Town of Esopus, NY
Ulster County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Esopus as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Appearance tickets — See Ch. 50.
Fees — See Ch. 76.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 85.
Junkyards — See Ch. 90.
[Adopted 6-12-1980 by L.L. No. 13-1980]
This article shall be cited and shall be referred to hereinafter as the "Rules and Regulations of the Sanitary Landfill."
The Town Board of the Town of Esopus finds it necessary to the preservation of the health, safety, good conduct and appearance of the town and the convenience and financial well-being of the citizenry to regulate the use of the sanitary landfill. These rules and regulations are intended to maintain prompt, efficient, clean and courteous service in the use of the sanitary landfill.
For the purpose of this article, the terms, phrases and words used herein shall have the meanings ordinarily given thereto or as defined in the New York State Sanitary Code and the Ulster County Sanitary Code. They shall be given the construction provided for in the General Construction Law of the State of New York.
The sanitary landfill shall be open on such days and times as the Town Board shall provide by resolution, which dates and times shall be posted at the entrance to the sanitary landfill. No person shall deposit waste, garbage or refuse at any other day or time than as provided herein.
Only that refuse, garbage and waste as is accumulated in the Town of Esopus shall be accepted. No such waste shall be accepted which contains burning or smoldering substances, and no such waste shall be deposited at the landfill.
No person, firm or corporation shall carry or leave or cause to be carried or left upon the sanitary landfill any automobile, vehicle, machine, appliance or other article or any part thereof, unless the same shall have been dismantled and the body thereof so cut and flattened out as to permit the same to occupy a minimum of space.
No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any garbage or rubbish or any substance of any kind upon the dumping grounds, except at the places and in the manner directed by the person in charge of the premises under authority of the Town Board, whether such direction is given personally or by another person by his authority or by sign or signs erected upon the premises by authority of the Town Board of the Town of Esopus.
[Added 5-12-1993 by L.L. No. 4-1993]
No person, firm or corporation shall carry or leave or cause to be carried or left upon the sanitary landfill any garbage or rubbish originating or collected outside the territorial limits of Ulster County, New York.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 92-8, Deposit of materials from outside of town prohibited, was repealed 5-12-1993 by L.L. No. 3-1993.
No person shall throw or deposit or cause to be thrown or deposited any garbage, rubbish or abandoned vehicles or parts thereof in or upon any public highway, street or place within the Town of Esopus except upon the dumping grounds aforesaid pursuant to the regulations thereof.
A. 
[1]No person, firm or corporation who is not a resident of the County of Ulster or who has not secured permission to do the same shall deposit waste of any kind at the landfill.
[Added 5-12-1993 by L.L. No. 6-1993]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A, which provided that residency is required to deposit, was repealed 5-12-1993 by L.L. No. 5-1993.
B. 
No person shall deposit waste at the landfill without first having received an identification sticker from the Town Clerk. In lieu of such sticker, proper proof of residency must be shown.
C. 
The Town Board may hereafter provide by resolution for rates to be charged for vehicle loads or wastes deposited in the sanitary landfill, and no person shall deposit waste in the landfill without paying the Town Clerk or the landfill operator for such load or loads.
[Amended 6-11-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986]
No person shall deposit waste in the sanitary landfill, except in conformity with these rules and regulations, and no person shall engage in conduct adversely affecting the quiet, efficient operation of the landfill.
The Town Board shall appoint a landfill custodian and such assistant custodians as may be necessary to the operation of the landfill. The Town Board may make such rules and regulations which are not inconsistent with these and which are necessary to the efficient operation of the landfill. Such rules shall be posted at the entrance to the landfill, and the Town Board shall provide a copy of the same to the Town Clerk, who shall maintain them in the Town Clerk's files. The landfill custodian, in addition to any other remedies he may have by these regulations and at law, may exclude any person from the use of the landfill who has violated the law or these regulations or whose intention it is, in the opinion of the custodian, to violate these regulations or other applicable laws.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of these rules and regulations or those promulgated thereunder shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 for each such offense. Each offense shall constitute a separate violation and shall be punishable as such hereunder.
Nothing contained in this article shall be construed or interpreted to mean that the town is a party to any contract for refuse removal.
[Adopted 3-14-1990[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution also provided that its provisions shall apply to both refuse collectors and individuals.
A. 
Hours.
(1) 
Individual residents of the town can use the landfill during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, except Sunday and Wednesday and holidays, with the proper identification car sticker affixed to the side window on the driver's side only.
(2) 
The landfill will be closed on Wednesdays and Sundays and all holidays.
B. 
Commercial and residential persons may bring refuse only from the Town of Esopus.
C. 
Residential landfill fees are $20 per year per vehicle and $10 per year per vehicle for senior citizens (60 years of age and older). Additional fees include:
[Amended 2-28-1991]
(1) 
White goods: $10 per unit (refrigerators, washing machines, etc.).
(2) 
Tires (off rim only):
(a) 
Up to 20 inches: $2 each.
(b) 
Over 20 inches: $5 each.
(3) 
Mattresses and box springs: by weight.
(4) 
Special landfill permits: $20 each; seniors: $10 each.
D. 
All refuse collectors are to be licensed.
E. 
Commercial/residential carter fees include $1,000 per vehicle, plus the standard tipping fee of $42 per ton.
F. 
Commercial/industrial facility in the Town of Esopus:
(1) 
Per one truck ton capacity: $100, plus tipping fee.
(2) 
More than one-ton capacity: $200, plus tipping fee.
G. 
Contractor construction and demolition (Town of Esopus sites only) fees shall be $30 for a thirty-day permit, plus tipping fee.
[Amended 2-28-1991]
H. 
The unit tipping fee shall be $42 per ton.
I. 
Five-gallon containers and up are required to have one end removed and to be cleaned.
J. 
No batteries are allowed.
K. 
No chemicals, acids or gunpowder is permitted.
L. 
Metals, wire and plastic tubing must be separated.
M. 
No industrial waste, farm or poultry waste, toxic or flammable materials are allowed.
N. 
No charge for brush. Logs must he no longer than four feet in diameter. No stumps are allowed.