City of Rahway, NJ
Union County
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The collection and disposal in transportation of solid waste shall comply with all rules and regulations of the local health department, disposal sites and laws of the State of New Jersey, particularly with the rules of the Bureau of Solid Waste Management of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection relating to the registration, collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste as stated in the rules of the Board of Public Utilities.
B. 
The municipal service of the collection and disposal of solid waste hereunder shall be limited to curbside collection along public curbs and streets that have been dedicated to and accepted by the City of Rahway. The municipal service of collection and disposal of solid waste hereunder shall not extend to entry upon private property to remove solid waste or designated recyclable material.
A. 
All vehicles used in the collection and transportation of solid waste or recycling materials will be subject to the approval of the City of Rahway.
B. 
All vehicles used for the collection and transportation of solid waste shall be provided with a watertight box, body or container, closed and entirely covered with suitable covers, adequate to prevent leakage or material being blown from the vehicle. Such vehicle shall be kept closed at all times, except during collecting and disposing and shall be kept clean, washed thoroughly and disinfected as needed. The collector shall not permit any vehicle to become offensive, either from odor or appearance.
C. 
Every vehicle used by the collector for collection and transportation of solid waste shall carry at least one broom and one shovel and any other equipment necessary to keep the vehicle clean and for cleaning up the collection area when materials are dropped or spilled. If any solid waste material should fall from the vehicle, either during the collection or transportation, such material shall be immediately gathered and placed back in the vehicle and the area rendered clean.
D. 
The name of the collector and the number or call sign of the vehicle, NJDEP registration number, shall be placed on each truck and be discernable at all times.
A. 
The collector shall report to the Director of Public Works in writing, within 24 hours, all cases in which it is impossible to collect or remove solid waste or designated recyclable materials. Such document shall explain the reason why the materials cannot be removed or collected.
B. 
Neither the collector, licensee, agents, employees or any other person shall pick or sort through solid waste or designated recyclable materials. The contents of the containers of solid waste or designated recyclable material shall be immediately transferred without spillage to the collection vehicle.
C. 
The collector shall see to it that its employees and agents shall diligently perform the necessary work and shall refrain from neglect, insolence or any other improper conduct; the collector shall discipline any employee failing these requirements.
A. 
The collector shall, on the same day, report to the Director of Public Works any dispute that occurs between himself and any occupant with regards to removal or collection of solid waste or designated recyclable material. The Director of Public Works or his designee shall immediately investigate the subject matter and take steps that may be necessary under the circumstances to rectify the situation.
B. 
The collector shall maintain an office within 15 miles of the City boundaries with a telephone connection and keep the office open from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on each day of collection. The collector shall be responsible for handling complaints within 24 hours of receiving said complaint.
C. 
The collector will be responsible for the collection and transportation of solid waste or designated recyclable material from within the limits of the City of Rahway. All materials generated from outside the City or by contractors as described herein will not be collected.
All equipment used by the collector and any solid waste and/or recycling site used by the collector shall be subject to inspection by the Director of Public Works or his designated agent during normal operating hours.
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Solid waste and/or designated recyclable collections shall take place no earlier than 6:00 a.m. and no later than 4:30 p.m. Collections made during any other hours may be authorized by the Director of Public Works.
B. 
Neither the collector or any employees or agents shall engage in loud or unnecessary noises during the collection or removal of materials.
C. 
The collector shall notify all occupants and residents of the dates for collection of solid waste or designated recyclable material at least once per year.
With each vehicle utilized by the collector for the collection and transportation of solid waste or designated recyclable material there shall be at least one employee who speaks and understands the English language.
No contract for the collection or removal of the solid waste or recyclable materials made between the municipality and the collector shall be assignable or interchangeable to or with any other contractor, except with approval of the Municipal Council of the City of Rahway. Any transfer of contract without such consent shall, at the option of the governing body, render the contract null and void and empower the Council, at its discretion, to award the work to another contractor and the collector shall be answerable for any loss or damages.
Any collector engaged by the City of Rahway must be registered with the New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection Agency.
For each violation the penalty shall be no less than $500 and no more than the maximum penalty allowed under the laws of the State of New Jersey.