Village of Flower Hill, NY
Nassau County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Flower Hill 1-6-1976 as Ch. 30 of the 1976 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Penalties for offenses — See Ch. 1, Art. II.

§ 190-1 Dumping, throwing, etc., prohibited.

[Amended 11-10-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]
No person shall dump, throw, scatter or deposit or direct, suffer or permit any servant, agent or employee to dump, throw, scatter or deposit any tree stumps, ashes, automobiles or parts thereof, offal, garbage, oil, cinders, shells, straw, shavings, paper, dirt, filth, broken glassware, crockery, bottles, cans, construction material, waste or rubbish of any kind or nature whatsoever in or upon any private premises or any vacant lot, lots or plots or in fields or woodlands within the boundaries of the Village of Flower Hill.

§ 190-2 Littering, unlawful depositing by collectors prohibited.

[Amended 11-10-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]
No person, being the owner, driver, operator, manager or conductor of any cart, truck or other vehicle or of any receptacle, shall scatter, drop, spill, deposit or permit to be scattered, dropped, spilled or deposited any dirt, newspapers, tree limbs, stumps, snow, sand, gravel, clay, loam, stones or building rubbish or household waste, refuse or rubbish of any sort, ashes, garbage or other organic refuse or other offensive matter therefrom, or permit the same to be blown off such cart, truck or vehicle by the wind, in or upon any public or private premises in the Village of Flower Hill.

§ 190-3 Requirements for receptacles.

[Amended 12-5-1977 by L.L. No. 3-1977]
A. 
For the purposes of this section, certain words are defined as follows:
GARBAGE
Includes offal, filth, dirt, ordinary kitchen, cooking and household wastes, decaying vegetables, animal matter and food containers of metal, glass, paper, plastic and other similar material.
RUBBISH
Includes ordinary household trash, such as wastepapers, cartons, crates, rags, ashes, household furnishings and the like, grass clippings, lawn rakings, leaves, hedge trimmings, trimmings from vines or trees and other similar materials.
B. 
All garbage shall be placed and kept in receptacles constructed of metal or other suitable material which shall at all times be kept covered with a tight-fitting lid.
C. 
All rubbish which can be scattered unless securely confined shall be placed and kept in containers of a type which shall prevent the contents from being sifted or broadcast or blown about.
D. 
All highly flammable or explosive materials shall be placed and kept in separate suitably marked containers to ensure safety in handling thereof.

§ 190-4 Disposal regulations.

[Amended 12-5-1977 by L.L. No. 3-1977]
All garbage and rubbish, as those terms are defined in § 190-3 of this chapter, and other waste materials shall be kept and disposed of in the manner following:
A. 
No garbage receptacles shall be stored on or in any front yard. Garbage receptacles may be kept in side or rear yards but shall be screened and not visible from the street.
[Amended 11-10-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]
B. 
All rubbish and receptacles or containers of rubbish shall be set out for collection no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the day scheduled for collection of rubbish.
C. 
All garbage, refuse and other waste materials shall be gathered and set out for removal with such frequency that the same shall not constitute or contribute to the creation of a nuisance or be detrimental to public health or safety or endanger the health of any person.
D. 
No garbage, refuse or other waste material shall be kept or placed in any location that would cause or contribute to a public nuisance or be a detriment to the public health or safety or endanger the health of any person. Snow may not be pushed onto village property.
[Amended 11-10-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]

§ 190-5 Dumpsters and waste containers.

[Added 9-2-1992 by L.L. No. 8-1992]
A. 
Definitions. Unless otherwise expressly stated, the term "dumpster" or "waste container" shall be deemed to mean any container used in the normal course of demolition or construction for the purpose of storing, containing and/or carting debris of any kind, or any container employed for garbage or refuse collection, provided by a garbage or refuse service for commercial collection or mass storage of garbage and refuse, where the volume of the same shall exceed 55 gallons.
B. 
Permit required. No dumpster or other waste container shall be placed upon any sidewalk, street, highway or other public place within the village. No dumpster or other waste container shall be placed upon any private property within the village unless a permit shall first have been obtained and a fee as set forth in Chapter A243, Fees, Charges and Deposits, shall have been paid therefor.
[Amended 11-10-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]
C. 
Periodic garbage collection. No permit shall be required for any dumpster or waste container used for periodic garbage or refuse collection, which shall be maintained and kept inside an approved structure, placed outside for collection only after sunset on the evening prior to such pickup and replaced inside immediately after the pickup.
D. 
Every permit obtained for the maintenance of a dumpster or waste container shall expire 30 days after the date of issuance with an approved building permit if one is required; a new permit may be obtained upon application, for good cause shown, by payment of a new permit fee. Where a building permit has been issued and a dumpster permit shall have been issued in connection with the construction on the property, in the event of the expiration or cancellation of the building permit, the dumpster permit shall expire simultaneously therewith.
[Amended 11-10-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999; 12-4-2006 by L.L. No. 5-2006]
E. 
Miscellaneous provisions.
(1) 
Every dumpster or other waste container placed within the village shall comply with the following additional requirements:
(a) 
Every dumpster or waste container shall be conspicuously marked with the name and address of its owner.
(b) 
No dumpster or waste container shall create an offensive odor, be a health hazard or become a nuisance.
(c) 
All dumpsters and waste containers shall be covered at all times so as to prevent tampering or entry by unauthorized persons and to hinder the creation of offensive odors, health hazards and nuisances.
[Added 11-10-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]
(2) 
In the event of the violation of any provision hereunder, in addition to such other penalty or remedy available to the village, the dumpster permit may be canceled by the Board of Trustees, upon notice to the holder thereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 30-5, Property maintenance, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 11-10-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999. See now Ch. 172, Property Maintenance.

§ 190-6 Removal of violations by village; collection of costs.

Whenever any owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having possession or charge of any plot or lot of ground in the Village of Flower Hill shall violate the provisions of this chapter, the Village of Flower Hill may remove such violation and the expense thereof shall be certified by the Mayor and collected by suit in the name of the Village of Flower Hill, if not paid to the Village Treasurer or Village Clerk-Treasurer within five days after demand.

§ 190-7 Penalties for offenses.

Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties, of the Code of the Village of Flower Hill.