Village of Islandia, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Islandia 12-2-1993 as L.L. No. 13-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Junkyards — See Ch. 104.
Littering — See Ch. 111.
Lot maintenance — See Ch. 113.
Recycling — See Ch. 136.
Solid waste transfer/recycling centers — See Ch. 142.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 161.
The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Islandia declares and finds it to be in the public interest and to promote the public health and for the public good to preserve the environment, to create a more attractive economic and business climate, to reduce the risk of disease, vermin and other unhealthy consequences associated with garbage, trash or waste, to preserve property values and for other aesthetic considerations to provide for the regulation of the unauthorized dumping of solid waste within the village. The Board also finds that this unauthorized dumping has been increasing, and this is detrimental to the quality of life in this village.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A solid waste storage or collection container which is designed to be emptied by tipping or lifting into a garbage truck or container by use of mechanical arms or pulleys on the truck or container.
Any garbage collection vehicle or device in which the container portion is not covered by a permanently affixed nonopening cover and in which the container portion can be removed from the chassis to be transported to a transfer station or disposal facility for either dumping or loading.
All putrescible and nonputrescible materials or substances discarded or rejected as having served their original intended use or as being spent, useless, worthless or in excess to the owner at the time of such discard or rejection, including, but without limitation, garbage, refuse, litter, rubbish, industrial waste, commercial waste, sludge, ashes, contained gaseous material, incinerator residue, construction and demolition debris, landscaping debris, grass, leaves, brush, discarded automobiles and offal. Recyclables or recycling material are also "solid waste" within the meaning of this chapter.
No person shall dispose of solid waste in or upon public, private or commercial property within the village except in properly covered receptacles or containers commonly referred to as "garbage cans," "roll-offs" or "dumpsters." Persons placing solid waste in such receptacles shall do so in such a manner as to prevent it from being carried or deposited upon any street, sidewalk or other public, private or commercial property.
It shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of or place on any property, whether owned by such person or not, any solid waste at any time. However, this section shall not be construed to limit the rights of homeowners to place solid waste in properly covered receptacles or containers commonly referred to as a "garbage can" in front of their property for authorized collection or removal or businesses to place solid waste in such receptacles or containers or dumpsters or roll-offs on their property for authorized collection or removal.
Any person who shall violate or neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter, except where otherwise indicated, shall be guilty of a violation and shall be liable to a fine of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.) or imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days, or both. Each day shall constitute a separate violation.