[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Aberdeen 3-8-1993 by Ord. No. 408-93 (Ch. 88 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Aberdeen Litter Control Law."
As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following words or phrases shall have the following meanings:
- All rubbish, waste matter, yard waste, refuse, garbage, trash,
debris, dead animals or other discarded materials of every kind and
description.[Amended 10-27-2003 by Ord. No. 639-03]
- PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY
- The right-of-way of any road or highway; any body of water or watercourse or the shores or beaches thereof; any park, parking facility, playground, public service company property or transmission line right-of-way, building, refuge or conservation or recreation area, any residential or farm properties, timberlands or forest.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to dump, deposit, throw or leave or to cause or permit the dumping, depositing, placing, throwing or leaving of litter on any public or private property within the limits of the City of Aberdeen, unless:
Such property is designated by the City or by any of its agencies or political subdivisions for the disposal of such litter, and such person is authorized by the proper public authority to use such property.
Such litter is placed into a litter receptacle or container installed on such property.
Such person is the owner or tenant in lawful possession of such property or has first obtained consent of the owner or tenant in lawful possession or unless the act is done under the personal direction of said owner or tenant, all in a manner consistent with the public welfare.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to throw, dump or deposit any trash, junk or other refuse upon any highway or to perform any act which constitutes a violation of the State of Maryland Vehicle Law or the Criminal Law Article, § 10-110, Annotated Code of Maryland, relative to putting trash, glass and other prohibited substances on highways.
[Amended 4-24-2006 by Ord. No. 697-06]
Any person violating the provisions of § 344-3 of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a municipal infraction and subject to the following civil penalties: