CH8 8 .2 - Waste Disposal Regulation

  1. For the purposes of this section, the following terms and words have the meanings stated below unless those meanings are inconsistent with the context of their use.
    1. "Garbage" means putrescible wastes resulting from the consumption, cooking, growing, handling, preparation or storage of food.
    2. "Hazardous material" means explosives, pathological wastes, and radioactive chemicals and materials, but is not limited to those items.
    3. "Person" means an individual, partnership, association, syndicate, company, firm, trust, corporation, government corporation, department, bureau, agency, or any other entity recognized as a person by law.
    4. "Refuse" means all putrescible and non-putrescible solid wastes and includes ashes, dead animals, construction and industrial ashes, rubbish, and street sweepings.
    5. "Rubbish" means all non-putrescible wastes, including ashes, boxes, broken glass, cans, crockery, dirt, grass, metal ware, sweepings, weeds, wood, or litter of any kind.
  2. No person shall allow any garbage, hazardous material, refuse or rubbish to accumulate upon any premises within the Town or upon or along the sidewalks, gutters, alleys, or streets immediately abutting any premises.
  3. The owner, occupant or lessee of property within the Town shall dispose of the materials listed in (a) and not to permit the accumulation of such materials.
  4. The superintendent of utilities shall inspect, from time to time, the various lots, parts of lots and parcels of land lying within the Town and the adjacent and abutting alleys, public ways and gutters. If he or she shall find that material has accumulated in violation of this section, then notice of that fact shall be given to the owners, occupants or lessees of such property.  These persons shall immediately remove and dispose of the accumulated material.
  5. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be fined not less than Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) nor more than Fifty Dollars ($50.00). ('82 Code, Ord. No. 9-1982, passed 12/22/82)
  6. The monthly charge for trash disposal and curbside recycling shall be assessed against each business and residential utility customer receiving service, in the amount of $8.91 per month, to replace the current $6.25 per month fee per utility customer. (Ord. 7-1997, passed 12/17/96)


That on any lot which contains any type of residential or business use, trash, garbage, scrap metal, or waste, shall not be kept or stored outside of an enclosed building.  The term “waste” shall include but not be limited to:  all discarded household furniture, appliances, building materials, tools, toys, automotive and other mechanical parts, and other household fixtures and equipment or parts thereof which are not in use within the subjects premises.  Storage of such items shall be restricted to the area within the principal residential or business building or to an enclosed accessory building such as garage, shed, or storage building.  Exterior storage of such items is forbidden.

Outdoor storage of items not enumerated in the above paragraph, at the location of any type of residential or business use, must be obscured from view by fencing of new materials, screen, or landscaping which obscures the view at all items.  The height of the materials stored shall not exceed the height of the fencing of new materials, screening, or landscaping described above.  Outdoor storage shall not be permitted in the required front yard, set-back area, or permitted closer to the right-of-way than the front plane of the building nearest the front lot line whichever is the farthest from the right-of-way line.

All commercial dumpsters and similar trash and waste disposal containers shall be screened from public view and adjoining properties by fencing constructed of new materials, screening, or landscaping which is effective in blocking the view at all times.  If a wall surrounding such a dumpster or similar trash and waste disposal container is attached to the principal structure, it shall be constructed of the same building materials and in the same architectural style as the principal structure.  No more than one side of the surrounding wall shall be left open.  Any fence or wall required shall have a maximum height so that the container stored shall not exceed the eight by the fence, screening, landscaping, or structure.  

Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than $5.00 per day, nor more than $10.00 per day, up to a total of $5,000.00. (Ord.10-2001,passed 10/18/2001)


Further Information

'82 Code, Ord. No. 9-1982
Date Passed: 12/22/1982
Date Amended: 10/18/2001
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