Town of Dagsboro, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Dagsboro as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-4-1973 by Ord. No. 7]
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, place or deposit any garbage, trash, rubbish, ashes, refuse, or other foreign substance, upon any sidewalk, crosswalk, street, lane, alley, park, strand or other public place within the Town or upon any property owned by the Town; or upon any property over which the police power of the Town extends except as provided in § 232-2 hereof.
Concerning the handling and disposition of garbage, trash, and rubbish the following rules and regulations shall apply:
A. 
The owner or occupier of any given lot shall place all trash and rubbish along the curb in front of such lot in order that it may be conveniently removed by the collector thereof.
B. 
All brambles, sticks, tree trimmings and the like shall be securely tied together in bundles, each of which shall not exceed 50 pounds in weight or four feet in length.
C. 
All trash, rubbish, and garbage shall be placed in covered plastic or metal containers, not to exceed 20 gallons in size or 50 pounds in weight.
D. 
Unless suitable protection is provided for the containers, all rubbish, trash, or garbage containers shall be removed from the front of any given property within 12 hours after the same shall have been emptied by the collector and when full, shall be placed along the curb in front of the property, no sooner than 12:00 noon of the day preceding the day that the same shall normally be collected by the collector.
E. 
No person shall dispose of any garbage by throwing or placing it upon any lot within the confines of the Town or within a distance of one mile of the Town limits.
F. 
No person shall put or place any garbage, trash or rubbish collected or gathered from one lot upon or in front of any other lot or within the Town without the express consent and permission of the owner of such other lot to do so.
G. 
All public waste containers placed by the Town along any of the streets, alleys, or sidewalks of the Town shall be used by the members of the general public as the place or places of disposal of wastepaper and material accumulated by members of the general public while using the public ways of the Town and to this end, no person engaged in business, either as owner, manager, operator, employer, or other capacity, and no person residing in any dwelling either as owner, tenant, employee or guest, shall dispose or place any garbage, trash, or rubbish in any public waste container of the Town.
[Amended 5-23-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-1; 12-19-2005; 2-24-2014]
Fines and penalties for violations of this chapter shall be as set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, of this Code.