On Wednesday, December 19th the Township stated that a private hauler cannot legally charge a resident for can retrieval according to the State of New Jersey’s Customer Bill of Rights for Solid Waste Collection.
Since yesterday, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection made Township officials aware that some private haulers include “Exchange Fees” as a special charge on their invoice in their solid waste collection tariff. Since there is no provision in the laws governing solid waste that precludes a solid waste collector from charging “Special or Additional charges”, the Department of Environmental Protection cannot declare a private hauler’s charge to be in violation of the Solid Waste Utility Control Act (ref. N.J.A.C. 7:26H-4.4(b)(3)).
Township residents are welcome to contact the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste’s Economic Regulation Unit at (609) 984-4250 or email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.