Cecil County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners (now County Council) of Cecil County 6-15-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Commercial refuse haulers — See Ch. 285.
Septage hauling and discharge — See Ch. 301.
Junked or abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 353.

§ 318-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to protect the health and safety of users of Cecil County's solid waste disposal facilities and the residents of Cecil County and to provide for the environmentally and economically sound management of the County's solid waste.

§ 318-2 Definitions.

The following words and phrases, as used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them herein, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
ASBESTOS WASTE (FRIABLE)
A portion of solid waste consisting of asbestos extracted from asbestos ore and containing more than 1% asbestos by weight that hand pressure can crumble, pulverize or reduce to powder when dried. Friable asbestos waste is a special handling waste.
ASBESTOS WASTE (NONFRIABLE)
A portion of solid waste consisting of material that contains asbestos extracted from asbestos ore that cannot with hand pressure be crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder when dried. Nonfriable asbestos waste includes transite board, siding, asbestos shingles, and floor tiles. Nonfriable asbestos waste is a construction/demolition waste.
BIOSOLIDS
Sometimes referred to as "sewage sludge." Liquid or solid sludges and other residues from a sanitary sewage collection and treatment system. The term includes materials derived from biosolids but does not include ash generated from the incineration of biosolids, grit and screenings generated during preliminary treatment of sewage at a sanitary sewage collection and treatment system, or grit, screenings, and nonorganic objects from septic and holding tank pumpings.
[Added 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
COMMERCIAL REFUSE HAULER
Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation who or which is engaged in the collection, transportation, storage, or disposal of more than 50 tons per year of municipal solid waste and/or source-separated recyclable materials in Cecil County and any person, firm, partnership, limited-liability company, corporation, or other business entity who or which is engaged in the collection, transportation, storage, or disposal of more than 20 tons per year of residential refuse and/or source-separated recyclable materials in Cecil County.
[Amended 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
COMMERCIAL WASTE OR RECYCLABLES
Municipal solid waste or source-separated recyclable materials from businesses, office buildings, stores, markets, or institutions.
[Added 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION WASTE
A portion of solid waste resulting from the construction or demolition of buildings and other structures. It includes but is not limited to such things as wood, plaster, drywall, wall board, metals, asphalt, bricks, block, concrete, and nonfriable asbestos waste.
CONTAMINATED SOIL
A portion of solid waste consisting of contaminated earth or fill, typically generated due to a spill or leak. Contaminated soil is a special handling waste.
COUNTY
Cecil County, Maryland.
[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
DISPOSAL
The deposition, injection, dumping, or placing of solid waste at a facility designed to accept the waste in an environmentally sound manner.
GENERATOR
A person who produces or creates any solid waste.
GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT (GVW)
The combined weight of a vehicle or combination of vehicles, including a towing vehicle, semitrailer and the vehicle load, excluding the driver's weight.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Solid waste originating from industrial processes or manufacturing operations.
[Added 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
INSTITUTIONAL WASTE
Solid waste originating from schools, colleges, universities, hospitals or other institutions.
[Added 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
LICENSED COMMERCIAL REFUSE HAULER
Any commercial refuse hauler possessing a valid Cecil County commercial refuse hauler's license and all other pertinent permits and licenses which may be required by the State of Maryland for the collection, transportation, storage, or disposal of municipal solid waste or source-separated recyclable materials.
[Amended 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
MDE
The Maryland Department of the Environment.
MIXED LOAD
A load of waste which, at the time of discharge into a solid waste disposal facility, contains waste from more than one category as described in this chapter.
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
Any garbage, construction/demolition waste, refuse, industrial, lunchroom or office waste, and other nonhazardous material resulting from the operation of residential, municipal, commercial or institutional establishments and from community activities. The term does not include any source-separated recyclable materials or unacceptable waste.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, institution, cooperative enterprise, municipality, municipal authority, governmental entity or agency, or any other legal entity whatsoever who or which is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties. In any provisions of these rules and regulations prescribing a fine, penalty or other enforcement action, or a combination thereof, the term "person" shall include the officers and directors of any corporation or other legal entity having officers and directors.
