Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 88:20]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MEDICAL WASTE
Any waste generated during the treatment of a patient other than from an individual household source. Sources of medical waste shall include, but not be limited to, offices of physicians, dentists, and veterinarians, medical laboratories, animal hospitals, nursing homes, and hospitals. Types of medical waste shall include, but not be limited to, any and all instruments, supplies, containers, gloves, tubing, bandages, surgical gowns, and surgical masks. Any such waste which would be classified as hazardous, toxic, pathological, or infectious waste shall be separately disposed of pursuant to the regulations of the New Jersey State Department of Health and the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection.
[Amended by Ord. No. 88:41]
A. 
Any person receiving garbage collection services from the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills shall separate medical waste from all other waste generated on the premises.
B. 
Disposal of medical waste where Township garbage collection is provided. No person receiving garbage collection services from the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills shall dispose of medical waste in any container which is to be collected by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, unless it is in a container specifically designated by the Township Department of Health for the disposal of medical waste. Such medical waste shall be disposed of by utilizing specifically identified bags which may be purchased from the Township for a fee of $10 per bag.
C. 
Disposal of medical waste where Township garbage collection is not provided. Any medical waste generated by offices of physicians, dentists and veterinarians located within the Township which are not receiving Township Garbage Collection services may be disposed of in a container designated for that purpose by the Township Department of Health by utilizing specifically identified bags which may be purchased from the Township for a fee of $10 per bag. Such medical waste shall be separated from other waste generated on the premises.
D. 
No person shall dispose of medical waste at the Township container except as authorized by this article.
The Director of the Department of Health, or his duly authorized designee, is hereby designated and authorized as the enforcement officer of this article.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate or fail to comply with any provision of this article shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500.