City of Meriden, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by Council of the City of Meriden 12-3-1990;[1] amended in its entirety 2-20-1996. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Citation process — See Ch. 86.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 107.
Housing standards — See Ch. 125.
Health nuisances — See Ch. 144.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 116, adopted 11-17-1980 and amended 8-6-1984, 11-19-1984, 4-1-1985, 9-3-1985 and 7-6-1987.
A. 
Statutory authority. This chapter is authorized pursuant to § 7-148 of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, as amended.
B. 
Short title. The short title of this chapter shall be "Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance."
C. 
Penalties and emergency corrections.
(1) 
The provisions of this chapter may be enforced by citation, in addition to other remedies. Unless otherwise specified, the following persons have authority to issue citations for violations pursuant to this chapter: Meriden police officer, Director of Public Works, sanitarian, Director of Health and Human Services, Associate Director of Health or the Environmental Health Administrator. Violation of any provision of this section, unless otherwise specified, shall result in a citation of up to $250 per violation. Each day a violation persists shall constitute a separate offense.
[Amended 4-21-1997; 4-3-2017]
(2) 
Whenever the Director of Health and Human Services or his authorized representative finds that a situation exists involving the collection, storage or disposal of solid waste, sewage or other highly diluted water-carried materials or substances that endangers the public health, he may, as an emergency measure, correct the same without notice to the owner or occupier of the premises. Upon the completion of the work, he shall determine the reasonable cost thereof and bill the owner or tenant therefor. Such cost shall constitute a lien on the property which necessitated the corrective action.
D. 
Power of the City Council. The City Council shall take such measures as it deems effectual for the removal or collection of solid waste, garbage, rubbish, recyclable solid waste and waste materials from the City and may, in such years when a determination and sufficient appropriation for the same has been made for such purpose, employ or make contracts with one or more persons or corporations for the removal of garage, rubbish, solid waste, recyclable solid waste or waste material under the direction of the Director of Public Works. Before such employment or contract begins, the City Council shall, by resolution, adopt regulations concerning collection which shall state the districts from which solid waste shall be collected, the method and frequency of collection, bonding requirements and all other regulations required for the health, welfare and safety of Meriden residents.
E. 
Power of the Department of Public Works. The Department of Public Works is hereby given the power and authority to implement a program of bulky waste pickup and to promulgate regulations consistent therewith. Said regulations shall specify the items which shall constitute bulky waste and shall set forth all procedures necessary to effectuate an orderly and safe collection of items. In no event shall such regulations conflict with the provisions of this chapter. Compliance with each and every provision of this chapter is required during the bulky waste pickup.
F. 
Transportation of garbage, rubbish or litter. The transportation of solid waste by any person, whether or not a collector, shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter.
G. 
Disposal of solid waste and recyclable solid waste. All solid waste and recyclable solid waste disposed of in the City shall be deposited at such sites and under such conditions as may be approved by the Director of Public Works or his authorized representative.
H. 
Burning of combustible materials. Air quality standards shall be met by not allowing burning of refuse, demolition or other combustible materials except by permit obtained from the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Solid Wastes Section, with the concurrence of the Division of Health of the Department of Human Services and Fire Department.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:
APPROVED CONTAINER
Standard containers, dumpster-type containers and special containers approved by the Director of Public Works.
ASHES
The cold residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke or other combustible materials.
BUNDLE
Boxes, cartons, paper, trimmings and similar matter bound so as not to exceed five feet in length and 6 1/2 feet in perimeter and which shall not weigh over 75 pounds.
CENTER
The Tunxis Regional Processing Center located within the Town of Berlin.
COLLECTOR
Any person who holds himself out for hire to collect, haul, transport or dispose of solid waste or recyclable solid waste from residential, business, commercial or other establishments.
DUMPSTER-TYPE CONTAINER
A large metal or plastic trash bin which is so constructed that the container can be handled by the equipment used for collection, which has a tight-fitting cover or closure, and which is of watertight construction where intended or used for storage of garbage or liquid wastes.
GARBAGE
All putrescible wastes, except sewage and body wastes, including vegetable and animal offal and carcasses of dead animals.
LITTER
Construed to have the definition as provided in Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-248(4), as amended.
