December 10, 2010
Subject: IMPORTANT Recycling and Garbage Ordinance Changes
Dear Property Owner:
The City of Perth Amboy recently adopted Garbage, Rubbish, and Refuse Ordinance 1533-2010 (Chapter 243) and Recycling Ordinance 1534-2010 (Chapter 351). The amended ordinances require your compliance and cooperation. Failure to comply with the regulations stated in this letter or in ordinance 1533-2010 and 1534-2010 will result in a fine, summons or NO garbage collection.
We understand that a reasonable amount of time must be given for compliances and preparation. We ask that you make all provisions for preparation within the next 30 days. This includes the purchasing of a trash container with lid. The changes in the ordinance require that you place your trash in a tied, durable plastic bag inside of a lidded container no larger than 32 gallons (limited 3 per household), each weighing no more than 50 pounds. We will accept a smaller size, provided it is covered with a lid. It is the responsibility of the property owner to notify their tenant of the change in regulations.ALL regulations will be enforced beginning Wednesday, January 12, 2011.
The changes to the ordinance are necessary to improve our environment. The durable bags and lids on the containers will prevent breakage, litter on our sidewalks and roadways, and avoidance of attracting rodents and animals.
All city ordinances can be accessed on the City’s website at: www.ci.perthamboy.nj.us or you may contact the City Clerk’s office at (732) 826-0290. For more information, contact the Perth Amboy Public Works Department (DPW) at: (732) 826-2010 from Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. You may also contact the Recycling Office at: 732-826-0183 ext. 4827.To obtain a recycling information booklet containing all regulations and guidelines in Perth Amboy, please call either the Public Works Department or Recycling Office at: (732) 826-0183 ext.4827. A copy can also be obtained at City Hall.
We know that we can count on your continued cooperation as property owners and residents in assuring that the City of Perth Amboy becomes and remains a safe, healthy and litter-free community. We wish you and your family a Happy Holiday season and New Year.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THERE WILL BE NO GARBAGE COLLECTION ON BOTH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24th AND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31ST DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF THE COUNTY LANDFILL AND HOLIDAY OBSERVANCES. YOUR GARBAGE WILL BE PICKED-UP ON YOUR NEXT REGULAR SCHEDULED GARBAGE COLLECTION DAY.
Paul Wnek Public Works, Director
Geri Barcheski Recycling/Clean Communities Coordinator