[Adopted 6-5-1985 by Ord. No. 85-12; 7-1-1986 by Ord. No. 86-36; 3-9-1988 by Ord. No. 88-14; amended in its entirety 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32]
For purposes of this article of the Code of the Township of Pennsauken, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings hereinafter set forth:
- GLASS AND CANS
- Food or beverage containers made of glass or any type metal.
- NEWSPAPER and NEWSPAPER MATERIALS
- All uncontaminated used newspaper.
- All household items which are manufactured plastic in nature, specifically including but not limited to garbage bags, plastic cans, cups and kitchen utensils.
- Newspaper and newspaper materials, glass and cans and plastics as defined herein.
There is hereby established a program for the mandatory separation of newspaper and newspaper materials, glass and cans and plastic materials from household trash within the Township of Pennsauken.
The occupant or owner of any building within the Township of Pennsauken, who shall place for disposal, removal or collection the following named items, shall do so in strict conformity with the following regulation:
Newspaper and newspaper materials shall be bundled separately from the rest of household trash and bundled separately and properly secured and bound by either rope, wire and/or twine and properly secured in bundles not to exceed 50 pounds and shall be placed at the curb where the separated household trash is normally picked up for collection.
Glass and cans shall be separated from the rest of household trash and placed in a container supplied to each occupant and/or homeowner by the Township of Pennsauken, and this container shall be placed at the curb where separated household trash is normally picked up for collection on the day designated for collection of recyclables.
All plastic materials commonly used in the household as indicated hereinabove shall be separated from the rest of household trash in recycling buckets or other receptacles supplied by the Township of Pennsauken and shall be placed at the curb where the separated household trash is normally picked up for collection.
The collection, removal and disposal of newspaper and newspaper materials shall be supervised by the Recycling Coordinator of the Township of Pennsauken.
From the time of placement at the curb, by an owner, resident or occupant, of the recyclables hereinabove described, for collection by the agent of the Township of Pennsauken in accordance with the terms hereof, the items shall be and become the property of the Township of Pennsauken. It shall be a violation of this article for any person unauthorized by the Township of Pennsauken to collect, obtain, pick up or cause to be collected, obtained or picked up any such item during the twenty-six-hour period commencing at 6:00 p.m. on any day preceding a day designated for collection. Any and all such collection in violation hereof from one or more households or residences during said twenty-six-hour period shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.
Any person, firm or corporation that violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this article or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.