Village of Rhinebeck, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rhinebeck 4-14-1992 as L.L. No. 2-1992.
Editor's Note: This local law also provided for the repeal of former Ch. 64, Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse, which was comprised as follows: Art. I, Refuse Disposal and Collection, adopted 6-7-1954 as Ord. No. 149, as amended; Art. II, Accumulation of Refuse, adopted 10-10-1955 as Ord. No. 152, as amended; and Art. III, Bags and Dumpsters, adopted 5-14-1991 by resolution. See § 92-4.
Amendments noted where applicable.]

Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 37.

Littering — See Ch. 72.

§ 92-1

§ 92-2
General provisions. 

§ 92-3
Penalties for offenses. 

§ 92-4

§ 92-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

Household garbage, wastepaper, cardboard, garden refuse and all other forms of material usually discarded in the operation of a residence except the following:

Trees, shrubbery or portions thereof.


Stones, dirt and other forms of earth.


Automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, snowmobiles, lawn or garden equipment, all-terrain vehicles and all other types of motor- or manual-driven vehicles or parts of any of the foregoing.


Large appliances.


Construction or demolition debris and refuse.


Toxic materials.


Recyclables as so designated by any governmental authority.


Any other items such as shall in the future be determined by resolution of the Rhinebeck Village Board.

§ 92-2 General provisions.


All solid waste as described and to be disposed of in the Village, except recyclables as hereinafter provided for otherwise, shall be placed in plastic bags provided by the Village and purchased from the Village Clerk according to a fee schedule adopted by the Village Board by resolution. In the alternative, dumpsters may be utilized for such disposal in accordance with rules, regulations and fees to be established by resolution of the Village Board.


The aforesaid plastic bags shall be placed at the curb abutting their premises or at and in designated dumpsters no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to a day which is designated by resolution of the Village Board as a solid waste collection day.


The aforesaid plastic bags may be placed in other usual refuse and garbage containers under the provisions of the foregoing Subsection B, and if so accomplished, such other containers must be removed from the curb no later than 8:00 a.m. on the day following any such collection day.


Any person, firm or corporation so placing solid waste for collection as hereinabove provided shall be responsible for and shall clean up any of the same that shall become scattered by or resulting from any cause other than conduct of Village employees.


No person, firm or corporation shall hereafter dispose of or deposit solid waste in a manner other than as herein provided.


No person, firm or corporation who or which is not a resident, business operator or real property owner within the Village of Rhinebeck shall deposit anywhere in the Village of Rhinebeck for disposal any solid waste or other refuse, debris, appliances, junk or personal property of any kind, and none of the same arising from sources outside the Village shall be so deposited.


The owner or owners and the occupant or occupants of each and every building or lot of ground with structures thereon within the Village of Rhinebeck shall, at all times, keep said premises free from any accumulations of solid waste, garbage, debris or other impure or offensive matter or substance which may create or tend to create a nuisance or a danger to health, and every such owner or occupant who shall receive a written or printed notice from the Village Clerk, Building Inspector or any police officer to remove the same shall do so within 24 hours after receipt of the notice. Said notice shall be served personally or by certified mail, return receipt requested. In the event of failure to comply with such notice, the Village may enter upon the premises concerned and remove and dispose of any such prohibited accumulation at the sole expense of said owner and/or occupant.


The Village Board shall, by resolution and in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, designate certain items of solid waste to be recyclable glass, metals and plastic, and any such items to be disposed of by any person, firm or corporation in the Village shall be placed in special receptacles to be provided at the expense of the Village, said receptacles to be placed, treated and removed in accordance with requirements applicable to plastic bags. Other recyclable items, such as but not limited to newspapers, inserts, magazines, paper bags and cardboard, shall be disposed of by placing them at the curb on the days so allocated therefor by resolution of the Village Board.


This chapter shall be interpreted and enforced in accordance with all laws, rules and regulations of the United States, the State of New York and County of Dutchess as the same now exist or shall be hereafter enacted. In the event that any provisions of this chapter shall be determined to be unconstitutional, illegal or unenforceable under law, the remainder thereof shall continue in full force and effect.

§ 92-3 Penalties for offenses.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable, upon conviction, to a fine or penalty not exceeding $250., plus the cost of cleanup for each offense, and each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense after notice of the existence of the violation shall be given. In addition thereto, any violation of this chapter shall constitute disorderly conduct, and every person, firm or corporation violating the same shall be a disorderly person.

§ 92-4 Repealer.

The provisions of "Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse" of the Code of the Village of Rhinebeck, New York, enacted and designated as Chapter 64, are hereby expressly repealed and superseded by this Local Law No. 2 of 1992.