Township of Hillsborough, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hillsborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 124.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 309.
[Adopted 6-12-1973 by Ord. No. 73-9 (Ch. 123 of the 1977 Code)]

§ 255-1 Authorization to establish landfill.

The Township Committee shall from time to time establish an area of the Township to be used as a sanitary landfill and designated as the "Hillsborough Township sanitary landfill."

§ 255-2 Limitations on use.

[Amended 5-27-1980 by Ord. No. 80-8]
Use of the sanitary landfill for dumping purposes shall be limited to persons, firms or corporations and their agents whose residences or places of doing business are within the confines of Hillsborough's municipal boundaries. Such persons, firms or corporations shall be privileged to use the sanitary landfill for the purpose of dumping garbage, refuse, rubbish, trash, waste materials and the like, all of which originate exclusively within the confines of the Hillsborough municipal boundaries. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation other than those above designated to enter into or upon the sanitary landfill or use the sanitary landfill for any purposes whatsoever, and it shall be unlawful to place in the sanitary landfill any garbage, refuse, rubbish, trash, waste materials or any matter whatsoever which originates outside the municipal boundaries of Hillsborough Township, whether or not the same is done by a Township resident or entity doing business within the Township. No scavengers nor any garbage, trash, rubbish and/or refuse collectors shall be permitted to make use of said sanitary landfill at any time.

§ 255-3 Prohibited materials.

The foregoing section notwithstanding, it shall be unlawful for anyone to place in the sanitary landfill any motor vehicles, large machinery or the like, any explosive or dangerous substances. Permission from the Zoning Officer must be obtained for the dumping in limited quantity of stumps, pieces of concrete, trees over four inches in diameter or the like.

§ 255-4 Prohibited vehicles.

[Added 6-12-1979 by Ord. No. 79-2; 8-14-1979 by Ord. No. 79-5]
The foregoing sections notwithstanding, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or scavenger to dump in the sanitary landfill the contents of any roll-off container or any demolition or construction material, if the same is delivered to said landfill in a vehicle weighing eight tons or more.

§ 255-5 Promulgation of rules and regulations.

The Township Committee from time to time shall establish by resolution the days of operation and the hours of operation of said sanitary landfill and such other rules and regulations as the Township Committee shall deem appropriate, so long as said rules and regulations shall be published once in a newspaper circulated in the Township and shall be posted conspicuously at the entrance to the sanitary landfill site. Failure to abide by any such rules and regulations so established shall be governed by the enforcement provisions of this article, and fines, penalties and revocation of dumping privileges may be imposed in accordance with said provisions.

§ 255-6 Personnel; compensation.

The Township Committee shall from time to time, when it deems such need exists, create positions or jobs in connection with the maintenance or operation of said sanitary landfill and shall by resolution fix the compensation to be paid such personnel; provided, however, that this section shall not impose a duty upon the Township Committee to retain any employees for the operation and maintenance of the sanitary landfill unless the same shall be considered necessary for the promotion of the health and general welfare of the Township.

§ 255-7 Resident permits.

A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall be permitted to dump under any circumstances without first having procured a permit under the procedures set forth in this article. There shall be no fee whatsoever charged for the use of the sanitary landfill as authorized in this article.
[Amended 5-27-1980 by Ord. No. 80-8]
B. 
Access to the sanitary landfill by Township residents shall be gained by display on the left rear side window of the vehicle of a Class A numbered dumping permit, which permit will be issued without charge to any municipal resident by the Hillsborough Police Department upon appropriate proof of residence within the Township, and said permit sticker shall bear the vehicle license plate number and shall be affixed to the vehicle of said resident by the issuing officer, and a permanent record file shall be maintained of the numbered permits, the name and address of the resident and the license plate number of the vehicle to which said permit sticker is affixed.
C. 
Any possessor of a Class A permit is under a duty to notify the Police Department of an address change and to surrender the sticker upon removal from the Township or the sale of the vehicle.

§ 255-8 Violations and penalties. [1]

A. 
Any person, firm, corporation, scavenger or entity which violates any section of this article or any rule or regulation established pursuant to this article shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a Class C violation, punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.
[Amended 12-27-1977 by Ord. No. 77-21]
B. 
In addition to the aforesaid, any person, firm, corporation or scavenger violating any sections of this article or any rule or regulation established pursuant to this article shall be subject to loss of dumping privileges for a period of up to six months for the first offense and subject to permanent loss of such privileges for any subsequent offense, by vote of the Township Committee.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 123-8, Scavenger permits, was repealed 5-27-1980 by Ord. No. 80-8, which also provided for the renumbering of former § 123-9 as § 123-8.
[Adopted 9-8-1987 by Ord. No. 87-18 (Ch. 122 of the 1977 Code)]

§ 255-9 Title.

The short title of this article shall be "Recyclable Material Collection," and the same may be cited in this manner.

