Town of Guttenberg, NJ
Hudson County
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[Editor's Note: For regulations concerning permits for use of construction debris containers, and fees for permits, see Chapter 11, Building and Housing, Section 11-1.
[Ord. 7/21/89 § 1]
As used in this section.
ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CANS
Shall mean and include only those containers made entirely of aluminum and used solely for the packaging of beverages.
BLUE GRADE PAPER
Shall mean and include white office paper, white copy paper, white computer printout paper, white bond paper and white typing paper.
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS
Shall mean and include all public or private establishments including, but not limited to, those manufacturing, retailing and/or service establishments; food establishments in business for the purposes of consumption, on or off premises, as well as food distribution and/or processing; and professional and/or nonprofit or for profit corporate entities.
COMPOSTING
Shall mean a process by which organic materials are turned into humus (similar to topsoil).
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
Shall mean and include cardboard containers used primarily for the packaging, boxing and/or transporting of products of any type.
DWELLING UNIT
Shall mean and include any one-family, two-family, or multi-family home; apartments and high rises; condominiums and/or cooperatives.
GLASS FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONTAINERS
Shall mean and include all bottles and jars made entirely of glass, devoid of metal caps and rings, and used in the storage of food and beverages. Specifically excluded are blue glass and flat glass commonly known as window glass, light bulbs and fixtures.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Shall mean and include all waste as defined in N.J.S.A. 13:1E-38, N.J.S.A. 1E-51, and N.J.S.A. 7:26-8.1 et seq.
LEAVES
Shall mean, specifically, foliage from plants and trees only.
NEWSPAPERS
Shall mean and include paper of any 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 excluded, however, are all magazines or other periodicals, as well as all other paper products of any nature whatsoever.
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS
Shall mean and include all municipal and State government facilities; all religious, educational and health care facilities; and all public and/or private civic organizations and all nonprofit or for profit organizations.
RECYCLING
Shall mean the process by which designated materials which would otherwise become solid waste, are separated, collected, processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
SOLID WASTE
Shall mean and include all garbage and rubbish that is collected for disposal.
[Ord. 7/21/89 § II]
There is hereby established a mandatory program for the source separation of leaves, for the purpose of composting; newspapers, corrugated cardboard; glass food and beverage containers and aluminum beverage cans from the solid waste generated within the Town for the purpose of recycling.
[Ord. 7/21/89 § 2; Ord. 11/01/89C § 1]
All owners, lessees or occupants of dwelling units, except those physically disabled; and all owners, lessees and occupants, except those physically disabled, of business, commercial and/or industrial establishments; and all owners, lessees and occupants, except those physically disabled, of private, public and governmental institutions and facilities, shall separate leaves for the purpose of composting; newspapers; corrugated cardboard; glass food and beverage containers and aluminum beverage cans from other solid waste and shall recycle these materials in the following manner:
a. 
Leaves.
1. 
By composting on the property of the owner, lessee or occupant; and/or
2. 
By placing leaves, on the day/days to be established, at the designated collection or pickup site(s) to be determined by the Recycling Coordinator, or his authorized agent for composting, in accordance with all applicable regulations.
3. 
Leaves shall be placed in such containers as authorized by the Recycling Coordinator or his authorized agent for composting.
b. 
Newspapers.
1. 
Newspapers shall be tied securely in bundles with twine, rope, cord or string to facilitate handling and insure that they will not be wind blown or otherwise distributed onto the public streets. The bundle shall not exceed a weight of 30 pounds each or a height of more than 12 inches each.
2. 
Specifically, in no event, shall newspaper bundles be placed in bags of any type.
3. 
Bundles shall be placed for collection on the day/days to be established, at the designated collection or pickup site(s) to be determined by the Recycling Coordinator, or his authorized agent, for collection in accordance with all applicable regulations.
4. 
Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, any owner, lessee or occupant of a dwelling unit, as herein defined, may wrap solid waste in newspaper and discard same with regular solid waste.
c. 
Glass Food and Beverage Containers.
1. 
Glass food and beverage containers used for storage of food and/or beverages shall be rinsed clean of all residue and shall have all caps and/or rings removed.
2. 
Glass food and beverage containers shall be placed in a container or receptacle having a capacity not to exceed 34 gallons and not to weigh more than 40 pounds when filled. No glass shall be deliberately broken for the purpose of filling any container or receptacle; however, accidentally broken glass will be accepted.
3. 
Containers or receptacles shall be placed for collection on the day/days to be established, at the designated collection or pickup site(s) to be determined by the Recycling Coordinator, or his authorized agent for collection, in accordance with all applicable regulations.
4. 
Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, any owner, lessee or occupant of a dwelling unit, as herein defined may utilize glass food and beverage containers for the disposal of nonhazardous liquid wastes with other regular solid waste.
d. 
Aluminum Beverage Cans.
1. 
After being rinsed clean of all residue, aluminum beverage cans will be placed in containers or receptacles having a capacity not to exceed five gallons.
2. 
Containers or receptacles shall be placed for collection on the day/days to be established, at the designated collection or pickup site(s) determined by the Recycling Coordinator, or his authorized agent, for collection in accordance with all applicable regulations.
3. 
Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, any owner, lessee or occupant of a dwelling unit, as herein defined may utilize aluminum beverage cans for the disposal of nonhazardous liquid waste with other regular solid waste.
e. 
Corrugated Cardboard.
1. 
Corrugated cardboard shall be tied securely in bundles with twine, rope, cord or string to facilitate handling and insure that it will not be wind blown or otherwise distributed onto the public streets. The bundles shall not exceed a weight of 30 pounds or a height of more than 12 inches each.
2. 
Specifically, in no event, shall corrugated cardboard bundles be placed in bags of any type.
