Township of Scotch Plains, NJ
Union County
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Editor's Note: Prior ordinances codified herein include portions of Ordinance No. 91-18.
[Ord. #93-02; Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
This chapter shall be known as the Solid Waste and Recycling Code of the Township of Scotch Plains.
[Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
A code regulating and controlling the disposal of garbage and litter, source separation, disposition and tonnage reporting of recyclables.
[Ord. #93-02; Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
The code established and adopted by this section is described and commonly known as the "Solid Waste and Recycling Code."
[Ord. #93-02; Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
The provisions of Chapter 27 shall be enforced by the director of public property, recycling coordinator, Building Official, police department and/or the health officer as shall be directed on the discretion of the Township manager as to services of all said officials. They may appoint or designate such other public officials or employees of the Township to perform such of their functions and powers under this code as they deem necessary for the enforcement of this code including the making of inspections and holdings of hearings.
[Ord. #93-02; Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
Except as provided in subsection 27-2.5A, it shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard, or otherwise place litter of any nature upon any public or private property, other than a litter receptacle. "Litter" means any used or unconsumed substance or waste material which has been discarded whether made of aluminum, glass, plastic, rubber, paper or other natural or synthetic material or combination thereof, including, but not limited to any bottle, jar, or can, any unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction material but does not include the waste of the primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
[Ord. #97-27, § 1; Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
It shall be unlawful for any person to pick up, rummage through, disturb or remove any solid waste or other matter set at the curb for removal; provided, however, that this prohibition shall not apply to the contractor engaged by the Township for the removal of solid waste or to its agents, servants or employees when said agents, servants or employees are on duty for said contractor.
[Ord. #93-02; Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
No person will be permitted to sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street, catch basin or other public place any accumulation of litter from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Every person who owns or occupies property must keep the sidewalk in front of his or her premises free of litter. All litter sweepings must be collected and properly containerized for disposal.
[Ord. #93-02; Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
It is unlawful for any residential or commercial property owner to permit open or overflowing waste disposal bins on his or her property.
[Ord. #93-02; Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
It is unlawful for any person to place, to cause to be placed, or to hire another person to place any advertisement, handbill or unsolicited material of any kind in or on any street, sidewalk, building or vehicle within the community in such a manner that it may be removed by natural forces.
[Ord. #93-02; Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
Except as provided in subsection 27-2.5A, no person or persons, firm or corporation shall deposit, throw, spill or dump dirt, mud, gravel, sand, stone, cement, trees, stumps, brush, grass, wood, metal, iron, plastic, manure, fertilizer, ashes, coal, cinders, refuse, garbage or other material upon any highway, street, road, land or alley, or portion thereof, within the limits of the Township of Scotch Plains; nor shall any person or persons, firm or corporation throw, deposit, spill or dump the same upon any public or private land within the limits of the Township of Scotch Plains without the permission of the owner thereof; nor shall any person or persons, firm or corporation cause or permit the same to be done.
[Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
Prior to dates of refuse pickup scheduled by the director of public properties, Township manager, Township council, or the Union County Department of Public Works, residents shall be permitted to place along the curb or road edge those materials scheduled for pickup in such form or containerization as proscribed by the official scheduling such pickup. All such material shall be placed along the curb or road edge no more than ten days prior to the beginning of the scheduled pickup, and no additional materials shall be placed along the curb or road edge after pickup has been completed. All such materials shall be placed in such a way as to prevent them from being scattered or dispersed by weather or passing traffic, and shall not protrude into the roadway so as to interfere with traffic or safety on the particular roadway.
[Ord. #93-02; Ord. #26-02; Ord. #30-03]
Upon complaint of any resident or observance by Township official, the Township police department or department of public property, in the discretion of the manager, shall notify the property owner or tenant of any violation of this section advising that party that they will be responsible for removing such violation within 72 hours. Notice of the existence of a violation of this section shall be made in person or by leaving written notice at the home or business where the violation is found or by regular mail to the address listed in the tax records of the Township or the leaving of said notice on the door shall be considered valid notice. Any violation which continues to exist more than 72 hours after proper notice has been given shall be subject to a summons being issued against the property owner and/or tenant.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this section or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of $50 for the first offense. For such subsequent offense, a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000 and the court may in its discretion sentence any subsequent offender up to five days community service. For the purpose of this section, any violation occurring more than 24 months after any previous violation will be considered a first violation.
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Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of Ordinance Nos. 93-02, 93-42, 20-2006 and 21-2006.