PERMITTEE
The holder for any use or period of time of a permit.
PERSON
An individual natural person, corporation, trust, estate, partnership, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or any other legal entity.
RECYCLABLE SOLID WASTE
Solid waste which has been designated by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection to be recycled, including but not limited to cardboard, glass food and beverage containers, metal food and beverage containers, newspapers, office paper, scrap metal, waste oil, leaves and storage batteries, excepting hazardous waste.
RECYCLING
Processing of solid waste to reclaim materials therefrom as defined in Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-207.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
Real estate containing one or more dwelling units but not including hospitals, motels or hotels.
RESIDUE
Solid waste remaining after any authorized recycling facility has processed the waste, but excluding wastes which are toxic or hazardous.
RUBBISH
All nonputrescible waste materials except ashes, including but not limited to nonrecyclable paper, cardboard, wood, bedding, crockery and industrial wastes.
SOLID WASTE
All discarded materials or substances, including but not limited to garbage, litter, rubbish, refuse, sludge from air or water pollution control facilities or water supply treatment facilities, rubbish, ashes, contained gaseous materials, incinerator residue, demolition and construction debris, offal and other discarded materials and substances resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations and from community activities, but not including sewage and other highly diluted water-carried materials or substances and those in gaseous form or solid or dissolved materials in irrigation return flows over industrial discharges, or source, special nuclear or by-product materials within the meaning of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and hazardous waste or toxic waste as regulated in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-220.
SOLID WASTE PLAN
An administrative and financial plan for an area which considers solid waste collection, transportation, volume reduction, recycling, reclamation and disposal practices for a twenty-year period, or extensions thereof.
SPECIAL CONTAINER
Any storage container other than a standard container which has been approved by the Director of Public Works or authorized representative which does not violate any provision of this chapter.
STANDARD CONTAINER
A watertight, plastic or metal container with handles or bails, having a tight-fitting cover, not weighing over 35 pounds when empty, not weighing over 75 pounds when filled and not having more than 32 gallons capacity.
A. 
Pursuant to the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-250(a), as amended, no person shall throw, scatter, spill or place or cause to be blown, scattered, spilled, thrown or placed, or otherwise dispose of any litter upon any public property in the City of Meriden or upon private property in the City of Meriden not owned by said person or in the waters of the City of Meriden, including but not limited to any public highway, public park, beach, campground, forest land, recreational area, mobile manufactured home park, highway, road, street or alley except:
(1) 
When such property is designated by the state or the City of Meriden for the disposal of solid waste, recyclable solid waste, garbage or refuse, and such person is authorized to use such property for such purpose.
(2) 
Into a litter receptacle in such a manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried away or deposited by the elements upon any part of said private or public properties or waters.
B. 
Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the placing of approved containers which contain litter at curbside for scheduled collection, as provided for in this chapter.
C. 
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-226d(a), violation of this section is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 per violation. Each separate activity pursuant to Subsection A shall constitute a separate offense.
D. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection C above, any person, other than a collector, who dumps more than one cubic foot in volume of solid waste at one time in a solid waste or refuse collection container without the authorization of the owner of such container or dumps any material into a recycling collection container used to collect another type of material for purposes of disposal by a collector shall be subject to a penalty of up to $1,000, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-226d(a)(4), as amended. Each day a violation persists shall constitute a separate offense. This penalty shall be in addition to any civil penalties applicable under Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-220a(i).
E. 
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes § 22a-226d(b), any police officer and any other person so authorized by the Chief Executive Officer may issue a citation to any person who commits a violation under this section.
[Amended 10-2-2000]
A. 
The owner, occupant, tenant, lessee, proprietor, person in charge, or person using or occupying any commercial, multiple-family structure, institutional or industrial building, establishment or property in the City of Meriden, jointly and severally, is hereby required to keep the public walkways and roadways, driveways, yards, parking areas, work areas, including but not limited to loading and unloading areas, and lots adjacent thereto and under his or her control reasonably clean at all times and to place sweepings in a container to prevent rescattering. If deemed necessary or advisable by the Director of Public Works, said owner, occupant, tenant, lessee, proprietor, person in charge, or person using or occupying any commercial, institutional or industrial building, establishment or property in the City of Meriden shall provide approved containers of such size, number and type as may be specified by the Director of Public Works to be reasonably required to hold litter generated by operations on the premises.
