Borough of Riverdale, NJ
Morris County
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It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or the agent or servant thereof to dump or otherwise deposit litter, garbage or refuse on any land, vacant or occupied, within the Borough, except under written permit of the Board of Health.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
The meat and vegetable waste solids and liquids resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of foods, and includes cans, glasses, bottles and other containers in which food has been preserved for consumption. The term shall also be deemed to include offal and any other decaying or vegetable substance.
REFUSE
Embraces all other waste and includes, but is not limited to, the following: paper, cardboard, books, plastics, bags, rags, old clothes, leather, rubber, carpets, wood, excelsior, sawdust, tree branches, furniture, vehicles, ashes, cinders, metal shavings, wire, tin cans, glass, crockery and similar materials, cartons, boxes, manure and the wastes resulting from building construction or alteration work.
Every person desiring to dump or otherwise deposit garbage, litter or refuse within the Borough shall apply, in writing, to the Board of Health for permission to do so, the application to state the name and address of the applicant, the type and quantity of garbage or refuse to be handled and the specific location of the intended dumping or deposit. No permit shall be granted unless the applicant shall have satisfied the Board that the intended action will not create a hazard to health or safety or property. The applicant shall also satisfy the Board that any action will not be in violation of any laws or codes of any governmental body or entity.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
This article shall be enforced by the Health Officer, members of the Police Department, Construction Code Official and Zoning Officer.