Town of Yarmouth, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Town of Yarmouth 11-16-1988.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 97.
Waste collection — See Ch. 140.
Sanitary landfill fees — See Ch. 159.
Disposal of toxic and hazardous materials — See Ch. 204.
[1]
Editor's Note: This regulation superseded former Ch. 181, Disposal Area, adopted 5-19-1987.
[Amended 10-28-1997]
The following are Board of Health regulations for the use of the Town disposal area. Continued in effect, all passenger vehicles must have a Town sticker to enter the Town disposal area, which will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. The disposal area shall be open daily, with the exception that on the following days the disposal area shall be closed all day: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. It shall be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon July 4, and, from July 1 through Labor Day, the hours shall be 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
[Amended 10-28-1997]
A fee shall be charged for all commercial trucks. Any vehicle larger than a 3/4 ton pickup, 3/4 ton van or a car with a trailer must pay by weight and is not eligible for a landfill sticker. Trucks of 3/4 ton or less with personal household trash will be admitted with a valid landfill sticker.
A. 
All legal residents, taxpayers and nonresidents residing and/or staying in the Town of Yarmouth may purchase a landfill sticker for the disposal area at a fee of $70 per vehicle at the permit/license office in the Town offices, Monday through Friday. Said sticker will expire May 1 of each year. A book of 10 five-dollar coupons with a total value of $50 may be sold to all legal residents, taxpayers or lessees at the Yarmouth Town Hall. A book of 10 five-dollar coupons for a total price of $55 may be sold at the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce Office to all legal residents, taxpayers and lessees residing in the Town of Yarmouth.
[Amended 10-28-1997]
B. 
The landfill sticker is good only for one's own household rubbish or garbage that is tied in bags or sealed boxes and brush that is bundled, not to exceed four feet in length and three feet in diameter.
C. 
All refuse deposited at the roll off area of the landfill must be in tied plastic or paper refuse bags, tied shopping bags, sealed cardboard containers or other method acceptable to the Superintendent of Sanitation.
D. 
Any person that does not wish to purchase a landfill sticker may purchase a five-dollar commercial coupon from the landfill gate attendant for each trip.
E. 
Loose brush, leaves, yard debris and bulky household items brought in by car, truck or trailer even if from one's own home are chargeable items.
F. 
While composting operation is in progress, no mixed loads will be allowed.
G. 
No free or cut-rate stickers will be issued.
H. 
All rubbish must go to the Yarmouth Landfill/Transfer Station or any privately approved Department of Environmental Quality Engineering (DEQE) source. Noncompliance could lead to loss of the license in the Town.
I. 
No septic hauler is to make a profit on septage tickets. Noncompliance could lead to loss of the license in the Town.
A. 
All loads must come from the Town of Yarmouth.
B. 
All stickers must be on the front bumper, driver's side.
C. 
No leaves, garbage, cardboard, papers or tires will be left in the metal pile.
D. 
All loads coming into the disposal area must be covered.
E. 
There will be no discharging of tires in the landfill, only in designated area.
F. 
Anyone tampering with or damaging the disposal area gate or other disposal area property or depositing garbage in front of the gate will be subject to prosecution.
G. 
All trees and large brush shall be disposed of in lengths not to exceed four feet or shall be chipped.
H. 
All trucks over 3/4 ton must be lettered and numbered.
A. 
Septics.
(1) 
Effective October 1, 1987, the rate of septage will be $0.05 per gallon.
(2) 
Minimum ticket will drop from 1,500 gallons to 1,000 gallons.
(3) 
Only one customer will be allowed on a ticket of 1,000 gallons and not more than two customers on a ticket of 2,500 gallons.
(4) 
All septic trucks will be weighed.
(5) 
Septic haulers can only use septage pits during normal landfill hours; winter schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and summer schedule is 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(6) 
The honor system ends October 1, 1987.
(7) 
Anyone who uses an IOU must pay up by noontime the first day after the Town Hall opens. Anyone that does not pay up by noon will automatically be shut off.
(8) 
Any company with more than one truck shall number all trucks.
(9) 
To convert gallons to pounds the factor of 8.4 pounds per gallon will be used.
B. 
Commercial packers. All licensed garbage packers will be charged $30 per ton. Cost per ton: $30.
C. 
Brush, builders' debris and demolition. Trucks will have a minimum charge of $5. Cost per ton: $40.
D. 
Nonbagged, nonboxed or unconfined rubbish or large items from inside of the house: minimum charge, $5.
E. 
White metal: $50 per ton.
F. 
Use of scales: $5 per weighing.
G. 
Charge if scales are broken:
(1) 
Commercial rubbish packers: $4 per cubic yard capacity.
(2) 
All other trucks: $8 per cubic yard capacity.
H. 
Tire disposal charges, effective August 1, 1987:
Size of Tire
Charge
13-, 14- and 15-inch passenger car tires without rims
$ 1.00
13-, 14- and 15-inch passenger car tires with rims
3.00
16-inch truck tires up or 4-ply or more without rims
5.00
16-inch truck tires up or 4-ply or more with rims
20.00
Any tire over 20 inches without rim (with rim not accepted)
10.00
I. 
Scrap metal policy.
(1) 
No commercial companies shall bring in any appliances or white metal goods with capacitors, light ballasts, ammonia in air conditioners or any hazardous waste to the landfill.
(2) 
Fee for metal: $50 per ton, minimum charge $5.
J. 
Waste oil policy.
(1) 
Used motor oil is accepted 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. daily. Only Town employees can dump used oil. No more than two gallons from any person per day will be accepted.
(2) 
Types of oil: engine, fuel, gear, cutting and hydraulic oils only.
Whoever, himself or by his agent or servant, or as a servant or agent of any other person, or any firm or corporation, violates the above regulations shall be punished by a fine of not more than $50.