Borough of Ramsey, NJ
Bergen County
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[1972 Code § 225.001]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
Any animal and/or vegetable waste solids, resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and/or consumption of foods, spoiled and condemned foods, small dead animals and similar facsimile usually considered as garbage.
REFUSE
Receptacles such as cans, glasses, bottles, crockery, household sweepings, shells, utensils and other items of a similar facsimile and usually of a noncombustible nature.
RUBBISH
Those readily combustible materials such as paper, cardboard, excelsior, straw, boxes, crates and materials of a similar nature.
SUITABLE WASTE RECEPTACLE FOR MULTI-DWELLING, BUSINESS, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PREMISES
Those receptacles commonly known and designated as dumpsters which are watertight, insect and rodent proof, constructed of metal or plastic with proper fitting covers, equipped for handling by motorized equipment, clean and sanitized after use and replaced by the same type of unit upon being emptied.
SUITABLE WASTE RECEPTACLE FOR SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING
Disposable flexible plastic sack of a minimum of three mils of thickness or what is commonly known and designated as a heavy duty Kraft paper bag of double thickness, either of which must be capable of being tied or fastened at the top and so constructed as to avert and prevent spillage and/or leakage of its contents. Each receptacle for use at a single family-dwelling or premises shall have a capacity of not more than 32 gallons.
[1972 Code § 225.002]
The owner, agent, lessee, tenant and/or the occupant of every single family dwelling and/or premises or other place where waste occurs, is created, produced or accumulated, shall provide, maintain and keep upon the premises, sufficient and suitable waste receptacles as hereinabove defined in Section BH:15-1.
[1972 Code § 225.003]
The owner, agent, lessee, tenant and/or occupant of every multidwelling, commercial and business and industrial premises shall provide, maintain and keep upon the premises sufficient and suitable waste receptacles as hereinabove defined in Section BH:15-1.
[1972 Code § 225.004]
Upon application to and permission of the Board of Health, multidwelling, commercial, business and industrial premises may use those plastic and/or paper waste receptacle bags as previously defined and in such event, waste for collection shall be placed in bags of a size and weight to permit ease of handling by one man.
[1972 Code § 225.005]
Those containers commonly known and designated as metal and/or rigid plastic garbage refuse containers and cans shall no longer be serviced within the Borough of Ramsey except in extraordinary circumstances with approval from the Ramsey Board of Health.
[1972 Code § 225.006]
Single family waste receptacles shall not be set out upon the premises for collection earlier than one hour before sunset on the eve of collection.
[1972 Code § 225.007]
All waste receptacles as hereinabove defined shall be set out to be readily accessible to the scavenger pickup contractor, either at the curb or in the street approximately where the curb normally would be placed, in front of the premises.
[1972 Code § 225.008]
Garbage shall be thoroughly and completely drained of all liquids, wrapped securely in paper and placed in those types of receptacles previously defined and set out herein.
[1972 Code § 225.009]
Noncombustible waste shall not be mixed with other refuse when prepared for disposal by incineration.
[1972 Code § 225.010]
Paper shall be securely and properly tied into bundles or other packages in a manner to prevent any scattering while awaiting or during collection. The bundles or packages shall be of a size and weight to permit ease of handling by one man.
[1972 Code § 225.011]
Combustible waste shall be stored and held in receptacles separate and apart from noncombustible waste, when prepared for disposal by incineration.
[1972 Code § 225.012]
Combustible or noncombustible waste of such a nature that it cannot be deposited in a receptacle shall be securely and properly tied into bundles or packages to prevent spilling or scattering. The bundles or packages shall be of a size and weight to permit ease of handling by one man.
[1972 Code § 225.013]
No toxic, explosive, or other inherently dangerous materials shall be set out for collection. All such material shall be disposed of only with the permission and under direction of the Board of Health or other authorized agency.
[1972 Code § 225.014]
On those occasions designated as clean-up days, the limitation as to amount and weight of waste receptacles pertaining to both single-family and commercial, industrial and business premises shall not apply and items such as household furniture, appliances, doors, etc. may be deposited for pickup. Tree stumps, autos, or parts therefrom, shall not be allowed to be deposited for pickup.
[1972 Code § 225.015]
Garden refuse, tree trimmings, brush cuttings, etc. may be bundled and tied in size and weight to permit ease in handling by one man.
[1972 Code § 225.016]
The owner, agent, lessee, tenant or occupant of any premises whereon a business or industry is conducted shall arrange for the removal of waste from such business or industry each day unless sufficient and suitable facilities are provided and used for storage of such waste until removal of the waste from the premises.
[1972 Code § 225.017]
Waste shall be disposed of only through use of sanitary landfills established, conducted, operated and maintained in accordance with standards established by the State Department of Environmental Protection and/or incinerators constructed, operated and maintained in accordance with the standards of the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection.
[1972 Code § 225.018]
The business of waste collection shall not be conducted in any manner on any public or private place, street or other premises without a permit therefor having been issued by the Board of Health.
[1972 Code § 225.019]
The annual fee for the aforementioned permit shall be in the amount of $25 plus $10 per vehicle.
[1972 Code § 225.020]
Vehicles used for the purpose of collecting waste from receptacles as prescribed by the provisions of this Code shall be loaded in such fashion that no part of the contents shall fall, leak or spill therefrom. Each such vehicle shall be adequately covered as may be directed by the Board of Health.
[1972 Code § 225.999]
Any person, corporation or other entity who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty as established in Chapter BH:1, Section BH:1-5.