Town of Stanford, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Stanford 11-6-1980 by L.L. No. 6-1980. Section 111-8 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Junkyards and dealers — See Ch. 118.
Parks — See Ch. 132.
Trailers and trailer parks — See Ch. 151.
The Town Board of the Town of Stanford recognizes that the preservation and improvement of the quality of the natural and man-made environment within the Town of Stanford, in the face of population growth, urbanization and technologic change with their accompanying demands on natural resources, are found to be of increasing and vital importance to the health, welfare and economic well-being of the present and future inhabitants and require forthright action by the governing body of the Town of Stanford. It is further recognized that the biologic integrity of the natural environment on which man is dependent for survival and the natural and functional beauty of our surroundings which condition the quality of our life experience cannot be protected without the full cooperation and participation of all the people of the Town of Stanford working partnership with local and state officials and with various public and private institutions, agencies and organizations. We find it is in the public interest to enact this chapter.
It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Town of Stanford by the proper regulation of disposal of all items mentioned in § 111-3.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BRUSH
Includes any part less than four inches in diameter of a tree and parts of shrubs, small wood plants and the like.
DISCARDED BUILDING MATERIAL
Includes lumber, roofing, shingles, sheet metal and any other items used in construction of buildings.
GARBAGE
Includes waste food, paper, leaves, wood chips, waste fruit or vegetable matter or organic waste of any kind, including but not limited to carcasses of animals or fish, or parts thereof, and toxic chemicals.
LOGS
Includes any parts of trees other than brush.
PERSON
Includes an individual, society, club, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons, and the singular number shall include the plural number.
RUBBISH
Includes tin cans, ashes, cinders, glass of all kinds and pottery.
TIRES
Includes rubber tires from any vehicle.
WASTE METAL
Includes automobiles or parts thereof, refrigerators, ranges, electrical appliances and plumbing fixtures and parts of discarded machinery.
A. 
The premises now owned by the Town of Stanford and situated on the Bangall-Amenia Road approximately one mile north of the post office in the Hamlet of Bangall is hereby designated as the dumping ground of the Town for all items above defined in § 111-3, for use solely by residents of the Town, subject to the further provisions of this chapter. Said premises are hereinafter referred to as the "dump site."
B. 
From time to time the Town Board, by directions to the Town dump custodian or custodians, may require, by posting written notice at the dump site, separation of all items above defined in § 111-3 prior to delivery and deposit of the same at said Town dump site, and the designation of specific locations for deposit of each said item, such purpose being to facilitate earth covering of garbage within optimum time periods after such deposit and to best utilize said dump site.
A. 
No person shall deposit dead animals or fowl or parts thereof, dead fish or parts thereof, toxic chemicals or hay or straw at said dump site.
B. 
No person shall deliver or deposit rubbish, garbage (excluding those items prohibited in Subsection A), waste metal, discarded building material, brush, logs or tires at said dump site except on such days and within such hours as the Town Board may from to time set for such delivery and deposit; notice of such times of dumping will be by reasonable written notice clearly posted by signs at said dump site.
C. 
No person other than persons residing within the Town of Stanford or persons paying real property taxes exclusively assessed upon the most recent tax rolls of the Town shall deposit rubbish, garbage (excluding those items prohibited in Subsection A), waste metal, discarded building material, brush, logs or tires at said dump site.
D. 
No person shall deliver or deposit any of the items defined in § 111-3 hereof (excluding those items prohibited in Subsection A) in said dump sites if he has obtained such items without the Town of Stanford.
No person shall commercially collect rubbish, garbage (excluding those items prohibited in § 111-5A), waste metal, discarded building material, brush, logs or tires from residents of the Town of Stanford unless he shall first apply for and receive a disposal license granted by the Town Board permitting such person to conduct such business within the Town. Such application shall be made annually and may be revoked by the Board at any time. Such application shall be made within 30 days after the effective date hereof, with no fee, and thereafter prior to January 15 of each year accompanied by a licensing fee of $5; in the absence of an earlier revocation of license, each granting of such disposal license shall terminate on December 31 of each year.
A. 
No person shall throw, place or deposit rubbish, garbage, waste metal, discarded building material, brush, logs or tires within the lines of any street, road or highway or other public place, playground, park or municipal property within the Town of Stanford.
B. 
No person shall throw, place or deposit rubbish, garbage, waste material, discarded building material or tires on private property, as is prohibited by Dutchess County Sanitary Code, Article XXV, Offensive Material.
[Amended 5-14-1992 by L.L. No. 3-1992]
C. 
No person shall operate or maintain, or allow or consent to be maintained, upon any land owned, rented, leased or otherwise controlled by him, within the Town of Stanford, any dump or dumping ground wherein rubbish, garbage, waste metal, discarded building material, brush, logs or tires owned by others is dumped or deposited.
D. 
No person shall at any time burn rubbish, garbage, waste metal, discarded building material, brush, logs or tires on any road or street in the Town of Stanford.
E. 
No person shall commercially collect rubbish, garbage, waste metal, discarded building material, brush, logs or tires from outside the Town of Stanford and deposit said rubbish, garbage, waste metal, discarded building material, brush, logs or tires upon any land owned, rented, leased or otherwise controlled by him within the Town of Stanford.
F. 
No person shall operate or maintain, or allow or consent to be maintained, upon any land owned, rented, leased or otherwise controlled by him, within the Town of Stanford, any dump or dumping ground wherein rubbish, garbage, waste metal, discarded building material, brush, logs or tires commercially collected is dumped or deposited.
G. 
Notwithstanding the above regulations, composting shall be permitted, provided that it meets any applicable standards, guidelines or regulations promulgated or recommended by county, state, federal or local agencies.
[Added 5-14-1992 by L.L. No. 3-1992]
[Amended 9-13-1984 by L.L. No. 4-1984]
Any person committing an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation under the Penal Law and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
Any person whose agents, servants, officers or employees shall be convicted of one or more violations hereof may thereafter be denied use of such dump site and may have his disposal license revoked.
The Town Board shall have the right at any time to establish charges for dumping at said dump site, such charges to be fixed at a fair and equitable rate. Such schedule of charges may be fixed by resolution of the Town Board and shall be effective upon the posting of such schedule of fees in the manner of posting provided in § 111-4.