B. 
Every owner, occupant and lessee of a house or building shall be jointly and severally required to maintain garbage and recyclable solid waste storage areas in a clean condition and to ensure that all garbage is kept in an approved container.
C. 
Property owners and general contractors in charge of a construction site are jointly and severally required to furnish approved containers for construction litter. All litter from construction and related activities shall be containerized and shall be picked up and placed in the approved containers at the end of each work day.
D. 
Owners of any food establishment which sells food for consumption on premises or off premises is hereby required to keep the public walkways and roadways, driveways, yards, parking areas, work areas, including but not limited to loading and unloading areas, and lots adjacent thereto clean at all times and to place sweepings in a container to prevent rescattering within a radius of 200 feet.
E. 
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-226d(b), any police officer and any other person so authorized by the Chief Executive Officer may issue a citation to any person who commits a violation under this section. Each day a violation persists shall constitute a separate offense. This penalty shall be in addition to any civil penalties applicable under Connecticut General Statutes, Section 22a-220a(i). Three citations in one year may result in the revocation of any permits, certificates and/or licenses issued by the City.
A. 
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person, other than the generator of the solid waste or recyclable solid waste or a registered collector acting under the provisions of this chapter, to scavenge solid waste or recyclable solid waste for pecuniary or personal gain. Scavenging shall include collecting, recovering, hauling, storing or disposing of solid waste or recyclable solid waste other than as authorized by this chapter.
B. 
Each occurrence of scavenging in violation of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.
A. 
All garbage shall be stored on the premises and shall be kept in approved containers which shall be maintained in good condition and which shall be kept closed at all times. Said containers shall not be placed at curbside for the scheduled collection more than 24 hours prior to said collection. Garbage shall not be stored by a person for more than seven days, exclusive of holidays. If special circumstances require it, the Director of Health and Human Services may order a shorter time period for storage of garbage.
B. 
All rubbish and ashes shall be stored on the premises and shall be kept in bags, bundles or approved containers, which shall be maintained in good condition and which shall be kept closed at all times. Rubbish and ashes shall not be stored by any person for more than 30 days. The Director of Health and Human Services or his authorized representative may, for cause shown, extend this period.
C. 
Unauthorized accumulation of garbage, rubbish, solid waste, recyclable solid waste or waste material on any premises is hereby declared to be a nuisance and shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.
D. 
No person shall cast, place, or sweep or deposit anywhere within the City any garbage, rubbish, solid waste or recyclable solid waste or waste material in such a manner that it may be carried or deposited by the elements on any street, sidewalk, alley, sewer, parkway or other public place or into or onto any occupied place in the City.
E. 
Any person residing in the outer district or having a place of business or rental units using dumpster service or tenements containing more than four units in the City shall be responsible for the removal of his solid waste and recyclable solid waste to a lawful place either by himself or by a lawful collector. Solid waste and recyclable solid waste shall be disposed of at regular and frequent intervals, but in no event less frequently than prescribed in this chapter. After containers have been emptied, they shall be removed from the street by the property owner or occupant within 24 hours of the day of collection and placed and stored in any area not readily visible from the public street.
A. 
Any person who generates solid waste from residential property, specifically including but not limited to condominiums and residential rental units, shall separate from the other solid waste items designated for recycling by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection. This residential recyclable solid waste shall be further separated by the generator and placed in containers or packaged for collection at the curb or designated location for solid waste pickup in a manner required by this chapter.
B. 
All recyclable solid waste shall be prepared and disposed of by the occupants of the dwelling unit in a safe and sanitary manner.
C. 
Notwithstanding Subsection A, the following residential recyclable solid waste items shall be segregated and placed out for collection according to collection schedules designated and published by the City or shall be disposed of at sites designated and published by the City:
(1) 
Clear glass food and beverage containers shall be placed in a separate recycling container and shall not be commingled with any other recyclable product or solid waste.
(2) 
All other glass food and beverage containers and all metal food and beverage containers shall be in a separate recycling container and shall not be commingled with any other recyclable product or solid waste.
