Township of Springfield, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Springfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Solid waste disposal — See Ch. 177.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 179.
[Adopted 12-8-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-28]
An article to establish requirements for the proper handling of yard waste in the Township of Springfield, 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 and 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.
CONTAINERIZED
The placement of yard waste in a trash can, bucket, bag or other vessel, such as to prevent the yard waste from spilling or blowing out into the street and coming into contact with stormwater.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STREET
Any street, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, viaduct, drive, or other way, which is an existing state, county, or municipal roadway, and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, parking areas, and other areas within the street lines.
YARD WASTE
Leaves and grass clippings.
The owner or occupant of any property or any employee or contractor of such owner or occupant engaged to provide lawn care or landscaping services shall not sweep, rake, blow or otherwise place yard waste, unless the yard waste is containerized, in the street. If yard waste that is not containerized is placed in the street, the party responsible for placement of yard waste must remove the yard waste from the street or said party shall be deemed in violation of this article.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or other municipal officials of the Township of Springfield.
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.
[Adopted 12-8-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-29]
An article to establish a yard waste collection and disposal program in the Township of Springfield, 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 and 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.
CONTAINERIZED
The placement of yard waste in a trash can, bucket, bag or other vessel, such as to prevent the yard waste from spilling or blowing out into the street and coming into contact with stormwater.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STREET
Any street, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, viaduct, drive, or other way, which is an existing state, county, or municipal roadway, and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, parking areas, and other areas within the street lines.
YARD WASTE
Leaves and grass clippings.
Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing yard waste that is not containerized at the curb or along the street is prohibited. If such placement of yard waste occurs, the party responsible for placement of the yard waste must remove the yard waste from the street or said party shall be deemed in violation of this article.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or other municipal officials of the Township of Springfield.
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.