Township of Mount Olive, NJ
Morris County
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[Amended 9-15-2020 by Ord. No. 17-2020]
The Sanitation District shall continue to include the entire Township, but collection of solid waste and recyclable items shall be limited to residential users or customers and nonprofit educational or religious establishments and shall not include any nonresidential users or garden apartment complexes after the effective date of this article. The Sanitation District shall be expanded to include Stedwick Village I. If at a point in time the Township decides it is in its best interest to expand the sanitation district to collect commercial recyclables, it may do so.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
RECYCLABLE ITEMS
All items of solid waste which are required by Article I of this chapter of the Township Code to be separated from other solid waste so as to be collected apart from the ordinary solid waste stream.
SOLID WASTE
Any garbage, refuse, sludge or any other waste material, excluding:
A. 
Solid animal or vegetable wastes collected by swine producers licensed by the State Department of Agriculture who collect, prepare and feed such wastes to swine on their own farms.
B. 
Recyclable items of solid waste, which includes litter, rubbish and debris.
A. 
Nonresidential users or customers shall not be subject to taxation for the support of the Sanitation District for services. Services provided would be paid for by a fee.
B. 
Residential users shall be subject to taxation for the support of the Sanitation District, with the rate to be fixed by the Township Council.
[Amended 9-25-2001 by Ord. No. 20-2001]
The Township shall provide for municipal collection for solid waste and for recyclable items on a once-a-week basis. The days of collection for both solid waste and recyclable items for each section of the Township shall be as established by the Township's Director of Public Works, and where a collection day falls on a legal holiday, collection for solid waste and recyclable items shall occur the following workday or as published by the Township in the sanitation schedule.
A. 
No person shall leave for residential collection by the municipality:
[Amended 8-19-2014 by Ord. No. 19-2014]
(1) 
Solid waste. No more than the one ninety-six-gallon or one sixty-five-gallon container provided by the municipality as part of its automated trash collection program.
(2) 
Recycling. Single-stream recycling must be in containers, not to exceed 40 pounds. There is no limit on the number of recycling containers.
(3) 
Recycling containers bearing the logo of the Township of Mount Olive and in a capacity of 65 gallons shall be available for sale by the Department of Public Works for $50 per container. Proceeds will be dedicated to the Recreation Utility.
(4) 
This provision is waived for holiday collection on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
B. 
Additional containers/receptacles will be collected, provided that an appropriate sticker is affixed, which sticker may be obtained at the Public Works Department or other locations determined by the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at the rate of $2 per sticker.
[Amended 3-11-2008 by Ord. No. 14-2008]
C. 
The placing of items for collection and the separating of recycling items shall be done in accordance with Article I of this chapter of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive.
D. 
No person shall set or place any garbage, ashes, refuse or other material on the curbline for collection from any house, apartment or residence unit before 6:00 p.m. of the day prior to the collection day for the district in which the same is situated, nor allow any empty containers to remain on the curbline, as herein provided, after 7:00 p.m. of the day of collection, and containers must be stored in such a manner as to not create a nuisance or annoyance to adjacent neighbors. Garbage and refuse in plastic bags shall not be placed on the curbline for collection prior to 5:00 a.m. of the day of collection.
[Added 7-13-2004 by Ord. No. 15-2004]
E. 
Bear-proof trash cans shall be made available for purchase by residents of the Township at a price equal to the cost to the Township for such cans. Proceeds of such purchase will go back into sanitation to offset the cost to the Township.
[Added 3-3-2015 by Ord. No. 4-2015]