Borough of Woodstown, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodstown 8-8-60 as Ord. No. 181; amended in its entirety 5-23-88 by Ord. No. 395. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodstown, in the County of Salem and State of New Jersey:
[Amended 4-9-02 by Ord. No. 563]
The placing, depositing, collection and disposition of garbage, refuse and rubbish, including residential garbage, refuse and rubbish within the limits of the Borough of Woodstown, New Jersey shall not be permitted in any manner except as provided herein. No person who is not a resident of the Borough of Woodstown shall bring into the Borough of Woodstown, for the purpose of disposal, any substance regulated within this chapter.
[Amended 11-25-91 by Ord. No. 440]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following shall serve to define the subject matters hereof:
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
REFUSE
All putrescible and nonputrescible solid waste, except recyclable materials as regulated in Chapter 74 of the Municipal Code and body and household waste processed by the Municipal Sewer Authority, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles or parts thereof and solid market and industrial waste.
RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE, REFUSE OR RUBBISH
Garbage, refuse or rubbish from residential activity of residences located within the Borough of Woodstown, including multi-family dwellings, as that term is defined in N.J.S.A. 40:66-1.2, which comply with all recycling requirements generally applicable to all other residential properties within the borough.
[Added 4-9-02 by Ord. No. 563]
RUBBISH
Nonputrescible solid waste, excluding ashes and recyclable materials as regulated in Chapter 74, Recycling, consisting of both combustible and noncombustible waste such as paper, cardboard, tin cans, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
[Amended 11-28-88 by Ord. No. 403; 11-25-91 by Ord. No. 441]
The governing body shall not be required to collect garbage, refuse and rubbish from all locations within the Borough of Woodstown and may distinguish between certain uses. Regardless of whether or not the Borough of Woodstown shall elect to collect waste from certain locations, all waste is to be suitably packaged, bagged or contained so as not to become a nuisance or health hazard.
[Amended 11-25-91 by Ord. No. 441]
The receptacles for garbage, refuse and rubbish which is not to be collected by the municipality shall be contained in a receptacle of metal or heavy plastic, which shall be watertight with a tight-fitting cover to prevent access by flies and vermin to the contents. A suitable number of such receptacles shall be provided by the owner, occupant or proprietor at each location, shall be kept covered at all times and shall be kept clean and in such a condition as to preclude the entry of rainwater and the escape of any noxious fumes, liquids or overflow.
[Amended 11-25-91 by Ord. No. 441; 6-27-06 by Ord. No. 2006-633; 2-24-09 by Ord. No. 2009-5]
All garbage, refuse and rubbish shall be bagged and placed in a container supplied by the Borough of Woodstown, in the event such containers are provided pursuant to a municipal collection contract. If such containers are provided by the municipality, then said container shall be placed in the location to be designated by the municipality on days specified for collection.
In the event specialized containers have not been provided by the municipality, then all bags shall be securely tied and may be separately contained in an appropriate receptacles which is easily accessible to the authorized municipal collector.
For certain specific items such as large appliances, furniture, box springs and similar items, a minimum charge of $35 will be imposed. This fee may be increased for unusually large and heavy items at the discretion of the Superintendent of Public Works. A separate fee for car and truck tires will be charged as reflected below:
Tires:
Automobile - $4
Regular truck tires - $12
Heavy duty truck tires - $30
[Amended 11-28-88 by Ord. No. 403; 11-25-91 by Ord. No. 441; 4-9-02 by Ord. No. 563; 2-24-09 by Ord. No. 2009-5; 12-30-13 by Ord. No. 2013-17]
All garbage, refuse and rubbish shall be collected weekly. No garbage, refuse or rubbish shall be removed or placed in a municipal collection truck which is not contained in a bag. In the event the municipality shall provide containers for the collection and removal of garbage, refuse or rubbish, said bags shall be placed in the containers as provided and placed at the site designated by resolution to be adopted by the Mayor and Council. Said resolution shall be enforceable as if same were part of this chapter.
[Amended 6-25-90 by Ord. No. 427; 11-25-91 by Ord. No. 441]
Any person or entity, whether a contractor of the Borough of Woodstown or otherwise, in making collections or disposing of waste, shall cause all receptacles to be entirely emptied of their contents, and any contents falling on the ground shall be immediately picked up and removed. The covers of all receptacles shall be replaced after the contents have been removed. No collection activity shall take place at any time other than during the daytime from 6:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. No contractor of the Borough of Woodstown shall remove any waste on behalf of the borough which is not properly bagged or stickered in accordance with this chapter.
This chapter shall be interpreted in a way which is consistent with the interest of public health and safety for the inhabitants of the Borough of Woodstown.
Any person, firm, association or corporation violating any section of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. For purposes of sentencing, each separate act shall be considered a separate violation.