There is hereby established a program for the mandatory source separation and collection of recyclable materials within the Township. The occupant or owner of every residential property in the Township shall separate recyclable materials from leaf waste, yard waste and other municipal waste.
All recyclable materials shall be collected by a municipal waste collector.
Collection of recyclable materials shall be made by the municipal waste collector at a minimum of once per week. When placed at the curb for collection in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, recyclable materials shall be placed in receptacles or carts which clearly identify the contents as recyclable materials. No person shall place municipal waste in containers designated for the separation and collection of recyclable materials. No person shall place recyclable materials in containers used for the separation and collection of municipal waste.
The receptacle or carts for recyclable materials and bulk trash set out for collection shall be placed at the street curb or at the end of the driveway of the property from which collected, but in no case within the paved cartway of the street. It is the responsibility of the individual residents to place their receptacle or carts at curbside in time for collection by the municipal waste collector. Receptacles or carts shall not be placed in a location which obstructs a mail box, public sidewalk or which impedes clear vision for motorists traveling on the adjacent street or at intersections. No receptacle or cart shall be placed at the curb or in the front yard on any lot except during the period beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the night prior to the scheduled collection and ending at 12:00 midnight on the day of the scheduled collection. Receptacles or carts shall be placed for collection no later than 6:00 a.m. of the day scheduled for collection.
An owner, landlord or agent of an owner or landlord of a multifamily residential property shall establish a collection system for recyclable materials at each property and contact for pickup of such materials by a registered municipal waste collector. The collection system must include the provision and use of suitable receptacles or carts for collecting recyclable materials, easily accessible locations for the containers and written instructions to the occupants or residents concerning the use and availability of the collection system.
All persons occupying commercial properties, institutional properties and/or municipal properties within the Township shall separate high-grade office paper, aluminum, glass, plastics, and corrugated cardboard generated at such establishments; store the materials until collected by a municipal waste collector; and annually provide written documentation to the Township of the types of materials and the total tons of materials recycled. Such documentation shall be provided to the Township within 20 days of the end of each calendar year. All commercial properties, institutional properties and/or municipal properties shall supply receptacles or carts for the purpose of separating from the municipal waste all aluminum, glass, plastics and corrugated cardboard that will be accessible to the public that utilize their establishment.
It shall be unlawful for any person to bring any recyclable materials into the Township or to transport recyclable materials from one address to another within or outside of the Township for the purpose of taking advantage of the Township's collection service.
The organizer of all community events sponsored and held within the Township shall supply receptacles or carts for the purpose of separating from the municipal waste all aluminum, glass, plastics and corrugated cardboard. The organizer shall store such recyclable materials until collected by a registered municipal waste collector and provide written documentation to the Township of the type of materials and the total tons of materials recycled at each event.