Township of Jackson, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Articles I and II adopted by the Township Committee (now Council) of the Township of Jackson as indicated in article histories. Subsequent articles adopted by the Township Council as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, weeds, trash and debris — See Ch. 115.
Garbage, rubbish and waste material — See Ch. 216.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 474.
[Adopted 6-12-1973 by Ord. No. 26-73 (Ch. 74, Art. II, of the 1972 Code)]
For the purpose of this article, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
HANDBILL
Any printed or written matter, sample, device, dodger, circular, leaflet, pamphlet, paper, booklet or any other printed or otherwise reproduced original or copy of any matter of literature, whether for advertising purposes or otherwise.
NEWSPAPER
Any newspaper of general circulation, as defined by general law, any newspaper duly entered with the Post Office Department of the United States in accordance with federal statute or regulation and any newspaper filed and recorded with any recorded officer as provided by law; and, in addition thereto, shall mean and include any periodical or magazine regularly published with not fewer than four issues per year and sold or circulated to the public.
A. 
No person shall throw or deposit any newspaper or handbill in or upon any private premises which are temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant.
B. 
No person shall throw or deposit or distribute any newspaper or handbill upon any private premises if requested by anyone thereon not to do so or if there is placed on the premises in a conspicuous position near the entrance thereof a sign bearing the words "No Trespassing" or "No Peddlers or Agents," such notice indicating in any manner that the occupants of the premises do not desire to be molested or have their right of privacy disturbed or to have any such newspapers or handbills left upon their premises.
C. 
No person shall throw, deposit or distribute any newspaper or handbill in or upon private premises which are inhabited, except by handing or transmitting any such newspaper or handbill directly to the occupant or other person then present in or upon such private premises or by placing or depositing such newspaper or handbill in or upon such inhabited private premises so as to be secure or as to prevent it from being blown or drifted about the premises or sidewalks, streets or other public places, except that mailboxes may not be used when so prohibited by federal postal law or regulations.
[Amended 5-29-1985 by Ord. No. 11-85]
Any person who violates any one or more of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 for each separate offense and/or confinement in the Ocean County Jail for a period of not more than 90 days. In the case of a continuing violation or violations, a fine of not more than $1,000 may be assessed for each day that said violation or violations are corrected. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Adopted 2-28-2005 by Ord. No. 16-05 (Ch. 74, Art. I, of the 1972 Code)]
The purpose of this article is to establish requirements to control littering in the Township of Jackson, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein, unless their use in the text of this article clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
LITTER
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, newspapers, magazines, 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.
LITTER RECEPTACLE
A container suitable for the depositing of litter.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
A. 
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.
B. 
Whenever any litter is thrown or discarded or allowed to fall from a vehicle or boat in violation of this article, the operator or owner, or both, of the motor vehicle or boat shall also be deemed to have violated this article.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Jackson Township Code Enforcement Officer.
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100.