Village of Livonia, NY
Livingston County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Livonia as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Accumulation and removal of brush and weeds — See Ch. 76, Art. I.
[Adopted 11-11-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
A. 
The New York Solid Waste Management Act of 1988 requires all municipalities to adopt a local law or ordinance by September 1, 1992, requiring separation of recyclable and reusable material from solid waste.
B. 
This article is enacted to encourage and facilitate the recycling practicable on the part of every household, business and institution within the Village, and thereby protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of the Village.
C. 
The Village declares that the purpose of this article is to establish and implement recycling-related practices and procedures to be applicable to all waste generators within the Village.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
COMMERCIAL WASTE GENERATOR
Any business, governmental agency, municipality or other nonresidential generator of solid waste requiring off-site disposal.
COUNTY
Livingston County, New York, or any authorized county agency.
DROP-OFF CENTER
A private or publicly operated facility to which recyclables can be delivered.
MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY
A private or public facility for receiving source-separated recyclable materials and processing them into marketable commodities.
RECYCLABLES
Any material designated as such by the county, provided that such material is not hazardous and can be reasonably separated from the solid waste stream and held for material recycling or reuse value.
RECYCLING RULES AND REGULATIONS
County rules and regulations adopted by the county pertaining to the separation, collection, transportation and disposal of recyclables, as may be amended from time to time by the county.
RESIDENTIAL WASTE GENERATOR
Any person or household which produces solid waste requiring off-site disposal.
SOLID WASTE
All putrescible and nonputrescible solid waste, including but not limited to materials or substances discarded or rejected as being spent, useless, worthless, or in excess to owners at the time of such discard or rejection, or are being accumulated, stored or physically, chemically or biologically treated prior to being discarded or rejected, having served their intended use, or as industrial, commercial and agricultural waste, sludges from air or water pollution control facilities or water supply treatment facilities, rubbish, ashes, contained gaseous material, incinerator residue, demolition and construction debris and offal, but not including sewage and other highly diluted water-carried materials or substances and those in gaseous form, special nuclear or by-product material within the meaning of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, or waste which appears on the list or satisfies the characteristics of hazardous waste promulgated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.
SOURCE SEPARATION
The segregation of recyclables from the solid waste stream at the point of generation for separate collection, sale or other disposition.
SOURCE SEPARATION LAW
This Article I.
WASTE GENERATOR
A commercial waste generator or a residential waste generator.
WASTE HAULER
All persons engaged in the commercial collection, transportation and/or disposal of solid waste and/or recyclables generated, originated or brought within the county.
VILLAGE
The Village of Livonia, Livonia, New York.
A. 
Each commercial and residential waste generator in the Village shall source-separate recyclables from solid waste.
B. 
Each waste generator in the Village shall provide for the removal of recyclables from the property on which they are generated either through a service provided by the Village, a private hauler or by direct haul by the individual waste generator to a disposal location permitted by law.
C. 
Nothing in this Article is intended to prevent any waste generator from making arrangements for the reuse, private collection, sale or donation of recyclables.
D. 
Each waste generator shall source-separate recyclables in conformance with the recycling rules and regulations.
A. 
All waste haulers doing business in the Village shall offer or cause to be offered to their customers collection, transportation and disposal services for recyclables in the same manner as such waste hauler offers collection, transportation and disposal services for solid waste. Unless otherwise provided in the recycling rules and regulations, such services shall be provided on the same day(s) as solid waste pickup, transportation or disposal services are provided.
B. 
All waste haulers shall offer a per-bag fee system to promote reduction of solid waste.
C. 
Waste haulers are required to take recyclables to a materials recovery facility where such materials are recycled.
D. 
Waste haulers are required to follow the requirements of the recycling rules and regulations.
This Article shall be primarily administered by the Village. The county shall be primarily responsible for the development and implementation of the recycling rules and regulations.
[Added 5-27-1998 by L.L. No. 6-1998]
Any person or persons, firm or corporation, who or which shall violate any provisions of this Article shall be guilty of an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both. Each days' continued violation shall constitute a separate offense.