Town of Portsmouth, RI
Newport County
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[Adopted 4-1-1953 by Ord. No. 73 (§§ 10-1, 10-2, 10-4 to 10-10 of the 1976 Code)]
For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
COMBUSTIBLE WASTE
All waste substances that are easily ignited and burned, such as paper, excelsior, wood and the like.
NONCOMBUSTIBLE WASTE
All waste substances that cannot be easily ignited and burned, such as garbage, offal, metals, glass, earthenware, ashes and the like, and also discarded articles, the greater part of which cannot be burned.
WASTE
All trash, rubbish, garbage, offal and other refuse or discarded matter.
All owners or tenants of real estate in the Town shall keep such real estate free from accumulation of waste that, because of its nature, condition or improper storage, may invite the breeding or collecting of flies, mosquitoes or rodents or that may in any other manner be prejudicial to the public health.
The Town Council shall designate an area in the Town as the Town waste disposal facility and shall appoint a person as superintendent of such facility.
A. 
All waste shall be transported to the Town waste disposal facility at the expense of the owner thereof. For disposal purposes, all combustible and noncombustible waste shall be separated, and the waste so separated shall be left at the Town waste disposal facility at such places as shall be designated by the superintendent of the waste disposal facility or as are indicated on signs that may be placed at the Town waste disposal facility at the direction of the Town Council and in accordance with the rules and regulations that may from time to time be adopted by the Town Council for the proper control of the facility and that shall be posted at the facility.
B. 
All noncombustible waste shall be covered with dirt or fill at the close of each day of disposal.
C. 
All combustible matter shall be burned at the discretion of the superintendent. No fires will burn before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m., with exceptions to be made by authority of the Fire Department. No burning shall be done on Sunday.
No waste shall be disposed of or left on any private property, on any road or highway or property of the Town other than the Town waste disposal facility.
All household garbage, before being deposited at the Town waste disposal facility, shall be drained of moisture and wrapped in paper and tied so that the garbage will not break out from the wrapper.
No carcass of an animal shall be deposited at the Town waste disposal facility. Such carcass shall be buried by the owner of the animal or by the person on whose property the carcass may be found.
No person other than a resident of the Town shall deposit waste at the Town waste disposal facility or make any use of the facility.
The Town Council shall designate the hours during which the Town waste disposal facility shall be open, with an attendant present during the open period, and shall make such other rules and regulations as it may from time to time deem necessary for the proper management and control of the Town waste disposal facility. No person shall deposit any material at the Town waste disposal facility in violation of such rules and regulations.