[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Upper Saddle River as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Mandatory Recycling of Waste Materials
[Adopted 6-9-1988 by Ord. No. 9-88]
Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Art. I, Newspapers, adopted 12-12-1974, as amended.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Recyclable aluminum beverage cans.
- The type commonly referred to as "corrugated cardboard" consisting
of ridges and grooves. All other cardboard is excluded.[Added 6-8-1989 by Ord. No. 12-89]
- FERROUS METAL
- Bimetal/tin cans and white goods such as large appliances.[Added 6-8-1989 by Ord. No. 12-89]
- All products made from silica or sand, soda ash and limestone which are transparent or translucent and used for packaging or bottling of various matter and all other materials commonly known as "glass," excluding, however, blue and flat glass commonly known as "window glass."
- HI-GRADE PAPER
- Commercial and institutional establishments shall separate and place
out for collection hi-grade office paper. "Hi-grade office paper" is defined
as the following: tab cards, white letterhead, ledger paper, nonglossy copier
paper and computer paper.[Added 6-8-1989 by Ord. No. 12-89]
- HOUSEHOLD-GENERATED BATTERIES
- Dry cell batteries to include common cells (alkaline, zinc and lithium),
nickel-cadmium (rechargeable) and button cells (silver oxide, mercuric oxide,
lithium, zinc, air and alkaline-managanese).[Added 3-8-1995 by Ord. No. 1-95]
- MIXED PAPER
- Paper of the type commonly referred to as "newsprint" and distributed
at stated intervals, usually daily or weekly, having printed thereon news
and opinions and containing advertisements and other matters of public interest.
Included in this definition shall be magazines, telephone books, shinnies,
catalogs, real estate multiple-listing books and similar periodicals but expressly
excluded are items known as "junk mail" and all other paper products of any
nature whatsoever.[Amended 6-8-1989 by Ord. No. 12-89]
- Composed of either PET or HDPE material such as clear, transparent
or opaque plastic beverage, detergent and milk containers.[Amended 6-8-1989 by Ord. No. 12-89]
- All materials designated by this article or future ordinances to be separated from solid waste.
- Such rules, implementation dates, schedules of times and such other requirements promulgated by the Recycling Coordinator and approved by the Borough Council as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and objectives of this article.
- SOLID WASTE
- All garbage and rubbish normally placed out by the residential and commercial occupants of the Borough of Upper Saddle River.
[Amended 6-8-1989 by Ord. No. 12-89]
All persons, organizations, institutions, commercial establishments, except those physically disabled, who are owners, lessees and occupants of residential and commercial property shall source separate mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, ferrous metal, aluminum, plastics and glass from any solid waste produced and shall separate the same for pickup, collection and recycling, in accordance with all applicable regulations.
[Amended 6-8-1989 by Ord. No. 12-89]
Aluminum, glass, plastic and bimetal/tin cans may be commingled in one reusable container. All separate recyclables shall be placed for pickup, collection and recycling in strict conformity with the following regulations:
Newspaper shall be separated and secured in bundles tied with string or placed in brown paper bags not to exceed one foot in height. Magazines, telephone books, shinnies, catalogs and real estate multiple-listing books shall be bundled in brown paper bags or tied with string not to exceed one foot in height.
Aluminum shall be separated, crushed and secured in suitable reusable containers supplied by the owner, lessee or occupant.
Glass shall be separated and unbroken and contained in suitable reusable containers supplied by the owner, lessee or occupant. Containers constructed of paper or cardboard materials or plastic bags shall be deemed not suitable for this purpose. Glass should be reasonably rinsed and metal caps, rings and plastic tops removed.
Plastics shall be separated and placed in suitable reusable containers supplied by the owner, lessee or occupant. Plastic containers of PET or HDPE material should be cleaned with lids/caps removed.
Corrugated cardboard shall be separated and tied with string not to exceed one foot in height, and two feet in length and width.
Bimetal/tin cans shall be cleaned, free of food and placed in suitable reusable containers.
Household-generated batteries shall be brought to the recycling depot.
[Added 3-8-1995 by Ord. No. 1-95]
The Recycling Coordinator shall promulgate reasonable regulations establishing the commencement dates for mandatory separation of recyclables and the manner, dates and times for the collection of the same in accordance with the terms of this article. Any such regulations promulgated by the Recycling Coordinator shall be approved by the Borough Council and may be changed, modified, repealed or amended in whole or in part by majority vote of the Borough Council. A copy of such regulations promulgated by the Recycling Coordinator, as approved, modified or amended, shall be available for public inspection at the office of the Borough Clerk during regular office hours.
[Amended 11-10-1993 by Ord. No. 16-93]
From the time of placement for pickup, collection and recycling, recyclables not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) or urethane insulation shall be the property of the Borough of Upper Saddle River or its duly authorized agent.
Any recyclable item such as a refrigerator or similar appliance containing chlorofluorocarbons or urethane insulation shall remain the property of the homeowner until such time as the CFC's or urethane insulation have been removed. The Borough shall be under no obligation to pick up and collect items containing CFC's or urethane insulation unless the same have been removed from the appliance.
No person unauthorized by the Borough of Upper Saddle River shall collect or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any recyclables. Each collection or pickup of recyclables in violation hereof from any one or more residences shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
The Recycling Coordinator, Board of Health, police, Department of Public Works or their duly authorized designated persons are hereby authorized as the enforcement officers of this article.
[Amended 9-8-1988 by Ord. No. 16-88]
For violation of any provision of this article, the maximum penalty shall be in accordance with § 1-15 of this Code.