(3) 
Newspapers, cardboard, and office paper (fiber products) shall be placed in paper bags and shall not be commingled with any other recyclable product or solid waste.
(4) 
Leaves, storage batteries, waste oil, and scrap metal shall be disposed of at disposal sites designated by the City.
D. 
The City shall supply one initial set of recycling containers to each dwelling unit. Upon receipt of a set, the occupant of the dwelling unit shall immediately label the recycling containers with the address of the dwelling unit where the containers shall be used. All recycling containers shall be so labeled the first time they are set out for collection.
E. 
The initial set of recycling containers shall be the property of the City. Upon moving or vacating the dwelling unit, the occupant shall leave the containers with and for the use for the new occupants of the dwelling unit. When a container is lost or damaged, the occupant of a dwelling unit shall replace the container with a like type of container which shall be purchased from the City's Department of Public Works or suppliers designated by the Director of Public Works.
F. 
Collectors of residential recyclable products shall handle the recycling containers in a manner which shall minimize any damage to them and assure that the containers are available for reuse by the occupants of the dwelling unit to which they are assigned.
G. 
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-226d(a), violation of Subsections A through C is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 per violation. Each separate activity shall constitute a separate offense. Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-226d(b), any police officer and any other person so authorized by the Chief Executive Officer may issue a citation to any person who commits a violation under this section.
A. 
On and after January 1, 1991, any person who generates solid waste from other than residential property shall make provisions for the separation from other solid waste of the items designated for recycling by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection.
B. 
Notwithstanding Subsection A, the following items shall be separated from other solid waste and recycled:
(1) 
Cardboard;
(2) 
Glass foods and beverage containers;
(3) 
Leaves;
(4) 
Metal food and beverage containers;
(5) 
Newspaper;
(6) 
Storage batteries;
(7) 
Waste oil;
(8) 
Scrap metal; and
(9) 
Office paper.
C. 
Any person who generates recyclable solid waste from commercial, industrial, business or nonresidential property shall dispose of such items in a safe and sanitary manner in designated receptacles for recyclable products.
D. 
Owners of commercial, industrial, business, or nonresidential property where recyclable solid waste is generated shall provide sufficient and adequate areas and/or receptacles on the premises for the separation and storage of recyclable products. All recycling receptacles shall be clearly labeled as to type of recyclable product to be deposited in the receptacle and the address of the property.
E. 
Owners of commercial, industrial, business or nonresidential property shall make sure that all receptacles are maintained in a safe and sanitary manner.
F. 
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-226d(a), violation of this section is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 per violation. Each separate activity shall constitute a separate offense.
A. 
Recyclable solid waste shall be segregated and packaged as required by the collector so as to be accepted for processing at a site determined by the collector, or any other site or recycling solid waste facility as may be designated by the Director of the Department of Public Works.
B. 
Every collector and every other person disposing of recyclable solid waste generated within the City shall dispose of recyclable solid waste as dictated herein. The City shall from time to time designate and publish which items of recyclable solid waste shall be disposed of at the Center and which items shall be disposed of at other sites. Barring instructions to the contrary, the following rules shall apply to the disposal of recyclable solid waste:
(1) 
All designated, presorted recyclable solid waste generated from residential property shall be taken directly to the Center.
(2) 
All other presorted recyclable solid waste generated from residential property shall be taken to disposal sites designated by the City.
(3) 
The collector shall keep and maintain records of the quantity and type of recyclable waste delivered to each disposal site, the location and date of delivery of such items to the site.
(4) 
No recyclable solid waste from any other municipality shall be disposed of at any City disposal site, unless express, advance written permission is first obtained from the City. The collector shall comply with all requirements pertaining to such alternate disposal.
(5) 
All other solid waste generated within the City and collected from any other source shall be separated by the collector into recyclable solid waste and other solid waste. The recyclable solid waste shall be further segregated and packaged to be disposable at the Center or at such other designated disposal sites for the particular type and category of recyclable solid waste, as designated and published by the City.
C. 
