[Editor's Note: See also Chapter 21, Solid Waste Management in the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Lakewood.]
[1971 Code § BH14-5; Ord. No. 97-54; Ord. No. 97-57; Ord. No. 97-59; Ord. No. 2005-41 § 6]
All garbage and refuse shall be kept in the 95 or 65 gallon containers supplied by the Township.
If determined by Public Works that a larger container is needed, it will be supplied by the Township and placed on a concrete pad that will be supplied and installed by the user in a location that is accessible and acceptable.
All Municipal Solid Waste (hereinafter referred to as "MSW") to be collected by the Township shall be placed at the curbline in receptacles as above described. They shall be set at the curbline approximately four feet from any obstruction (trees, mailboxes, telephone poles, guy wires, another container, etc.). No cars shall be parked in front of containers. Such MSW shall be collected once weekly on a day scheduled by the Township.
All MSW shall be thoroughly and completely drained of water and other fluids, wrapped securely in plastic garbage bags, and placed in appropriate receptacles as hereinbefore described.
All recyclables shall be collected in accordance with the statutory requirements of N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1 et seq., also known as the "Solid Waste Management Act"; Section 21-3 of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Lakewood; administrative regulation, and as directed by the Department of Public Works.
No person shall mix any fish, eggs, poultry, dog or cat carcass, or any animal carcasses, manure, ashes, building materials and other refuse with MSW to be collected by the Township.
The Township shall not be required to collect garbage or trash from any slaughterhouse, poultry dealer, butcher or other establishment where it is determined by the Board of Health either that more frequent collections are required or that the placing of garbage or trash on the sidewalk area near the curb for collection would be detrimental to health, welfare and safety.
No loose garbage, grass or other refuse shall be swept or placed in roadways.
No rubbish, leaves or other waste matter shall be burned in roadways.
The term "downtown area" as it appears in this section shall consist of that area in the Township of Lakewood delineated by the following boundaries:
Fifth Street to the North; Hurley Avenue to the South; Madison Avenue to the West; and New Jersey Central Railroad Tracks to the East.
In the downtown area, notwithstanding the type of receptacle utilized for MSW containment, no MSW shall be placed on the sidewalk area near the curb earlier than 6:00 a.m. nor later than 9:30 a.m. on the regular collection date scheduled by the Township.
In all residential zones, MSW contained in acceptable receptacles as described in paragraphs a and b hereinabove shall not be placed in the curb area for pickup before 6:00 p.m. of the day prior to the regular scheduled day for pickup by the Township.
In the downtown area, MSW collection will occur daily, Monday through Friday, weather conditions permitting, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. All MSW containers are to be removed from curbside immediately following MSW collection.
In all residential zones, all empty garbage cans and other receptacles, including those receptacles utilized for the containment of recyclables, shall be removed from the sidewalk area near the curb on the same day as collected. In addition to the above, at all single family homes, all empty garbage cans and other receptacles, including those receptacles utilized for the containment of recyclables, shall be placed back on the property at least behind the front yard setback.
It shall be unlawful for any person, excepting an employee of the Township in the discharge of his duties, or an authorized garbage and waste collector, to collect, pick up, rake or in any way disturb the garbage or other refuse material of whatsoever nature deposited in any receptacle laid or placed on any street or public place.
Receptacles that are badly broken or otherwise fail to meet the requirements of this section or of any other of the regulations which may be promulgated by the Township may be classified as rubbish and may be collected as such by the Township.
The Department of Public Works shall collect MSW only from residential uses having less than four dwelling units and from those uses within the boundaries of the downtown area set forth in paragraph i1 hereinabove or by approval of the Township Committee.
Unless otherwise specified herein, the Department of Public Works is authorized to establish schedules for the collection of MSW, including garbage, trash, bulky waste and recyclables.
Items scheduled for bulk pickup may not be placed at curbside for pickup earlier than the Saturday or Sunday before the scheduled pickup. Bulk items shall be neatly set at curbside in accordance with the Schedule attached hereto as Schedule A. All items scheduled for bulk pickup must be generated by or from the residences at which the bulk pickup is located. No construction or demolition materials will be picked up.
The containers may not be placed at curbside for pickup earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled pickup and the containers must be removed no later than 6:00 p.m. on the evening of the pickup.
The Township provided containers must be placed away from and out of sight of the street and may not be placed in the front yards of homes when not scheduled for pickup.
Recycling materials shall be put at curbside no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the pickup and recycling containers must be removed no later than 6:00 p.m. on the evening of the scheduled pickup.
The recycling containers must be placed away from and out of sight of the street and may not be placed in the front yards of homes when not scheduled for pickup.
The Board of Health may promulgate additional rules and regulations in order to insure the effective operation of the collection and storage of garbage and trash and to insure the maintenance of proper sanitary and health conditions throughout the Township.
In those instances where a household located within the Township discovers a need for an additional Township issued refuse container for municipal garbage collection, separate and apart from the original Township issued refuse container issued at no cost to all households located within the Township, the resident(s) shall notify the Public Works Department of the need and, upon receipt of a forty-five ($45.00) dollar refundable deposit, the Public Works Department may thereafter issue the additional refuse container to the resident(s). Said fee shall serve as a deposit for the use of the additional refuse container and shall be refunded in full to the resident(s) upon the return of the additional refuse container to the Township. In the event the additional refuse container shall be lost or damaged, not due to the fault of the Township, the deposit shall be retained by the Township.
It shall be the responsibility of the Department of Public Works to maintain any and all records relating to the distribution/collection of the additional refuse containers. Any and all refunds of the deposit shall be issued through the Finance Department.
[1971 Code § BH14-8]
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to tree surgeons or gardeners removing the debris resulting from operations of their trade; or to building or plumbing contractors removing debris arising out of construction operations; unless said debris is removed by private refuse collectors in which event the provisions of this chapter shall apply.