Town of Bethel, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Bethel 7-22-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Resources Recovery Authority — See Ch. 21.
Recycling — See Ch. 80.
Solid waste transfer station — See Ch. 93.
Solid waste management and flow control — See Ch. 94, Art. I.

§ 52-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUILDING OFFICIAL
The Building Official of this municipality or his authorized representative.
CONSTRUCTION CONTAINER
A metal box, roll off with open top, not to exceed 264 inches in length by 66 inches wide by 66 inches high (30 cubic yards).
DEP
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.
DUMPSTER
A metal box, front and rear end loader with cover, not to exceed 36 inches in length by 72 inches wide by 38 inches high (two cubic yards).
MUNICIPALITY or TOWN
The Town of Bethel.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Any item designated by the DEP or the Town which can be separated or diverted as defined under "recycling."
RECYCLING
The separation or diversion of an item or items from the solid waste stream for the purposes of processing it or them or causing it or them to be processed into a material product, including the production of compost, in order to provide for the disposition of the item or items in a manner, other than incineration or landfilling, which will best protect the environment. Nothing in this definition shall preclude the use of waste oil as fuel in an oil burner.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
Real estate containing one- or two-family living units, but shall not include apartments or condominiums.

§ 52-2 Purpose.

There is hereby established a chapter that will restrict the placement of a dumpster and/or construction container upon one- and two-family residential property within the Town.

§ 52-3 Placement.

The placement of a dumpster and/or construction container must have the approval of the Building Official of the Town and shall not block the flow of vehicular traffic or pedestrian traffic and shall not be loaded in such a manner as to cause its contents to spill into the street or sidewalk areas.

§ 52-4 Usage.

The use of the dumpster and/or construction container shall not contain any recyclable materials or garbage. Contents placed in the container shall not create offensive odors or a health hazard.

§ 52-5 Issuance of permit.

All permits shall be in writing and issued by the Building Official. The Building Official shall issue said permit if it appears that the applicant has reasonable need to use a dumpster and/or construction container.

§ 52-6 Expiration of permit; renewal.

A. 
No permit shall be granted for a term longer than 30 days, although, for good cause shown, a permit previously issued may be renewed for an additional thirty-day period.
B. 
Upon the expiration of the permit, the permit holder shall remove or cause to be removed the dumpster and/or construction container.

§ 52-7 Revocation of permit.

Any permit granted pursuant to this chapter may be revoked by the Building Official for the following reasons:
A. 
The permit holder has made any false statements in his application for a permit.
B. 
The permit holder fails to use the dumpster/container as requested from the Building Official.
C. 
The permit holder fails to conform to the provisions set forward in this chapter.