Township of Morris, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Morris 9-12-1979 by Ord. No. 32-79 (Ch. 102A of the 1969 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Junkyards — See Ch. 310.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 385.
Solid waste — See Ch. 427.
Health nuisances — See Ch. 554.
The depositing, spilling, throwing or dumping of any garbage, refuse, junk, grass, leaves, stumps or other discarded materials in or upon any public or private lands within the Township of Morris is hereby declared to be a nuisance, inasmuch as the same may create a vermin harborage or other health menace.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm, association or corporation, whether as principal or agent, to deposit, spill, throw or dump any garbage, refuse, junk, grass, leaves, stumps or other discarded materials in or upon any public or private lands within the Township of Morris unless permission for doing the same has first been obtained from the Board of Health of the Township of Morris.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm, association or corporation, whether as principal or agent, to maintain any public or private property upon which has been dumped any garbage, refuse, junk, debris, grass, leaves, stumps or other discarded materials after being notified to remove the same by the Board of Health of the Township of Morris.
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The above-stated prohibitions shall not be interpreted to forbid the existence of properly maintained composting systems.
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This chapter does not apply to an automobile junkyard licensed and operating in accordance with Chapter 310, Junkyards, Article I, Automobile Junkyards.[1]
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
[Amended 8-14-1985 by Ord. No. 26-85[1]]
Any person, persons, firm, association or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon being found guilty thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $500, in the discretion of the Judge imposing such fine. Each day that a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter continues, it shall be deemed to be a separate offense and subject to the same fines and penalties as set forth herein.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).