Borough of Lindenwold, NJ
Camden County
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The purpose of this section is to regulate, control, dispose of, manage and collect solid waste and appropriate recycling materials within the Borough of Lindenwold.
It shall be the responsibility of the Mayor and Council or his/her designee to collect and dispose of all appropriate solid waste materials and recyclables, as defined within, with the exception of demolition, excavation, business, commercial, industrial, medical, hazardous, building/remodeling waste, lawn service, landscaper and tree removal, contractor's waste or refuse.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALUMINUM CANS
All disposable containers fabricated primarily of aluminum and commonly used for soda, beer, or other beverages.
ANTIFREEZE
An automotive engine coolant consisting of a mixture of ethylene glycol and water or propylene glycol and water.
APPLIANCES/SCRAP IRON (WHITE GOODS)
Washers, dryers, hot water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, compactors, dishwashers, stoves, and air conditioners.
ASBESTOS
The asbestiform varieties of serpentinite (chrysotile), riebecktie (crocidolite), cummingtonite-grunerite, anthophyllite, and actinolite-tremolite.
ASBESTOS-CONTAINING WASTE MATERIALS (ACWM)
Mill tailings or any waste that contains commercial asbestos and is generated by a source subject to the provisions of 40 CFR 61.140. This term includes filters from control devices, friable asbestos waste material, and bags or other similar packaging contaminated with commercial asbestos. As applied to demolition and renovation operations. This term also includes regulated asbestos-containing material waste and materials contaminated with asbestos including disposable equipment and clothing.
AUTOMATED SOLID WASTE/RECYCLE COLLECTION
The method of collecting solid waste and recycling through the use of mechanical collection equipment and special containers to accommodate the collection.
BATTERIES
Batteries from automobiles, trucks, other vehicles, machinery and equipment, which shall be stored in a manner that protects them from the elements to avoid corrosion and leakage.
BIODEGRADABLE BAGS
A paper bag which is designed and manufactured to decompose by a natural biological process.
BOROUGH
The Borough of Lindenwold.
BUSINESS WASTE
Any solid waste or recycling materials that are generated as a result of operating, conducting or performing a business or service. (See also "commercial waste").
CARDBOARD
Corrugated cardboard, paperboard boxes (cereal, pasta, and tissue), paper towel rolls, and cardboard beverage carriers.
COLLECTION DAY
Shall start no earlier than 6:30 a.m. and end no later than 6:00 p.m. or as designated by any contract.
COLLECTION or COLLECTING
The act of picking up solid waste and/or recycling at its point of generation.
COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPER
Any business, trade or industry providing the service of grass cutting, tree and brush removal, trimming, stump removal, mulching or any other yard maintenance or improvement. Commercial landscaper shall include tree surgeon, arborist, gardener or horticulturist.
COMMERCIAL SOLID WASTE
Solid waste generated by wholesale, retail, service businesses or waste generated by maintenance departments of multi-unit residential dwellings. (See also "business waste").
COMMERCIAL USER
Any person utilizing the services of a business, trade, industry or other nonresidential activity for the purpose of landscaping.
CONCRETE AND ASPHALT RECYCLING
The weekly collection that is neatly stacked or in containers of no more than 50 pounds per container (100 pounds max).
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE
Waste building material and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition operations on houses, commercial buildings, pavements and other structures. The following materials may be found in construction and demolition waste: treated and untreated wood scrap; tree parts, tree stumps and brush; concrete, asphalt, bricks, blocks and other masonry; plaster and wallboard; roofing materials; corrugated cardboard and miscellaneous paper; ferrous and nonferrous metal; nonasbestos building insulation; plastic scrap; dirt; contractors carpets and padding; glass (window and door); and other miscellaneous materials; but shall not include other solid waste types.
CONTRACT(S)
Shall be between the Borough and an independent contractor(s) for the collection and disposal of solid waste and/or recyclable material.
CONTRACTOR
A person or firm engaged in a business of service, construction, repairing, refurbishing, remodeling or demolition of buildings or grounds within the Borough.
CONTRACTOR
Any individual or firm engaged in providing a service of repairing, constructing, refurbishing, remodeling, or demolishing buildings or grounds within the Borough.
CONTRACTOR'S WASTE
See "construction and demolition waste".
DESIGNATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Those materials designated within the Camden County District Solid Waste Management Plan to be source-separated for the purpose of recycling.
