Town of Leonardtown, MD
St. Marys County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Leonardtown 3-13-1989 by Ord. No. 53A. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees, charges and rates — See Ch. 69.
Livability standards — See Ch. 92.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 112.
Depositing of waste on streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 128, Art. III.

§ 82-1 Residential units.

A. 
All residential units within the corporate boundaries of Leonardtown shall avail themselves of the Leonardtown municipal refuse collection service. The quarterly refuse collection fee for all residential refuse collection within the corporate boundaries of Leonardtown shall be as set forth from time to time by the Mayor and Council. Rental dwellings will be billed on the basis of rentable units, regardless of occupancy.
[Amended 3-14-1994 by Ord. No. 78]
B. 
All residential units shall provide receptacles to contain all garbage, rubbish and other refuse as may be necessary or heavy duty, securely tied plastic bags. All such receptacles shall be maintained at all times in good order and repair. The receptacles shall be made of metal or other suitable material and be provided with tight covers. No such receptacles shall exceed 30 gallons in capacity, except that this maximum capacity shall not apply to mechanically handled "dumpsters."
C. 
Where alleys are used by the refuse collection personnel, receptacles shall be placed on or within six feet of the alley line so as not to intrude upon the traveled portion of the alley. Where streets are used by the refuse collection personnel, receptacles shall be placed adjacent to and behind the curb or street line at such times as refuse collection is scheduled. Upon completion of collection, the owner shall remove all receptacles away from the curb or street line to his own premises.
D. 
The Commissioners of Leonardtown[1] and their duly authorized officers, agents and employees shall be empowered to waive or amend the requirements of Subsection C where curbside collection would result in undue hardship due to age or handicap. Such waiver must be requested, in writing, by the residential unit occupant, and each such request for waiver will be determined on its own merits.
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to the 1989 Charter, the Commissioners of Leonardtown are now the Mayor and Council of the Town of Leonardtown.

§ 82-2 Commercial units.

A. 
All commercial units within the corporate boundaries of Leonardtown shall avail themselves of the Leonardtown municipal refuse collection service.
B. 
The refuse collection fee for all commercial refuse collection using mechanically handled dumpsters within the corporate boundaries of Leonardtown shall be billed on a cubic yard rate as set forth from time to time by the Mayor and Council.
[Amended 3-14-1994 by Ord. No. 78]
C. 
For small businesses, a minimum fee shall apply.