City of Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth County
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§ 293-3 General requirements.

A. 
The City of Long Branch shall provide municipal solid waste collection services to all real properties located within the City, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations contained in this chapter. Such services shall include pickup of the items included in the definition of "municipal solid waste," which may be commingled.
B. 
The City of Long Branch shall also provide for the collection and disposal of bulk waste and brush from residential properties located within the City in accordance with the terms and conditions contained in this chapter.
C. 
The services referenced in Subsections A and B above shall be provided curbside along public roads and streets that have been dedicated to and accepted by the City. Employees or agents of the City shall not be required to enter upon private property in order to remove municipal solid waste, bulk waste or brush, and such services shall be limited to curbside collection, except as specifically provided in subsequent sections of this chapter.
D. 
The date(s) and frequency of collection by the City or the City's authorized agents shall be in accordance with a schedule to be established by the Department of Public Works. Any changes or deviation in the schedule of collections will be announced and made public by the City.
E. 
The municipal solid waste collection services provided by the City or the City's authorized agents shall not include pickup of the following items, and such items must be disposed of through private arrangement of the property owner, lessee or occupant, at their own expense:
(1) 
Construction and demolition waste.
(2) 
Household hazardous waste.
(3) 
Dry industrial waste.
(4) 
Laboratory, infectious and/or medical wastes.
(5) 
Grass clippings.
(6) 
Dirt.
(7) 
Any other matter not specifically permitted.
F. 
Under no circumstances shall any of the materials referenced in Subsection E above be collected by the City or the City's authorized agents, and it shall be a violation of this chapter for any property owner, lessee or occupant to place such materials (either separately or commingled with other materials) for collection by the City. However, a property owner, lessee 5 or occupant may arrange for the disposal of construction and demolition waste by the City or the City's authorized agents through the temporary use of a City-owned dumpster, as set forth in more detail in § 293-5 of this chapter.
G. 
All municipal solid waste that is intended to be disposed of through the City's municipal solid waste collection services shall be thoroughly and completely drained of all liquids.
H. 
All municipal solid waste that is intended to be disposed of through the City's municipal solid waste collection services shall be placed in a container(s) made of galvanized iron or heavy-duty plastic, or in a heavy-duty plastic bag(s), for pickup. All containers and bags shall be covered or closed, as applicable, at all times. The term "container" shall include a receptacle, can or barrel. Containers shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) 
All containers shall have a capacity of not more than 32 gallons and shall not exceed 50 pounds when filled.
(2) 
All containers shall be water tight.
(3) 
All containers shall be provided with suitable handles and a tight-fitting cover that will prevent access of flies and other insects to the contents.
(4) 
All containers shall at no time be filled any higher than three inches below the top, shall be kept covered and in an upright position and shall be regularly disinfected.
I. 
All municipal solid waste that is intended to be disposed of through the City's municipal solid waste collection services shall not be mixed or commingled with any matter not specifically permitted.
J. 
Each property or individual dwelling unit or individual commercial, institutional, industrial or other type of unit, as applicable, shall be limited to a total of four containers or four heavy-duty plastic bags of municipal solid waste per unit per pickup day. Containers or bags of leaves shall not be included in the computation of the number of containers or bags of municipal solid waste.
K. 
Property owners, lessees or occupants may agree to forgo the municipal solid waste collection services provided by the City and provide for their own collection and disposal services through private arrangement at their own expense. if so, then such property owners, lessees or occupants must advise the Director of the Department of Public Works of such arrangement and provide the name, address and telephone number of their hauler to the Director, along with such other information as the Director of the Department of Public Works may require.
L. 
If any property or individual dwelling unit or individual commercial, institutional, industrial or other type of unit produces a quantity of municipal solid waste that regularly exceeds the limitations established by this chapter, then the Department of Public Works may require that the property or unit provide a dumpster for its solid waste collection and disposal. All dumpsters shall comply with the requirements of § 293-5 of this chapter.
M. 
Bulk waste.
(1) 
Bulk waste shall be collected by the City or the City s authorized agents from residential properties only.
(2) 
Bulk waste shall not include any materials other than those which are specifically included in the definition of "bulk waste" as set forth in this chapter.
(3) 
Bulk waste shall be collected by the City or the City's authorized agents separately from municipal solid waste, No bulk waste shall be accepted by the City or the City's authorized agents through the City's municipal solid waste collection service program.
(4) 
Bulk waste shall be collected every Wednesday of the month, except when there is a legal holiday that falls on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of that week. In those circumstances, no bulk waste pickup shall occur during that particular week.
(5) 
All bulk waste shall be placed at curbside for pickup. Prior to removal from the building and placement at the curb for pickup, all mattresses and box springs shall be completely enclosed in durable plastic sheeting or bags and sealed.
