City of Hoboken, NJ
Hudson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Hoboken 1-6-1960 by Ord. No. 143. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Garbage, rubbish and litter — See Ch. 110.

§ 148-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
The Chief Sanitarian of the Board of Health of the City of Hoboken.
Any individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other organized group of individuals or the legal successor or representative of any of the foregoing.
Any sheet, receptacle or bag produced or manufactured from material commonly known as "plastic" or "polyethelene."
The rules and regulations of the Chief Sanitarian of the Board of Health and any amendments, modifications or repealers thereof.

§ 148-2 Duties and powers of Sanitarian.

The powers and duties of the Chief Sanitarian shall be as follows:
To make, promulgate, adopt, amend, modify, repeal and enforce such reasonable, general and uniform rules and regulations as he may deem necessary to adequately effectuate the terms and provisions of this chapter for the exercise by him of the function, powers and duties conferred upon him hereunder to supervise, control and regulate the use of plastic coverings or bags in the City of Hoboken.
No regulation of the Chief Sanitarian or amendment, modification or repealer thereof shall take effect until five days after it has been filed with the Clerk of the City of Hoboken.
Any regulation or order issued in accordance with the provisions of this chapter by the Chief Sanitarian may be in such form and may contain such classification and differentiations as may provide for such adjustment or reasonable exception, as in his judgment are necessary or proper in order to effectuate the purpose of this chapter.
The Chief Sanitarian, guided by the consideration of safety to the life of children, shall make such other rules and regulations which may be required to facilitate the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this chapter with respect to the providing of safeguards to be approved by him as a condition of granting approval of the use of said plastic coverings or bags as referred to in this chapter.

§ 148-3 Written approval required.

It shall be unlawful for any person who owns or operates a place of business or any person doing business in the City of Hoboken wherein coverings or bags are sold or are furnished to customers of said business in connection with the sale of any commodity whatsoever, or with the rendering of any service to said customers to use plastic coverings or bags, unless such person or persons shall have first submitted to the Chief Sanitarian a sample or samples of said plastic coverings or bags and shall have received from the Chief Sanitarian his written approval for the use of the same as aforesaid.

§ 148-4 Violations and penalties.

[Added 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both.