Village of Mill Neck, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mill Neck 11-8-1989 as L.L. No. 3-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 80.

§ 72-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ASHES
Includes the residue from burning wood, coal, coke or other combustible materials.
GARBAGE
Includes wastes from preparation, cooking and serving food and market wastes from handling, storage and sale of produce. This includes combustible containers that have been used for storage of animal or vegetable products or other refuse which shall be flammable or capable of fermentation or decay.
RECYCLABLES
Discarded refuse which may be recycled, comprising solid waste in the form of paper, glass, metals and plastics.
REFUSE
All garbage, ashes and rubbish.
RUBBISH
Includes any and all materials of a generally combustible nature not included under the term "ashes" and "garbage," including but not limited to such items as leaves, grass clippings, hedge trimmings, limbs and branches; and such other material as rugs, furniture, ranges, refrigerators, couches, television sets, paper, household and personal articles of every description, clothes, shoes, bedding and similar materials.
TRUSTEES
The Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Mill Neck.

§ 72-2 Preparation of refuse for collection.

A. 
Household refuse. Except as herein provided, all refuse shall be deposited in approved refuse containers which do not exceed 75 pounds in weight. Notwithstanding the above, Mill Neck Manor may deposit its refuse in approved commercial dumpsters.
B. 
Tree trimmings. Tree trimmings shall be securely tied in bundles not heavier than 75 pounds, nor more than four feet in length and 24 inches in diameter, and further provided that individual limbs shall not be in excess of one inch in diameter.
C. 
Rubbish. Rubbish, except grass clippings, leaves and hedge and tree trimmings, shall be picked up only after arrangements have been made by calling the Village Clerk for a special pickup, identifying what items are to be picked up. All appliances shall have their doors removed.
D. 
Recyclables.
(1) 
Newsprint and corrugated paper shall be bundled and securely tied with a strong cord. Such bundles may not exceed one foot in height.
(2) 
Recyclable cans, glass and plastics shall be rinsed clean and be placed inside containers which are provided to all homeowners by the village.
(3) 
All recyclable waste shall be separated from other refuse prior to the placement of the containers for collection.

§ 72-3 Refuse containers.

A. 
Duty to provide and maintain in safe and sanitary condition.
(1) 
Refuse containers other than those for recyclables shall be provided by the owner, tenant, lessee or occupant of the premises and shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times. Any container which does not conform to these provisions or that may have ragged or sharp edges or any other defect liable to hamper or injure the person collecting the contents shall be promptly replaced upon notice from the village. The village shall have the authority to refuse collection for any failure to comply herewith.
(2) 
Refuse containers shall be commercially manufactured and be equipped with suitable handles, tight-fitting covers and be watertight.
(3) 
Ash containers shall be made of metal and have a capacity of not more than 10 gallons. Ashes placed out for collection which are warm shall not be picked up.
(4) 
Leaves, grass clippings and hedge trimmings shall be placed in bags.
(5) 
Bags may be used for all refuse except ashes and recyclables, provided that such bags are securely tied at the top and are not overfilled, torn, ripped or otherwise not capable of being lifted and placed in a refuse truck. The maximum size bag for refuse is 30 gallons, and the maximum size bag for leaves is 55 gallons.
(6) 
Recyclables shall be placed in containers which the village will provide to each homeowner and which shall remain the property of the village. The homeowner will be responsible for maintaining the containers in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.

§ 72-4 Placement of containers; point of collection.

A. 
Refuse containers shall be placed for collection in a visible and conveniently accessible area on the premises.
B. 
All residences within Mill Neck Estates and on Renville Court and Lake Avenue shall place the refuse and recyclable containers along the street line immediately in front of the premises.

§ 72-5 Frequency of collection.

Collection of refuse within the village shall be made with such frequency and on such days and at such hours as may from time to time be established by the Trustees.

§ 72-6 Prohibited materials.

A. 
The village shall under no condition collect any of the following:
(1) 
Solid or liquid waste resulting from industrial processes and manufacturing processes whose combustion at an incinerator would cause danger from residue ash or waste gases.
(2) 
Any hospital, medical, dental or infectious waste or wearing apparel, bedding or other refuse from residences where highly infectious or contagious diseases have prevailed.
(3) 
Food products which have been condemned by health authorities.
(4) 
Abandoned automobiles, auto parts, tires, gas tanks and automotive products.
(5) 
Cooking grease or garbage containing free liquids.
(6) 
Building rubbish or waste material from the construction, remodeling and repair operations of houses, commercial buildings and other structures, including among other rejected matter: excavated earth, stones, bricks, plaster, wallpaper, lumber, shingles, concrete and waste parts from plumbing, heating and electrical work and roofing.
(7) 
Rubbish from other contract operations on the premises.
(8) 
Flammables and explosives such as gasoline, used motor oil, benzene, kerosene, turpentine, paint or similar explosive or highly volatile liquids, cartridges, shells, ammunition, gunpowder or explosives of any kind or any other hazardous waste.
(9) 
Injurious materials such as broken glass, metal with jagged or sharp edges or other material liable to injure the collector, unless properly packaged. Glass is to be broken out of windows, doors or mirrors and double-bagged or containerized.
(10) 
Hazardous products:
(a) 
Household products such as asphalt roofing, batteries, bleach, disinfectants, drain cleaner, flea powder, floor cleaner, wax, furniture polish, inks, metal polish, mothballs, nail polish, oven cleaner, paint thinner, paints, septic tank cleaner, silver cleaner and polish, spot remover, toilet bowl cleaner, waterproofers, window cleaner, wood preservatives, wood putty, wood stains, varnish, wood strippers and other hazardous substances.
(b) 
Auto products such as antifreeze, auto batteries, car wax, polish, degreasers, engine, radiator, flush, cleaner and rust preventers.
(c) 
Pesticides.
B. 
Responsibility for disposal. The transportation and disposal of all such prohibited material shall be the responsibility of the owner or occupant of the premises.

§ 72-7 Responsibility of village.

A. 
Materials placed in error. All refuse collected by the village shall be the property of the village. Neither the village nor its agents or employees shall be responsible for the collection or disposal of materials not intended for collection but placed in error with the refuse.
B. 
Refusal to collect. The village shall not be responsible for failure to render collection services to premises where conditions prevent safe, easy and ready access.

§ 72-8 Powers of Trustees.

The collection and disposal of refuse shall be under the supervision of the Trustees, who shall have authority to make or modify, from time to time, such regulations pertaining to the collection and disposal of refuse as may be deemed advisable in the public interest, provided that such regulations are not contrary to the intent of this chapter.

§ 72-9 Refusal of service.

The village shall have the right to refuse to render collection and disposal service until any violation of this chapter is abated.

§ 72-10 Penalties for offenses.

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 not exceeding $250 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.

§ 72-11 Severability.

The invalidity of any provision of this chapter shall not invalidate any other provision thereof.

§ 72-12 Effective date.

The provisions on recyclable waste shall take effect on the later date of either January 1, 1990, or the date on which the City of Glen Cove begins requiring recyclables to be separated from refuse delivered to its incinerator. All other provisions herein shall take effect immediately.