DUMPSTER CONTAINER
Either black eight-yard solid waste metal container or green/blue four-yard recycling container issued by the Borough for the purpose of disposing of solid waste/recyclable material intended to be mechanically collected and dumped into a solid waste/recyclable truck. These dumpster containers are the property of the Borough.
ELECTRONICS/E-WASTE
Items with electronic components and circuit boards, including but not limited to computers, monitors, printers, computer peripherals, cameras, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, cell phones, telephones etc.
GARBAGE/FOOD WASTE
Any animal or vegetable waste solids resulting from the preparation, cooking, or consumption of food, but not including human waste.
GENERATION
The act or process of producing solid waste.
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.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
Wastes presenting a clear danger to health and safety by reason of their biological, pathological, explosive, radiological, or toxic characteristics.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Oil based paints, solvents, thinners, pesticides, gasoline, cleaning fluids, etc. that must be recycled.
LANDSCAPER/LAWN SERVICE CONTRACTOR/TREE REMOVAL CONTRACTOR
A person or firm engaging in a commercial enterprise or business which designs, constructs, alters, demolishes, excavates, plants, weeds, fertilizes, mows, elevates, trims, prunes and/or completely removes trees, stump removal and/or grind roots from the premises of another's property and is paid for such endeavors or otherwise alters and/or cares for the outdoor natural premises of a property.
METAL CANS
All disposable containers fabricated primarily of metal and commonly used for soda, beer, or other beverages.
MOTOR OIL
Petroleum base or synthetic oil whose use includes, but is not limited to, lubrication of internal combustion engines.
MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING
Any building or structure or complex of buildings in which three or more dwelling units are owner-occupied or rented or leased, or offered for rental or lease, for residential purposes (see N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.13a), and shall include apartment complexes, condominiums, senior housing.
MUNICIPAL RECYCLING COORDINATOR
The person or persons appointed by the municipal governing body and who shall be authorized to, among other things, enforce the provisions of this article, and any rules and regulations which may be promulgated hereunder.
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW) STREAM
All solid waste generated at residential, commercial and institutional establishments within the boundaries of the Borough of Lindenwold.
NEWSPAPER
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.
PAPER RECYCLABLES
Newspaper, white paper, magazines, junk mail, paper bags, phone books, office paper, and file folders.
PLASTICS
Disposable containers made and fabricated primarily of plastic, and having imprinted on them a recycling code of No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 7 only.
RECYCLABLE WASTE
Any material that can be separated at the source of generation, which can be reused in manufacture of new products or goods.
RECYCLABLES
That portion of the solid waste generated that can be separated and reused and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
RECYCLE CART CONTAINER
A wheeled black ninety-six-gallon plastic receptacle with blue lid issued by the Borough to its residents for the purpose of disposing of single-stream recyclable material intended to be mechanically collected and dumped into a recycling truck. These containers are the property of the Borough.
RESIDENT
Any person occupying or maintaining a place of residence within the Borough, occupying a single-family house or multi-family dwelling of two units or less.
RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE
Residential user generated solid waste that has resulted from normal household activities and is collected and disposed of at an approved disposal location.
RESIDENTIAL USER
All owners, tenants, occupants or persons in possession of, or exercising control over, a dwelling unit such as a single-family home or a multi-family dwelling of two or less units, and who utilize or purport to utilize the Borough or its authorized agent for the collection of solid waste, rubbish, trash and recyclables.
ROUTE
A specific path of a trash or recycling collection vehicle.
SCAVENGERS
Any unauthorized or unlicensed person, firm or corporations collecting rubbish, trash or recyclable materials placed at the collection point for Borough collection.
SEASONAL LEAF COLLECTION
The special collection of loose leaves raked for curbside collection, completed in scheduled neighborhoods, weekly during the months of November, December and first week of May only.
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING
The method of placing mixed paper, cardboard, glass, tin, aluminum and plastics No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 5, and No. 7 only together in one container for collection. Then collected in one noncompartmentalized vehicle and delivered to the materials recovery facility (MRF). All recyclable materials are collected in one stream.
SOLID WASTE CONTAINER
A specially designed wheeled black ninety-six-gallon container with black lid issued by the Borough to its residents to accommodate the automated collection operation to be used for the deposit, disposal, and collection of solid waste. These containers shall remain the property of the Borough.
