Town of Stillwater, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Stillwater as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 122.
[Adopted 5-27-1963]

§ 172-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
An individual, group or individuals, partnership, firm, corporation, association, county city, town, or village or improvement district.
REFUSE
All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes including garbage, rubbish, ashes, incinerator residue, street cleanings, dead animals, offal and solid commercial and industrial wastes.
REFUSE DISPOSAL AREA
Land used for the depositing of refuse except that it shall not include the land used for the depositing of refuse from a single family, a member of which is the owner, occupant or lessee of said land, or any part of a farm on which only animal wastes resulting from the operation of such farm are deposited.

§ 172-2 Disposing of certain refuse prohibited.

No person shall throw, dump or deposit, or cause to be thrown, dumped or deposited, on any lands, in the Town of Stillwater, any refuse from any source whatever, originating outside the Town of Stillwater; and no person shall permit such throwing, dumping or depositing thereof upon property owned, leased or controlled by such person.

§ 172-3 License required; fee.

A. 
No person shall maintain a refuse disposal area within the Town of Stillwater or shall engage in the business of collecting refuse who has not procured a license therefor from the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk shall issue such license upon proper application made to him and upon payment of an annual fee of $25. If such license is issued for a period less than six months, the fee for such period shall be $15.
B. 
Any license issued pursuant to this section may be canceled by action of the Town Board for cause, upon evidence that the refuse disposal area maintained by the license has not been maintained in compliance with the provisions of Part 19 of the New York State Sanitary Code, or for any other reason prescribed by law.

§ 172-4 Penalties for offenses.

Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

§ 172-5 When effective.

This article shall take effect 10 days after the publication and posting thereof pursuant to the provisions of the Town Law; except that any person who is subject to the provisions of § 173-3 hereof shall not be deemed in violation thereof if, within 20 days of such publication and posting, he shall procure the license herein provided for.
[Adopted 7-25-1972]

§ 172-6 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
Includes waste food, papers, dead animals, waste or discarded wood, lumber, metal or vegetable matter of any kind or any other matter which shall be inflammable or capable of fermentation or decay.
PERSON
Includes any individual, society, clerk, firm, corporation or association.
REFUSE
Includes waste metal, tin cans, ashes, cinders, glass, pottery and all discarded substances of a solid and incombustible nature.

§ 172-7 Description of site.

The premises leased by the Town of Stillwater situated a short distance west of Stillwater Avenue and a short distance north of the City of Mechanicville, at the date hereof owned by Elting H. Doughty, are hereby designated as the garbage and refuse dumping area for the residents of the Town of Stillwater, subject to the provisions of this article.

§ 172-8 Rules for commercial users; fees.

The following rules and regulations, with respect to said site, shall apply to commercial users thereof:
A. 
No person regularly collecting garbage or refuse as a business from households, businesses, mobile home parks, or apartment houses shall use the landfill site as a disposal area unless and until he shall have obtained a commercial permit from the Town Clerk.
B. 
Commercial permits shall be issued by the Town Clerk to persons picking up garbage and refuse as a business at locations in the Town of Stillwater. Applications for such permits shall be made to the Town Clerk, who shall issue such permits upon payment of a permit fee of $100 for each application. Permits shall expire on June 30 following the year in which issued and new permits, effective July 1 of the following year applied for.
C. 
Each holder of a commercial permit shall pay to the Town of Stillwater the sum of $35 per load of garbage dumped at the landfill site. The Town Board may, if it determines it to be in the public interest, grant use of the landfill to commercial users for such other consideration as it shall deem appropriate.
D. 
The landfill site shall not be used for the dumping of garbage or other refuse originating outside the Town of Stillwater.
E. 
Commercial dumping at the landfill site shall be under the direction of the operator of the landfill as designated by the Town Board.
F. 
No commercial vehicle carrying garbage for disposal at the landfill site shall be admitted unless the user's commercial permit is prominently displayed thereon.
G. 
The landfill site shall be open for the use of commercial users at such times as the Town Board, by resolution, shall determine.

§ 172-9 Rules for private users.

The following rules and regulations with respect to said site, shall apply to private users thereof:
A. 
The landfill off Stillwater Avenue shall be used for the disposal of garbage only, by residents of the Town holding landfill permits.
B. 
The landfill shall be open to the residents of the Town on Saturday of each week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
C. 
Residents of the Town may obtain permits upon application therefor to the Town Clerk, without charge.
D. 
Dumping at the landfill site shall be under the direction of an employee of the Town, who shall be in attendance during public dumping hours.
E. 
The landfill site shall not be used for the dumping of garbage or other refuse originating outside the Town of Stillwater.
F. 
No vehicle carrying garbage for disposal at the landfill site shall be admitted unless the user's permit is prominently displayed thereon.