Chapter 188: SHOPPING CARTS
§ 188-1. Abandonment of carts prohibited.
No person shall leave or abandon any shopping cart upon the sidewalks, streets or roadways of the Borough of Haddonfield.
§ 188-2. Identification tags required.
No merchant, corporate or otherwise, shall provide shopping carts for the use of customers without first affixing thereto a permanent tag of identification setting forth the name and address of the merchant.
§ 188-3. Seizure; redemption or sale of abandoned carts; payment of fees.
All such carts abandoned or otherwise left on public streets, public property or on private property without the express consent of the owner or tenant thereof or the Borough of Haddonfield may be seized and impounded by the Department of Public Works to be sold in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-157 at public auction as unclaimed property after a period of six months, unless the owner thereof shall claim them from the Department of Public Works within said period and pay the sums as provided in this chapter to cover municipal retrieval and storage costs. Such fees shall be paid to the Clerk of the Borough of Haddonfield for the purposes of the Borough of Haddonfield.
§ 188-4. Fee to recover impounded cart.
In order to cover municipal retrieval and storage costs, persons wishing to retrieve an impounded shopping cart shall pay a fee to the Borough Clerk's office of $10 per cart.
§ 188-5. Illegal possession and abandonment of shopping carts.
It shall be a violation for anyone within the Borough of Haddonfield to:
A. Possess or have custody of a shopping cart which is the property of a commercial entity, intended solely for the use of the patrons of that entity on the property of such entity, where such shopping cart is in the custody and possession of an individual outside of the property of the owning commercial entity; or
B. To abandon a shopping cart on any public or private property within the Borough.
§ 188-6. Violations and penalties.
Violations or failure to comply with any provision of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-14. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
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