Township of Plainsboro, NJ
Middlesex County
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[Adopted 12-9-1991 by Ord. No. 0-91-42]
A. 
It is unlawful to 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.
B. 
"Litter" means 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, matter or any flaming or glowing material, or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste; or any newspapers, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper 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.
It is unlawful for any person to discard or dump along any street or road, on or off any right-of-way, any household or commercial solid waste, rubbish, refuse, junk, vehicle or vehicle parts, rubber tires, appliances, furniture or private property, except by written consent of the owner of said property, in any place not specifically designated for the purpose of solid waste storage or disposal.
It is unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on his or her property.
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 receptacles in such a manner and with such a frequency as to prevent spillage of refuse.
It is the duty of the owner, lessee, tenant occupant or person in charge of any structure to keep and cause to be kept the sidewalk and curb abutting the building or structure free from obstruction or nuisances of every kind and to keep sidewalks, areaways, backyards, courts and alleys free of litter.
Violation of the provisions of this Article by any person, firm or corporation shall subject such person, firm or corporation so violating the same to a fine or penalty not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days in the county jail, or both.