Borough of Haworth, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.1]
It is the purpose of this section to comply with the mandatory State-wide recycling program L.1987 Ch. 102, the Clean Communities and Recycling Act, N.J.S. 13:1E-92 and the Bergen County Long-Term Solid Waste Management Plan.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.1]
As used in this section:
ALUMINUM
Shall mean recyclable aluminum cans.
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS
Shall mean source separated non-putrescible recyclable material generated from the construction, alteration, repair, maintenance and/or demolition of structures within the Borough. This material shall include concrete, bricks, block, ferrous and non-ferrous scrap, asphalt, asphalt shingles, recyclable wood scrap, and any and all other material generated from the construction, alteration, repair, maintenance and/or demolition of a structure or structures within the Borough.
DESIGNATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Shall mean those recyclable materials, including metal, glass, paper or plastic containers, food and waste, corrugated and other cardboard, newspaper, magazines or high-grade office paper designated in this section to be source separated.
DISPOSITION OR DISPOSITION OF DESIGNATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Shall mean the transportation, placement, reuse, sale, donation, transfer or temporary storage for a period not exceeding six months of designated recyclable material for all possible uses except for disposal of solid waste.
DWELLING UNIT
Shall mean and include a one family home and a two family home.
FERROUS SCRAP
Shall mean all metal scrap containing steel and/or cast iron.
GLASS CONTAINERS
Shall mean all products made from silica or sand, soda ash and limestone which are transparent or translucent and are used for packaging or bottling of various matter and all other materials commonly known as glass; excluding, however, blue glass and flat glass, commonly known as window glass.
MAGAZINES
Shall mean and include all magazines or periodicals printed on glossy stock or paper of heavier quality than that commonly recognized as "newsprint."
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE STREAM
Shall mean all residential, commercial and institutional solid waste generated within the boundaries of the Borough, as measured in tons.
NEWSPAPER
Shall mean paper of the type commonly referred to as "newsprint" and distributed at stated intervals, usually daily or weekly, having printed thereon news and opinions and containing advertisements and other matters of public interest, expressly included, however, are all magazines or similar periodicals as well as all other paper periodicals of any nature whatsoever.
PAPER
Shall mean and include all newspaper, high-grade office paper, fine paper, bond paper, offset paper, xerographic paper, mimeo paper, duplicator paper and related types of cellulosic material containing not more than 10% by weight or volume of non-cellulosic materials such as laminates, binders, coatings or saturants.
PAPER PRODUCT
Shall mean any paper items or commodities, included but not limited to, paper napkins, towels, corrugated and other cardboard, construction material, toilet tissue, paper and related types of cellulosic materials containing not more than 10% by weight or volume of non-cellulosic materials such as laminates, binders, coatings or saturants.
PLASTIC CONTAINER
Shall mean a container hermetically sealed or made air-tight with a metal or plastic cap and with a minimum wall thickness of not less than one-hundredth (0.01") inch, and composed of thermo-plastic synthetic polymeric material coded with the recycling symbol numbers one or two.
RECYCLABLE MATERIAL
Shall mean those materials which would otherwise become municipal solid waste, which may be collected, separated or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
RECYCLABLE PAPERS
Shall mean paper having a total weight consisting of not less than 50% secondary waste paper material.
RECYCLABLE PAPER PRODUCT
Shall mean any paper product consisting of not less than 50% secondary waste paper material.
RECYCLING
Shall mean any process by which materials which would otherwise become solid waste or collected, are separated or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
RECYCLING SERVICES
Shall mean the services provided by persons engaged in the business of recycling, including the collection, processing, storage, purchase, sale or disposition, or any combination thereof of recyclable material.
REGULATIONS
Shall mean and includes such rules, implementation dates, schedules of time and such other requirements promulgated by the Director of the Department of Solid Waste and approved by the Borough Council as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and objectives of this section.
SOURCE SEPARATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Shall mean recyclable materials including but not limited to, paper, metal, glass, food waste, office paper and plastic which are kept separate and apart from residential, commercial and institutional solid waste by the generator thereof for the purposes of collection, disposition and recycling.
TIN
Shall mean steel, tin, bi-metal beverage and food cans.
WHITE GOODS
Shall mean refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners which must have the freon removed and be so tagged, stoves, washing machines, dryers, water heaters, and such other items as shall be listed in the rules and regulations propounded by the Borough.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.2]
There is hereby created the position of Haworth Recycling Coordinator.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.3; Ord. No. 798 § 1; Ord. No. 984 § 1]
The following materials are designated as recyclable under the Haworth mandatory program:
Residential Sector
Commercial Sector
Newspaper
Corrugated Cardboard
Glass Containers
High-Grade Paper
Aluminum Cans
Glass Containers
Ferrous Scrap
Ferrous Scrap
Leaves
White Goods
White Goods
Aluminum Cans
Tin Cans
Mixed Paper
Grass
Construction & Demolition Debris
Household Generated Batteries
Type 1 and 2 Plastic Containers
Construction and Demolition Debris (concrete, brick, tree parts, nonferrous/ferrous metal, asphalt, corrugated cardboard, where practical)
Corrugated Cardboard
Mixed Paper
Type 1 and 2 Plastic Containers
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.4]
a. 
Separation Required. On or after the effective date of this section, it shall be mandatory for all persons who are owners, lessees and occupants of property in the Borough to separate the recyclable materials designated in Section 17-1.4 from all other solid waste.
b. 
Leaves.
1. 
