Montclair to Enforce Garbage Can Size Ordinance Starting Aug. 11

August 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Beginning Monday, Aug.11, the township of Montclair will require all residents to limit the size and weight of refuse/garbage containers. The cans cannot exceed 35 gallons and the weight cannot exceed 50 pounds. Oversized or overweight containers will be tagged and will not be collected until guidelines are adhered to.

The township of Montclair has issued the following announcement:

"PLEASE NOTE: Effective Monday, August 11, the Township of Montclair will strictly enforce ordinance § 292-21 which limits the size and weight of refuse/garbage containers.

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A suitable receptacle for solid waste collection must be made of metal or rigid plastic and it must have a capacity of no more than 35 gallons. The receptacle must have handles and be solidly constructed to prevent spillage or leakage of its contents. The total weight of the receptacle and its contents must not be more than 50 pounds when placed at the curb for collection. Paper bags and cardboard boxes are not suitable receptacles for garbage. All containers must be tightly covered, tied or sealed to prevent spillage or leakage and the intrusion of rainwater.

A lime green sticker will be placed on oversized and/or overweight containers. Oversized containers will be tagged with the green stickers and emptied -- if materials are bagged -- until Friday, September 12

After Friday, September 12, overweight containers will be tagged with green stickers and will not be collected at any time. The resident will have to repack the materials into containers that meet the size and weight restrictions in order to comply with township ordinance § 292-21.

For residents wishing to dispose of unusable refuse containers the following methods will be available until Saturday, September 27, 2014:

-- Drop the container(s) off at the recycling drop-off at 219 North Fullerton Avenue, on Saturdays (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM).

-- Place the container out empty, upside down with a note saying “TAKE” on your bulky waste collection day.

-- Call the Department of Community Services at (973) 509-5711 and request to be placed on the list for an earlier collection, if your bulky waste day is not convenient.

For more information please call the Department of Community Services (973) 509-5711 Monday – Friday (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)."

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