[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Corbin City as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-14-1991 by Ord. No. 5-1991]
From and after the effective date of this chapter, all solid waste materials that may accumulate and which are subject to collection by the municipal contractor charged with such duties may only be collected, removed and disposed of as provided by this chapter.
Every owner, lessee, agent occupant or other person having control of any property covered by the terms of this chapter shall provide, place, keep and make readily accessible for collection and removal of all solid waste materials suitable and sufficient covered waste receptacles or sealed heavy-duty trash bags for such purpose in accordance with the provisions hereinafter set forth.
All bags or receptacles for solid waste materials shall be of such size and shape that they can be handled by one man and so constructed as to prevent the spilling or leakage of their contents and shall not be filled higher than the top of the bag or container. Bags shall be of a durable plastic material no less than two mils thick, which shall be of durable construction and securely tied so that the contents are sealed against spillage and leakage. Receptacles shall be either metallic or rigid plastic containers, barrels, baskets or boxes, but where the waste material is of such a nature that it cannot be deposited in such receptacles, it must be securely bundled in such manner as to permit easy handling and to prevent the contents thereof from being scattered. All receptacles in which solid waste accumulations are deposited shall have a separate cover, close fitting when in place, shall not exceed a size larger than 32 gallons, and shall, when placed for collection, not weigh in excess of 60 pounds. Such containers or receptacles that have deteriorated to the extent of having jagged or sharp edges capable of causing injuries to collectors and to others who may have to handle the same shall be removed by the collector and disposed of as refuse.
All bags and receptacles for solid waste materials shall be placed by the occupant near the curbline so as to be easily collected from the roadway, but not so near the curb or roadway as to project therein or as to interfere with vehicles lawfully using said street or roadway. All bags and receptacles shall be placed for collection not more than 24 hours prior to the regular collection time so as not to remain near the curbline for a longer period of time than is reasonable prior to the collection thereof, and empty receptacles or containers shall be removed immediately following collection of the solid waste. No more than five bags and receptacles per residential unit or property may be placed for collection at one time.
This chapter shall apply only to the disposal of normal household waste. This chapter shall not apply to the disposal of recyclable materials, construction debris or hazardous waste, as defined in N.J.S.A. 13:1E-51, which shall be separated from the normal household waste when placed for disposal as otherwise directed by state, county or local rules and regulations. The disposal of any substances not covered by this chapter and/or disposal from properties not covered by this chapter shall be the responsibility of the individual property owner to accomplish in a lawful manner.
No person shall throw, lay, deposit or leave or cause to be thrown, laid, deposited or left in or upon any street, avenue, roadway, sidewalk or public right-of-way any household solid waste material of any kind whatsoever, except in a manner specified for collection as herein provided.
Nothing in this chapter shall be interpreted to repeal or modify any separate ordinance, rule or regulation for the recycling of waste materials, and any such past, present or future recycling ordinances, rules or regulations shall take precedence over the regulations established in this chapter.
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the general penalties provided in Chapter 103 of the Corbin City Code.
[Adopted 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 12-2009]
An ordinance requiring dumpsters and other refuse containers that are outdoors or exposed to stormwater to be covered at all times and prohibits the spilling, dumping, leaking, or otherwise discharge of liquids, semi-liquids or solids from the containers to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the City of Corbin City and/or the waters of the State so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this ordinance, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of the Chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory:
- MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
- A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the City of Corbin City or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
- REFUSE CONTAINER
- Any waste container that a person controls whether owned, leased, or operated, including dumpsters, trash cans, garbage pails, and plastic trash bags.
- Water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the surface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
- WATERS OF THE STATE
- The ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams and bodies of surface or ground water, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction.
Any person who controls, whether owned, leased, or operated, a refuse container or dumpster must ensure that such container or dumpster is covered at all times and shall prevent refuse from spilling out or overflowing.
Any person who owns, leases or otherwise uses a refuse container or dumpster must ensure that such container or dumpster does not leak or otherwise discharge liquids, semi-liquids or solids to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the City of Corbin City.
Permitted temporary demolition containers.
Litter receptacles (other than dumpsters or other bulk containers).
Individual homeowner trash and recycling containers.
Refuse containers at facilities authorized to discharge stormwater under a valid NJPDES permit.
Large bulky items (e.g., furniture, bound carpet and padding, white goods placed curbside for pickup).
This ordinance shall be enforced by the City of Corbin City.
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to the general fines and penalties as prescribed in Chapter 103 of the Corbin City Code.
Each section, subsection, clause and phrase of this Ordinance is declared to be an independent section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase, and the finding or holding of any such portion of this Ordinance to be unconstitutional, void, or ineffective for any cause, or reason, shall not affect any other portion of this Ordinance.