[Ord. #19-2010]
COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS
Shall mean retail, wholesale, restaurants, taverns, schools, institutions —including government, warehouses, construction sites, factories, offices, etc., but specifically excludes fairs, parks, concerts, and other outdoor events.
COMMINGLED
Shall mean a combining of nonputrescible source-separated recyclable materials for the purpose of recycling.
COVERED ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Shall constitute a subset of electronic waste which shall include only the following: a computer central processing unit of a laptop computer or desktop computer, a cathode ray tube, a cathode ray tube device, a flat panel display or similar video display device with a screen that is greater than four inches measured diagonally and that contains one or more circuit boards, including a television, and cell phones.
DESIGNATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Shall mean those materials designated below that shall be source separated for the purpose of recycling. These materials include:
a. 
Designated Materials for Residential Waste Generators:
Aluminum, tin, steel
Brush, leaves
Corrugated cardboard
Glass containers
Mixed paper
Motor oil
Motor oil filters
Newspapers
Office paper
Plastic containers (#1 and #2)
Tires
Vehicle batteries
White goods (air conditioners, refrigerators)
Wood
b. 
Source Separation and Recycling Requirements for Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Waste Generators.
Aluminum, tin and steel
Computers and peripherals
Corrugated cardboard
Fluorescent bulbs
Glass containers
Grass, brush, leaves
Household batteries
Mixed paper
Masonry (asphalt, brick, block, concrete)
Motor oil
Motor oil filters
Newspaper
Office paper
Plastic containers (#1 and #2)
Tires
Vehicle batteries
White goods (air conditioners, refrigerators)
Wood
ELECTRONIC WASTE
Shall mean a computer central processing unit and associated hardware including keyboards, modems, printers, scanners and fax machines; a cathode ray tube, a cathode ray tube device, a flat panel display or similar video display device with a screen that is greater than four inches measured diagonally and that contains one or more circuit boards, including a television, and cell phones.
MULTIFAMILY DWELLING
Shall mean any building or structure, or complex of buildings in which five or more dwelling units are owner-occupied or rented or leased, or offered for rental or lease, for residential purposes (see N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.13a.) and shall include hotels, motels, or other guest houses serving transient or seasonal guests as those terms are defined under subsection (j) of section 3 of the "Hotel and Multiple Dwelling Law," P.L. 1967, c.76 (C.55:13A-1 et seq.).
MUNICIPAL RECYCLING COORDINATOR
Shall mean the person or persons appointed by the municipal governing body and who shall be authorized to, among other things, enforce the provisions of this section, and any rules and regulations which may be promulgated hereunder.
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW) STREAM
Shall mean all solid waste generated at residential, commercial, and institutional establishments within the boundaries of the Township of Scotch Plains.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Shall mean those materials which would otherwise become solid waste, and which may be collected, separated, or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
SOURCE-SEPARATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Shall mean recyclable materials which are separated at the point of generation by the generator thereof from solid waste for the purposes of recycling.
Source separation shall mean the process by which recyclable materials are separated at the point of generation by the generator thereof from solid waste for the purpose of recycling.
UNIVERSAL WASTE
Shall mean a specific hazardous waste stream that has been designated by EPA or those waste streams identified in the New Jersey Universal Waste Rule (N.J.A.C. 7:26A-7). Only the following materials may be managed as universal waste:
Electronic waste;
Fluorescent lamps (light bulbs);
Mercury containing equipment, including
thermometers and thermostats;
Oil-based paints and finishes.
Pesticides; and
Rechargeable batteries and button cell batteries.
[Ord. #19-2010]
a. 
Mandatory Source Separation. It shall be mandatory for all persons who are owners, tenants, or occupants of residential and nonresidential premises, which shall include but not be limited to retail and other commercial locations, as well as government, schools and other institutional locations within the Township of Scotch Plains, to separate designated recyclable materials from all solid waste. Designated recyclable materials shall be deposited separate and apart from other solid waste generated by the owners, tenants, or occupants of such premises and shall be placed separately at the curb or other location(s) in a manner on such days and times as may be hereinafter established by regulations promulgated by the Scotch Plains Building Subcode Office.
b. 
