[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Liberty 5-4-1992 by Ord. No. 9-92. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is 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 terms 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, match or any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, 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.
[Added 5-4-1992 by Ord. No. 10-92]
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 or furniture, or on 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.
[Added 5-4-1992 by Ord. No. 11-92]
It is unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on his or her property.
[Added 5-4-1992 by Ord. No. 12-92]
No person will be permitted 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 must keep the sidewalk in front of his or her premises free of litter. All litter sweepings must be collected and properly containerized for disposal.
[Added 5-4-1992 by Ord. No. 13-92]
It is unlawful for any vehicle to be driven, moved, stopped or parked on any public roadway unless such a vehicle is constructed, covered or loaded to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. Any person operating a vehicle from which any materials which constitute litter have fallen or escaped, which could cause an obstruction, damage a vehicle or otherwise endanger travelers or public property, must immediately cause the public property to be cleaned of all such materials and must pay the costs therefor.