City of Clifton, NJ
Passaic County
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[Adopted 9-6-2005 by Ord. No. 6509-05]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CONTAINERIZED
The placement of yard waste in a trash can, bucket, bag or other vessel such as to prevent the yard waste from spilling or blowing out into the street and coming into contact with stormwater.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STREET
Any street, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, viaduct, drive or other way which is an existing state, county, or municipal roadway and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, parking areas and other areas within the street lines.
YARD WASTE
Leaves and grass clippings.
Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing yard waste that is not containerized at the curb or along the street is allowed during the seven days prior to a scheduled and announced collection and shall not be placed closer than 10 feet from any storm drain inlet. Placement of such yard waste at the curb or along the street at any other time or in any other manner is a violation of this article. If such placement of yard waste occurs, the party responsible for placement of the yard waste must remove the yard waste from the street or said party shall be deemed in violation of this article.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Police Department, Health Department and Department of Public Works of the City of Clifton.
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,250; imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days; and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.