Township of Freehold, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Freehold by Ord. No. O-86-44 (§ 6-15 of the Revised General Ordinances), as amended through Ord. No. O-94-55. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Solid waste — See Ch. 290.

§ 253-1 Mandatory recycling program.

A. 
It shall be mandatory for all persons who are owners, lessees and occupants of residential property to separate recyclable material from all other solid waste produced by such residence, including leaves, glass bottles and jars, tin and bimetal cans, pourable plastic containers (Nos. 1 and 2), aluminum beverage containers, corrugated cardboard, clean mixed paper and newspapers as hereafter defined and any other materials as mandated by the Monmouth County Solid Waste Management Plan for collection and ultimate recycling of said materials as set forth in § 253-4 of this chapter.
[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
B. 
It shall be mandatory for all owners, schools, lessees and occupants of business and industrial property and of private, public and governmental institutions and buildings to separate recyclable material from all other solid waste produced by said nonresidential establishments, including leaves, glass bottles and jars, aluminum beverage containers, corrugated cardboard, clean mixed paper, newspapers, tin and bimetal cans, pourable plastic containers (Nos. 1 and 2) and any other materials as mandated by the Monmouth County Solid Waste Management Plan for collection and the ultimate recycling of said material as set forth in § 253-4 of this chapter.
[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
C. 
On and after October 1, 1988, no one shall be permitted to place any demolition materials with other solid waste for landfill disposal.
D. 
As of January 1, 2011, pursuant to the New Jersey Electronics Waste Management Act,[1] no one shall be permitted to place computers, computer monitors and related hardware, as well as analog or digital televisions with other solid waste for landfill disposal.
[Added 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2[2]]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.94 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsections D through I as Subsections E through J, respectively.
E. 
On and after the adoption of this chapter, and in accordance with existing state regulations (N.J.A.C. 14A:3-11), all service stations, oil retailers and motor vehicle reinspection stations with used oil holding tanks shall accept up to five gallons at a time of used motor oil from individuals changing oil from cars, lawn mowers or motorcycles and shall post a sign informing the public that they are a "Used Oil Collection Site."
F. 
Grass clippings, white goods, rechargeable batteries, vehicle batteries, and asphalt shingles shall not be disposed with mixed household or commercial trash.
[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
G. 
Residents, businesses and institutions shall use only those recycling haulers and/or facilities registered with Monmouth County. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the issuance of fines in accordance with § 253-9 of this chapter.
H. 
Businesses, institutions and multifamily housing complexes not served by the municipal recycling collection program shall arrange for proper separation, collection and disposition of mandated recyclables and shall provide the Municipal Recycling Coordinator with the name and address of the company providing solid waste and recycling collection services.
[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
I. 
Businesses or institutions hauling their own recyclables shall provide the Municipal Recycling Coordinator with quarterly reports on the quantity and destination of recyclables.
J. 
All applicants seeking construction or demolition permits shall identify all disposal and recycling arrangements. All applicants shall provide records documenting the quantity and disposition of all materials.

§ 253-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated. Any term not defined below shall be given its regular and normal meaning.
ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CONTAINER
Includes aluminum containers used for soda, beer or other beverages.
CLEAN MIXED PAPER
Includes the white and/or off-white stationery, photocopy and computer paper, magazines, periodicals, soft cover books and paperbacks, used envelopes, junk mail and chipboard (cereal boxes).
[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
Includes cardboard of the type used to make cardboard boxes, cartons, pasteboard and similar corrugated and draft paper material.
DEMOLITION MATERIAL /BULKY RECYCLABLES
Includes all asphalt, concrete, tree stumps, brush, land clearing debris, pallets, waste lumber and other materials generated from construction and demolition projects, scrap metal, metal appliances or other bulk material, items larger than one cubic foot and/or five pounds.
[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
GLASS
Includes all products made from silica or sand, soda ash and limestone, the product being transparent or translucent and being used for packaging or bottling of various matters, excluding, however, blue or flat glass commonly known as "window glass."
NEWSPAPER
Includes paper of the type commonly referred to as "newsprint" and inserts that come with the paper.
[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
PLASTIC CONTAINER (Nos. 1 and 2)
Containers made of Class 1 or 2 polyethylene teraphthalate and bearing the symbol for PET Class 1 or 2 plastics.
[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
SOLID WASTE
Includes all garbage and rubbish normally produced by the occupants of commercial, industrial and residential property and disposed of by private or public pickup.
TIN AND BIMETAL CANS
Includes all disposable items made of tin, steel, or a combination of metals, including containers commonly used for the storage of food products.
WHITE GOODS
Includes refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioning units, humidifiers, and other appliances containing CFCs or HCFCs, ranges, stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, hot-water heaters, and similar large household appliances.

§ 253-3 Municipal Recycling Coordinator.

[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
A. 
The position of Municipal Recycling Coordinator is hereby created and established within the Township of Freehold.
B. 
The Municipal Recycling Coordinator shall be appointed by the Township Administrator pursuant to the Civil Service Laws of New Jersey and in accordance with the Monmouth County Solid Waste Management Plan.

§ 253-4 Rules and regulations.

[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
The Township Committee, or the Municipal Recycling Coordinator subject to the approval of the Township Committee, shall establish and promulgate reasonable rules and regulations as to the manner, days and times for collection, sorting, transportation, sale and/or marketing of said recyclable material in order to encourage the preservation of material resources while minimizing the cost of the recycling program to the Township of Freehold. The rules and regulations provided for hereunder shall be adopted by resolution of the Township Committee. Copies shall be maintained in the office of the Township Clerk and be available for inspection and/or purchase. No later than November 30 of each year, the Municipal Recycling Coordinator shall submit a certified copy of the current rules and regulations as well as a certified copy of this chapter to the Monmouth County Recycling Coordinator for review and comment by county planning and enforcement staff.

§ 253-5 Collection by authorized persons.

A. 
The Township Committee may use municipal personnel to collect residential recyclable material set forth herein at curbside and/or from a dropoff center and shall sell said recyclable material if a market exists therefor pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.
B. 
The Township Committee may elect to enter into agreements with any person, partnership, corporation, or municipality authorizing him or it to collect said recyclable material at curbside or from a dropoff center and to sell said recyclable material.

§ 253-6 Ownership of recyclable material; collection by unauthorized persons.

A. 
Recyclable material as defined herein shall be the property of the Township of Freehold once placed on the curbside or brought to a dropoff center.
B. 
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person unauthorized by the Township of Freehold to pick up or cause to be picked up said recyclable material as defined herein. Each such collection in violation hereof shall constitute a separate distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.

§ 253-7 Direct disposal.

[Amended 12-27-2005 by Ord. No. O-05-48; 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, any person, partnership or corporation who or which is the owner, lessee or occupant of a residential or nonresidential property may donate or sell said recyclable material as defined herein to any person, partnership or corporation whether or not operating for profit. Said person, partnership or corporation, however, shall not pick up said recyclable materials at curbside or at a municipal dropoff center. Any person or entity using a direct disposal method, and any person, partnership or corporation engaging in the business of direct disposal, shall, on a quarterly basis, report the weight of each recyclable material disposed of or collected to the Municipal Recycling Coordinator so that accurate reports can be filed by the Township with the County of Monmouth and State of New Jersey.

§ 253-8 Enforcement.

[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. O-11-2]
A summons alleging a violation of this chapter may be issued by the Municipal Recycling Coordinator, the Monmouth County Health Department and any other official or employee of the Township of Freehold by any law enforcement officer or by any civilian, provided that the summons is issued pursuant to the rules of court.

§ 253-9 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto shall be punishable, upon conviction thereof, as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.