[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Shamong 12-7-1971 by Ord. No. 1971-9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Solid waste — See Ch. 143.
No sanitary landfill for the disposal of refuse of any description shall be operated and maintained in the Township of Shamong, in the County of Burlington, until an application is made therefor and approval has been given by the Township Committee of said Township of Shamong, and all other regulations and ordinances, including those governing planning and zoning of said Township of Shamong, and the State Health Code, have been complied with.
The application for such permit shall be in writing and shall include the following:
A plot plan of the exact area with the calculation of acreage, on which plot plan will be indicated the various complete engineering details proposed, including contours, nearness of streams, existing roadways and/or natural drainage ditches and proposed methods of keeping open and not contaminating such streams or watercourses.
The general description of the operation to be established for the site, including the area and depth of the expected and maximum fill.
The application for the permit shall be accompanied by a fee of $75 and by a cash bond or bond with a corporate surety acceptable to the Township of Shamong in the amount of $5,000 to assure:
That the licensee, his agents and employees will comply with all the terms, conditions, provisions, requirements and specifications contained in this chapter.
That the licensee, his agents and employees will faithfully operate the sanitary landfill for which the license is issued, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and any other applicable ordinances of the Township of Shamong, the Board of Health of the Township of Shamong and the State Health Code.
That the licensee, his agents and employees will save harmless the Township of Shamong from any expenses incurred through the failure of the licensee, his agents and employees to operate and maintain the sanitary landfill as required by this chapter or any other ordinances of the Township of Shamong, the Board of Health and the State Health Code; including any expenses the said Township may be put to for correcting any conditions or violations of said ordinance or statutes. Opportunity to correct such condition or conditions will first be given by the Township Committee of said Township to the operators thereof by giving the operator no less than five days' notice, in writing, and in the event the operator does not commence correction of the conditions or violations in the time specified in the notice, the Township may proceed with said correction. In the event of an emergency proclamation by the Mayor of the said Township, the Township may move to correct the condition immediately, without written notice.
Before acceptance said bond or bonds shall be approved as to form by the Township Attorney. If a corporate bond is offered, it shall be executed by a company authorized to transact business in the State of New Jersey as a surety. If a cash bond is offered, it shall be deposited with the Township Clerk, who shall give his official receipt therefor, reciting that said cash has been deposited in compliance with and subject to the provisions of this chapter.
Permits for the landfill operation shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance. All renewals for said permit shall be for a further period of one year and shall be subject to a further fee in the same amount as in the original application and shall be subject to a continuance of the guaranty for satisfactory performance as set forth in § 112-2. If, after examination of the application for renewal, the Township Committee determines that there are changes from the previously filed plan or plans and changes from the description of the landfill site and operation to be conducted thereon, the applicant will not be entitled to a renewal and such renewal will be considered as a new application and must be made in accordance with the provisions of § 112-2 of this chapter.
The sanitary landfill or disposal operations shall comply with the following regulations:
There shall be no dumping of any refuse of any nature in any sanitary landfill in the Township of Shamong, which refuse originates outside of the County of Burlington and further than a Township situate within 12 miles of the borders of the Township of Shamong, nor any dumping of industrial wastes.
The refuse matter shall be dumped Monday through Saturday, inclusive, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Adequate water and fire fighting equipment shall be readily available to control any and all fires and shall consist of a minimum of such equipment as prescribed by the Township of Shamong. Such equipment shall be deemed adequate if water in the amount of at least 215 gallons under pressure is available on the site.
Materials may be burned at the location only in accordance with the State Health rules and regulations and upon compliance with all local rules and regulations concerning the burning of trash and other combustibles. In no event shall garbage be burned.
No land shall be excavated or used as a sanitary landfill which is situate within 100 feet of a public roadway or 50 feet of any adjoining property owned by persons other than the owner of the sanitary landfill.
All sanitary landfills shall be adequately fenced in the area where operations are actually taking place so as to prevent the blowing of papers and debris from the site of the landfill onto other parts of the Township.
When an operating area has been brought to finish grade a cover crop or reforestation must be provided to prevent erosion.
The word "person" shall include any individual or individuals, partnership, firm or corporation whenever said term is used in this chapter.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to a penalty, upon complaint made by the Secretary of the Board of Health, Township Clerk, Zoning Officer or other proper official of the said Township, not to exceed $200 or imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both. Each day of violation of any of the provisions, after service of the complaint, shall constitute a separate offense.