[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Lebanon 5-29-1981 by L.L. No. 3-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Solid waste — See Ch. 170.
This chapter shall be known as the "Littering Law of the Town of New Lebanon."
It is hereby declared the policy of the Town of New Lebanon, County of Columbia, State of New York, to preserve and maintain the clean and wholesome character of its community and to preserve and maintain the health and welfare of its residents within the Town of New Lebanon, and establish regulations restricting the disposal of litter within the Town of New Lebanon.
The provisions of this chapter must be construed according to the fair import of their terms to promote and effect the objectives of this chapter. Unless otherwise expressly stated, or where different meanings are expressly specified in this chapter, all words, terms and phrases used in this chapter shall have common, everyday, ordinary meaning.
The following terms have the following meanings:
- Any and all discarded materials including ashes, garbage, paper, empty containers, rubbish, refuse and other debris of nondescript nature.
- A human being, and, where appropriate, a public or private corporation, an unincorporated association, or partnership.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- A place to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access, and includes, but is not limited to shopping centers, parking lots, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusements, parks, playgrounds, parking areas, hallways, lobbies and other places open or used by the general public.
No person shall litter, sweep, throw or cast, or direct, suffer or permit any servant, agent or employee, or any other person under his control, to litter.
No one, being the owner, driver, person in control or passenger of any motor vehicle, shall throw or cause to be thrown from said vehicle, while moving or standing still, any litter in or upon any public place.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a violation and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.