Town of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BULK METAL
Large items comprised primarily of metal, excluding white goods, which can be recycled such as, but not limited to, bicycles, railings, floor lamps, furnaces, storm doors and air conditioners.
BULKY WASTE
Nonrecyclable items that do not fit readily into a typical garbage can or similar waste container:
A. 
Large items, including but is not limited to television sets larger than 27 inches, mattresses and box spring sets, large furniture, household construction debris (as defined in this section), large trash and similar materials
B. 
Small items, including but not limited to twenty-seven-inch television or smaller; dinette chair; night stand; microwave; individual mattress or box spring; rugs and individual rolls of carpeting.
CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS
Waste resulting from the destruction or demolition of structures or buildings, or parts thereof, including materials such as, but not limited to, concrete blocks, broken concrete, wire and wood lath, timbers and wood building products, and shall include all Class B recyclable materials as defined by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
EQUIVALENT RESIDENTIAL UNIT
Unit of measurement equal to the number of containers that the occupant of a residential unit is permitted to place at the curb for collection on a designated collection day without incurring an additional charge.
GARBAGE
Waste or decayed animal or vegetable matter ordinarily incidental to the conduct of a household, or the handling, storage, sale and service of foodstuffs. Examples include, but are not limited to, discarded waste materials, crockery, china, containers, nonrecyclable paper, straw, excelsior, rags, ordinary floor sweepings and discarded empty nonrecyclable cartons and similar containers.
GARBAGE CAN
Includes any light-gauge steel, plastic or galvanized receptacle, closed at one end and open at the other, furnished with snug-fitting top or lid and of not more than 30 pounds when full. It shall also mean plastic bags or liners of 0.125 gauge or heavier, securely tied at the top, not exceeding 30 pounds gross weight.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Wastes that are hazardous by reason of their pathological, explosive, radiological or toxic characteristics.
HOUSEHOLD CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS
Debris from household construction, not requiring a construction permit, that can be contained in a garbage bag and does not exceed 30 pounds gross weight.
PUBLIC CONTAINER
Any container or receptacle owned by the Town of Boonton, located on Town property or otherwise contained within the Town of Boonton, the intended purpose of which is the collection/depositing of trash generated by the general public while on the premises wherein said containers are located.
[Added 11-21-2005 by Ord. No. 26-2005]
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Items and/or materials identified in the Morris County district recycling plan and items defined as Class B recyclable materials by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
RESIDENTIAL UNIT
A single-family dwelling unit or living quarters.
WHITE GOODS
Large household appliances comprised mostly of metal such as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners and water heaters.
All garbage, bulky waste and white goods shall be segregated, prepared for collection and placed in a readily accessible location at the curb in front of the premises by the occupant or occupants thereof in the manner hereinafter specified.
A. 
Garbage. Each residence or business utilizing the Town's curbside collection service shall be entitled to collection of two garbage cans per equivalent residential unit as defined in § 246-1 above, not exceeding 30 pounds gross weight each, per pickup day without incurring an additional charge. For each additional container or for each container in excess of 30 pounds, the occupant must purchase a sticker from the Municipal Clerk. The hauler is forbidden to collect any additional containers or overweight containers without stickers having been affixed thereto. The following schedule of equivalent residential units shall apply as indicated:
Description
Number of Equivalent
Residential Units
Residential unit
1
Medical office
2
Restaurant
10
Deli, bakery or other food-serving business
3
Tavern
1
Post office
1
Laundromat
3
Nursing home
5
Club, fraternal or charitable organization
1
Hotel, for each 3 rooms
1
Offices and nonfood retail
1
B. 
Bulky waste and white goods. Residents and businesses desiring collection of bulky waste and white goods must purchase a sticker for each item as set forth in the schedule in § 246-3. Bulky waste shall be placed at the curb on the regular day of garbage collection, and white goods shall be placed at the curb for collection by the Town's Public Works Department upon purchase of a sticker. The hauler may not collect white goods; nor may the hauler collect bulky items that have no stickers affixed to them.
C. 
Schedule. All residents and businesses utilizing the curbside collection service provided by the Town shall place solid waste at the curb no sooner than 6:00 p.m. on the evening prior to the designated day of collection. All garbage cans as defined in § 246-1 above must then be retrieved on the day of collection according to the following schedule:
Category
Schedule
Residents
No later than 8:00 p.m.
Main Street businesses
No later than 11:00 a.m.
Industry and other businesses
Upon closing, but no later than 8:00 p.m.
D. 
As an alternative service, residents may take any large items constructed of metal to the Town garage during normal operating hours, Monday through Friday, without charge.
E. 
Hazardous and/or industrial wastes are expressly prohibited.
F. 
Residents and businesses may not place cooking oil, including but not limited to that from deep fat fryers or collected in grease traps, at the curb for collection. Food-handling establishments shall engage the services of a recycling company or such other contractor licensed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to recycle or otherwise dispose used cooking oil generated on the premises. Residents and commercial establishments who for practical considerations, e.g., inadequate space, cannot engage the services of an oil recycler shall dispose used cooking oil at the Town’s recycling center in the manner prescribed by the Public Works Superintendent.
[Added 10-3-2005 by Ord. No. 24-2005]
G. 
Using a public container for anything other than pedestrian-generated trash, including but not limited to household or commercially generated trash, is prohibited.
[Added 11-21-2005 by Ord. No. 26-2005]
A. 
Fees. Stickers for additional or overweight garbage containers, bulky waste or white goods shall be made available for purchase at the Town Clerk's office and at the Public Works Department during normal business hours. The fees for said stickers are established as follows and are nonrefundable:
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 24-2004]
Description
Fee
Excess containers, each
$2.50
Small bulky waste, each item
$5.00
Large bulky waste, per item
$10.00
White goods, each item
$10.00
B. 
Placement. Garbage can stickers must be affixed to the top item in the can so they are plainly visible when the solid waste collector removes the lid. For garbage bags, bulky items and white goods, stickers shall be affixed directly on the item so that they are plainly visible to the collector. Stickers are not reusable.
C. 
Prohibitions. Only stickers issued by the Town of Boonton and paid for by the occupant will be acceptable under this program. Anyone attempting to circumvent the sticker program by using counterfeit or facsimile stickers or reusing previously used stickers will be in violation of this article and shall be subject to the penalties set forth herein.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article, or failing or refusing to conform to any section or provision hereof, shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty.
The owner of any building, lot or land, or part thereof, where anything in violation of this article shall exist or occur, or any contractor, agent or corporation who assists in the commission of any such violation, shall each be guilty of a separate violation of this article and, upon conviction thereof, shall each be liable to the penalties set forth in § 246-4 above.