[Adopted 4-5-1988 by Ord. No. 88-7 (Ch. 79B of the 1970 Code)]
As used in this article, the following definitions shall apply:
- 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."
- SOLID WASTE
- Includes all garbage and rubbish normally collected by the Borough of Runnemede or its authorized agents.
- USED ALUMINUM CANS
- Includes all disposal containers fabricated primarily of aluminum and commonly used for soda, beer or other beverages and usually having a capacity of between seven ounces and 16 ounces.
- USED METAL CANS
- Includes all disposable containers fabricated primarily of metal and commonly used for soda, beer or other beverages and usually having a capacity of between seven ounces and 16 ounces.
- USED MOTOR OIL
- Used motor oil from residential vehicles and lawn mowers shall be placed in plastic containers of one gallon or less and delivered and deposited as set forth in § 316-14A(4).
- USED NEWSPAPER
- Includes paper of the type commonly referred to as "newsprint" and distributed at stated intervals, usually daily or weekly, having printed thereon news and opinions and containing advertisements and other matters of public interest.
After the effective date of this article and under regulations issued by the Director of Public Works in accordance with the terms of this article, there is hereby established a program for the mandatory separation from municipal solid waste in the Borough of Runnemede of used newspaper, glass, used metal and aluminum cans. All persons who utilize the Borough of Runnemede or its authorized agent for the collection of solid waste shall separate used newspapers, glass, used metal and aluminum cans from all other solid waste products in such premises and shall place such used newspaper, glass and used metal and aluminum cans from all other solid waste products in such premises and shall place such used newspapers, glass and used metal and aluminum cans in separate bundles or containers and in the appropriate location, in accordance with this article. The Borough of Runnemede is not required to collect solid waste from any occupant or owner who includes newspapers, glass or used metal and aluminum cans with his solid waste or does not place the separated items for collection in accordance with this article or authorized regulation.
The occupant or owner of any building currently receiving Borough collection of solid waste within the Borough of Runnemede who shall place for disposal, removal or collection of used newspaper, glass and/or used metal and aluminum cans shall do so in strict conformity with the following minimum regulations:
Used newspaper shall be bundled separately and secured in bundles not to exceed 50 pounds. In no event shall used newspapers be placed into plastic bags for collection. Used loose paper and cardboard shall be separated from other solid waste, flattened and placed into securely tied bundles, as in the case of used newspapers, but in no event shall plastic or waxed paper be included.
Used glass shall be separated from other solid waste, cleaned and drained free of food, liquid or other substances, the caps and all metal removed and placed into a reusable metal or plastic container not to exceed 50 pounds per container.
Used aluminum cans shall be separated from other solid waste, cleaned and drained free of all food and liquid, flattened or left in original shape and placed in a reusable metal or plastic container not to exceed 50 pounds per container. Aluminum cans shall not be placed in plastic bags for collection. Only cans made of aluminum shall be recyclable. Cans made of other metals, such as those which contain vegetables and juices, shall be placed with other solid waste for collection.
Used motor oil from residential vehicles and lawn mowers shall be placed in plastic containers of one gallon or less and delivered to the Borough Garage, Third Avenue and Irish Hill Road. Used motor oil will not be collected or picked up by the Borough or its authorized agents.
Recycling material shall be placed on the curb of a public street not more than 24 hours prior to the regular collection day, and all containers shall be stored within 12 hours after collection.
[Amended 2-5-2002 by Ord. No. 01-19]
The Director of Public Works is authorized to issue additional reasonable regulations as needed to most safely efficiently effect the removal and collection of used newspapers, glass and used metal and aluminum cans.
From the time of placement at the curb by anyone of the categories described herein for collection by the Borough of Runnemede in accordance with the terms hereof, items shall be and become the property of the Borough of Runnemede or its authorized agent. It shall be a violation of this article for any person not authorized by the Borough of Runnemede to collect the items herein described or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any such items. Any and each such collection in violation hereof from one or more residences shall constitute a separate distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.
[Amended 2-5-2002 by Ord. No. 01-19]
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provisions of this article or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalty as provided in § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code.