Village of Scarsdale, NY
Westchester County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale 2-28-1989 by L.L. No. 3-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 196.
Parks — See Ch. 224.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 230.
Streets, sidewalks and public places — See Ch. 256.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 290.
[Amended 7-18-1989 by L.L. No. 15-1989]
The purpose of this chapter is to establish rules and regulations governing the collection and disposal of garbage and other waste.
[Amended 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALUMINUM CANS
Containers fabricated of aluminum and commonly used for soda, beer or other beverages.
BIODEGRADABLE
Bags or material capable of decaying through the action of living organisms.
BULKY METALS
Stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, dryers, washing machines, air-conditioning units, boilers, freezers, water tanks, lawn mowers, metal duct work, aluminum siding, metal window and door frames and other large metal appliances. This term excludes items defined as construction and demolition debris in this chapter.
BULKY WASTE
Beds, mattresses, chairs, tables, wood, windows, linoleum, magazines, books, colored or corrugated paper products and other large items not otherwise defined. This term excludes items defined as construction and demolition debris in this chapter.
COMMINGLED
The mixing together of the following recyclables: glass bottles, plastic bottles, metal and aluminum cans, gable top containers, and other like materials should they be deemed a recyclable product in the future.
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS
Concrete, masonry, wood, plaster, aluminum or other siding material, wire, asphalt, ceramics, tiles, Sheetrock, stones, bricks, clay pipe, concrete pipe and any other by-product of a new construction activity, renovation or rebuilding or other modification to a house, appurtenances and grounds.
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
Non-wax-coated corrugated cardboard containers and boxes.
COUNTY LAW
Such laws and regulations adopted by Westchester County which create regulations regarding source separation and recycling.
GABLE TOP CONTAINERS
Containers including polycoated and paper board like Tetra Paks or aseptic and gable top cartons, including all milk, cream, and milk substitute beverage containers.
GLASS BOTTLES
Transparent or translucent jars, bottles and containers which are primarily used for packaging and bottling of various products.
METAL CANS
Containers fabricated primarily of metal, including aluminum cans.
MUNICIPALLY COLLECTED SOLID WASTE
Household waste and other waste materials routinely produced in a household and used household items that are municipally collected whether by public employees or contractors working for the municipality. This material does not include other materials defined as bulky metals, bulky wastes, construction and demolition debris, commingled recyclables and yard organics.
PAPER BAGS
A biodegradable bag used for carrying various products and materials that are distributed or sold by grocery and department stores.
PAPER/CARDBOARD
Newspapers, glossy inserts, phone books, magazines, junk mail, brown paper bags, and corrugated and grey cardboard boxes. This term excludes waxed cardboard, including gable top containers, plastic and Styrofoam packing materials, cardboard with any trace of food, paperbacks or hardcover books.
PLASTIC BOTTLES/CONTAINERS
Containers made from plastic that are used for carrying or storing various products or liquids and that are marked with the recycling logo and identifying numbers (1 through 7).
RECYCLABLES
Glass bottles, metal and aluminum cans, paper/cardboard, gable top containers, yard organics, plastic bottles and containers, and bulky metals as defined in this chapter.
YARD ORGANICS
Grass clippings, leaves, branches and other like organic garden materials. Excluded are tree trunks, root systems, tree stumps, logs, main branches and other large growing vegetation.
[Amended 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
Every person in possession of or responsible for premises used for residential purposes shall prepare and segregate all material intended for collection by the Sanitation Division of the Department of Public Works as follows:
A. 
Municipally collected solid waste shall be placed in watertight metal or plastic containers, having a capacity not to exceed 30 gallons, with tight-fitting metal or plastic covers. The weight of any such containers and its contents shall not exceed 50 pounds. No portion of any such container shall be located below the surrounding grade level or in any enclosure.
B. 
Material which is not self-contained shall be placed in suitable containers so as to prevent scattering or, if too large to be placed in containers, shall be bundled and securely tied. The bundles shall not exceed five feet in length, and neither a container and its contents nor a bundle shall weigh in excess of 50 pounds.
C. 
Paper/cardboard intended for separate collection shall be separated from other municipally collected solid waste and shall be compactly and securely tied with rope or cord in bundles not exceeding 30 pounds in weight and 12 inches by 18 inches by 10 inches in dimensions or placed in paper bags. Collection shall be made in accordance with rules promulgated by the Sanitation Division of the Department of Public Works. Paper used to wrap solid waste and contaminated paper shall not be included in such bundles and shall be disposed of with household waste.
D. 
Glass bottles may be separated from other municipally collected solid waste and, if cleaned of contents with caps removed, may be delivered to the Village Recycling Center and placed in containers marked for commingled recycling.
E. 
