Borough of Palisades Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palisades Park 9-15-1986 by Ord. No. 1043. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Department of Public Works — See Ch. 62.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 153.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 193.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 258.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 282.
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palisades Park hereby declares its intent to regulate, in a manner consistent with the interests of the citizens of the Borough of Palisades Park, the location, use and placement of construction dumpsters.
No person, firm or corporation shall encumber or obstruct any street, highway, public lane or alley or other public place in the Borough of Palisades Park by placing therein or thereon any dumpster or other similar container commonly used for the collection of building materials as hereinafter defined except in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOROUGH
The Borough of Palisades Park.
DUMPSTER
A container or debris-transfer body commonly used for the placing and/or collection of debris and building materials during building construction and/or renovation.
ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Includes the Department of Public Works and the Police Department.
[Amended 10-27-1986 by Ord. No. 1046]
PERSON
Includes any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
[Amended 10-27-1986 by Ord. No. 1046]
A. 
No person shall offer or provide a dumpster for use or hire within the Borough of Palisades Park without having first registered with the Palisades Park Building Department.
B. 
No person, firm or corporation shall encumber or obstruct any street, highway, public lane or alley or other public place in the Borough of Palisades Park by placing therein or thereon any dumpster or other similar container commonly used for the collection of building materials as hereinafter defined without first applying for and receiving a permit in compliance with this chapter.
[Added 5-16-2000 by Ord. No. 1348]
A. 
Any person desiring a permit under this chapter shall file with the Building Department an application on a form furnished by the same.
B. 
The permit fee shall be $15 per day or any part thereof, per dumpster, per location.
[Amended 5-16-2000 by Ord. No. 1348; 5-24-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
C. 
No permit shall be issued for longer than 10 days at any location. A permit may be renewed at said location only upon showing of emergency circumstances.
[Amended 5-16-2000 by Ord. No. 1348]
A. 
All dumpsters placed on public streets or roadways shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 4 of Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated and all parking ordinances of the Borough of Palisades Park.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 282, Vehicles and Traffic.
B. 
The width of the street or roadway to be used shall be limited in accordance with the traffic conditions, and the portion so used shall meet with the approval of the Building Department and Palisades Park Police Department.
C. 
No dumpster shall be placed at a site more than 24 hours prior to construction, and it must comply with the regulations of the Board of Health and Department of Public Works and fire laws.
D. 
Upon removal of any dumpster, the street or roadway shall be swept clean of all loose debris and restored to its former condition.
E. 
The dumpster must be covered with a tarp at night.
F. 
Any dumpster parked at a parking meter will reimburse the borough for the daily meter rate.
Each dumpster shall prominently display the name, address and telephone number of the owner thereof.
Each dumpster shall have both the front and rear surfaces reflectorized for night safety in such a manner as to indicate the height and width of the same, visible 500 feet by auto headlights.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 8, which immediately followed this section and dealt with violations and penalties, was repealed 8-15-1995 by Ord. No. 1226.
[Added 5-16-2000 by Ord. No. 1348]
A. 
A violator, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000.
[Amended 5-24-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
B. 
Every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter occurs shall be considered a separate violation.