Egg Harbor City, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Egg Harbor City 6-23-1988 by Ord. No. 6-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 198.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 213.
Solid waste — See Ch. 230.
Junk vehicles — See Ch. 262.
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; any top, cap or detachable tab of any bottle, jar or can; any unlighted cigarette, cigar or match; any flaming or glowing material; any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, magazine, glass, metal, plastic or paper container or other packaging; and any construction material; but excluding the waste of the primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
LITTER RECEPTACLE
A container for the depositing of litter.
It shall be 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.
A. 
The proprietors of the places and the sponsors of the events set forth in Subsection B hereof shall be responsible for providing and servicing litter receptacles such that adequate containerization is available for litter.
B. 
Litter receptacles and their servicing are required:
(1) 
At the following public places which exist in the municipality, including sidewalks used by pedestrians in active retail commercial areas such that there shall be a receptacle every 1,300 feet: buildings held out for use by the public, including schools, government buildings and railroad and bus stations; parks; drive-in restaurants; street vendor locations; self-service refreshment areas; construction sites; gasoline service station islands; shopping centers; parking lots; campgrounds and trailer parks; marinas, boat moorage and fueling stations; boat launching areas; public and private piers operated for public use; and beaches and bathing areas.
(2) 
At any special events to which the public is invited, including sporting events, parades, carnivals, circuses and festivals.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discard or dump any household or commercial solid waste, rubbish, junk, vehicle or vehicle parts, rubber tires, appliances or furniture in any place not specifically designated for the purposes of solid waste storage or disposal.
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any residential property to store or permit storage thereon of any bulk household waste, including household appliances, furniture and mattresses, except in a fully enclosed structure or during days designated for the collection of such bulky items.
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any residential property to store or permit the storage thereon of tires except in a fully enclosed structure.
Junk motor vehicles shall be subject to the requirements set forth in Chapter 262, Vehicles, Junk.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to cause any vehicle to be driven, moved, stopped or parked on any highway unless such vehicle is constructed and loaded so as to prevent any of its load from dropping, shifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom.
B. 
Any person operating a vehicle from which any object has fallen or escaped onto any highway, which object could cause an obstruction, damage a vehicle or otherwise endanger a person or property, shall immediately cause said highway to be cleaned of said object and shall pay the cost therefor.
It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent or contractor in charge of a construction or demolition site to:
A. 
Permit the accumulation of litter thereon before, during or after completion of any construction or demolition project.
B. 
Fail to furnish containers adequate to accommodate debris or trash at convenient areas thereon.
C. 
Fail to maintain and empty such containers in such a manner and with such a frequency as to prevent spillage of refuse.
It shall be unlawful for the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge of any residential or commercial property to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on such property.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge of any structure to keep and cause the sidewalk and curb abutting the structure to be kept free from obstructions and nuisances of every kind and to keep sidewalks, curbs, areaways, backyards, courts and alleys abutting the structure free from litter and other offensive materials.
B. 
No person shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street, catch basin or other public place any accumulation of litter from any public or private sidewalk or driveway.
C. 
Every person who owns or occupies property shall keep the sidewalk in front of such premises free of litter, and all sweepings therefrom shall be collected and properly containerized for disposal.
A. 
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Each and every day in which a violation of a provision of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate offense.