[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Waterford 7-6-1971 by L.L. No. 2-1971. Sections 98-1, 98-2, 98-5 and 98-7 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food; wastes from the handling, storage and sale of produce; and all wastes or discarded animal or vegetable matter capable of fermentation or decay.
- Land on which garbage, rubbish or refuse is disposed of, without creating nuisances or hazards to the public health or safety, by confining refuse to the smallest practical volume by employing suitable power equipment and covering with a layer of compacted earth or other suitable cover material.
- Combustible material, including but not limited to paper, cartons, boxes, barrels, wood, excelsior, tree branches, yard trimmings, wood furniture and bedding, and noncombustible material, including but not limited to metals, tin cans, metal furniture, discarded or partially or totally dismantled used motor vehicles, glass, crockery and other mineral waste.
No person shall use or permit the use of any parcel of land, or portion thereof, owned or controlled by him, within the geographical limits of the Town of Waterford and outside a walled building, as a landfill for rubbish or garbage, except as shall be permissible in accordance with Chapter 138, Solid Waste Disposal.
No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any garbage or rubbish onto the public streets, highways or grounds in the Town of Waterford.
Any person removing garbage or rubbish for hire from any premises within the Town of Waterford shall cause the vehicle in which the garbage or rubbish is carried to be covered, as by a good and substantial tarpaulin, and otherwise constructed so as to make impossible the spilling or scattering of any garbage or rubbish while transporting the same through the public streets, highways and grounds in the Town of Waterford.
During the period of loading, such vehicle may be uncovered, but any garbage or rubbish falling onto the streets shall be immediately cleaned up.
Nothing herein shall prevent any person from using any parcel of land, or portion thereof, owned or controlled by him as a landfill for garbage or rubbish, insofar as such landfill is used solely in the raising of agricultural products, livestock, poultry or dairy products or otherwise reasonably engaging in activities connected with the raising of such products.
Where practical difficulties or undue hardships result from compliance with the strict letter of this chapter, the Town Board may, upon petition by any person, vary or modify the application of this chapter to any parcel of land to do substantial justice, secure public safety and welfare and observe the spirit of this chapter.
Any person who violates this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. Four weeks' continued violation after formal notice thereof has been given on behalf of the town shall constitute a separate violation.