Borough of Riverton, NJ
Burlington County
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[Adopted 2-14-80 as Ord. No. 2-80]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:66-1 et seq. and the provisions of the Local Budget Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-1 et seq., there is hereby established a municipal enterprise for trash collection.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOROUGH
The Borough of Riverton, Burlington County, New Jersey.
IMPROVED REAL ESTATE LOT
Each real estate lot listed as a separate lot on the tax rolls of the borough and subject of assessment for a building or other structure.
PERSON
Any natural person or legal entity including corporations, partnerships, associates, trusts and the like.
SUPERINTENDENT
The Superintendent of Public Works.
TRASH
Solid waste material of every sort excepting hazardous waste, chemical waste, bulk liquids or pesticides as defined in N.J.S.A. 13:IE-38, and toxic pollutants, as defined in N.J.S.A. 58:1OA-3, and human or animal body wastes. "Trash" includes garbage refuse and rubbish.
A. 
Except as provided herein all trash accumulated within the borough shall be collected by, conveyed by and disposed of by the borough or by the authority of the borough. Except as provided herein, no person shall collect, convey or dispose of trash accumulated in the borough.
B. 
Subsection A of this section shall not apply to the following:
(1) 
Persons producing trash and owners of premises on which trash has accumulated may themselves collect, convey and dispose of their own trash in any manner consistent with this article and other applicable ordinances and laws.
(2) 
Nothing herein prohibits trash collectors from transporting trash across or through the borough on public streets, consistent with this article and other applicable ordinances and law.
(3) 
All persons shall make their own arrangements for collection, conveyance and disposition of hazardous waste, chemical waste, bulk liquids and pesticides, as defined in N.J.S.A. 13:1E-38, and toxic pollutants, as defined in N.J.S.A. 58:10A-3, and any human or animal body wastes which are not acceptable to normal sewer disposal. All such arrangements must meet applicable statutes and ordinances.
(4) 
All trash deposited in a dumpster or similar container shall be disposed of by the owner or user thereof. No dumpster shall be placed on a public street except by written permission of the Chief of Police and the Fire Subcode Official of the Borough of Riverton. The time period for the placement of said dumpster on a public street shall not exceed seven days.
[Amended 5-9-2007 by Ord. No. 2-2007]
(5) 
The Borough will not accept quantities of trash in excess of three fifty-pound receptacles per collection day from any store, restaurant, gasoline service station, other mercantile establishment or industrial establishment or from building operations. Persons operating such establishments shall make their own arrangements for collection of trash in excess of such quantities.
(6) 
The Borough will not accept quantities of trash generated by owners or occupiers of premises in connection with the sale or lease of their property. Persons who generate trash as a result of the sale or the expiration of any leasehold of any improved real estate lot shall be responsible to deposit their trash in a dumpster in accordance with § 74-9B(4) or collect, convey and dispose of their own trash pursuant to § 74-9B(1). The buyer, or successor in interest to any improved real estate lot, will continue to be responsible for removal of the trash which is the subject of this exception.
[Amended 5-9-2007 by Ord. No. 2-2007]
(7) 
Owners and occupants of premises within the Borough on which trash is accumulated may dispose of their own trash at such designated area at the Riverton Public Works Garage/Sewer Treatment Plant in a manner consistent with this article. It is unlawful for any other person to deposit trash at the Riverton Public Works Garage/Sewer Treatment Plant.
[Added 11-10-2010 by Ord. No. 7-2010]
C. 
If the Borough should discontinue trash collection for nonpayment, pursuant to § 74-11, it shall be the duty of the property owner and/or occupant to make arrangements for such trash collection. Nothing herein shall be construed as relieving obligation for payment for trash collection, whether or not such service is requested or provided.
D. 
Bulk trash requirements.
[Added 5-9-2007 by Ord. No. 2-2007]
(1) 
Bulk pickup will be collected by the Borough's garbage/trash hauler and includes furniture, small appliances, home furnishings, rugs, bundled or bagged yard debris, discarded tree limbs and bushes, brush, grass clippings (excluding leaves), and other household and yard materials.
