Town of Mansfield, CT
Tolland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mansfield Resource Recovery Authority of the Town of Mansfield 5-27-1994; amended in its entirety as approved by Town Council 8-23-2010, effective 11-1-2010. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Solid waste — See Ch. 161.

§ A196-1 Facilities for use by residents and permitted collectors only.

All Mansfield solid waste facilities, including the Town transfer station, recycling area or other disposal or processing facilities are exclusively for and shall be used only by the residents and businesses of the Town, and upon request, the driver of any private or commercial vehicle must satisfactorily demonstrate to the person in charge that he or she is a resident of the Town of Mansfield or a permitted solid waste collector. The Town Manager may issue and require the use of vehicle stickers to be displayed by the Town residents (other than solid waste collectors) in lieu of the above.

§ A196-2 Proof of refuse; contractor delivery and transportation.

A. 
All persons employed by a resident of the Town of Mansfield to dispose of refuse must show dated proof of refuse source demonstrating that said refuse was generated in the Town of Mansfield.
B. 
Contractors (tree services, site contractors, demolition companies, etc.) must make arrangements with the Town Department of Public Works in advance of delivering refuse or bulky waste to any Town solid waste facility; otherwise, a delay in unloading may result. Effective August 23, 2003, commercial (contractor hauled) bulky waste will not be accepted at the Town's transfer station. Dated proof of refuse source and prepayment of disposal fees shall be required for everyone other than licensed collectors.
C. 
All vehicles must transport all refuse in a closed, covered or secure manner. Unless the vehicle is capable of being completely closed, all cans, barrels or other containers must be tightly covered. Littering of the highways, including the access road to any Town solid waste facility, shall be considered as a violation of Chapter 161, Solid Waste, and Chapter 179, Vehicles, Abandoned.

§ A196-3 All collectors to be licensed; Mansfield trash only.

All solid waste collectors must obtain and hold a current permit to collect solid waste in the Town. Application for a permit must be made to the Town Health Department. Solid waste collectors shall not deposit any solid waste that is not collected in Mansfield in any Mansfield solid waste facility.

§ A196-4 Facility use regulations and prohibitions.

A. 
The following materials are prohibited from any Town solid waste facility:
(1) 
Dead animals of any kind.
(2) 
Live ammunition.
(3) 
Hazardous waste as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency pursuant to 42 U.S.C.A. § 6903(5) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976; chemicals, including large quantities of insecticides, paint, oil, etc., or radioactive waste.
(4) 
Motor vehicles or equipment (cars, trucks, whole or otherwise).
(5) 
Burning ashes.
(6) 
Liquid waste, including septic tank pumpings, sewage or sludge.
(7) 
Mercury batteries.
B. 
The speed limit in all solid waste facilities is a maximum of 20 miles per hour.
C. 
Smoking is prohibited in all solid waste facilities.
D. 
Children under 12 years of age must remain inside a vehicle at all times.
E. 
Pets of any kind are prohibited in Town solid waste facilities unless confined inside a vehicle at all times.
F. 
No scavenging, picking or salvaging operations are permitted at Town solid waste facilities.
G. 
All Connecticut State Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health regulations regarding the use of the solid waste facilities must be complied with at all times.

§ A196-5 Designated materials for source separation and recycling.

The following major types of materials shall be separated from other refuse for recycling by all persons or establishments in the Town of Mansfield. These materials shall not be placed in the same garbage can as or otherwise mixed with other forms of solid waste for collection, removal or disposal.
A. 
Newspaper and magazines.
B. 
Corrugated cardboard.
C. 
Glass and metal food and beverage containers.
D. 
Scrap metal.
E. 
Waste oil and oil filters.
F. 
Yard waste.
G. 
Storage batteries.
H. 
Office paper.
I. 
Antifreeze (automobile).
J. 
Household cardboard.
K. 
Plastic containers, except motor oil and Styrofoam containers.
L. 
Fluorescent lights.
M. 
Computers.
N. 
Televisions.
O. 
Microwave ovens

§ A196-6 Residential recycling.

