Borough of Glen Gardner, NJ
Hunterdon County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glen Gardner as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sanitation Utility — See Ch. 40.
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 58.
[Adopted 7-7-1992 by Ord. No. 92-6]
A. 
The rules and regulations of this article are mandatory for all occupants of residential, commercial and institutional establishments located in the Borough of Glen Gardner.
B. 
Any recyclable placed at the curbside for pickup or deposited at a residential complex depot shall be and become the property of the Borough of Glen Gardner or its authorized agent. It shall be a violation of this article for any person or company unauthorized by the Borough of Glen Gardner to collect or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any such recyclable. Each such collection or pickup in violation hereof is an offense subject to a penalty as provided in § 139-6. Multiple collections or pickups are deemed multiple separate and distinct offenses.
[Amended 3-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-4]
C. 
The provisions of this article may be enforced by the Recycling Coordinator and/or the Recycling Enforcement Specialist of Hunterdon County, the Municipal Building Code Official or a designated officer of the Borough of Glen Gardner.
D. 
No recyclable that is being collected as part of the municipal recycling program may be donated or sold to or received by any person, partnership or corporation (whether operating for profit or not for profit) unless said person, partnership or corporation has first received written authorization from the Recycling Coordinator of the Borough of Glen Gardner. Each such sale or receipt in violation hereof is an offense subject to a penalty as provided in § 139-6.
[Amended 3-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-4]
E. 
The Recycling Coordinator of the Borough of Glen Gardner is hereby authorized and directed to establish and promulgate reasonable rules and regulations as to the recycling plan for the Borough of Glen Gardner. The recycling plan shall include Appendices B, C and D of this article.[1] Such rules and regulations shall be effective no earlier than 30 days nor later than 90 days from the date of promulgation and publication of said rules and regulations. The Mayor and Common Council of the Borough of Glen Gardner may, by majority vote, change, modify, repeal or amend any portion of said rules and regulations.
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendices A, B, C and D are on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
F. 
Appendix A creates the position of Recycling Coordinator and contains the Recycling Coordinator's job description.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
G. 
Appendix B establishes a collection schedule and collection requirements for the Borough of Glen Gardner.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Appendix B is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
H. 
Appendix C designates materials that are required to be recycled by the occupants of residential, commercial and institutional premises pursuant to the Hunterdon County Recycling Plan.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Appendix C is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
I. 
Appendix D designates materials that are to be recycled in the Borough of Glen Gardner.[5]
[5]
Editor's Note: Appendix D is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
Because of changing markets for recyclable materials, a long-term discussion on which solid waste materials should be designated as recyclable is not possible. Therefore, please refer to Appendix C and Appendix D of this article for a list of those materials which are designated as recyclable.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendices C and D are on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
A. 
Residences are defined as single dwellings designed for occupancy by from one to four families.
B. 
Each family within a residence is required to recycle all materials designated by Appendix C and Appendix D as "residential recyclables."[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendices C and D are on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
C. 
Each category of recyclable materials must be prepared for collection as specified in Appendix B.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Appendix B is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
D. 
Any resident of a single dwelling who fails to comply with the rules and regulations of this article shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 139-6.
[Amended 6-4-1996 by Ord. No. 96-3; 3-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-4]
A. 
Residential complexes are defined as single or multiple dwellings designed for occupancy by more than four families.
B. 
Each family within a residential complex is required to recycle all materials designated by Appendix C and Appendix D as "residential recyclables."[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendices C and D are on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
C. 
Each category of recyclable material must be prepared for collection specified in Appendix B.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Appendix B is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
D. 
The owner of each residential complex is responsible for providing a recycling depot for the entire complex. The depot shall be equipped with owner- or contractor-supplied receptacles for each category of designated recyclable material. Access to the depot shall be controlled by the owner or his or her agent(s); however, access to the depot for the families of the residential complex must be scheduled at least once a week for at least a two-hour period, and access to the depot must be made available to the recyclables collector between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on collection days.
E. 
Any resident or owner (or his or her agent) of a residential complex who fails to comply with the requirements and regulations of this article shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 139-6.
