Village of Woodville, WI
St. Croix County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Woodville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Hazardous materials and pollutants — See Ch. 303.

Nuisances — See Ch. 381.

Littering — See Ch. 398.

Property maintenance — See Ch. 410.

ARTICLE I
Composting (§ 438-1 — § 438-5) 

ARTICLE II
Garbage Collection and Removal (§ 438-6 — § 438-12) 

[Adopted 8-13-1996 (Sec. 8-1-10 of the 1996 Code)]

§ 438-1
Purpose. 

§ 438-2
Definitions. 

§ 438-3
Maintenance. 

§ 438-4
Permitted and prohibited materials. 

§ 438-5
Responsibility of owner or operator. 

The purpose of this article is to promote the recycling of yard wastes and certain kitchen wastes through composting and to establish minimum standards for proper compost maintenance.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

COMPOSTING
The organic waste produced from the growing, trimming, and removal of grass, branches (not exceeding one inch in diameter), bushes, shrubs, plants, leaves and garden debris.
KITCHEN WASTE
Any uncooked plant matter not contaminated by or containing meat, fish and/or dairy products.

All compost piles shall be maintained using approved composting procedures to comply with the following requirements:

A. 

All compost piles shall be enclosed in a freestanding compost bin. Each compost bin shall be no larger in volume than 125 cubic feet and shall be no taller than 42 inches.

B. 

All compost bins shall be so maintained as to prevent the attraction or harborage of rodents and pests. The presence of rodents in or near a compost bin shall be cause for the Village to proceed under § 381-9 of this Code.

C. 

All compost bins shall be so maintained as to prevent unpleasant odors.

D. 

No compost bin shall be allowed to deteriorate to such condition as to be a blighting influence on the surrounding property or neighborhood or the Village in general.

E. 

Setback requirement.

(1) 

All compost bins shall be located not less than three feet from a property line or principal building or dwelling and three feet from any detached accessory building.

(2) 

A variance from these setback requirements may be applied for if the property owner(s) can show a hardship exists which prohibits compliance. In addition, any variance application must include a signed written approval of the variance request from the adjacent property owner(s). Variances can be granted on an annual basis upon the proper application being submitted by the property owner(s). Screening and/or fencing of compost bins may be required as a condition of a variance being granted.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

F. 

No compost bin shall be located in any yard except a rear yard as defined in Chapter 525, Zoning, of this Code. A compost bin may be located in a side yard as defined in Chapter 525 subject to the annual variance procedure contained in Subsection E(2) and must be screened from view to the street.

G. 

Those composting bins which existed prior to the adoption of this article shall be given one year to comply with the requirements set forth herein.

A. 

No compost bin shall contain any of the following:

(1) 

Lake weeds.

(2) 

Cooked food scraps of any kind or type.

(3) 

Fish, meat or other animal products.

(4) 

Manure.

(5) 

Large items that will impede the composting process.

B. 

Permitted ingredients in a compost bin shall include the following:

(1) 

Yard waste.

(2) 

Coffee grounds and used tea leaves.

(3) 

Uncooked plant matter not contaminated by or containing meat, fish and/or dairy products.

(4) 

Commercial compost additives.

Every owner or operator shall be responsible for maintaining all property under his or her control in accordance with the requirements of this article.

[Adopted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]

§ 438-6
Purpose. 

§ 438-7
Definitions. 

§ 438-8
Duty of owner to remove and dispose of municipal solid waste. 

§ 438-9
Solid waste containers. 

§ 438-10
Duty of collector; collection schedule. 

§ 438-11
Fees. 

§ 438-12
Removal of offensive matter. 

A. 

The purpose of this article is to help ensure that efficient, nuisance-free and environmentally acceptable solid waste management procedures are practiced in the Village of Woodville.

B. 