A. 
It shall be mandatory for all persons, except those physically disabled, who are owners, lessees or occupants of residential property, single-family or multifamily, to separate or cause to have separated from other solid waste all materials designated as recyclable in § A196-5 above. Cause to have separated for each rental property having collection service shall include:
(1) 
Beginning 60 days after the effective date of this amendment, causing to have all lessees and/or principal occupants sign and date a document stating the lessee and/or principal occupant has received and read the Town's current recycling information, been informed of the day and place of recycling collection and has a recycling bin in their unit (if pertinent), and thereafter requiring notification of the responsibilities of Chapter 161, Solid Waste, and regulations to be included in each lease.
(2) 
Providing for the collection and removal of recyclables.
(3) 
Providing individual recycling bins for each unit for the term of the lease or providing centralized containers with a prominent description of mandated items on or near the containers.
(4) 
Disseminating current recycling information provided by the Town to each unit no more than twice yearly.
(5) 
Instructing on-site managers in recycling procedures.
(6) 
Assisting and cooperating with Town enforcement personnel in determining recycling compliance.
B. 
Residential recycling collection of newspaper, magazines, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers and plastic containers shall be only as authorized by the MRRA utilizing the recycling/refuse collector under contract with the Authority.
C. 
Residential recycling collection shall be available to the owners of all single-family and multifamily residences only at such times, schedules, fees and service levels as shall be designated by the MRRA. At the owner's option, said collection may be refused in favor of self-hauling one's own recyclables to the Town's designated recycling facility.
D. 
Effective October 1, 1990, the provisions of this section shall apply to all residences in Mansfield, with the exception of multifamily residences (apartments and condominiums) where owners have current collection contracts that extend past October 1, 1990. The owners of said establishments shall, at their option, continue with their contract collection until such time as their current contract expires, at which time the full provisions of this section shall become effective.
E. 
Clean and unsoiled newspaper, magazines, junk mail, flattened corrugated cardboard boxes and household cardboard with inner liners removed shall be separated from refuse and combined with glass, metal and plastic containers in one or more upright containers. Plastic bags shall not be used to contain recyclables.
F. 
Glass and metal food and beverage containers and plastic containers shall be separated from refuse and combined in one or more upright containers with paper and cardboard. These recyclables should not be flattened or processed in any way, but should be rinsed. Labels, lids and neck rings need not be removed. Containers must be kept clean and in such a place as not to constitute a nuisance or be otherwise objectionable. Plastic bags shall not be used to contain recyclables.
G. 
Yard waste shall be separated from all other refuse and recyclable materials and either composted or disposed of on the property from which it was generated. Yard waste may also be taken to the Town's recycling area after first being further separated into brush and trees, leaves, grass clippings and stumps. Yard waste shall not be disposed of with other refuse or recyclables.
H. 
Storage batteries shall be separated from all other refuse and recyclable materials and taken to the designated drop off area at the Town's solid waste/recycling area, or otherwise recycled, reused or sold for scrap in a manner consistent with these regulations and Connecticut DEP requirements.
I. 
Waste oil, used oil filters and antifreeze shall be collected in clean, covered containers and taken to the designated drop off area at the Town's solid waste/recycling area or otherwise recycled, reused or sold to a state-licensed waste oil collector in a manner consistent with these regulations and Connecticut DEP requirements.
J. 
Scrap metals shall be separated by type from all other refuse and recyclable materials and taken to the Town's solid waste/recycling area or otherwise recycled, reused or sold for scrap in a manner consistent with these regulations and Connecticut DEP requirements.
K. 
For the purposes of these regulations only, multifamily residential establishments shall refer to apartments, trailer parks and condominiums which include two or more dwelling units owned or managed by a common entity as well as buildings or parts thereof containing two or more dwelling units, including apartments, row houses and townhouses. Dormitories (including fraternity and sorority houses) shall also be considered multifamily residential establishments.
L. 
Plastic containers excepting motor oil and Styrofoam containers shall be separated from other refuse and included with the glass and metal food and beverage containers, paper and cardboard, provided that they are clean. Labels, lids and neck rings need not be removed.
M. 
Unbroken fluorescent lights shall be separated from all other refuse and recyclable materials and taken to the designated dropoff area at the Town's solid waste/recycling area, or otherwise recycled in a manner consistent with these regulations and Connecticut DEP requirements.
N. 
Computer monitors, computer accessories, microwave ovens and televisions shall be separated from all other refuse and recyclable materials and taken to the designated dropoff area at the Town's solid waste/recycling area, or otherwise recycled or reused in a manner consistent with these regulations and Connecticut DEP requirements.

