Borough of Woodland Park, NJ
Passaic County
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[Ord. No. 88-4 § 1]
There is hereby established a program for the mandatory separation of newspaper, glass, aluminum, leaves, grass, plastic, tin, cardboard, white metal, waste oil and other solid wastes within the Borough of Woodland Park.
[Ord. No. 88-4 § 2]
For the purposes of this chapter:
All used newspaper used to wrap solid waste or which has thereon a contaminating substance such as paint or turpentine which renders the paper unmarketable as a recyclable, the contaminating substances to be further identified, as necessary, by regulation promulgated under this chapter.
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, white and flat glass and glass commonly known as "window glass." Crushed or broken glass is specifically excluded. Glass shall be a recyclable material.
All individuals, partnerships, corporations, owners, tenants, lessees, occupants, associations and organizations residing, owning, or operating, managing, leasing or occupying any premises or business, commercial or industrial use within the Borough of Woodland Park.
All items as defined hereunder and as may be regulated hereunder by the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to Subsection 25-1.4.
The person appointed by the Borough Administrator who shall be authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder.
All garbage and rubbish normally placed at curbside in the Borough of Woodland Park for usual collection at regular intervals for regular municipal collection.
Paper of the type commonly referred to as "newsprint." Expressly excluded are all magazines, periodicals, books and paperbacks, as well as all other paper products of any nature whatsoever. Used newspapers shall be a recyclable material.
[Ord. No. 88-4 § 3; New]
On and after the date fixed by the Mayor and Municipal Council by resolution, it shall be mandatory for all persons to separate used newspapers, glass, food and beverage containers, aluminum cans and leaves from all other solid waste produced in or disposed of for collection pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and any other rules and regulations promulgated hereafter.
Used newspapers shall be bundled separately and secured in bundles not to exceed 30 pounds in weight and 12 inches in height. Used newspapers shall not be contained in plastic bags.
Commingled material to be separated consist of mixed color, glass bottles, jars, aluminum cans, de-labeled steel and de-labeled tinned cans, plastic containers, plastic P.E.T./H.D.P.E. soda bottles, liquor bottles, springwater containers, detergent containers.
Contaminated paper may be discarded or disposed of for collection with the usual solid waste.
Aluminum cans shall be contained in a reusable metal or plastic container, occupant or owner-occupied supplied. All aluminum cans shall be reasonably clean and have labels removed.
Leaves shall be placed in biodegradable bags and placed at curbside for collection by the Borough during the period from October 15 to December 10 annually or as required by N.J.D.E.P. regulations.
No person or property owner shall place recycling material curbside earlier than the evening prior to the scheduled pick-up.
On the dates set forth in the regulation promulgated hereunder, the bundles and containers shall be placed at curbside for collection by such agent or certain designated firms specifically authorized by the Borough of Woodland Park to make such collection.
From the time of placement of recyclable materials at the curb by any person for collection by the Borough of Woodland Park in accordance with the terms hereof, such materials shall be and become the property of the Borough of Woodland Park or its authorized agent. It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person unauthorized by the Borough of Woodland Park to collect or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any such recyclable materials. Each collection in violation hereof from one (1) or more residence shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.
No person, firm or corporation, except as authorized pursuant to this chapter, shall pick up recyclable materials at curbside. Nothing herein contained however, shall be construed to limit volunteer or charitable organizations from conducting newspaper or recycling drives. The date, time, place and nature of collection shall be presented, in writing, to the Recycling Officer, prior to any such drive and the Recycling Officer shall approve or disapprove the date, time, place and manner of collection in accordance with regulations promulgated hereunder. Regularly scheduled or established collections need only be reported once in each calendar year.
At the option and expense of persons required to separate recyclable materials from other solid waste under this chapter, recyclable materials may be disposed of by any other lawful means, including, but not limited, to contribution or sale of the materials to charitable recycling drives, or recycling centers, provided, that in no event shall the same be disposed of as a part of solid waste.
[Ord. No. 88-4 § 4]
On and after the date fixed by the Mayor and Municipal Council by resolution, it shall be mandatory for all commercial/industrial and institutional users to separate corrugated cardboard, high grade paper, glass, aluminum cans, food and beverage containers.
The Borough shall designate a municipal recycling center for use for commercial/industrial and institutional users as a collection center for designated recyclable materials which shall be deposited by the users at their own expense.
Commercial/industrial and institutional users shall be permitted to enter into an arrangement or agreement with a private recycling business to act as a recycling center. If the commercial/industrial or institutional user fails to enter into such an arrangement or agreement, and the Borough's Recycling Officer determines it to be necessary, the Borough may enter into an arrangement or agreement to do same at the expense of the commercial/industrial or institutional user. The commercial/industrial or institutional user shall submit monthly tonnage reports of recyclable materials and solid waste removed by private disposal as required by the Recycling Officer and/or Borough Administrator.
[Ord. No. 88-4 § 5]
The Recycling Officer is hereby authorized and directed to enforce this chapter and to establish and promulgate reasonable rules and regulations for the administration and publication of the procedures and as to the manner, days and times for the collection of recyclable materials provided for by this chapter subject to the approval of the Borough Administrator and subsequent adoption by resolution by the Mayor and Municipal Council. The rules and regulations shall be published and circulated within the Borough at least thirty (30) days prior to their effective date, except under emergency circumstances designated by the Mayor and Municipal Council.
[Ord. No. 88-4 § 6]
Except as otherwise permitted by this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person unauthorized by the Borough of Woodland Park to collect, pick up or cause to be collected or picked up at the curbside, the recyclable materials referred to in this chapter. Each collection or pick up shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as herein provided.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Recycling Officer, the Department of Health, the Police Department, and such other departments of the Borough of Woodland Park as designated by the Borough Administrator.
Any person or entity who violates, neglects, or fails to comply with this chapter, and the rules and regulations issued pursuant thereto, shall upon conviction thereof be fined in an amount not less than twenty-five ($25.00) dollars nor more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars for each offense.
The penalties for failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter will commence three (3) months after the effective date of this chapter. During the three (3) month period, every effort will be made to acquaint all affected persons of the need for and the requirements of this legislation. Further, new residents to the Borough will be informed of the provisions of this chapter by the Recycling Officer.
(For restrictions on placing or blowing leaves or grass clippings onto streets and containerization and placement regarding stormdrains, see Chapter V, Section 5-39, Containerization and Placement of Yard Waste; Blowing of Leaves and Grass Into Street Prohibited.)
[Ord. No. 99-10; Ord. No. 99-27; Ord. No. 2017-24]
All trash containers, which must have lids, shall be kept in a shed, garage, stored in the side yard or rear yard of the property, or shall be kept within the driveway, at least eighteen (18) feet off the front curb line.
All commercial properties shall keep their trash in approved containers and enclosures as approved by the Planning Board, the Enforcement Office or Health Inspector.
[Ord. No. 99-10]
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as follows: (1) For a first offense, a warning issued; (2) For a second offense, a fine of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars; and (3) For each subsequent offense, a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $500 and requires a court appearance. If the violation is of a continuing nature, each day during which it continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
Editor's Note: Former § 25-3, Singe-Use Bags at Retail Establishments, added 9-4-2019 by Ord. No. 19-09, amended 1-22-2020 by Ord. No. 20-02, was repealed 12-2-2020 by Ord. No. 20-34.