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Section: Adoption of model ordinance on recycling in multifamily housing

Statute: 13:1E-99.13a

2. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection, in cooperation with the Commissioner of Community Affairs, shall, within 90 days of the effective date of this act, adopt a model ordinance requiring approval by the planning board of either subdivisions or site plans, or both, pursuant to paragraph (15) of subsection b. of section 29 of P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-38), as provided herein. The department shall submit the model ordinance to the Legislature for review upon its adoption. A municipality shall adopt an ordinance which is substantially similar to the model ordinance within 12 months of the adoption of the model ordinance. The model ordinance shall set forth standards governing the inclusion, in all new multifamily housing developments which require subdivision or site plan approval, of collection or storage facilities which allow for the source separation of all recyclable materials required by the district recycling plan adopted pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1987, c.102 (C.13:1E-99.13). For the purposes of this section, "multifamily housing" shall mean housing in which three or more units of dwelling space are occupied, or are intended to be occupied, by three or more persons who live independently of one another. L.1993,c.81,s.2.

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