[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Mountain Lakes as Ch. BH-VII of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall dump or engage in the business of dumping garbage, ashes, rubbish, animal or vegetable substances, swill or any offensive or putrescible material on any land or premises in the Borough.
Storage, removal and disposal of refuse matter.
The owner, tenant, lessee or occupant of every house, store, building or of any part thereof or of any other premises in the Borough shall place or cause to be placed in a metal watertight box(es), barrel(s) or other receptacles, which shall have a proper cover for the opening thereof, all coal or wood ashes, plaster and all other household refuse and decaying vegetable and animal substances upon his/her or their premises.
All vehicles or receptacles used under any permit for removing the contents of cesspools, privy vaults or septic tanks or for conveying swill, garbage or other liquid or partially liquid material shall be only such as may be approved by the Board of Health, shall be watertight, shall be kept clean and inoffensive and shall be kept clean with tight-fitting covers at all times, except when opened for the admission or discharge of proper matter.
All manure, ashes or other refuse referred to in this section shall be conveyed in vehicles or receptacles tightly and completely covered and so constructed as to prevent leaking, spilling or offensive odors.
No wagon or other vehicle shall stand in the streets or other public places at any time, except when being loaded or unloaded.
None of the material collected, conveyed or handled under this section shall be disposed of within the Borough in any manner not approved by the Board of Health.
License required; application; fees.
No privy vault, cesspool nor septic tank in the Borough shall hereafter be cleansed nor shall any material from the same or any garbage, ashes, swill, refuse, dead animals or other matter which is or may become offensive or dangerous to health be conveyed through the streets of the Borough by any private person or corporation who or which has not first obtained a cesspool cleaner's license or garbage, ashes and rubbish removal license, as applicable, from the Board of Health, permitting him/her or it to perform such services or acts in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and such other ordinances, rules and regulations as the Board may from time to time adopt.
All persons required by the preceding subsection to obtain a license shall make application for the same to the Board of Health, in writing, addressed to the Secretary, stating the nature of the business they intend to conduct or the acts to be performed, the number and kind of wagons or other vehicles to be used in such business and the disposition to be made of the material they may remove, collect or convey and such other information as the Board may from time to time require. Where an application is granted, the Secretary of the Board shall issue a license to the applicant upon receipt of the proper license fee(s) established by this section.