Township of Warren, NJ
Somerset County
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The short title of this section shall be "Recyclable Materials Collection," and the same may be cited in that manner.
As used in this section:
ALUMINUM CANS
Shall mean and include all aluminum beverage containers; the same will be reasonably clean of foreign matter.
CARDBOARD
Shall mean and include paper of the type normally referred to as corrugated cardboard. Expressly excluded, however, are all cardboard paper products which have been soiled.
GLASS
Shall mean and include all glass bottles and jars, the same to have lids and neck rings removed and to be reasonably clean of foreign matter.
NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES AND PERIODICALS
Shall mean and include paper of the type commonly referred to as news print and distributed at stated intervals, usually daily or weekly having printed thereon news and opinions containing advertisements and other matters of public interest. "Magazines and periodicals" as used herein shall be deemed to include that printed matter containing miscellaneous pieces (such as articles, stories, poems, pictures or the like), either published at fixed or varying intervals. Expressly excluded, however, are all other paper products of any nature whatsoever and newspapers which have been used for work-related projects and have been soiled.
OFFICE PAPER
Shall mean and include high-grade office paper including but not limited to letterhead paper, photocopy paper, and other paper products used in work-related office projects which have been typed, wordprocessed or computer generated. Expressly excluded, however, are all paper products which have been soiled.
PLASTIC BOTTLES
Shall mean and include all post consumer plastic bottles, the same to have lids, tops and labels removed and to be reasonably clean of foreign matter.
SOLID WASTE
Shall mean and include all garbage and rubbish normally placed at the curb by the residents of the Township of Warren for regular municipal collection.
STEEL CANS
Shall mean and include tin-plated steel and bimetal food and beverage cans with labels removed.
On or after the date fixed and promulgated by regulation issued by the superintendent of public works of the township in accordance with the terms hereof, it shall be mandatory for all persons who are owners, lessees, and occupants of residences to separate newspaper, mixed paper (magazines, glossy inserts, computer paper, junk mail, colored paper and officer paper), corrugated cardboard, telephone books, aluminum cans, glass containers, steel and bimetal cans, plastic containers (#1 & #2 plastic bottles), leaves, textiles, motor oil, consumer batteries, asphalt, concrete, and wood waste from all other solid waste produced by any such properties and to separately bundle and contain said items for pick up, collection and recycling. In addition, it shall be mandatory for all persons who are owners, lessees, and occupants of commercial or institutional or industrial or governments or office park properties to separate aluminum cans, antifreeze, computer printout/white ledger, concrete, consumer batteries, corrugated cardboard, glass containers, heavy iron, lead-acid batteries, leaves and brush, magazines and junk mail, mercury containing devices, mixed office paper, newspaper, plastic containers (#1 & #2 plastic bottles), scrap autos, steel cans, stumps, logs and tree parts, textiles, used consumer electronics, used motor oil, white goods & light iron, and wood scrap from all other solid waste produced by any such properties and to separately bundle and contain said items for pick up, collection and recycling.
Said newspapers, magazines and periodicals, cardboard and office paper shall be reasonably compacted and shall be tied or otherwise secured in bundles not exceeding 35 pounds in weight. All aluminum cans shall be reasonably clean, all steel cans shall be reasonably clean and have the labels removed therefrom and all glass shall have lids and neck rims removed and shall be reasonably clean; and all plastic bottles shall have labels, lids and tops removed and shall be reasonably clean; aluminum cans, steel cans, glass and plastic bottles shall be placed in plastic bags (can be mixed) that do not exceed 35 pounds in weight each. Owners, lessees and occupants of residences only shall place such bundles and plastic bags separately at the curb for collection at such time as may hereinafter be established by regulation. All plastic bags shall be supplied by the owners, lessees or occupants.
From the time of placement at the curb by any owner, lessee or occupant of a residence of newspapers, magazines and periodicals, aluminum cans, steel cans, glass, cardboard, and plastic bottles for collection by the Township of Warren or its authorized agent, in accordance with the terms hereof, such newspapers, magazines and periodicals, aluminum cans, steel cans, glass, cardboard and plastic bottles shall be and become the property of the Township of Warren or its authorized agent. It shall be a violation of this section for any person unauthorized by the Township of Warren to collect or pick up or cause to be collected and picked up any such newspapers, magazines and periodicals aluminum cans, steel cans, glass, cardboard or plastic bottles from a residence in the Township of Warren. Each such collection in violation hereof shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided. The collection of newspapers, magazines and periodicals, cardboard, plastic bottles and office paper from commercial or institutional or industrial properties shall be conducted by a licensed disposal service retained by the owners, lessee or occupant of such property, and such collection shall not be the responsibility of the Township of Warren.
