[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Kingwood 11-28-55. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall dump, deposit or place garbage, waste matter, sewage, offal, junk, wastepaper, rubbish, debris or other refuse matter of any kind whatsoever within the Township of Kingwood without first having obtained a permit from the Township Board of Health covering the site for such dumping or disposal.
To establish a properly supervised refuse disposal area, a written application shall be made to the Secretary of the Township Board of Health for a permit, stating the location of the proposed site, the size or area of the land wherein it is proposed to dump, and the type of refuse, waste, garbage, etc., that is proposed to be dumped on the premises and such other information as the Township Board of Health may from time to time require. Said application shall be accompanied by a permit fee of $75. Permits shall expire on December 31 of each year and shall be renewed annually on or before January 1 by filing with the Secretary of the Township Board of Health a written application for renewal containing the statements required above, accompanied by the said permit fee.
No dump shall be permitted, authorized or established unless the same is maintained under what is known and designated as the "sanitary landfill method," except that a special permit may be issued for the dumping into open mine holes or shafts, but no person, firm or corporation licensed to maintain a private dump under this chapter shall dump or dispose of, or allow, suffer or permit any other person, firm or corporation to dump or dispose of, any garbage, waste matter, sewage, junk, rubbish, debris or other refuse matter collected or obtained from any place other than the Township of Kingwood.
No dump shall be permitted, authorized or established within 200 feet of any water supply used for drinking or domestic purposes, within 200 feet of any street or road, within 200 feet of any property line, nor within 500 feet of any house or building used for human habitation.
Any and all garbage, refuse and rubbish of any kind deposited in said dumps shall be covered by soil in accordance with the Trench Method of Sanitary Landfill as set forth on page 13, figure No. 4, of the November 1953 issue of "Refuse Collection and Disposal for the Small Community," a joint study and report of the U.S. Public Health Service and the American Public Works Association.
Any permit issued hereunder may be revoked at any time by the Township Board of Health whenever in its judgment any provision of this chapter has been violated.
No person, firm or corporation shall collect and transport garbage, waste matter, sewage, offal, wastepaper, rubbish or debris or other refuse matter of any kind whatsoever within the Township of Kingwood without first having obtained a license from the Township Board of Health to collect and transport the same.
All persons required by this chapter to obtain a license shall make application for the same to the Township Board of Health in writing, stating the nature of the business they intend to conduct or the acts to be performed, the number and kind of wagons or other vehicles to be used in such business and the disposition to be made of the material they may remove, collect or convey and such other information as the Township Board of Health may from time to time require. In case application is granted, a license shall be issued to the applicant upon receipt of the proper license fee or fees established by this section.
The license fees to be paid under this section shall be as follows: For each license to collect and remove garbage, ashes, swill or other material as set out in Subsection A above, the sum of $20 per annum.
Such licenses may be revoked at any time by the Township Board of Health whenever in its judgment the licensees have violated any provision of this chapter or any rule, regulation or order made by this Board.
All vehicles or receptacles used under any license for the transportation of garbage or refuse shall be only such as may be approved by the Township Board of Health, shall be watertight, shall be kept clean and sanitary and shall consist of a completely enclosed metal body, except for access doors, which doors shall be closed at all times except when opened for the admission or discharge of proper matter.
No such wagon or other vehicle shall stand in the streets or other public places at any time except when being loaded or unloaded.
None of the material collected, conveyed or handled under this chapter shall be disposed of within the Township of Kingwood in any manner not approved by the Township Board of Health.
A temporary permit may be issued for the dumping of rubbish only, in variance with this chapter, upon proper application to the Township Board of Health and after a public hearing thereon.
The Township Board of Health shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing on said application, giving due notice thereof to the applicant. Said applicant shall, at least seven days prior to the time appointed for said hearing, give personal notice to all property owners within 200 feet of the property to be affected by said appeal. Such notice shall be given either by handing a copy thereof to the said property owners or by leaving a copy thereof at their usual place of abode if said owners are the occupants of the property affected by such appeal or are residents of the municipality in which said property is located.
Whenever said owners are nonresidents of said municipality, such notice may be given by sending written notice thereof by registered mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the property owner or owners as shown by the most recent tax lists of said municipality. Where the owner is a partnership, service upon any partner as above provided shall be sufficient, and where the owners are corporations, service upon any officer as above set forth shall be sufficient. The applicant shall, by affidavit, present satisfactory proof to the said Township Board of Health at the time of the hearing that said notices have been duly served as aforesaid. Upon the hearing any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney.
Any person may dispose of garbage, rubbish and refuse matter which arises from ordinary household uses only, upon his own premises, provided the same does not create or become a health menace or nuisance.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than $2 nor more than $100 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or both, at the discretion of the Judge.