[Adopted 10-8-1992 as L.L. No. 6-1992]
The purpose of this Article is to maintain and promote the orderly collection of refuse in the most efficient and economical manner within the Town of Pound Ridge while, at the same time, serving the public convenience and promoting all reasonable efforts to further the recycling of glass, metal, plastics, newspapers and other materials. It is the policy of the Town of Pound Ridge that the accomplishment of these purposes may best be achieved by Town-wide residential refuse and garbage collection performed by licensed private carters and by municipal regulation of collectors of nonresidential refuse and garbage with regard to collection procedures, fees and sensitivity to the interest of the public. This Article, therefore, embodies the Town's standards, requirements and procedures for the regulation of refuse and garbage collection within the Town of Pound Ridge, pursuant to New York State General Municipal Law § 120-aa.
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MIXED RECYCLABLES
- The following materials which may be mixed together:
- A. Glass bottles and jars, clean and free of food particles and other residue and without screw caps. Examples are glass food bottles and jars, juice bottles, liquor bottles, baby food jars, soda bottles and wine bottles; but not ceramics, crystal, glass doors, light bulbs, mirrors, Pyrex window panes or windshields.
- B. Metal cans, thoroughly rinsed and with paper labels removed. Examples are metal food cans, soda cans, pet food cans, metal juice containers and beer cans; but not aerosol cans, batteries, oil or paint cans or hazardous chemical containers.
- C. Plastics, clean and free of any food particles and residue and without screw caps. Examples are plastic soda bottles, liquor bottles, juice bottles, detergent bottles and food containers.
For curbside collection, containers for each service unit shall be placed at a single collection point within four feet of the curb not later than 7:00 a.m. on scheduled household garbage collection days. For driveway, rear yard or in-garbage collection, containers shall be placed at the appropriate collection location no later than 7:00 a.m. on scheduled household garbage collection days. The containers shall be maintained in a sound and sanitary condition by the resident. The Town Board reserves the right to adopt additional rules and regulations to further the purposes and implementation of this Article.
Newspapers, magazines, yard waste and mixed recyclables shall not be intermingled with either household garbage or trash.
Newspapers and magazines to be picked up by the licensed carters shall be bundled and placed at curbside or other appropriate collection locations no later than 7:00 a.m. on scheduled newspaper and magazine collection days. Newspaper and magazines shall only be permitted at curbside from 7:00 a.m. of the day before a scheduled collection until 10:00 a.m. the day following a scheduled collection.
Mixed recyclables must be properly placed in containers approved by the Town. No other material of any kind whatsoever shall be intermingled with the mixed recyclables. Said containers of mixed recyclables shall be placed at curbside or other appropriate locations no later than 7:00 a.m. on scheduled mixed recyclable collection days. Such containers shall only be permitted at curbside from 7:00 a.m. of the day before a scheduled collection until 10:00 a.m. the day following a scheduled collection. Mixed recyclables may be collected only by persons authorized by the Town Board of the Town of Pound Ridge.
For apartments provided with containerized service for household garbage collection by the licensed carter, containers shall be kept and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and shall be completely closed at all times, except when actually being used for deposit of household garbage, and shall be adequately secured to prevent spillage by dogs, raccoons or other animals.
The Recycling Coordinator and/or his designee will investigate all violations of this Article. Any items placed out for pickup as household garbage may be periodically checked for recyclable materials. Any household garbage found to contain mixed recyclables, newspapers or other recyclable material shall not be the responsibility of the licensed carter to collect until all recyclable materials are removed by the resident. Failure to comply with the provisions shall be subject to enforcement and penalties as hereafter stated.
Penalties. Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any provision of this Article, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 per day for each occurrence.