Town of Wilton, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wilton 10-4-1990 by L.L. No. 7-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dumps and dumping — See Ch. 57.
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 67.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 119.

§ 73-1 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food and material such as paper, cardboard, wood, cloth, food cans, glass containers and bottles.
PERSON
Any person, employee, servant, agent, firm, partnership, association, company or organization or entity of any kind.
PUBLIC PLACE
Includes parking areas, rights-of-way, parks, trails, grounds or other public areas.
REFUSE
All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, including garbage, rubbish and ashes.
RUBBISH
Nonputrescible solid wastes, including ashes, consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes such as yard clippings, metals, wood, glass, bedding, crockery, household appliances, shopping carts, automobiles or parts thereof and similar materials.
STREET
Includes any public street, roadway, highway, lane or alleyway.

§ 73-2 Littering in streets and public places unlawful.

No person shall deposit, throw, cast, lay or suffer or permit any other person to deposit, throw, cast or lay any waste, litter, rubbish, refuse, garbage, debris, discarded objects, materials and/or matter of any type on any street or public place in the Town.

§ 73-3 Abandoning or discarding articles.

No person shall abandon or discard or cause or suffer any other person to abandon or discard any article or thing, including but not limited to shopping carts or shopping wagons, baskets, crates, boxes, cartons, yard supplies, household appliances, automobiles or parts thereof, machinery or equipment, rubbish, refuse or garbage in any street or public place in the Town.

§ 73-4 Littering from vehicles unlawful.

No person, being the owner, driver or manager of an automobile or other vehicle shall deposit, scatter, blow, drop, spill or permit to be deposited, scattered, blown, dropped or spilled any dirt, gravel, sand, clay, loam, stone or building rubbish or materials, shavings, rubbish, litter, waste materials, automobiles or parts thereof, machinery, refuse or garbage therefrom upon any street or public place in the Town.

§ 73-5 Penalties for offenses.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable as follows:
A. 
For the first offense, by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days or by fine, the minimum of which shall be $50 and the maximum of which shall be $1,000, and appropriate community service related to solid waste management and cleanup for a period not to be less than eight hours.
B. 
For a second and subsequent offense, by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 30 days or by fine, the minimum of which shall be $100.00 and the maximum of which shall be $1,000, and appropriate community service related to solid waste management and cleanup for a period not to be less than 16 hours.