Borough of Glen Rock, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Glen Rock 12-13-1971 by Ord. No. 763 as Ch. VI, Sec. 6-1, of the 1971 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 162.
Solid waste — See Ch. 184.
[Amended 8-24-2005 by Ord. No. 1511]
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
GARBAGE
All waste, animal, fish, fowl, fruit or vegetable matter resulting from the use, storage or consumption of food.
LITTER
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, newspapers, 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, farming or manufacturing.
LITTER RECEPTACLE
A container suitable for the depositing of litter.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any and all streets, sidewalks, boulevards and alleys and any and all public parks, squares, spaces, grounds and buildings and every place where the public is invited.
REFUSE
All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes (except body wastes), including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles and solid market and industrial wastes.
RUBBISH
All wooden boxes, appliances, furnishings, household equipment and any other discarded material not constituting garbage, trash and garden refuse, but excluding rocks, soil and building and construction materials which by bulk or weight exceed the limitations of containers used for trash.
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, including devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
[Amended 8-24-2005 by Ord. No. 1511]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop or discard or otherwise place any litter of any nature upon public or private property other than in a litter receptacle, or having done so, to allow litter to remain.
B. 
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, including merchants owning or occupying a place of business, shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the Borough the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Persons owning or occupying property shall keep the sidewalk in front of their premises free of litter, except leaves, as directed by the Council in accordance with a collection program.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former § 137-4, Litter thrown by persons in vehicles, was deleted 8-24-2005 by Ord. No. 1511 and former §§ 137-5 through 137-9 were renumbered as §§ 137-4 through 137-8, respectively.
No person shall drive or move any truck or other vehicle within the Borough unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any load, contents or litter from being blown or deposited upon any street, alley or other public place; nor shall any person drive or move any vehicle or truck within the Borough, the wheels or tires of which carry onto or deposit in any street, alley or other public place mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter or foreign matter of any kind.
No person shall bring, cart, remove, transport or collect any litter from outside the Borough or into the Borough for the purpose of dumping or disposing thereof. No truck or other vehicle containing litter which has been transported into the Borough shall be parked or allowed to remain standing on any street in the Borough or on any public property for a period in excess of two hours.
No person shall cast or place or cause to be cast or placed any advertisement, handbill, circular or paper on any public street, on sidewalks, into any vestibules or yards, upon porches of any dwelling house or other buildings or into or on any vehicle while on the public highways or on private property within the Borough, except that this section shall not apply to newspapers and addressed envelopes delivered to subscribers and addressees. Advertisements, handbills, circulars and papers may be distributed in the Borough, provided that they are securely placed at each dwelling so as not to be blown away by the wind.
No person shall place any receptacle for refuse, garbage, etc., outside any commercial building that is visible from public streets or adjoining property unless an enclosure is provided for storage.
[Added 5-9-1988 by Ord. No. 1125]
A. 
Maximum penalty. For violation of any provision of this chapter, any other chapter of this Code or any other ordinance of the Borough where no specific penalty is provided regarding the sections violated, the maximum penalty shall, upon conviction of a violation, be a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days, a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.
[Amended 9-28-1997 by Ord. No. 1291]
B. 
Separate violations. Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter or any other ordinance of the Borough exists shall constitute a separate violation.
C. 
Application. The maximum penalty stated is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or a particular violation.
[Added 8-24-2005 by Ord. No. 1511]
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or other designated municipal officials of the Borough.