Township of Wayne, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: 1988 Code §§ 83-1—83-11 as amended through December 31, 2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACCESSORY USE
A use, occupation or profession, including but not limited to doctors, dentists, veterinarians, laboratories and retail or commercial businesses, which is customarily carried on in a residential premises, that generates medical waste, hazardous waste or waste other than household putrescibles generated on or off residential premises.
AGENT
Any person authorized to act in behalf of the owner of any real property, whether residential, commercial, industrial or a combination thereof, and shall include but shall not be limited to managing agents and a mortgagee, whether or not in possession.
PROHIBITED WASTE
Shall not be placed out for collection, but rather, shall be disposed of in some other safe and appropriate manner. Prohibited waste shall include waste which from time to time be so classified by the superintendent of operations. This shall include but not be limited to the following: all recyclable materials as defined in Chapter 141 of this Code, all hazardous waste materials, all medical waste, stone, brick, concrete, asphalt, construction debris from home addition or major renovation projects requiring building permits and waste from commercial projects and/or properties.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
All materials designated by the municipality to be source-separated from the solid waste stream for the purpose of recycling as contained in Chapter 141, Recycling. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:26-1.4, recyclable materials means materials which would otherwise become nonhazardous solid waste which can be separated, collected and processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
RESIDENTIAL PREMISES
Includes all Township single-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings and/or high-rise apartment units, condominium units, townhouses and cooperatives.
SOLID WASTE
Includes non-prohibited waste generated within a residential dwelling.
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The owner, tenant or occupant or agent of the owner, tenant or occupant of any residential premises shall cause to be removed from the premises at a minimum of at least once weekly all solid waste, except during June, July and August when solid waste will be collected twice weekly.
B. 
All residential premises utilizing dumpsters for disposal of solid waste shall cause to be removed from the premises twice weekly all solid waste.
C. 
All household bulk items shall be collected on the first and second solid waste collection days of each month.
The owner, tenant or occupant or agent of the owner, tenant or occupant of any residential premises shall provide and maintain therein for the use of the premises thereof proper receptacles, as described in §§ 83-5, 83-6 and 83-7 hereof, for the storage of solid waste.
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All solid waste shall be kept in watertight metal or plastic receptacles not to exceed 30 gallons in capacity with tightly fitted covers.
B. 
All solid waste receptacles shall be kept clean and in good repair.
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Household bulk items, for the purpose of collection monthly, must be stored on residential premises in such manner as not to create a nuisance.
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All receptacles containing solid waste or recyclables shall be placed at the curb for collection no earlier than the day preceding the scheduled collection date and shall be removed the day of collection, and such receptacles shall be stored in an inconspicuous and sanitary location. Any person violating this section shall on the first violation be issued a written warning and for a subsequent violation shall be subject to a penalty, upon conviction, as stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-15.
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Residents involved in the renovation of said premises or moving out of said premises are responsible for the removal of all solid waste not collected by hauler.
Multi-dwelling units utilizing dumpsters for the collection of solid waste shall be provided for multi-dwelling units. Dumpsters must be fully waterproofed, have tightly fitting plastic lids and, after emptying, be cleaned and sanitized as needed by the management association of said multi-dwelling.
Compaction systems may be utilized with the approval from the Health Officer for commercial establishments and from the Superintendent of Operations for residential and multi-dwelling units.
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Dumpster receptacles provided for multi-dwelling units and/or high-rise apartments shall be stored in enclosures approved by the Township. The location of such enclosures shall be convenient to all residents, and the location thereof shall be approved by the Superintendent of Recycling and Solid Waste.
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If a compaction-type system is utilized, the compaction unit shall be stored in an enclosure approved by the Township, easily accessible to all residents.
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No person shall park or leave unattended any waste or refuse container, commonly known as a roll-off dumpster or roll-off container, on or along any municipal roadway or municipal property, without a permit issued by the Construction Official. Consent shall be valid and remain in effect for a period of not more than 30 days.
B. 
Any roll-off dumpster or roll-off container parked on or along any roadway shall be equipped with and display markers consisting of all reflective diamond-shaped panels having a minimum size of 18 inches by 18 inches to warn the operators of vehicles of the presence of a traffic hazard requiring the exercise of due caution. These panels shall be mounted at the edge of the dumpster or container, at both ends, nearest the path of passing vehicles and facing the direction of oncoming traffic. These markers shall have a minimum mounting height of three feet from the bottom of the panels to the surface of the roadway. Reflective taped traffic cones shall be placed around the perimeter of the container while in the public right-of-way.
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Any person who places a roll-off dumpster or container within a public right-of-way shall first pay an application fee of $125 and furnish the Township with proof of liability insurance in the amount of not less than $500,000. Applications will be available in the Building Department.
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The Construction Official and the Chief of Police or designee shall investigate to determine if the request is warranted and, if so that a site condition can exist. Upon review and approval, the Construction Official shall issue a permit for the location and time period.
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It shall be unlawful to place upon any property within the Township a roll-off dumpster or container without having first obtained a permit from the Construction Official. Roll-off dumpsters or containers associated with an active construction permit need not obtain a separate permit but are subject to the provisions set forth in this section.
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No roll-off dumpster or container shall be allowed for a period exceeding 48 hours unless associated with an active construction permit as set forth above in § 83-11A. Extensions may be granted at the sole discretion of the Construction Official. No more than two extensions shall be granted within any six-month period.
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No roll-off dumpster or container shall be located within 10 feet of any property line unless it is located completely within a paved driveway.
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The Construction Official shall charge a fee as provided in Chapter 75, Fees, for each permit.
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A person who is convicted of a violation of this section shall be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-15.
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Any person or persons who shall violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of this article, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $500 and not exceeding $10,000. Each day that a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.