Village of Fonda, NY
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fonda 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 2-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 112.
Solid waste — See Ch. 138.
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Prohibition Against Littering Law."
This chapter is enacted for the purpose of providing for the peace and order of the Village of Fonda and the preservation of the health and safety of the inhabitants thereof.
A. 
This chapter prohibits people from throwing, scattering, spilling, placing, or causing to be blown, scattered, spilled, thrown, or placed, litter:
(1) 
On state public property;
(2) 
On state public land;
(3) 
On private property belonging to another; or
(4) 
In waterways.
B. 
This prohibition extends to public highways and parks, beaches, campgrounds, forest land, recreational areas, mobile home parks, highways, roads, streets, and alleys. "Public land" is a state park or forest, municipal park, or any other publicly owned land open to the public for active or passive recreation.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LITTER
Any discarded, used, or unconsumed substance or waste material, including:
A. 
Bottles, cans, jars, and their detachable tops;
B. 
Unlit cigarettes, cigars, and matches;
C. 
Any flaming or glowing material; or
D. 
Any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings, lawn or garden waste, newspapers, magazines, or glass, metal, plastic or paper containers, or other packaging or construction material.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Littering does not occur if a person is authorized to dispose of waste on property the state or a municipality has designated for such use, or if someone properly deposits waste in a receptacle.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
By law, litter thrown, blown, scattered, or spilled from a motor vehicle is prima facie evidence that the operator littered.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Any person convicted of a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a maximum fine of $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).