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Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 12-28-1987 by Ord. No. 1441]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALUMINUM
Recyclable aluminum cans.
ALUMINUM CANS (MUNICIPAL/COMMERCIAL)
Beverage containers made of a lightweight, silver-white, metallic element.
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
CONTRACTOR
A business engaging in the business of recycling or otherwise providing recycling services.
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS (C/D) (COMMERCIAL)
Source-separated nonputrescible recyclable material generated from the construction, alteration, repair, maintenance and/or demolition of structures within Bergen County. This material shall include concrete, bricks, blocks, ferrous and nonferrous scrap, asphalt, asphalt shingles, recyclable wood scrap and any and all other material generated from the construction, alteration, repair, maintenance and/or demolition of a structure or structures within Bergen County that a municipality may deem recyclable.
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD (COMMERCIAL)
Structural material shaped in parallel furrows and ridges for rigidity, used to make packing and shipping containers.
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
FERROUS SCRAP (MUNICIPAL/COMMERCIAL)
All metal scrap containing steel and/or cast iron.
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
GLASS
All products made from silica or sand, soda ash and limestone which are transparent or translucent and used for the packaging or bottling of various matter and all other materials commonly known as "glass," but excluding, however, blue and flat glass commonly known as "window glass."
GLASS BEVERAGE CONTAINERS (MUNICIPAL/COMMERCIAL)
All containers made from silica or sand, soda ash and limestone, the product being transparent or translucent and being used for packaging or bottling of various matter and all other material commonly known as "glass," excluding, however, blue glass and plate glass commonly known as "window glass."
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
GRASS (MUNICIPAL)
Green herbage sending up spikelike shoots or blades.
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
HIGH-GRADE PAPER
All paper such as bond, stationery, computer printout sheets, computer tabular cards, white or colored ledger paper, white or yellow lined paper or copier paper and all other such paper, but not including tissue paper, newsprint, corrugated cardboard, flat cardboard, magazine paper or other such paper.
[Added 2-27-1989 by Ord. No. 1502]
HIGH-GRADE PAPER (COMMERCIAL)
White typing and ledger paper, white notepad paper, copier paper, carbonless computer printout, manila tab cards and file folders.
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
LEAVES (MUNICIPAL)
Those materials naturally formed from trees and bushes that are suitable for composting and mulching purposes.
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
MARKET or MARKETS
The disposition of designated recyclable materials, source-separated in a municipality, which entails a disposition cost less than the cost of transporting the recyclable materials to solid-waste facilities and disposing of them as municipal solid waste at the facility utilized by the municipality.
MIXED PAPER (COMMERCIAL)
Source-separated mixture of all types of paper, including but not limited to corrugated, high-grade paper, newspaper, magazines, telephone directories, wrapping paper, box board, books, grocery bags and junk mail.
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
MUNICIPAL SOLID-WASTE STREAM
All residential, commercial and institutional solid waste generated within the boundaries of Hasbrouck Heights.
NEWSPAPER (MUNICIPAL)
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. Magazines and periodicals as well as all other paper products of any nature are not considered "newspaper."
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
PAPER
Includes all newspaper, high-grade office paper, fine paper, bond paper, offset paper, xerographic paper, mimeo paper, duplicator paper and related types of cellulosic material containing not more than 10%, by weight or volume, of noncellulosic material such as laminates, binders, coatings or saturants.
PAPER PRODUCTS
Any noncontaminated paper items or commodities, including but not limited to paper napkins, towels, corrugated and other cardboard and related types of cellulosic products containing not more than 10%, by weight or volume, of noncellulosic material such as laminates, binders, coatings or saturants.
PLASTIC CONTAINER
Any hermetically sealed container with a minimum wall thickness of not less than 0.010 inch and composed of thermoplastic, synthetic, polymeric material.
POSTCONSUMER WASTE MATERIAL
Any noncontaminated product generated by a business or consumer which has served its intended end use and which has been separated from solid waste for the purposes of collection, recycling and disposition and which does not include secondary waste material or demolition waste.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Those materials which would otherwise become municipal solid waste and which may be collected, separated or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
RECYCLED PAPER
Any paper having a total weight consisting of not less than 50% secondary wastepaper material.