§ A196-7 Commercial recycling.

A. 
Effective October 1, 1990, it shall be mandatory for all persons who are owners, lessees or occupants of nonresidential establishments and public institutions or facilities to establish recycling programs and to separate from other solid wastes or arrange to separate, collect, transport and market all materials so designated as recyclable in § A196-5 of these regulations.
B. 
This section shall also apply to multifamily residential establishments having a current collection contract that extends past October 1, 1990, until said contract expires.
C. 
All solid waste collectors permitted to collect refuse and recyclables in Mansfield under Code § 161-11 who collect refuse or recyclables from nonresidential establishments or public institutions are required by this section to:
(1) 
Distribute the Town's current recycling brochure to each new customer.
(2) 
Report to the Town's Refuse/Recycling Coordinator recycling violations, including a lack of recycling and the mixing of recyclables with trash.
(3) 
Where the solid waste collector has assumed responsibility for providing recycling containers, provide clear, accurate labeling on containers.

§ A196-8 Separation of other materials for disposal at Town solid waste facility.

The following other types of materials shall be separated from other refuse and deposited in the locations specifically designated for such materials:
A. 
Demolition materials.
B. 
Stumps.
C. 
Mattresses, sofas, other furniture, tires, etc.
D. 
Tires.
E. 
Clean lumber, with or without nails, but free from any drywall or other contaminants.

§ A196-9 Residential refuse collection.

A. 
Residential refuse collection shall be only as authorized by the MRRA utilizing the recycling/refuse collector under contract with the Authority.
B. 
Residential refuse collection shall be available to the owners of all single-family and multifamily residences only at such times, schedules, fees and service levels as shall be designated by the MRRA. At the owner's or occupant's option, said collection may be refused in favor of self-hauling one's own refuse to the Town's transfer station in accordance with these regulations.
C. 
The provisions of this section shall apply to all residences in Mansfield effective October 1, 1990, with the exception of multifamily residences (apartments and condominiums) whose owners have current collection contracts that extend past October 1, 1990. The owners of said establishments shall at their option continue with their contract collection until such time as their current contract expires, at which time the full provisions of this section shall become effective.

§ A196-10 Commercial refuse collection.

A. 
It shall be the responsibility of all persons who are owners, lessees or occupants of nonresidential establishments and public institutions or facilities to arrange for the collection of refuse and its transportation to and disposal in the Town-designated refuse disposal facility in accordance with these regulations.
B. 
This section shall also apply to multifamily residential establishments having a current collection contract that extends past October 1, 1990, until said contract expires.

§ A196-11 Designation of solid waste and recycling facilities.

A. 
Willimantic Waste Paper Company located in the Town of Windham shall be the designated Mansfield refuse disposal area for all solid waste generated and collected in the Town of Mansfield.
B. 
The transfer station located on Route 89 in Mansfield shall be the designated Mansfield refuse disposal area for residents hauling their own refuse in their own vehicles.
C. 
The transfer station located on Route 89 in Mansfield shall be the designated Mansfield disposal area for residential quantities of bulky waste for residents hauling their own bulky waste in their own vehicles.
D. 
The Willimantic Waste Paper Company's bulky waste receiving facility located on Route 32 in Windham shall be the designated Mansfield disposal facility for commercially hauled or generated bulky wastes.
E. 
The Willimantic Waste Paper Company located in Windham shall be the designated recycling facility for paper, corrugated and mixed cans and bottles collected in the Town of Mansfield.

§ A196-12 Fees and service levels.

