Borough of North Arlington, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Arlington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Littering — See Ch. 128.

Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 398.

Public health nuisances — See Ch. 417.

ARTICLE I
General Recycling Regulations (§ 281-1 — § 281-8) 

ARTICLE II
Recycling of Leaves (§ 281-9 — § 281-14) 

[Adopted 8-7-1990 by Ord. No. 1496 (Ch. 136, Art. I, of the 1984 Code)]

§ 281-1
Definitions. 

§ 281-2
Purpose. 

§ 281-3
Recycling regulations. 

§ 281-4
Method of disposal. 

§ 281-5
Contracts and other methods for collection. 

§ 281-6
Collection by unauthorized persons prohibited. 

§ 281-7
Donating and selling recyclables. 

§ 281-8
Violations and penalties. 

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CANS
Includes only those containers made entirely of aluminum and used solely for the packaging of beverages.
AUTOMOBILE WASTE OIL
Automobile engine oil, machinery engine oil and other oil utilized in the operation of a motor.
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS
Includes all public or private establishments, including but not limited to manufacturing, retailing and/or service establishments; establishments in business for the purpose of consumption, on or off premises, as well as food distribution and/or processing; and professional and/or nonprofit or for-profit corporate entities.
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS (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, block, 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 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
Structural material shaped in parallel furrows and ridges for rigidity, used to make packing and shipping containers.
DESIGNATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
The following recycling materials which are to be source separated in the Borough pursuant to P.L. 1987, c. 102, Section 3 (N.J.S.A. 13:1F-99.13): glass beverage containers, aluminum cans, ferrous scrap, leaves, white goods, tin (ferrous cans), grass, corrugated cardboard, grade paper, mixed paper and construction and demolition debris
[Added 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]
DISPOSITION or DISPOSITION OF DESIGNATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
The transportation, placement, reuse, sale, donation, transfer or temporary storage for a period not exceeding six months of the designated recyclable materials for all possible uses except for disposal as solid waste.
DWELLING UNIT
Includes any one-family, two-family or multifamily homes, apartments and high-rises, condominiums and/or cooperatives.
FERROUS SCRAP (MUNICIPAL/COMMERCIAL)
All metal scrap containing steel and or cast iron
[Added 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]
FOOD WASTE
Spoiled fruits or vegetables, stale baked goods, meat trimmings, plate scrapings and renderings.
GLASS FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONTAINERS
Includes all bottles and jars made entirely of glass, devoid of metal caps and rings, and used in the storage of food and beverages. Specifically excluded are blue glass and flat glass, commonly known as "window glass," light bulbs and fixtures.
GRASS (MUNICIPAL)
Green herbage sending up spikelike shoots or blades.
[Added 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Includes all waste as defined in N.J.S.A. 13:1E-38, N.J.S.A. 13:1E-51 and N.J.A.C. 7:26-8.1 et seq.
HIGH-GRADE OFFICE PAPER
White typing and ledger paper, white note pad paper, carbonless computer printout, manila tab cards and file folders.
HOUSEHOLD GENERATED BATTERIES
Any type of button, coin, cylindrical, rectangular or other shaped, enclosed device or sealed container consisting of a combination of two or more voltanic or galvanic cells, electrically connected to produce electric energy, composed of lead, lithium, manganese, mercury, mercuric oxide, silver oxide, cadmium, zinc, copper, or other metals, or any combination thereof, and designed for household use, including any alkaline, manganese, lithium, mercuric oxide, silver oxide, zinc-air or zinc-carbon battery, nickel-cadmium rechargeable battery or sealed lead rechargeable battery
[Added 2-6-1995 by Ord. No. 1634]
LEAVES
Those materials naturally formed from trees and bushes that are suitable for composting and mulching purposes.
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 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE STREAM
All residential, commercial and institutional solid waste generated within the boundaries of the Borough, as measured in tons.
NEWSPAPERS
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.
PERSONS
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
PROPERTY
All residential, commercial and institutional property in the Borough of North Arlington.
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
Includes all municipal and state government facilities; all religious, educational and health-care facilities; any and all public and/or private civic organizations; and all nonprofit or for-profit organizations.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Those items in the definition of "designated recyclable materials" above, which would otherwise become municipal solid waste and which are to be collected, separated or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form or raw materials or products.
[Added 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]
RECYCLING
The process by which designated materials, which could otherwise become solid waste, are separated, collected, 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 recyclable materials
[Added 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]
RECYCLING SERVICES
The services provided by persons engaged in the business of recycling, including the collection, processing, storage, purchase, sale or disposition or any combination thereof, of recyclable materials.
SOURCE-SEPARATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Recyclable materials as defined in the definition of "designated recyclable materials" above, which are kept separate and apart from all other residential, commercial and institutional solid waste by the generator thereof for the purpose of collection, disposition and recycling which have been designated to be kept.
[Added 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]
TIN CANS (FERROUS CONTAINERS) [MUNICIPAL]
Cans made of steel or tin. The most common are tin-plated steel cans which contain food.
[Added 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]
WHITE GOODS
The following types of appliances: freezers, refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, hot water heaters, stoves and the like.