It is the purpose of the Village of Woodville, in the exercise of its police powers, to regulate and provide for the removal of and disposal of garbage and refuse generated in the Village of Woodville in order that the health, safety and welfare of all persons in the Village of Woodville may be protected.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

GARBAGE
The meaning specified in § 281.01(4), Wis. Stats.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
The meaning specified in § 289.01(12), Wis. Stats.
INFECTIOUS WASTE
Solid waste which contains pathogens with sufficient virulence and quantity so that exposure to the waste by a susceptible host could result in an infectious disease.
LICENSED COLLECTOR
That person or persons to whom the Village has issued a contract to collect municipal solid waste (MSW) and whom the Village has designated as its agent and designee for purposes of transporting said solid waste to a landfill. Said collector shall collect the charge directly from each property owner for the cost of transport and removal according to the rate schedule established.
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW)
Solid waste generated primarily by residents and commercial activities.
PERSON or OWNER
Any human being, partnership, corporation, firm, company, association, society or group.
REFUSE
The meaning specified in § 281.01(11), Wis. Stats.
SOLID WASTE
The meaning specified in § 281.01(15), Wis. Stats.

It shall be the duty of the owner of every residential structure containing four or fewer dwelling units to provide for, not less frequent than biweekly, disposal of all MSW generated by such dwelling units through employment of the services of a licensed collector. Owners of residential structures containing more than four dwelling units or of commercial or industrial establishments shall employ a licensed collector for the removal of all MSW from their premises.

A. 

It shall be the duty of the owner of every dwelling or place of business in the Village to provide or cause to be provided and at all times to keep and maintain or cause to be kept and maintained in good condition sufficient portable watertight containers to hold all the MSW which accumulates on such premises during the time between collections and removals. In the case of residential structures containing four or fewer dwelling units, such containers shall be distributed by the licensed collector. All MSW shall be placed or deposited and kept in such containers.

B. 

Such containers shall, during the hours scheduled for collection, be kept or placed in a convenient location readily accessible to the collector.

C. 

Except while loading or unloading, the tops and covers of all such containers shall be kept tightly covered and securely closed at all times to prevent such solid waste from being blown out of such container.

It shall be the duty of the licensed collector to collect and remove any of the MSW referred to in this article and to establish and maintain a schedule for regular ordinary collection of such MSW, providing for collection on at least a biweekly basis, and to make available a schedule setting forth the days or day of the week and the hours during which such collections will be made. It shall also be the duty of the licensed collector to be available to and to make any collections and removal directed by the Village pursuant to § 438-12 of this article.

The fee to be charged to the owner for making ordinary collections and removal shall be reasonable and within a rate schedule approved by the Village. Such fees shall be fixed based upon the frequency of collection and removal, the character and quantity of the material collected and removed and the length of haul and cost of making the same. The licensed collector shall not refuse to make any collection. Rates for special collections and for items that are not capable of ordinary collection shall be as agreed upon between the party requesting removal and the licensed collector.

Whenever MSW, dead animals or parts thereof or other materials shall not be contained or removed as required by this article, the Village Board may direct the removal of such material by a licensed collector. In such event, the licensed collector shall, within the time frame specified by the Village Board (which time shall not be less than within 24 hours of being so directed, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excluded), make such collection and removal. Whenever the Village Board directs a licensed collector to remove material from any premises pursuant to this section, it shall make a written record of such action and provide a copy to the licensed collector. If such collection and removal require an expenditure of time and effort comparable to that required for ordinary collections, the collector shall be paid at his regular rate for ordinary collections. If such collection and removal require an expenditure of time and effort in excess of that required for ordinary collections, the collector shall be paid a reasonable hourly rate determined by the Village Board. The fee for such collection shall be paid by the Village and recovered from the owner of the premises from which such collection and removal is made.

A. 

Notice to owner. Whenever the Village Board shall deem it necessary to remove, at the expense of the owner, any MSW, manure, dead animals or parts thereof as provided in this section, the Village Board shall serve a written notice upon the owner or agent of the property affected or, if the owner or his agent cannot be found, by posting said notice on the premises setting forth the fact that such removal has been ordered and granting the owner or agent a reasonable period of time for the completion for such removal. Such time allowance shall in no case be less that 24 hours and no more than 48 hours.

B. 

Duty of the owner. Every owner or agent served with notice as described in Subsection A shall cause an abatement of the nuisance or health hazard described in such notice within the time limits prescribed by such notice.