Town of Sharon, MA
Norfolk County
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[Effective 5-3-1985]
No person shall remove garbage, rubbish, offal, or other offensive substances from dwellings, apartment buildings, or condominiums, or from commercial, industrial, public or other buildings, and transport the same through the streets of the Town of Sharon without first obtaining a permit from the Board of Health.
No person shall provide a dumpster service in the Town of Sharon for the purpose of storing, removing, and transporting garbage, rubbish, offal or other offensive substances without first obtaining a permit from the Board of Health.
All garbage, rubbish, offal or other offensive substances shall only be disposed of in sanitary landfills located outside the geographical limits of the Town of Sharon.
An application for each permit shall be in such form and contain such information, on oath, as the Board of Health may require.
All such permits, unless temporary in nature, shall expire at the end of the calendar year in which they are issued, but may be renewed annually on application as herein provided. There shall be an annual fee of $50 for a permit issued under § 300-3.1 hereof; and an annual fee of $50 for a permit issued under § 300-3.2 hereof. If any permit shall be issued subsequent to the first day of the year, the fee therefor shall be prorated on a monthly basis. Temporary permits, expiring prior to the end of the calendar year, may be issued. The fee therefor shall be prorated on a monthly basis.
No permit shall be transferred except with the approval of the Board of Health.
Each dumpster must have the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the dumpster service conspicuously displayed on the dumpster. Each dumpster shall have a cover capable of being secured.
Each dumpster must be located at such a distance from each lot line as not to interfere with the safety, convenience, or health of abutters or the public. The Board of Health may specify the location of the dumpster. The Board of Health may require, whenever public convenience warrants, that a dumpster be enclosed or suitably screened by the owner of the lot on which the dumpster is situated.
The owner of the lot shall maintain the immediate area in which the dumpster is situated free of offensive odors, debris, and rubbish.
Except in districts zoned for business, commercial, or industrial use, garbage, rubbish, offal or other offensive substances shall not be collected before 7:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.
Any dumpster shall be deodorized, washed or sanitized by the person providing the dumpster service when and as required by the Board of Health.
Upon notice and an opportunity for a hearing, any permit may for cause be suspended or revoked by the Board of Health.
Whoever violates any provision of these regulations may be punished by a fine of not more than $50. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate violation.