[Amended 6-4-1996 by Ord. No. 96-3; 3-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-4]
A. 
Commercial, industrial and institutional establishments are defined as all entities which will operate or conduct any business whatsoever which cannot be included within the definitions of a residential premises or complex.
B. 
Each commercial, industrial and institutional establishment is required to recycle all materials designated by Appendix C and Appendix D as "commercial, industrial and institutional recyclables."[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendices C and D are on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
C. 
Commercial, industrial and institutional establishments may be exempted from recycling all materials designated by Appendix C and Appendix D[2] as "commercial, industrial and institutional recyclables," provided that at least one commodity is recycled. This exemption must be applied for and approved by the Recycling Coordinator and must be made in writing. Included with the request must be evidence showing that the applicant will implement an individual establishment's alternate recycling plan identifying the material(s) that will be recycled and represents that an excess of 50% of the solid waste generated by the applicant will be recycled. A temporary one-time three-month exemption may be granted without supporting evidence at the discretion of the Recycling Coordinator; however, at the end of the three-month period the establishment must reapply for exemption with evidence collected during the three-month period. All regular exemptions (nontemporary exemptions) will expire on December 31 of each year. Exemptions must then be reapplied for no later than January 31 of the next year.
[2]
Editor's Note: Appendices C and D are on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
D. 
Designated recyclables as described in Appendix C and Appendix D[3] must be delivered to a state-approved recycling facility at least once a month. Weight slips detailing the date, type of recyclables and the weight (in pounds or tons) must be delivered to the Borough Clerk no later than the 15th of the month for the preceding month.
[3]
Editor's Note: Appendices C and D are on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
E. 
Failure of a commercial or industrial establishment to abide by the rules and regulations of this article may be subject to a penalty as provided in § 139-6.
[Amended 3-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-4]
[Added 3-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-4]
Any violation of the provisions of this article shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days and/or a period of community service not to exceed 90 days. Each day that the violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense.
[Added 11-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6]
Each residence shall be permitted to place an unlimited number of containers; however, each container shall be limited to a thirty-five-gallon can with a weight limit not to exceed 50 pounds gross weight.
[Adopted 5-16-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-5]
Subject to budgetary limitations, the pickup of solid waste, other than recyclables, shall be provided to the residences and commercial businesses in the Borough of Glen Gardner by the Glen Gardner Sanitation Department, subject to the following rules and regulations:
A. 
Pickup schedule. Regular pickup shall be weekly or such other schedule as may be established by the Sanitation Department.
B. 
Permitted and prohibited materials. Solid waste to be picked up by the Department shall be ordinary household garbage, refuse or trash and other municipal solid waste (MSW). Under no circumstances shall the Borough Sanitation Department pick up or dispose of the following described materials, unless otherwise provided for in this article:
(1) 
Construction or demolition materials.
(2) 
Industrial waste.
(3) 
Liquid waste of any type.
(4) 
Hazardous, toxic, flammable or explosive materials.
(5) 
Dirt, sand, rocks, cement, concrete, bituminous concrete, blacktop and similar materials.
(6) 
Lumber over three feet long.
(7) 
Auto frames, bodies or parts; engine parts or heavy metal.
(8) 
Tires.
(9) 
Tree stumps, trunks, leaves, limbs or other vegetation.
(10) 
Cardboard or paper products.
(11) 
Railroad ties.
(12) 
Batteries.
(13) 
Recyclable materials, which shall be disposed of in accordance with the Glen Gardner Recycling Regulations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Art. I, Recycling, of this chapter.
(14) 
Any other materials prohibited by law or by present or future regulation of the Borough of Glen Gardner.
[Amended 10-6-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-07]
All permitted materials shall be placed for collection at curbside no earlier than 24 hours before scheduled pickup. Materials shall be placed in appropriate containers that will prevent spillage, such as standard trash cans or heavy-duty garbage bags. A standard trash can shall be deemed as no greater than 35 gallons in volume. The cleanup of any spillage of solid waste shall be the responsibility of the residents producing the same.