3. 
Bundles shall be placed for collection on the day/days to be established, at the designated collection or pickup site(s) to be determined by the Recycling Coordinator, or his authorized agent, for collection in accordance with all applicable regulations.
4. 
Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, any owner, lessee or occupant of a dwelling unit, as herein defined, may wrap solid waste in corrugated cardboard and discard same with the regular solid waste.
f. 
High Grade Paper.
1. 
High grade paper shall be tied securely in bundles with twine, rope, cord or string to facilitate handling and insure that it will not be wind blown or otherwise distributed onto the public streets. The bundles shall not exceed a weight of 30 pounds each or a height of more than 12 inches each.
2. 
Specifically, in no event, shall high grade paper bundles be placed in bags of any type.
3. 
Bundles shall be placed for collection on the day/days to be established, at the designated collection or pickup site(s) to be determined by the Recycling Coordinator, or his authorized agent, for collection in accordance with all applicable regulations.
4. 
Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding any owner, lessee or occupant of a dwelling unit, as herein defined, may wrap solid waste in high grade paper and discard same with the regular solid waste.
[Ord. 7/21/89 § VI; Ord. #01-14]
a. 
The Recycling Coordinator shall establish the day/days of collection and the collection or pickup site(s) designated for the collection of leaves for the purpose of composting; newspaper; corrugated cardboard, glass food and beverage containers and aluminum beverage cans; or any other designated recyclable materials, for the purpose of recycling and/or composting.
b. 
Notification of the designated collection or pickup day/days and the designated collection or pickup site(s) for leaves for the purpose of composting; newspaper; corrugated cardboard, glass food and beverage containers and aluminum beverage cans; or any other designated recyclable materials, shall be published in the official Town newspaper for a continuous period of not less than six days, the last publication date being at least 15 days prior to the first scheduled collection/pickup date. Notification may also be made by the mailing of a "flyer" or "newsletter" indicating the designated dates and collection or pickup site(s), to each dwelling unit, public or private institution and commercial and industrial establishment within the Town.
c. 
Recycling receptacles shall be stored only in areas designated for storage between recycling collections. They shall be placed adjacent to the curb in front of the premises, or other area designated for collection no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the day before collection and shall be promptly returned to the storage area upon collection. Recycling receptacles shall not be stored on sidewalks or areas in front of any buildings or houses between collection days.
[Ord. 7/21/89 § III]
a. 
The Recycling Coordinator may use municipal personnel to collect the recyclable materials set forth herein, at curbside and/or collection or pickup site(s) to be determined; and shall sell the recyclable materials, if a market exists therefore, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.
b. 
The Mayor and Board of Council may elect to enter into agreements with qualified persons, partnerships or corporations for the purpose of authorizing them to collect all recyclable materials, or any portion thereof, at curbside or collection or pickup site(s).
c. 
The Mayor and Board of Council may, upon receipt of a completed and approved application issue permits to any person, civic, fraternal, nonprofit or for profit organization, authorizing a drop-off collection point(s) for the aggregation of certain specific recyclable materials. Issuance of a permit shall not, however, authorize the person, civic, fraternal, nonprofit or for profit organization to pick up or collect specific recyclable materials from any curbside, or from any designated municipal collection or pickup site(s) in the Town.
d. 
The Mayor and Board of Council may negotiate and enter into contracts for the collection, composting and/or marketing of leaves, newspaper, corrugated cardboard, glass food and beverage containers and/or aluminum beverage cans, or such other designated recyclable materials as may be determined; or to place same out to bid, if required, by the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.).
e. 
The Mayor and Board of Council may utilize Town personnel to collect leaves, newspaper, corrugated cardboard, glass food and beverage containers and/or aluminum beverage cans, or such other designated recyclable materials, or contract out the cost of the collection as may be determined to be in the best interests of the municipality.
[Ord. 7/21/89 § IV]
a. 
Recyclable material as defined herein shall be the property of the Town once placed at the designated collection or pickup site(s) authorized by the municipality or its designated agent.
b. 
It shall be a violation of this section for any person unauthorized by the municipality or its designated agent, to pick up or cause to be picked up, said recyclable materials as defined herein. Each such collection will be illegal and in violation hereof and shall constitute a separate and distinct offense, punishable as hereinafter provided.
[Ord. 7/21/89 § V]
Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, any owner, lessee or occupant of a dwelling unit, public or private institution, or commercial or industrial establishment, may donate or sell recyclable materials as defined herein, to any person, partnership or corporation, whether or not operating for profit. However, the person, partnership or corporation shall not pick up recyclable materials at curbside or at any designated collection or pickup site(s) authorized by the municipality or its designated agent.
[Ord. 7/21/89 § VIII]
a. 
Any owner, lessee or occupant of any dwelling unit, public or private institution, commercial or industrial establishment, actively participating in a recycling program by the Town or its authorized agent, shall submit monthly verification of the tonnage of materials recycled.
b. 
The monthly verification shall be submitted to the Recycling Coordinator no later than 20 days following the end of each month after inception of this program. Failure to do so may cause the program to be terminated by order of the Town Recycling Coordinator.
[Ord. 7/21/89 § VIII]
a. 
The Police Department, the Department of Code Enforcement, the Recycling Coordinator, Mayor, Board of Council and/or the Directors of the Department of Public Works/Sanitation are hereby authorized and directed to enforce this section and amendments thereto.
[Ord. 7/21/89 § IX]
Any person violating or failing to comply with any provision of this section or any regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, shall be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5. The maximum fine for failure to comply with subsection 18-1.3 hereof, and regulations issued pursuant thereto, shall not exceed $100 for the first three violations; any violations thereafter shall result in termination of regular garbage collection until the time of compliance.