Township of Hamilton, NJ
Atlantic County
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[Adopted 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 1558-2006]

§ 105-29 Defecation on public or private property.

No person owning or in charge of any dog or cat shall cause or allow such dog or cat to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, beach, passageway, bypath, play area, park or any place where people congregate or walk, or upon any public property whatsoever, or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of said private property.

§ 105-30 Removal of feces.

Any person owning or in charge of any dog or cat which soils, defiles, defecates on or commits any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, beach passageway, bypath, play area, park or any place where people congregate or walk or upon any public property whatsoever or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of said private property shall immediately remove feces deposited by any such dog or cat by any sanitary method approved by the local enforcement authority. Sanitary methods for removing all feces are mechanical devices such as pooch scoops, small shovels, etc.

§ 105-31 Sanitary disposal of feces.

A. 
The owner or person in charge of such dog or cat shall remove and dispose of all feces in a sealed, nonabsorbent, leakproof container, such as a sealed plastic bag. Such material shall not be disposed in public trash receptacles or storm drains.
B. 
Any owner or person in charge of a dog or cat being walked upon any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, beach, passageway, bypath, play area, park or any place where people congregate must have in their possession their cleanup device and nonabsorbent, leakproof container(s).

§ 105-32 Exceptions.

Legally blind persons who may use dogs as guides shall be exempt from the provisions of this article.

§ 105-33 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of not more that $50 for the first offense and not more than $100 for each subsequent offense.