[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Livingston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Recycling — See Ch. 232.
[Adopted 11-5-1979 as §§ 14-1 and 14-9 to 14-17 of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SOLID WASTE
- Garbage, refuse and other discarded materials resulting from industrial, commercial and agricultural operations and from domestic and community activities and shall include all other waste materials including liquids disposed of incident thereto, except it shall not include solid animal and vegetable wastes collected by swine producers licensed by the State Department of Agriculture to collect, prepare and feed such wastes to swine on their own farms.
- SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
- The activity related to pickup and transportation of solid waste from its source or location to a disposal site.
- SOLID WASTE COLLECTOR or COLLECTOR
- Any person engaged in the activity of solid waste collection.
Every solid waste collector shall provide satisfactory evidence of an approved place for the disposal of solid wastes outside the territorial limits of the Township.
The collector shall collect and transport all solid wastes received by him in tightly covered motor-driven trucks equipped with metal bodies to prevent any such matter from spilling therefrom.
The collector shall have and make available a sufficient number of trucks or vehicles of ample power and capacity properly and adequately to carry on his business and shall at all times have available for use at least one spare vehicle in the case of a breakdown.
All vehicles used by the collector shall at all times be subject to inspection and approval by the Health Officer or Sanitarian, and shall be kept and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and in good working order.
All solid wastes collected or received by a collector which shall spill or fall while being carried or conveyed to a truck or other collection vehicle or container, or while being loaded in, or transported by, any such truck, vehicle or other container, shall be immediately removed and broom-cleaned so as to leave the premises or street in a clean condition.
No collector shall commence collection of solid wastes before 6:00 a.m. nor after 6:00 p.m.
All solid wastes shall be collected promptly and shall be forthwith transported by the collector outside the territorial limits of the Township in the same trucks or vehicles in which the same was collected.
It shall be unlawful to transfer the contents, or any part thereof, of any such truck or vehicle to any other truck or vehicle within the territorial limits of the Township.
Every collector hired to furnish solid waste collection service shall make at least two collections in each week.
All collections shall be made at ground level from the rear of the building and, if more than one building, from the rear of the main building on the premises from proper and suitable receptacles or containers provided by the occupants of the premises or building, as required by other ordinances of the Township.
All materials so collected shall be carried from the premises and deposited directly into a truck or vehicle which will be made available to receive the same. No collector, or employee of a collector, shall place, or cause or permit to be placed, any receptacle containing solid wastes along a curb or within the roadway of any street pending the arrival of a truck or vehicle to carry the same away nor after such receptacle shall have been emptied.
No solid waste material shall be placed or caused or permitted to be placed for collection along the curb or within the roadway of any street earlier than 12:00 noon on the day immediately before the scheduled pickup or collection. This time restriction shall not apply to the periodic spring cleanup conducted in the Township.
Every collector shall maintain an office with a telephone connection, and shall keep such office open daily, except Sundays and holidays, from 8:30 am. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, with a competent person in charge thereof to receive complaints and notices or directions from officials of the Township.
All such complaints shall be immediately investigated and corrected and all notices and directions from proper officials of the Township shall be immediately complied with.
Every collector shall deliver to all persons to whom he shall furnish collection service a printed card or other notice setting forth his name, address, telephone number, and the days on which collections will be made, the rules and regulations governing such collections and the rates to be charged therefor.
A collector who shall neglect or refuse to make a collection on any day when required to do so shall be guilty of a violation of this article.
A collector shall be entitled to charge, receive and collect from a person to whom he shall furnish collection service such rates as shall from time to time be approved by the Council by resolution.
All collectors shall comply with state laws, state regulations, ordinances of the Township and the rules, regulations and orders of the Division of Health.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided herein, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.