Borough of Upper Saddle River, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Upper Saddle River as Ch. BH-XV of the Revised General Ordinances, 1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 36.
Littering — See Ch 80.
Recycling — See Ch. 107.
Retail food establishments — See Ch. 179.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 202.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMBUSTIBLE WASTE MATERIAL
Yard trimmings, rags, waste wood or cardboard and other combustible solids of a nonvolatile or nonexplosive nature.
GARBAGE
Waste or decayed animal or vegetable matter that has been used or was intended to be used as food and the waste therefrom, and dead animal or plant life or parts of the same.
LEAVES
Those materials naturally formed from trees and bushes that are suitable for composting and/or mulching purposes.
[Added 6-9-1988 by Ord. No. 8-88]
NONCOMBUSTIBLE WASTE
All solid waste material which does not burn.
PERSONS
All residential, commercial and institutional property owners and/or occupants within the Borough of Upper Saddle River.
[Added 6-9-1988 by Ord. No. 8-88]
RUBBISH
Includes all coal or wood ashes, all loose material and dirt-like substances and all waste material accumulated from buildings or the cleaning of buildings.
SOLID WASTE
All garbage and trash normally collected by rear yard pickup from the residents of the Borough of Upper Saddle River by regular twice-weekly municipal collection.
[Added 6-9-1988 by Ord. No. 8-88]
All food establishments, restaurants, food processing places and all retail and wholesale business establishments shall provide a room to store garbage. The refuse floor of the room shall be concrete at finished grade level. The room may be attached to the main structure with no opening directly to the main building. The structure shall be of masonry construction, properly ventilated and insect- and rodent-proof. The size of the room shall be determined by the estimated volume of garbage or refuse. The provisions of this section shall apply only to new construction or material alterations of existing structures.
A. 
Any vehicle used in the collecting, transporting or disposing of materials or substances shall have a closed, watertight metal body and shall at all times be maintained and operated in a cleanly and sanitary manner. Vehicles shall be kept closed at all times except while actually being filled or emptied.
B. 
All vehicles and receptacles shall be available for inspection by the Health Officer at all reasonable hours.
A. 
Garbage shall be thoroughly and completely drained of all liquids, wrapped securely in paper and placed in a receptacle as described in § 183-5.
B. 
Noncombustible waste shall not be mixed with other refuse when prepared for disposal by incineration.
C. 
Paper shall be secured and properly tied into bundles or other packages in a manner to prevent any scattering while awaiting or during collection. The bundles or packages shall be of a size and weight to permit ease of handling by one man.
D. 
Combustible waste shall be stored and held in receptacles separate and apart from noncombustible waste when prepared for disposal by incineration.
E. 
Combustible or noncombustible waste of such a nature that it cannot be deposited in a receptacle shall be securely and properly tied into bundles or packages to prevent spilling or scattering. The bundles or packages shall be of a size and weight to permit ease of handling by one man.
F. 
All leaves shall be separated from municipal solid waste generated within the Borough of Upper Saddle River and are prohibited from inclusion in all regular rear yard and curbside collection of garbage.
[Added 6-9-1988 by Ord. No. 8-88]
A. 
The owner, tenant, lessee and occupant of any house, store or other building shall be obligated to place or cause to be placed in a metal, watertight box, barrel or other receptacle which shall have a tight cover and be kept tightly closed at all times, all coal or wood ashes, plaster and all other household refuse and decaying vegetable and animal substances upon his premises. All receptacles shall be kept in a place accessible for emptying by authorized collectors and shall be maintained in a sanitary condition.
B. 
The owner or occupant of every retail food establishment shall provide and keep on the premises and use for all refuse a receptacle having a capacity of not less than one cubic yard. All receptacles shall be watertight, constructed of metal or plastic, equipped for handling by motorized equipment, maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and 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 shall be conveniently located on the premises for storage of refuse and shall be maintained in such manner as to prevent creation of a nuisance or menace to public health.
[Added 6-9-1988 by Ord. No. 8-88[1]]
On and after September 1, 1988, it shall be mandatory for all persons who accumulate leaves to separate them from municipal solid waste and be responsible for their disposal. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as prohibiting any person from accumulating leaves for compost or mulching purposes for their personal horticultural benefit, provided that same has no adverse effect upon or does not violate health and safety codes.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that former § 183-6, Violations and penalties, be renumbered as § 183-8.
[Added 6-9-1988 by Ord. No. 8-88]
A. 
The Mayor and Council may from time to time promulgate rules and regulations to effectuate the separation and disposal of leaves.
B. 
The provisions of this chapter regarding leaf separation and disposal, and any regulations promulgated hereunder, shall be enforced by the Borough Clerk, the Road Department Superintendent the Police Department and any such other employees or departments of the Borough as the Borough Clerk shall designate in writing.
[Added 6-23-1986]
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter or notice issued pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not less than $5 nor more than $500 for each violation.