[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Barnstable as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Collection and Disposal of Waste
Article II Recycling
[Adopted 2-21-1991 by Order No. 91-63 (Art. LII of Ch. III of the General Ordinances as updated through 7-7-2003)]
No person shall, for compensation, collect or transport garbage or refuse generated within the Town of Barnstable, whether from residential, commercial or industrial sources, without a waste collection permit from the Barnstable Board of Health. Such permits shall specify that the waste collected must be disposed of at either the Barnstable Sanitary Landfill in Marstons Mills or at the Town of Yarmouth Solid Waste Transfer Station, as may be determined by the Barnstable Department of Public Works.
At the designated point of disposal, each delivery vehicle shall submit a signed manifest on a form approved by the Board of Health, identifying the point(s) of collection or collection routes (on file with the Barnstable Department of Public Works), the date on which the waste was collected, the driver of the vehicle, and the waste collection permittee. No loads of waste shall be accepted at the Barnstable Sanitary Landfill or at the Yarmouth Solid Waste Transfer Station without a properly completed manifest.
Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 202-1 and 202-2 above, the Board of Health may grant special permits for the collection of recyclable materials generated within the Town of Barnstable if it finds that there is a valid agreement between a generator of commercial or industrial recyclable waste and a waste disposal or recycling firm expressly providing for the recycling of the material so collected. Material collected under such special recycling permits may be transported to and disposed of at locations other than the Barnstable Sanitary Landfill and the Yarmouth Solid Waste Transfer Station. The same manifesting requirements shall apply to recycling permittees as to waste collection permittees, except that manifests for recycled materials delivered to a disposal site other than the Barnstable Sanitary Landfill or the Yarmouth Solid Waste Transfer Station shall, in addition, identify the delivery site and the date of delivery. Such manifests shall be submitted to the Barnstable Department of Public Works by the permittee within 15 days of delivery.
Permit holders must comply with all other applicable laws, ordinances and regulations including in the case of deliveries to the Yarmouth Solid Waste Transfer Station, the regulations of the Yarmouth Board of Health and the Yarmouth Solid Waste Transfer Station Board of Control.
Violation of this article is punishable by loss of permit and/or a fine of not more than $300 per violation.
[Adopted 9-20-2001 by Order No. 2002-007 (Art. XXI of Ch. II of the General Ordinances as updated through 7-7-2003)]
The Board of Health shall, as a condition of every license granted to haulers of rubbish and offal under MGL C. 111, § 31A, require that the licensee provide a service at reasonable cost, optional to customers, of recycling waste. The Board shall make rules and regulations to give effect to this article under the authority hereof as well as under the provisions of MGL C. 111, § 31B.
The Town Manager is directed to immediately work with the haulers, the county and other towns to help provide a facility for the handling of recyclables to be collected.