[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Haledon 8-12-1968 by Ord. No. 7-8-68; amended in its entirety 5-11-1988 by Ord. No. 4-13-88 (Ch. 144 of the 1984 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-11-1991 by Ord. No. 8-14-91A]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- GRASS WASTE
- Remains created by mowing or cutting grass.
- 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 unlightened cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, garden waste, newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction material but not including the waste of the primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
- LITTER RECEPTACLE
- A container suitable for the depositing of litter.
No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public place within the Borough of Haledon, except in public receptacles or private receptacles.
No person 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.
No person, while a driver or passenger in a vehicle, shall throw or deposit litter upon any street or other public place within the Borough of Haledon or upon private property, except in public or private receptacles.
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 therefor.
No person shall throw or deposit litter in any fountain, pond, lake, stream or other body of water within the Borough of Haledon.
No person shall throw or deposit any paper or newspaper in or upon any sidewalk, street or other public place within the Borough of Haledon, except that any newspapers properly bundled may be deposited on a sidewalk, if the said newspapers are being delivered to the owner or tenant of premises adjacent thereto pursuant to the order or direction of the said owner or tenant.
No person shall throw, deposit or distribute any newspaper in or upon private premises, except by handing or transmitting said newspaper directly to the owner, occupant or other person then present in or upon said premises. Newspapers may be thrown, deposited or distributed on private premises with the consent of the owner, so long as they are thrown, deposited or distributed in such a manner as to secure or prevent such newspaper from being blown or drifted from such premises onto a sidewalk or street or other public place in the vicinity of the said private premises. Where a newspaper is distributed to private premises with the consent of the owner, the newspaper shall be placed on the private property in such a manner as to prevent its being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or upon private property.
No person in any aircraft shall throw out, drop or deposit within the Borough of Haledon any litter, nor shall any person in any aircraft throw out, drop or deposit any litter which falls upon any land located within the Borough of Haledon.
No person shall post or affix any notice, poster or other paper or device calculated to attract the attention of the public to any lamppost, public utility pole or shade tree or upon any public structure or building, except as may be authorized or required by law.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discard or dump along any street or road, on or off any right-of-way, any household or commercial solid waste, rubbish, refuse, junk, vehicle or vehicle parts, rubber tires, appliances, furniture or private property, except by written consent of the owner of said property, in any place not specifically designated for the purpose of solid waste storage or disposal.
It shall be unlawful for any residential property owner to store or permit storage of any bulky household waste, including household appliances, furniture and mattresses, in areas zoned residential, except in a fully enclosed structure or during days designated for the collection of bulky items.
It shall be unlawful for any residential property owner to store or permit the storage of tires in areas zoned residential, except in a fully enclosed structure or on days designated for the collection of tires.
It shall be unlawful for any residential property owner to park or permit the parking of any vehicle on his or her residential lawn.
It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or permit the keeping on streets, vacant lots and residential lawns, except in a fully enclosed structure, any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer which is missing tires, wheels, engine or any essential parts; or which displays extensive body damage or deterioration; or which does not display a current, valid state license; or which is wrecked, disassembled or partially disassembled.
It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent or contractor in charge of a construction or demolition site to permit the accumulation of litter 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 a frequency as to prevent spillage of refuse.
It shall be unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on his or her property.
It shall be the duty of the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge of any structure to keep and cause to be kept the sidewalk and curb abutting the building or structure free from obstruction or nuisances of every kind and to keep sidewalks, areaways, backyards, courts and alley free from litter and other offensive material. No person shall 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 persons who owns or occupies property shall keep the sidewalk in front of his or her premises free of litter. All sweepings shall be collected and properly containerized for disposal.
Litter receptacles and their servicing are required at the following public places which exist in the municipality, including: sidewalks used by pedestrians in active retail commercially zoned areas, such that, at a minimum, there shall be no single linear 1/4 mile without a receptacle; buildings held out for use by the public, including schools, government buildings and railroad and bus stations; parks; drive-in restaurants; all street vendor locations; self-service refreshment areas; construction sites; gasoline service stations islands; shopping centers; parking lots; campgrounds and trailer parks; marinas, boat moorage 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.
[Amended 7-14-1999 by Ord. No. 6-9-99B]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 for each and every offense. If the violation of this chapter is of a continuing nature, each day during which it continues constitutes a separate and distinct offense subject to the penalties enunciated herein.
Nothing contained herein shall be construed to apply to the delivery of mail in accordance with federal postal regulations.