Any collector who is requested or contracted to transport residue remaining after the Center or other recyclable solid waste disposal area has processed any portion of the City's recyclable solid waste shall transport such solid waste to a solid waste disposal facility designated by the City. The collector shall comply with all reporting and recordkeeping requirements of the Center or of the recyclable solid waste disposal facility designated by the City.
D. 
Until one or more disposal sites have been designated for disposal of the City's recyclable solid waste in accordance with the procedures of Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-220a, and until notice has been given under Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-220a(b), requiring the use of any such disposal site, all recyclable solid waste shall be disposed of in accordance with the City's existing solid waste plan and existing agreements, as those plans and agreements may be modified from time to time.
E. 
After a disposal site for the City's recyclable solid waste has been designated, and after the City has been notified in accordance with its contracts that the site is available for use, the City shall give notice of the requirements for solid waste disposal. After the notice is published, all persons collecting, transporting or disposing of recyclable solid waste in the City shall comply with the requirements of that notice not later than the date specified for compliance in the notice.
F. 
Notice that a designated disposal site for recyclable solid waste is available for either partial or full use shall be published in the same manner as is required for hearings before ordinances are adopted by the City. In addition, individual notice of those requirements shall be mailed to every person who is registered in the City as a collector. The notice shall specify the date after which all persons disposing of recyclable solid waste in the City must use that disposal site, and shall generally state any other necessary requirements for that disposal, such as limitations on the amount of recyclable solid waste which may or must be delivered or times at which delivery must be made.
G. 
In addition to designating a disposal site for recyclable solid waste, the City may from time to time designate or identify additional sites for disposal of unacceptable waste, hazardous waste, or recyclable solid waste in excess of the amount to be disposed of at the primary designated site. Those sites may include transfer stations or dropoff sites for the convenience of residents, landfills, or any other type of facility deemed appropriate by the City. If any person will be required to use a particular site, that site shall be designated in the manner provided for in Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-220a.
A. 
All recyclable solid waste, from whatever source derived, is subject to inspection at curbside or designated pickup locations by the collector and/or the City to determine proper separation of recyclable solid waste and solid waste as set forth in this chapter.
B. 
The collector shall notify the Director of Public Works of any violation of the recycling provisions of this chapter within 24 hours of its discovery. Notification shall be in a manner and fashion prescribed by the Director of Public Works.
C. 
The Director of Public Works, upon receipt of notice of a violation from a collector, shall give written notice to the generator of the solid waste that a violation has occurred. Upon receipt of a second notice of violation as to the same generator, the Director of Public Works shall issue a second notice of violation which shall advise the generator that subsequent violations shall be cause for penalties in accordance with this chapter, and that future recyclable solid waste from said dwelling unit shall not be collected at the sole option of the City.
D. 
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-226d(a), a collector's failure to comply with the requirements of this section is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 per violation. Each separate violation shall constitute a separate offense.
A. 
Any person intending to operate as a collector within the City of Meriden is required to secure a valid permit from the Department of Public Works prior to performing any work within the City of Meriden. Each person must apply for the permit by utilizing the forms provided by the Department of Public Works. These forms shall require the applicant to furnish all information requested, including but not limited to:
(1) 
The name of the business and whether a corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship;
(2) 
The names of all stockholders (if corporation not publicly held), directors, partners, officers or proprietors of the business;
(3) 
A listing and description of the vehicles to be used for hauling solid waste or recyclable solid waste;
(4) 
The names and addresses of all customers presently served, if any, within the City;
(5) 
The approximate tonnage of solid waste and recyclable solid waste expected to be collected each week;
(6) 
The names of all other communities served by the applicant;
(7) 
Evidence of insurance in an amount of at least $1,000,000 or such other amounts and form as the City of Meriden shall determine; and
(8) 
Whether the applicant plans to collect recyclable solid waste generated from residential property or from commercial, business, municipal and other sources within the City, or both.
B. 
The Director of Public Works or designee shall mail written notice of the approval or denial of an application for a permit as a collector to the applicant within 60 days after the submission of the completed application. The permit is effective only upon approval and issuance of the notice of approval.
C. 
An approved permit is effective until the following June 30 and, unless properly renewed, shall lapse.
D. 
