Town of Dalton, MA
Berkshire County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Dalton. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noncriminal disposition — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Solid waste — See Ch. 604.
No person shall throw, sweep, rake, blow, or deposit litter or rubbish in or upon any street, sidewalk, treebelt or other public place within the Town, except in public receptacles for that purpose, authorized private receptacles for collection or in an official Town disposal area.
Persons placing litter in public receptacles shall do so in such a manner so as to prevent such litter from being carried or deposited by the elements on any streets, sidewalks or other public place or upon private property.
No person shall sweep, rake, throw, or blow into or deposit into any gutter, street or other public place within the Town the accumulation of litter or rubbish from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk, driveway or property. Persons owning or occupying property shall keep the sidewalk and/or treebelt abutting their premises free of litter or rubbish.
No person owning or occupying a place of business shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the Town the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk, driveway or property. Persons owning or occupying a place of business within the Town shall keep the sidewalk and/or treebelt abutting their business free of litter.
No person, while a driver or passenger in a vehicle, shall throw or deposit litter upon any street or any other public place within the Town or upon private premises.
A. 
No person shall drive or move any truck or other vehicle within the Town unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded so as to prevent any such load, contents or litter thereof from being blown or deposited upon any street, alley or other public place or upon any private premises.
B. 
No person shall drive or move any vehicle or truck within said Town, the wheels or tires of which carry onto or deposit in any street, alley or other public place any mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter or foreign matter of any kind.
A. 
No person shall throw or deposit or cause to have thrown or deposited litter of any kind within any park or on a terrace, triangle, traffic island, circle or dingle under control of the Parks Department of the Town except in public receptacles provided for the purpose thereof, and it shall be deposited in such manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried and/or deposited by the elements upon any part of said parks or the aforementioned public properties.
B. 
No leaves, tree branches, grass or evergreen clippings, winter sand and/or sand and salt mixture, rocks, litter, rubbish, garbage or any other material shall be brought to and deposited in any manner on any park property.
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No person, herein designated as a firm, individual, corporation, organization, employee, agent or servant of any kind, shall deposit or cause to have deposited on public property or in public receptacles within the confines of any parks or public property by any such person any litter, other than that obtained as a result of use in said park or said public property.
No person shall throw or deposit, abandon or leave or cause to have thrown or deposited, abandoned or left along the shoreline or abutting property of any lake, river, stream or like body of water situated within or bounding on the limits of the Town or in any fountain or like structure situated within said Town any automobiles or parts thereof building materials, litter, garbage, rubbish or material of any kind.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to the distribution of mail in the United States, nor to newspapers, except that newspapers shall be placed on private property in such a manner as to prevent their being carried or deposited by the elements upon any sidewalk, street, alley or other public place or upon any private property.
No person in any aircraft shall throw out, drop or deposit or cause to have thrown out, dropped or deposited within the Town any litter, handbills or any other materials.
No person shall post or affix any notice, poster, handbill or other paper or device calculated to attract the attention of the public to any traffic device or lamppost, public utility pole or public shade tree or upon any structure or building within any public way or other public property, except as may be authorized or required by law.
No person shall throw or deposit or cause to have thrown or deposited any litter on any occupied private property within the Town, whether owned by such person or not, except that the owner or person in control of private property may maintain authorized private receptacles for collection in such a manner that litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk, alley or other public place or upon any private property. The owner or person in control of any private property shall, at all times, maintain the premises free from litter.
No person shall throw or deposit or cause to have thrown or deposited any litter on any open or vacant property within the Town, whether owned by such person or not. The owner or person in control of any such vacant property shall at all times maintain the premises free from litter.
Violations of this bylaw shall be punished pursuant to MGL c. 40, §§ 21 and 21D, by a fine of up to $300 or each offense or be subject to noncriminal disposition of the offense pursuant to Chapter 1.