[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Willingboro 3-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-4. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CONTAINER UNIT
- A unit, container, dumpster or similar structure, similar to those originally designed for the transport of goods or materials via truck, boat or air and used to store items, regardless of size. This definition may include but is not limited to cargo units, airplane cargo units, portable temporary storage units, dumpsters, semitrailer and truck body units, and rail carriage units.
[Amended 3-1-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-3]
No container shall be located on any portion of the front yard of any residential property other than the paved portion of the property's driveway. A commercial property's container(s) shall be located in its parking lot. In addition the following pertains to the placement of containers.
No container shall be located in such a manner that obstructs the vision of pedestrians or traffic or prohibits the parking of vehicles in parking lots.
The container shall be placed a minimum of five feet from the nearest publicly owned right-of-way.
No container shall be placed upon any public right-of-way area, such as a grass strip, sidewalk, or in any street or roadway.
No food or flammable or combustible materials or products may be stored in the containers.
Containers shall be limited to a maximum size of eight feet in height by eight feet in width by 16 feet in length. Dumpsters shall be limited to a maximum of a thirty-yard container.
[Amended 3-1-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-3]
The maximum time that a container may be located at a residential property is 60 days. An additional 30 days may be requested in writing for no more than one additional thirty-day time period. No container or dumpster may be located upon a property more than 60 days in a twelve-month period. In the case of a fire, water damage restoration rehabilitation or a substantial rehabilitation of a property, the maximum amount of time will be six months, provided that the container will be a fully enclosed dumpster (roll off container with a lid or rubberized cover).
[Amended 3-5-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1; 11-6-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-14]
A permit fee is hereby established as follows: for each sixty-day period, a written application must be made to the Department of Inspections by the owner, occupant, agent, firm or corporation and the permit fee paid prior to any container being stored at a property. The permit fee shall be as provided in § 150-7, payable to the Department of Inspections. Prior to the end of the original 60 days, the owner, occupant, agent, firm or corporation must make written application to the Department of Inspections for renewal, and the additional renewal fee as provided in § 150-7 must be paid. The permit shall be posted conspicuously on the property so it is easily viewable and visible from the street.
The Department of Inspections shall enforce the provisions of this chapter. A written notice of violation shall be served upon the owner, occupant, agent, firm or corporation. The notice of violation may be posted upon the property. The owner, occupant, agent, firm or corporation shall comply with the provisions of this chapter within five days.
[Amended 3-5-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
Failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter after notification by the Department of Inspections will result in the issuance of a summons for each section of this chapter that is in violation. Each day that the container is in violation will constitute a separate violation. The penalty for violating any section of this chapter shall be one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $2,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.