From September 1 to December 31 of each year, the owner, lessee, or occupant of every property within the Borough shall source separate leaves from solid waste generated at that property. Leaves will be placed in the street at curbside in front of the property. Leaves shall not be placed in plastic bags.
2. 
The leaves placed at curbside as specified in paragraph 1 above shall be collected by the Borough and brought to the leaf composting facility No. 1 at Park Street (DEP File No. 0226A1SP01).
3. 
Between January 1 and September 1 of each year, the owner, lessee, or occupant of every property within the Borough shall source separate leaves from solid waste generated at the property. The owner, lessee or occupant shall cause the leaves to either:
(a) 
Be brought to the D.P.W. Yard where the Borough shall accept the leaves and place the leaves in the leaf composting facility; or
(b) 
Mulch or compost the leaves on the premises where the leaves are generated.
c. 
Paper. All paper shall be separated from any other trash and garbage and tied or placed in paper bags or re-usable containers for curbside pick-up on the designated day.
d. 
Glass, Aluminum, Steel, Tin and Plastic. All glass, aluminum, steel and tin cans and plastic containers coded number one (#1) and number two (#2) shall be separated from any other trash and garbage and placed in re-usable containers for curbside pick-up on the designated day.
e. 
White Goods. All white goods as defined in subsection 17-1.2 shall be picked up at curbside on the designated day when arranged for by calling the Borough Clerk's Office. In the case of refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, the appliance will have to be tagged to show the freon has been properly removed, as required by law.
f. 
Grass Clippings. If the owner, lessee or occupant of property elects to place grass clippings at curbside for collection and disposal, then the grass clippings shall be placed in re-usable containers and placed curbside for collection from April 15 through October 15, once a week, on the designated day.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.5]
The Recycling Coordinator shall promulgate reasonable regulations establishing the manner, dates and times of the collection of same in accordance with the terms of this section. Any such regulations promulgated by the Director of the Department of Solid Waste Management shall be approved by the Borough Council and may be changed, modified, repealed or amended in whole or in part by the majority vote of the Borough Council. A copy of such regulations promulgated by the Director of the Department of Solid Waste Management, as provided, modified or amended, shall be available for public inspection at the office of the Borough Clerk during regular business hours.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.6]
The Recycling Coordinator may be authorized, from time to time by bid or by contract approved by the Mayor and Council, to sell and deliver recyclable material so collected in order to obtain the best possible price.
[Ord. No. 783 § 16-2.7]
Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit any owner, lessee or occupant of disposing of recyclable material privately through a sale or gift provided that, in no event, shall such recyclable materials be left intentionally and willfully for any private pickup and further provided that, in no event, shall any such recyclable materials be disposed of as part of the solid waste pickup by the Borough in accordance with the normal pickup by the Borough.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.8]
From the time recyclable materials are placed at curbside by the owner, lessee or occupant for collection by the Borough, such recyclable materials shall become the property of the Borough. It shall be a violation of this section for any person unauthorized to collect or pickup or cause to be collected or picked up any such recyclable materials for any purpose whatsoever once the same has been placed at curbside or at the recycling center.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.9]
A Borough Official or Councilmember shall annually submit a recycling tonnage report to the New Jersey Office of Recycling.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.10]
a. 
The Recycling Coordinator shall, no later than six months after the adoption of this section, notify all persons owning, leasing or occupying property within the Borough, of the Borough's recycling opportunities and the source separation requirements of this section. This notice shall be done by placing an advertisement in a newspaper circulating in the Borough and by posting a notice in public places where public notices are customarily posted by the Borough and by a mailing to all residential taxpayers.
b. 
Every six months after the initial notification, the Recycling Coordinator shall notify all persons occupying residential, commercial and institutional premises within the Borough of local recycling opportunities and the source separation requirements of this section. The notification shall be done by placing an advertisement in a newspaper circulating in the Borough and by posting a notice in public places where public notices are customarily posted by the Borough.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.11]
This section shall be referred to the Planning Board for a revision of the Master Plan in accordance with N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.16(c). Specifically, with regard to the collection, disposition and recycling of designated recyclable materials within any development proposal for the construction of 50 or more units of single family residential housing or 25 or more units of multi-family residential housing and any commercial or industrial development proposal for the utilization of 1,000 square feet of land. The Planning Board shall also make recommendations to the Mayor and Council for the amendments to the Borough zoning ordinance and subdivision and site plan ordinances in accordance with this section.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.12]
The Department of Public Works Superintendent or his designated assistant or the Recycling Coordinator are hereby authorized and directed to enforce this section.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.13]
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this section shall be liable to a maximum penalty at the discretion of the Judge of the Municipal Court of the Borough of Haworth of not more than $25 for the first offense, and not more than $100 for each subsequent offense, provided there shall be no jail term imposed, excepting that a person violating subsection 17-1.8 shall be liable to a maximum fine of $250 or imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed 30 days or both.
[Ord. No. 783 § 6-12.14]
In addition to any and all other violations and penalties imposed by this section or other statute, ordinance or regulation, the Borough and/or its employees, agents, or contractors may refuse to collect any solid waste placed at curbside in violation of the provisions of this section.
[Ord. No. 718 Preamble]
The Borough of Haworth currently maintains a leaf compost site. The Borough is interested in selling the composted materials for mulch, fertilizer and the like to interested persons.
[Ord. No. 718 § 1]
Any individual, firm or organization desiring to purchase leaf composting material from the Borough Compost Site shall pay to the Borough Clerk an amount equal to $6 per cubic yard of composted material. Any individual, firm or organization shall take the receipt from the Borough Clerk to the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works who shall supervise or cause a designee to supervise the removal of the appropriate amount of composted material.