[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wilton 2-1-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of Wilton intends to regulate, control and prohibit the dumping, storing or placing of certain kinds of solid or liquid waste materials within the boundaries of the Town of Wilton and to preclude the creation of a private dump or dumping ground for such materials within the Town. This chapter is enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Wilton pursuant to § 130, Subdivisions 6 and 15, of the Town Law of the State of New York.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DUMP or DUMPING GROUNDS
- Includes any place used for the disposal or leaving of solid or liquid waste material by the public or any person.
- Includes any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, municipality or association of individuals.
- SOLID OR LIQUID WASTE MATERIAL
- Includes all putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, including but not limited to garbage; rubbish; ashes; incinerator residue; street cleanings; demolition and construction debris; abandoned vehicles; offal; commercial, hospital and industrial wastes; and hazardous and toxic wastes.
The dumping, storing or placing of any kind of solid or liquid waste materials within the Town of Wilton which originates either within or outside the Town of Wilton is prohibited.
The creation, maintenance and/or operation of dumps or dumping grounds within the Town of Wilton of solid or liquid waste materials other than by the Town of Wilton, unless under the expressed written authority of the Town Board of the Town of Wilton, is prohibited.
[Amended 10-3-1991 by L.L. No. 3-1991]
Nothing contained within this chapter will be deemed to prohibit any person from disposing of solid or liquid waste material at the Wilton Town Landfill, provided that such landfill is in operation and such person has obtained all necessary permits and approval from all appropriate governmental agencies and that the disposal of the particular solid or liquid waste material is not otherwise prohibited.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter will be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 for each offense, or by imprisonment in the County jail for not more than one year, or both. The Town Board may also bring a civil action to restrain any violation of this chapter in a court of competent jurisdiction. When a violation of this chapter is continuous, each 24 hours thereof will constitute a separate and distinct offense.