[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scarsdale 8-25-1992 by L.L. No. 4-1992; amended in its entirety 7-12-2016 by L.L. No. 4-2016. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is adopted pursuant to General Municipal Law § 120-aa. Consideration has been given to existing source separation, recycling and other resource recovery activities in the region, to the adequacy of markets for separated materials and to any additional effort and expense to be incurred by residents in meeting these separation requirements.
Unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings:
- ALUMINUM CANS
- Containers fabricated primarily of aluminum and commonly used for soda, beer or other beverages.
- 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, aluminum siding, metal window and door frames and other like large metal appliances. This term excludes items defined as construction and demolition debris in this chapter.
- 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 waste, 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.
- Newspapers, glossy inserts, phone books, magazines, junk mail, 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 made from plastic that are used for carrying or storing beverages or liquids and that are marked with the recycling logo and identifying numbers (1 through 7).
- PRIVATELY COLLECTED SOLID WASTE
- Commercial waste and other waste materials routinely produced in offices, retail, restaurants or other commercial establishments that are collected by a private carter.
- 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.
There is hereby established a program for the collection of paper, glass bottles, aluminum and metal cans, yard organics, plastic bottles, gable top containers and bulky metals for the purpose of recycling. The program shall be under the direction of the Village Manager, who shall be authorized to establish and promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
All persons who are owners, tenants or occupants of any commercial, residential or industrial building shall separate out from municipally or privately collected solid waste left for collection, all paper, glass bottles, aluminum and metal cans, plastic bottles, gable top containers, bulky metals and yard organics. Separation will be in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, county law and those rules and regulations promulgated by the Village Manager.
Once recyclables have been placed at the curb for municipal collection, such recyclables 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 recyclable at the curb without the express written authorization of the Village of Scarsdale. Each such unauthorized collection shall constitute a separate violation.
Nothing herein shall prevent any person from making arrangements for the private collection of recyclables; provided that recyclables to be privately collected shall not be placed curbside on or immediately preceding the day for municipal collection of such recyclables.
The Village of Scarsdale or any private carter shall not collect any solid waste or recyclable which has not been separated and secured pursuant to the provisions of this county law or the rules and regulations so promulgated.
A violation of this chapter, other than § 243-5A, shall constitute an offense punishable upon conviction thereof by a fine not exceeding $25 for the first offense and $50 for each offense thereafter.