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.
On a morning run yesterday from Watchung Avenue to Anderson Park, I counted seven garbage cans with stickers (which look yellow and not “lime green” as the notice states.)
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