Village of Lawrence, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lawrence 3-12-1956 by Ord. No. 155. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Waterways — See Ch. 65.
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 76.
Filled-in land — See Ch. 86.
Gardeners — See Ch. 110.
Parks — See Ch. 140.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 144.
Sewers and cesspools — 5ee Ch. 162.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 178.
Junk, unlicensed and unregistered vehicles — See Ch. 204.

§ 106-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
Includes garbage, offal, household waste, restaurant waste, business or commercial waste and refuse of every kind and character, cans, bottles, discarded metal, automobile fenders, automobile parts, paintbrushes, paint scrapings, furniture, mattresses or upholstery, discarded machinery and offensive material of every character.
LITTER
Includes cigarette boxes, envelopes, books and papers, tissues, paper bags, cellophane and other discarded material of similar character not included within the terms "garbage" or "rubbish."
RUBBISH
Includes rubbish, cartons, boxes, excelsior, sawdust, packing, papers, newspapers and discarded material and waste of every character not included under the term "garbage."

§ 106-2 Handling and storage.

The following regulations shall govern the handling and storage of garbage and rubbish in the Village.
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall deposit, store or hold, or suffer or permit to be deposited, stored or held, on the premises under his, their or its ownership, tenancy or control any garbage, as defined by this chapter, unless the same is placed in garbage cans or similar containers completely and securely covered and placed in such a way as not to create a nuisance.
B. 
Such cans or containers shall be metal or plastic and shall be watertight, and shall be equipped with close-fitting metal or plastic tops completely enclosing the same, which shall at all times be securely closed and fastened.
[Amended 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988]
C. 
No person, firm or corporation shall deposit, hold or store, or suffer or permit to be deposited, stored or held, on premises under his, their or its ownership, tenancy or control, any rubbish, as defined by this chapter, unless the same is placed in containers of a kind required by Subsections A and B of this section or unless such rubbish is placed in baskets, bags or similar containers, completely and securely covered and placed in such a way as not to create a nuisance.
D. 
Such cans and containers shall at all times be sufficient in number and capacity to contain the maximum amount of garbage and rubbish originating in or in connection with the building, store or establishment for which they were provided.
E. 
In the business district of the Village, as now or hereafter defined by Chapter 212, Zoning, in case the service regularly rendered by Sanitary District No. 1 of the Town of Hempstead is not sufficiently frequent or scheduled in such a way as not to permit the removal of such garbage and rubbish without accumulating to an extent greater than the capacity of the cans and containers provided for the purpose, it shall be the duty of the owner, tenant or occupant of the building, store or establishment to provide additional or supplementary garbage- or rubbish-removal service which will be adequate for such purpose.
F. 
All such cans, containers, baskets, bags or similar containers shall be placed, deposited and stored on the premises where such garbage or rubbish originated.
G. 
No person, firm or corporation shall place, deposit or store, or permit to be placed, deposited or stored, on any street, sidewalk, parking field or the approaches thereto or on any public property or on the property of another person any garbage or rubbish, as defined in this chapter, or any of the cans, containers, baskets, bags or other containers used in the holding and storage thereof.
H. 
It shall be illegal to construct, place or build any facility for the storage of garbage, litter and refuse receptacles below property grade (in-ground).
[Added 3-17-2005 by L.L. No. 3-2005]
I. 
One- and two-family residences. All garbage, rubbish and refuse shall be placed at the side or rear of the premises, at the location of the garbage cans, for collection by the Sanitary District, other than for bulk pickup, which may not be placed forward of the front building line or at the curb earlier than 7:00 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled sanitation pickup.
[Added 3-13-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
J. 
Multiple dwellings. No cans, containers, baskets, bags, similar containers or bulk pickup materials shall be placed for sanitation pickup in a front yard, a side yard abutting a street (as defined by Chapter 212, Zoning), or at curbside earlier than 7:00 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled pickup.
[Added 3-13-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]
K. 
Business district. No bags or similar containers containing garbage, rubbish or trash, other than securely closed garbage disposal containers with permanently attached covers, may be placed or stored outside the premises prior to 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled sanitation pickup.
[Added 3-13-2008 by L.L. No. 3-2008]

§ 106-3 Sidewalks in business districts.

A. 
The following regulations shall apply to the care of sidewalks in the business district of the Village, as now or hereafter defined by Chapter 212, Zoning.
(1) 
It shall be the duty of the owner, tenant, occupant and person in charge of every store, building and establishment in the Village to keep the sidewalks, curbs, gutters and parking fields adjoining said premises at all times free from garbage, rubbish and litter.
(2) 
The owner, tenant, occupant and person in charge of every store, building and other establishment shall sweep such sidewalk or cause the same to be swept and remove any garbage, rubbish and litter and sweepings which may be found upon such sidewalks, curbs, gutters and parking fields, as often as may be necessary for such purpose.
(3) 
All such sweepings shall be placed in the containers required under § 106-2 of this chapter and shall be stored, held and disposed of as therein provided.
(4) 
In no event shall any sweepings be swept into the street or the gutters thereof or into a parking field or upon the property of another or upon the sidewalk adjoining the building, store or establishment of another person.
B. 
The foregoing regulations shall apply regardless of the source or origin of such garbage, rubbish and litter.

§ 106-4 Placing wastes in public places.

The following regulations shall apply to all streets, sidewalks, gutters and parking fields and other public places in the Village.
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall place or permit to be placed upon any street, sidewalk, curb, gutter, parking field or other public place in the Village any garbage, rubbish or litter, as defined in this chapter.
B. 
No person shall throw or toss from any motor vehicle in the Village upon any street, curb, gutter, parking field or other public place in the Village any garbage, rubbish or litter, as defined in this chapter.
C. 
No builder, contractor, gardener, workman, foreman or person in charge of any work in the Village shall permit any bags, cartons, shavings, sawdust, containers, plaster, stone or other waste material, or material used in connection with the work, to be placed upon any street, curb, gutter, parking field or other public place in the Village. This regulation shall apply equally whether such material was placed on such property by such person or was carried there by the wind, the force of gravity or other means; provided, however, that this regulation shall not be construed to prevent the use and exercise of any license or permit which may have been issued pursuant to § 125-9A(9) of this Code of the Village of Lawrence.

§ 106-5 Placing wastes on lands of other persons.

No builder, contractor, gardener, workman, foreman or person in charge of any work in the Village shall dump or place or permit to be dumped or placed upon the lands of another any garbage, refuse or litter, as defined in this chapter, or any ashes, boxes, leaves, grass, clippings, weeds, garden refuse, branches, limbs or any discarded materials of any character whatsoever, without the previous consent of the owner of such land.

§ 106-5.1 Outdoor storage in Business K District.

[Added 1-13-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
With the exception of securely closed garbage and trash receptacles as described in § 106-2, all outdoor storage is prohibited in the Business K District of the Village of Lawrence, including, but not limited to, the storage and or placement of shopping carts, boxes, crates and pallets.

§ 106-6 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988; 9-11-2002 by L.L. No. 5-2002]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine up to a maximum of $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.