Town of Newington, CT
Hartford County
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The accumulation, collection, removal and disposal of refuse must be controlled by the Town of Newington for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. The Town Council finds that, to give practical effect to this policy, a comprehensive system for the periodic collection, removal and disposal of refuse and recyclables from certain residential premises and regulation of the collection, removal and disposal of refuse and recyclables from nonresidential, institutional, commercial, and industrial premises and complexes is essential to public health and benefits all the citizens of the Town.
As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings indicated:
APARTMENT COMPLEX
Any dwelling complex on one piece of property which accommodates more than three dwelling units for rental occupancy, including hotels and motels.[1]
BULKY WASTE
Land-clearing debris and waste resulting directly from demolition activities other than clean fill.
CLEAN FILL
Natural soil, rock, brick, concrete, and asphalt paving fragments which are virtually inert and pose neither a pollution threat to groundwaters or surface waters nor a fire hazard.
CONDOMINIUM MASTER ASSOCIATION
The most general association of property owners formed for the government and management of a particular residential condominium.[2]
DIRECTOR OF HEALTH
Director, Central Connecticut Health District.
[Added 1-24-2012]
DWELLING OCCUPANT
The owner, renter, or other occupant of each separate dwelling unit, whether or not in the same building with other dwelling units.
DWELLING UNIT
Any room or group of rooms located within a dwelling and forming a single, habitable unit with facilities which are used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
GENERAL VEGETATION WASTE
Yard vegetation waste and similar materials emanating from nonresidential premises and apartment complexes, excluding leaves.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Dangerous materials or substances which may pose a present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported or disposed of, including but not limited to cleaning fluids, paints, explosives, acids, caustics, poisons, drugs, radioactive materials or infectious materials and asbestos-containing material.
INDEPENDENT RESIDENTIAL PREMISES
A single piece of property used primarily for dwelling purposes in conformance with all local and state regulations, but which accommodates no more than three rental dwelling units.
INDUSTRY
The manufacture, milling, assembly, or warehousing of a product, the maintenance and/or storage of commercial vehicles or construction equipment, quarrying, or other extractive activities.[3]
NONRESIDENTIAL PREMISES
Premises used for wholesale or retail trade, business and professional offices, industry, churches, private schools, nonprofit organizations, farms operated as a business, state or federal government buildings, hospitals and other humane institutions, orders of fraternal organizations, clubs, and places of amusement, entertainment, or recreation.
[Amended 1-24-2012]
OVERSIZE WASTE
Household items, including, but not limited to, sofas, mattresses, furniture, machinery, and appliances.
PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT
Residential developments as defined in former Chapter 124a, or development used for residential purposes as defined in Chapter 828 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as revised, or individually owned residential units as allowed by the Town Plan and Zoning Commission in the Residence Planned District (RPD).
[Amended 6-10-2008 by Ord. No. 0709-1]
PREMISES
Land, building or other structures, trailers, vehicles or parts thereof upon or in which refuse is stored.
RECYCLABLES
Clean newspaper (and inserts), glass and metal food/beverage containers, plastic food/beverage/detergent containers, cardboard, office paper, scrap metal, waste motor oil, vehicle or boat batteries, and leaves, and any other item(s) so designated by the Town Manager.
[Amended 1-24-2012]
REFUSE
Garbage, rubbish, bulky wastes, and oversize waste, excluding body wastes, hazardous wastes, clean fill, general vegetative waste, and recyclables.
RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUMS
Any group of individually owned dwelling units having ownership in common of shared facilities, organized under Chapter 825 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as revised, and in which no more than 10% of such dwelling units are owned by the same person.
RESIDENTIAL PREMISES
All dwelling units in Town except those in an apartment complex.
RUBBISH
Cold ashes, junk, discarded containers, dust, sweepings, wastepaper, boxes, crates, rags, clothing, textiles, glass (other than food and beverage containers), crockery, and similar solid waste materials ordinarily accumulated in and around independent residential premises and residential condominiums, excluding body wastes, hazardous wastes, bulky wastes, and clean fill.
TOWN MANAGER
The duly appointed Town Manager of the Town of Newington, or his or her designee.
WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY
Any permitted solid waste and or recycling facility designated by the Town Manager.
[Added 1-24-2012]
YARD VEGETATION WASTE
Grass clippings, weeds, garden plants, shrubs, leaves, branches, limbs, brush and similar materials grown on and emanating from residential premises within the Town of Newington.
[Amended 1-24-2012]
[1]
Editor’s Note: The former definition of "Authority," which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 1-24-2012.
[2]
Editor's Note: The definition of "Director of Public Health," which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 6-10-2008 by Ord. No. 0709-1.
[3]
Editor’s Note: The former definitions of "Mid-Connecticut System" and "municipal service agreement," which immediately and respectively followed this definition, were repealed 1-24-2012.