Village of Spring Valley, NY
Rockland County
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[Adopted 12-7-1970 as Ch. 8, Art. I, of the 1970 Code]
As used in this article, the following words, terms and phrases shall have the meanings herein ascribed to them:
GARBAGE
All waste material accumulating from the operation of a household or business activity. The term shall include common household wastes, boxes and other small materials which can reasonably be considered as "garbage." It shall include trash of the ordinary type, but shall not include refrigerators, iceboxes, stoves, old furniture, etc.
RECEPTACLE
A "receptacle" as provided for herein shall be a structure with a floor, a roof and four walls, one of which may contain a door. It shall be of adequate design and construction so as not to allow vermin, animals, etc., to enter therein. Every "receptacle" shall be properly vented and shall be of sufficient size.
No person shall be permitted to abandon, leave or dump any automobile or part thereof or any waste material, garbage, refuse, metal or other substance, for the purpose of disposing of, abandoning or getting rid of the same, upon any public street or in any public place or on any privately owned property in the Village.
It shall be the duty of every owner of any and every building to provide and cause to be kept and provided, within and for the exclusive use of such building or part thereof, separate containers for holding, respectively, all ashes, garbage, refuse and wastes that may accumulate during 72 consecutive hours, in or through the use of such building or part thereof.
Containers required in § 226-3 shall be made of metal or plastic, and no container shall be larger than 20 gallons' capacity, and each shall have a secure cover, except for commercial enterprises or multiple dwellings, which may provide dumpster-type containers.
[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
No container in which garbage, refuse and waste shall be deposited shall be filled to a greater height than the top thereof, nor shall any such container when so filled contain more than four cubic feet of material, nor weigh more than 50 pounds.
Every owner shall cause to be separated and put in their respective containers all garbage, refuse and waste materials.
Every garbage, refuse or waste container shall at all times be kept covered with a tight-fitting cover.
Garbage, refuse and waste materials shall not be placed in containers which are in a leaky or defective condition.
Every container used for the deposit of garbage, refuse and waste materials shall be kept at all times in a condition satisfactory to the County Department of Health and the Village.
Containers for the deposit of garbage, refuse and waste materials shall be kept within the building or in the rear premises therewith connected until the time for the removal of such substances, when such containers shall be placed in the area designated by the refuse and garbage collector servicing such locations. All such containers shall remain so placed until the contents thereof shall have been removed by the refuse and garbage collector. In residential areas, such containers shall be returned to such building or to the rear premises therewith connected within eight hours after collection, and in commercial establishments, within two hours after collection.
As an alternative to the provisions set forth in § 226-10, an owner may provide a receptacle in which to house his garbage, refuse and waste containers. The following regulations shall apply where receptacles are provided:
A. 
Permit required; required information; duration. Prior to the erection or maintenance of any receptacle to house containers used for the deposit of garbage, refuse and waste materials, the owner shall be required to obtain a building permit from the Building Inspector. The owner shall provide the Building Inspector with adequate information as to type, design and location of said receptacle. Each permit shall be valid for a period of one calendar year.
[Amended 8-16-2005 by L.L. No. 11-2005]
B. 
Renewal permits. Renewal permits may be obtained from the Building Inspector after a physical inspection of said receptacle and approval by him, but no further permit fee shall be imposed for such renewal or renewals.
C. 
Location of receptacles; placement of containers for collection. Receptacles shall be located within the property line and shall be screened so as to lend aesthetic value. At the time of removal of such garbage, refuse and waste materials, the containers shall be placed in such locations as shall be designated by the refuse and garbage collector servicing such location. All containers shall remain so placed until removal by the refuse and garbage collector, and, within eight hours thereafter, such containers shall be returned to the receptacle, except in the case of commercial establishments, in which case all containers shall, within two hours thereafter, be returned to the receptacle. In no event shall any receptacle be so located as to impair vision on the public street or be dangerous in any way whatsoever to the general public.
D. 
Receptacle capacity. Every owner shall have receptacles limited to no more than four container capacity total.
E. 
Maintenance of receptacles. Such receptacles shall be properly maintained and enclosed so as not to create a public nuisance.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Sec. 8-12, Certain materials to be tied in bundles for collection, was deleted 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995. See now Art. III, Recycling, § 226-39B.
A. 
Accumulations of household ashes, garbage, refuse or rubbish resulting from the failure to take advantage of the regular collection service shall be removed at the expense of the person or persons concerned.
B. 
Accumulations of household ashes, garbage or refuse resulting from the missing of regular pickup shall be removed by the owner. In the event that the owner fails to remove the same within six daylight hours after written notice personally served upon the owner, his agent, representative, tenant or occupant or posting of said notice, then the Village may provide for removal of the same at the expense of the owner or take other appropriate action.
[Amended 7-12-1988 by L.L. No. 21-1988]
No person shall use any open mesh litter basket or enclosed litter receptacle placed on the streets by the Board of Trustees for the deposit of household or commercial refuse, rubbish, garbage or waste materials.
[Amended 2-14-1984 by L.L. No. 1-1984; 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995; 2-24-2009 by L.L. No. 1-2009; 10-15-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009]
The Building Inspector and the Code Enforcement Officers working under his supervision are hereby empowered to enforce all provisions of this article and to issue notices and appearance tickets for the violations of any provisions of this article. Violations shall be punishable as provided in Article IV, Penalties.