Town of Geneva, NY
Ontario County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Geneva 5-27-1972 as Ch. 48 of the 1972 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Burning, open fires — See Ch. 70.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 155.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
Includes waste food, papers, dead animals or parts thereof and all waste or discarded wood, lumber or vegetable matter of any kind or any other matter which shall be inflammable or capable of fermentation or decay.
RUBBISH
Includes waste metal, tin cans, ashes, cinders, glass, pottery and all discarded substances of a solid and incombustible nature.
[Amended 12-23-1997 by L.L. No. 5-1997]
No person shall throw, dump or deposit or cause to be thrown, dumped or deposited in any part or portion of the Town, any garbage, rubbish or abandoned vehicles or parts thereof, from any source whatsoever, and no person shall permit such throwing, dumping or depositing of any of the same upon any property owned, leased or controlled by such person in said Town, except in and upon such lands as may be established, designated and controlled by the Town Board as a public dumping ground or a Town-designated garbage, rubbish and recyclable transfer station and there subject to all rules, regulations, ordinances and statutes now or hereafter adopted pertaining thereto.
The prohibitions of this chapter shall not apply to any resident of the Town who may, on lands occupied by such resident, dispose of such garbage or rubbish which originates from the use and occupancy of his or her lands, provided that such disposition is made in such manner as not to endanger the health and welfare of the residents of the Town or create a public nuisance.
The use of any public dumping grounds so established, designated and controlled by the Town Board shall be subject to the following rules and regulations:
A. 
Garbage prohibited. No person shall deposit, dump or leave thereon or cause to be deposited, dumped or left thereon any garbage, as herein defined, or any material, waste or offal of any kind which shall give off any offensive odor, either when left upon the premises or thereafter, or which creates or may thereafter create a nuisance of any kind or which shall be or may become dangerous to human or animal life.
B. 
Compliance with direction. No person shall deposit, dump or leave thereon or cause to be deposited, dumped or left thereon, any rubbish, as herein defined, or any substance of any kind, except at the places and in the manner directed by said Town Board, or the person in charge of said dumping grounds under authority of said Town Board, whether such direction is given personally by said person in charge or by another person by his or her authority or by a sign or signs erected upon said dumping grounds by his or her authority or by authority of the Town Board.
C. 
Automobiles and other machines. No person shall deposit, dump or leave thereon or cause to be deposited, dumped or left thereon any automobile, vehicle, machine, appliance or other article or any part thereof unless the same shall have been dismantled and the body thereof so cut and flattened out so as to permit the same to occupy a minimum of space.
D. 
Restrictions on residency. No person shall deposit, dump or leave thereon or cause to be deposited, dumped or left thereon any garbage, rubbish or abandoned vehicles or parts thereof or any material or substance of any kind whatsoever unless he or she shall be a resident of or be conducting an established business in said Town, or a resident of or conducting an established business in a town, village or city with which the said Town has entered into an agreement then in force for the maintenance of a public dumping ground to be used in common.
E. 
Permit to operate dumping grounds. No person shall undertake to do any work or to control, manage or supervise any operation involving labor or equipment in or upon or in connection with said public dumping grounds, except by and pursuant to the provisions, terms and conditions of a written permit duly issued by him or her by resolution of said Town Board; which said permit, and any and all authority granted to him or her thereby, shall be revocable at any time by resolution of said Town Board without notice.
[Added 2-9-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
The Town will provide a trash transfer site with a compactor located thereon, for use of Town of Geneva residential properties, for the disposal of trash arising from the normal operation of a household located in the Town of Geneva.
A. 
All trash shall be securely bound in trash bags not to exceed 30 gallons' capacity.
B. 
All paper and boxes shall be securely tied and bound.
C. 
Prohibited materials.
(1) 
The following list of materials shall be prohibited:
(a) 
Refrigerators, tires, batteries, stoves, lumber, trees, brush or industrial or toxic waste and any trash of a commercial nature shall be prohibited.
(2) 
The Town Board shall have the right at any time to add to this list of prohibited trash.
D. 
Each user of said trash transfer station shall be required to apply to the Town for a resident user card which will contain 52 punches entitling the holder thereof to deposit five bags of trash per each punch. The Town shall issue said card to the applicant upon receipt of whatever charge may be directed by the Town Board. Each card shall continue to be valid until all punches thereon are used; thereafter, an applicant must apply for the issuance of a new card. The name and address of the applicant, as well as the card number, will be on each card. The resident user card shall be issued by the Town of Geneva Code Enforcement Officer.
[Amended 12-23-1997 by L.L. No. 5-1997; 3-8-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
E. 
The Town Board will regulate the days and hours of said transfer station.
[Amended 12-23-1997 by L.L. No. 5-1997]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction, as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III.