Once the permit is approved, the collector is required to comply with the following terms:
(1) 
Each collector shall update the information contained on the application form at least once a year at the time of permit renewal;
(2) 
The initial permit fee shall be $50 per vehicle, and each annual renewal fee shall $50 per vehicle. Permit fees shall not be prorated;
(3) 
All vehicles to be used in collecting must be approved by the Director of Public Works;
(4) 
Collectors must reimburse the City of Meriden for their share of any charges levied by the Center for disposal of recyclable solid waste;
(5) 
Collectors must comply with all other applicable provisions of this chapter;
(6) 
Every collector shall obtain and utilize reporting forms provided by the Director of Public Works and shall keep and maintain accurate records of all information requested, including but not limited to the following:
(a) 
The amount of recyclable solid waste derived from each municipality recorded by truckload;
(b) 
The disposal facility to which the waste is taken and the total tonnage disposed of at such facility(ies).
E. 
The Director of Public Works may refuse to grant a permit to any applicant, or may suspend the permit of any registered collector, if that person has violated or does violate any provision of state statute pertaining to solid waste or recyclable solid waste; violates any provision of this chapter; is not insurable in accordance with this chapter; or is otherwise deemed unsuitable as a collector. A suspension of a permit may not exceed a period of 180 days for any one violation, provided that repeated or willful violation of this chapter may result in permanent revocation of the permit without right to reapply.
F. 
No denial, suspension or revocation notice will be effective until the person adversely affected has been notified in writing of that decision and the reasons for it and has been afforded a reasonable opportunity to appear at an informal hearing before the Director of Public Works to respond. Mailing a notice to the address listed on the application shall be deemed adequate notice.
G. 
Notice of revocation of a permit shall be delivered by certified mail to the last known address of the permittee. Any person aggrieved by a decision to revoke a permit may appeal such decision within 10 days of receipt of notice of revocation upon a form provided by the Director of Public Works. A hearing shall be scheduled no later than five days after receipt of the notice of appeal.
H. 
The Public Utilities Commission shall conduct the hearings on the appeal of a revocation of a permit unless waived by permittee. Such hearing shall be heard within 40 days of the Director's decision. At such hearing, the permittee shall have the opportunity to present evidence to the Commission relative to the merits of the revocation of the permit. The permittee shall also have the right to examine any evidence relied upon by the Director of Public Works in revoking the permit and shall have the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses. The Commission, upon the evidence presented, shall make a finding upon the record and shall issue an order no later than five days from the date of the hearing. Said order shall either sustain the appeal, whereupon the permit shall be immediately reinstated, modify the order of the Director of Public Works, or uphold the order of the said Director.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
I. 
Violation of any provision of this section shall subject the collector to permit revocation and/or a penalty of up to $99 per violation. Each day a violation persists shall constitute a separate offense.
J. 
Notwithstanding the penalties provided in Subsection I above, any collector who dumps more than one cubic foot in volume of solid waste at one time in an area not designated for such disposal by the City or who knowingly mixes other solid waste with items designated for recycling pursuant to the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-241b, or this chapter, shall be subject to a penalty of up to $1,000, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-226d(a)(3), as amended. Each day a violation persists shall constitute a separate offense. This penalty shall be in addition to any civil penalties applicable under Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-220a(f). Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, § 22a-226d(b), any police officer and any other person so authorized by the Chief Executive Officer may issue a citation to any collector who commits a violation under this section.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to transport any garbage, trash, solid waste, sewage, filth or other cargo upon the public thoroughfares in the City if the same is of a character or substance which is likely to be deposited from the motor vehicle onto the public right-of-way unless the same is secured by containers, tarpaulin, or other device in such fashion as to effectively prevent such deposit on the public right-of-way.
B. 
The duties and responsibilities herein imposed shall be applicable alike to the owner of the motor vehicle and the operator thereof.
A. 
There is hereby established an interest-bearing account titled "landfill reclamation." All revenues generated by any permit shall be deposited in said account.
B. 
Said moneys in the landfill reclamation account shall be held in reserve for such time as the existing landfill is required to close. At the time of said closure, this account shall be used to finance the costs of closing the landfill and to help defray increased costs then and there existing for the disposal of trash.
C. 
The City Council may, by majority vote at any time, fund a necessary capital expense of the landfill operation from said landfill reclamation account.