Township of Pennsauken, NJ
Camden County
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[Adopted 9-23-1981 by Ord. No. 81-30]
[Amended 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-25[1]]
The purpose of this article is to provide regulations to residential, commercial, industrial and other users of the garbage collection and yard waste collection system in Pennsauken Township so that all persons are obliged to place their garbage, trash and yard waste in adequate containers, at suitable locations and at designated times. This article shall also provide penalties upon conviction for violation of any of the provisions set forth herein and is not intended to change or amend the existing provisions of Chapter 269, Article I, of the Pennsauken Township Code, but to enlarge upon and provide additional regulations.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also amended the title of this Article III from "Preparation of Garbage and Trash for Collection."
For the purpose of this article, certain words and phrases are defined as follows:
CONTAINERS
Except as otherwise provided herein, containers used for storing of garbage or trash shall be galvanized or plastic cans having handles and tight-fitting covers or, in the case of residential garbage or trash only, heavy-duty bags having a thickness of no less than three mils, securely tied unless bags are placed in suitable container. All such cans or bags shall have a capacity of from 10 to 32 gallons and shall weigh no more than 50 pounds when filled.
[Amended 12-18-2008 by Ord. No. 08-39]
GARBAGE AND TRASH
Includes all forms of solid or semisolid waste materials discarded by persons in Pennsauken Township and shall include garbage, offal, rubbish, any decaying or vegetable substance or other refuse, including any waste or worthless matter.
PERSON
Includes a person of either sex and shall pertain to any natural person or association of persons, including but not limited to a partnership, individual proprietorship or corporation or other business entities recognized by the law of the State of New Jersey.
STREET
Includes any street, avenue, road, boulevard, lane, drive, or other way, which is an existing state, county, or municipal roadway, and includes the land between the street lines whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, curb, gutter, sidewalk, and parking areas.
[Added 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-25]
YARD WASTE
Includes leaves and grass clippings.
[Added 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-25]
A. 
All garbage and trash intended for collection shall be drained of all free liquid and shall be wrapped or sacked and then placed in containers. Other forms of garbage, not containing any form of free liquid, such as newspapers, magazines, collapsible cardboard boxes or other containers must be set out in securely tied bundles, and not placed in a container, provided that no one bundle shall exceed 50 pounds in weight. Such rubbish may also be placed in a container with garbage, provided that the combined weight of such trash does not exceed 50 pounds in weight.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to place garbage for collection that is not drained of liquid or semiliquid substance and the same shall not be collected whether in an approved container or not. All garbage and rubbish constituting the trash to be collected must be stored and maintained in a sanitary condition until picked up by those agents or employees designated by the Township for such task.
C. 
All persons who own or occupy property shall be responsible for putting their trash at the curb abutting their property in the proper containers. This shall be done on the day designated for collection, but no sooner than 4:00 p.m. on the day preceding the day of collection. Thereafter, empty containers shall be removed by said persons no later than 8:00 p.m. on the day of collection.
[Amended 1-27-1982 by Ord. No. 82-3; 12-29-1997 by Ord. No. 97-45]
D. 
The sweeping, raking, blowing, or otherwise placing yard waste that is not containerized within the cartway of the street is not permitted to be placed within 10 feet from any storm drain inlet. Placement of yard waste in a manner other than as described herein is a violation of this article and shall be removed by the party responsible for placement of the yard waste.
[Added 9-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-25; amended 4-21-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:03]
E. 
Dumpsters or other refuse containers used for the storing of garbage and trash that are exposed to stormwater (rain or snow) shall be covered at all times; shall not be overflowing or contents spilling out; and shall not be leaking or otherwise discharging liquids, semiliquids, or solids. The owner of the dumpster and the owner of the property associated with its use are jointly responsible for compliance with this regulation. Exempted from this regulation are permitted temporary demolition roll-off containers or dumpsters. Also exempted are individual homeowner trash and recycling containers. Individual homeowner trash and recycling containers are regulated by Subsections A, B, and C above.
[Added 4-21-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:08]
[Amended 1-27-1982 by Ord. No. 82-3]
The Township of Pennsauken currently has the discarded garbage and trash collected at the curb of its various and numerous streets by an independent contractor designated for such purpose. A garbage pickup schedule is on file with the Clerk of the Township. Annexed hereto is a true and accurate designation of the garbage pickup schedule for the trash collection. Schedule A[1] designates the garbage pickup schedule for trash collection in the Township of Pennsauken. The entire remainder of this section shall remain in full force and effect, so that new or amended schedules, dealing with the day of collection, may be made by filing the same with the Clerk of Pennsauken Township, and such amendatory schedules shall be substituted in place of Schedule A. Such new or amended schedules of collection shall be advertised in advance at least 15 days prior to the change, on at least two occasions, in official newspapers of the Township; except for changes made necessary by holidays, celebrated by the contractor or the Township, falling on the day of collection, and in this event, such temporary holiday change shall be advertised on one occasion at least seven days prior to the change.
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Editor's Note: Schedule A in on file in the Clerk's office.
[Amended 9-12-1984 by Ord. No. 84-26; 3-27-2002 by Ord. No. 02-02]
Any person who is issued a violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be subjected to a fine for a first offense of $15, plus court cost, which is payable without court appearance. For the second offense, said person shall be fined at least $25 but no more than $100, plus court cost. For the third or additional offense, the person shall be subjected to a fine of at least $100 but not more than $1,000, plus court cost, in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. Mandatory court appearances are required on second, third or additional offense.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by code enforcement officers of the Township of Pennsauken within the Construction Code Department and under the direction of the Construction Official.