RECYCLED PAPER PRODUCTS
Any paper product consisting of not less than 50% secondary wastepaper material.
RECYCLING
Any system by which materials which would otherwise become solid waste are collected, separated or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
RECYCLING CENTER
Any facility designed and operated solely for receiving, storing, processing and transferring source-separated nonputrescible or source-separated, co-mingled nonputrescible metal, glass, paper, plastic containers and corrugated and other cardboard or other recyclable materials approved by the Department.
RECYCLING SERVICES
The services provided by persons engaging in the business of recycling, including the collection, processing, storage, purchase, sale or disposition, or any combination thereof, of recyclable materials.
REGULATIONS
Such rules, implementation dates, schedules of times and such other requirements promulgated by the Recycling Coordinator and approved by the Borough Council as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and objectives of this article.
SECONDARY WASTE MATERIAL
Waste material generated after the completion of a manufacturing process.
SECONDARY WASTEPAPER MATERIAL
Paper waste generated after the completion of a paper-making process, such as postconsumer waste material, envelope cutting, bindery trimmings, printing waste, cutting and other converting waste, butt rolls and mill wrappers, but excepting therefrom fibrous waste generated during the manufacturing process such as fibers recovered from wastewater or trimmings of paper-machine rolls, fibrous by-products of harvesting, extractive or woodcutting processes or forest residue such as bark.
SOURCE-SEPARATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Recyclable materials, including but not limited to paper, metal, glass, food waste, office paper and plastic, which are kept separate and apart from residential, commercial and institutional solid waste by the generator thereof for the purposes of collection, disposition and recycling.
SUFFICIENT CONTAINERS
Enough receptacles for each premises to eliminate the need for baskets, cartons and paper bags stored in loose condition at receptacle locations.
SUITABLE CONTAINERS
Receptacles, as herein defined, so constructed as to prevent spillage, having handles or other appurtenances thereto of such size as to facilitate their emptying and which are maintained at all times in a clean condition. A suitable Type 1 receptacle shall have handles to enable it to be handled by one man and shall be filled to a weight no greater than 25 pounds. A suitable Type 2 receptacle shall be one commonly known as a "dumpster," having a capacity of no greater than two cubic yards, and shall have standard appurtenant fixtures thereon to facilitate dumping into standard garbage compactor trucks.
TIN CANS (FERROUS CONTAINERS) (MUNICIPAL)
Cans made of steel or tin. The most common are tin-plated steel cans which contain food.
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
USED NEWSPAPER
Paper of the type commonly referred to as "newsprint," but excluding, however, all magazines or similar glossy periodicals as well as all other paper periodicals of any nature whatsoever.
WHITE GOODS (MUNICIPAL/COMMERCIAL)
Used appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers and stoves.
[Added 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
YARD WASTE
Leaves, grass clippings and brush.
Classes of businesses shall be as follows:
A. 
Class I: a business employing fewer than 10 employees.
B. 
Class II: a business employing 10 to 25 employees.
C. 
Class III: a business employing more than 25 employees.
D. 
Class IV: office buildings containing fewer than six offices.
E. 
Class V: office buildings containing more than six offices.
F. 
Class VI: multiple dwellings of three units or more.
G. 
Class VII: hotels or motels.
H. 
Class VIII: buildings containing a combination of residences and business.
I. 
Class IX: manufacturing plants.
A. 
General. It shall be the further obligation, in all of the aforenamed classes, for all persons, except those residential classes who are exempted from the obligation to separate recyclables, to separate high-grade paper from other paper.
[Added 2-27-1989 by Ord. No. 1502]
B. 
Residential premises. All persons, except those physically disabled, who are owners, lessees and occupants of residential property in the Borough shall separate used newspapers, aluminum, glass, plastics, ferrous scrap, white goods, household-generated batteries, grass and yard waste from any other trash and garbage produced by any such residences and shall separately prepare the same according to all applicable regulations.
