[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rhinebeck 3-8-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby declared the policy of the Village of Rhinebeck to preserve and maintain the clean and wholesome character of its environs and to preserve and maintain the health and welfare of its residents within the incorporated area of the Village, and in so doing it is necessary to establish regulations governing the collection and disposal of yard waste materials within the Village of Rhinebeck.
Materials compiled in the process of a normal spring/fall yard cleanup of property in the Village shall be collected by Village collection crews. Spring cleanup will be conducted on a continuous basis between April 1 through May 15 of each year. Fall cleanup will be conducted on a continuous basis between October 1 and December 1 of each year.
Materials collected upon the provisions of this chapter shall include sand accumulated in yards from being spread upon roads during the winter season, brush, limbs (up to four feet in length and eight inches in diameter) and leaves. Such materials shall not include garbage, such as kitchen wastes, building materials, stones, lumber or man-made materials or other similar discarded items which may be picked up by means of commercial refuse haulers. Grass clippings are prohibited in all clean up periods. All material placed in front of the property for pickup shall be generated from that property; no other debris from any other source shall be included.
At such time as the Village Board adopts a motion pursuant to § 38-2 above, said Board shall also designate, by motion, no less than one weekday per month for regular pickup of brush, limbs and leaves providing for such collection during the period of June 1 through September 30. Yard waste may be placed at the curb the weekend before the established collection date.
Such material shall be placed in front of the property but not in the gutter, covering any stormwater drain, or in a location that impedes the flow of traffic. Placement of materials for pickup in front of the property may begin no earlier than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the scheduled pickup. Placement of yard waste at the front of the property at any other time shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
The Superintendent of Public Works of the Village of Rhinebeck and such other person as may be designated by resolution of the Village Board are hereby authorized and directed to enforce this chapter, to cause collections to be made according to this chapter and to cause to be printed and distributed proper notice to notify persons governed by this chapter of the dates and times for waste collection and of any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter.
The Superintendent of Public Works is hereby authorized to issue and serve appearance tickets and/or summonses with respect to violations of this chapter.