[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Old Field 10-19-1993 as L.L. No. 3-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the residents and maintain the attractive character of the Village of Old Field, this chapter is hereby enacted.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Materials from construction (such as, but not limited to lumber, concrete, metal, wiring, sheetrock, plaster, roofing and siding materials, carpeting, paint, stain and containers), as well as loose soils, paving materials and other similar items.
- Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
- Garbage, refuse, rubbish and debris, as defined herein, and all other waste material which, if thrown or deposited as herein prohibited, tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare.
- A reservation, playground, recreation center or any other public area in the village owned or used by the village and devoted to active or passive recreation.
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
- PRIVATE PREMISES
- Any dwelling, house, building or other structure designated or used, either wholly or in part, for private residential purposes, whether inhabited or vacant, including any yard, grounds, walk, driveway, porch, steps, vestibule or mailbox belonging to or appurtenant to such dwelling, house, building or other structure.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any and all streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys or other public ways and any and all public parks, squares, spaces, grounds, buildings and rights-of-way.
- All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes (except body wastes), including garbage, rubbish, loose earth, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned vehicles and solid market and industrial wastes.
- Nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin cans, lumber, glass, bedding, household and commercial appliances, crockery and similar materials.
- Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, including devices moved by human power.
No person shall throw, discharge or deposit litter in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public place within the village, except in public receptacles or in authorized private receptacles for collection.
No person shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the village the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway.
No person, while a driver or passenger in any vehicle, shall throw or deposit litter, leaves, yard clippings or tree trimmings, or cause or permit such materials to be deposited, thrown or dropped, upon any street or other public place within the village.
No person shall discharge, throw or deposit litter in any park or preserve within the village. Litter shall be securely placed in public receptacles in such a manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any part of the park or preserve or upon any street or other public place. Where public receptacles are not provided, all such litter shall be carried away from the park or preserve by the persons responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere.
No person shall discharge, throw or deposit litter into any fountain, pond, lake or stream or any other body of water in a park or elsewhere within the village or any adjacent waterway.
No person shall discharge, throw or deposit litter on another person's private property.
No person shall throw, discharge or deposit litter on any open or vacant private property within the village, whether owned by such person or not; provided, however, that with respect to an owner's use of property this shall not apply to leaves, yard clippings, grass and other composting materials.
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. Each week's continued violation shall constitute a separate violation.
Upon conviction in a court of competent jurisdiction, the violator may also be responsible for the cleanup and for the restoration of the property to its former condition prior to the violation.