SOLID WASTE CONTRACTOR
A person or firm for hire properly licensed by the State Department of Environmental Protection (N.J.A.C. 7:26-3.2 et seq.).
SOLID WASTE/RECYCLING DROP-OFF CENTER
The municipal center located at the Lindenwold Public Works at 861 Gibbsboro Rd. open 8:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
SOURCE SEPARATION
Separating recyclables from solid waste at the point of generation.
SOURCE-SEPARATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Recyclable materials which are separated at the point of generation by the generator thereof from solid waste for the purposes of recycling.
STUMPS AND LOGS
The weekly collection that is neatly stacked of 12 inches in diameter or larger and/or over 50 lbs. per log.
TEXTILES
Items such as clean unsoiled cloth, fabric and etc., including, but not limited to, clothing, drapes, curtains, sheets, towels, belts, shoes, handbags and small stuffed animals.
TIRES
A rubber-based scrap automotive and light truck tire that is not on rims.
VEGETATION/YARD WASTE COLLECTION
The weekly collection of brush, tree parts, grass clippings and garden recyclables. It shall not mean dirt or soil.
WHITE GOODS
See "appliances/scrap iron".
WOOD SCRAP
Unfinished lumber from construction or demolition projects, including pallets. Unfinished shall mean nonchemically treated (not pressure treated, impregnated with preservatives, insecticides, fungicides, creosote or other chemicals, and not painted, resin-coated or otherwise surface treated, and not laminated or bonded, and not similarly altered from its natural condition).
It is the intention of the Borough to provide automated curbside solid waste and automated recycling collection to residential users. Automated curbside collection does not apply to certain multi-family structures that are located in areas that have been deemed unsuitable for the automated curbside collection process.
A. 
Residential curbside solid waste must be properly placed into Borough issued black ninety-six-gallon solid waste cart containers with the wording (trash only) on the black lid, not exceeding the container's three-hundred-thirty-five-pound container rating. Residential recyclables must be properly placed in black ninety-six-gallon cart containers with the wording "recycling only" on the blue lid, not exceeding the container's three-hundred-thirty-five-pound container rating. These containers must be placed in the roadway within three feet from the curb and within the limits of the residence.
B. 
Where the residence lies within an area deemed unsuitable for automated pick-up (multi-family structures), residents shall use approved dumpster containers and follow the same regulations.
(1) 
Each residential user must source separate the recyclable material.
(2) 
Such waste must be generated within the premises collected.
(3) 
Waste must conform to all other requirements specified by the Borough.
The Mayor and Council or designee shall have the authority to establish, alter or amend the schedule for the collection of residential solid waste and recyclables.
A. 
Holidays. There will be no collection on Borough holidays.
B. 
Recyclables. Recyclable material, including yard waste/shall be collected one time per week.
C. 
Solid waste. Solid waste shall be collected at no additional charge one time per week. Additional collections will be provided for a fee, which is outlined in Chapter 150 Fees, including additional solid waste removal.
D. 
Time and placement for collection. Residents shall only use areas suitable for curbside solid waste and recyclable collection, and shall not be permitted to place solid waste and recyclables at the collection point earlier than 4:00 p.m. on the evening before the scheduled collection day for that location. Thereafter, empty containers shall be removed from curb no later 8:00 p.m. after the regular collection day for that location. All solid waste and recyclables must be placed at the collection point prior to 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.
A. 
Within the Borough of Lindenwold, it shall be mandatory for all persons who are owners, tenants or occupants of residential and nonresidential premises, which shall include but not be limited to retail and other commercial locations, as well as government, school and other institutional locations within the Borough of Lindenwold, to separate designated recyclable materials from all solid waste. Designated recycling of paper, cardboard, glass, metal and aluminum cans, plastics, motor oil and yard waste and e-waste recyclables materials shall be deposited separate and apart from other solid waste generated by the owners, tenants or occupants of such premises.
B. 
Exemptions. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 13:1E-99.16d, the governing body of a municipality may exempt persons occupying commercial or institutional premises within its municipal boundaries from the source separation requirements of the ordinance which requiring persons generating municipal solid waste within its municipal boundaries to source separate from the municipal solid waste stream the specified recyclable materials, if those persons have otherwise provided for the recycling of all designated recyclable materials. To be eligible for an exemption pursuant to this section, a commercial or institutional generator of solid waste shall file an application for exemption with the Municipal Recycling Coordinator. The following information is needed: the name of the commercial or institutional entity; the street address location and lot and block designation; the name, official title and phone number of the person making the application on behalf of the commercial or institutional entity; the name, address, official contact person and telephone number of the facility which provides the service of recycling those designated recyclable materials, and a certification that the designated recyclable materials will be recycled and that, at least on an annual basis, said recycling service provider or commercial/institutional generator shall provide written documentation to the Municipal Recycling Coordinator of the total number of tons collected and recycled for each designated material.
