[Amended 9-22-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-42]
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, 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 such litter to remain.
Whenever any litter is thrown or discarded or allowed to fall from a vehicle or boat in violation of this section, the operator or owner, or both, of the motor vehicle or boat shall also be deemed to have violated this chapter.
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, trash, medical waste, road or street sweepings, soils, hazardous or nonhazardous materials (such as oils, paints, fuels, etc.), 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.
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 the use by the public, including schools, government buildings, railroad and bus stations; parks; drive-in restaurants; all street vendor locations; self-service refreshment areas; construction sites; gasoline service station 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 sports 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.
It shall be unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner or tenant to use a municipal litter receptacle to deposit any garbage, rubbish or refuse accumulated within their business or residence. It shall also be unlawful for residential or commercial property owners or tenants to consider the requirement for placement of litter containers by the Township on or near their premises meets the requirement of this chapter for placement of litter receptacles and they are exempt from placement and/or servicing the containers unless they have been provided a written exemption by the Director of Public Works.
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 person who owns or occupies property shall keep the sidewalk in front of his or her premises free of litter. All sweepings shall be collected, sorted to remove recyclables and properly containerized for disposal.
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 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 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 manner and with such frequency as to prevent spillage of refuse.
It shall be the duty of 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 any kind and to keep sidewalks, areaways, backyards, courts and alleys free from lifter and other offensive material.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place or cause to be placed on any utility pole, street sign, tree, fence or wall, or to hire another person to place any advertisement, handbill or unsolicited material of any kind in or on any street, sidewalk, building or vehicle within the community.