[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Wells as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- WASTE MATTER
- All garbage, refuse, solid or liquid wastes, ashes, rubbish, debris and industrial or commercial wastes and all other refuse of every type, nature and description, whether loose, in containers, compacted, baled, bundled or otherwise.
No person, firm, corporation or other legal entity shall deposit, or cause or permit to be deposited, any waste matter in any structure or in, on or under any land within the Town of Wells, except as may be authorized by a license issued by the municipal officers pursuant to Chapter 150, Licenses and Permits, of this Code.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the transportation of waste matter into the Town of Wells for use as raw material for the production of new commodities which do not constitute waste matter as defined in this chapter (if the imported material is on the list of approved materials) or to prohibit the municipal officers of the Town of Wells from entering into a contract with any other municipality or individuals in the State of Maine for the use of any public dump which may presently exist or be hereafter so designated within the Town of Wells.
Whoever shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be punished by a civil penalty of not more than $100 for each violation. Each day that such violation continues or exists shall constitute a separate offense. In addition, the municipal officers or the Health Officer of the Town of Wells may file a complaint with any Justice of the Superior Court seeking to restrain and enjoin the violation of the provisions of this chapter.