Borough of Rockleigh, NJ
Bergen County
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[Editor's Note: See also Chapter 9 for refuse containers and dumpsters.]
[Ord. No. 10-1-87 § 1]
This section shall be known and cited as "Mandatory Recycling Regulations of the Borough of Rockleigh."
[Ord. No. 10-1-87 § 2; amended 9/12/88; New]
As used in this section:
ALUMINUM
Shall mean recyclable aluminum cans.
GLASS
Shall mean all products made from silica or sand, soda ash and limestone which are transparent or translucent and 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.
REGULATIONS
Shall mean and include such rules, implementation dates, schedules of times and such other requirements approved by the Borough Council as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and objectives of this chapter.
SOLID WASTE
Shall be deemed to include all garbage and rubbish regularly placed out by the residents and by the commercial occupants of the Borough for regular collection by the Borough Scavenger.
USED HIGH-GRADE PAPER
Shall mean any white typing paper, ledger paper, white note pad paper, carbonless computer paper and print-outs, Xerox paper, manila tab cards and manila file folders.
USED NEWSPAPER
Shall mean and include 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. Expressly excluded, however, are all magazines or similar periodicals as well as all other paper periodicals of any nature whatsoever.
YARD WASTE
Shall mean and include leaves, grass clippings and brush.
[Ord. No. 10-1-87 § 3; Ord. No. 04-94-02; Ord. No. 2-95-1; Ord. No. 2009-03]
a. 
The following materials are designated as recyclable under the Rockleigh Mandatory Program for residential properties.
1. 
Newspapers;
2. 
Glass beverage containers;
3. 
Aluminum cans;
4. 
Ferrous scrap;
5. 
Leaves;
6. 
White goods;
7. 
Tin (ferrous) cans;
8. 
Grass;
9. 
High-grade paper;
10. 
Household generated batteries;
11. 
Construction and demolition debris (concrete, brick, tree parts, nonferrous/ferrous metal, asphalt, corrugated cardboard; where practical);
12. 
Corrugated cardboard;
13. 
Mixed paper;
14. 
Type 1 and 2 plastic containers.
b. 
The following materials are designated as recyclable under the Rockleigh Mandatory Program for commercial properties.
1. 
Newspaper;
2. 
Glass beverage containers;
3. 
Aluminum cans;
4. 
Ferrous scrap;
5. 
Leaves;
6. 
White goods;
7. 
Corrugated cardboard;
8. 
High-grade paper;
9. 
Mixed paper;
10. 
Construction and demolition debris (concrete, brick, tree parts, nonferrous/ferrous metal, asphalt, corrugated cardboard; where practical);
11. 
Type 1 and 2 plastic containers.
c. 
All persons, except those physically disabled, who are owners, lessees and occupants of property in the Borough shall separate used newspapers, aluminum and glass from any other trash, garbage, solid waste and yard waste produced by any such residences. Trash, garbage and solid waste shall be separately bundled for pickup, collection and recycling, in accordance with all applicable regulations. Yard waste shall not be picked up.
[Ord. No. 10-1-87; amended 9/12/88]
Between the dates of September 1 and December 31 in each year, it shall be the responsibility of each property owner to dispose of leaves which fall on his property by composting same or by having his landscaper dispose of same in a manner other than by putting their leaves with the solid waste to be picked up by the Borough Scavenger.
[Ord. No. 10-1-87 § 4; amended 9/12/88]
All separate recyclables shall be placed for pickup, collection and recycling in strict conformity with the following regulations:
a. 
Used newspapers and high grade paper shall be separated and secured in bundles; not to exceed twelve (12) inches in height. Such bundles shall not be contained in plastic bags.
b. 
Aluminum shall be separated and secured in suitable reusable containers supplied by the owner, lessee or occupant.
c. 
Glass shall be separated and contained in suitable, reusable containers supplied by the owner, lessee or occupant. Containers constructed of paper or cardboard materials shall not be deemed suitable for this purpose.
d. 
Other materials shall be separated and secured in suitable, reusable containers supplied by the owner, lessee or occupant.
[Ord. No. 10-1-87 § 5; New]
The Borough Council shall promulgate regulations establishing the commencement dates for mandatory separation of recyclables and the manner, dates and times for the collection of same in accordance with the terms of this chapter. Any such schedule shall be approved by the Borough Council and may be changed, modified, repealed or amended in whole or in part by majority vote of the Borough Council. A copy of such regulations as approved, modified or amended, shall be available for public inspection at the Office of the Municipal Clerk during regular office hours.
[Ord. No. 10-1-87 § 6]
From the time of placement for pickup, collection and recycling or delivery to the Transfer Station, recyclables shall be the property of the Borough of Rockleigh or its duly authorized agent. No person unauthorized by the Borough of Rockleigh shall collect or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any such recyclables. Each collection or pickup of recyclables in violation hereof from any one or more residences shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
[Ord. No. 10-1-87 § 7; New]
No provision herein shall be construed to prohibit groups or individuals who have been authorized by the Borough from collecting or picking up recyclables at curbside or otherwise in such manner and under such terms and conditions as shall be prescribed by the Borough Council. No such collection or pickup shall conflict or interfere with pickup and collection by the Borough and its duly authorized agents.
[Ord. No. 10-1-87 § 8; New]
The Administrator or his duly authorized designee is hereby designated and authorized as the Enforcement Officer of this chapter.
[Ord. No. 10-1-87 § 9]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates or fails to comply with any provisions of this chapter or of any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto, shall upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine not to exceed:
a. 
Twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for the first offense;
b. 
Fifty ($50.00) dollars for the second offense;
c. 
One hundred ($100.00) dollars for the third offense; and
d. 
Five hundred ($500.00) dollars for each offense thereafter; provided, however, that any conviction for failure to comply with subsection 14-1.3 or 14-1.5 of this section or any rules and regulations issued pursuant thereto, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred ($500.00) dollars.