Village of Yorkville, NY
Oneida County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Yorkville 12-6-1994 by L.L. No. 3-1994.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law superseded former Ch. 75, Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse, adopted 8-1-1944; amended in its entirety 3-2-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993.
The Village Board of Trustees shall designate an authorized agent to pick up and collect garbage, trash and recyclables. Such agent shall be responsible for the distribution of garbage bags on behalf of the Village. The cost of the bag to the consumer shall be negotiated by and agreed upon by the agent and the Village Board.
A. 
Garbage may be placed for collection only in authorized garbage bags. Garbage may not be placed at the roadside for collection except in authorized garbage bags, and garbage may not be collected at the roadside except by the Village-authorized agent. Garbage and recyclables must be placed at the curb not sooner than 6:00 p.m. of the evening prior to scheduled collection.
[Amended 11-7-2018 by L.L. No. 5-2018]
B. 
Recyclable material will be collected in such manner as is agreed upon by the authorized agent and the Village Board.
C. 
Items too large for the authorized garbage bags may be disposed of by requesting a pickup by the authorized agent and by paying the fee as stipulated in the fee schedule of the garbage collection contract.
D. 
The use of large-volume containers, sometimes referred to as "dumpsters," is permitted. However, the provider of service is responsible for the removal of all garbage, trash and recyclables from the premises. The occupants of the property may not place items at the roadside for collection by the Village-authorized agent.
E. 
No person shall dispose of garbage originating within the Village except on the property or in front of the property where that person resides and shall not dispose of any garbage, trash, refuse, recyclables, etc., on neighbors' property, Village property or in any public receptacle.
F. 
No private collections shall commence prior to 6:00 a.m., including dumpsters, nor later than 8:00 p.m. All private haulers must obtain a permit from the Village Clerk to be registered as a waste hauler in the Village.
[Added 5-1-2001 by L.L. No. 1-2001]
G. 
Village-wide trash collections occur periodically throughout the year as outlined in the Village newsletter. Trash must be in no more than four thirty-gallon containers and must be placed at the curb not sooner than 6:00 p.m. the evening prior to scheduled collection.
[Added 11-7-2018 by L.L. No. 5-2018]
H. 
Trash containers for collection by Village pickup or private haulers must be removed from the curb by 8:00 p.m. on the evening of pickup.
[Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
I. 
All trash and recycling containers must be placed at the curb with a secure lid.
[Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
A. 
Use prohibited. No person shall, except as herein provided:
(1) 
Use any garbage bag other than a bag distributed by the Village-authorized agent for the disposal of garbage or trash.
(2) 
Duplicate or imitate a bag authorized by the Village.
(3) 
Give, sell or issue in any manner a duplicated or imitated authorized bag.
A. 
No person shall bring into, place or deposit or cause to be brought into, placed or deposited in the Village any garbage, refuse, trash, recyclables, paper, hazardous waste and/or material or ashes originating outside the Village for the purpose of disposing of the same in the Village or for the purpose of having the same collected by the Village-authorized agent.
B. 
No person who is a resident of the Village or the owner, lessee or person in control of real property within the Village shall permit any person to bring into, place or deposit garbage, refuse, trash, recyclables, paper, hazardous waste and/or material or ashes originating outside of the Village on any real property owned or leased by him or her or under his or her control.
Hazardous waste and/or materials shall be disposed of in accordance with the dictates of the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority and the Village-authorized agent.
[Added 5-3-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016]
The Board of Trustees or its designated representative is hereby authorized and empowered to notify the owner of any occupied, open, or vacant private property or commercial place within the Village, or the agent of such owner, to properly dispose of garbage located on such owner's property which is a nuisance or dangerous to public health, safety, or welfare. Such notice shall be by certified mail, return receipt requested, and by posting the same on the lot, tract, or parcel of land. Such notice shall direct that such hazard or nuisance be remedied within 10 days of the mailing/posting of such notice.
[Added 5-3-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
If within said 10 days the owner should fail, refuse, or neglect to abate the hazard or nuisance, the Village of Yorkville may undertake to abate the same through the use of Village personnel or equipment, or the Village of Yorkville may contract with an independent contractor or contractors to do the work and cause the hazard or nuisance to be abated. In either event, the costs incurred by the Village of Yorkville to accomplish the abatement of the hazard or nuisance shall be assessed against and be a lien upon the lot, tract, or parcel of land where the hazard or nuisance existed.
A. 
Presumptions. It shall be presumed that the occupant, the person in control of the property or the owner, in that specific order, is responsible for the proper disposal of garbage, trash, refuse and recyclables. The owner shall ultimately be responsible for the proper disposal.
B. 
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment not to exceed 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.