A. 
The fee for a commercial collection vehicle permit for collecting, hauling or transporting refuse or recyclables within the Town shall be $10 for each vehicle per year.
B. 
The application fees for filing an application for a solid waste collector's permit shall be:
(1) 
Three hundred dollars for a new or renewed permit.
(2) 
One hundred fifty dollars for a modification to an existing permit.
C. 
The tipping fees for dumping Mansfield refuse at any facility shall be the current charge per ton to the Town of Mansfield plus an administrative fee of $4 per ton, payable to the Town of Mansfield by all licensed solid waste collectors hauling refuse from Mansfield to said facility on a monthly basis based on the weight of refuse delivered to the facility as reported by said facility.
D. 
Fees and hours for the Town transfer station and recycling area.
(1) 
Hours: Tuesday and Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Thursday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
(2) 
Fees for refuse, effective July 1, 1994:
Item
Charge
Garbage bags
$3.50 each
Up to 35-gallon garbage can
$7.00 each
55-gallon drum (full)
$9.00
55-gallon drum (less than 1/2 full)
$4.50
Compact pickup (1 cubic yard)
$35.00
Flat-loaded pickup (2 cubic yards)
$70.00
High-loaded pickup (4 cubic yards)
$140.00
All other garbage
$35.00 per cubic yard, as measured on site
Stumps
$30.00 per cubic yard
Brush
$10.00 per cubic yard
Passenger car tires (up to 19 1/2 inches on or off rims)
$2.00
Large truck tires:
Off rims
$8
On rims
$20
Large off-road tires
$25
Bulky waste/brush/construction debris
$30 per cubic yard
(3) 
Fees for recycling.
Item
Charge
Scrap metal
$3 per cubic yard
CFC appliances
$12 each
Capacitors or ballasts
$3 each
Wood grindings
$10 per scoop (when available only)
Computers/televisions
Up to 19-inch screen
$6 each
20-inch screen and up
$12 each
Microwave ovens
$12 each
E. 
Other transfer station regulations and service levels.
(1) 
A maximum of four cubic yards of refuse per vehicle is permitted for use of the transfer station.
(2) 
A maximum of four cubic yards of bulky waste per vehicle is permitted for use of the transfer station except under written permission from the Town's Department of Public Works.
(3) 
No solid waste collector shall be permitted the use of the transfer station for the depositing of refuse or recyclables except under contract or written permission with the Town's Department of Public Works.
F. 
Fees and service levels for single-family refuse and recycling collection shall be as follows:
[Amended 11-28-2011, effective 1-1-2012; 9-9-2013; effective 10-1-2013; 12-9-2013, effective 12-9-2013]
Level of Service
Description
Monthly Fee
20 gallon service
Weekly curbside automated refuse pickup of a 20-gallon cart
$16
Curbside automated pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) every week
Unlimited curbside refuse pickup on the regular pickup day 1 week in the winter, as designated by the Town
35 gallon service
Weekly curbside automated refuse pickup of a 35-gallon cart
$22.75
Curbside automated pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) every week
Unlimited curbside refuse pickup on the regular pickup day 1 week in the winter, as designated by the Town
64 gallon service
Weekly curbside automated refuse pickup of a 64-gallon cart
$29
Curbside automated pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) every week
Unlimited curbside refuse pickup on the regular pickup day 1 week in the winter, as designated by the Town
96 gallon service
Weekly curbside automated refuse pickup of a 96-gallon cart
$35.75
Curbside automated pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) every week
Unlimited curbside refuse pickup on the regular pickup day 1 week in the winter, as designated by the Town
Non-conforming 96-gallon service
Weekly 96-gallon service, as defined above, with a higher fee for nonconformity [See § A196-13E(2).]
$45
Extra bag tags
Pickup of tagged standard-size garbage bags (33-gallon) over and above the selected level of service for the single-family residence
$3.50
160 gallon service
Weekly curbside automated refuse pickup of a 96-gallon and 64-gallon carts