C. 
Violations. It is a violation of this section for the resident, occupant or owner to fail to properly separate recyclables and yard waste from solid waste.
D. 
Penalties/remedies. The Borough, at its discretion, may choose to educate, warn, notify or issue a summons for a violation of § 276-8 and/or the Borough may choose not to collect solid waste or recyclables which are not properly separated.
A. 
All Borough issued black ninety-six-gallon solid waste cart containers with the wording "trash only" on the black lid and Borough issued black ninety-six-gallon recycling cart containers with the wording "recycling only" on the blue lid are to be placed in the roadway within the limits of the residence. Cart containers must be placed at least 10 feet from any motor vehicle and no more than three feet in front of the curb or edge of the roadway, and maintaining a minimum of three feet of spacing between containers and any other obstructions which may be present in the roadway. When placed in the roadway, carts should be situated in a manner by which the handles of the carts are facing the front of the residential structure and the arrow on lid facing the roadway.
B. 
A second black ninety-six-gallon solid waste cart container with the wording "trash only" on the black lid and/or a second black ninety-six-gallon solid waste cart container with the wording "recycling only" on the blue lid (maximum of two solid waste/recycling cart containers per residence) may be requested, however, there is a one-time fee associated with this service, which is outlined in Chapter 150, additional solid waste/recycling cart container. The solid waste/recycling cart container will remain property of the Borough, and will be subjected to all of the same rules and regulations of the Borough concerning solid waste/recycling cart containers.
C. 
Only one collection point shall be permitted per residential user. In the case of corner lots, solid waste, recyclables and yard waste shall be placed at the curbside of an improved roadway which is most convenient to the collection vehicle or as directed by the Public Works Superintendent.
D. 
The Public Works Superintendent has the right to designate collection points located on dead-end and one-way streets, which provide the most efficient and safe route to accommodate automated solid waste and recyclables collection.
E. 
No collection of solid waste or recyclables will be provided to dwellings under construction, dwellings being remodeled, vacant or unoccupied dwellings, vacant lots or vacant lands or those properties/residences without a valid certificate of occupancy.
F. 
Dumpster collection of multi-family dwellings will be collected at the designated collection points on the scheduled day(s) set forth by the Public Works Superintendent. Optional additional collections will be provided for a fee, which is outlined in Chapter 150, (additional solid waste removal). Contracts and payments must be made for entire year by January 1 and are nonrefundable.
A. 
Residential solid waste, shall be placed into the Borough issued black ninety-six-gallon solid waste cart containers with the wording (trash only) on the black lid, which are property of the Borough and are the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain in a safe and sanitary manner. When placed curbside, the container lid should be closed shut with nothing protruding from the top opening of the container. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to report any damage to the container which would threaten to hinder its use effectively for the purpose of solid waste collection. In all instances, it is the responsibility of the resident to ensure that all possible precautions are being taken to protect their solid waste containers and any contents from vermin, insect, and other animal intrusions.
B. 
Additionally there shall be a limit of one piece of furniture per weekly solid waste collection.
C. 
Solid waste shall be thoroughly and completely drained of all liquids, wrapped securely and placed in the solid waste cart container.
All residential recyclable material, including yard waste, shall be placed for collection according to the following minimum standards:
A. 
Preparation of residential recycling, shall be placed into Borough issued black ninety-six-gallon solid waste cart containers with the wording (recycling only) on the blue lid, which are property of the Borough and are the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain in a safe and sanitary manner. When placed curbside, the container lid should be closed shut and nothing protruding from the top opening of the container. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to report any damage to the container which would threaten to hinder its use effectively for the purpose of solid waste collection. In all instances, it is the responsibility of the resident to ensure that all possible precautions are being taken to protect the solid waste containers and any contents from vermin, insect, and other animal intrusions.
