 of the 1978 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
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 in a litter receptacle.
As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the meanings indicated:
- 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, any unlighted cigarette, cigar or 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 primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
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 in any place not specifically designated for the purpose of solid waste storage or disposal.
It shall be unlawful for any person to 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. The term "litter" shall have the same meaning as set forth in § 114-2 of this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on his or her property.
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 the costs therefor.
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. The term "litter" shall have the same meaning as set forth in § 114-2 of this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any person, business or corporation to store bulky household items on any private property located in any area zoned for residential use, unless such bulky household items are stored in a fully enclosed structure or are set out for collection on days designated for the collection of bulky items by the Township. "Bulky household item" means any large item normally associated with the use in a home and includes but is not limited to appliances, furniture and mattresses.