Town of Lewiston, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Lewiston Town Board 10-21-1966 (Ch. 18 of the 1965 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LITTER
All articles and waste materials commonly described as garbage, refuse, rubbish and wastepaper.
PRIVATE RECEPTACLE
A metal, wooden or other storage container covered so as to prevent litter from being scattered therefrom by animals, the wind or other natural causes.
PUBLIC PLACE
All highways, sidewalks, waterways, including ditches, and all public parks, grounds and buildings.
No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any public place within the Town.
No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any private place within the Town, other than within a private receptacle, except under such circumstances that such litter cannot be propelled by the wind or other natural cause onto or within any public place.
[Amended 4-8-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
A. 
No person, while a driver or passenger in a vehicle, shall throw or deposit litter upon any highway or other public place.
B. 
A municipality, or any individual, firm or corporation acting on its behalf, or any other individual, firm or corporation shall not cause or permit any solid waste, garbage, refuse, rubbish or wastepaper to be transported on any vehicle unless such solid waste, garbage, refuse, rubbish or wastepaper has a cover, tarpaulin or other device which completely closes in the opening on the vehicle while such vehicle is being operated, so as to prevent the falling of any such substances from the vehicle, whether such vehicle is full or empty. If the load is so arranged so that no loose substance can fall from or blow out of the vehicle, then a covering is not necessary.
[Amended 4-8-1996 by L.L. No. 1-1996]
A. 
Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is hereby declared to be an offense against such chapter.
B. 
For every violation of §§ 216-2, 216-3 or 216-4A of this chapter, the person violating the same shall be subject to a fine of not more than $200 or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both.
C. 
For every violation of § 216-4B of this chapter, the person, firm or corporation violating the same shall be subject to a fine of not less than $250 and not more than $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both.