§ 300-1Statement of intent.
§ 300-2Collection responsibilities, applicability, and regulations.
§ 300-3Trash containers.
§ 300-4Items requiring trash sticker.
§ 300-5Items not requiring trash sticker.
§ 300-6Abatement of Solid Waste Utility charges.
§ 300-7Recycling program.
§ 300-8Gutter line collection and schedule.
§ 300-9Proper disposal required.
§ 300-10Collection service by contract or otherwise.
§ 300-12Building, construction materials, and hazardous waste.
It is the specific intent of this chapter to provide for the effective management of the various forms of waste materials generated within the City; and, in so doing, maintain the city's appearance and cleanliness for the benefit and safety of its residents, workers, businesses, and visitors within the constraint of limited enforcement resources.
The City of Bridgeton shall provide for the collection, removal and disposal of AWM from residences within the entire City of Bridgeton in such manner as it deems necessary, subject to the limitations established herein.
The City Council of the City of Bridgeton shall provide reasonable rules and regulations in conformity with the provisions of this article as may be necessary or expedient.
At its discretion, the City of Bridgeton may provide a supplemental collection facility known as a Convenience Center where residents may take selected waste materials for disposal. The Department of Public Works is responsible for establishing the facility collection schedule and controlling the types of material acceptable for collection.
There shall be a rebuttable presumption that property owners are responsible for complying with the provisions of this chapter.
Construction debris, hazardous materials, and motor vehicle parts (excluding tires) are prohibited items and shall not be placed within any collection container, or at the curbside.
The City of Bridgeton shall not be responsible for the collection of waste material generated by any of the following:
Stores or apartment house establishments of more than 10 individual apartments, mobile home parks, restaurants, warehouses, factories or other industrial and business establishments of any kind or description.
Vacant lots or lands within the City of Bridgeton. No vacant lot or land shall be assessed for any part of the cost thereof.
Multi-dwelling unit properties having more than five, but less than 10 units shall have the option to participate in the city’s solid waste and recycling program as specified herein, or obtain their own waste and recycling materials disposal contractor.
Subject to the provisions of § 300-2F and G, each household of the City of Bridgeton shall be provided with a rolling trash container for the collection and the disposal of residential waste, unless such trash or refuse items are recyclable materials, bulky waste, white goods, tires, leaves, brush, or tree limbs, all of which shall be collected and disposed of as further set forth in this chapter.
Any household may request additional rolling trash containers be provided. Each additional container shall require an additional fixed fee pursuant to Article II.
Every owner, lessee, agent, occupant or other person having control of any dwelling or residential premises covered by the terms of this article shall:
Place, keep, and make readily accessible for the collection and removal of residential waste the rolling trash container provided by the City for such purpose.
The disposal of bulky waste and white goods shall require a trash sticker that shall be affixed to each item for collection in such a way that it is readily visible from the street. Said items shall be placed out for collection alongside authorized containers.
The following items shall require a trash sticker payment of a fee and pursuant to § 300-19:
White goods: one sticker per item.
Automotive (except truck), bike, or lawn-mower tires: one sticker per item.
Any receptacle other than those authorized placed at the curbside shall have a valid sticker affixed to it. These receptacles shall be collected as trash and will not be returned to the curbside.
Bundled corrugated cardboard.
Grass clippings placed at the curbside in thirty-gallon maximum capacity, clear, plastic bags, alongside residential waste.
If a residential unit is vacant and not being utilized, and the owner of the property has discontinued water service by paying the appropriate water service turnoff fee, then the property owner may apply for an abatement of the Solid Waste Utility charge for that residential unit.
Upon receipt of a completed application and a certification from the Department of Public Works that the applicant has returned all solid waste trash containers, the Tax Collector shall:
If the applicant cannot return the solid waste trash container(s) issued to its residential unit, a charge of $90 shall be imposed for each solid waste trash container which is not returned. Upon payment of such a charge, the Tax Collector shall abate the Solid Waste Utility charges set forth in the preceding subsection.
In the event a residential unit is being utilized, or water service has been resumed, Solid Waste Utility charges will be assessed from the date of occupancy or restoring water service (whichever date is earliest); and, the property owner shall have a continuing duty within seven days of either the usage of the property, or the resumption of the water service, to make an application with the Tax Collector for the issuance by the City of a rolling trash container.
It shall be a violation of the Municipal Code of the City of Bridgeton if a property owner of a residential unit falsely claims abatement, or fails to notify the City of the resumption of the usage of the property or of the water service. Violations of § 300-6 shall be punishable pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 1, Art. III, General Penalty, § 1-17.
In order to facilitate collection and encourage recycling, the recycling program shall require mandatory separation of various recyclables in strict conformity with the regulations to be promulgated by the Department of Public Works.
Materials designated as part of the mandatory recycling program shall be removed a minimum of weekly by the contractor(s) designated by the City of Bridgeton.
All recyclable materials placed at the curbside for collection becomes the property of the City of Bridgeton. It shall be a violation of this article for any person other than the selected contractor to collect such recyclable materials. Each such collection in violation hereof from one or more residences during the term of the program shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
Rolling trash container lids shall be closed such that the contents are not visible.
Weekly, on the collection district pickup day (§ 300-20), authorized containers, grass clippings (pursuant to § 300-5), and bulky waste may be placed at the gutter line after 4:00 p.m. on the day before the day of collection, but no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Authorized containers shall be removed from the gutter line no later than 7:00 a.m. of the day after the collection day.
White goods, and not more than four tires, shall be placed for collection at the gutter line only in the last full week of the month of the resident's collection district pickup day (§ 300-20).
When not placed at the gutter line for trash collection, all trash containers/receptacles shall be located such that they are not visible from the street. The enforcement officer's discretion to issue a summons for violating this subsection shall be presumptively valid pertaining to all issues including physical property restrictions and any known disability of the person responsible for the removal of the authorized container(s) from the curbside.
Any item requiring a trash sticker pursuant to § 300-4 shall have the sticker applied before placing the item at the curbside for collection.
Prior to being placed out for collection, all waste materials to be placed at the curbside for collection shall be drained of water.
Every property owner, and occupant, of a dwelling unit shall dispose of all waste material as set forth within this chapter.
Nothing contained within this chapter shall prohibit the enforcement of any other chapter of the Municipal Code of the City of Bridgeton.
In the event that waste materials are not disposed of properly under the provisions of this chapter, or any related regulations promulgated by the Director of Public Works, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that the property owner of record shall be in violation of this chapter.
The City Council of the City of Bridgeton may provide by contract or otherwise for the collection and removal of AWM within the City of Bridgeton.
The enforcement of this chapter, and the mandatory recycling provisions contained herein, shall be the responsibility of the Director of Public Works consistent with the City of Bridgeton Municipal Code.
The mandatory recycling provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Director of Public Works in accordance with the established rules and regulations prepared by said Director.
For the purposes of this chapter, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that waste material in front of a property emanated from that property. Except for multi-dwelling unit properties having more than one tenant, the property owner of record shall be responsible for the proper disposal of all waste materials in front of the property or dwelling where such material is found. In all other cases, a NOPC will be issued pursuant to § 300-36.
No UWM shall be collected, nor placed, outside or within any trash receptacle placed at the curbside for trash pickup.