Township of Clark, NJ
Union County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 90-29 (Sec. 22-2 of the 2002 Revised General Ordinances)]
[Amended by Ord. No. 93-27]
There is hereby established a program for the mandatory separation of the following recyclable materials from residential solid waste by the occupants of the premises within the Township and the separate disposal of same:
A. 
Uncontaminated newspapers, which is defined as newspapers from which supplements and magazines have been removed and which have been securely bundled and tied without the use of paper or plastic bags.
B. 
Uncontaminated, clean aluminum, bimetal, metal and glass food containers and plastic beverage, soap and detergent containers which have been rinsed to remove residual food and other contents and which have had caps and rings removed and are commingled and containerized.
C. 
Mixed paper comprised of weekly or monthly consumer magazines and glossy newspaper inserts which have been bundled and tied securely without the use of plastic or paper bags; office paper, including fax paper, photocopy paper, white ledger, color ledger, NCR paper, envelopes and computer paper; junk mail, including catalogs, coupons, sweepstakes entries and envelopes; school paper, including notebook, construction paper and soft-covered workbooks; real estate books; and white page telephone books.
D. 
Uncontaminated, clean corrugated paper products, which is defined as corrugated paper which is free of all noncorrugated paper contents and which has been bundled and securely tied.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Sec. 22-2.1e, pertaining to the recycling of household batteries, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 1-17-2012 by Ord. No. 12-01.
There is hereby established a program for the mandatory separation of the following recyclable materials from nonresidential solid waste by the occupants of nonresidential premises, including but not limited to offices, commercial businesses, industries or institutions, within the Township and the separate disposal of same:
A. 
Uncontaminated, clean corrugated paper products.
B. 
Uncontaminated office paper, including but not limited to computer printout and white ledger.
C. 
Glass containers and aluminum cans (in food service establishments, including but not limited to restaurants and taverns).
There is hereby established a program for the separate collection and disposition of the above-designated recyclable materials from the residences of the Township. Such collections shall be made under the supervision of the Recycling Coordinator of the Township.
It shall be the legal responsibility of the occupant of nonresidential premises to arrange for the recycling of the above-designated recyclables or to deliver same to a collection location as may be established by the Township.
Any occupant of residential or nonresidential premises in the Township may donate or sell the above-described recyclables to any person, partnership or corporation, whether operating for profit or not for profit. The person, partnership or corporation may not, however, under any circumstances, collect any of the above materials at curbside from residences in the Township unless duly authorized by the Township.
From the time of placement at the curb of any collection location established by the Township, the above-named materials shall become and be the property of the Township or its duly authorized agent. Each such collection in violation hereof from a residential premises or municipal collection location shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
Any occupant of nonresidential premises or provider of collection services, including but not limited to solid waste haulers licensed by the State of New Jersey and not-for-profit organizations, shall provide the Township with quarterly reports as to the amount of the above materials collected and disposition of same.
The Recycling Coordinator of the Township is hereby authorized and directed to establish and promulgate regulations as to the manner, days, and time of collection of the above-named materials and the bundling, handling, location and time of placement of all materials for collection.
A. 
The Recycling Coordinator, Code Enforcement Officer and Health Officer of the Township are authorized to enforce this article and amendments thereto.
B. 
The Recycling Coordinator is hereby authorized to develop and implement a program whereby all nonresidential premises are visited and inspected for compliance with this article on a yearly or more frequent basis.
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation who provides solid waste collection services in the Township is prohibited from collecting solid waste containing recyclable materials.
B. 
Any person, firm or corporation who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this article or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Article III, except that the maximum fine for failure to comply with § 302-9 hereof shall not exceed $50.