$41.75
Curbside automated pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) every week
Unlimited curbside refuse pickup on the regular pickup day 1 week in the winter, as designated by the Town
Additional recycling container
Weekly curbside automated recycling pickup of an additional 64-gallon labeled recycling cart
$5
G. 
Fees and service levels for multifamily refuse and recycling collection shall be as follows:
[Amended 12-10-2012, effective 12-10-2012; 2-4-2013, effective 2-4-2013; 9-9-2013; effective 10-1-2013; 12-9-2013, effective 12-9-2013; 9-22-2014; effective 9-22-2014; 2-14-2017; effective 2-14-2017]
Level of Service
Description
Monthly Fee
20 gallon service
Weekly automated refuse pickup of a 20-gallon cart per dwelling unit at a designated area for said cart
$14.75
Automated pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) at the same designated area every week
Unlimited refuse pickup on the regular pickup day 1 week in the winter, as designated by the Town
35 gallon service
Weekly automated refuse pickup of a 35-gallon cart per dwelling unit at a designated area for said cart
$19.25
Automated pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) at the same designated area every week
Unlimited refuse pickup on the regular pickup day 1 week in the winter, as designated by the Town
64 gallon service
Weekly automated refuse pickup of a 64-gallon cart per dwelling unit at a designated area for said cart
$25.25
Automated pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) at the same designated area every week
Unlimited refuse pickup on the regular pickup day 1 week in the winter, as designated by the Town
96 gallon service
Weekly automated refuse pickup of a 96-gallon cart per dwelling unit at a designated area for said cart
$31.75
Automated pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) at the same designated area every week
Unlimited refuse pickup on the regular pickup day 1 week in the winter, as designated by the Town
Cart retrieval surcharge
Retrieving trash and recycle carts weekly from alley to street for automated service, per cart
$5
96 gallon service (six times per week) - extra handling
Refuse pickup requiring extra handling of a 96-gallon cart six times per week
$240
Pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) six times per week that requires extra handling
1-cubic-yard refuse container
Providing and emptying a 1-cubic-yard covered refuse container once per week
$72.50
Pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) in centralized recycling containers at or adjacent to the refuse container every week
2-cubic-yard refuse container
Providing and emptying a 2-cubic-yard covered refuse container once per week
$96
Pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) in centralized recycling containers at or adjacent to the refuse container every week
2-cubic-yard refuse container (twice a week)
Providing and emptying a 2-cubic-yard covered refuse container twice per week
$180
Pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) in centralized recycling containers at or adjacent to the refuse container every week
4-cubic-yard refuse container
Providing and emptying a 4-cubic-yard covered refuse container once per week
$181.50
Pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) in centralized recycling containers at or adjacent to the refuse container every week
6-cubic-yard refuse container
Providing and emptying a 6-cubic-yard covered refuse container once per week
$255.50
Pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) in centralized recycling containers at or adjacent to the refuse container every week
6-cubic-yard refuse container (twice a week)
Providing and emptying a 6-cubic-yard covered refuse container twice per week.
$478.50
Pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) in centralized recycling containers at or adjacent to the refuse container every week
8-cubic-yard refuse container
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered refuse container once per week
$329.50
Pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) in centralized recycling containers at or adjacent to the refuse container every week
