[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 6-15-2010 by Ord. No. 10-012 (former Ch. 5.50 of the Town Bylaws, which was adopted ATM 5-17-1999 by Art. 17). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Garbage collection and disposal — See Ch. 8.400.
The purpose of this chapter is to further the Town of Braintree's recycling access plan and to achieve 51% or greater recycling access for multifamily residences and residential condominiums, townhouses and apartment associations by requiring that all trash haulers licensed by the Braintree Board of Health include a recycling component as part of their services.
Pursuant to MGL c. 111, § 31B, all persons, businesses or contractors who collect trash in the Town of Braintree must first obtain a permit from the Board of Health.
Each applicant for a trash hauler permit shall submit to the Board of Health a list of customers to be serviced, time of day and frequency of collection, an estimate of tons of solid waste and recyclables to be collected, and a process for resolving residential complaints or permit violations. Any application which fails to include this information, or any additional information requested by the Board of Health, shall be deemed incomplete and shall be denied.
Trash hauling permits shall be valid for one year, renewable annually on the first day of January, subject to review and approval by the Board of Health. No permit shall be transferable except with the approval of the Board of Health.
All permitted trash haulers shall provide trash and recycling services equal to the level of Braintree municipal service, and in compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection regulations and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Solid Waste Management Plan.
All permitted trash haulers shall charge a flat fee which shall reflect the fee for the collection and disposal of both residential trash and recyclables.
All permitted trash haulers shall submit monthly reports listing the tonnage of refuse and recyclables collected and shall provide the Board of Health with copies of weight slips or vendor receipts to verify tonnage of refuse and recyclables collected. The report shall be submitted to the Board of Health with a copy to the Mayor on a monthly basis for each month that the hauler holds a valid permit. Failure to provide this information may result in suspension, modification or revocation of the permit.
An application fee in an amount to be determined by the Board of Health shall be submitted with each application.
Any member of the Board of Health or its agents or any other person designated by the Mayor may enforce the provisions of this chapter. Any violation of this chapter or the Department of Environmental Protection regulations or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Solid Waste Management Plan by the permitted hauler shall be grounds for suspension, modification or revocation of the permit.