(1) 
Single stream recycling Newspaper, corrugated cardboard, phonebooks, chipboard paperboard boxes, beverage cartons, cardboard beverage carriers, paper bags, file folders, office paper and paper towel rolls, paperback books, magazines, brochures, inserts, greeting cards, regular and junk mail, aluminum and metal cans, No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 7 plastic bottles, steel bottle caps and metal jar lids, shall be placed together in the Borough issued black ninety-six-gallon recycling cart containers with the wording "Recycling only" on the blue lid provided by the Borough.
(2) 
All containers must be empty and rinsed, plastic lids and caps must be removed.
(3) 
No plastic bags are to be placed in recyclable containers.
(4) 
Loose recyclables placed outside the cart or bucket is prohibited.
B. 
Appliances/scrap iron/white goods as defined above are collected on a scheduled day, one time per week. Residents must call the Department of Public Works to schedule collection of these items on a weekday assigned.
C. 
Concrete/asphalt as defined above, are collected on a scheduled day, one time per week. Residents must call the Department of Public Works to schedule collection of these items on a weekday assigned. These items must be neatly stacked at curbside or contained for collection. (One-hundred pounds maximum).
D. 
Stumps and Logs as defined above, are collected on a scheduled day, one time per week. Residents must call the Department of Public Works to schedule collection of these items on a weekday assigned. These items must be 12 inches in diameter or larger and/or over 50 pounds per log and be neatly stacked curbside.
E. 
Vegetation/yard waste collection as defined above, are collected on a scheduled day, one time per week.
(1) 
Yard waste, grass clippings, leaves, vegetative waste from lawns/flower beds and tree brush/shrubs and vegetative debris shall be placed in biodegradable paper bags or open containers. A maximum of five no larger than thirty-two-gallon containers or no more than one pile of vegetation/yard waste, not to exceed two cubic yards will be collected per residence. Yard waste must be placed curbside, behind or beside the solid waste and recycling containers, a maximum of four feet behind the curb or edge of the roadway, in front of the residential structure. No individual item (bag, container or bundles) shall weigh in excess of 50 pounds. Larger branches and limbs shall be cut into four foot lengths and securely tied in bundles with total weight not in excess of 50 pounds. Containers are prohibited from having hinged or attached lid. Recyclables shall not be mixed with solid waste. Commingling of solid waste and recyclables is a violation and will be subject to a penalty described in § 276-8D.
(2) 
Placement of all yard waste including but not limited to grass clippings, leaves and brush in plastic bags for Borough collection is prohibited and will not be collected by the Borough. It is recommended that residents consider a "cut it and leave it" program where grass cuttings are left on the lawn.
(3) 
Any yard waste generated from a commercial landscaper/lawn service contractor/tree removal contractor will not be collected by the Borough. Any landscaper/lawn service contractor/tree removal contractor performing services within the Borough shall remove all trimmings, branches, trees, stumps, grass cuttings and other waste materials generated from the services performed by them from the premises in which they service.
F. 
Seasonal leaf collection, Municipal collection of leaves is limited to the months of November, December and the first week of May only. Municipal collection schedules are annually identified by newsletter and development yard signs noting the week of collection. Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing leaves that are not containerized at the curb or along the street is only allowed during the 14 days prior to a scheduled and announced collection, and shall not be placed closer than 10 feet from any storm drain inlet. Leaf waste generated from a commercial landscaper/lawn service contractor/tree removal contractor will not be collected by the Borough. If such placement of leaves occurs, the party responsible for placement of the leaves must remove the leaves from the street or said party shall be deemed in violation of this section.
G. 
Prohibited curbside recycling material: Electronics, motor oil, automotive batteries, CFLs, fluorescent lamps and household hazardous materials shall not be placed curbside and are to be brought to the Department of Public Works for recycling.
A. 
All commercial and institutional generators of solid waste shall be required to comply with the provisions of this article.
B. 
The arrangement for collection of designated recyclables hereunder shall be the responsibility of the commercial, institutional or industrial property owner or its designee, unless the municipality provides for the collection of designated recyclable materials. All commercial, institutional or industrial properties which provide outdoor litter receptacles and disposal service for their contents shall also provide receptacles for designated recyclable materials, for those materials commonly deposited, in the location of the litter receptacle, and shall provide for separate recycling service for their contents.
C. 
