[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hempstead 3-6-1990 by L.L. No. 4-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The intent of this chapter is to regulate, control or prohibit the dumping, storing or placing of certain kinds of solid or liquid waste material originating from inside or outside the boundaries of the Village of Hempstead or creating a dump or dumping ground of such materials within the Village.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A place used for the disposal and leaving of solid or liquid waste by the public or by any person.
- Includes an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, municipality or association of individuals.
- SOLID OR LIQUID WASTE
- All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, including garbage, human sewage, rubbish, ashes, incinerator residue, street and building demolition and construction debris, metals, tree stumps, tree branches, tires, abandoned vehicles, offal, commercial and industrial wastes and hazardous and toxic wastes as defined by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The dumping, storing or placing of any kind of solid or liquid waste material within the Village of Hempstead which is picked up, brought or transported from inside or outside the Village of Hempstead is hereby prohibited.
The creation and/or operation of sanitary landfills, dumps or dumping grounds within the Village of Hempstead for solid or liquid waste coming from inside or outside the boundaries of the Village of Hempstead is prohibited.
There shall be no prohibition against the normal garbage and refuse collection and disposal currently sanctioned by the Village.
[Amended 6-15-2010 by L.L. No. 14-2010]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine in accordance with § 1-16 of the Village Code. The Village Board shall also have the power to bring civil action to restrain any violation of this chapter in a court of competent jurisdiction. When a violation of this chapter is continuous, each 24 hours thereof shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
If any section, paragraph, subdivision or provision of this chapter shall be adjudged invalid or held unconstitutional, the same shall not effect the validity of this chapter as a whole or any part or provision thereof, other than the part so decided to be invalid or unconstitutional.
All prior ordinances, local laws or resolutions or parts of ordinances, local laws or resolutions of the Village of Hempstead inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed; provided, however, that such repeal shall be only to the extent of such inconsistency, and in all respects this chapter shall be in addition to other legislation regulating and governing the subject matter covered by this chapter.