[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.]
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.
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.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- 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.
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.
By law, litter thrown, blown, scattered, or spilled from a motor vehicle is prima facie evidence that the operator littered.