[Adopted 9-5-1989 by Ord. No. 162, effective 10-4-1989]
[Amended 9-20-2011 by Ord. No. 242; 12-8-2015 by Ord. No. 248]
The Town Council may provide for the collection, removal and disposal of residential refuse in the Town or in any part or parts thereof for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare.
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also amended the title of Art. II, which was formerly Residential Refuse Collection.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BULKY WASTE
- Any item with any one dimension greater than four feet, including
but not limited to tree limbs, rugs, couches, mattresses and box springs,
picnic tables, wooden furniture, household appliances, etc.[Amended 9-20-2011 by Ord. No. 242]
- CURB COLLECTION
- One collection in a period not to exceed seven days for each unit, with the containers to be placed at the curb or beside the travel portion of highway, where no curb exists.
- HAZARDOUS WASTE
- Waste with properties that make it dangerous or potentially
harmful to human health or the environment.[Added 12-8-2015 by Ord. No. 248]
- INDUSTRIAL WASTE
- Waste that is generated by businesses from an industrial,
manufacturing, or commercial process.[Added 12-8-2015 by Ord. No. 248]
- Garbage, rubbish, bulky waste and organic wastes, and animal
offal and carcasses, and industrial by-products, excluding sewage
and human wastes, hazardous wastes, industrial waste, and other unacceptable
materials as determined by the Town and published on its website.[Amended 9-20-2011 by Ord. No. 242; 12-8-2015 by Ord. No. 248]
[Amended 10-24-1995 by Ord. No. 195; 9-20-2011 by Ord. No. 242; 12-8-2015 by Ord. No. 248]
Unacceptable materials shall include hazardous waste and:
Those which have not been prepared or containerized in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Town of North Branford.
Substances such as petroleum, distillates, oil-based paints, explosives, acids, caustics, poisons and radioactive materials.
Debris or materials resulting from excavation, demolition and/or new construction projects.
Tires, grass clippings, desktop or personal computer, computer monitor, portable computer, printer, CRT-based television and non-CRT-based television sold to consumers.
There shall be one collection of household refuse each week. There shall be collections of bulky waste and scrap metal each year at a frequency determined by the Town Council with the pickup of those items to be scheduled on the same day of the week as the normal refuse pickup for each residence. All items shall be placed at the curbside by the property owner or occupant. "Household refuse," for these purposes, is defined as all household waste and bundled brush.
[Amended 10-24-1995 by Ord. No. 195; 9-20-2011 by Ord. No. 242]
For the purpose of this article, "residential refuse" shall mean all solid waste within the corporate limits of the Town of North Branford, inclusive of one-, two- and three-family residential dwelling units presently existing within the Town and any additional one-, two- and three-family residential units constructed in the future.
Those areas not included in residential refuse collection for the purpose of this article are:
All refuse accumulated in the Town for the purposes of this article shall be collected, conveyed and disposed of by the Town or by persons licensed by the Town to perform such work.
Acceptable household refuse and recyclables as defined in § 193-11 (see definitions of "refuse" and "recyclables"), and bulky waste as defined in § 193-5, shall be placed at the curbside by the property owner or occupant not more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled collection time. Acceptable scrap metal shall be placed at the curbside by the property owner or occupant not more than seven days prior to the scheduled collection time. Unacceptable material shall be removed from the curbside by the property owner or occupant within 48 hours (two days) of written notice from the Town Manager's office.
[Added 11-3-1998 by Ord. No. 212; amended 9-20-2011 by Ord. No. 242; 12-8-2015 by Ord. No. 248]
[Amended 6-4-1991 by Ord. No. 173; 6-16-1992 by Ord. No. 177]
The cost of residential refuse collection shall be part of the tax base for the Town and shall be incorporated as part of the tax bills.
[Amended 9-20-2011 by Ord. No. 242]
The Town Council may establish rules and regulations necessary to effectively carry out the purposes of this article and may designate the Town Manager to act in its behalf and for the Town in order to carry out the provisions of this article.