Exemptions. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.16(d), the governing body of the Township of Scotch Plains may exempt persons occupying commercial or institutional premises within its municipal boundaries from the source separation requirements of the ordinance which requires persons generating municipal solid waste within its municipal boundaries to source separate from the municipal solid waste stream, the specified recyclable materials if those persons have otherwise provided for the recycling of all designated recyclable materials. To be eligible for an exemption pursuant to this section, a commercial or institutional generator of solid waste shall file an application for exemption with the Municipal Recycling Coordinator on forms to be provided for this purpose. The form shall include, at a minimum, the following information: the name of the commercial or institutional entity; the street address location and lot and block designation; the name, official title and phone number of the person making application on behalf of the commercial or institutional entity; the name, address, official contact person and telephone number of the facility which provides the service of recycling those designated recyclable materials, and a certification that the designated recyclable materials will be recycled, and that, at least on an annual basis, said recycling service provider or commercial/institutional generator shall provide written documentation to the Municipal Recycling Coordinator of the total number of tons collected and recycled for each designated material.
[Ord. #19-2010]
The collection of recyclable material shall be in the manner prescribed as follows:
a. 
All containers and brown paper bags containing recyclable materials shall be placed, prior to collection, between the curb and the sidewalk, or in the absence of curb and sidewalk, as near to the street as not to constitute a danger, where such receptacles shall be readily accessible to the collector without providing obstruction to pedestrians. The owner or occupant of the premises shall keep all receptacles clean and in safe handling condition. Receptacles or other items to be disposed of shall be placed as noted above any time after 5:00 p.m. of the day immediately preceding the day of collection, but not later than 6:00 a.m. of the day of collection. After collection, any containers shall be removed from the curbside by no later than 7:00 p.m. of the day of collection.
b. 
All receptacles or dumpsters shall be maintained in accordance with the Health Code of the Township of Scotch Plains.
c. 
All electronic and hazardous waste recycling locations are sponsored by the County of Union and will be posted both in the annual Township of Scotch Plains newsletter as well as the Township website.
[Ord. #19-2010]
a. 
The owner of any residential property shall be responsible for compliance with this section. Citizens are responsible for source separating mandated items according to this municipal ordinance and delivering them to the municipal collection system (whether curbside collection, bulk center or drop-off center). These items must be source separated; no mandated recyclables are permitted in the garbage put out for collection; no garbage is permitted in recyclables placed in the municipality's collection system.
b. 
For multifamily units, the owner or manager is responsible for the following:
1. 
The property owner/management is responsible for ensuring that a recycling system is established and that it is operated in compliance with the requirements of this municipal ordinance. The property owner/management is responsible for setting up and maintaining the recycling system. The property owner/management is responsible for receiving and responding to warnings, notices of violation, and penalty assessments and for correcting violations. The property owner/ management will be expected to correct violations promptly and to make necessary direct contacts with residents.
2. 
Drop-off centers must be established and maintained so that they are conveniently accessible to residents. Curbside collection may be made available in place of, or in conjunction with, these drop-off centers. The recycling system must provide for all designated recyclables in the residential waste stream. The recycling system may utilize separate containers for each recyclable material or it may provide for two or more materials to be placed in one container provided the recycling hauler can take the materials commingled. Containers must be clearly marked and the area neatly maintained. Container capacity must be adequate to hold the amount of materials generated between pickups. It must be clear to an inspector that the system is being serviced.
3. 
It must be clear that the system is being used properly by employees and tenants. There must not be garbage in the recycling containers or recyclables in the garbage containers. The property owner/management is responsible for resolving problems which may arise from the improper use of containers and for training employees and tenants to properly understand and use the recycling system.
4. 
Notification and collection rules shall be issued by the management to new tenants when they arrive and to all residents every three months. Copies of these notices, or other proof of distribution of the notices, must be sent to the Municipal Recycling Coordinator at the time of each mailing or distribution.
5. 
The property owner/management is responsible for arranging to have recyclables picked up and for resolving any problems with the transporter of recyclables.
6. 
The property owner/management must arrange to obtain documentation in order to report the tonnages of materials recycled at least once per year or else he/she must arrange to have the collector provide that documentation directly to the municipality. Arrangements with recycling companies or with haulers handling recyclables should include provisions for obtaining this information. Documentation must be maintained by the management.
7. 
Single/Dual Stream Recycling. Multifamily locations may opt to collect their recyclables in a single stream or dual stream (fiber, commingled) provided the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) that receives the material has certified that they have the ability to separate and maximize the capture rate of the designated recyclables. The UCUA Division of Solid Waste Management will compile and maintain an updated list of those facilities.
[Ord. #19-2010]
a. 
