[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Somerset as indicated. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- All rubbish, waste matter, refuse, garbage, trash, debris, dead animals, or other discarded materials of every kind and description.
A person may not dispose of litter on a highway or perform an act that violates the state vehicle laws regarding disposal of litter, glass and other prohibited substances on highways; or dispose of or cause or allow the disposal of litter on public or private property unless:
If two or more individuals are occupying a motor vehicle or other conveyance from which litter is disposed in violation of this article, and it cannot be determined which occupant is the violator:
The Town, through its contractors, shall provide curbside collection of refuse to its residents on such terms and conditions as the Town Council deems appropriate.
No person shall discard any refuse on any public right-of-way.
No owner or occupant shall allow any refuse to accumulate on his or her property, with the following exceptions:
Refuse stored in accordance with this article and awaiting collection.
Accumulation of matter intended for garden compost is permitted in side and back yards, provided it does not exceed the reasonable requirements of a home garden and does not attract vermin or produce offensive odors.
Accumulation of firewood is permitted, provided that the wood is cut into fireplace-size lengths and stacked so as not to be hazardous or attract vermin.
No person shall accumulate refuse in a manner that would permit it to be carried or deposited by the elements or animals upon any street, sidewalk or other public place, or upon any other private property, or in a manner that produces offensive odors or which attracts vermin.