§ 255-10 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALUMINUM CANS
Includes all aluminum beverage containers; the same will be reasonably clean of foreign matter.
[Added 8-28-1990 by Ord. No. 90-17]
GLASS
Includes all glass bottles and jars, the same to have lids and neck rings removed and to be reasonably clean of foreign matter.
NEWSPAPERS
Includes paper of the type commonly referred to as "newsprint" and distributed at stated intervals, usually daily or weekly, having printed thereon news and opinions and containing advertisements and other matters of public interest. Expressly excluded are newspapers which have been used for work-related projects and have been soiled.
[Added 8-28-1990 by Ord No. 90-17]
SOLID WASTE
Includes all garbage and rubbish normally placed at the curb by the residents of the Township of Hillsborough for regular municipal collection.
TIN-PLATED STEEL AND BIMETAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE CANS
[Added 3-26-1991 by Ord. No. 91-3]

§ 255-11 Mandatory program established.

[Amended 8-28-1990 by Ord. No. 90-17; 3-26-1991 by Ord. No. 91-3]
On or after the date fixed and promulgated by regulation issued by the Recycling Coordinator of the Township of Hillsborough, in accordance with the terms hereof, it shall be mandatory for all persons who are owners, tenants or occupants of residences or commercial or institutional or industrial properties to separate newspapers, aluminum cans, glass, post-consumer plastic bottles and tin-plated steel and bimetal food and beverage cans for pickup, collection and recycling. It shall be mandatory for all persons who are owners, tenants or occupants of commercial, industrial and institutional properties to also separate corrugated cardboard and high-grade office paper for pickup, collection and recycling. The owner, operator or occupant of any commercial, professional or institutional establishment shall recycle material as required under the Somerset County Recycling Amendment of December 1985 and P.L 1987, c. 102.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.11 et seq.

§ 255-12 Separation and preparation of materials for collection.

Said newspapers shall be reasonably compacted and shall be tied or otherwise secured in bundles not exceeding 35 pounds in weight. All cans shall be reasonably clean, and all glass shall have lids and neck rims removed and shall be reasonably clean; both cans and glass shall be placed in plastic bags (can be mixed) that do not exceed 35 pounds in weight each. Such bundles shall be placed separately at the curb for collection at such time as may hereinafter be established by regulation. All plastic bags will be supplied by the owner, tenant or occupant.

§ 255-13 Placement of materials for collection; unauthorized collection prohibited.

[Amended 3-26-1991 by Ord No. 91-3]
From the time of placement at the curb by any resident of newspapers, aluminum cans, glass and tin-plated steel and bimetal food and beverage cans for collection by the Township of Hillsborough or its agent, in accordance with the terms hereof, such newspapers, aluminum cans, glass and tin-plated steel and bimetal food and beverage cans shall be and become the property of the Township of Hillsborough or its authorized agent. It shall be the responsibility of the owners, tenants or occupants of the premises to place all newspapers, aluminum cans, glass and tin-plated steel and bimetal food and beverage cans herein required for collection immediately adjacent to the curb, but not in the roadway. Recyclable materials to be disposed of shall be placed as specified herein after 6:00 p.m. of the day preceding the day of collection but not later than 7:00 a.m. of the day of collection. Such days shall be established by the Recycling Coordinator. It shall be a violation of this article for any person unauthorized by the Township of Hillsborough to collect or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any such newspapers, cans or glass. Each such collection in violation hereof shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.

§ 255-14 Enforcement and administration.

[Amended 8-28-1990 by Ord. No. 90-17]
The Recycling Coordinator hereby is authorized and directed to enforce this article. He is hereby authorized and directed to establish and promulgate reasonable regulations as to the manner, days and times for the collection of newspapers, aluminum cans and glass in accordance with the terms hereof and any other matters required to implement this article. The Township Committee may change, modify, repeal or amend any portion of said rules and regulations at any time. The Recycling Coordinator and Assistant Recycling Coordinator shall investigate any and all complaints of ordinance violations and issue summonses where appropriate in accordance with § 255-15 of this article and shall monitor on a reasonable basis, but not less than once a year, the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors of the municipality so as to determine the extent of compliance with this article.

§ 255-15 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm, corporation or other entity which violates or neglects to comply with any provisions of this article or any regulation thereof shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $10 upon a first conviction, $25 upon a second conviction and $50 upon a third or subsequent conviction. The above fines shall not be applicable to a conviction for § 255-13 hereof which shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $300. No enforcement of §§ 255-11and 255-12 of this article shall be made until three months from the effective date of regulations authorized to be promulgated hereunder.

§ 255-16 Contracts for collection.

The Township Committee shall enter into a contract granting a franchise or license to authorize the collection of all newspapers, aluminum cans and glass at curbside and, granting such a contract, may give consideration to rebates and grant payments resulting from said contract.

§ 255-17 Leaves.

It is prohibited and will be deemed a violation hereof for any owner, tenant or occupant of any residential, commercial or institutional property in the Township of Hillsborough to put into or cause to be put into the solid waste collection system of the Township of Hillsborough leaves and other such materials.

§ 255-18 Crankcase oil.

It is prohibited and will be deemed a violation hereof for any owner, tenant or occupant of any residential, commercial or institutional property in the Township of Hillsborough to put into or cause to be put into the solid waste collection system of the Township of Hillsborough any crankcase oil.