Borough of Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Adopted by the Board of Health 9-1-1970; amended in its entirety by the Mayor and Borough Council at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Every person placing garbage, refuse or other matter for municipal collection, as prescribed by the Borough Council, from, on or in connection with a residential property or residential units shall observe the following requirements:
A. 
Garbage shall be placed at the curbline in watertight containers equipped with tight-fitting covers, shall be of an approved type with handles and shall not exceed 50 gallons in capacity. Small articles of combustible material may be placed in garbage containers with garbage.
B. 
All paper, rags, cloth or other combustible material not placed in any garbage container shall be placed in cartons and/or wrapped and tied securely so that it will not break when handled or thrown into the collection trucks.
C. 
All normal household refuse will be accepted by the garbage collectors, but material and refuse from construction, repairs or alterations to dwellings or structures will not be accepted.
D. 
Hedge and shrubbery clippings, tree trimmings and garden refuse will be accepted if secured for ease of handling and placed at the curbline.
E. 
Household furniture and appliances will be accepted at the curbline, provided that all furniture of wood construction has been broken or cut into pieces, the total length of which shall not exceed three feet and a width of three feet nor a height of three feet.
Every person placing garbage, refuse or other matter for municipal collection from business establishments, factories and all other locations, excepting residence units, shall observe the following requirements:
A. 
Garbage containers shall be the same as required for residential properties but the containers may be of a larger volume and they must be placed at the curbline unless other arrangements have been approved by the Borough Administrator and the Supervisor of Streets and/or Sanitation. No container and contents shall have a combined weight in excess of 50 pounds.
B. 
All papers, cloth, rags, particles of wood or other combustible material shall be either placed for collection in cartons or other suitable containers and the contents secured by proper cover, tying, wrapping or otherwise, or, if not placed in containers, shall be securely tied, packaged or bundled so that the same may be handled or placed in collection trucks without breaking apart or without causing contents to become free or loose or blown about. Any such cartons or other combustible container and any such material which is tied, packaged or bundled, as in this section required, shall have a width of not over three feet, a length of not over three feet and a height of not over three feet.
No persons shall place on the curb, as herein elsewhere required, or anywhere else for collection, any explosive or highly inflammable materials such as benzene, gasoline, petroleum, explosive powder, nitrocellulose film or unbroken fluorescent tubes. Special arrangements, however, may be made with the Borough Administrator for immediate collection and disposal of any articles or materials mentioned in this section, or articles or materials of any highly combustible nature.
Wherever it is required herein for placement of garbage, refuse and other materials to be at a curbline, said requirement shall not apply to handicapped persons.
As used in this article, the following words shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
All animal or vegetable waste from any kitchen, market or store or other place or any waste which, due to its animal or vegetable content, may decompose, cause odor, attract flies or other insects or in any manner be a hazard to the public health.
HANDICAPPED PERSON
The term "handicapped person," as employed herein, shall include any person who has lost the use of one or more limbs as a consequence of paralysis, amputation, or other permanent disability or who is permanently disabled as to be able to ambulate without the aid of an assisting device or whose mobility is otherwise limited as certified by a physician with a plenary license to practice medicine and surgery in this state.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, association, corporation or other legal entity.
REFUSE
All other material not described in the definitions in this section or garbage and ashes.
The aforementioned material will be disposed of in no other manner than that prescribed by this article.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.