Requests for curbside collection of designated recyclables must be in writing to the Municipal Recycling Coordinator. If request is granted, the property owner will be responsible to pay the same fee as the one-time fee for an additional solid waste/recycling cart container, which is outlined in Chapter 150. The solid waste/recycling cart container will remain property of the Borough even though you paid the one-time fee and will be subjected to all of the same rules and regulations of the Borough provided for solid waste/recycling cart containers and their collection.
D. 
All food service establishments, as defined in the Health Code, shall, in addition to compliance with all other recycling requirements, be required to recycle grease and/or cooking oil created in the processing of food or food products and maintain such records as may be prescribed for inspection by any code enforcement officer.
E. 
Every business, institution or industrial facility shall report on an annual basis to the Municipal Recycling Coordinator, on such forms as may be prescribed, on recycling activities at its premises, including the amount of recycled material, by material type, collected and recycled and the vendor or vendors providing recycling service.
A. 
Solid waste cart containers. All solid waste is to be placed into Borough issued black ninety-six-gallon solid waste cart containers with the wording "trash only" on the black lid. Additional cart container can be obtained for a fee, which is outlined in Chapter 150, additional solid waste and recycling cart containers.
B. 
Recycle cart containers. All recycling is to be placed into Borough issued black ninety-six-gallon recycling cart containers with the wording "recycling only" on the blue lid. Additional cart containers may be obtained for a fee, which is outlined in Chapter 150, additional solid waste and recycling cart containers.
C. 
Contents placed into the cart container should not exceed the maximum rating of 335 pounds and should not have items protruding through the top side opening of the cart container which would prevent the lid from properly closing. It is the responsibility of the resident to maintain the cart container in a clean, sanitary, and overall safe manner. Additionally, it is the resident's sole responsibility to alert the Borough of damage to the cart container that prohibits the ability for the container to be effectively used for collection and disposal of materials.
D. 
Borough-issued and any additionally requested cart containers are the property of the Borough of Lindenwold. Cart containers assigned to every address must remain with the property at all times. If the property is transferred or sold, the cart container shall stay with the property, otherwise the cart container will be considered stolen and reported to the authorities.
E. 
The containers shall not be defaced, marked, or painted upon. Every cart container is registered and recorded with a serial number and no other identification is necessary. If the serial number is unknown, it can be obtained by calling the public works during regular business hours. Defacement of the container in any way shall cause the responsible party to incur the cost of replacing the container.
F. 
Storage of cart containers. Solid waste/recyclable cart containers stored outside residential buildings shall be placed behind the extended front face of the structure. Cart containers shall be concealed to the extent that they are not visible from the public right-of-way or adjacent properties.
G. 
Regular trash cans and/or carts purchased privately cannot be used with the automated solid waste/recycle collection system. Plastic disposal bags and grocery bags, shall not be considered acceptable solid waste containers and are thereby also prohibited.
H. 
Spill. Residential users shall remove any solid waste spilled by animals or vandals as a result of defective or inadequate lids on cart containers.
I. 
Vermin/animals. All cart containers should be stored and placed for collection in such a way so as to discourage intrusion by vermin and animals.
J. 
Placement of cart containers. See §§ 276-7 and 276-9 for permitted schedule of cart containers and placement at the collection point.
A. 
Solid waste dumpster containers. All solid waste is to be placed into Borough issued black eight-yard solid waste dumpster containers with the wording "trash only" on the front of the container. Solid waste shall be thoroughly and completely drained of all liquids, wrapped securely and placed in the solid waste cart container.
B. 
Recycling dumpster containers. All recycling is to be placed into Borough-issued green or blue four yard recycling dumpster containers with the wording "recycling only" on the front of the container. All residential recyclable material shall be placed for collection according to the following minimum standards:
(1) 
Single stream recycling. Newspaper, corrugated cardboard, phonebooks, chipboard paperboard boxes, beverage cartons, cardboard beverage carriers, paper bags, file folders, office paper and paper towel rolls, paperback books, magazines, brochures, inserts, greeting cards, regular and junk mail, aluminum and metal cans, No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 7 plastic bottles, steel bottle caps and metal jar lids, shall be placed together in the recycling dumpster container.
(2) 
All containers must be empty and rinsed, plastic lids and caps must be removed.
(3) 
No plastic bags are to be placed in recyclable containers.
C. 
Contents placed into the dumpster containers should not have items protruding through the top side opening of the dumpster container which would prevent the lid from properly closing. It is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain the dumpster container in a clean, sanitary, and overall safe manner. Additionally, it is the property owner's sole responsibility to alert the Borough of damage to the dumpster container that prohibits the ability for the container to be effectively used for collection and disposal of materials.
