Township of Egg Harbor, NJ
Atlantic County
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[Amended 7-20-2011 by Ord. No. 25-2011]
Certain words and phrases are used in this article which, for the purpose hereof, are defined as follows:
ASHES
The residue from the burning of wood, coal or other combustible materials.
CONTRACTOR
A person or firm engaged in a business of service, construction, repairing, refurbishing, remodeling or the demolition of buildings or grounds within the Township.
GARBAGE/SOLID WASTE
Any animal or vegetable waste solids resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of foods and nonrecyclable waste consistent with domestic habitation, but not including human wastes.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Wastes presenting a clear danger to health and safety by reason of their pathological, explosive, radiological or toxic characteristics.
NONRESIDENTIAL USER
Any type of commercial, industrial or similar activity, whether or not operated for a profit, occupying premises within the Township creating solid waste in any form.
RECYCLABLE PRODUCTS
Any type of recyclable paper, magazines, catalogues, corrugated cardboard, chipboard, glass bottles, aluminum cans, steel cans, empty aerosol cans, dry and empty paint cans, plastic bottles and containers labeled No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7, vegetative waste; grass clippings, leaves, brush, small quantities of wood (lumber), metal, appliances, tires and consumer electronics generated as a result of domestic habitation of residential households.
RESIDENTIAL USER
A dwelling unit, such as a home or multifamily dwelling of two or fewer units.
RESIDENTS
Any person occupying or maintaining a place of residence within the Township.
RUBBISH AND TRASH
Nonrecyclable combustibles and noncombustible material generated as a result of domestic habitation of residential households.
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION CONTRACTOR
A person or firm for hire, properly licensed in the State of New Jersey and the Township to collect solid waste.
The Township Committee, its designee and its solid waste collection contractor shall be responsible for collecting and disposing of solid wastes within the Township. This responsibility shall not include collection and disposal of demolition material and nonresidential user solid wastes.
[Amended 7-20-2011 by Ord. No. 25-2011]
A. 
All trash, rubbish, garbage and solid waste, when placed outside for collection, shall be placed in closed containers provided and owned by the Township.
(1) 
Trash receptacles are purchased and ownership retained by the Township of Egg Harbor. Each qualified single-family residence will receive one ninety-six- or sixty-five-gallon wheeled container.
(2) 
The trash receptacles will be assigned to a specific address and shall remain with the property. New properties will be assigned a receptacle upon receipt of a certificate of occupancy from the Egg Harbor Township Construction Official.
(3) 
Security of the receptacles is the responsibility of the owner of record for each residence. Receptacles shall be placed as to protect them as much is practical to mitigate vandalism, theft or negligent damage.
(4) 
Stolen, neglected, vandalized, abused, missing, or lost receptacles shall be the responsibility of the owner of record to pay to the Township of Egg Harbor the costs of replacement and/or repair. Failure to reimburse the costs of damage or loss within 45 days of repair or replacement will result in the receptacle being removed and a suspension of collection services.
B. 
All solid waste, when placed outside for collection, shall be secured within the Township-supplied containers so the contents thereof do not leak or spill upon the streets and private property within the Township.
C. 
The container shall not exceed 300 pounds nor be allowed to collect or retain rainwater.
D. 
Recycling is mandatory. All residents must separate recyclable materials as directed herein. Trash containing substantial recyclable materials will not be collected by the Township. Rejected receptacles will be tagged with a label indicating the reason for rejection.
E. 
Household trash must be contained within the one Township-provided receptacle per single-family dwelling, per week.
F. 
Bulky trash, upholstered furniture, mattresses, and furniture of mixed composition will be collected separately during the designated week of each month. Each residence will be limited to a total of 12 units per calendar year.
G. 
Sheet rock/roofing material, underlayment, and small amounts of maintenance/construction debris will be considered regular trash and are subject to the weight and size limitations of Subsection E above.
H. 
Broken glass and such other sharp-edged materials can be placed in a secure container to facilitate safe handling and loading. Care must be taken to avoid damage to the receptacle and is subject to the weight and size limitations of Subsection E above.
I. 
No hazardous materials shall be placed or set out for collection either by itself or with other permitted materials which may be collected pursuant to this article. The resident is responsible to turn in hazardous materials in accordance with Atlantic County regulations.
J. 
Any material that is above the volume limit is the responsibility of the resident to properly dispose of the entire amount. The material may not be placed or remain within the public right-of-way for multiple collection cycles.
K. 
Residents after following all rules and regulations for trash, rubbish, solid waste and recycling disposal, but still do not have enough space in the one receptacle provided by the Township may purchase a second receptacle for an annual fee of $144. The fee will be due and payable no later than December 31 of the preceding year. The first-year fee will be prorated as of the date of delivery of the receptacle to the property owner. The receptacle remains the property of the Township and shall be returned when no longer in use.
[Added 11-6-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2019]
L. 
No receptacle shall be placed curbside for collection prior to 6:00 p.m. on the day immediately preceding the scheduled collection day. The receptacle(s) shall be placed along the street in a manner that gives the Township ready access to them.
[Added 11-6-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2019]
M. 
It shall be the responsibility and obligation of each owner or occupant of the property to remove their receptacle(s) from the curbside and return them to the proper property location no later than 7:00 p.m. on the date of collection.
[Added 11-6-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2019]
[Amended 7-20-2011 by Ord. No. 25-2011]
Any material in excess of the quantities outlined in the guidelines that are placed in the public right-of-way and not removed within 15 days of homeowner notification will be considered abandoned and in violation, subject to removal by the Township. The Township will dispatch the equipment and manpower sufficient to remove, transport and dispose of the materials at the proper facility. The owner of record for the property will be charged the prevailing hourly rate, FOB for the equipment, transportation, labor and disposal costs. Failure to provide full reimbursement to the Township within a period of 90 days after the collection will result in a lien being placed against the property by the Township.
[Amended 4-12-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
Violation of any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a minimum fine of $100 or a maximum of $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each and every violation shall be considered a separate violation. Any person who is convicted of violating the provisions of this article within one year of the date of a previous violation and who was fined for the previous violation may be sentenced by the Court to an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine imposed as a repeat offender shall not be less than the minimum or exceed the maximum fine provided herein, and same shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the violation of this article.