[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Geneseo as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-15-2012 by L.L. No. 2-2012]
The purpose of this article is to promote the public health and, for the public good, to preserve property values, create a more attractive economic and business climate, to reduce the risk of disease, vermin and other unhealthy consequences associated with garbage, trash or waste and, for other aesthetic considerations, to provide for the regulation of the depositing of materials in the village public litter receptacles.
For the purposes of this article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein:
- CASUAL TRASH
- Includes single newspapers, food, gum, candy wrappers, ice cream bags and stickers, individual sheets of paper, empty paper or plastic bags or like items that a passerby might carry and discard, such as tissues or food containers from which the discarding person consumed the food. Casual trash does not include commercial, business or household garbage, trash or waste.
- PUBLIC LITTER RECEPTACLES
- Waste receptacles placed by the Village of Geneseo on Main Street and in Village parks for the convenient disposal of casual trash.
Persons placing litter in public litter receptacles shall do so in such a manner as to prevent it from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or upon private property.
No person shall deposit any material other than casual trash in the Village-owned public litter receptacles on Main Street and in Village parks. Such casual trash shall not exceed 1/2 cubic foot of volume or two pounds of weight within any twenty-four-hour period.
No person shall direct or suffer or allow his employee, agent or contractor to deposit any material other than casual waste in the Village-owned public litter receptacles on Main Street and in the Village parks. Such casual trash shall not exceed 1/2 cubic foot of volume or two pounds in weight within any twenty-four-hour period.
If nonpermitted material is found in a public litter receptacle and the owner or custodian of such materials is identifiable from such material, a rebuttal presumption of such person's intent to violate this article shall arise.
Enforcement shall be the duty of the Code Enforcement Office and/or the Geneseo Police Department, and each is hereby given the power and authority to enforce the provisions of this article personally and by their delegates.
For each and every failure to comply with the provisions of this article, the owner or of the material shall be guilty of a violation against this article, which violation shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $50 and not to exceed $250 for each twenty-four-hour period of violation.