Learn About Hazlet's Littering Ordinances
The Township of Hazlet addresses Littering in Chapter 255 of the Township Code..
The Code addresses the definition of litter; use of public receptacles; responsibility of property owners; prohibited acts; notice to remove litter; and violation and penalties. Review the Code.
There are other mentions of litter as it pertains to sidewalks, storm drains, solid waste and more. Search specific keywords.
Report a Code Violation in Hazlet
The Township Code Enforcement Office handles complaints. Their webpage includes a downloadable form and includes contact information. View the Hazlet Code Enforcement page.
Litter on State Highways 35 & 36
Use the NJ Dept. of Transportation Public Problem Reporting Form to report litter on jughandles and along state Route 35 and 36. You can use this form to report a pothole, tall grass, graffiti, roadway debris/litter, deer carcass, traffic light or sign problem, maintenance, or guiderail damage. A short “how-to” video is provided to help mark the location on a map.
NJDOT On-line Public Problem Reporting
Report Illegal Dumping
Public lands all over New Jersey are being used as dumping grounds. Litter, garbage bags, tires, televisions, electronic waste, appliances, yard waste, and construction debris are being dumped and threatening our local environment, animals and public. This dumping detracts from the natural beauty of our public lands; it decreases property value, and costs the citizens of New Jersey tax dollars to cleanup. Visit www.stopdumping.nj.gov
On Nov. 4, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature enacted the most progressive bag ban law in the country. The law reduces litter and encourages the use of reusable bags by phasing out single-use carryout bags.
The law bans single-use plastic bags, regardless of thickness, at grocery stores and retail establishments, as well as paper bags at grocery stores equal to or larger than 2,500 sq. ft.
It also bans polystyrene foam takeout food containers and other products such as plates, cups, food trays and utensils; and makes plastic straws at restaurants available only upon request. As of November 4, 2021, plastic straws will only be available upon request.
The “Bag Up NJ” campaign is the New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s new single use plastic and paper bag ban outreach campaign, which has a simple message: Bring your own reusable bag(s) when you shop.
Skip the Straw Campaign
Beginning Nov. 4, 2021, food-service businesses may provide single-use plastic straws to a customer only upon request.
Food-service businesses includes all restaurants, convenience stores and fast-food businesses, each of which must also educate their employees and customers about the restriction. Consumers will still be able to purchase packages of straws and beverages prepackaged with a straw, such as juice boxes, after Nov. 4.