[Amended 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676; 12-29-1994 by Ord. No. 1693]
C. 
All commercial and multifamily premises. Owners, lessees and occupants of commercial and multifamily locations shall separate recyclables, further including but not limited to leaves, white goods and construction and demolition debris, from their waste stream and prepare and dispose of said materials in accordance with all applicable regulations.
[Amended 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1676]
D. 
Classes I, II and IV shall separate, store in suitable receptacles, as designated by the Recycling Coordinator, and dispose of recyclables according to regulations.
E. 
Classes III, V, VII and IX shall separate and store recyclables in suitable receptacles, as designated by the Recycling Coordinator, and shall transport the same to the recycling depot of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights at such times and in such a manner as the Recycling Coordinator may require hereunder, unless exemption is granted by the Recycling Coordinator pursuant to § 152-16 hereof, in which case a quarterly report of the weight or quantity must be made to the Recycling Coordinator in such manner as he requires.
[Amended 3-28-1988 by Ord. No. 1455]
F. 
Class VI shall collect recyclables and store them in a designated area properly prepared and accessible for collection as scheduled.
G. 
For Class VIII the owners of the building shall make available storage areas for recyclables to be properly prepared; disposal shall be designated by the Recycling Coordinator.
All separated recyclables shall be placed for pickup and/or collection and recycling in strict conformity with the following regulations:
A. 
Used newspapers shall be separated and tied in bundles not to exceed 12 inches in height. Such bundles shall not be contained in plastic bags.
B. 
Aluminum shall be separated and secured in sufficient suitable reusable containers supplied by the owner, lessee or occupant.
C. 
Glass shall be separated and contained in sufficient suitable reusable containers supplied by the owner, lessee or occupant. Containers constructed of paper or cardboard materials shall be deemed not suitable for this purpose. The container, when filled, shall weigh no more than 25 pounds.
D. 
Other materials shall be separated and secured in reusable containers supplied by the owner, lessee or occupant.
E. 
Storage of recyclables shall be at a location which shall not cause an unsightly or hazardous environment.
F. 
High-grade paper shall be separated and stored in conformity with the regulations of the Recycling Coordinator as hereafter promulgated.
[Added 2-27-1989 by Ord. No. 1502]
The Recycling Coordinator shall promulgate reasonable regulations and establish the commencement dates for mandatory separation of recyclables and the manner, dates and times for the collection of the same in accordance with the terms of this article. Any such regulations so promulgated shall become effective upon approval by the Borough Council and may be changed, modified, repealed or amended in whole or in part by the Borough Council. A copy of such regulations promulgated by the Coordinator, as approved, modified or amended, shall be available for public inspection at the office of the Department of Public Works during regular office hours.
From the time of placement at the curb for pickup, collection and recycling, recyclables shall be the property of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights or its duly authorized agent. No person unauthorized by the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights shall collect or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any such recyclables. Each collection or pickup of recyclables in violation hereof shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
No provision herein shall be construed to prohibit groups or individuals who shall be authorized by the Recycling Coordinator from collecting or picking up recyclables at curbside or otherwise in such manner and under such terms and conditions as shall be prescribed by the Coordinator. No such collection or pickup shall conflict or interfere with pickup and collection by the Borough or its duly authorized agents.
[Added 3-14-1988 by Ord. No. 1453]
The Recycling Coordinator may exempt persons occupying commercial and institutional premises from the source-separation requirements of this article if those persons have otherwise provided for the recycling of the recyclable materials designated in the district recycling plan from solid waste generated at those premises. To be eligible for an exemption pursuant to this section, a commercial or institutional solid-waste generator annually shall provide written documentation to the Recycling Coordinator of the total number of tons recycled.
The Superintendent of Public Works is hereby designated the Recycling Coordinator of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
The Director of the Department of Solid Waste Management or his duly authorized designee is hereby designated and authorized as the enforcement officer of this article.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 152-19, Violations and penalties, as amended, was repealed 2-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2201. See now Ch. 204, Penalties.