[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodstown 8-8-60 as Ord. No. 179; amended in its entirety 5-23-88 by Ord. No. 396. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodstown, in the County of Salem and State of New Jersey:
Except as provided in Chapter 74, it shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place litter of any nature upon any public or private property, other than in a proper waste or litter receptacle.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- 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 lighted or 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 materials, but does not include the waste of primary processes, such as farming or manufacturing, where such wastes are regulated by any federal or state agency and properly disposed in accordance with such federal and state regulations.
Litter receptacles and their servicing are required at the following public places which exist in the municipality, 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, government buildings and railroad and bus stations; parks; drive-in restaurants; all street vendor locations; self-service refreshment areas; construction sites; gasoline service station islands; shopping centers; parking lots; boat launching areas; public and private piers and parks operated for public use; beaches and bathing areas; and at special events to which the public is invited, including sporting events, parades, carnivals, circuses and festivals. The proprietors of these places or the sponsors of these events shall be responsible for providing and servicing the receptacles, such that adequate containerization is available. Proprietors and sponsors shall further be responsible for separation of recyclable materials and appropriate disposal of same.
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 vehicle parts, rubber tires, appliances, furniture or private property in any place not specifically designated for the purpose of solid waste storage, recycling or disposal.
It shall be unlawful for any nonresident of the Borough of Woodstown to transport into the Borough of Woodstown, for the purpose of disposal, any of the aforedescribed solid waste. No person shall agree to receive or accept any such waste from a nonresident; however, this shall not preclude charitable or cooperative efforts to collect recyclable materials as regulated in Chapter 74.
It shall be unlawful for any person to store or permit storage of any bulky household or commercial waste, including household appliances, furniture and mattresses, in any area except in a fully enclosed structure or during days designated for the collection of bulky items. This chapter shall not preclude the municipal governing body from accumulating said items in a designated location for removal or recycling.
It shall be unlawful for any property owner or occupant to store or permit the storage of tires in any area except in a fully enclosed structure or on days designated for the collection of tires. This section shall not preclude the municipality from collecting or storing tires for the purpose of recycling or ultimate disposal.
In addition to those restrictions set forth in Chapter 88, it shall be unlawful for any persons to keep or permit the keeping on streets, vacant lots and residential lawns any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer which is missing tires, wheels, engine or any essential body parts; which displays extensive body damage or deterioration; which does not display a current, valid state license and inspection certificate; or which is wrecked, disassembled or partially disassembled. To the extent that such vehicles do not constitute a violation of any other code, statute or regulation, any of the aforesaid vehicles, trailers or semitrailers may be maintained or stored within a fully enclosed structure.
It shall be unlawful for any vehicle or trailer to be operated or parked on any road unless such vehicle or trailer is constructed or loaded to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. Any person operating such a vehicle or trailer from which any substance or objects have fallen or escaped, which could cause an obstruction, damage or otherwise endanger travelers, shall immediately cause all affected property to be cleaned and cleared of any such substance or objects and shall pay the cost therefor, if any.
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. If shall be the duty of the owner, agent or contractor in charge of a construction site to furnish containers adequate to accommodate litter, 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 overflow.
It shall be unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner, operator or tenant in possession to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on or about his or her property.
[Amended 2-23-10 by Ord. No. 2010-8]
It shall be the duty of the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge of any structure or premises to keep and cause to be kept the sidewalk and curb abutting the building or premises free from obstructions or nuisances of every kind and keep sidewalks, areaways, 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 or private sidewalk or driveway. Any person who owns or occupies property shall keep the sidewalk in front of his or her premises free of litter. All sweepings shall be collected and properly containerized for disposal; however, no portion of this chapter shall be interpreted to preclude individuals from piling leaves along the front of their premises for collection and disposal by appropriate municipal employees.
It shall be the duty of the property owner to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk abutting the building or premises. Removal shall be completed no later than 24 hours after precipitation has ceased.
Any person, firm, association or corporation violating any section of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.