[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pittsgrove 12-28-88 by Ord. No. 15-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop or discard or otherwise place any object of any nature, including food products, upon public or private property other than in a receptacle designed for the disposal or storage of such object.
Litter receptacles shall be placed at and serviced at the following public places which exist in the municipality: sidewalks used by pedestrians in active retail commercially zoned areas, such that there shall be no single linear quarter mile of sidewalk without such a receptacle; buildings held out for use by the public, including schools and government buildings; parks; drive-in restaurants; all street vendor locations; self-service refreshment areas; construction sites; gasoline service station islands; shopping centers; parking lots; campgrounds and trailer parks; marinas, boat storage and fueling stations; boat launching areas; public and private piers operated for public use; beaches and bathing areas; and at special events to which the public is invited, including sporting events, parades, carnivals, circuses and festivals. The proprietors of these places or the sponsors of these events shall be responsible for providing and servicing the receptacles such that adequate containerization is available.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discard or dump any household or commercial solid waste, refuse, junk, vehicle or vehicle parts, rubber tires, appliances, furniture or private property in any place not specifically designated for the purpose of solid waste storage or disposal.
It shall be unlawful for any property owner or tenant to store or permit storage of any bulky household items, including but not limited to appliances, furniture or mattresses, in areas zoned residential, except in a fully enclosed structure.
It shall be unlawful for any property owner or tenant to store or permit the storage of tires in an area zoned residential except in a fully enclosed structure. A person whose business includes the selling of tires shall not be subject to this provision.
[Amended 9-13-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005]
It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or to permit the keeping of any inoperable or unregistered motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer on streets, vacant lots or on residential lawns or driveways. This restriction will be deemed to include any vehicle or trailer which is missing tire(s), wheel(s), engine or any essential part, which displays extensive exterior body damage or deterioration or which is wrecked, disassembled or partially disassembled. [NOTE: See also Chapter 95, Vehicles, Abandoned and Junked.]
It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be driven, moved, stopped or parked on any highway unless such a vehicle is constructed or loaded to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. Any person operating a vehicle from which any glass or objects have fallen or escaped, which could cause an obstruction, damage a vehicle or otherwise endanger travelers or public property, shall immediately cause the public property to be cleaned of all glass or objects and shall pay the costs thereof.
It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent or contractor in charge of any construction or demolition site to permit the accumulation of debris of any sort before, during or after completion of any construction or demolition project. It shall be the duty of the owner, agent or contractor in charge of a construction site to furnish containers adequate to accommodate flyable or nonflyable debris or trash at areas convenient to construction areas and to maintain and empty the receptacles in such a manner and with such frequency as to prevent spillage of refuse.
It shall be unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner or tenant to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on his or her property.
It shall be unlawful for any person, including the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge of any structure, 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 abutting a sidewalk shall keep the sidewalk in front of his or her premises free of litter. All sweeping shall be collected and properly containerized for disposal.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail for any term not exceeding 90 days; or by a fine of no less than $100 and not more than $2,000; or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
[Amended 9-13-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005; 12-27-2005 by Ord. No. 21-2005; 3-14-2006 by Ord. No. 4-2006]
A summons to appear in Pittsgrove Township Municipal Court to be tried for violation of this chapter may be issued by the Zoning Officer, the road foreman, the recycling coordinator, by any member of the Township Committee or by any other person appointed by the Township Committee to enforce the provisions of this chapter.