[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange, effective 3-18-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Solid waste — See Ch. 331.
No person, firm or corporation shall:
Deposit, or cause to be deposited, or retain, or cause to be retained, any litter within the boundaries of a public highway or any other public property in the Town of Orange provided this section shall not apply to materials lawfully deposited in a municipally-regulated or operated dumping area; or
Deposit, or cause or permit to be deposited, or retain, or cause or permit to be retained, any litter on any private property in the Town of Orange, provided this section shall not apply to materials deposited under written permission obtained in advance from the Director of Health and the owner of the land.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any discarded, used or unconsumed substance or waste material, whether made of aluminum, glass, plastic, rubber, paper, or other natural or synthetic material, or any combination thereof, including, but not limited to, any bottle, jar or can, or any top, cap or detachable tab of any bottle, jar or can, any unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction material which has not been deposited in a litter receptacle, in any quantity, whether or not noxious, of every nature or kind. Litter as used in this chapter also includes but is not limited to any substance or material classified as hazardous waste by the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
In order to aid in the disposition of litter in the Town of Orange, all owners of commercial or retail property, open to the public, which by the nature of the operation could cause a litter problem, including but not limited to grocery stores, carry-out food operations, and shopping centers, are required to locate covered trash containers conveniently throughout the parking lot in quantities listed below:
All such trash containers shall be permanently affixed to structures or fixtures on the premises, whenever possible, to avoid or reduce risk of vandalism.
Each property owner to which § 276-3 of this chapter applies shall have on file with the Sanitarian of the Town of Orange, the name, address and phone number of the person or agent responsible to abate any litter nuisances on said property.
Upon investigation, inspection or complaint, the Director of Health or Sanitarian of the Town of Orange shall cause to be served upon the owner, or occupant, or any agent of either, of any land or property upon which any violation of § 276-1B has occurred, written notice, directing removal of the litter in question within seven days after service of such notice, or shall cause the posting of such notice in a prominent place upon said premises whenever the owner, or occupant, or any agent of either, reasonably cannot be located.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall be fined not less than $10 or more than $100 for each violation. Each act committed in violation of § 276-1A and each day of continuing violation of the same shall constitute a separate violation. Each day of noncompliance after the expiration of the notice period set forth in § 276-5 shall constitute a separate violation.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as permitting the establishment or maintenance of private dumping areas.
The Sanitarian is empowered to initiate inspections and investigations, and shall receive information and complaints concerning compliance with this chapter.