[Amended 10-6-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-07]
Each residence shall be permitted to place up to two thirty-five-gallon cans with a weight limit not exceeding 50 pounds' gross weight per container, or four heavy-duty plastic trash bags not to exceed 30 pounds per plastic bag, of municipal solid waste at curbside for collection. Additional cans or bags may be placed at curbside with the use of stickers purchased from the Borough Clerk.
A. 
Stickers are required and shall be available from the Sanitation Clerk's office for disposal of the following large items, at a price to be set by the Sanitation Commissioner with the approval of the Borough Council: mattresses, rugs, appliances, furniture, furnishings and similar bulky household items. Tires may also be picked up in limited quantities in the discretion of the Sanitation Department, at a fee to be set as provided above.
B. 
All appliances containing freon must have a certification that the freon has been properly removed before it will be picked up by the Sanitation Department. In the absence of such certification, a fee in the amount of $25 shall be paid to the Borough Sanitation Department to defray the cost of proper freon removal prior to placement of said appliance for collection at curbside. A special sticker indicating payment of the freon removal fee shall be affixed to the appliance and proper removal of the freon shall then be the responsibility of the Borough Sanitation Department. The Sanitation Department may reserve the right to refuse pickup or freon removal of appliances from commercial establishments, from nonresidents of the Borough, or to limit quantities of appliances requiring freon removal.
[Amended 8-17-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-9]
[Amended 11-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-6; 9-15-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-11]
Dumpsters may be made available to residents by prior arrangements with the Sanitation Clerk for a rental fee of $125 per load for a three-cubic yard dumpster, payable in advance, for disposal of up to three cubic yards of construction or demolition materials from home renovations or for bulky household items. Recyclable materials, including cardboard, may not be placed in dumpster. Sanitation Department can refuse to pick up dumpster until recyclable materials are removed, which may incur additional rental time and rental fees. Dumpsters will be rented out for a two-week time period, at the end of which the Sanitation Department will pick the dumpster up from the property. Residents may request additional time for a fee of $75 for each additional seven-day period. Such dumpsters shall not be available for use by commercial contractors or builders. Under no circumstances shall such material be placed for pickup by the Borough Sanitation Department in other than a Borough dumpster paid for in advance to the Sanitation Clerk.
A. 
The placing for collection, pickup or disposal of any trash, solid waste or other material through or by the Glen Gardner Sanitation Department other than as provided in this section is prohibited. All ordinary household waste, trash and other municipal solid waste (MSW) shall be placed at curbside in approved containers. No prohibited material shall be placed for collection by the Borough Sanitation Department, except designated materials placed in a borough dumpster by prior arrangement.
B. 
Nonresident waste prohibited. No person shall place trash, solid waste or any other material described herein from outside of the Borough of Glen Gardner for collection, pickup or disposal by the Glen Gardner Sanitation Department, and no resident shall permit or allow any person to place any such items from outside of the Borough of Glen Gardner on, adjacent to or in front of the resident's premises for pickup, collection or disposal by the Glen Gardner Sanitation Department.
C. 
Tampering or unauthorized removal prohibited. No scavenger or other unauthorized person shall break into, untie, unbundle, open, disturb, remove or scatter any waste, refuse or material where such material has been placed for pickup, collection or disposal by the Glen Gardner Sanitation Department.
Subject to budgetary limits, the Sanitation Department shall collect garbage, trash and other municipal solid waste (MSW) from commercial establishments, subject to the following regulations:
A. 
No materials as prohibited in this article shall be placed for collection or picked up.
B. 
Dumpsters up to three cubic yards of such materials will be picked up from commercial establishments at no charge.
C. 
Commercial establishments not using a dumpster may put out for collection up to two thirty-five-gallon containers, not exceeding 50 pounds' gross weight per container, or up to four heavy-duty plastic trash bags not to exceed 30 pounds per bag, per collection.
[Amended 10-6-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-07]
D. 
No prohibited materials shall be disposed of by any commercial establishment through the Glen Gardner Sanitation Department.
Any person violating any of the provisions or failing to comply with any of the mandatory requirements of this article shall be subject, upon conviction, to one or more of the following:
A. 
A fine of not more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Judge imposing the same.