City of Melrose, MA
Middlesex County
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[Adopted 3-7-1994 by Ord. No. 94-177]
[Amended 9-17-2007 by Ord. No. 07-107C; 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2018-4]
A. 
Each dumpster must be located at a distance from the lot line, as defined in Chapter 235, Zoning, § 235-5, so as not to interfere with the safety and convenience or health of any abutters or residents. Specific dumpster locations may be directed by the Director of Public Health as approved by the Board of Health.
B. 
The dumpster site may be required to be enclosed or screened when deemed necessary by the Director of Public Health in a manner to be prescribed by the Director of Public Health as approved by the Board of Health.
C. 
All dumpsters, except temporary roll-off construction-type dumpsters, shall be equipped with lids that shall be closed, except during filling or emptying. When closed, dumpsters may be required to be locked as deemed necessary by the Director of Public Health as approved by the Board of Health.
D. 
It shall be the responsibility of the property owner or owners being serviced to maintain the dumpster and dumpster site free of all nuisances, including but not limited to scattered debris, overflowing debris, undue odor and pests and rodents.
E. 
The property owner or owners shall have the dumpster washed, deodorized, sanitized or steamed as deemed necessary by the Director of Public Health as approved by the Board of Health.
[Amended 9-17-2007 by Ord. No. 07-107C]
A. 
Any person, whether contractor, owner, tenant or occupant, being serviced or other person or company who or which shall violate any provisions of these regulations and upon written notification does not comply with the order or causes or allows repeated violations shall be fined no more than $300 for each violation.
B. 
Each day's failure to comply with any order shall constitute a separate violation.
C. 
These regulations shall apply to all dumpsters in the City of Melrose, whether for residential, commercial or industrial use. These regulations shall be enforced by the Director of Public Health and the Board of Health.
[Amended 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2018-4]
[Added 5-16-1994 by Ord. No. 94-178; amended 9-17-2007 by Ord. No. 07-107C]
A temporary dumpster permit (roll-off or gondola type) may be issued to a property owner or authorized agent for a period not to exceed 60 days in connection with construction or demolition or for any similar temporary need. Permits may be renewed for an additional 60 days. All provisions of §§ 198-6 and 198-7 shall be complied with. Failure to obtain a temporary dumpster permit shall constitute a violation subject to the provisions of § 198-7A herein.
[Added 9-17-2007 by Ord. No. 07-107C]
A. 
No dumpster may be placed on public ways without first obtaining written permission from the City Engineer.
[Amended 5-21-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-158]
B. 
No dumpster shall be placed on any public way, sidewalk, private way or alley without first obtaining a sidewalk or street occupancy permit from the Director of Public Works. The permit shall be valid for 30 days and renewable in additional thirty-day intervals.
[Amended 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2018-4]