As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- OFFAL, REFUSE, RUBBISH, GARBAGE AND COMBUSTIBLE AND NONCOMBUSTIBLE WASTE
- Shall be interchangeable and shall mean and include the following:
- a. Refuse, garbage and combustible and/or noncombustible waste solids.
- b. Animal and/or vegetable waste solids resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
- c. Combustible waste, yard trimmings, rags, wood, cardboard and waste solids of a nonvolatile or nonexplosive nature. This section shall not apply to building materials, trees, branches, earth, stones or industrial wastes.
- d. Nonputrescible solid wastes of both combustible and noncombustible wastes.
- e. Putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes (except body wastes), including garbage, rubbish, ashes and solid market and industrial wastes.
The owner, agent, lessee, tenant or occupant of every dwelling house or other premises where waste accumulates shall provide and keep on such premises sufficient and suitable receptacles with tight-fitting covers for receiving and holding the waste.
SUFFICIENT – Shall mean, for the purpose of this section, at least one (1) receptacle for each family unit or other occupant of a premises and at least one (1) receptacle for each commercial or business establishment where release shall accumulate; but each occupant of a premises shall provide sufficient receptacles to store all waste which may be accumulated between the times when such refuse is disposed of as hereinafter provided.
SUITABLE – Shall mean a watertight metal, rubber or plastic receptacle with a tight-fitting cover so constructed as to prevent spilling or leakage of its contents.
Receptacles shall be conveniently located on premises for the storage of refuse and maintained in such a manner with the cover in place as to prevent creation of a nuisance or menace to public health.
Garbage shall be thoroughly and completely drained of all liquids and placed in a suitable container.
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 person occupying any premises whereon a business or industry is conducted shall arrange for the removal of refuse from such premises each day unless sufficient and suitable facilities are provided and used for the storage of such refuse within a building on such premises until the refuse is removed.
The person occupying any premises shall be required to arrange for the pickup or collection of refuse from the premises at least once a week when the premises is being occupied and used by such person.
Every person, whether he is the owner, tenant or occupant of any dwelling house, and every owner, lessor or agent of an apartment house or tenement house shall cause all garbage and refuse to be removed from the premises of which he is the owner, tenant or occupant thereof at least twice each week.
No garbage or refuse shall be burned, buried or otherwise disposed of by any person on any property not licensed by the State of New Jersey for such disposal.
The licensing of refuse collection, the setting of rates for residential service and the appropriate rules and regulations covering the same are now under the jurisdiction of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
[Ord. No. BH#95 § 1]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty ($50.00) dollars nor more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars. Each day the same is violated shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.