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City of Woodbury, NJ
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Amended 12-23-1980 by Ord. No. 1375-80]
For the purposes of Article II of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
ALUMINUM
All products made of aluminum, including aluminum cans, foil, wrappers, containers for prepared dinners or other foods, screen frames and lawn chairs.
DEBRIS
Stones, dirt, demolition material, broken concrete and other like material.
[Amended 8-18-1981 by Ord. No. 1394-81]
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal, fish, fowl, fruit or vegetable waste incident to and resulting from the use, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
GLASS
All products made from silica or sand, soda ash and limestone, the product being transparent or translucent and being used for packaging or bottling of various matter and all other material commonly known as "glass," excluding, however, blue and flat glass and glass commonly known as "window glass."
METAL
All products made of metal, exclusive of aluminum, including washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, hot-water heaters, tire rims, springs, bicycles, bimetal cans (tin cans) or scrap metal.
PLASTIC CONTAINER
Any hermetically sealed, or made airtight with a metal or plastic cap, containers with a minimum wall thickness of .01 inch and composed of thermal plastic synthetic polymeric material. Such description shall include the common two-liter plastic beverage containers as well as the common one-gallon plastic milk containers.
[Added 2-23-1988 by Ord. No. 1543-88]
TRASH
Ashes, plastic material exclusive of objects within the definition of plastic containers herein, ceramics, blue and flat glass, nonputrescible solid waste, grass clippings, leaves, building materials, contaminated paper and other similar materials.
[Amended 8-18-1981 by Ord. No. 1394-81; 2-23-1988 by Ord. No. 1543-88]
WASTEPAPER PRODUCTS
All uncontaminated paper material, such as used newspaper, magazines, books, paper, food cartons, cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, bags and discarded letters and envelopes.
YARD AND TREE REFUSE
All grass clippings, lawn thatchings, limbs and branches (limbs over eight inches in diameter shall be split), brush, small trees, bushes and leaves shall be placed separately in reusable containers.
[Added 8-18-1981 by Ord. No. 1394-81]
There is hereby established a program for the mandatory separation of paper products, glass, aluminum, metal, garbage, trash and debris within the City of Woodbury.
[Amended 2-17-1981 by Ord. No. 1378-81; 8-18-1981 by Ord. No. 1394-81; 2-23-1988 by Ord. No. 1543-88; 5-11-1999 by Ord. No. 1871-99; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2307-19]
The occupant or owner of any building within the City of Woodbury who shall place for disposal, removal or collection the following named items shall do so in strict conformity with the following regulations:
A. 
Trash cans must have a lid and cannot exceed 50 pounds.
B. 
Trash, debris and garbage shall be placed in plastic bags securely tied, with a total weight not to exceed 50 pounds.
C. 
Plastic containers, paper products, glass and aluminum items shall be placed the reusable receptacle supplied by the City of Woodbury.
D. 
Brush. Branches shall be tied in bundles not to exceed four feet in length and of sufficient size and weight, not to exceed 50 pounds, to be handled by one person.
E. 
Large nonmetal items provisions are as follows:
(1) 
Upholstered furniture, box springs, and mattresses are to be placed in plastic bags and sealed or wrapped in plastic and securely taped so that the contents are fully enclosed.
(2) 
Rugs are to be cut into five-foot lengths, rolled and securely taped or tied.
(3) 
Television sets and tires shall be placed at curbside on the day designated for collection of such items.
(4) 
Syringes needles must be broken off and both parts must be placed inside a sealed heavy container and disposed of with the trash.
F. 
Yard and tree refuse. Grass clippings, lawn thatchings and leaves shall be placed separately in reusable containers.
G. 
Nothing in this subsection shall prevent the hiring of a private contractor for removal or collection of trash, debris or garbage, provided that proper collection vehicles or receptacles are used. Such receptacle shall have affixed or painted upon it the identity of the party which has contracted for such service. Such party shall be responsible for the placement and maintenance of the receptacle and maintenance of the surrounding area.
[Amended 2-23-1988 by Ord. No. 1543-88]
The collection, removal and disposal of wastepaper products, glass, aluminum, metal, plastic container, trash, debris and large objects shall be supervised by the Street Committee of the City Council, which shall have the power to establish the time, method and routes of service and the color coding of receptacles. Special times for large item pickup shall be established.
[Amended 3-9-1994 by Ord. No. 1734-94; 2-25-1997 by Ord. No. 1813-97; 5-11-1999 by Ord. No. 1871-99; 3-28-2005 by Ord. No. 191-05; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2307-19]
Trash receptacles required herein shall be supplied by the occupant and/or owner of the premises. Recycling receptacles are supplied by the City of Woodbury. Both receptacles are to be placed prior to collection between the curb and sidewalk where they shall be readily accessible to the collector. The owner and/or occupant shall keep all receptacles clean and in condition for safe holding. The following regulations shall apply to the placement and removal of receptacles.
A. 
No receptacle or other items to be disposed may be placed in front of the premises for pickup prior to 5:00 p.m. of the day immediately preceding the day of collection.
B. 
Upon collection, all receptacles or containers shall be removed no later than 7:00 p.m. of the scheduled day of collection.
C. 
All receptacles, when not placed for curbside collection, shall be located to the rear of the property and shall not be subject to public view from the front of the property.
D. 
The owner or occupant of any property, or any employee or contractor of such owner or occupant engaged to provide lawn care or landscaping services, shall not sweep, rake, blow or otherwise place yard waste, unless the yard waste is containerized, in the street. If yard waste that is not containerized is placed in the street, the party responsible for placement of yard waste must remove the yard waste from the street or said party shall be deemed in violation of this article.
E. 
Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing yard waste that is not containerized must be placed in the right of way between the curb and the sidewalk 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 in the right of way between the curb and the sidewalk at any other time or in any other manner is a violation of this article. If such placement of yard waste occurs, the party responsible for placement of the yard waste must remove the yard waste from the area shall be deemed in violation of this article.
F. 
Penalties:
(1) 
The penalty for failure to comply with the prescribed times for placement or removal of a receptacle shall be as follows:
(a) 
First violation: Written warning.
(b) 
Second and additional violations: As prescribed by § 162-16.
(2) 
All fines may be made payable through the Municipal Violations Clerk.
G. 
The owner and/or occupant shall be individually or jointly responsible for compliance with the provisions of this section.
[Amended 3-29-1994 by Ord. No. 1734-94; 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
From the time of placement at the curb by any one of the categories described herein for collection by the City of Woodbury in accordance with the terms hereof, items shall be and become property of the City of Woodbury or its authorized agent. It shall be a violation of this article for any person unauthorized by the City of Woodbury to collect or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any such items during the twenty-four-hour period commencing at 5:00 p.m. on any day preceding a day designated for collection. Any and each such collection in violation hereof from one or more residences during said twenty-four-hour period shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.
[Added 6-12-1990 by Ord. No. 1620-90[1]; amended 12-7-1993 by Ord. No. 1720-93; 5-14-2019 by Ord. No. 2307-19]
A. 
All construction debris and/or trade waste arising from work performed by a contractor for hire shall be the sole responsibility of such contractor, and not the City of Woodbury.
B. 
All construction debris and/or trade waste shall be removed by the contractor for hire within 15 days of work completion.
C. 
Nothing herein shall be interpreted to preclude the pickup of construction debris and/or waste generated by work physically performed by a resident at the property which he or she owns or in which he or she resides in the City of Woodbury. However, the owner or occupant must make arrangements with the City of Woodbury Public Works Department to have the debris removed.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed original § 92-15, Violations and penalties.