(2) 
Electric appliances such as clothes washers, dryers, food refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, trash compactors will be picked up by Borough Public Works personnel by appointment only.
(3) 
Prohibited items. Automobile and truck tires, light fixtures containing ballast and fluorescent lamps, asbestos roofing materials, and/or other materials prohibited from the landfill are deemed prohibitive items.
A. 
The provisions of Article I of this chapter of the Riverton Code shall apply to the containers, storage and handling of trash.
B. 
The provisions of Article I of this chapter of the Riverton Code shall apply to collection and disposition of trash which is not collected and disposed of by the borough.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 99, Recycling Program.
[Amended 12-28-1981 by Ord. No. 17-81; 3-10-1983 by Ord. No. 4-83; 3-8-1984 by Ord. No. 4-84]
A. 
(Reserved) [1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A, establishing fees for trash collection service, as amended 10-11-1984 by Ord. No. 12-84, 3-28-1985 by Ord. No. 2-85 and 3-2-1989 by Ord. No. 4-89, was repealed 9-10-1992 by Ord. No. 9-92.
B. 
(Reserved) [2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, concerning billing and payment, as amended 3-28-1985 by Ord. No. 2-85, 3-2-1989 by Ord. No. 4-89 and 6-11-1992 by Ord. No. 6-92, was repealed 9-10-1992 by Ord. No. 9-92.
C. 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, making unpaid charges a lien, as amended 3-28-1985 by Ord. No. 2-85, was repealed 9-10-1992 by Ord. No. 9-92.
D. 
(Reserved) [4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, providing for termination of service for delinquency, as amended 3-28-1985 by Ord. No. 2-85, was repealed 9-10-1992 by Ord. No. 9-92.
E. 
All persons requiring a permit from the borough to dump trash at the licensed landfill utilized by the Borough shall pay the amount of the fee charged by the landfill for such dumping or shall reimburse the Borough for the amount of the said fee, as the case may be. In any case where the amount of the fee is not known in advance, the Borough Clerk, prior to issuing such permit, shall collect a deposit reasonably estimated to exceed said fee by $25 per load. Upon presentation of a receipt for payment of the fee to the landfill or upon presentation of an invoice from the landfill indicating the amount of the fee being charged to the Borough, as the case may be, the person to whom the permit was issued shall receive from the Borough Clerk a refund of so much of the deposit as exceeds the actual fee. The balance of the deposit shall be applied by the Borough Clerk to the payment of the fee. Should the person to whom the permit was issued fail to apply for a refund within 30 days from the date of issuance, the deposit shall be deemed to be the amount of the fee.
[Added 3-8-1984 by Ord. No. 5-84]
F. 
Discarded tires.
[Added 6-11-1987 by Ord. No. 6-87]
(1) 
In addition to the foregoing fees, there is hereby imposed a separate fee for the collection of discarded tires:
(a) 
Each car tire: $5.
(b) 
Each truck tire: $10.
(c) 
Each construction vehicle tire substantially larger than ordinary truck tires: $50.
(d) 
Each other vehicle tire: $10.
(2) 
Tires at the curb will be presumed to belong to the adjacent property owner; however, the Superintendent may establish reasonable additional or different rules or regulations for the assessment and collection of this fee.
A. 
Trash collection by the borough shall be supervised by the Superintendent of Public Works, who shall have authority to establish written regulations from time to time for implementation of this article. He shall have authority to interpret this article and make determinations hereunder.
B. 
Any person aggrieved by any regulations, interpretation or determination of the Superintendent may appeal same to the governing body of the borough within 30 days of such action, and the governing body may confirm, modify or revoke the action of the Superintendent.
A. 
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
[Amended 11-10-2010 by Ord. No. 7-2010]
B. 
Failure to make or cause sanitary disposition of trash as required under § 74-9B or the accumulation of trash on sidewalks or alleyways or the accumulation of trash on private property in violation of health codes shall be a violation of this article.