Town of Waterford, NY
Saratoga County
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[Adopted 6-7-1994 by L.L. No. 3-1994]
It shall be unlawful to litter the streets, alleys, sidewalks, public ways or playgrounds of the Town of Waterford.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 101, Littering.
A. 
Garbage and trash shall be placed in containers not to exceed a size of 30 gallons.
B. 
All garbage and trash shall be placed in tightly covered containers.
C. 
Containers of garbage and trash, when full, shall not exceed 40 pounds in weight.
D. 
Plastic bags of suitable strength and tightly tied may be used as containers for garbage and trash.
E. 
Hedge clippings, shrub clippings and small twigs must be bundled and tied or they will not be picked up. Such bundles must not exceed 18 inches in length.
F. 
Garbage and trash containers must be kept inside of fence line or suitable enclosure at all times except from 5:00 p.m. the day before scheduled pickup.
G. 
Containers of garbage and trash shall be placed at curbside or as close as possible to curbside. Where pickups are made in alleys, containers of garbage and trash shall be placed to the side of the alley and not on street side of houses.
H. 
Items such as stones, dirt, tires, tree branches, building materials, remains of demolition, large household appliances and similar items shall not be placed in garbage and trash containers. Such items are to be disposed of by the individual owner or tenant.
I. 
The term "garbage and trash," as used herein, shall not include properly segregated recyclables.
The owner of any property within the Town of Waterford, regardless of whether said owner is an occupant of said property, shall be responsible for any violations occurring on the property by reason of the conduct of any tenant of the property.
The following public servants of the Town of Waterford are hereby authorized to issue and secure appearance tickets in connection with this Article:
A. 
Building and Zoning Inspector.
B. 
Building Official.
C. 
Law enforcement officer.
A violation of this Article shall constitute an offense punishable by a fine of $100 for the first offense; $200 for the second offense; and $300 for the third offense and each subsequent offense. Each week that a violation is allowed to remain shall constitute a separate offense.
Upon one week's written notice to the property owner, the Town of Waterford may use its own forces to abate any violation and shall charge the owner of said property the cost to the town for said work. If said charges are not satisfied within 30 days, the town may place a lien upon said property which shall be assessed, levied and collected in the same manner as other town charges levied on property outside villages.