[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 8-28-70 as Ord. No. 0-11-70; amended 2-28-79 by Ord. No. 0-5-79; 6-67-84 by Ord. No. 0-11-84; 4-26-89 by Ord. No. 0-22-89; 6-22-93 by Ord. No. 0-16-93. Amended in its entirety 12-12-10 by Ord. No. 0-2010-038. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
In the interpretation of this Article, the following words and phrases, unless the context shows another sense to be intended, shall be held to have the meanings hereinafter stated:
- Garbage, refuse and rubbish, as such are defined herein, and all other waste materials which are thrown or deposited as herein prohibited and tend to create a danger to the public health, safety and welfare.
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
- PRIVATE PREMISES
- Any dwelling, house, building or other structure designed or used either wholly or in part for residential purposes, whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously inhabited or vacant, and shall include any yard, grounds, walk, driveway, porch, step, vestibule or mailbox belonging to or appurtenant to such dwelling, house or building or other structure.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Includes all streets, sidewalks, boulevards, rights-of-way, alleys or other public walkways and all public parks, squares, spaces, docks, grounds and buildings.
- Decomposing organic matter usually composed of rotten or foul-smelling solid waste,
- All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, except body wastes, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles and boats and solid market and industrial waste, specifically including, but not limited to, abandoned furniture, household equipment, scrap building materials, scrap lawn and garden tools and machinery and other such similar items.
- Nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, wrapping, cigarettes, cigars and tobacco wastes, cardboard, tin cans, yard, garden or lawn clippings, leaves, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar material.
- SOLID WASTE
- Any garbage, refuse and other discarded materials from industrial, commercial and agricultural operation and from domestic and community activities, and includes all other waste material, including liquids.
- Water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
- Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, including devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
The spilling, dumping or disposal of any litter, refuse, solid waste or putrescible materials other than stormwater to the separate municipal storm sewer system operated by the Township of Winslow is prohibited. The spilling, dumping, or disposal of any litter, refuse solid waste or putrescible materials other than stormwater in such a manner as to cause the discharge of pollutants to the separate municipal storm sewer is also prohibited.
Exceptions to prohibition.
Water line flushing and discharges from potable water sources.
Uncontaminated groundwater (e.g., infiltration, crawl space or basement sump pumps, foundation or footing drains, rising groundwaters).
Air-conditioning condensate (excluding contact and noncontact cooling water).
Irrigation water (including landscape and lawn watering runoff).
Flows from springs, riparian habitats and wetlands, water reservoir discharges and diverted stream flows.
Residential car washing water and residential swimming pool discharges.
Sidewalk, driveway and street wash water.
Flows from firefighting activities.
Equipment used in the application of salt and de-icing materials immediately following salt and de-icing applications. Prior to rinsing with clean water, all residual salt and de-icing materials must be removed from equipment and vehicles to the maximum extent practicable using dry cleaning methods (e.g., shoveling and sweeping). Recovered materials are to be returned to storage for reuse or properly discarded.
Littering in public or private places prohibited. No person shall sweep, throw, deposit or dump any garbage, litter, refuse, rubbish, solid waste or other waste material on any street or sidewalk or any public or private premises, whether vacant or not, except in public or private receptacles for the collection of such materials. No person shall use any private receptacle which is owned or rented by another without the express permission of the person who owns or rents the private receptacle.
Any person found to have accidentally caused the improper disposal of any liquids or solids through any incidental spills, automobile accidents or otherwise, provided that said spill does not concern hazardous or toxic waste otherwise controlled, by State statute, shall have forty-eight (48) hours from the time of such accident to take corrective action to fully clean up the accidental spill. In the event that said person fails to take the necessary corrective action to clean up the accidental spill, the other provisions of this Article shall take full force and effect as if the spill were not of an accidental nature.
Maintenance of property from litter. No person shall establish, maintain or permit any dump or area for the disposal of garbage, litter, refuse, rubbish or solid waste or other waste material of any nature or kind on any private premises or public place located within the Township of Winslow. The owner or person in control of any private premises shall at all times maintain the premises free of garbage, litter, refuse, rubbish or solid waste or other waste material, with the exception of storage of such materials in approved receptacles designated for collection.
All provisions contained within this Article shall at all times be subject to enforcement by the Police Department of the Township of Winslow and by the Winslow Township Code Enforcement Officer or his or her duly designated agent of the Township of Winslow.
A representative of either the Police Department or the Code Enforcement Department of the Township of Winslow is authorized and empowered to order the immediate removal and proper disposal of any garbage, litter, refuse, rubbish or solid waste or any waste material. In the event that such material is not immediately removed, either department is authorized to notify the appropriate owner of any private premises or vacant land, or the tenant or agent of such owner, or the person or persons responsible for the disposal of any garbage, litter, refuse, rubbish, solid waste or other waste material upon any public property, to properly remove and dispose of such material within seven (7) days after the receipt of notice. Any written notice shall be by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the responsible person or his or her agent at his or her last known address or serviced personally upon such responsible person. This section shall apply to cleanup of the affected property only and shall not preclude enforcement of any other section of this Article.
Upon the failure, neglect or refusal of owner, tenant or agent so notified to dispose properly of said garbage or litter within ten (10) days after the date of such notice or in the event that said notice is returned to the township by the Post Office because of an inability to make delivery thereof, provided that the notice was properly addressed to the last known address of the owner, tenant or agent, the Code Enforcement Officer or his duly designated agent is authorized and empowered to pay for disposing of such litter or to order its disposal by the township, after obtaining the appropriate authorization from the Township Administrator. When the township has effected the removal of garbage or litter or has paid for its removal, the actual cost thereof shall be chargeable to the property owner responsible for the removal and disposal by lien or any other lawful means.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.) or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both.
Waste management facilities shall only be permitted in the Pinelands Area in accordance with the standards set forth in N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.
Use of the following substances is prohibited in the Pinelands to the extent that such use will result in direct or indirect introduction of such substances to any surface or groundwater or any land:
Septic tank cleaners.
No hazardous or toxic substances, including hazardous wastes, shall be stored, transferred, processed, discharged, disposed or otherwise used in the Pinelands Area. The land application of waste or waste derived materials is prohibited in the Pinelands Area, except as expressly authorized in N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.79.