[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Boonton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-21-2005 by Ord. No. 3-2005]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 170, Littering, adopted 12-17-1990 as Sec. 4-1 of the 1990 Code.
This article shall establish requirements to control littering in the Town of Boonton to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this article clearly demonstrates a different meaning:
- 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, but does not include the waste of the primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
- LITTER RECEPTACLE
- A container suitable for the depositing of litter.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place any litter of any nature upon 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 article, the operator or owner, or both, of the motor vehicle or boat shall also be deemed to have violated this article.
The owners or occupants of stores, places of business, or other places bordering upon the highways, shall keep the sidewalks and gutters in front of their premises respectively in a clean and orderly condition.
This article shall be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer and/or the Boonton Police Department.
[Adopted 6-18-2007 by Ord. No. 9-2007]
No person shall throw, deposit or distribute any newspaper in or upon private premises except by handing or transmitting said newspaper directly to the owner, occupant or other person then present in or upon the said premises; provided, however, that newspapers may be thrown, deposited or distributed on private premises with the consent of the owner so long as they are thrown, deposited or distributed in such a manner as to prevent their being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or upon private property.
The Town Clerk will maintain a list of all residents by street address and periodically post in the Town Hall of the Town of Boonton and notify the known distributors of unsolicited newspapers of those who do not wish to have unsolicited newspapers thrown on their premises.