[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Tredyffrin as Ch. VIII, Art. 1, § 103, of the 1979 General Laws of the Municipality of Tredyffrin. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Tredyffrin Township Anti-Littering Ordinance."
No person, firm, corporation or association shall throw or drop or cause to be thrown or dropped or allow the following described litter to escape from his, her, their or its premises upon any street or other public place or upon the land of another: any garbage, bottles, wastepaper, cans, wood cartons, ashes, metal or metal sweepings, wire, glass, handbills, cardboard, boxes of any kind, nails, discarded or soiled personal property, trash or rubbish of any kind; nor interfere with, scatter or disturb the contents of any receptacle containing garbage, ashes, household wastes or rubbish which has been placed upon any sidewalk or elsewhere for the collection of the contents thereof.
No person shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the township the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Persons owning or occupying property shall keep the sidewalk in front of their premises free from litter. Persons owning or occupying places of business within the township shall keep the sidewalk in front of their business free from litter.
[Amended 10-19-1998 by Ord. No. HR-278; 10-2-2000 by Ord. No. HR-290]
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a summary violation and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the township in the enforcement of this chapter. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. In default of the payment of any fine, the defendant shall be sentenced to imprisonment to the extent allowed by law for the punishment of summary offenses. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the township are hereby authorized to seek any other available relief at law or equity, including injunction, to enforce compliance with this chapter.