[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Spring Lake 10-4-2005 by Ord. No. 37-2005. 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 other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, 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 saw milling, 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 or, having done so, allow such litter to remain.
It is unlawful for any person to discard or dump along any street or road, on or off any right-of-way, any household or commercial solid waste, rubbish, refuse, junk, vehicle or vehicle parts, rubber tires, appliances, furniture, on private property, except by written consent of the owner of said property, in any place not specifically designated for the purpose of solid waste storage or disposal.
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 chapter.
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 or driveway. Every person who owns or occupies property must keep the sidewalk in front of his or her premises free of litter. All litter sweepings must be collected and property 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 vehicle to be driven, moved, stopped or parked on any public roadway unless such a vehicle is constructed, covered or loaded to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. Any person operating a vehicle from which any materials which constitute litter have fallen or escaped, which could cause an obstruction, damage a vehicle, or otherwise endanger travelers or public property, must immediately cause the public property to be cleaned of all such materials and must pay the costs therefor.
It shall be unlawful and specifically in violation of this chapter, for an owner, agent and contractor in charge of a construction or demolition site, both jointly and severally, to permit the accumulation of litter, debris and trash before, during and after completion of any construction or demolition project. Further, it shall be duty of an owner, agent and contractor in charge of the construction or demolition site, both jointly and severally, to furnish container adequate to accommodate flyable and nonflyable litter, debris and trash at areas convenient to construction or demolition sites and to maintain and empty the containers in such a manner and with such frequency so as to prevent spillage of litter, debris and trash.
It is the duty of the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge of any structure to keep and cause to be kept the sidewalk and curb abutting the building or structure free from obstruction or nuisances of every kind, and to keep sidewalks, areaways, backyards, courts and alleys free of litter.
It is unlawful for any person to place, to cause to be placed, or to hire another person to place, any advertisement handbill or unsolicited material of any kind in or on any street, sidewalk, building or vehicle within the community in such a manner that it may be removed by natural forces.
The Recycling Coordinator and Police Department will be used to enforce this chapter. Residents are urged to report persistent violators of this chapter.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction thereof, as provided in Chapter 1, Article I, General Penalty. Each day such violation is committed, or permitted to continue, shall constitute a separate offense and be punishable as such.