Borough of Emerson, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Emerson 6-21-1994 by Ord. No. 1038. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 118.
Disposal of construction debris — See Ch. 133.
Littering — See Ch. 184.
Recycling — See Ch. 222.
[Amended 11-14-2005 by Ord. No. 1298; 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 1332]
A. 
Solid waste shall include any and all refuse and trash including furniture (except metal) but shall not include recyclables including white goods (washers/dryer, etc.).
B. 
Refuse shall be disposed of in containers not exceeding 32 gallons.
C. 
Items which cannot be placed in garbage containers, such as large boxes, furniture, etc., can be placed curbside.
[Amended 11-14-2005 by Ord. No. 1298]
Grass clippings placed curbside the evening before in reusable covered containers is recyclable. Grass in plastic bags will not be picked up. During leaf season, leaves must be collected in recyclable leaf bags or reusable covered containers. Tree branches must be placed at curbside and will be collected by the Department of Municipal Services. Twigs must be bundled and tied.
[Amended 11-14-2005 by Ord. No. 1298]
Newspaper collection occurs every other week on an assigned day for both the east and west side of Kinderkamack Road as identified on the Borough recycling calendar distributed annually to every resident. The evening before the scheduled day for paper recycling, newspapers should be placed at curbside, either packed in paper bags or tied with string or cord in neat, manageable bundles. It is permissible to mix magazines, telephone books, soft-cover/paperback books and assorted discard mailings or advertising literature with the newspaper. It is essential to exclude contaminants such as plastics, plastic bags, envelopes with plastic windows, hardcover books, metals, metal bindings and foil wrapping. Recycle all flattened corrugated material, including chipboard and brown paper bags, and deliver to Public Works Recycling Depot.
The removal of debris and other building materials resulting from construction of new buildings or alteration of existing buildings shall be the responsibility of the contractor performing the work for the individual homeowner. No such material shall be collected by the Department of Municipal Services nor the Borough's sanitation contractor.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of these regulations or any order promulgated hereunder shall first receive a written notice of the violation, which may be served personally upon the occupant of the premises or by certified mail or be left at the premises in such a manner and at such a location as is reasonable to believe that the notice would be received by the occupant. Said notice shall constitute and contain a warning that any subsequent violation of that part of this chapter or any other part will subject said person, firm or corporation to a fine of not less than $100 or more than $500.
[Added 2-18-2003 by Ord. No. 1220]
A. 
Covered solid waste containers shall be placed curbside or along the line of the respective property or borough's right-of way in such a manner that it does not obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic nor pose a nuisance or danger on the days when the collection of solid waste and garbage is to be made. The Code Enforcement Official shall have the authority to designate more precise curbside collection points. Such containers as are reusable shall be removed from street sight by 9:00 p.m. on the day of collection.[1]
[Amended 9-23-2003 by Ord. No. 1240]
[1]
Editor’s Note: For information regarding the minimum fine for violation, see the Schedule of Minimum Fines, which is located in Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II, General Penalty.
B. 
No covered containers or their contents shall be placed curbside or along the property line or borough right-of-way for collections prior to 6:00 p.m. of the day before such materials are to be collected.[2]
[Amended 9-23-2003 by Ord. No. 1240]
[2]
Editor’s Note: For information regarding the minimum fine for violation, see the Schedule of Minimum Fines, which is located in Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II, General Penalty.
C. 
The hours of solid waste collection shall be from 6:30 a.m. until dusk and shall apply both to public and private collections.