Township of Ewing, NJ
Mercer County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Ewing 11-24-1998 by Ord. No. 98-13 as Ch. 141 of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 110.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 114, Art. III.
Unfit dwellings — See Ch. 161.
Solid waste — See Ch. 319.
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to place upon, deliver, deposit, drop upon, throw upon, leave or abandon within or upon any public or private property any garbage, cans, bottles, cartons and any other type of refuse whatsoever, or any handbills, advertisements, brochures, flyers, shoppers, samples or other unsolicited commercial matter, printed or otherwise, of every kind or nature whatsoever.
A. 
There shall be a waste receptacle, of a kind approved by the Health Official within each linear 1/4 mile of sidewalk or walkway area on all lots containing shopping centers, malls, parking lots, sporting events, carnivals, circuses, festivals, garden apartments, condominiums, townhouses or businesses listed in §§ 215-19A, 215-20A, 215-21A, 215-22B, 215-23A, 215-24A, 215-25A, 215-26A, 215-27A and 215-28A(1) of this Code, and one such receptacle at every street vendor location, self-service food or refreshment area, construction site, bathing area and gasoline service station island. The proprietors of such establishments shall be responsible for the installation and servicing of the receptacles.
B. 
It shall be illegal for any person or entity to cause, permit or suffer any open or overflowing waste receptacle.
It shall be illegal for any person owning, occupying, leasing, managing or having responsibility over any lands within the Township to cause, permit or suffer any obstruction, nuisance or litter as defined in § 224-1 on any sidewalk, front, side or rear yard, alleyway or other area on said lands. Responsibility under this section shall extend to 18 inches into any abutting street.
A. 
No person shall sweep or deposit into or onto any gutter, street, catch basin or other public area any litter as defined above or leaves and other similar debris from any source whatsoever.
B. 
All persons owning, occupying, leasing, managing or having responsibility over any lands within the Township shall keep the sidewalks free of litter as defined above and shall keep all sweepings in containers until collection.
C. 
Within 30 minutes of opening for business, all retail, commercial, industrial and professional establishments shall clean all litter off their premises and up to 18 inches into the street.
In addition to prohibitions contained in Chapter 215, Land Development, it shall be illegal for any person or entity to cause, permit or suffer the accumulation of debris as defined in § 224-1 on or around any construction site or to store it in such a manner that it is able to be moved into adjacent properties by natural forces.
A. 
All vehicles shall be covered when necessary to prevent loads or residue from dropping, sifting, leaking, blowing out or otherwise escaping into the environment.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, concerning the parking of vehicles on residential lawns, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 3-26-2013 by Ord. No. 13-09, which ordinance also redesignated former Subsection C as Subsection B.
B. 
Tires may not be stored in the Township except in a fully enclosed structure or building.
The provisions of § 224-1 shall not apply to the delivery of:
A. 
Mail, parcels or packages by and in accordance with the rules of the United States Postal Service.
B. 
Parcels, packages and materials by and in accordance with the rules of any utility licensed or regulated for such purposes and those delivered by vendors where ordered by the owner or occupant of the recipient premises.
C. 
Newspapers and other publications and periodicals only if subscribed to by the owner or occupant of the recipient premises, provided that such shall be either placed firmly in a receptacle designed for such purposes or, if none, then tightly wrapped to prevent blowing or scattering upon the recipient premises or adjacent areas.
D. 
Laundry, dry cleaning, dairy, bakery and similar food products and commercial product sampling by agreement with or invitation of the owner or occupant of the recipient premises.
E. 
Solicitation cards, brochures and flyers by duly authorized nonprofit organizations as that term is defined in Chapter 267, Peddling and Soliciting, § 267-2, of this Code, provided that such shall be packaged or placed in such manner as not to blow or scatter upon the recipient premises or adjacent areas.
F. 
Noncommercial handbills of a political or other nature, the distribution of which is protected by constitutional rights of free speech, provided that such shall be packaged or placed in such a manner as not to blow and scatter upon the recipient premises or adjacent areas.
G. 
Unsolicited and unsubscribed newspapers, publications and other periodicals of a commercial nature, in whole or in part, provided that such shall be packaged or placed in such a manner as not to blow or scatter upon the recipient premises or adjacent areas.
Each violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a separate violation, whether it shall occur on the same day or on succeeding days. The penalty for each violation of this chapter shall be as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty.