[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Vernon amended in its entirety 9-15-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Nuisances — See Ch. 230.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide regulations for the removal and disposal of garbage and recyclable materials from single-family residences, duplexes, condominiums and multifamily complexes, as defined herein, located within the Town in accord with state law.
This chapter is adopted as authorized under § 287.09, Wis. Stats.
In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this chapter shall be held to be minimum requirements and shall not be deemed a limitation or repeal of any other power granted by the Wisconsin Statutes. Where any terms or requirements of this chapter may be inconsistent or conflicting, the more restrictive requirements shall apply. Where a provision of this chapter is required by the Wisconsin Statutes, or by a standard in Ch. NR 544, Wis. Adm. Code, and where the provision of this chapter is unclear, the provision shall be interpreted in light of the Wisconsin Statutes and the Ch. NR 544 standards in effect on the date of the adoption of this chapter or in effect on the date of the most recent text amendment to this chapter.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words shall have the meaning assigned to them:
- MULTIFAMILY RESIDENCE
- Any residential structure housing two, three or four families in separated living units.
- RECYCLABLES/RECYCLABLE MATERIAL
- These materials include aluminum beverage containers, steel and bimetal cans, newspaper, magazines, corrugated paper, or other container board, office paper, plastic containers, foam polystyrene packaging and glass containers. This list may be expanded to comply with state, county, and municipal law and landfill disposal bans.
- SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCE
- Any single-family home, including trailers and/or a mobile home unit where an individual or a family resides.
- The State of Wisconsin.
- The Town of Vernon, Wisconsin, acting through its duly elected Town Board or designated officials.
The Vernon Town Board shall contract for removal of refuse and recyclables from single-family and two- to four-family dwellings. There is hereby established a fee for the removal of refuse and recyclables from single-family and two- to four-family properties. Said fee shall be the per-unit charge made to the Town by the firm providing said removal to the Town by contract and shall be paid monthly by the Town. The cost of said contract shall be a budgetary item included in the Town's general tax levy.
The collection and disposal of garbage and recyclable materials shall be supervised by the Director of Public Works, who shall recommend such regulations as are necessary regarding the collection and disposal thereof.
The Town shall post the requirement of the refuse and recycling program on the Town website and shall be available on request to residents at the Town Hall.
Container safeguarding. Residents are responsible for repair or replacement cost of refuse or recycling containers if damaged by resident's negligence.
Placement of containers.
All recyclables must be separated from other garbage according to state law. Residents may be subject to fines for failure to follow these requirements.
Loose materials such as paper and cardboard shall be bundled or bagged prior to placement in the recycling container. Containers must be closed when placed at curbside.
Noncollectable items. Hazardous waste, medical items (sharps), propane tanks, yard waste, and other items designated by the waste hauler and state, county, and municipal law are not to be disposed of in refuse and recycling containers.
Right to refuse service. Refuse collector has the right to refuse service to a residence for repeated documented violations of the requirements above. Residence is responsible for replacement service at their own expense.