Town of Barre, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Barre Board of Health 2-9-1988; amended 8-9-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 309-1 Closing of landfill; reliance on state policy.

In light of the recent directive from the Department of Environmental Quality Engineering (DEQE) dated August 14, 1987, our Board has been forced to reevaluate our policy regarding the Town Farm Landfill. The Barre Board of Health has decided to close the Town Farm Landfill and to rely on the DEQE policy as the official means for handling woodwaste in our town.

§ 309-2 Summary of DEQE policy.

The DEQE policy of August 14, 1987 calls for the following:
A. 
Woodwaste burial of up to 200 cubic yards is permitted without DEQE review, provided it is from the same property, does not pose an environmental threat (ex. burial in wetlands), and that a plan is filed with the local Board of Health.
B. 
If the area poses an environmental threat as determined by the Board of Health, regardless of quantity of disposal, a DEQE review will be required.
C. 
Woodwaste burial of larger than 200 cubic yards of waste will require DEQE review.
D. 
It is important to note that the DEQE policy statement specifically says, "It is not the intent of this policy to regulate small quantities of woodwastes generated by private citizens on their own property."

§ 309-3 Procedure.

A. 
Obtain and complete a Town of Barre Woodwaste Disposal Application, including site plan and application fee, and submit application to the Board of Health.
B. 
Board of Health will review application and take action.
C. 
If the Board of Health approves the application, the applicant will be notified and required to schedule an inspection date and time to determine applicant compliance regarding woodwaste disposal.
D. 
The applicant or the owner of the property shall cause an affidavit to be recorded with the Registry of Deeds attesting to the fact that the premises have been used for woodwaste burial of less than 200 cubic yards and that a plan showing the location of the woodwaste burial is on file with the Barre Board of Health. The affidavit shall be indexed to the owner's deed, and proof of recording in the Registry of Deeds shall be provided to the Board of Health.

§ 309-4 Fee.

The fee is $25 per lot.