Village of Corinth, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Corinth 9-3-2008 by L.L. No. 1-2008 (Ch. 85 of the 1983 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 322.

§ 281-1 Title.

This chapter shall be known as the "Garbage, Refuse and Recycling Law" of the Village of Corinth.

§ 281-2 Definitions.

As used herein, the following words shall mean and are hereby defined as follows:
COLLECTOR
The person or persons designated by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Corinth to provide refuse and garbage collection and disposal and the collection and disposal of recyclables.
GARBAGE
Any animal or vegetable matter capable of fermentation or decay.
PERSON
An individual, a partnership, an association or corporation.
PREMISES
Land, buildings or other structures or parts thereof upon or in which the refuse or garbage is stored.
RECYCLABLES
Glass, plastics, tin cans, newspapers, and cardboard.
REFUSE
All solid wastes other than garbage and body wastes, such as rags, paper, shoes, small metal, rubber and wooden scrap and other material of the same general nature.

§ 281-3 Acceptable substances.

Except as qualified in § 281-4, garbage and refuse as defined herein and recyclables as defined herein shall be acceptable for collection.

§ 281-4 Unacceptable substances.

Not acceptable for collection are the following:
A. 
Dangerous materials or substances, such as poisons, acids, caustics, infected materials and explosives.
B. 
Unusual quantities of materials resulting from the excavation for or the construction or repair of buildings or structures, such as earth, plaster, mortar or roofing material.
C. 
Leaves, yard clippings and tree and shrub trunks, limbs and branches.
D. 
Solid wastes resulting from industrial processes.
E. 
Ashes containing hot embers.
F. 
Materials which have not been prepared for collection in accordance with these regulations.
G. 
Ceramic, pottery, Pyrex, window glass, mirrors, glassware, light bulbs, caps, pumps, and lids are not acceptable for recyclable collection but may be included in garbage and refuse collection.

§ 281-5 Storage and preparation for collection.

Refuse and garbage shall be stored for collection as follows:
A. 
Garbage shall be drained and stored in totes provided by the Village.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
All containers for refuse and garbage shall be kept in a proper state of repair, shall be kept free from nails and sharp edges and in a sanitary condition that they may be readily removed.
C. 
Recyclables for collection shall be rinsed, drained and stored in a durable, washable container of appropriate size that is easily recognizable as recyclables. The Village may, in its sole discretion, provide containers for recyclables collection.

§ 281-6 Placement for collection.

A. 
Garbage, refuse, and recyclables shall be placed for collection not later than 5:00 a.m. on the days of collection as so designated by the Village. No garbage, refuse, or recyclables shall be placed for collection on or near the street curb earlier than the evening before the regularly scheduled day for collection. The containers shall not be placed within five feet of a mailbox, tree, pole, fence, guardrail or other obstruction. Refuse, garbage and recyclables that are not stored for collection in containers as required herein shall not be collected.
B. 
All containers shall be removed from the street curb to a place invisible from the street not later than 8:00 p.m. on the days of collection as so designated by the Village. All refuse, garbage and recyclables not collected for failure to be placed for collection at the time required or refused collection by the collector for failure to meet the requirements of these regulations shall be promptly removed from the street curb to a place invisible from the street.

§ 281-7 Penalties for offenses.

Any person committing an offense against any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable for each offense by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.