There is hereby established a mandatory source separation of used newspapers, glass food and beverage containers, aluminum beverage cans and corrugated cardboard, from the solid waste generated within the Borough of North Arlington for the purpose of recycling.

All owners, lessees or occupants of dwelling units, except those physically disabled; and all owners, lessees and occupants, except those disabled, of business, commercial and/or industrial establishments; and all owners, lessees and occupants, except those physically disabled, of private, public and governmental institutions and facilities shall, in addition to newspapers, separate glass food and beverage containers, aluminum beverage cans, corrugated cardboard and other recyclables as defined herein from the solid waste and shall recycle these materials in the following manner:

A. 

Glass food and beverage containers.

(1) 

Glass food and beverage containers used for the storage of food and/or beverages shall be rinsed clean of all residue and shall have all caps and/or rings removed.

(2) 

Glass food and beverage containers shall be placed in a container or receptacle having a capacity not to exceed five gallons. No glass shall be deliberately broken for the purpose of filling any container or receptacle; however, accidentally broken glass will be accepted.

(3) 

Containers or receptacles shall be placed for collection on the day/days to be established at the designated collection or pickup site(s), to be determined by the Borough of North Arlington or its authorized agent, in accordance with all applicable regulations.

B. 

Aluminum beverage cans.

(1) 

Aluminum beverage cans will be placed in containers or receptacles having a capacity not to exceed five gallons.

(2) 

Containers or receptacles shall be placed for collection on the day/days to be established at the designated collection or pickup site(s), to be determined by the Borough of North Arlington or its authorized agent, in accordance with all applicable regulations.

C. 

Corrugated cardboard.

(1) 

Corrugated cardboard shall be broken down to handleable size and tied securely in flat bundles which must not exceed 40 pounds per bundle.

(2) 

The bundles shall be placed for collection on the day/days to be established at the designated collection of pickup site(s), to be determined by the Borough of North Arlington or its authorized agent, in accordance with all applicable regulations.

(3) 

This subsection (i.e., § 281-3C, Corrugated cardboard) shall be applicable only to nonresidential uses.

D. 

Used newspapers.

(1) 

All newspapers are to be bundled securely to ensure that they will not be capable of being windblown or distributed on the public streets. The maximum weight of any bundle shall not exceed 30 pounds (approximately 12 inches high).

(2) 

Newspapers shall be placed or caused to be placed by the owner, lessee or occupant of every property at the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. of each day, which is the day preceding the day established by the Borough of North Arlington for pickup within the district in which the property in question is located; the schedule for all such pickups to be in the form of a calendar setting forth the dates for specific pickups.

E. 

White goods. White goods shall be placed or cause to be placed by the owner, lessee or occupant of every property at the curb for collection only after special arrangements for their pickup by the Borough have first been made in person or by telephone or the mails with the Department of Public Works Superintendent.

F. 

Food waste. Food waste shall be separated and placed for collection in a manner provided for by the municipality.

G. 

High-grade officer paper shall be separated and placed for collection in a manner provided for by the municipality.

H. 

Leaves shall be separated and placed for collection in a manner provided for by the municipality.

I. 

Automotive waste oil may be separated and disposed of by either private scavenger or disposed of in receptacles provided at a site designated by the Department of Public Works Superintendent with prior authorization by the Department of Public Works Superintendent.

J. 

Grass.

[Added 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]

(1) 

Grass clippings shall be placed in biodegradable paper bags, or small lightweight containers. Plastic bags will not be accepted. The weight of each bag or container shall not exceed 40 pounds. Grass clippings shall not be mixed with twigs, leaves or any other material.

(2) 

The bags or containers shall be placed or caused to be placed by the owner, lessee or occupant of every property at the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. of the day, which is the day preceding the day established by the Borough of North Arlington for pickup within the district in which the property in question is located; the schedule for all such pickup to be in the form of a calendar setting forth the dates for specific pickups.

(3) 

Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing yard waste that is not containerized at the curb or along the street is only allowed during the seven days prior to a scheduled and announced collection, and shall not be placed closer than 10 feet from any storm drain inlet. Placement of such yard waste at the curb or along the street at any other time or in any other manner is a violation of this chapter. If such placement of yard waste occurs, the party responsible for placement of the yard waste must remove the yard waste from the street, or said party shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.

[Added 5-12-2005 by Ord. No. 1935]

(4) 

The owner or occupant of any property, or any employee or contractor of such owner or occupant engage to provide law care or landscaping services, shall not sweep, rake, blow or otherwise place yard waste, unless it complies with Subsection G(3).

[Added 5-12-2005 by Ord. No. 1935]

K. 

Tin cans (ferrous containers).

[Added 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]

(1) 

Tin cans (ferrous containers) used for the storage of food shall be rinsed clean of all residue.

(2) 

Tin cans shall be placed in a container or receptacle not to exceed five gallons.

(3) 

Containers or receptacles shall be placed for collection on the day/days to be established, at the designated collection or pickup site(s) to be determined by the Borough of North Arlington, or its authorized agent, for collection, in accordance with all applicable regulations.

