Town of Monroe, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Monroe as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Refrigerators, abandoned — See Ch. 39.
Vehicles, abandoned — See Ch. 50.
[Adopted 6-13-1947]

§ 28-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
Waste food, papers, dead animals or parts thereof, wood, lumber or vegetable matter of any kind, or any other matter which shall be flammable or capable of fermentation or decay.
PERSON
An individual, society, club, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons; the singular number shall include the plural number.
RUBBISH
Waste metal, tin cans, ashes, cinders, glass, pottery and other similar substances of a solid and incombustible nature.
TOWN
That portion of the Town of Monroe outside of the Villages of Monroe and Harriman.

§ 28-2 Transportation restricted to closed vehicles and containers.

No person shall transport garbage or rubbish in the town except in a vehicle having a securely closed and covered body or in a securely closed container or containers.

§ 28-3 Dumping prohibited.

[Amended 8-18-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997]
No person, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity shall throw or deposit or cause to be thrown or deposited any garbage, rubbish or other debris in any public highway, street or place in the town, nor shall any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity throw or deposit or cause to be thrown or deposited any garbage, rubbish or other debris on any private property without the consent of the owner thereof and in contravention to the provisions of this article.

§ 28-4 Outside storage of garbage and solid rubbish.

[Added 7-2-1979 by L.L. No. 7-1979[1]]
A. 
No person or owner shall store or keep or allow to be stored or kept garbage or rubbish outside any dwelling, building or structure occupied or owned by him, except in tightly covered metal or hard plastic containers specifically designed for or adapted to that purpose.
B. 
No garbage shall be stored or kept outside any dwelling or structure in plastic bags or paper bags or paper containers.
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Editor's Note: Former § 28-4, Penalties for offenses, was renumbered as § 28-7 pursuant to L.L. No. 7-1979.

§ 28-5 Exceptions.

[Added 7-2-1979 by L.L. No. 7-1979]
The provisions of § 28-4 hereof shall not apply to rubbish stored or kept outside on the days of the year designated by the Town of Monroe Superintendent of Highways for the spring and fall pickup of rubbish commonly called "clean-up days."

§ 28-6 Appearance tickets.

[Added 7-2-1979 by L.L. No. 7-1979; amended 8-18-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997]
The Town Superintendent of Highways and/or any town constable are hereby authorized to issue appearance tickets for a violation of this chapter in the manner prescribed by law.

§ 28-7 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 6-5-1972; 8-18-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997]
Any person who violates § 28-2 and/or § 28-4 of this article shall be guilty of an offense and shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $250. Any person, firm, partnership or corporation who violates § 28-3 of this article shall be guilty of an offense and shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.
[Adopted 9-5-1989 by L.L. No. 8-1989]

§ 28-8 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION MATERIALS
Lumber, concrete, pipe, roofing, brick, masonry and any other materials from buildings and other structures.

§ 28-9 Dumping prohibited.

The dumping of all construction and demolition material within the Town of Monroe is hereby prohibited.

§ 28-10 Penalties for offenses.

A violation of this article shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $10,000 for each violation. Each day or part thereof that a violation continues shall be deemed a separate violation.

§ 28-11 Injunction.

The town will have the right to seek an injunction to prevent the violation of this article.