8-cubic-yard refuse container (twice a week)
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered refuse container twice per week
$616
Pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) in centralized recycling containers at or adjacent to the refuse container every week
8-cubic-yard refuse container (three times/week)
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered refuse container three times per week
$902
8-cubic-yard refuse container (four times/week)
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered refuse container four times per week
$1,188
8-cubic-yard refuse container (five times/week)
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered refuse container five times per week
$1,485
8-cubic-yard refuse container (six times/week)
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered refuse container six times per week
$1,780
10-cubic-yard refuse container
Providing and emptying a 10-cubic-yard covered refuse container once per week.
$419
Pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) in centralized recycling containers at or adjacent to the refuse container every week
Trash/ recycle compactor
Providing and emptying compactor with two separate compartments on an as-needed basis. Single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) collected in one compartment of compactor
Monthly rental
$1,085
Per haul
$280
Tipping fee
Based on actual tonnage
2-cubic-yard recycling container (once/week)
Providing and emptying a 2-cubic-yard covered recycling container once per week
$31
4-cubic-yard recycling container (once/week)
Providing and emptying a 4-cubic-yard covered recycling container once per week
$62
6-cubic-yard recycling container (once/week)
Providing and emptying a 6-cubic-yard covered recycling container once per week
$83
8-cubic-yard recycling container (once/week)
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered recycling container once per week
$98
8-cubic-yard recycling container (twice/week)
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered recycling container two times per week
$190
8-cubic-yard recycling container (three times/week)
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered recycling container three times per week
$280
8-cubic-yard recycling container (four times/week)
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered recycling container four times per week
$370
8-cubic-yard recycling container (five times/week)
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered recycling container five times per week
$460
8-cubic-yard recycling container (six times/week)
Providing and emptying an 8-cubic-yard covered recycling container six times per week
$590
Individual Unit Recycling
In place of centralized recycling containers. Weekly pickup of single-stream recycling (newspaper, magazines, corrugated cardboard, household cardboard, glass and metal food and beverage containers, plastic containers) in individual recycling bins
$2 per dwelling unit
Extra dumpster collections
2-cubic-yard dumpster
$35
4-cubic-yard dumpster
$45
6-cubic-yard dumpster
$55
8-cubic-yard dumpster
$65
10-cubic-yard dumpster
$75
Tipping fee (100 pounds per cubic yard)
Tipping fee
H. 
Fee waivers.
(1) 
Service fee waivers for curbside refuse collection and/or normal household quantities of refuse, recycling and bulky waste dropoff at the transfer station shall be available as prescribed in the Mansfield Code of Ordinances, Chapter 122, Article III. Applications for said waiver shall be made to the Town's Parks and Recreation Department. Fee waivers for greater than household quantities of refuse, recycling or bulky waste must be approved by the Town's Zoning Agent or the Director of the Eastern Highlands Health District.
[Amended 9-9-2013; effective 10-1-2013]
(2) 
For persons who are physically impaired and have no household members able to make it feasible for them to get refuse to the curbside, fee waivers shall be available to enable them to subscribe to backyard service at curbside fees. Applications for waivers shall be made to the Town's Social Services Department. Medical documentation will be required.

