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Township of Hope, NJ
Warren County
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[1978 Code § 10-101; Ord. # 9/2/82]
As used in this Chapter:
DANGEROUS MATTER
Shall include flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizing materials, corrosive liquids, compressed gases, poisonous substances, explosives, radioactive materials and any other dangerous matter. It does not include domestic refuse.
a. 
CORROSIVE LIQUIDS – Shall mean those acids, alkaline caustic liquids which, when in contact with living tissue cause chemical action, or are liable to cause fire when in contact with organic matter or with certain chemicals.
b. 
FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS – Shall mean any liquid which gives off flammable vapors (as determined by flash point from Tagliabue's open cup tester, as used for test of burning oils) at or below a temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (80° F.).
c. 
FLAMMABLE SOLIDS – Shall mean a solid substance other than one classified as an explosive which is liable to cause fires through friction, absorption of moisture, spontaneous chemical change or as a result of retained heat from manufacturing or processing.
d. 
OXIDIZING MATERIAL – Shall mean a substance such as a chlorate permanganate, peroxide or a nitrate that yields oxygen readily to stimulate the combustion of organic matter.
e. 
COMPRESSED GAS – Shall mean any material or mixture having in the container either an absolute pressure exceeding 40 pounds per square inch at 70 degrees Fahrenheit (70° F.) or an absolute pressure exceeding 130 degrees Fahrenheit (130° F.), or both, or any liquid flammable material having a Reid vapor pressure exceeding 40 pounds per square inch absolute at 100 degrees Fahrenheit (100° F.). (American Society for Testing Materials Method of Test for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (d323))
f. 
POISONOUS SUBSTANCES – Shall mean liquids and gases of such nature that a very small amount of the gas, or vapor of the liquid, mixed with air is dangerous to life; or such liquid or solid substance as upon contact with fire or when exposed to air give off dangerous or intensely irritating fumes; or substances which are chiefly dangerous by internal contact with the body or by being taken internally.
g. 
RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL – Shall mean any material or combination of materials that spontaneously emit ionizing radiation.
h. 
ANY OTHER POLLUTING MATTER – Shall mean industrial liquid waste or waste chemicals, human or animal excrement, the leaking, leaching or percolation of which into any well, spring, stream, lake or any body of water or aquifer will cause or threaten degradation of water quality resulting in damage to the adequate community or wildlife in and adjacent to the affected water body.
DOMESTIC REFUSE
Shall mean refuse generated by households, as distinguished from industrial refuse and waste by-products resulting from the manufacturing process.
PERMIT
Shall mean the Hope Solid Waste Disposal permit.
PERSON
Shall include person or persons, partnership, firm, association or corporation.
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY (SWDF)
Shall be considered as any area or facility established by the Hope Township Committee, marked and designated as a place for the disposal of domestic solid waste materials. Facilities include dumpsters, compactors or containers which are owned, leased, under contract or license to the Township.
WASTE MATERIALS
Shall mean anything, material or solid deposited or to be deposited in a Hope Township SWDF.
[1978 Code § 10-102; Ord. # 9/2/82]
The Township Committee shall be empowered from time to time to designate areas or receptacles, which it may lease, purchase or accept by gift or take by condemnation as shall be required for use as a SWDF.
[1978 Code § 10-103; Ord. # 9/2/82]
The Township of Hope shall operate SWDF's pursuant to this section, regulations thereto and other governmental requirements.
[1978 Code § 10-104; Ord. # 9/2/82]
Regulations as to time of operation, type of waste materials accepted, issuance of permits, supervision of collection not consistent with this section shall be promulgated by the Township Committee. Such regulations or amendments thereto shall be published at least once in the official newspaper and posted at the Township Bulletin Board.
[1978 Code § 10-105; Ord. # 9/2/82]
SWDF permit shall be issued annually to applicants who are residents of Hope Township. A one hundred and four ($104.00) dollar administration fee shall accompany each application. The Township Committee or any municipal, regional or Superior Court Judge may revoke permits for violation of this section or regulations promulgated thereto.
[1978 Code § 10-106; Ord. # 9/2/82]
No waste materials originating outside of the Township of Hope shall be placed or deposited in any Hope SWDF.
[1978 Code § 10-107; Ord. # 9/2/82]
Waste materials shall be disposed of in Hope Township SWDF's only by permit holders and only in designated areas of the SWDF and only at times designated in regulation of the Township Committee when SWDF is open to permit holders.
[1978 Code § 10-108; Ord. # 9/2/82]
Prior to depositing waste materials, permit holders shall enter or approach the SWDF via designated access.
[1978 Code § 10-109; Ord. # 9/2/82]
No person shall dump or dispose of, in any SWDF with the Township of Hope, any dangerous matter, as herein defined.
[1978 Code § 10-110; Ord. # 9/2/82]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to reach into or enter upon any SWDF for the purpose of sorting, picking from or removing therefrom any materials deposited. No person shall sort, pick or remove materials from any SWDF.
[1978 Code § 10-111; Ord. # 9/2/82]
All waste which are subject to be blown about by winds shall be so packed, contained or bundled so that the same shall not be liable to be spread by winds.
[1978 Code § 10-112; Ord. # 9/2/82: New]
Any person violating any subsection of this section or any rule or regulation hereto shall be punished by a maximum punishment of $1,000 fine and six months in the County jail and a minimum punishment of $100 fine, in addition to action pursuant to subsection 10-1.5.
[Ord. #89-07, § II; Ord. #10-05, § 3]
a. 
