Town of University Park, MD
Prince George's County
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Includes paper of the type commonly referred to as newsprint, but does not include magazines, phone books, other paper goods or trash.
This chapter applies to all persons who reside in the Town and receive, or are entitled to receive, solid waste disposal services from the Town of University Park.
The residents of each property shall ensure that all newspapers are placed at the curb according to guidelines published by the Town. No bag, box or bundle shall weigh more than 25 pounds.
No persons shall place newspapers in any other receptacle that the Town collects unless the newspapers are soiled.
Newspapers packaged as set out herein shall be placed on the public right-of-way next to the curb after 8:00 p.m. on the day preceding collection.
Newspaper collection shall be at least once per week on a designated day. In the event a collection day falls on a legal holiday or snow day, collection shall be accomplished on the following designated day.
The Mayor is hereby authorized to contract with one or more private contractors to collect and dispose of newspapers for recycling, subject to the approval of the Town Council.
Once the newspapers have been placed at curbside for collection, no person other than the Town representatives or the contractor hired by the Town may collect same. It shall be a violation of this ordinance for any person not authorized by the Town of University Park to collect or cause to be collected any of the said newspapers.
The Town of University Park is not required to collect solid waste from any property when the solid waste includes unsoiled newspapers, or when newspapers are not placed for collection as set out herein.
[Effective 4-10-1988]
Any person who violates any provisions of § 14-103, or any regulations promulgated thereunder, shall be guilty of a Municipal Infraction. Any person who violates § 14-105, or any regulations promulgated thereunder, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable upon conviction by a fine of not more than $100 per violation.