Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD
Calvert County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Chesapeake Beach 9-21-2000 by Ord. No. O-00-15 (Ch. 40, Art. I, §§ 40-102 and 40-103 of the 1997 Town Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and public areas — See Ch. 196.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 200.
Solid waste — See Ch. 228.
Weeds — See Ch. 280.

§ 173-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, "litter" shall mean garbage, refuse, or rubbish, including:
A. 
Putrefactive animal and vegetable wastes, including those from the handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of food or from fishing or crabbing along the shoreline; and
B. 
All putrefactive solid wastes, including, but not limited to, yard clippings, leaves, dead animals, domestic animal feces, and industrial wastes; and
C. 
All nonputrefactive solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, including but not limited to ash, paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin/aluminum cans, wood, glass, abandoned vehicles or any parts thereof, bedding, crockery and similar materials.

§ 173-2 Littering in Chesapeake Bay.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to throw, discard or deposit litter in the Chesapeake Bay from any private or public property located within the Town limits or to throw, discard or deposit litter on such property within 10 feet of the mean high water line of the Chesapeake Bay.
B. 
Any person or entity violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a municipal infraction and, upon conviction thereof, is subject to a fine of $500.

§ 173-3 Littering generally.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to throw, discard or deposit litter on public property within the Town limits, other than in a public trash receptacle designed to accommodate such wastes and in such a manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any other area not designed to accommodate such wastes. If a public trash receptacle is full or is not provided, then all such litter must be carried away from the area by the person or entity responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere, in a place acceptable in accordance with all other laws, ordinances and regulations.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to throw, discard or deposit litter on the private property of another, within the Town limits. For the purposes of this Subsection B, a person leasing property shall have the same protection for said property as the landlord and shall be entitled to make a complaint about the violation of this Subsection B. If both the landlord and the tenant complain of such offense, it shall be treated as one offense. Nothing in this Subsection B shall be construed to allow any property owner to disregard or otherwise disobey any other provisions of the Town Code with regard to the accumulation of litter on his or her property.
C. 
Any person or entity violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a municipal infraction and, upon conviction thereof, is subject to a fine of $200.