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Borough of Brooklawn, NJ
Camden County
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Table of Contents
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For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given hereafter. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future; words in the plural number include the singular number; and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely discretionary.
B. 
As used herein, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
ASHES
The residual from the burning of wood, coal, coke or other combustible materials.
BUILDING MATERIALS
Any materials, such as lumber, brick, plaster, gutters, roofing shingles or other substances, accumulated as a result of repairs or additions to existing buildings, construction of new buildings or demolition of existing structures.
BULKY WASTE
Large items of solid waste that, because of their size or weight, require handling other than normal handling. “Bulk waste” includes but is not limited to such items as tree trunks, parts of automobiles, demolition or construction material, appliances, furniture and drums.
BUNDLES
Normally loose items that shall be collected if organized into bundles of not more than four feet in length and tied with heavy twine, rope, wire, etc. “Bundles” shall be organized as to be conveniently handled by one person. No “bundle” shall exceed 50 pounds in weight.
BUSINESS TRASH
Any waste, accumulation of dirt, dust, food, paper, cardboard, rags or other accumulation, other than household trash, which is usually attendant to the operation of stores, offices or similar businesses.
COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND PROFESSIONAL PROPERTIES
Any retail manufacturing, wholesale, governmental or other nonresidential establishment.
DEPARTMENT
The Borough of Brooklawn Public Works Department.
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal and/or vegetative waste resulting from the handling, preparation, consumption or cooking of food, and shall include any fecal waste from any animal or bird (when fecal matter has been separated from other waste and is double-bagged prior to placement for collection).
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Any waste or combination of waste which poses a present or potential threat to human health, living organisms or the environment, including but not limited to waste material that is toxic, carcinogenic, corrosive, irritating, sensitizing, biologically infectious, explosive, flammable or radioactive and any waste so designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the New Jersey Commissioner of the Environmental Protection Department.
HOSPITAL/RED-BAG WASTE
Includes but is not limited to all instruments, supplies, containers, bandages, tubing, gloves, etc., used by health-care practitioners and facilities as described in the New Jersey Department of Health regulations and New Jersey law, Section 306 of the Manual of Standards for Hospital Facilities and N.J.S.A. 2A:170-25.17.
HOUSEHOLD TRASH
Every waste accumulation of paper, sweepings, dirt, dust, rags, bottles, cans or other matter of any kind, other than garbage, which is usually attendant to in housekeeping.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
All waste, including solids, semisolids, sludge and liquids, created by factories, processing plants or other manufacturing enterprises or certain retail establishments such as filling stations.
INSTITUTIONAL PROPERTIES
Any nontaxable (exempt) properties, whether they are religious, educational, service facilities/organizations or institutional establishments, which may be residential or nonresidential, at which garbage or trash may be generated.
LITTER
Any used or unconsumed substance or waste material which has been discarded, whether made of aluminum, glass, plastic, rubber, paper or other natural or synthetic material or any combination thereof, including but not limited to any bottle, jar or can, any unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or Paper containers or other packaging or construction material, but does not include the waste of the primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
MULTIPLE-DWELLING COMPLEX
Any building or structure and land appurtenant thereto containing more than three living units (such as townhouses,condominiums and apartment houses).
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
All waste materials, listed below, having the ability to be returned, through processing, to their former or alternate use, such as:
(1) 
All products made of aluminum or its alloys, including aluminum cans, foil, wrappers, containers for prepared dinners or other foods, screen frames and lawn chairs.
(2) 
Food and beverage containers that are composed of an aluminum top and steel sides and bottoms.
(3) 
Includes kraft corrugated, which has a brown liner made from kraft paper and regular corrugated which is gray or tan and is made from other types of paper such as newspaper.
(4) 
Includes all products made from silica or sand, soda ash and lime, the product being transparent or translucent and being used as packaging and commonly known as “glass.”
(5) 
Includes computer printouts, office paper and stationery.
(6) 
A publication made of newsprint and sold or distributed at stated intervals, customarily containing and having as its primary purpose newsworthy items or advertisements or any other matters of public interest and shall not be construed to mean any magazine or periodical or other paper products of any nature whatsoever.
REGULATIONS
Includes such rules, schedules or times promulgated by the Department of Public Works to carry out the intent of this chapter.
SINGLE RESIDENTIAL UNIT
Any dwelling place occupied by one family.
SOLID WASTE
All garbage and rubbish normally generated by the occupants of residential and other property, disposed of by private and/or public collection and defined as “sold waste” by the New Jersey Solid Waste Management Act (N.J.S.A.13:1-E-3). Items previously classified as recyclable shall be prohibited from being placed commingled with other materials.
STREET
Any right-of-way, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, viaduct, drive or other way that is:
(1) 
An existing state, county or municipal roadway;
(2) 
Shown upon a plat approved by the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment and built in accordance with the borough standards and which may be either public or private.
(3) 
Shown on a plat filed with the office of the County Clerk of the County of Camden prior to creation of the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Borough of Brooklawn.
(4) 
Not dedicated, in whole or in part, as a parking area or driveway that provides access to any building or structures.
SUPERINTENDENT
The Superintendent of Public Works of the Borough of Brooklawn.
YARD WASTE
Any waste accumulations of grass, leaves or shrubbery cuttings or clippings, tree branches, tree limbs, parts of trees, bushes, shrubbery or other material usually created as refuse in case of yard maintenance. “Yard waste” shall be free of dirt, rocks and other bulky and noncombustible materials and shall be separated for purposes of collection into grass clippings and leaves and other materials.
The occupant or owner of any building within the Borough of Brooklawn who shall place for disposal, removal or collection the following named items shall do so in strict conformity with the following regulations:
A. 
Discarded newspapers shall be securely bundled and tied in packages not to exceed 50 pounds with rope or cord sufficient in strength to facilitate handling and each said package shall not exceed 12 inches in height and shall be placed nearest the curbline of a residential dwelling for collection on days specified by the Department of Public Works.
B. 
Glass, aluminum and metal shall be contained in a reusable metal or plastic occupant- or owner-supplied container.
The collection, removal and disposal of newspapers, glass, aluminum, metal and all other trash and refuse shall be supervised by the Department of Public Works of the Borough of Brooklawn.
[Amended 9-17-2007 by Ord. No. 11-07]
All receptacles required herein shall be supplied by the occupant or owner of the premises and placed prior to collection between the curb and sidewalk where they shall be readily accessible to the collector. The occupant or owner shall keep all receptacles clean and in condition for safe handling. Receptacles or other items to be disposed of shall be placed outside after 4:00 p.m. of the day immediately preceding the day of collection. After collection, any empty containers shall be removed from curbside promptly but no later than 7:00 p.m. of the day of collection.
From the time of placement at the curb by anyone of the categories described herein for collection by the Borough of Brooklawn in accordance with the terms hereof, items shall be and become the property of the Borough of Brooklawn to collect or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any such items during the twenty-four-hour period commencing at 6:00 p.m. on any day preceding a day designated for collection. Any and each such collection in violation hereof from one or more residences during said twenty-four-hour period shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.