It is hereby declared the policy of the Town to cause the Babylon resource recovery facility to be operated so that the volume of solid waste processed results in the most revenues to the Town, thereby minimizing the burden of the costs of solid waste disposal to the residents of the Town. To achieve such volume, the Town shall, by resolution, provide for the implementation of programs to separate recyclable materials from solid waste.
In addition, the Town Board finds that the implementation of a commercial source separation program shall be established for which economic conditions exist. This program shall give due consideration to the Town's existing source separation, recycling and resource recovery activities as provided for in the Town Solid Waste Management Plan. Economic conditions will take into account the costs of paper collection, transportation, processing and marketing of source-separated materials.
There is hereby established a program for the mandatory separation of recyclable materials from solid waste by all persons within the residential improvement area of the Town of Babylon. This program shall apply only to residential recyclable materials.
Residential recyclable materials shall be placed at the curb, separate from solid waste, for collection at such times and dates as may be established by regulation.
Prior to a Class 1 licensee collecting and/or disposing of recyclable materials from any customer within the commercial improvement area, the customer must file with the Solid Waste Administrator an "Opt-Out" form.
[Amended 12-18-2001 by L.L. No. 11-2001]
Every Class 1 license holder collecting and/or disposing of recyclable material must provide the Solid Waste Administrator with a monthly summary, using a form to be provided by the Solid Waste Administrator, of the types and amounts of all materials recycled.
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person(s) unlicensed by the Town Board and/or the Commission to collect or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any recyclable materials. Each such collection in violation hereof shall constitute a separate distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.
There shall be a Solid Waste Licensing Administrator (SWLA) who will be authorized to monitor all operations of licensees operating in the Town of Babylon. The Town Attorney shall select the Solid Waste Licensing Administrator (SWLA).