Township of Upper Deerfield, NJ
Cumberland County
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A. 
Use of the Township Convenience Center shall be limited to the disposal of household waste by residents of the Township. Agricultural, commercial or industrial solid waste disposal at the Center shall not be permitted. Residents of apartment or condominium complexes shall not be permitted to dispose of solid waste at the Center, since such complexes have their own solid waste disposal and collection facilities on site.
B. 
No person shall dispose of solid waste at the Convenience Center which was generated and/or collected from other than a residential dwelling unit located in Upper Deerfield Township or which is other than household solid waste. For purposes of this section, "household solid waste" shall mean that waste generated within a residential dwelling unit and incidental to or resulting from such residential use of the property as set forth in § 341-18. The Township reserves the right to refuse to accept waste material considered other than household solid waste, including waste generated as a result of agricultural, commercial or industrial use or activity carried out in conjunction with the residential use of a structure or property.
A. 
Any vehicle used to transport or carry solid waste to the Convenience Center shall display a current Township-issued identification sticker. Said sticker shall be available to all residents of the Township not residing in an apartment or condominium complex. Issuance of use stickers shall be in accordance with rules and regulations as prescribed by resolution of the Township Committee.
B. 
Each residence or household shall, upon application and verification of residency in the Township, be entitled to one use sticker every two years at no charge. One additional sticker shall be available to each household upon application and payment of a fee of $10. Replacement stickers will be available upon application and payment of a fee of $10.
[Amended 6-15-1995 by Ord. No. 437; 5-5-2011 by Ord. No. 669]
C. 
No vehicle will be permitted to dispose of waste at the Convenience Center which does not display a valid use sticker affixed to the vehicle. Stickers shall be affixed to the vehicle and clearly visible to the Convenience Center attendant.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsections D, limiting disposal of trash to two trips per week, and E, regulating the amount of trash per trip, both added 6-15-1995 by Ord. No. 437, and which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 9-7-1995 by Ord. No. 442.
D. 
Except as otherwise stated herein, no identification sticker shall be issued to any person or household unless the identification sticker is affixed to a vehicle which is registered under the laws of the State of New Jersey to an address within the Township of Upper Deerfield, not including an apartment or condominium complex. All persons applying for a Convenience Center identification sticker shall present evidence to the Township that any vehicle to which the identification sticker is to be affixed is validly registered to an address within the Township of Upper Deerfield sufficient to transport residential waste to the Convenience Center or owned by a resident with proof of residence at an address within the Township of Upper Deerfield. In the event that any bona fide resident of Upper Deerfield Township does not own a vehicle or who does not have available for his or her use a vehicle registered to an address in the Township of Upper Deerfield, such resident may make an application to the Upper Deerfield Township Committee for the issuance of a "hardship insignia" to be used on a vehicle registered to an address outside of the Township of Upper Deerfield for the sole purpose of transporting to and disposing at the Convenience Center, the residential waste from the residence in which the bona fide resident resides. The application for hardship insignia shall include:
[Added 3-6-2008 by Ord. No. 607; amended 8-7-2014 by Ord. No. 716]
(1) 
Proof that applicant is a bona fide resident of Upper Deerfield Township.
(2) 
A copy of the vehicle registration for the vehicle for which the insignia is applied.
(3) 
The certification of the bona fide resident and the owner of the vehicle that the insignia will be utilized solely for the purpose of transporting and disposing of the residential waste from the residence of the bona fide resident at the Convenience Center and from no other source. In the event that Township Committee is satisfied in its sole discretion that 1) the applicant is a bona fide resident of Upper Deerfield Township; 2) that the applicant does not own a vehicle or does not have available for use a vehicle registered to an address in the Township of Upper Deerfield sufficient to transport residential waste to the Convenience Center; 3) that resident and owner of the vehicle will limit the use of the insignia to the disposal of waste from the bona fide resident's address; and 4) that a hardship to the bona fide resident will result in the absence of the issuance of an insignia, the Township Committee may in its discretion issue the hardship insignia. The Township Committee may revoke any insignia if it finds that the insignia has been used for the transportation and disposal at the Convenience Center of waste generated at a location other than that for which the insignia has been issued.
E. 