The owner/operator (or in case of construction, the contractor), is responsible for ensuring that a recycling system is established and that it is operated in compliance with the requirements of this section. The owner/operator/contractor is responsible for setting up and maintaining the recycling system. The owner/operator/contractor is responsible for receiving and responding to warnings, notices of violation, and penalty assessments and for correcting violations promptly.
b. 
The recycling system must be established and maintained so that it is conveniently accessible to users. The recycling system must provide for all designated recyclables in the commercial/institutional waste stream. The recycling system may utilize separate containers for each recyclable material or it may provide for two or more materials to be placed in one container provided the recycling hauler can take the materials commingled. Containers must be clearly marked and the area neatly maintained. Container capacity must be adequate to hold the amount of materials generated between pickups. It must be clear to the inspector that the system is being serviced.
c. 
The owner/operator/contractor must ensure that the system is being used properly by employees, customers or tenants. There must not be garbage in the recycling containers or recyclables in the garbage containers. The owner/operator/contractors responsible for resolving problems which may arise from the improper use of containers and for instructing employees, tenants, and customers to understand and use the recycling system.
d. 
If patrons, customers or employees are involved in the waste disposal process (i.e. fast food stores or company cafeteria), the recycling system must allow for this and include notice to customers as to their responsibilities.
e. 
The owner/operator/contractor is responsible for arranging for recyclables to be removed from the premises and for assuring that they go into the recyclables market. The owner/operator/contractor may make arrangements to deliver the recyclables to the municipal collection system (drop-off center or curbside collection) if permitted by the municipality. Otherwise, the owner/operator/contractor is responsible for arranging to have recyclables picked up and for resolving any problems with the transporter of recyclables.
f. 
The owner/operator/contractor must arrange to obtain documentation in order to report the tonnages of materials recycled at least once per year or else he/she must arrange to have the collector provide that documentation directly to the municipality.
g. 
Single/Dual Stream Recycling. Commercial and institutional establishments may opt to collect their recyclables in a single stream or dual stream (fiber, commingled) provided the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) that receives the material has certified that they have the ability to separate out and maximize the capture rate of the mandated recyclables. The UCUA Division of Solid Waste Management will compile and maintain an updated list of those facilities.
h. 
Recycling Containers. Commercial and institutional establishments that have outdoor garbage containers for their customers must also have outdoor recycling containers. There must be sufficient recycling containers for any mandated recyclables in the commercial/institutional waste stream.
i. 
All schools must provide written notice at the beginning of each school year, to all students, teachers, and other staff on the recycling requirements. The notice must contain a contact number to call if they observe any problems associated with recycling or if recycling is not properly occurring.
j. 
Single Stream Recycling of Mixed Classes of Construction Recyclables. Construction/demolition sites may opt to collect all recyclables in one container provided there are no other materials (including garbage) in that container. To quality for this provision, recyclables must go to a Transfer Station/MRF that is properly permitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and has certified that they have the ability to separate out and maximize the capture rate of the mandated materials. The specific materials that may be commingled together will be determined by the provisions in the receiving Transfer Station/MRF's permit.
k. 
All food service establishments, as defined in the Health Code, shall, in addition to compliance with all other recycling requirements, be required to recycle grease and/or cooking oil created in the processing of food or food products, and maintain such records as may be prescribed, for inspection by any Code Enforcement Officer.
[Ord. #19-2010]
a. 
The organizer/owner/contractor of the location must provide a recycling system that is operated in compliance with the requirements of this section.
b. 
The recycling system must provide for any mandated recyclables generated at the event. It must be clear to an inspector that the system is being serviced: i.e., containers must be clearly marked and the area neatly maintained; there must not be garbage in the recyclables or recyclables in the garbage; container capacity must be adequate to hold materials between pickups. There must be sufficient recycling containers for any mandated recyclables generated at the event.
c. 
The organizer/owner/contractor of the location is responsible for arranging for recyclables to be removed from the premises and for ensuring that they are taken to an approved recyclables market. The owner/operator /contractor may make arrangements to deliver the recyclables to the municipal collection system (drop-off center or curbside collection) if permitted by the municipality. Otherwise, the owner/operator/contractor is responsible for arranging to have recyclables collected and transported and for resolving any problems with the transporter of the recyclables.
d. 
The recycling system must be made accessible and available to all patrons, customers, and employees. Notice/signs must be provided to ensure all are aware of their responsibilities.
e. 
