Township of Bernards, NJ
Somerset County
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[Ord. #1120]
As used in this section:
a. 
MULTIFAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT shall mean a building containing three or more dwelling units occupied or intended to be occupied by persons living independently of each other or a group of such buildings.
b. 
RECYCLING AREA shall mean space allocated for collection and storage of source separated recyclable materials.
[Ord. #1120; Ord. #1989, 11-27-2007, Part I, amended]
a. 
Any development plan proposing construction of a multifamily housing development, single family development of 50 or more units, or any commercial, institutional, or industrial development for the utilization of 1,000 square feet or more of land shall include a recycling plan. This plan must contain, at a minimum, the following:
1. 
A detailed analysis of the expected composition and amounts of solid waste and recyclables generated at the proposed development; and
2. 
Locations documented on the development plan that provide for convenient recycling opportunities for all owners, tenants, and occupants. The recycling area shall be of sufficient size, convenient location and contain other attributes (signage, lighting, fencing, etc.) as may be determined by the municipal recycling coordinator.
b. 
The dimensions of the recycling area shall be sufficient to accommodate recycling bins or containers which are of adequate size and number and which are consistent with anticipated usage and with current methods of collection in the area in which the project is located. The dimensions of the recycling area and the bins or containers shall be determined in consultation with the municipal recycling coordinator and shall be consistent with the district recycling plan adopted pursuant to Section 3 of P.L. 1987, c. 102 (N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.13) and any applicable requirements of the Municipal Master Plan, adopted pursuant to Section 26 of P.L. 1987, c. 102.
[Ord. #1120; Ord. #1989, 11-27-2007, Part I, amended]
The recycling area shall be conveniently located for the disposition of source separated recyclable materials, preferably near, but clearly separated from, a refuse dumpster.
[Ord. #1120]
The recycling area shall be well lit and shall be safely and easily accessible by recycling personnel and vehicles. Collection vehicles shall be able to access the recycling area without interference from parked cars or other obstacles. Reasonable measures shall be taken to protect the recycling area, and the bins or containers placed therein, against theft of recyclable materials, bins or containers.
[Ord. #1120; Ord. #1989, 11-27-2007, Part I, amended]
The recycling area or the bins or containers placed therein shall be designed so as to provide protection against adverse environmental conditions which might render the collected materials unmarketable. Any bins or containers used for the collection of recyclable paper or cardboard, and which are located in an outdoor recycling area, shall be equipped with a lid, or otherwise covered, so as to keep the paper or cardboard dry.
[Ord. #1120]
Signs clearly identifying the recycling area and the materials accepted therein shall be posted adjacent to all points of access to the recycling area. Individual bins or containers shall be equipped with signs indicating the materials to be placed therein.
[Ord. #1120]
Landscaping and/or fencing shall be provided around any outdoor recycling area and shall be developed in an aesthetically pleasing manner.