§ A196-13 Enforcement provisions.

Pursuant to § 161-12 of the Solid Waste Ordinance, enforcement of the ordinance and these regulations shall be as follows:
A. 
The Director of Public Works, the Recycling/Refuse Coordinator and/or other individuals designated by the Town Manager are responsible for the enforcement of these regulations. Said individuals are hereby authorized to take such enforcement actions as authorized in these regulations.
B. 
The Town of Mansfield, through its designated enforcement officer, shall serve written notice of the violation(s) of the ordinance to any person responsible for the violation. The notice may be hand-delivered or mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of each responsible person.
C. 
Such notice shall state the violation(s) as outlined hereinafter and demand its correction within 10 calendar days or, if applicable, the next scheduled refuse/recycling collection date. If the person cited fails to correct the violation before the deadline, the Town of Mansfield may issue a citation. Said citation shall inform the responsible person of the allegations against him or her, the amount of the fine due, and the date on which payment of the fine is due, which shall be no later than 10 days after the date of the citation.
D. 
If any such fine is unpaid beyond the due date, the Town may initiate proceedings to collect such fine pursuant to the Hearing Procedure for Citations Ordinance[1] enacted pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 7-152c.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 129, Hearing Procedure for Citations.
E. 
Recycling violations.
(1) 
Any person who fails to separate and recycle or cause to have recycled all designated recyclable materials from other solid waste, as defined by Chapter 161, the Solid Waste Ordinance, and these regulations shall be subject to a fine of $90 for each citation.
(2) 
For the purposes of these regulations only, any person who has subscribed to refuse and recycling collection and is not recycling or is recycling poorly at least two times within a month or three times within a quarter shall be considered nonconforming.
(3) 
In lieu of issuing a citation per § A196-13E(1) or (6) of these regulation, any person who is nonconforming, as defined by § A196-13E(2) of these regulations shall, after notice by the Town, be subject to an increase in service level and corresponding increase in fees for each subsequent quarter that he/she is nonconforming. Upon return to conformity, as verified by the Town, said service will be returned to its previous level.
(4) 
The Town, or its agents or contractors, reserve the right to refuse to collect or accept for disposal refuse or recyclables that have not been separated and/or recycled in accordance with these regulations.
(5) 
In addition to the penalties provided for in Subsection (f) of Section 22a-220a of the Connecticut General Statutes, any solid waste collector who mixes other solid waste with items designated for recycling in Mansfield (per § A196-5 of these regulations) shall be subject to the following penalties:
(a) 
Fine of $90 for the first citation;
(b) 
Thirty-day suspension of his/her collector's permit for any second citation; and
(c) 
Revocation of his/her collector's permit for any subsequent citation.
(6) 
Any owner of a single-family or multifamily residential establishment who fails to cause to have recycled all designated recyclable materials from other solid waste, as defined by Chapter 161, the Solid Waste Ordinance, and these regulations shall be subject to a fine of $90 for each citation.
F. 
Refuse violations.
(1) 
The Town, or its agents or contractors, reserve the right to refuse to accept for disposal any refuse set out for collection that exceeds or otherwise does not comply with the requirements of the current service level for that specific location or establishment.
(2) 
For the purposes of these regulations only, any person who has subscribed to refuse and recycling collection and is over his/her subscribed service level at least two times within a month or three times within a quarter shall be considered nonconforming.
(3) 
Any person or owner of a single-family or multifamily residential establishment who is nonconforming, as defined by Section A196-13F(2) of these regulations shall, after notice by the Town, be subject to an increase to the appropriate service level and corresponding increase in fees for each subsequent quarter that he/she is nonconforming. Upon return to conformity, as verified by the Town, said service will be returned to its previous level.
(4) 
Any person who, intentionally or unintentionally, places or allows the placement of persistent refuse or recyclables on his or her property creating an unsanitary or nuisance condition shall be assessed a fine of $90 for any first and/or subsequent citation.
(5) 
Any person who places or allows refuse and/or recyclables to be located at the curb for more than 24 hours before and/or after trash collection shall be assessed a fine of $90 for any first and/or subsequent citation.
(6) 
Any person who deposits or causes to have deposited in any designated Mansfield solid waste or recycling facility any refuse or recyclables not generated within the Town of Mansfield shall be subject to the following penalties:
(a) 
Fine of $90 for the first citation; and
(b) 
Revocation of his/her dumping privileges and/or collector's permit for any second or subsequent citation.
(7) 
Any person who deposits or causes to have deposited in any designated Mansfield solid waste or recycling facility any commercial refuse or recyclables not so designated as commercial refuse shall be subject to the applicable tipping fees and the following penalties:
(a) 
Fine of $90 for the first citation; and
(b) 
Revocation of his/her dumping privileges and/or collector's permit for any second or subsequent citation.
(8) 
After October 1, 1990, except as provided for in §§ A196-6C and A196-9C above, any person who utilizes a vendor or source other than the Town's designated solid waste collector for residential collection shall be assessed a fine of $90 for any first and/or subsequent citation.
(9) 
Any person who throws or deposits any discarded, used or unconsumed substance or waste material (litter) in or upon any road or sidewalk, in any catch basin, drain or watercourse, or other public place within the Town, except in public receptacles, in authorized private receptacles for collection, or in any designated Mansfield solid waste or recycling facility, shall be assessed a fine of $90 for any first or subsequent citation.
(10) 
Any person who throws or deposits any household refuse, bulky waste or recyclables in or upon any road or sidewalk, in any catch basin, drain or watercourse, public place or unauthorized private property within the Town, or in unauthorized private receptacles for collection, shall be assessed a fine of $90 for any first or subsequent citation.[2]
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Editor's Note: Former § A196-14, Recycling containers, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-9-2013, effective 10-1-2013.