[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of New Windsor by Ord. No. 97-106 (Ch. 5.04 of the 1998 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BULK WASTE
- Large items of refuse, including but not limited to appliances, furniture, trees, branches and stumps, large auto parts, and construction and remodeling waste which cannot be handled by normal municipal waste processing, collection or disposal methods.
- Cans, bottles, food containers, plastic containers, clothing, and other such matter, newspapers and magazines, refuse from animal, grain, fruit or vegetable matter, and any other such matter.
- HAZARDOUS WASTE
- Any waste substance or material designated as a hazardous substance pursuant to Section 7-201 et seq. of the Environment Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
- MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
- Garbage and other discarded materials, including but not limited to solid, semisolid, liquid and contained gaseous materials resulting from municipal, and residential activities, which can be handled by normal municipal waste processing, collection or disposal methods.
- YARD WASTE
- Grass cuttings, leaves, shrub clippings, flowers, small plants, and branches two inches in circumference or smaller.
All individuals and businesses producing municipal solid waste shall place the same in tightly sealed containers.
All residential dwellings whether single units or apartments shall use standard metal or plastic containers with matching covers or dumpsters. Said containers shall be furnished or rented by owner or tenant in sole possession.
All municipal solid waste shall be placed along the collection routes not earlier than 6:00 p.m. in the evening prior to the scheduled pickup date.
The Town shall provide for the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste, including recyclables, for residential units within the Town. The Mayor and Council are authorized to enter into a contract or contracts with collectors to perform all or part of such collection and disposal.
The Town may provide for the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste, including recyclables, for industrial and commercial users within the Town. The Mayor and Council are authorized to levy a charge for such service, and to enter into a contract or contracts with collectors to perform all or part of industrial and commercial trash collection and disposal.
Regular collection service shall not include removal of bulk trash, as defined above, and including but not limited to items such as tires, crates, pallets, refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, pipe, and other like items. The Mayor and Council are authorized by resolution to institute a process for the collection of bulk waste, including a charge for such service, by such means as designated by said resolution, and are authorized to enter into a contract or contracts with collectors to perform all or part of bulk trash collection and disposal.
All industrial and commercial users requiring one cubic yard or more of garbage or trash per scheduled pickup shall be charged for the service pickup.
Any user producing hazardous waste shall be fully responsible for its proper disposal as required by local, state, or federal laws and at its own expense.
No waste produced or accumulated outside the corporate limits of the Town shall be deposited within the corporate limits of the Town.
The Mayor and Council may establish regulations regarding the collection or disposal of waste, including municipal solid waste, bulk waste, yard waste, and recyclables. Upon approval by resolution of the Mayor and Council, any such regulation shall have the force and effect of law, and any violation thereof is declared to be a municipal infraction. The penalty for violation shall be a fine of $50 for the first offense, and $150 for each subsequent offense. These regulations may include, among other subjects, the days and hours and routes for collection of waste, including recyclables; the specifications for solid waste containers and recycling bins, and the times and manner in which they shall be set out for pickup of the contents thereof by the collectors; the removal of such containers after they have been emptied; prohibitions of the mixture of certain types of solid waste in any one container; prohibitions of the disposal of certain items; limits on the amount of solid waste or the number of containers that may be set out for any one premises at any one time; the imposition of reasonable fees to cover the costs of the administration of the chapter; and such other matters as may be deemed appropriate. Copies of any such regulations shall be maintained in the Town office for inspection during regular business hours.
It is unlawful for any person to deposit any waste in or to knowingly pollute or contaminate any watercourse, body of water, spring, well or other source of water in the Town.
Violation of this section is declared to be a municipal infraction. The penalty for violation shall be a fine of $1,000 for each offense.