[Amended 9-12-2017 by Ord. No. 20-17]
(6) 
No more than eight items of bulk waste, including containers and/or bags, may be left for collection on each appropriate Wednesday designated for pickup.
(7) 
Refrigerator doors shall be removed from all refrigerators prior to being collected by the City as part of bulk waste pickup.
(8) 
Discarded automobile and cycle tires, from residential properties only, are collectible as part of bulk waste pickup. Discarded truck tires, discarded trailer tires or tires of any type from nonresidential properties are not collectible as part of bulk waste pickup.
(9) 
The Department of Public Works may refuse to pick up any item(s) of bulk waste which may, in the discretion of the Director of the Department, cause damage to the City's collection vehicle(s).
(10) 
Bulk waste which is not properly placed for collection in conformance with the requirements set forth herein shall not be collected by the City.
(11) 
It shall be a violation of this chapter for bulk waste to be left for collection in any manner other than as specified by this chapter.
N. 
Brush.
(1) 
Brush shall be collected by the City or the City's authorized agents from residential properties only.
(2) 
Brush shall be collected by the City or the City's authorized agents separately from municipal solid waste. No brush shall be accepted by the City or the City's authorized agents through the City's municipal solid waste collection service program.
(3) 
Brush shall be separated from all other items and shall be placed and piled at the curb for collection no more than seven days prior to a scheduled and announced collection.
[Amended 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 7-07]
(4) 
Brush shall not be tied in bundles or bound in any other manner.
(5) 
Brush shalt not be placed in a loose or haphazard manner such that the same may be dispersed by wind, forces of nature, passersby or traffic.
(6) 
Brush shall not be placed within 10 feet of any storm drain, culvert or fire hydrant.
(7) 
Brush piles shall not block or impede the flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic and shall not exceed more than three feet into the street from the curb.
(8) 
Leaves shall be separated from all other brush and placed only in recyclable paper bags, except during the months of November, December, April and May. All such recyclable paper bags shall not exceed 50 pounds in weight when filled. During the months of November, December, April and May, when the volume of leaves makes it impractical to place them in bags, leaves shall be placed in piles at the edge of the street for collection by the City. Piles of leaves shall not block or impede the flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic and shall not exceed more than three feet into the street from the curb. Any leaves which are not properly contained or piled at the edge of the street shall not be collected by the City.
[Amended 9-12-2017 by Ord. No. 20-17]
(9) 
Individual branches and other items of brush shall not exceed six inches in diameter nor four feet in length and shall not exceed 50 pounds to permit handling by one person.
(10) 
Grass clippings are not considered brush and shall not be collected.
(11) 
Brush which is not properly piled at the edge of the street or placed for collection in conformance with the requirements set forth herein shall not be collected by the City.
(12) 
It shall be a violation of this chapter for brush to be left for collection in any manner other than as specified by this chapter.
O. 
All municipal solid waste, bulk waste and brush shall be stored, prior to collection, in such a manner as not to become a nuisance or fire hazard to the occupants of any adjacent unit or property.
P. 
No municipal solid waste, bulk waste and brush shall be permitted to present a nuisance in terms of accessibility by rodents, insects or other vermin.
Q. 
All municipal solid waste, bulk waste and brush shall be placed for pickup at the nearest curb in front of the building or property from which the municipal solid waste, bulk waste or brush was generated. Municipal solid waste, bulk waste and/or brush shall not be collected by the City or the City's authorized agents if the same is placed in front of adjacent or other properties, i.e., if placed in front of a property other than that from which it was generated.
R. 
Municipal solid waste and bulk waste shall not be placed at the curb for collection earlier than 5:00 p.m. of the day preceding the day of collection. No person shall allow or permit any empty container to remain on the curb or on any part of the street, sidewalk or adjacent property for more than 12 hours after the contents thereof have been collected.
S. 
When placed curbside, municipal solid waste and bulk waste shall not block or impede the flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, and shall not exceed more than three feet into the street from the curb. Additionally, municipal solid waste and bulk waste shall not be placed in a loose or haphazard manner such that the same may be dispersed by wind, forces of nature, passersby or traffic.
T. 
No municipal solid waste, bulk waste or brush collection services will be provided on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. No collection will be made in substitution for those dates.
U. 
The City reserves the right to suspend municipal solid waste, bulk waste or brush collection services due to weather conditions when the depth of snow exceeds three inches or more or public or private roads are not reasonably passable due to inadequate plowing.
V. 
The City reserves the right to suspend or terminate the provision of municipal solid waste, bulk waste or brush collection services from any property if, in the discretion of the Director of the Department of Public Works, such collection presents a hazard to the City's employees or authorized agents, or to the general public.
