Town of Harwich, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Harwich 5-5-2009 by Art. 1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 100.
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 122.
Licensing of garbage collectors — See Ch. 164.
No person shall dump any rubbish, refuse or material of any kind on any land within the Town unless said land is a duly designated and licensed disposal area where the type of material being disposed of may lawfully be discarded, nor shall such materials be discarded along any highway, street or road within said Town. In any case where by law a particular type of material may be disposed of at sites other than licensed disposal areas, no such material will be disposed of without prior approval from the owner of said land and without first giving notice to the Fire Department, Board of Health and Building Department of said Town.
It shall be unlawful for any person to dump or cause to be dumped any material classified as hazardous waste under applicable state or federal regulations on any land within the Town of Harwich unless said land has been duly designated and licensed as a disposal facility for such material. Violations of this section shall be punished by a fine of $300 and may be enforced by the Fire Department acting through the Fire Chief or his authorized designees, by the duly authorized health agent of said Town of Harwich and by the Building Official in addition to any Town officers having police powers. Restitution for the cost of mitigation and cleanup incurred by the Town of Harwich may be assessed in addition to any fine. Prosecution hereunder shall not bar any other action, civil or criminal, which by law may be taken in such a case.
No person shall dump or cause to be dumped in any dumping ground maintained by the Town any rubbish or other material brought from without the limits of the Town of Harwich.
Violations of §§ 247-1 and 247-3 of this bylaw shall be punished by a fine of $100 for the first violation, $200 for the second violation, and $300 for the third and subsequent violations which may be enforced by the Fire Department acting through the Fire Chief or his/her authorized designees, the duly authorized health agent, Building Official, and any officers having police powers of said Town of Harwich. Second, third, and subsequent violations are determined through official records indicating that the violator has paid a fine, had a judgment, or been found guilty for a similar offense. Restitution for the cost of mitigation and cleanup incurred by the Town of Harwich may be assessed in addition to any fine. Prosecution hereunder shall not bar any other action, civil or criminal, which by law may be taken in such a case.