The owner/operator/contractor of the location is responsible for obtaining pertinent documentation in order to report the tonnages of materials recycled at least once per year or else he/she must arrange to have the collector provide that documentation directly to the municipality.
f. 
Single/Dual Stream Recycling. The recycling system may utilize separate containers for each recyclable material or it may provide for two or more materials to be placed in one container. Establishments may opt to collect their recyclables in a single stream or dual stream (fiber, commingled) provided the MRF that receives the material has certified that they have the ability to separate out and maximize the capture rate of the mandated recyclables.
[Ord. #19-2010]
a. 
Any application to the Planning Board of the Township of Scotch Plains, for subdivision or site plan approval for the construction of 25 or more units of multifamily residential housing, single-family developments of 50 or more units, or any commercial, institutional, or industrial development proposal for the utilization of 1,000 square feet or more of land, must include a recycling plan compliant. This plan must contain, at a minimum, the following:
1. 
A detailed analysis of the expected composition and amounts of solid waste and recyclables generated at the proposed development; and
2. 
Locations documented on the application's site plan that provide for convenient recycling opportunities for all owners, tenants, and occupants. The recycling area shall be of sufficient size, convenient location and contain other attributes (signage, lighting, fencing, etc.) as may be determined by the Municipal Recycling Coordinator.
b. 
Prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy by the Township of Scotch Plains, the owner of any new multifamily housing or commercial, institutional, or industrial development must supply a copy of a duly executed contract with a hauling company for the purposes of collection and recycling of source-separated recyclable materials, in those instances where the municipality does not otherwise provide this service.
c. 
Provision shall be made for the indoor, or enclosed outdoor, storage and pickup of solid waste, to be approved by the Municipal Engineer.
[Ord. #19-2010]
a. 
It shall be unlawful for solid waste collectors to collect solid waste that is mixed with, or contains visible signs of, designated recyclable materials. It is also unlawful for solid waste collectors to remove for disposal those bags or containers of solid waste which visibly display a warning notice sticker or some other device indicating that the load of solid waste contains designated recyclable materials.
b. 
It shall be the responsibility of the resident or occupant to properly segregate the uncollected solid waste for proper disposal or recycling. Allowing such unseparated solid waste and recyclables to accumulate will be considered a violation of this section and the local sanitary code.
c. 
Once placed in the location identified by this section, or any rules or regulations promulgated pursuant to this section, no person, other than those authorized by the municipality, shall tamper with, collect, remove, or otherwise handle designated recyclable materials.
[Ord. #19-2010]
The Department of Health, the Recycling Coordinator, the Public Property Maintenance Official, the Union County Office of Health Management and the Union County Utilities Authority are hereby individually and severally empowered to enforce the provisions of this section. An inspection may consist of, but is not limited to, sorting through containers and opening of solid waste bags to detect, by sound or sight, the presence of any recyclable material.
[Ord. #19-2010]
Any person, corporation, occupant, or entity that violates or fails to comply with any provision of this section or any of the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine not less than $250, nor more than $1,000. Each day for which a violation of this section occurs shall be considered a separate offense.
Fines levied and collected pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be immediately deposited into the Municipal Recycling Trust Fund. Monies in the Municipal Recycling Trust Fund shall be used for the expenses of the Township's recycling programs, including education and program awareness activities.
[Ord. #19-2010]
In the event that it is determined by a Court of competent jurisdiction, that any provision or section of this section is unconstitutional, all other sections and provisions shall remain in effect. This section shall take effect 20 days after the final publication, or as otherwise provided by law.
[Ord. #8-05]
The title of the section shall read as follows: "Curbside Bulky Waste Collection."
[Ord. #8-05]
The Township will from time to time as determined by the Township Council provide curbside pickup of limited types of household bulky waste for those residents obtaining a permit for same. Permits shall be limited to Scotch Plains residents who are owners or occupiers of residential property only located within the Township subject to the following conditions:
a. 
Only materials as described in subsection 27-4.5 hereof which are generated on residential premises owned or occupied by a Scotch Plains resident within the Township shall be collected.
b. 
A permit or permits for which the appropriate fee has been paid shall be required and must be properly displayed in a place in the residence visible from the street.
c. 
No materials which are generated in a commercial or industrial enterprise or related to commercial or industrial buildings or structures shall be accepted.
d. 
No materials shall be collected from a person engaged in the business of collecting, transporting or dumping waste material regardless of origin.
