Town of Inlet, NY
Hamilton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Inlet as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-7-1969 by L.L. No. 1-1969]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
Waste food, dead animals or parts thereof, vegetable matter of any kind, or any other matter which shall be capable of fermentation or decay, or which shall give off an odor.
PERSON
An individual, society, club, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons, and the singular number shall include the plural number.
REFUSE
Waste metal, metal cans, ashes, cinders, glass, pottery, paper, cardboard, rags, bottles, rubbish, wood, lumber, and all other discarded substances, other than garbage.
RESIDENT
Those persons having their domicile within the limits of the said Town of Inlet, Hamilton County, New York.
A. 
The use of any lands within the Town of Inlet as a dump, dumping ground, storage or disposal facility for refuse or garbage by any nonresident of the said Town of Inlet is hereby prohibited.
B. 
The use of any lands within the Town of Inlet as a dump, dumping ground, storage or disposal facility for refuse or garbage by any resident of the said Town of Inlet, is hereby prohibited, unless upon written permit from the Town Board of the Town of Inlet.
In the event that the facilities or arrangements of the Town of Inlet for the removal or disposal of refuse or garbage within the Town shall be deemed inadequate, any resident of the said Town may establish and operate a dump, dumping ground or disposal facility upon written permit obtained upon application in writing to the Town Board, and which said dump or refuse area shall be operated within compliance of Section 19.2 of Title 10 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York.
A. 
There shall be no burning of refuse or garbage in any open fire or fires at the Town of Inlet refuse disposal area off Limekiln Road, in the Town of Inlet, or at any other location in the Town of Inlet without approval from the State Commissioner of Health.
B. 
There shall be no dumping or depositing of the contents of any septic tanks of any type or description, portable or otherwise, in the Town of Inlet refuse disposal area off Limekiln Road, or any other location in the Town of Inlet.
The Town of Inlet shall not establish any other refuse disposal area within the Town of Inlet without the approval in writing from the full-time health officer in whose jurisdiction such proposed refuse disposal area will be located.
Any violation of any provision of this article shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, an offender shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $50 for each offense.
[Adopted 11-4-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
This article shall be known as the "Town of Inlet Solid Waste Management Law."
A. 
It is hereby found and declared that the present and future solid waste disposal problem within the Town of Inlet unless addressed will be detrimental to the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Town of Inlet, and the provisions and prohibitions hereinafter contained are enacted in the public interest and are for the purpose of securing and promoting the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, and welfare of the Town of Inlet and its inhabitants.
B. 
This article is intended and proposed to protect the air, ground, and surface water for the reuse products heretofore known as "throwaway" products, the conservation of such natural resources as wood, petroleum and mined minerals, and the reduction of loss of valuable land now being devoted to burial of solid wastes.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL GARBAGE
All nonhazardous and nontoxic wastes which are not commercial and industrial by-products.
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS
Waste resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition of structures, roads, buildings, and land clearing. Such waste shall include but is not limited to bricks, concrete, and other masonry materials, soil, lumber, road spoils, paving materials, and brush.
GREEN WASTE
Grass clippings, leaves, and cuttings from shrubs, hedges and trees.
HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE
Putrescible solid waste, including animal and vegetable waste, resulting from the handling, storage, sale, preparation, cooking or serving of foods. Garbage originated primarily in home kitchens, stores, markets, restaurants, and other places where food is stored, prepared, or served.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
Includes but is not limited to the following products and their empty containers: hair spray, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, petroleum products, caustic chemicals, paint, batteries, wood preservatives, varnishes, paint thinners and other solvents, photo and hobby chemicals, swimming pool chemicals, antifreeze and other automobile fluids, and household cleaners, polishes and waxes, and automobile batteries.
LARGE HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS
All other large and/or bulky articles used in the home and which equip it for living, including but not limited to chairs, sofas, tables, beds, carpets, etc.
MAJOR APPLIANCES
A large and/or bulky household mechanism, including but not limited to stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers and freezers, ordinarily operated by gas, wood, or electrical current.
MOTOR VEHICLES
Motor vehicles as defined in the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
NONRECYCLABLE MATERIAL
Soft plastic containers, rags, sweepings, excelsior, rubber, leather, crockery, straw, dirt, filth, ashes, wastepapers and similar waste material.
PERSON
An individual, society, club, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons, and the singular number shall include the plural number.
RECYCLABLE MATERIAL
Material derived from the waste stream for its reuse or resale value: said material being all cardboard, newspapers, magazines, and flat paper. Said material also shall include commercial packaging or processing, including all cans, glass, food containers, bottles with metal rings and tops removed, and hard plastics.
SOURCE SEPARATION
The separation of recyclable materials at the point of generation for separate collection.
VEHICULAR TIRES
Tires from cars and trucks and their casings.
No person shall dispose of garbage or recyclable or nonrecyclable material except as follows:
A. 
In order to facilitate the conservation of vital natural resources through recycling, each person shall separate the waste into the following three categories: garbage, recyclable materials, and nonrecyclable materials. The Town Board, by resolution, shall adopt rules and regulations for the collection, transportation, processing, sorting, storage and marketing of the solid waste components. Said rules and regulations shall become effective 30 days after said regulations have been published in the official newspaper of the Town of Inlet.