The superintendent of public works hereby is authorized and directed to enforce this section. Such person is hereby authorized and directed to establish and promulgate reasonable regulations as to the manner, days and times for the collection of newspapers, magazines and periodicals, aluminum cans, steel cans, glass, cardboard, office paper and plastic bottles in accordance with the terms hereof and any other matters required to implement this section. The superintendent of public works is directed to inspect, at least once a year, each commercial, institutional and industrial facility in the Township of Warren to determine compliance with this section and any and all regulations promulgated hereunder. The superintendent of public works may make periodic random inspections to determine compliance with this section by owners, lessees or occupants of residential property in the Township of Warren. The superintendent of public works shall also investigate alleged violations called to his/her attention by a collector of non-recyclable solid waste. The township committee may change, modify, repeal or amend any portion of said rules and regulations at any time.
Any person, firm, corporation or other entity which violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this section or any regulation promulgated hereunder, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10 upon a first conviction; not less than $25 upon a second conviction; and not less than $50 upon a third or subsequent conviction. The above fine shall not be applicable to a conviction of subsection 11-1.5 hereof which shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $50 and not to exceed $300.
The township committee may enter into an agreement granting a franchise or license to authorize a private or public entity to collect all newspapers, magazines, periodicals, aluminum cans, steel cans, glass, cardboard, office paper and plastic bottles. Without the entry of such an agreement, this section shall be of no effect whatsoever.
Anything herein contained to the contrary, notwithstanding any person who is an owner, lessee or occupant may donate newspapers, magazines and periodicals to the Boy Scouts of America, Troops 228 and 28. The said Boy Scouts shall not pick up newspapers, magazines and periodicals from curbside in the Township of Warren on or immediately preceding (within 24 hours) regularly scheduled curbside collection by the Association for Retarded Citizens, Somerset County Unit, unless specifically requested by the owner, lessee or occupant of the premises. The said Boy Scouts are authorized to pick up newspapers, magazines and periodicals at any other time without such specific authorization.
It is prohibited and will be deemed a violation hereof for any owner, lessee or occupant of any residential, commercial or institutional property in the Township of Warren to put into or cause to be put into the solid waste collection system of the Township of Warren any leaves, grass, twigs and other such materials.
It is prohibited and will be deemed a violation hereof for any owner, lessee or occupant of any residential, commercial or institutional property in the Township of Warren to put into or cause to be put into the solid waste collection system of the Township of Warren any crankcase oil.
The owners, operators or occupants of any commercial, professional, industrial or institutional establishments shall recycle material as required by this section and the regulations promulgated hereunder, and as required under the Somerset County Solid Waste Plan Recycling Amendment, and Chapter 102 of the Public Laws of 1987 of the State of New Jersey.
a. 
All commercial, industrial and institutional entities are required to prepare waste reduction audits and waste reduction plans according to the following schedule:
1. 
For any such entity with more than 500 employees a waste audit and reduction plan must he prepared and submitted to the Township of Warren and the County of Somerset by December 31, 1994.
2. 
For any such entity with more than 250 employees to 500 employees a waste audit and reduction plan must be prepared and submitted to the Township of Warren and the County of Somerset by December 31,1995.
3. 
For any such entity within 100 employees to 250 employees a waste audit and reduction plan must be prepared and submitted to the Township of Warren and the County of Somerset by December 31, 1996.
b. 
The waste reduction plan shall include, but does not have to be limited to, the following:
1. 
The plan must indicate how the use of heavy metals will be eliminated from products and packaging.
2. 
The plan must indicate how the use of double packaging, except where required for the integrity, health, and safety of the products will be eliminated.
a. 
All commercial, industrial and institutional entities with 100 or more employees must submit a plan to the Township of Warren and the County of Somerset which outlines how source separation and recycling shall be accomplished within the entity. The plan shall include, but does not have to be limited to, the following:
1. 
The manner in which the designated recyclable will be source separated from the waste stream; and
2. 
The name of the market vendor for each designated recyclable commodity.
At the time of issuance of any building permit, the building code official will provide written instruction on proper disposal and recycling of construction and demolition waste (that require removal of 21 or more cubic yards of waste materials) and furnish a Notification of Construction/Demolition Activity Form that must be filled out by the permittee and faxed to the Somerset County Department of Health — CEHA OPERATIONS within 48 hours of the issuance of a municipal permit.
a. 
Any application to the planning board or zoning board of adjustment for subdivision or site plan approval for the construction of multi-family dwellings of three or more units, single family developments of 50 or more units, or any commercial, institutional, or industrial development for the utilization of 1,000 square feet or more of land, must include a recycling plan. This plan must contain, at minimum, the following:
A detailed analysis of the expected composition and amounts of solid waste and recyclables generated at the proposed development; and
Locations documented on the application's site plan that provide for convenient recycling opportunities for all owners, tenants, and occupants. The recycling area shall be of sufficient size, convenient location and contain other attributes (signage, lighting, fencing, etc.) as may be determined by the municipal recycling coordinator.
b. 
Prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, the owner of any new multi-family housing or commercial, institutional, or industrial development must supply a copy of a duly executed contract with a hauling company for the purposes of collection and recycling of source-separated materials, in those instances where the municipality does not otherwise provide this service.
c. 
Provisions shall be made for the indoor, or enclosed outdoor, storage and pickup of solid waste, to be approved by the municipal engineer.