Temporary permission to use the Township Convenience Center on behalf of Township residents by persons acting through a power of attorney or on behalf of an estate of a Township resident shall be permitted, by application to the Township Administrator, for a period not to exceed six months, which period may be renewed by the Township Administrator for additional six-month extensions as the Township Administrator may deem appropriate.
[Added 6-5-2008 by Ord. No. 610]
The Township Committee shall by resolution set the hours of operation for the Convenience Center, and said hours shall be posted prominently at the Center.
A. 
All waste brought to the Convenience Center shall be separated according to the categories of waste accepted at the Center as set forth in § 341-18. All recyclable materials shall be separated from the waste and deposited appropriately as set forth in Article I of this chapter.
B. 
Separated waste according to category shall be suitably bagged, bound or otherwise contained for disposal at the Convenience Center as directed by Center attendants. All waste shall be deposited at the appropriate location or in the proper facility or container to receive said waste, as posted or as otherwise directed by the Center's attendants.
Only the following types of waste shall be accepted at the Township Convenience Center:
A. 
General household waste, including paper, metal, glass, plastic, wood or other materials normally generated in and incidental to a residence.
B. 
All recyclable materials as specified in § 341-7 of this chapter.
C. 
Tree limbs not to exceed six inches in diameter.
D. 
Brush.
E. 
Appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves or similar metal equipment.
F. 
Furniture.
G. 
Tires from domestic vehicles, limited to four tires per calendar year.
H. 
Scrap metal.
The following waste materials shall not be disposed of at the Township Convenience Center:
A. 
Any waste generated in connection with a commercial or industrial use or activity.
B. 
Leaves.
C. 
Demolition debris, including plastic, plasterboard or debris, shingles, concrete, pallets, general lumber waste or other separate or co-mingled waste resulting from the demolition of a structure or part thereof.
D. 
Chemicals, solvents, oils, petroleum products, paints, pesticides, dyes or any hazardous material, as classified by any federal, state or county agencies, or their containers.
E. 
Waste generated as a result of an agricultural use or activity.
F. 
Dead animals.
G. 
Liquid waste.
H. 
Any material or waste not included in § 341-18 of this chapter.
A. 
The custodian of the Convenience Center or other duly authorized personnel of the Township shall have the right to inspect any waste to be disposed of at the Convenience Center, including bagged or containerized waste.
B. 
Any waste not permitted for acceptance as set forth in §§ 341-18 and 341-19 or which, in the considered opinion of the Township employee, is deemed hazardous or a threat to the safety of life or property shall be prohibited from disposal.
No person shall be permitted to scavenge, sort, rummage, remove or take any waste deposited at the Convenience Center. This section shall not apply to any mulch, chipped wood or compost material prepared at the Convenience Center from waste material and offered to the public by the Township.
The following activities or behavior are prohibited at the Convenience Center:
A. 
Horseplay or playing, climbing, entering or otherwise tampering with containers, debris or waste material or equipment.
B. 
Using or being under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.
C. 
The use of foul or abusive language.
D. 
Driving or operating a motor vehicle in an unsafe or hazardous manner.
E. 
The parking or standing of a vehicle so as to block driveways or accessways to designated dropoff or disposal areas or facilities.
F. 
Disposal of waste except as directed by Township employees at the Convenience Center.
G. 
Any activity or behavior which threatens the safety or well-being of a person.
The Township Committee or its duly authorized officers shall appoint or assign Township employees to oversee, monitor, direct and maintain the Township Convenience Center. Said employees are hereby authorized to:
A. 
Maintain order and oversee the operation of the Convenience Center.
B. 
Restrict the use of the Convenience Center to Township residents whose vehicles bear a current use sticker as set forth in § 341-15.
C. 
Oversee, monitor and inspect waste to be disposed of at the Convenience Center to assure compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
D. 
Prohibit the disposal of waste not permitted in this chapter.
E. 
Supervise the method of disposal as required by this chapter, the location of facilities for disposal, the direction of traffic within the Center's confines and the activity of persons using the Center or its facilities.
F. 
Prohibit the disposal of waste generated outside the Township of Upper Deerfield or as a result of agricultural, commercial or industrial uses, regardless of the location of such waste's generation.
G. 
Issue warnings and summonses to any person violating the provisions of this chapter.
H. 
Do such other activities or actions necessary and reasonable to implement the provisions of this chapter, including the ordering to leave the Center's premises of any person found violating the provisions of this chapter.