[Ord. #8-05; Ord. No. 2016-5 § 1]
During such periods of time as the Township establishes for bulky waste collections permits shall be required to authorize curbside pick up of such waste and a fee will be charge for obtaining these permits.
Permits must be properly displayed in the front windows of properties from which waste is to be collected. Such permits shall be issued by the Department of Public Property for no less than $80, but not more than $150, in the discretion of the Township Manager. Issuance of such permits shall be limited to Scotch Plains residents or occupiers of the real property located within the Township. Such permits shall be issued only after proof of residence within the Township satisfactory to the Department of Public Property or proof of ownership of residential property within the Township.
The permit shall be prominently displayed in a front window of the property from which the waste is to be collected so as to be visible from the street to the contractor collecting such waste. Each permit shall entitle the holder thereof to dispose of up to 750 pounds of bulky waste. There shall also be affixed a sticker to the largest item of bulky waste at curbside.
[Ord. #8-05]
Permits may be obtained only by mail from the Department of Public Property. A person seeking a permit must complete a registration application form which will be sent to all property owners in the Township by mail. The registration application must be completed and returned by mail, accompanied by a check for the number of permits requested. Only checks payable to "Township of Scotch Plains" will be accepted. The permit and sticker will be mailed back to the applicant. No permits shall be issued and no permit application will be accepted after the cut off date established by the Department of Public Property by regulation.
[Ord. #8-05]
The bulky waste collection program is designed only for the disposal of nonbiodegradable soil household waste material generated in Scotch Plains — residential properties by the resident of such properties. Such material as indoor and outdoor furniture, rugs, household appliances, household equipment, non-riding lawn mowers, snow blowers, tool, play equipment and toys, screens, doors, water heaters, waste lumber less than three feet in length, electrical materials and similar items are acceptable. This section shall be subject to modification in the discretion of the Director of the Department of Public Property and the Municipal Manager and shall become part of regulations established from time to time.
[Ord. #8-05]
No material generated in a commercial or industrial enterprise or related to commercial or industrial buildings or structures shall be accepted. No material generated from a premises outside of the Township shall be accepted. No material sought to be disposed of by a person engaged in the business of collecting, transporting or dumping of waste material shall be accepted regardless of origin.
Specific items which shall not be accepted include, but are not limited to the following: liquids: chemicals, liquid or solid; dirt; sand; rocks; fertilizer; cement; toxic or hazardous materials; kitchen garbage; explosive materials; bottles; concrete; construction materials; materials from the demolition of a building or structure or part thereof; auto frames and bodies, wood more than three feet in length, paper, books and cardboard except as a container for other materials, auto batteries, tree stumps, vegetative waste, motor oil, newspapers, cans, items of excessive weight, paint, paint thinner, pesticides, herbicides, gas or propane containers, fuel tanks, any material in plastic bags, windows, window glass, leaders, tires (on or off rims), gutters, plumbing fixtures, and material or closed containers or such other items that shall be delineated with the rules and regulations in the sole discretion of the municipal manager and the Department of Public Property.
[Ord. #8-05]
Persons having a valid permit must deposit items to be collected aggregating 750 pounds or less per permit at curbside no sooner than the five days (Wednesday) prior to the designated collection date, Monday, established by the Department of Public Property for collection in that area of the town and no later than 7:00 a.m. on that Monday. The stickers provided by the town shall be placed on the largest item of waste at the same time and the permit shall be placed in the window. The contractor hired by the Township for collection will pick up the material from curbside.
[Ord. #8-05]
Random inspections shall be conducted by the Township to insure compliance with this ordinance and the rules and regulations established by the Township.
[Ord. #8-05]
It shall be unlawful for persons to place materials at curbside without a permit, or to place more than 750 pounds at curbside per permit, or to place unacceptable materials at curbside or to otherwise violate this section.
[Ord. #8-05]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this section or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of $100 for the first offense, plus the actual cost of the permit of that year. For such subsequent offense, a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000, plus the actual cost of the permit for that year, and the Court may in its discretion, sentence any subsequent offender up to five days community service. For the purpose of this section, any violation occurring more than twenty-four months after any previous violation will be considered a first violation.
[Ord. #8-05]
The Department of Public Property and the Township Manager may adopt any additional rules and propagate regulations for the operation of the bulky waste collection system as they may deem appropriate so long as these rules and regulations are not inconsistent with this chapter. Upon adoption of any such rules and regulations they shall become effective as part of this section and a conviction of violation of such rules and regulations shall subject a person to the same penalties as violation of this section.