Township of Cranbury, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury 3-28-2005 by Ord. No. 03-05-06.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Littering in parks — See Ch. 108.
Recycling — See Ch. 120.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 100, Littering, adopted 4-25-1988 by Ord. No. 88-10.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Large items of solid waste which because of their size or weight require handling other than normally used for municipal waste. Bulky waste includes, but is not limited to, such items as tree trunks, vehicle parts, auto bodies, tires, demolition or construction materials, appliances, furniture and drums.
Commercial premises shall include, but are not limited to: automobile service stations; stores for retail sales; liquor stores; taverns and inns; restaurants, including, but not limited to, drive-in restaurants, snack bars, hot dog, hamburger and ice cream stands, vending machines and street vendor locations; professional activities, including, but not limited to, medical, dental, legal, architectural and accounting; personal services, including, but not limited to, real estate, insurance, barber shops, hairdressers and repair shops of all kinds; shopping centers; amusements, including, but not limited to, movies, skating rinks and bowling alleys, whether part of a shopping area or not; beaches and bathing areas; boat launching areas; public and private piers operated for public use; marinas, boat moorages and their fueling stations; campgrounds; railroad and bus stations; and construction sites.
Any portable device in which a solid waste is stored, transported, treated, disposed of or otherwise handled.
Any vehicle that is missing any essential part such as tires, wheels, a transmission, a windshield or an engine, or is wrecked, disassembled or partially disassembled.
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 extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
A container suitable for the depositing of litter.
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of the state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
Garbage, refuse and other discarded materials resulting from industrial, commercial and agricultural operations, and from domestic and community activities, and shall include all other waste materials, including liquids, except for source-separated recyclable materials or source-separated food waste collected by livestock producers approved by the State Department of Agriculture to collect, prepare and feed such wastes to livestock on their own farms.
Littering prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place litter of any nature on any public or private property, other than in a litter receptacle, or, having done so, to allow such litter to remain.
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 section.
Litter receptacles.
Litter receptacles and their servicing are required at the following public places in the Township:
Buildings held out for use by the public, including but not limited to schools, government buildings and commercial premises;
Parking lots; and
Special events to which the public is invited, including but not limited to sporting events, parades, carnivals, circuses and festivals.
The owners of said places and the sponsors of said special events shall be responsible for providing and servicing the litter receptacles and ensuring that adequate containerization is available.
Removal of litter from public places. Owners of the public places and sponsors of the special events identified in Subsection B(1)(a) through (d) above shall also be responsible for removing litter from the sidewalks, walkways, pedestrian areas and parking areas in or on said public places every day said public places are open for business.
Removal of litter from sidewalks. Owners of any property in the Township shall be responsible for removing litter from the sidewalks fronting and bordering upon said property.
Streets, roads, rights-of-way and Township property. No person shall discard, dump, place upon, deposit, leave or abandon solid waste or bulky waste on or along any of the following places unless in a container designated for the purpose of storage or disposal of same:
Public street, road or right-of-way; or
Township property.
Residential property. No person shall discard, dump, deposit, place upon, leave or abandon any of the following on residential property:
Domestic solid waste except in containers for the collection of same; or
Domestic bulky waste except in a fully enclosed structure or container, or on days designated for the collection of such items (if any).
Residential property. No person shall park or permit the parking of any vehicle in the front yard of any residential property unless in a driveway or structure. In addition, any vehicle that is inoperable shall not be parked or kept in a driveway for more than 72 hours unless it is beneath a cover.
Parking and storage of inoperable vehicles on streets, roads and rights-of-way. No person shall park or permit the parking, or keep or permit the keeping, of an inoperable vehicle in or on any Township street, road or right-of-way or in any vacant lot.
Littering. For any violation of § 100-2, the violator shall be subject to such fines and penalties as are set forth in N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.3, as same may hereafter be amended from time to time.
Other violations. For any other violation of this chapter, the violator shall be subject to such fines and other penalties as are provided for in § 1-15 of this Code, entitled "General penalty; continuing violations," except that the minimum fine for any such violation shall be $100.