On and after January 1, 1989, it shall be mandatory for all persons who are owners, lessees and occupants of residential property, to separate glass bottles, jars, aluminum cans, tin and bimetal cans, plastic beverage containers, and newspapers as hereinafter defined from all other solid waste reproduced by such residents for collection and ultimate recycling of said material.
b. 
On and after January 1, 1989, it shall be mandatory for all owners, lessees and occupants of business and industrial property and of private, public and government institutions and buildings to separate glass bottles, jars, aluminum cans, tin and bimetal cans, plastic beverage containers and newspaper from all other solid waste produced by such residents for collection and ultimate recycling of said materials.
c. 
On and after the adoption of this section, and in accordance with existing State regulations, (N.J.A.C. 14A:3-11), all service stations, oil retailers and motor vehicle re-inspection stations with "used oil holding tanks" shall accept used motor oil from individuals changing oil from cars, lawn mowers or motorcycles and shall post a sign information the public that they are a "Used Oil Collection Site."
d. 
This paragraph shall incorporate by reference all amendments to the Warren County, State of New Jersey and Federal recycling regulations and shall incorporate N.J.A.C. 7:26a-11.4 as amended. The purpose of this section is to assure that all site plans and subdivisions approved by the Township of Hope Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment shall incorporate mandatory recycling programs as well as such other rules and regulations as may be required by County, State and Federal regulations.
[Ord. #89-07, § II]
SOLID WASTE
Shall include all garbage and rubbish normally produced by the occupants of commercial, industrial and residential property and disposed of by private or public pick up.
ALUMINUM
Shall include all disposable items made from aluminum including aluminum containers used for soda, beer or other beverages, foil wrappers, containers for prepared foods, screen frames, doors and lawn chairs.
GLASS
Shall include all products made from silica or sand, ash and limestone; the product being transparent or translucent and being used for packaging or bottling of various matters excluding however, blue or flat glass commonly known as window glass.
TIN CANS
Shall include all products made from tin plate, a soft faintly bluish-white lustrous low-melting crystalline metallic element and being used for cans, boxes or other vessels made from tinplate.
BIMETAL
Shall include all products made from two different metals and being used for cans, boxes or other vessels which are non-aluminum, excluding all aerosol cans.
PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINERS
Include products made from either Poly-Ethylene Terephthalate or high density Poly-Ethylene and being used for bottles that contain milk and soda or other beverages contained within such containers.
NEWSPAPERS
Shall include all size products made from cheap machine finished paper made chiefly from wood pulp and being used mostly for newspapers. High gloss, printed materials that incorporate the use of glue for bindings or staples are not acceptable.
[Ord. #89-07, § III]
a. 
The position of Recycling Coordinator is hereby created and established within the Township of Hope.
b. 
The Recycling Coordinator shall be appointed by the Hope Township Committee for a term of one year expiring December 31st of each year. The term of the person first appointed as Recycling Coordinator shall expire December 31st of the year of that person's appointment.
c. 
The Recycling Coordinator subject to the approval of the Hope Township Committee, shall establish and promulgate reasonable Rules and Regulations as to the manner, days and times for the collection, sorting, transportation, sale and/or marketing of said recyclable material in order to encourage the preservation of material resources while minimizing the cost of the recycling program to the Township of Hope.
[Ord. #89-07, § IV]
The Hope Township Committee may use municipal personnel to collect recyclable material set forth herein at curbside and/or from a drop-off center and shall sell said recyclable material if a market exists therefor pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40 A:11-1 et seq.
The Hope Township Committee may elect to enter into agreement with qualified persons or corporations authorizing them to collect said recyclable material provided the amount of money realized exceeds the cost of collection.
[Ord. #89-07, § V]
Recyclable material as defined herein shall be the property of Hope Township once placed on the curbside or brought to a drop-off center. It shall be a violation of this section for any person unauthorized by the Hope Township Committee to pick up or cause to be picked up, said recyclable material as defined herein. Each collection in violation hereof, shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.
[Ord. #89-07 § VI]
Anything herein to the contrary, notwithstanding any person, partnership or corporation who is owner, lessee or occupant of a residential or nonresidential property, may donate or sell said recyclable material as defined herein, to any person, civic group, partnership or corporation whether or not operating for profit. Said person, civic group, partnership or corporation however, shall not pick up said recyclable materials at curbside or at a drop-off center.
[Ord. #89-07, § VII]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of the section or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, shall be punishable upon conviction thereof, by a fine not to exceed $500 or up to 90 days in jail or both except that the maximum fine or penalty for failure to comply with subsection 10-2.1, paragraphs a and b thereof, or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, shall not exceed $50. As an alternate penalty, a convicted person may be ordered to perform community services in the recycling program for a period not to exceed 90 days. Each day such violation or neglect is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and be punishable as such.
[Ord. #89-07, § VIII]
Periodic inspections of solid waste as defined herein, will be conducted by a designated officer appointed by the Hope Township Committee to determine if the contents of said solid waste include recyclable material. Inspections will be made no fewer than three inspections per route per month.
If upon inspection, it has been determined that a resident's trash contains any recyclable material as stated herein, within the trash container, said container will be labeled with an encouragement tag and left at the curbside. If a resident continues to violate this section after receiving three notifications and there has been a serious effort on the part of the township at encouragement, then the last resort, the resident will be issued a summons and subsequently fined for noncompliance as stated herein under subsection 10-2.7, Violations and Penalties.