[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cobleskill 12-4-2007 by L.L. No. 12-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 126, Solid Waste, adopted 3-18-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996.
The Village shall pick up garbage and refuse generated by residential use only as set forth in § 126-6, Eligible properties. Commercial and institutional establishments shall provide for their own pickup and disposal service.
Kitchen garbage and refuse must be placed in clear, plastic thirty-gallon bags, securely tied and placed at the curb in a covered standard size leakproof container or securely tied plastic bag. No black, brown, green or white bags are allowed. No loose or open receptacles permitted.
Co-mingled recyclable materials. Co-mingled recyclable materials such as but not limited to: glass, plastic or tin bottles and cans, must be clean/washed and placed in clear plastic bags and placed at the curb in a covered standard size leak proof container or securely tied plastic bag. No black, brown, green or white bags are allowed. No loose or open receptacles permitted.
Recyclable cardboard. Recyclable cardboard must be broken down into two-foot-by-three-foot sections, bundled and tied to a maximum of two feet in thickness, not to exceed two bundles in each weekly pickup. Every attempt should be made to keep this material dry until picked up.
Recyclable newspapers and magazines. Recyclable newspapers and magazines shall be bundled and tied, and placed at curbside for weekly pickup. Every attempt should be made to keep this material dry until picked up.
Tree trimmings. Tree trimming debris is limited to two securely tied bundles per weekly pickup, with each bundle cut to a maximum size of 36 inches by 18 inches by 18 inches. No one piece of tree trimming shall exceed three inches in diameter.
The quantity of municipal solid waste allowed per week to be placed at curbside for pickup service by the Village is limited to two containers of thirty-gallon capacity and/or a total of 70 pounds each in weight when full. Covers must be dog-proof. Containers must be safe to handle with no nails or sharp edges, and wetproof.
The following items will not be accepted for collection by the Village:
Furthermore, garbage, refuse, and recyclables may only be placed out on scheduled days of pickup; this includes the evening prior to the day of pickup. Containers must be placed at curbside no later than 5:30 a.m. the day of pickup, and no sooner than 5:00 p.m. the evening prior to the day of pickup, in order to receive the service provided.
Qualifying properties must abide by the above-stated guidelines on a per-unit basis.
Eligible properties include, but are not limited to, all residential properties of four or fewer units. The list of all such properties shall be defined by the Village Board of Trustees and shall be made available as part of the municipal refuse and recycling collection contract.
[Added 12-15-2009 by L.L. No. 3-2009]
Every owner or occupant of property defined by the Village of Cobleskill in the list of properties made part of the municipal refuse and recycling contract is hereby required to dispose of its garbage and refuse generated by residential use by using the refuse collection and disposal service provided by the Village of Cobleskill.
There shall be a charge for this service to all property owners required to use the service provided as part of the municipal refuse and recycling contract, and particulars of this service charge are governed by this chapter.
The service charge for the collection and disposal of refuse by the Village of Cobleskill shall be set by resolution of the Board of Trustees from time to time.
Refuse service charges shall be due and payable quarterly, regardless of occupancy of the premises, for each three-month calendar quarter ending on the last day of March, June, September and December of each year.
Refuse service charges shall be billed to the owners of the premises and shall be made payable at the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
In the event that the refuse service charge bill is not paid within one month from the date it is due and payable, then a penalty charge of 5% shall be added to the bill.
All unpaid refuse service charges, including penalties and interest thereon, if any, not paid by December 1 of each year shall be added to the annual village tax levy and become a lien upon the property benefited by the refuse collection and disposal service provided by the village, and such lien shall be prior and superior to every other lien or claim except the lien of the existing taxes or local assessments.
[Added 11-13-2012 by L.L. No. 5-2012]
It shall be unlawful for any person within the eligible properties list to dispose of solid waste except as provided for in this chapter.
It shall be unlawful to dispose of solid waste improperly as mixed with recyclable materials or within a clearly marked container for recyclable materials; such action contaminates the entire load of recyclable materials resulting in monetary loss to the hauler.
[Added 11-13-2012 by L.L. No. 5-2012]
Failure to comply with this chapter by any person or tenant, in cases where a lease agreement gives specific responsibility for solid waste disposal to said tenant, shall be an offense punishable as provided:
First offense. Conviction of a first offense shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500, together with restitution based on value of loss of contaminated load to the hauler.
Second or subsequent offense. Conviction of a second or subsequent offense within a year of the first offense shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000, together with restitution based on value of loss of contaminated load to the hauler.
Enforcement shall be effected by the Village of Cobleskill Codes Enforcement Officer.