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Town of Sardinia, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Sardinia 6-11-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Refuse Disposal Law" of the Town of Sardinia.
This chapter is adopted for the purpose of promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the people of the Town of Sardinia, including the protection and preservation of property of the Town and its inhabitants, by regulating the disposal of refuse within the Town of Sardinia.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
All putrescible or decayable wastes, including vegetable and animal offal and carcasses of dead animals, and shall include all substances accumulated on or removed from all public and private establishments and properties, including residences, and all industrial waste.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, partnership, company, corporation, association, society or group.
REFUSE
Includes rubbish, garbage and trash and any other similar materials.
RUBBISH
General, dry material produced routinely by household, commercial or industrial establishments, such as ashes, paper, cans, bottles, boxes and other containers and any other similar materials.
TRASH
Includes bushes, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, branches, Christmas trees, lawn rakings and similar waste materials, and bulky objects, such as discarded automobile tires, household appliances, equipment or furniture, scrap building materials, and building demolition and construction wastes.
[Amended 8-26-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
No person shall throw, place dump, drop or deposit or cause to be thrown, dumped, dropped or deposited any refuse in or upon the right-of-way of any public highway, road or street or in or upon any other public place in the Town of Sardinia or in or upon any private property except a facility licensed by the State of New York.
[Amended 8-26-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
Any person who violates this chapter shall be guilty of an offense and subject to a fine of not more than $250, plus costs of cleanup, or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.