Borough of Wrightstown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Wrightstown by Ord. No. 1989-7 (Sec. 3-16 of the Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Brush, weeds and debris — See Ch. 43.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 152.

§ 104-1 General provisions.

In order to maintain the aesthetic appearance and cleanliness of the Borough of Wrightstown, the following shall be prohibited in the Borough of Wrightstown:
The storage in areas zoned residential of any bulky household items such as appliances, furniture or mattresses, except in a fully enclosed structure, or during days designated for the collection of bulky items.
The storage of tires in areas zoned residential except in a fully enclosed structure.
The parking of vehicles on residential lawns.
The accumulation of debris on or around construction sites or its storage in such a manner that it is likely to be removed by natural forces onto adjacent property.
Sweeping onto or depositing in any gutter, street, catch basin or other public place, any accumulation of litter from any public or private sidewalk or driveway and every person who owns or occupies property shall keep the sidewalk in front of his or her premises free of litter and all sweepings shall be collected and properly containerized for disposal, except that this chapter will not prohibit the placing of leaves in the curb for municipal pickup as provided.

§ 104-2 Vehicle loads to be covered.

All vehicles shall be covered so as to prevent loads from dropping, shifting, leaking or otherwise escaping.

§ 104-3 Littering prohibited.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1990-10]
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place litter of any nature upon any public or private property, other than in a litter receptacle.
"Litter" shall mean 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, newspaper, magazine, 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, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
The placement of litter receptacles and their servicing shall be implemented at the following public places which exist in the municipality: sidewalks used by pedestrians in active commercially-zoned areas, such that at a minimum there shall be no single linear quarter-mile without a receptacle; buildings held out for use by the public, including schools, government buildings, bus stations; parks; drive-in restaurants; all street vendor locations; self-service or refreshment areas; construction sites; gasoline service station islands; shopping centers; parking lots; campgrounds and trailer parks 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.

§ 104-4 Illegal dumping.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1990-10]
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 on private property except by written consent of the owner of said property or in any place not specifically designated for the purpose of solid waste storage or disposal.

§ 104-5 Violations and penalties.

[Added by Ord. No. 1990-10]
All violations of this chapter shall be punished in accordance with the penalties as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties.