- Any used or unconsumed substance or waste material which has been discarded whether made of aluminum, glass, plastic, rubber, paper, or other natural or synthetic material, or any combination thereof including, but not limited to, any bottle, jar, or can, or any top, cap, or detachable tab of any bottle, jar, or can, any unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, plastic, or paper containers or other packaging or construction material but does not include the waste of the primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
- LITTER RECEPTACLE
- A container suitable for the depositing of litter which is so designed to contain litter in the receptacle from the effects of the weather and which is of sufficient size to contain all litter deposited therein between normal periodic servicing.
- PUBLIC PLACE AND PUBLIC BUILDING
- Every public place or building within the Township which is within the jurisdiction and control of the Township and is or may be in general use by all citizens, and in which all have an equal right of passage at will.
- Includes highways, roads, avenues, boulevards, courts, public lanes, alleys, sidewalks, foot paths and all other public highways for vehicular or pedestrian travel.
No person shall throw, drop, discard, or otherwise put or place, or cause to be thrown, put or placed, into, upon or within any street, public place, parking lot or public building, litter of any nature or any substance, matter or thing whatsoever whereby the safe, free or unobstructed use of the same by the public may be in any way impeded or interfered with, or whereby the same may be detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the public. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the deposit of any such material in any public or private receptacles approved by the Township for such purpose. Nothing contained in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit construction, repair or maintenance equipment, materials or machinery from being utilized on such street, public place, parking lot or public building.
Litter receptacles and their servicing are required at the following public places which exist in the Township of Pequannock, including: sidewalks used by pedestrians in active retail commercially zoned areas, such that at a minimum there shall be no single linear quarter-mile without a receptacle; buildings held out for use by the public, including schools, governmental buildings, and railroad and bus stations; parks, drive-in restaurants; all street vendor locations; self-service refreshment areas; construction sites; gasoline service stations islands; shopping centers; parking lots; campgrounds and trailer parks; marinas, boat moorage and fueling stations; boat launching areas; public and private piers operated for public use; beaches and bathing areas; and at special events to which the public is invited, including sporting events, carnivals, circuses, and festivals. The proprietors of these places or the sponsors of these events shall be responsible for providing and serving the receptacles such that adequate containerization is available.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discard or dump along any street or road, on or off any right-of-way, any household or commercial solid waste, rubbish, refuse, junk vehicle or parts thereof, rubber tires, appliances, furniture, or private property, except by written consent of the owner of said property, in any place not specifically designated for the purpose of solid waste storage or disposal.
It shall be unlawful for any residential property owner to store or permit storage of any household waste, including household appliances, furniture, and mattresses, in areas zoned residential, except; in a fully enclosed structure, during days designated for the collection of bulky items, or away from public view such that the storage of such items is in such a manner so as not to constitute a threat to the public health, safety and welfare.
It shall be unlawful for any residential property owner to open store or permit the open storage of tires in areas zoned residential, unless such tire or tires are stored in such a manner that there does not exist the potential for the breeding of mosquitoes.
It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be driven, moved stopped or parked within the Township, on any highway, street, alley or other public place, unless such vehicle is constructed or loaded to prevent any of its contents from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom; nor shall any person drive or move any vehicle or truck within the Township, the wheels or tires of which carry onto or deposit on any street, alley or other public place, mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter or foreign matter of any kind. Any person operating a vehicle from which any glass or objects have fallen or escaped which could cause an obstruction, damage a vehicle, or otherwise endanger travelers or public property, shall immediately cause the public property to be cleaned of all glass or objects and shall pay the costs thereof.
It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent, or contractor in charge of a construction or demolition site to permit the accumulation of litter before, during, or after completion of any construction or demolition project. It shall be the duty of the owner, agent, or contractor in charge of a construction site to furnish containers adequate to accommodate flyable or non-flyable debris or trash at areas convenient to construction areas, and to maintain and empty the receptacles in such a manner and with such a frequency as to prevent spillage of refuse.
It shall be unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner to permit or maintain open or overflowing solid waste containers on his or her property.
It shall be the duty of the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge of any structure to keep and cause to be kept sidewalks, alleyways, backyards, courts and alleys free from litter and other offensive material. No person shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street, catch basin or other public place any accumulation of litter from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. All sweepings shall be collected and properly containerized for disposal.
It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or permit the keeping on streets, vacant lots, residential lawns or on any premises located within the Township except within a fully enclosed structure, any motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer which is;
Wholly unfit without rebuilding or reconditioning for use for highway transportation; or,
Which has been discarded for use as a motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer; or
Which does not display a current valid state license; or
Which is wrecked, disassembled or partially disassembled.
This section shall not apply if it is proven by the owner that the vehicle in question is being actively reconditioned, provided that:
Only one vehicle may be reconditioned outside of an enclosed structure at any given time on property, and;
Vehicle body parts and equipment necessary for the reconditioning of said vehicle are stored in an enclosed structure, and;
The reconditioning is performed in such a manner so as not to create an eyesore or public nuisance, and;
The vehicle is covered at all times when it is not being reconditioned.
No person shall prevent or interfere with any employee of the Department of Public Works or any municipally authorized person in the sweeping or cleaning of any street or in the removal of sweeping ashes, garbage, rubbish, snow, ice or other refuse material.
It shall be unlawful for any firm or corporation to cause the delivery or deposit of any unsolicited newspapers, shoppers, circulars, leaflets, flyers and other like printed matter including any personal property to or upon private premises within the Township of Pequannock except in accordance with the terms hereof. For the purposes of this section "unsolicited" shall mean the printed matter or other personal property referred to that has not been ordered, subscribed or requested by the recipient.
The delivery of any personal property, other than pursuant to the regulations set forth for printed material, on private property is prohibited.
There shall be no intentional delivery whatsoever of any such unsolicited printed matter to premises after the owner or tenant of said premises has notified the publisher or the delivery person to cease further delivery of the same, by certified mail, return receipt requested, at the address so indicated, that such delivery shall cease or be suspended for a stated period of time.