City of Pleasantville, NJ
Atlantic County
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§ 247-1 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
ALUMINUM
All products made of aluminum, including aluminum cans, foil, wrappers, containers for preparing dinners or other foods, screen frames and lawn chairs.
DEBRIS
Stones, dirt, demolition material, broken concrete and other like material, brush, branches, small trees and bushes.
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal, fish, fowl, fruit or vegetable waste incident to and resulting from the use, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
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 and glass commonly known as "window glass."
METAL
All products made of metal, exclusive of aluminum, including washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, hot water heaters, tire rims, springs, bicycles, bimetal cans (tin cans) or scrap metal.
WASTEPAPER PRODUCTS
All uncontaminated newspaper, magazines, books, paper, food cartons, cardboard boxes, wrapping paper, bags and discarded letters and envelopes.

§ 247-2 Program established.

There is hereby established a program for the mandatory separation of paper products, glass, aluminum, metal, garbage, trash and debris with the City of Pleasantville.

§ 247-3 Separation and placement; containers.

The occupant or owner of any building within the City of Pleasantville who shall place for disposal, removal or collection the following named items shall do so in strict conformity with the following regulations:
A. 
Wastepaper shall be bundled separately in paper bags or secured in bundles not to exceed 50 pounds and shall not be contained in plastic bags.
B. 
Glass shall be contained in a reusable metal or plastic occupant- or owner-supplied container, separated into one container for glass with lids, metal rings and plastic covers removed.
C. 
Aluminum shall be contained in a reusable metal or plastic occupant- or owner-supplied container.
D. 
Recycling will be collected by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority every other Tuesday.
E. 
Yard waste shall be placed in biodegradable paper bags or rigid reusable trash containers. Yard waste in plastic bags shall not be permitted and shall not be collected in any part of the weekly collection. For the purpose of this section, “biodegradable bags” shall be paper bags which are designed and manufactured to decompose by natural biological process.
[Added 6-6-2005 by Ord. No. 14-2005]

§ 247-4 Yard waste.

A. 
Yard waste includes leaves, grass, clean wood and brush or debris. Yard waste does not include trash or other nonbiodegradable material.
[Amended 6-6-2005 by Ord. No. 14-2005]
B. 
Yard waste will be picked up by the Department of Public Works each Thursday from the north side of Washington Avenue to Nevada Avenue and each Friday from the south side of Washington Avenue to Ridgewood Avenue. It must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the morning of collection in biodegradable bags.
[Amended 6-2-2003 by Ord. No. 14-2003; 12-1-2003 by Ord. No. 39-2003; 2-7-2011 by Ord. No. 2-2011]
C. 
Brush/debris, branches and wood are not to exceed eight inches in diameter, cut into four-foot lengths and secured with twine.