Township of Sandyston, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Sandyston 12-6-1990 by Ord. No. 7-90. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 45.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 79.
Junkyards — See Ch. 91.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 164.

§ 100-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
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, newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or proper 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.
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.

§ 100-2 Litter in public places.

It is 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.

§ 100-3 Illegal dumping.

[Amended 8-3-1992 by Ord. No. 7-92]
Pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, notice of regulations shall be given to the public by placing signs at appropriate places so designated by the Township Committee.

§ 100-4 Uncovered vehicles.

It is unlawful for any vehicle to be driven, moved, stopped or parked on any public roadway unless such a vehicle is constructed, covered or loaded to prevent any of its load from dropping, shifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. Any person operating a vehicle from which any materials which constitute litter have fallen or escaped, which could cause an obstruction, damage a vehicle or otherwise endanger travelers or public property must immediately cause the public property to be cleaned of all such materials and must pay the costs therefor.

§ 100-5 Construction sites.

It is unlawful for any owner, agent or contractor in charge of a construction or demolition site to permit the accumulation of litter before, during or immediately following completion of any construction or demolition project. It is 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 a manner and with such a frequency as to prevent spillage of refuse.

§ 100-6 Distribution of handbills.

It is unlawful for any person to place, to cause to be placed 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 in such a manner that it may be removed by natural forces.

§ 100-7 Presumption of violation.

In the event that any litter deposited upon public or private property, other than in a litter receptacle, contains any correspondence, invoices, address or shipping labels, magazine labels or similar documents identifying any person, it shall be presumed that the person or persons so identified by such documents shall have violated § 100-2.

§ 100-8 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500. If the violation is of a continuing nature, each day during which it continues constitutes a separate and distinct offense.