Aluminum cans may be separated from other municipally collected solid waste and, if cleaned of contents, may be delivered to the Village Recycling Center and placed in containers marked for commingled recycling.
F. 
All plastics (not styrofoam) and gable top containers may be separated from other municipally collected solid waste and may be delivered to the Village Recycling Center and placed in containers marked for commingled recycling.
G. 
Yard organics shall be separated from other municipally collected solid waste. Leaves and other mulch-like organic materials shall be placed in biodegradable paper bags for collection in accordance with rules promulgated by the Sanitation Division of the Department of Public Works. Yard organics shall be placed at the curb readily accessible to a Village refuse collection truck. If yard organics are not placed at the curb, the Sanitation Division of the Department of Public Works must be called prior to 3:00 p.m. two days preceding the scheduled collection.
(1) 
Fall leaves for the Village leaf collection program must be raked to the area between the curb or pavement edge and property line for collection by Department of Public Works crews. Bagged leaves will be collected with yard organics.
(2) 
Branches not exceeding three inches in diameter shall be securely tied in bundles no longer than five feet in length, 18 inches in diameter and not exceeding 50 pounds in weight for collection with yard organics.
H. 
Placement of bulky metal and bulky waste for collection shall be at the curb readily accessible to a Village refuse collection truck. Village vehicles may not enter private property for collection of this material.
[Amended 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
All material intended for collection by the Sanitation Division of the Department of Public Works shall be placed where it will be readily accessible for collection as follows:
A. 
Solid waste garbage shall be kept in a single location at the residence.
B. 
Other material shall be placed at the curb readily accessible to a Village refuse collection vehicle.
C. 
Paper/cardboard shall be placed at the curb readily accessible to a Village refuse collection vehicle.
D. 
There will be no collection from residences where snow and ice have not been cleared from access pathways or driveways.
E. 
No material shall be placed at the street for collection prior to the day preceding the scheduled collection, except yard organics.
F. 
Normal collection procedures may be changed if they conflict with scheduled holidays or in case of emergencies or other extenuating circumstances. Such changes may be included in the annual sanitation/recycling calendar mailed to all residents, published in the official Village newspaper and/or posted on the Village's website.
[Amended 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
A. 
From the time of placement of garbage and other waste for collection, such material shall be municipal property. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to collect, pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any such material without the express written authorization of the Village of Scarsdale. Each such collection or pickup shall constitute a separate violation.
B. 
Nothing herein shall prevent any person from making arrangements for the private collection of materials, provided that such materials to be collected privately shall not be placed at the curb immediately preceding the day for municipal collection of such materials.
[Amended 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
A. 
The Sanitation Division of the Department of Public Works shall not accept at its transfer site or pick up any construction and demolition debris, wood over three inches in diameter or over five feet long; tree stumps; tree trunks; firewood; railroad ties; telephone poles; discarded debris, such as lumber, concrete, plaster, dirt, rock, brick, asphalt or large wooden crates or boxes; stones or quantities of sod; flammable or highly combustible matter, such as cleaning establishment wastes or other industrial wastes found to contain varnish, paint, thinners or other dangerous materials; sawdust; explosives; ammunition; oil drums, either full or empty, cans or barrels containing combustible liquids; rubber tires of any size; rubber wastes; battery cases; tar paper roofing; tar cans; any large metal products or abandoned machinery; dead animals; or any hazardous waste as defined by Article 27 of the Environmental Conservation Law and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
B. 
The Sanitation Division of the Department of Public Works shall not pick up from any one dwelling unit during any collection more than:
(1) 
Three thirty-gallon containers. Each container shall not exceed 50 pounds in weight.
(2) 
Four bundles of branches.
(3) 
Six bags of leaves.
C. 
The Sanitation Division of the Department of Public Works shall not pick up any material classified as toxic waste by 6 NYCRR 366, the identification and listing of hazardous wastes pursuant to Article 27, Title 9, of the Environmental Conservation Law or any ensuing legislation more restrictive than currently in force.
[Amended 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
Except as provided in Subsection B, any person transporting material to the Village Recycling Center for the purpose of dumping shall be charged a fee as established by resolution of the Board of Trustees and indicated in the annual Village-Wide Fees and Charges Schedule; provided, however, that Village residents may deliver and dump up to 200 pounds per day at no cost. A schedule of fees shall be posted at the Department of Public Works Sanitation Division office.
[Amended 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
No person shall transport to and/or attempt to dump at the Village Recycling Center any waste material originating outside the Village.
[Amended 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
No business owner, operator or employee shall place in a public waste receptacle maintained by the Village any waste material that originates from a residence or the operation of a place of business.
[Amended 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
The Village Manager shall have the authority to further limit or waive the above restrictions on the quantities and types of wastes collected and to adopt regulations, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, relating to garbage and bulky waste which, when adopted and approved, shall have the same status as the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.