Village of Ridgewood, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Council of the Village of Ridgewood 11-11-1986 by Ord. No. 2066. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 145.
Garbage, rubbish, refuse and recycling — See Ch. 165.
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 172.
No person, as herein defined, shall place or permit to be placed in any public area, as herein defined, in the Village of Ridgewood a construction dumpster or similar container commonly used for the collection of building materials, except in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings indicated:
DUMPSTER
A container or debris-transfer body commonly used for the placing or collection of debris and building materials during construction or renovation.
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
The Department of Police of the Village of Ridgewood.
LICENSING OFFICE
The Department of Police of the Village of Ridgewood.
PERSON
Includes any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, organization or entity of any type.
PUBLIC AREA
Includes any street, sidewalk, highway, public lane, alley, Village parking lot or other public place in the Village.
RESIDENTIAL ZONE
Any residential zone, as defined in Chapter 190, Land Use and Development, of the Ridgewood Village Code.
No person shall place or utilize a dumpster or permit a dumpster to be placed or utilized in a public area in the Village of Ridgewood without first having obtained a permit therefor.
A. 
Any person seeking to place, permit to be placed or utilize a dumpster in a public area in the Village of Ridgewood shall do so only after having obtained a permit from the Department of Police. In order to obtain a permit, an application for a permit on a form to be furnished by the Department of Police shall be filed and the appropriate fee shall be paid.
B. 
The application shall require that the applicant specify the exact proposed location of the dumpster, the size and capacity thereof, the length of time that said use is required and the contemplated use of the dumpster.
C. 
The fee for obtaining a permit to place a dumpster in a public area shall be as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees. The permit shall be issued for a term not to exceed 15 days and may be renewed once upon the written request of the applicant without the filing of a new application but upon payment of an additional fee as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees. In addition to the application fee and the renewal fee, if applicable, the daily fee, as set forth in Chapter 145, Fees, determined by the size of the dumpster, shall be paid at the time of application based on the applicant's estimate of the number of days for which the permit shall be required.
[Amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
D. 
No dumpster in excess of 30 yards shall be permitted in the public areas of the Village of Ridgewood. The permit shall be issued for a specific period of time based on the estimate of the applicant at the time the application is filed.
[Amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375]
E. 
At the time the application is filed, each applicant shall furnish the Village of Ridgewood with a certificate of insurance containing limits of at least $100,000/$300,000 for bodily injury and $100,000 for property damage, which shall name the Village of Ridgewood as an additional insured and which shall be noncancellable during the permit period.
F. 
Each applicant for a permit to place a dumpster in a public area shall furnish the Village of Ridgewood with sufficient surety to be determined by the Village Engineer to guarantee against damage to the streets, curbs and sidewalks or other improvements in the public right-of-way.
G. 
No dumpster shall be placed in a public area more than 24 hours prior to commencement of construction and shall not remain therein more than 24 hours subsequent to construction being completed.
H. 
No permit shall be issued if the Department of Police determines that the issuance of a permit will constitute a danger to public safety or an unwarranted interference with the efficient movement of traffic.
I. 
A permit may be revoked at any time during its term if the placement or use of a dumpster constitutes a hazard to the health, safety or welfare of the citizens of the Village or for any other reason constitutes a nuisance.
J. 
The Village Manager may exempt from all but the safety requirement of this chapter any persons contracting with the Village.
A. 
No dumpster shall be placed in a public area in a residential zone unless it is determined by the Department of Police that there is not sufficient room on the private property of the person utilizing the dumpster to place the dumpster and therefore, the dumpster is required to be placed in a public area. No dumpster placed on private property, otherwise unregulated by this chapter, shall impede the flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or safety site lines.
B. 
Dumpsters may be placed in public areas only upon the determination the Department of Police that there is no safe or practical place where the dumpster may be placed other than in the public area.
C. 
All dumpsters placed in public areas are required to comply with the following conditions:
(1) 
Planking or other wood sheeting of sufficient size is required to be placed under the wheels or road contact areas to protect the roadway from damage. If the dumpster has wheels, they must be chucked to prevent movement.
(2) 
Flashing, warning, amber, barricade-mounted lights are required to be placed on the dumpster to provide a visual warning to those utilizing the roadway or public right-of-way. The lights are required to be operable at all times.
(3) 
No dumpster shall be permitted in a public area the placement of which interferes with the free and safe flow of traffic or which otherwise stands in a hazardous location.
(4) 
Dumpsters shall not be permitted to be placed in a public area on certain designated holidays, sale days and special event days that occur from time to time during the year.
D. 
Upon removal of the dumpster, the public area shall be swept clean of all loose debris and restored to its former condition in accord with the standards of the Village Engineering Department.
E. 
All dumpsters shall at all times be kept in good repair and shall be structurally sound and leakproof and shall be painted as to prevent the show of rust or deterioration and shall be constructed to stand firmly upright.
Each day that a dumpster is placed or utilized in violation of the terms of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense. Each offense hereunder shall be punishable by a minimum fine of $50.