[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Old Bridge as Sec. 19-7 of the 1973 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SELF-SERVICE LAUNDRY
- Any place of business operated for the purpose of washing or drying clothes or other washable materials where the work is done by the customers themselves in machines located on the premises, whether coin-operated or otherwise. It shall include such establishments as launderettes, laundromats, washomats and others with similar names.
In addition to conforming to all health ordinances and regulations of general application, all self-service laundries shall be operated in accordance with the following regulations:
The entire premises devoted to the operation of the laundry, including all machines used in connection with it, shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times. The walls and floors shall be covered with some easily cleaned, impervious material and shall be kept clean and dry. The premises shall be adequately lighted and ventilated.
No machinery used in connection with a self-service laundry shall be operated in such a manner as to cause any unreasonable noise or vibration.
No equipment using exhaust or other circulation systems shall have vents or opening constructed or located so as to permit heat, lint, gas, fumes or other material to be directed upon neighboring properties.
All parts of the premises to which the public has access shall be clearly visible from the street.
The owner or operator of the premises shall be responsible for maintaining good order among the patrons, and shall be responsible for any disorder which may result from the lack of a supervising attendant upon the premises during hours of operation.
All articles of clothing containing bodily excrement or discharges shall be as quickly as possible placed in machines designated for that purpose. These machines shall be conspicuously marked and shall not be used for any other purpose.
All premises shall be constructed with gutters in front or behind the machines leading to drain takes of sufficient size to contain the flow of water in the event of connection breaks or machine breakdown.
No self-service laundry shall be open for business between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., but machines started before 11:00 p.m. need not be stopped until the operation is completed.
Where an attendant is not on continuous duty, there shall be conspicuously posted a telephone number where notice may be given in the event of machine breakdown or some other emergency.
Machines which break down shall be either repaired or removed from the premises as quickly as possible.
These regulations shall be posted in a conspicuous place upon the premises of each laundry.
The operation of any self-service laundry in violation of this chapter is declared to be a nuisance.