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I currently own a condo in NJ (pay taxes to Middletown, NJ)

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Hi, I currently own a condo in NJ (pay taxes to Middletown, NJ) when I purchased in 2008 through approx Sept 2015, we had access to the trash compactor to dispose of trash anytime. Because of the compactor was being misused it was moved and off limits to all the owners. Garbage is now picked up Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so the other other 4 days we are expected to keep garbage in our homes. I managed this during the winter by putting garbage in my car, now that it's hot out, this solution just isn't going to work.
I am curious to know if there is an ordinance or some kind of rule saying that we must have access to trash bins or something. I feel like it's a health issue, expecting people to keep garbage in their homes.
thanks you,
Eileen Zito
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. This would be in a county or municipal code. See HERE. Specifically HERE. Nothing in the municipal code states that there is a mandated time that direct access should be provided, I am afraid.

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