Worcester County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Worcester County 5-29-1984 as Bill No. 84-5. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ PW 2-101 Definitions.

As used in this Subtitle, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMERCIAL HAULER
Any person, firm or corporation who or which, for consideration, transports solid waste to a solid waste facility and shall include municipalities but shall not include persons hauling their solid waste generated by such persons.
COMMERCIAL HAULER LICENSE
A license issued pursuant to this Subtitle.
PUBLIC LANDFILL
Any solid waste facility owned or operated by the County Commissioners.
SOLID WASTE FACILITY
Any landfill, dump or other area designated, operated or utilized by the County Commissioners for the deposit of solid wastes.
SOLID WASTES
All putrescible and nonputrescible waste materials which are not gaseous or liquid. The term includes garbage, trash, rubbish, ashes, incinerator residue, wastewater treatment residue, street cleanings, dead animals, demolition and construction debris, household appliances, automobile bodies, offal, paunch manure and solid wastes from commercial or industrial activities.

§ PW 2-102 License required.

(a) 
Commercial hauler license required. It shall be unlawful after July 1, 1984, for any commercial hauler to haul to or deposit solid waste in a public landfill without a commercial hauler license issued pursuant to this Subtitle.
(b) 
Commissioners issue licenses. Commercial hauler licenses shall be obtained from the County Commissioners.
(c) 
Commissioners regulate activities. The County Commissioners shall, by resolution, adopt regulations governing the issuance of licenses hereunder, regulating the activities of commercial haulers and generally implementing this Subtitle.

§ PW 2-103 License provisions.

(a) 
Term. Licenses shall be issued for a period of one year.
(b) 
Forms. Applications shall be made upon forms provided by the County Commissioners.
(c) 
Application fees. Applications fees shall be as provided by resolution of the County Commissioners.
(d) 
License fees. License fees shall be as provided by resolution of the County Commissioners.
(e) 
Exemptions. The Commissioners may exempt municipalities and governmental agencies from application and license fees.
(f) 
Denial of licenses. Licenses shall be issued to all applicants, except that a license may be denied after notice and hearing on the following grounds:
(1) 
Prior conviction of a violation hereof.
(2) 
Prior suspension or revocation of a license issued hereunder.
(3) 
Prior violations of the provisions hereof or any regulation or rule adopted hereunder.
(4) 
Improper application.
(g) 
Display of license. All vehicles of commercial haulers shall display such emblem as required by the County Commissioners.
(h) 
Reporting requirements. Commercial haulers shall file such reports as required by the County Commissioners.

§ PW 2-104 Revocation or suspension of license.

(a) 
Notice and hearing. A commercial hauler license may be revoked or suspended by the County Commissioners after notice and hearing.
(b) 
Cause. Causes for revocation or suspension are as follows:
(1) 
Fraud or misrepresentation in obtaining a license.
(2) 
Violation of any law, statute, regulation, rule or standard relating to the license or any activity conducted thereunder.

§ PW 2-105 Notice and hearing.

At least thirty days prior written notice and a hearing before the County Commissioners shall satisfy the notice and hearing requirements of this Subtitle.

§ PW 2-106 Violations.

[Amended 11-10-1987 by Bill No. 87-5]
Any person who violates the provisions of this Subtitle or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant hereto shall be guilty of a civil infraction.

§ PW 2-201 Prohibited activities.

(a) 
Scavenging prohibited. It is prohibited to scavenge in or from any public landfill or to extract, collect, gather or remove any material, matter or waste of whatsoever kind, nature or description therefrom except as may be specifically authorized by resolution of the County Commissioners.
(b) 
Compliance with operating procedures. It is hereby prohibited for any person to place, deposit, dump or leave any solid waste material, matter or waste of whatsoever kind, nature or description in or at any public landfill which is prohibited therefrom under the current operating procedures of such public landfill.
(c) 
Waste areas designated. Persons depositing materials, debris, solid waste or other matter in any public landfill shall deposit such matter in the appropriate areas as designated for such matter under the current operating procedures of the specific public landfill.
(d) 
Out-of-county wastes prohibited. No solid waste collected outside of Worcester County shall be deposited in any public landfill.
(e) 
Hazardous wastes prohibited. It is unlawful to deposit, dump or unload any hazardous waste of any kind, including biological, radioactive or chemical, as may from time to time be defined as such by resolution of the County Commissioners or by any state law or regulation, in any public landfill in Worcester County.