[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:32. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 238, Littering, adopted 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 86:72 (§ 3-3 of the 1986 Code), as amended.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Putrescible animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
- 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, newspapers, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction material.
- LITTER RECEPTACLE
- A container suitable for the depositing of litter.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- All streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys, beaches or other public ways, and all public parks, squares, spaces, docks, grounds and buildings.
- All putrescible and nonputrescible solid waste (except body wastes), including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles and solid market and industrial waste.
- Nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
- Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, including devices used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks.
No person shall sweep, throw, deposit or dump litter in or on any property, whether occupied, open or vacant and whether owned by that person, or in a public place or pond, lake or stream or other body of water within the Township, except in public litter receptacles or in authorized private litter receptacles for collection, or, having done so, to allow such litter to remain.
Persons placing litter in public litter receptacles or in authorized private litter receptacles shall do so in a manner which prevents the litter from being carried or deposited by the elements upon a public place or upon private property.
No person, including merchants owning or occupying a place of business, shall sweep into or deposit in a gutter, road, right-of-way or other public place within the Township the accumulation of litter from a building or lot or from a public or private sidewalk or driveway. Persons owning or occupying property shall keep the sidewalk in front of their premises free of litter.
Whenever any litter is thrown or discarded or allowed to fall from a vehicle or boat in violation of this chapter, the operator or owner, or both, of the motor vehicle or boat shall also be deemed to have violated this chapter.
No person shall bring, cart, remove, transport or collect any litter from outside the Township and bring it into the Township for the purpose of dumping or disposing thereof. No truck or other vehicle containing litter which has been transported into the Township shall be parked or allowed to remain standing on any street in the Township or on any public property for a period in excess of two hours.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department.