B. 
In order to further facilitate the conservation of vital natural resources through recycling, discarded newspapers, cardboard, magazines, and flat papers shall be separated from other recyclable material for a separate disposal, and said newspaper, cardboard, magazines, and flat papers shall be securely tied in bundles each weighing not in excess of 40 pounds.
C. 
From the time of placement of garbage, recyclable material, nonrecyclable material, and all other materials at the curb, at the recycling site, or landfill site by a person for collection in accordance herewith, such garbage, recyclable material, nonrecyclable material and all other materials shall become the property of the Town of Inlet or its authorized agent. It shall be a violation of this article for any person without the authority of the Town Board of the Town of Inlet to collect, pick up, remove, or cause to be collected, picked up or removed any garbage, recyclable material or nonrecyclable material at any of the foregoing locations, and each such collection, pick up, or removal from one or more of said locations shall constitute a separate and distinct offense in violation of this article.
D. 
It shall be a violation of this article for any one to place at the curb, or at a transfer recycling site, or landfill site for collection any container other than a container which solely contains garbage or solely contains recyclable material or solely contains nonrecyclable material.
E. 
It shall be a violation of this article for any person to knowingly dispose of any hazardous household or industrial waste by including same in garbage or nonrecyclable materials.
F. 
It shall be a violation of this article for anyone to violate any of the rules and regulations established by the Town Board pursuant to this article.
A. 
All motor vehicles which are to be discarded from a residence of the Town of Inlet shall at the cost and expense of the owner be removed to a place designated for such motor vehicles in the Inlet landfill site. All fluids shall be drained from said vehicles, and all objects which are not integral parts of the vehicle to be discarded shall be removed from said vehicles, before removal to said landfill site.
B. 
No person shall place or store construction debris with garbage, with recyclable materials or nonrecyclable materials. The Town of Inlet shall not collect construction or demolition debris. The person generating or producing construction or demolition debris or the owner thereof may at his own cost and expense have such material moved to the designated area in the Town of Inlet landfill site.
C. 
All major appliances or large household furnishings which are to be discarded from a residence of the Town of Inlet where the appliance or furnishing was actually in use shall at the owner's own cost and expense be removed to a place designated for such materials in the Inlet landfill site. It shall be the sole responsibility of the owner to dismantle the appliance or furnishings so that it will not be a hazard to the public. In this respect, doors shall be removed from the appliances or furnishings before placing at the landfill site. The Town of Inlet on certain specified days will also pick up said appliances at the side of the street in residential areas.
A. 
No person shall place or store green waste with garbage, recyclable material, or nonrecyclable material. The person generating or producing green waste may at his own cost and expense remove same to a designated area in the Inlet landfill site, and in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this article.
B. 
Said green waste material shall be either burned or composted by the Town of Inlet at its landfill site in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
All commercial and industrial garbage and recyclable materials will be subject to the same rules and regulations established pursuant to this article and regulating household garbage, recyclable materials and nonrecyclable materials.
A. 
All household hazardous waste shall be placed in a separate metal container and transported to the Inlet Town Barn during regular separation site hours. These hours will be designated by the Town Board, and an attendant will be on duty to assist with any questions.
B. 
Household hazardous waste shall be disposed of at an approved facility.
A. 
The Town Board of the Town of Inlet shall designate the days and hours for acceptance of garbage, recyclable material and nonrecyclable material by resolution.
B. 
No garbage, recyclable material, nonrecyclable material or any other material shall be placed on any public street, highway, or any other premises within the Town of Inlet without the written consent and permission of the Town Board.
A. 
The Town Board of the Town of Inlet may, by resolution, establish fees for the collection, transportation, processing, sorting, storing and landfilling of household garbage, commercial and industrial garbage, nonrecycling material, recycling material, construction and demolition debris, major appliances, large household furnishings, vehicular tires, green waste, household hazardous waste, and motor vehicles.
B. 
It shall be a violation of this article for any person to dispose of household garbage, commercial and industrial garbage, nonrecycling material, recycling material, construction and demolition debris, major appliances, large household furnishings, vehicular tires, green waste, household hazardous waste, and motor vehicles within the Town of Inlet without first paying the applicable tipping fee as established by the Town Board.
Failure to comply with this article by any person shall be an offense punishable as follows: conviction of the first offense under this article shall be punishable by a fine of $50, and in addition anyone convicted of a first offense hereunder shall be liable to pay a civil penalty of $50. Conviction of a second offense hereunder shall be punishable by a fine of $100 or imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or both, and in addition, anyone convicted of a second offense hereunder shall be liable to pay a civil penalty of $100. Conviction of a subsequent offense hereunder shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500, or imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or both, and, in addition, anyone convicted of a subsequent offense hereunder shall be liable to pay a civil penalty of $1,000 and/or the imposition of community service at the discretion of the justice.
A person is criminally liable for conduct constituting an offense hereunder which he performs or causes to be performed in the name or in behalf of a corporation, to the same extent as if such conduct were performed in his own name or behalf.
All prior collection and disposal ordinances shall remain in full force and effect except as herein modified by this article. If there is any conflict between this article and the prior ordinances, this article shall control.