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Borough of Somerdale, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and the Council of the Borough of Somerdale 7-10-1985 by Ord. No. 85:09. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 147.
Junkyards — See Ch. 159.
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09; 6-12-1991 by Ord. No. 91:09]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GLASS
All products made from silica or sand, soda ash and limestone, the product being transparent or translucent and being used for packaging or bottling of various matter, and all other material commonly known as "glass"; excluding, however, blue and flat glass commonly known as "window glass."
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Includes glass, used newspapers, cardboard, aluminum, bimetal and tin-plated steel cans and containers, light scrap metals, motor vehicle batteries, leaves, white goods and used oil.
RECYCLING BUCKETS
Those containers supplied by the Borough of Somerdale to the residents to be used for recycling purposes only.
USED NEWSPAPER
Includes paper of the type commonly referred to as "newsprint" and distributed at stated intervals, usually daily or weekly, having printed thereon news and opinions and containing advertisements and other matters of public interest.
USED OIL
A petroleum-based or synthetic oil which is used in an internal-combustion engine as an engine lubricant or as a product used for lubricating transmissions, gears or axles, which, through use, storage or handling, has become unsuitable for its original purpose due to the presence of chemical or physical impurities or loss of original properties.
WHITE GOODS
Any large household appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, hot water heaters, etc.
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09]
There is hereby established a program for the mandatory separation of recyclable materials within the Borough of Somerdale.
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09; 6-12-1991 by Ord. No. 91:09]
The following regulations shall apply to the recycling of all recyclable materials within the Borough of Somerdale.
A. 
Residential dwellings.
(1) 
All owners and occupants of residential dwellings within the Borough of Somerdale shall separate out of the regular garbage or trash flow the following recyclable materials: glass, aluminum, bimetal and tin-plated steel cans and containers, used newspapers, cardboard, light scrap metals, motor vehicle batteries, white goods, leaves and used oil.
(2) 
All glass, aluminum, bimetal and tin-plated steel cans and containers shall be contained collectively in reusable metal or plastic containers or recycling buckets, as supplied by the Borough of Somerdale or as supplied by such owner or occupant, and placed at the curb for curbside pickup.
(3) 
Leaves from residential dwellers shall be separately gathered next to the curb in a fashion to facilitate curbside pickup.
(4) 
Used newspapers shall be either securely tied in bundles not to exceed 40 pounds in weight or placed in regular supermarket grocery bags and placed at the curb for curbside pickup.
(5) 
Cardboard cartons, etc., shall be broken and flattened into bundles not to exceed 50 pounds in weight before being placed at the curb for curbside pickup.
(6) 
Light scrap metals, white goods and motor vehicle batteries shall be placed at the curb for curbside pickup. For safety reasons, all doors shall be removed from their hinges for white goods, especially refrigerators. Used oil shall be placed in one-gallon closed containers before being placed at curb for curbside pickup.
B. 
Bars, taverns, restaurants and institutional establishments. All owners and occupants of bars, taverns, restaurants and institutional establishments within the Borough of Somerdale shall separate out of the regular garbage or trash flow the following recyclable materials: glass, aluminum and bimetal and tin-plated steel cans and containers and shall properly recycle or cause to be recycled said recyclable materials.
C. 
Commercial and institutional establishments. All commercial and institutional establishments, in addition to any preceding requirements that may be applicable, shall separate out of the regular garbage or trash flow the following recyclable materials: high-grade office paper, including but not limited to computer paper, copy paper and letterhead, and shall properly recycle or cause to be recycled said recyclable materials.
D. 
Commercial, retail, wholesale and institutional establishments. All commercial, retail, wholesale and institutional establishments, in addition to any preceding requirements that may be applicable, shall separate out of the regular garbage or trash flow the following recyclable materials; corrugated cardboard, and shall properly recycle or cause to be recycled said recyclable materials.
From the time of placement at the curb by anyone of the categories described herein for collection by the Borough of Somerdale in accordance with the terms hereof, items shall be and become the property of the Borough of Somerdale or its authorized agent. It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person unauthorized by the Borough of Somerdale to collect or pickup or cause to be collected or picked up any such items, including recycling buckets. Any and each such collection in violation hereof from one or more residences shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.
[Added 5-8-1991 by Ord. No. 91:06[1]]
If any occupant or owner of any building within the Borough of Somerdale disposes of recyclable materials other than through the Borough collection program, then such occupant or owner shall report the breakdown/category and weight or tonnage of all such recyclable materials disposed, removed or collected by any other source. Nothing contained within this section is intended to impute responsibility onto the Borough to dispose, remove or collect recyclable materials if not otherwise so required. The reports on recyclable materials mandated by this section shall be made quarterly on forms provided by the Borough and shall be submitted to the Borough Clerk no later than the 15th day after the end of each quarter (by April 15, July 15, October 15 and January 15 of each year for the preceding quarter).
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former § 201-5, Violations and penalties, as § 201-6.
A. 
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to any combination of the following:
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09]
(1) 
A fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.
(2) 
A term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days.
(3) 
A period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
B. 
In addition to the penalties stated above, the enforcement provisions of N.J.S.A. 13:1 E-9 et seq. are hereby incorporated by reference as if set forth at length and are hereby authorized to be utilized to enforce the requirements of this chapter.
[Added 6-12-1991 by Ord. No. 91:09]