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Pet Waste Ordinance

§ 388-1 Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish requirements for the proper disposal of pet solid waste throughout the Township of North Brunswick to protect the public health, safety and welfare and to prescribe the penalties for failure to comply therefor.

§ 388-2 Definitions.

IMMEDIATE — The pet solid waste is removed at once, without delay.

OWNER/KEEPER
Any person who shall possess, maintain, house or harbor any pet or otherwise shall have custody of any pet, whether or not the owner of such pet.

PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.

PET
A domesticated animal (other than a disability assistance animal) kept for amusement or companionship.

PET SOLID WASTE
Waste matter expelled from the bowels of the pet; excrement

PROPER DISPOSAL
Placement in a designated waste receptacle or other suitable container and discarded in a refuse container which is regularly emptied by the Township of North Brunswick or some other refuse collector; or, disposal into a system which is designed to convey domestic sewage for proper treatment and disposal.

§ 388-3 Requirement for disposal.
All pet owners and keepers are required to immediately and properly disposel of their pet's solid waste deposited on any property, public or private, not owned or possessed by that person.

§ 388-4 Exemptions.
Any owner or keeper who requires the use of a disability assistance animal shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter while such animal is being used for that purpose.

§ 388-5 Enforcement.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or the Board of Health.

§ 388-6 Violations and penalties.
Any person(s) found to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.

 


Eric Chaszar
Director
45 Quarry Lane
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone: (732) 297-1134
Fax: (732) 297-9135
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