Pet Waste Regulations

Restricts pet owners or keepers from allowing
their pets to soil, defile, or defecate on any common thoroughfare, street,
sidewalk, passageway, road bypass, play area, park or any place where people
congregate or walk upon any public property whatsoever, or upon any private
property without the permission of the private property owner.  If any pet
owners or keepers do allow their pet to soil, defile, or defecate on any of the
above areas, they must immediately remove the pet feces and droppings.  The
feces and droppings must be disposed of properly.  Proper disposal is
defined as placement of pet feces or droppings in a designated waste receptacle,
or other suitable waste container, and discarded in a refuse container that is
regularly emptied by the township or some other refuse collector, or disposal
into a system designed to convey domestic sewage for proper treatment and

This ordinances basically restricts pets from
defecating on public property or private property, without the approval of the
owner.  The owner or keeper of any pet that does defecate and any public or
private property must immediately pick-up the feces or droppings.  The
feces or droppings must be discarded in an acceptable trash receptacle or
flushed down an acceptable toilet.

This ordinance is designed to keep pet feces or
droppings from being washed into the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4), where it would cause
pollution of our waterways.