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Township of West Windsor, NJ
Mercer County
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[Adopted 6-28-1982 by Ord. No. 82-27 (Secs. 11-4 through 11-6 of the Revised General Ordinances)]
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein:
ASHES
The residue from the burning of wood, coal or other combustible materials.
CONTRACTOR
A person or firm engaged in a business or service, construction, repairing, refurbishing, remodeling or the demolition of buildings or grounds within the township.
GARBAGE
Any animal or vegetable waste solids resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of foods, 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.
IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY
The Mercer County Improvement Authority.
[Added 9-19-1989 by Ord. No. 89-42]
NONRESIDENTIAL USER
Any type of commercial, industrial or similar activity (whether or not operating for a profit) occupying premises within the township and creating solid waste in any form.
REFUSE
Garbage, rubbish, trash and ashes.
RESIDENT
Any person occupying or maintaining a place of residence within the Township of West Windsor.
RESIDENTIAL USER
A dwelling unit, such as a home, trailer or multifamily dwelling, of three or fewer units.
RUBBISH AND TRASH
Combustibles, such as paper, wood and yard debris, and non-combustibles, such as metal, glass, stone, plastic and ashes.
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION CONTRACTOR
A person or firm for hire, properly licensed in the State of New Jersey and the Township of West Windsor to collect solid waste.
[Amended 9-18-1989 by Ord. No. 89-42; 3-5-1990 by Ord. No. 90-7; 4-19-1999 by Ord. No. 99-07]
The Township of West Windsor, its designee and its solid waste collector contractor, the Mercer County Improvement Authority and its designee and its solid waste collector contractor shall be responsible to collect and dispose of solid wastes within the township. This responsibility shall not include collection and disposal of demolition and hazardous materials, nonresidential user solid wastes and grass clippings except as set forth in Article III, Recycling, of this chapter.
A. 
The owner, agent, lessee, tenant or occupant of every dwelling or other premises where refuse accumulates shall provide and keep on such premises sufficient and suitable receptacles, with tight-fitting covers, for receiving and holding the aforesaid refuse.
(1) 
"Sufficient" is defined for the purpose of this article to be at least one receptacle for each family unit or other occupant of premises and at least two such receptacles for each restaurant, market, store or similar business establishment where the aforesaid refuse shall accumulate.
(2) 
Except for recycling material receptacles as set forth in Article IV, Recycling, of this chapter, "suitable" is defined for the purpose of this article to be a watertight metal or plastic receptacle with a tight-fitting cover, so constructed as to prevent spillage or leakage of its contents. Each receptacle for use at a single residence shall have a capacity of not more than 30 gallons, shall not exceed 60 pounds in weight and shall be equipped with a pull handle or handles.
[Amended 9-18-1989 by Ord. No. 89-42]
B. 
Receptacles for refuse from multidwelling units or industrial premises may have a greater capacity than that prescribed in Subsection A(2) hereof, provided that they are:
(1) 
Watertight.
(2) 
Constructed of metal or plastic.
(3) 
Equipped for handling by motorized equipment.
(4) 
Cleaned and sanitized as needed after emptying.
(5) 
Replaced by the same type of receptacle if removed for emptying.
C. 
Receptacles that are badly broken or otherwise fail to meet the requirements of this section may be classed as refuse and collected and disposed of as such by the person or agency responsible for the collection of refuse.
D. 
Receptacles of refuse shall not be set out for collection before 6:00 p.m. of the day prior to the collection day on the route along which the same is situated, nor shall empty receptacles be allowed to remain on the curbline after 8:00 p.m. of the day of collection.
E. 
Receptacles shall be conveniently located on premises for storage of refuse and maintained in such manner as to prevent creation of a nuisance or menace to public health.
F. 
Except for recycling materials receptacles, as set forth in Article III, Recycling, of this chapter, all trash, garbage and solid waste, when placed outside for collection, shall be placed in closed receptacles or properly sealed plastic bags, in accordance with the provisions of Subsection A(2) of this section. Plastic bags shall not exceed 30 pounds in weight. Such receptacles and plastic bags must prevent their contents from escaping therefrom and littering or leaking on the streets and private property within the township.
[Amended 9-18-1989 by Ord. No. 89-42]
A. 
Tree branches and tree limbs, not to exceed three inches in diameter, or either, shall be bundled and tied properly so that each bundle may be picked up and handled by one person. No bundle shall exceed 60 pounds in weight, four feet in length or two feet in diameter.
B. 
Excessively bulky items, such as washing machines, refrigerators, stoves, household appliances and other household furnishings, shall not be left at the curb for collection unless special arrangements have first been made with the solid waste collection contractor.
C. 
All broken glass and such other dangerous materials shall be placed in a secure container to facilitate safe handling and loading.
D. 
No hazardous materials shall be placed or set out for collection either by itself or with other permitted matters which may be collected pursuant to this article.
E. 
Ashes from coal or woodburning stoves shall be placed in a conspicuously marked metal container and shall be one week old before being placed for collection.
F. 
Refuse shall be picked up only between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. prevailing time.
[Added 9-30-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-27]
A. 
Placement of roll-off dumpsters and containers on right-of-way or other public property.
(1) 
Roll-off dumpsters and containers shall not be parked, placed or left unattended along any public right-of-way or on any public property without the authorization of the Division of Police pursuant to N.J.S.A. 27:51-1 et seq.
B. 
Removal of dumpsters; costs; violations and penalties.
(1) 
The Division of Police may cause to be removed any roll-off dumpster or container parked, placed, or left unattended along any public right-of-way or on any public property contrary to the requirements of this article, and recover from the owner thereof the costs associated with such removal, in addition to the fine specified at N.J.S.A. 27:51-1-1(b).
[Added 4-19-1999 by Ord. No. 99-07]
Penalties for violation of this article shall be as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalty, § 1-3.