D. 
The containers shall not be defaced, marked, or painted upon. Every cart container is registered and recorded with a serial number and no other identification is necessary. If the serial number is unknown, it can be obtained by calling the public works during regular business hours. Defacement of the container in any way shall cause the responsible party to incur the cost of replacing the container.
E. 
Storage of trash/recyclable dumpster containers. Solid waste/recyclable dumpster containers are to be placed and stored in solid waste enclosures. Dumpster containers shall be concealed to the extent that they are not visible from the public right-of-way or adjacent properties.
F. 
Solid waste/recycling enclosures.
(1) 
Solid waste/recyclable enclosures shall be large enough to handle the trash and recycling dumpster container.
(2) 
The solid waste/recyclable enclosure shall be constructed on three sides by masonry walls not less than six feet or more than eight feet in height with a facade treatment that is aesthetically similar with the facade treatment of the building.
(3) 
Solid waste/recyclable enclosures shall be located a minimum of 15 feet away from the building wall unless specifically approved by the Fire Marshal.
(4) 
The trash and recycling area shall have an enclosure gate of durable material that will be kept closed when solid waste/recyclable is not being picked up.
(5) 
Solid waste/recyclable containers may not be located anywhere on the property without a trash enclosure.
(6) 
The inside and outside of the dumpster enclosure must remain clean and free of debris of any kind. The Borough shall only collect the Borough issued solid waste/recyclable dumpster containers. Property owner must ensure area is clean and free of debris at all times or shall be subjected to fines from the Borough of Lindenwold Code Enforcement.
G. 
Privately purchased regular trash cans and/or carts cannot be used with the dumpster solid waste/recycle collection system. Plastic disposal bags and grocery bags, shall not be considered acceptable solid waste containers and are thereby prohibited outside of the dumpster.
H. 
Appliances/scrap iron/white goods, concrete/asphalt, stumps and logs and vegetation/yard waste, as defined above, shall not be included in the weekly solid waste/recycling dumpster container collection.
I. 
All hazardous materials, including, but not limited to, waste materials which present a clear danger to health and safety by reason of their biological, pathological, explosive, radiological or toxic characteristics shall not be permitted into the solid waste/recycling dumpster container collection.
J. 
Spill. Property owners shall remove any solid waste spilled by animals or vandals as a result of defective or inadequate lids on dumpster containers.
K. 
Vermin/animals. All dumpster containers shall be stored with lid tightly closed for collection in such a way so as to discourage intrusion by vermin and animals.
A. 
The Borough of Lindenwold shall make available to all residential properties within the Borough, optional additional solid waste collections on a weekly basis, upon request of the owner. The Borough shall impose an annual service charge upon the owners of those properties, which elect to utilize optional additional solid waste collections. The service charge for the optional additional collection shall be assessed for each residential unit for which the optional additional solid waste collection is being provided by the Borough. Upon an owner electing additional collections, the Borough shall provide the additional collection for the entire calendar year and the owner shall receive the service for an entire year, without right of refund.
B. 
The owner of a residential property, which elects additional weekly solid waste collections, shall notify the Borough in writing no later than December 1 of the calendar year, of their intent to discontinue service for the following calendar year. In the event the owner fails to timely notify the Borough in writing to discontinue or cancel service, the service shall continue into the succeeding calendar year.
C. 
The Borough shall bill the owner of each property based upon the number of residential units for which each additional solid waste collection is being provided by the Borough. An owner electing an additional collection shall pay the entire service charge for the year, at time of the initial request, and thereafter, within 30 days of receiving an invoice from the Borough.
D. 
The funds collected pursuant to this section, shall be paid to the Borough of Lindenwold. The charges set forth herein, shall draw the same interest as taxes upon real estate beginning 30 days after the due date and shall be a lien upon the property for which the service was requested, until paid. In the event of nonpayment of the service charge, the Borough shall have the right to discontinue additional solid waste collections without notice to the owner.
E. 
For purposes of this section, residential units shall be defined as a structure, or an entirely self-contained portion thereof, which is designated for occupancy principally as a place of residence of one housekeeping unit, and which contains facilities for cooking, sleeping, bathing, and human sanitation which are used for the exclusive use of the occupants of the dwelling. An individual apartment unit within a multi-family dwelling shall be classified as a residential unit. A single-family home shall also be classified as a residential unit.