L. 

Ferrous scrap. Ferrous scrap shall be placed or caused to be placed by the owner, lessee or occupant of every property at the curb for collection only after arrangement for their pickup by the Borough have first been made in person or by telephone or the mails with the Department of Public Works Superintendent.

M. 

Mixed paper.

[Added 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]

(1) 

Mixed paper shall be separated and disposed of by private scavenger.

(2) 

This Subsection M shall be applicable only to nonresidential uses.

N. 

Construction and demolition debris.

[Added 8-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1616]

(1) 

Construction and demolition debris shall be separated and disposed of by private scavenger.

(2) 

This Subsection N shall be applicable only to nonresidential uses.

[Added 2-6-1995 by Ord. No. 1634]
A. 

Beginning April 1, 1995, household batteries must be separated for disposal as hazard waste. Residents may deposit batteries in the marked containers at the following four collection sites:

(1) 

Borough Hall Parking Lot, 214 Ridge Road.

(2) 

New Schuyler Fire Station, Disposal Road.

(3) 

Morris Park, River Road (next to firehouse).

(4) 

Municipal Parking Lot, 43 Ridge Road.

B. 

All normal household batteries, including rechargeable, will be accepted, lead acid batteries and car batteries excluded.

A. 

The Mayor and Borough Clerk of the Borough of North Arlington are hereby authorized and directed to negotiate and to enter into contracts for the collection of glass food and beverage containers, aluminum beverage cans, corrugated cardboard and/or such other designated recyclable materials as may be determined or to place same out to bid, if required, by the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.).

B. 

The Borough of North Arlington may utilize its own personnel to collect said glass food and beverage containers, aluminum beverage cans, corrugated cardboard and/or such other designated recyclable materials or contract out the cost of said collection as may be determined to be in the best interests of the municipality.

A. 

Recyclable material as defined herein shall be the property of the Borough of North Arlington once placed at the designated collection or pickup site(s) authorized by the municipality or its designated agent.

B. 

It shall be a violation of this article for any person unauthorized by the municipality or its designated agent to pick up or cause to be picked up said recyclable materials as defined herein. Each such collection will be illegal and in violation hereof and shall constitute a separate and distinct offense, punishable as hereinafter provided.

Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, any owner, lessee or occupant of a dwelling unit, public or private institution or commercial or industrial establishment may donate or sell said recyclable materials, as defined herein, to any person, partnership or corporation, whether or not operating for profit. However, said person, partnership or corporation shall not pick up said recyclable materials at curbside or at any designated collection or pickup site(s) authorized by the municipality or its designated agent.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-5, the minimum penalty shall be a fine which in an amount not exceeding $2,500 or a maximum penalty of a fine not exceeding $10,000.

[Adopted 7-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1433 (Ch. 136, Art. III, of the 1984 Code)]

§ 281-9
Definitions. 

§ 281-10
Separation of leaves for collection. 

§ 281-11
Regulations. 

§ 281-12
Alternate means of disposal. 

§ 281-13
Enforcement. 

§ 281-14
Violations and penalties. 

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

LEAVES
Those materials naturally formed from trees and bushes that are suitable for composting and/or mulching purposes.
PERSONS
All residential, commercial and institutional property owners and/or occupants with the Borough.
SOLID WASTE
Includes all solid waste, garbage, leaves, refuse, trash, etc., usually disposed of under the municipal garbage contract and normally placed for pickup by residents in the Borough for usual collection at regular intervals by the contractor.

Upon the adoption of this article and beginning September 1 through December 31 of 1988 and continuing during that period each and every year thereafter as promulgated by regular regulations issued by the Mayor and Council in accordance with the terms hereof, it shall be mandatory for all persons, except those physically disabled, who accumulate leaves to separate the same from municipal solid waste and to place said leaves at curbside for collection in accordance with this article at a scheduled interval particular to that specific geographical area of the Borough as prescribed in the aforementioned regulations to be promulgated.

All persons shall accomplish those obligations contained in the previous section in strict conformity with the following regulations:

A. 

The use of any and all plastic container bags in conjunction with actual leaf collection by the residents/commercial establishments is prohibited.

B. 

All leaves must be separated from municipal solid waste generated within the Borough and, as a consequence, are prohibited from inclusion in the regular curbside collection of municipal solid waste.

Strict adherence to all requirements contained herein or regulations to be promulgated notwithstanding, any person may choose to compost and/or mulch their particular leaves on site for their personal horticultural benefit, provided that such activities are of no adverse consequence to health and safety codes currently governing or to be promulgated to govern such activity, and that such alternate means of disposal are accomplished at no cost to the Borough.

This article shall be enforced by the North Arlington Police Department and the Department of Health, and any such other employees or departments of the Borough as designated in writing by the Borough Administrator.

[Amended 9-12-1995 by Ord. No. 1648
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
]

Any person who violates any provision of this article, as well as regulations issued pursuant thereto, shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty in Chapter 1, Article I, General Penalty, at the discretion of the Municipal Court, with each violation constituting a distinct and separate offense.