[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township of Washington (now Township of Robbinsville) by Ord. No. 94-6 (§ 3-15 of the 2001 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
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 unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material, or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or 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.
It is 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 litter receptacle.
No person will be permitted to sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street, catch basin or other public place any accumulation of litter from any public or private sidewalk in front of his or her premises free of litter. All litter sweepings must be collected and properly containerized for disposal.
It is unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on his or her property.
It is unlawful for any owner, agent, or contractor in charge of a construction or demolition site to permit the accumulation or litter before, during, or immediately following completion of any construction or demolition project. It is the duty of the owner, agent or contractor in charge of a construction site to furnish containers adequate to accommodate flyable or nonflyable 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.
This chapter shall be effective upon adoption and publication according to law and shall further be filed with the Mercer County Clerk's office.