Township of Bridgewater, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Bridgewater as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dumpster and recycling center — See Ch. 106.
Mandatory recycling — See Ch. 107.
[Adopted 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 92-8[1]]
[1]
This ordinance also repealed Ord. No. 91-31

§ 108-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PROOF OF COLLECTION SERVICE
A written record, log, bill or document evidencing receipt of service for the collection of solid waste for the preceding month from a person lawfully engaging in private solid waste collection services within the Township or receipts from a solid waste facility evidencing that a responsible solid waste generator has transported his solid waste directly to that facility for disposal.
REGULAR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE
The scheduled pickup and removal of solid waste from residential, commercial or institutional premises located within the boundaries of the Township at least once a week.
RESPONSIBLE SOLID WASTE GENERATOR
Any property owner, tenant or occupant of any single-family residential dwelling or multiple dwelling or the owner of any commercial or institutional building or structure located within the boundaries of the Township who generates solid waste at those premises.
SOLID WASTE
Garbage, refuse and other discarded materials resulting from industrial, commercial and agricultural operations and from domestic and community activities, and shall include all other waste materials, including liquids, except for solid animal and vegetable wastes collected by swine producers licensed by the State Department of Agriculture to collect, prepare and feed such wastes to swine to their own farms.
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
The activity related to pickup and transportation of solid waste from its source or location to a solid waste facility or other destination.
SOLID WASTE CONTAINER
A receptacle, container or bag suitable for the depositing of solid waste.
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
The storage, treatment, utilization, processing or final disposal of solid waste.
SOLID WASTE FACILITIES
Includes the plants, structures and other real and personal property acquired, constructed or operated or to be acquired, constructed or operated by any person pursuant to the provisions of this or any other act, including transfer stations, incinerators, resource recovery facilities, sanitary landfill facilities or other plants for the disposal of solid waste, and all vehicles, equipment and other real and personal property and rights therein and appurtenances necessary or useful and convenient for the collection or disposal of solid waste in a sanitary manner.

§ 108-2 Responsibility to enter into collection contract.

A. 
Each responsible solid waste generator residing in single-family residential housing within the Township for which solid waste collection is not provided for by the Township shall, if such generator has not already done so, enter into a contract for regular solid waste collection service with any person lawfully providing solid waste collection services within the Township. The foregoing requirement shall not apply in those instances where the responsible solid waste generator is transporting the solid waste which is generated at such residential premises directly to the solid waste facility utilized by the Township for disposal.
B. 
The responsible solid waste generator for each multifamily residential housing within the Township for which solid waste collection is not provided by the Township shall, if such generator has not already done so, enter into a contract for regular solid waste collection service with any person lawfully providing private solid waste collection services within the Township. The foregoing requirement shall not apply in those instances where the responsible solid waste generator is transporting the solid waste which is generated at such residential premises directly to the solid waste facility utilized by the Township for disposal. It shall be the responsibility of the owner of the multiple dwelling to provide a sufficient number of appropriate solid waste containers for the deposit of nonrecyclable waste materials to be disposed of as solid waste.
C. 
Each responsible solid waste generator, in the case of any commercial or institutional building or structure located within the Township for which regular solid waste collection services are not otherwise provided, shall enter into a contract with any person lawfully providing private solid waste collection services within the Township.

§ 108-3 Proof of collection service.

Each responsible solid waste generator within the Township who is transporting the solid waste which is generated at his or her residential premises directly to the solid waste facility utilized by the Township for disposal shall furnish proof of collection service to the Township at least once every 12 months. In order to fulfill the requirements of this section, the responsible solid waste generator may include the proof of collection service with the municipal tax payment mailed to the Township Tax Collector.

§ 108-4 Notification of solid waste generators.

The Township shall, within six months of the effective date of this article and at least once every six months thereafter, notify all responsible solid waste generators of the requirements of this article. This notification shall be provided by placing an advertisement in a newspaper circulating in the Township or by notice posted in public places where public notices are customarily posted or by inclusion with other notices mailed to taxpayers or by such other means as the Township Council shall deem necessary and appropriate.

§ 108-5 Identification of violators.

The Township Council, at its discretion, may request any solid waste collector engaging in private solid waste collection services within the Township to assist the Township in identifying responsible solid waste generators who fail to comply with the requirements of this article.

§ 108-6 Violations and penalties.

Any responsible solid waste generator who, after receipt of not less than 10 days' notice of noncompliance, violates or fails to comply with the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

§ 108-7 Collectors to provide contract opportunity.

The provisions of any other law, rule or regulation to the contrary notwithstanding, the Township Council may request that every solid waste collector engaging in private solid waste collection services within the Township who is registered pursuant to Sections 4 and 5 of P.L. 1970, c. 39 (N.J.S.A. 13:1E-4 and 13:1E-5) and holds a certificate of public convenience and necessity pursuant to Sections 7 and 10 of P.L. 1970, c. 40 (N.J.S.A. 48:13A-6 and 48:13A-9) provide all responsible solid waste generators with the opportunity to contract for, on an individual basis, regular solid waste collection services, if the responsible solid waste generator is required to do so by this article.

§ 108-8 Notification of Board of Utilities.

Upon the adoption of this article and at any time the Township requests a solid waste collector to provide all responsible solid waste generators with the opportunity to contract for regular solid waste collection services pursuant to § 108-7 of this article, the Township Council shall notify the Board of Public Utilities of these actions by certified mail.

§ 108-9 Notification of solid waste facilities.

Upon the adoption of this article, the Township Council shall notify the owner or operator of every solid waste facility utilized by the Township of this action by certified mail.