[Adopted 10-27-1993 by Ord. No. 93-30 as Ch. 117, Art. I, of the 1993 Code]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ENFORCING OFFICER
- The Health Officer or Code Enforcement Officer.
- REFUSE, GARBAGE, RUBBISH and COMBUSTIBLE AND NONCOMBUSTIBLE WASTE
- The following terms of material in solid or semisolid form:
- A. Rubbish, trash, rags, furniture, bedding, rubber, fabrics, excelsior, paper, cartons and bags.
- B. Household waste, garbage, swill, slops, sweepings, bones, grease, offal and manure.
- C. Scrap building materials, rocks, concrete, plaster, asbestos, brick, lumber, sand, gravel, tiling and shingles.
- D. Ashes, cinders, soot, debris, rubble, glass and unclean or contaminated soil or earth.
- E. Junk, scrap metal, cans, plumbing fixtures and machinery parts.
- F. Barrels, boxes, crates and containers.
- G. Branches, leaves, brush, woods, clippings, cuttings, stumps and tree trunks.
The person occupying any premises whereon a business or industry is conducted shall arrange for the removal of refuse on such premises each day unless sufficient facilities are provided and used for the storage of such refuse within a roofed enclosure on such premises until the refuse is removed.
The owner or his agent, lessee, tenant or occupant of every dwelling, house or other premises where waste accumulations occur shall provide and keep on such premises sufficient and suitable receptacles with tight-fitting covers for receiving and holding the waste. For the purpose of this subsection, "sufficient" shall mean at least one receptacle for each family, unit or other occupant of the premises and at least two receptacles or one of ample capacity and design acceptable to the Board of Health for each commercial or business establishment where refuse shall accumulate, but each occupant or residential or commercial premises shall provide sufficient receptacles to store all waste which may be accumulated between the times when such refuse is disposed of as herein provided. Further, for the purpose of this subsection, "suitable" shall mean tight, nonporous metal or plastic receptacle with a tight-fitting cover so constructed as to prevent leakage of its contents. Each receptacle for use at a single residence shall have a capacity of not more than 50 gallons and be equipped with a pull handle or handles. Each receptacle shall be verminproof.
[Amended 10-13-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-18]
Receptacles for waste from multidwelling units or industrial premises may have a greater capacity than that prescribed in Subsection A, provided that they meet the qualifications of a suitable receptacle and are equipped for handling by motorized equipment, cleaned and sanitized as needed after emptying and replaced by the same type of receptacle if removed for emptying.
Garbage in receptacles that are badly broken or otherwise fail to meet the requirements of this subsection need not be collected, provided that written notice has been given to the owner and the Health Officer.
Receptacles shall be conveniently located on premises for the storage of refuse and maintained in such a manner with the cover in place as to prevent creation of a nuisance or menace to public health.
Garbage shall be drained of all liquids, wrapped in paper or placed in paper bags and placed in a receptacle as described in § 198-3.
Papers not placed in receptacles shall be secured and properly tied into bundles or other packages in a manner to prevent scattering while waiting or during collection. The bundles or packages shall be of a size and weight to permit ease of handling by one man.
Combustible or noncombustible waste of such a nature that it cannot be deposited in a receptacle shall be securely and properly tied into bundles or packages of a size and weight to permit ease of handling by one man and shall be packaged or otherwise assembled in quantities weighing not more than 50 pounds.
Rocks, concrete, junk, scrap, metal, plumbing fixtures and contaminated earth and machinery parts shall be segregated.
All receptacles shall be removed from the site of pickup to the rear or side yard or such other place as the same are customarily maintained by the owner or as agent, lessee, tenant or occupant of each dwelling, house or other premises within 24 hours of the pickup by the scavenger.
Receptacles shall not be placed in the street or gutter and shall not be placed for pickup more than 24 hours prior to the pickup.
The following regulations are hereby established for mechanically unloaded garbage containers in the Township of Manalapan:
Chains. All lessees of mechanically unloaded garbage containers are required to securely chain the containers to a building or substantial post. Chains shall be attached and in place at all times, except during actual unloading operations. It shall be the responsibility of the owner of the container to have chains of a minimum one-inch link/one-fourth-inch material, for chains welded to each top rear corner of the container. Exempt from this requirement are those rectangular containers in excess of four cubic yards and having no legs or wheels attached thereto.
Metal covers. All owners or lessees of mechanically unloaded garbage containers are further required to have a metal covering for same, and the covering shall be in a closed position, except during actual loading and unloading operations.
Screening. All mechanically unloaded garbage containers shall be so situated on the premises or screened so that the containers will not be visible from the street line(s) of the property.
The Code Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to enforce the provisions of this article, each violation of which shall be deemed a separate offense each day the violation continues, with the penalties assessed as provided in the Code.