W. 
No person shall throw, lay, deposit or leave in any vacant lot or open space, yard, street, avenue, alley, highway, sidewalk, parking space or lot any item of solid waste, bulk waste, brush, grass clippings, substances of a like nature or any other debris in a manner other than as specifically permitted by this chapter.
X. 
No person shall burn any solid waste, dead matter or any other type of refuse.
Y. 
It shall be a violation of this chapter to transport or import into the City any solid waste for the purpose of dumping the same, or placing the same for municipal collection, within the City of Long Branch.

§ 293-4 Qualified private communities and multifamily dwellings.

A. 
All of the requirements set forth in § 293-3 above shall apply to qualified private communities and multifamily dwellings located within the City.
B. 
The City of Long Branch shall provide for the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste, bulk waste and brush from all qualified private communities and multifamily dwellings located within the City, under the same terms and conditions set forth above, except as modified hereunder.
C. 
As an alternative to providing such services to qualified private communities and multifamily dwellings, the City may determine to provide a reimbursement payment on an annual basis to a qualified private community or multifamily dwelling for the actual cost of providing such services. Under no circumstances, however, shall this reimbursement payment be higher than the amount that the City would have expended on the services if the City had provided the services directly to the qualified private community or multifamily dwelling, calculated as if the qualified private community or multifamily dwelling was located a long the public roads and streets of the City and the services provided curbside.
D. 
If the City determines that it wishes to provide a reimbursement payment to a qualified private community or multifamily dwelling for the actual cost of providing such services, then the terms and conditions governing such payment shall be set forth in a written agreement to be entered into between the City and the qualified private community or multifamily dwelling. Such agreement shall be in the form required by N.J.S.A. 40:67-23.1 et seq or N.J.S.A. 40:66-1.4 et seq., as applicable.
E. 
Should the City opt to provide the above-referenced reimbursement payment to a multifamily dwelling, then such payments shall be phased in over a five year period in accordance with the percentage requirements set forth in Section 4, P.L. 2001, c. 25 (N.J.S.A. 40:66-1.5).
F. 
If the City determines to provide such services directly to the qualified private community or multifamily dwelling, then the City shall provide the services in the same fashion as the City provides on the public roads and streets to other properties within the City, in accordance with the schedule to be determined by the Department of Public Works.
G. 
Unless the qualified private community or multifamily dwelling makes arrangements with the City for the services to be provided from a dumpster, pursuant to § 293-5 of this chapter, then the containers or heavy-duty plastic bags shall be left at the nearest curb of the building(s) to be serviced.
H. 
Nothing contained herein shall require the City to enter upon private property to provide the services enumerated in this section or to operate any City owned or leased vehicles or any other equipment or to provide any of the services referenced herein upon, along or in relation to any road or street in any qualified private community or multi-family dwelling which either:
(1) 
Is not accepted for dedication to public use; or
(2) 
Does not meet all municipal standards and specifications for such dedication, except for width.
I. 
Notwithstanding the provisions contained in Subsection H above, the City may determine to enter upon private property or to operate City owned or leased vehicles or other equipment and to provide the services referenced herein upon, along or in relation to any road or street which does not qualify under the requirements of Subsection H, so long as:
(1) 
The qualified private community or multifamily dwelling enters into a written indemnity and hold harmless agreement with the City, in a form to be approved by the City Attorney; and
(2) 
The qualified private community or multifamily dwelling presents proof satisfactory to the City Attorney that the City has been listed as an additional insured on the liability insurance policies covering the qualified private community or multifamily dwelling; and
(3) 
The qualified private community or multifamily dwelling pays the cost of any insurance rider(s) required by the City to enable municipal vehicles to operate on private roads and streets within the qualified private community or multifamily dwelling; and
(4) 
The qualified private community or multifamily dwelling performs such other matters as are required by the City which shall be set forth in the written agreement referenced above.
J. 
In order to be eligible for municipal solid waste collection services from the City or the City's authorized agents, a qualified private community or multifamily dwelling shall be required to comply with all recycling requirements generally applicable to all other residential properties within the City.

§ 293-5 Dumpsters.

A. 
Any owner, lessee or occupant of real property within the City may wish to utilize dumpster(s) for the collection and disposal of its municipal solid waste. Additionally, pursuant to § 293-3, if the Department of Public Works has determined that a property produces a quantity of municipal solid waste that regularly exceeds the limitations permitted for collection on pickup day(s), then such property shall be required to utilize a dumpster(s). The City shall provide municipal dumpster pickup service to all residential properties within the City under the terms and conditions contained in this section. Effective with the adoption of this chapter, however, the City shall no longer provide municipal dumpster pickup service to nonresidential properties, and the owners, lessees or occupants of such properties must arrange for and fund the disposal of solid waste from their dumpster(s) through private means at their own expense.
