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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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]
- Land, building or other structures, trailers, vehicles or parts thereof upon or in which refuse is stored.
- 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]
- 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.
- 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]
Editor’s Note: The former definition of "Authority," which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 1-24-2012.
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.
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.