F. 
For calendar year 2016, an owner of a residential property electing to utilize optional additional solid waste collections, shall notify the Borough no later than July 1, 2016, and pay a prorated yearly fee, based upon the number of months of service to be provided through 2016.
G. 
The additional solid waste collection offered by the Borough is optional, and participation is voluntary, and subject to the discretion of the Borough, to provide additional collections.
The following materials shall not be collected as part of the Borough's solid waste and recyclable materials program. This list is not exhaustive. Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to: asbestos, asbestos containing waste materials, asphalt roofing products containing more than 1% asbestos, resilient floor coverings, demolition materials, excavation materials; commercial, industrial, hazardous and medical waste generated from commercial facilities or medical offices. Also included are construction materials generated by the residents or private contractors, yard wastes which are not generated at the property of the residential user and on premises yard waste generated by a lawn service, landscaper, or tree service contractor.
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Construction/remodeling/building materials. Private contractors shall remove the debris materials from the site and shall dispose of the debris properly at their own cost. This debris is not to be placed for normal residential collection.
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Hazardous materials. All chemical and corrosive wastes and other hazardous materials as defined within are prohibited to be placed for residential pick up.
C. 
House cleanouts. Furniture, carpets, bedding and similar household items resulting from the sale of a house (house clean-out or move-ins/move-outs) will not be collected by the Borough. Disposal of such items shall be the responsibility of the owner (at time of disposal) of the property.
D. 
Cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes may not be used to dispose of regular household trash. Cardboard is recyclable and must be placed into Borough supplied recyclable cart containers in accordance with the requirements of § 276-11. Any cardboard boxes containing household trash shall be left at the curb.
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All hazardous materials, including but not limited to waste materials which present a clear danger to health and safety by reason of their biological, pathological, explosive, radiological or toxic characteristics shall not be permitted into the curbside collection.
B. 
Injection needles shall be broken from syringe and hub and separated from the syringe before depositing for collection and shall be placed in metal or plastic containers in accordance with the procedures set forth in the New Jersey Health Department and Department of Solid Waste, "Household Hazardous Waste Management Act."
C. 
All medical waste generators shall comply with any and all applicable regulations promulgated by the NJDEP for such generators for the disposal of medical hazardous waste.
D. 
Residential users and those users identified by contract shall be responsible for any personal injury to collection personnel resulting from improper disposal of hazardous materials.
E. 
The following other household hazardous materials shall be brought to the county household special waste collection site on desginated collection days to be recycled:
(1) 
Automotive fluids, paint-related products, household cleaners, pesticides, fuels, personal care products, home and hobby products, oil based paints, gasoline, aerosols, mercury-containing devices are not to be placed curbside with normal wastes, but are to be disposed of at county household special waste collection sites.
(2) 
Latex paint is a nonhazardous material. It can be disposed of in the regular trash, following the elimination of all liquid content by removal of drying techniques.
Scavengers are prohibited from operating within the Borough.
A. 
Tips and gratuities shall be strictly prohibited.
B. 
No Borough employee or Borough-contracted solid waste contractor employee shall enter upon or on private property, except at the designated curb collection point, for the purpose of removing solid waste or recycling materials.
C. 
No individual shall harass, assault, threaten, or otherwise engage in any criminal conduct toward a Borough employee engaged in the course of removal of solid waste or recyclable materials. In the event an individual engages in prohibited conduct as set forth herein, the Borough shall have the right to refuse future solid waste and recyclable removal service to the responsible party, to include any entity, business, or organization with which the responsible party is employed and/or affiliated.
The Mayor and Council or designee is authorized to issue additional recycling regulations as needed to provide for the most safe and efficient means of removal of recyclable materials as defined within.
All solid waste, yard waste and recyclable material aggregated and offered for collection shall remain the property and responsibility of the generator until said material are collected by the Borough or self hauled to the Borough's recycling center, at which time they become the property of the Borough, respectively. It shall be a violation of this section for any person not authorized by the Borough to collect items herein described or to pick up or cause to be picked up such items. Each such unauthorized collection in violation hereof shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as provided herein.
It shall be a violation of this section in addition to other pertinent Borough ordinances and applicable state law for a person to place residential solid waste, commercially generated solid waste or private contractor waste at the collection site reserved for the Borough's solid waste collection sites.