B. 
For all properties that are eligible for municipal dumpster pickup service, such service shall be provided by the City on the same day(s) as scheduled by the Department of Public Works for the pickup of regular municipal solid waste.
C. 
For all properties that are eligible for municipal dumpster pickup service, dumpsters shall conform to the following requirements:
(1) 
All dumpsters shall be provided by the property owner, lessee or occupant, as applicable, at their own expense.
(2) 
All dumpsters shall be approved by the Department of Public Works and the Department of Buildings and Development prior to use. Said approval shall pertain to size, location and design. A zoning permit shall be required for all dumpsters.
(3) 
All dumpsters shall be rear loading and shall be equipped with an operational and/or functional lid.
(4) 
All dumpsters shall be sized to accept one to eight cubic yards of refuse and shall be able to adequately accommodate the volume of refuse generated at any given time from the particular user.
(5) 
All dumpsters shall be kept clean and in good repair and shall not present a nuisance in terms of accessibility by rodents, insects or other vermin.
(6) 
All dumpsters shall be placed in an area accessible for pickup.
(7) 
All recipients of dumpster service from the City will be required to provide a road for ingress and egress, which must be hard-surfaced and of a design to support the City's vehicles used for pickup services. Any road which, in the City's opinion, is hazardous may be cause for termination of this service or, if a condition occurs during the provision of service, may result in a discontinuance of the service until the road hazard is eliminated. Additionally, a hard and level surface must be provided by the recipient of service for the placement of the dumpster container. This area must be kept free from parked vehicles at all times, be adequately drained and, during inclement weather, be kept free from snow.
D. 
The City reserves the right to mandate the size of the dumpster(s) and frequency of pickups required based upon the volume of municipal solid waste generated from a particular use.
E. 
If additional service is necessary to pick up municipal solid waste from dumpsters, i.e., more than the number of collections regularly provided by the City on a weekly basis, then additional service shall be provided by the City for an additional fee of $1.25 per dwelling unit per pickup.
F. 
The City reserves the right to forego dumpster collections under any of the following circumstances:
(1) 
If the dumpster contains noncollectible refuse (such as construction and demolition waste or household hazardous waste, etc.) that is commingled with municipal solid waste.
(2) 
If the dumpster contains recyclable materials that are commingled with municipal solid waste.
(3) 
If the dumpster contains any material(s) that is not specifically permitted to be accepted under the City's municipal solid waste collection service program.
(4) 
If dogs or other animals are permitted to roam unsupervised in or near the dumpster area, which may pose a potential hazard to the City's employees.
(5) 
If, in the discretion of the Department of Public Works, there exists any hazard to the City's employees, vehicles or equipment.
(6) 
If, in the discretion of the Department of Public Works, construction and demolition debris or other dangerous items are so situated in or near the dumpster area as to constitute a hazard to the City's employees or equipment.
(7) 
Upon the failure of the recipient of services to comply with required repairs or replacements of the dumpster as mandated by the Department of Public Works.
(8) 
If, after receiving a warning from the City, the recipient of services continues to dispose of matters that are not permitted to be disposed of with municipal solid waste.
G. 
The City shall not be required to enter onto private property in order to service dumpsters except as provided in Subsection H below.
H. 
Notwithstanding the provisions contained in Subsection G above, the City may determine to enter onto private property in order to service dumpsters, so long as:
(1) 
The recipient of the services enters into a written indemnity and hold harmless agreement with the City, in a form to be approved by the City Attorney; and
(2) 
The recipient of the services presents proof satisfactory to the City Attorney that the City has been listed as an additional insured on the liability insurance policies covering the subject property; and
(3) 
The recipient of the services pays the cost of any insurance rider(s) required by the City to enable municipal vehicles to operate on private roads and streets, as applicable, to service the dumpster(s); and
(4) 
The recipient of the services performs such other matters as are required by the City, which shall be set forth in the written agreement referenced above.
I. 
It shall he a requirement for all recipients of municipal dumpster services to comply with the City's recyclable requirements as a condition to the continued provision of dumpster services from the City.
J. 
All City-owned properties shall receive municipal dumpster pickup service from the City at no cost.
K. 
Use of City-owned dumpsters.
(1) 
Upon request, and subject to payment of the fee set forth below, the City shall provide City-owned dumpsters for short-term use by owners, lessees or occupants of property for the disposal of municipal solid waste, bulk waste or construction and demolition waste. The City shall provide for the collection and disposal of such items.
(2) 
The fee for short-term use of City-owned dumpsters shall be $175 per collection, which shall be payable in advance at the Department of Public Works.