PUTRESCIBLE WASTE
A portion of municipal solid waste consisting of organic waste materials which, due to biological decomposition, are, or have a tendency to be, rotten, foul, or odorous, including dead animals and food waste, but not including biosolids.
[Amended 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
RECYCLING
The collection, separation, recovery and marketing or reuse of source-separated recyclable materials which would otherwise be disposed of or processed as municipal solid waste.
RESIDENTIAL REFUSE
Solid waste, including household refuse, originating from residential sources, including multiunit housing.
[Added 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
RESIDUAL WASTE
Any garbage, refuse, other discarded material or other waste, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous materials resulting from industrial, mining, or agricultural operations and any sludge from an industrial, mining or agricultural water supply treatment facility, wastewater treatment facility, or air pollution control facility, provided that it is not hazardous.
SALVAGING
The controlled removal of material from a solid waste disposal facility for the purpose of reusing or recycling the material.
SCAVENGING
The uncontrolled removal of material from a solid waste storage, collection, transportation, processing, or disposal site or facility.[1]
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING
A system of recyclables collection that allows all fibers, including paper and cardboard, and containers, including but not limited to plastic, metal, and glass, to be mixed or commingled together for collection in a single container instead of being sorted into different containers.
[Added 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
SOLID WASTE
Any waste, including but not limited to municipal solid waste, residual, or hazardous wastes.
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES
The solid waste disposal facilities operated by the Cecil County Department of Public Works (CCDPW), namely: the Cecil County Central Landfill, Stemmer's Run Transfer Station and Woodlawn Transfer Station.
[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
SOURCE-SEPARATED RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Materials that are separated from municipal solid waste at the point of origin or generation for the purpose of recycling, composting, or reuse. This includes, but is not limited to, single stream recycling, textiles, corrugated cardboard, and green waste.
[Amended 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
SPECIAL HANDLING WASTE
Solid waste that requires the application of special storage, collection, transportation, processing or disposal techniques due to the quantity of material generated and/or its unique physical, chemical, or biological characteristics.
SWMD
The Solid Waste Management Division of the Cecil County Department of Public Works.
TIPPING FEE or TIP FEE
The rate charged for disposal of solid waste or processing of recyclable materials.
TRANSPORTATION
The off-site removal of any municipal solid waste or source-separated recyclable materials at any time after generation.
UNACCEPTABLE WASTE
The following types of solid waste are unacceptable waste unless approved otherwise by the Cecil County Department of Public Works:
A. 
Chemotherapeutic waste.
B. 
Drums, barrels, or buckets unless the lids have been removed and the interiors are cleaned and free of residue.
C. 
Ammunition or explosives.
D. 
Gas cylinders, unless delivered separate from other solid waste.
E. 
Hazardous waste.
F. 
Infectious/Pathological waste.
G. 
Liquid waste.
H. 
Radioactive materials.
WASTE
Any waste, including but not limited to municipal, residual, or hazardous wastes, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous materials.
YARD WASTE
Vegetative matter such as, but not limited to, leaves, grass, brush, tree trimmings, and limbs not exceeding three inches in diameter and six feet in length; Christmas trees; and certain garden and orchard material. Excluded are stumps, logs, branches, limbs over three inches in diameter, and roots from soil grubbing.
[1]
Editor’s Note: The former definition of “sewage sludge,” which immediately followed, was repealed 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17.

§ 318-3 County disposal facilities.

[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
The Solid Waste Management Division of the Cecil County Department of Public Works operates three solid waste disposal facilities: one central landfill and two transfer stations.
Cecil County Central Landfill
758 East Old Philadelphia Road (Route 7)
Elkton, MD 21921
(410) 996-6275
Woodlawn Transfer Station
565 Waibel Road
Port Deposit, MD 21904
(410) 658-6646
Stemmer's Run Transfer Station
45 Stemmer's Run Road
Earleville, MD 21919
(410) 275-2794

§ 318-4 Days and hours of operation of disposal facilities.

A. 
The Cecil County Central Landfill will be open for the delivery of waste between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
B. 
The Woodlawn Transfer Station will be open for the delivery of waste between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
C. 
The Stemmer's Run Transfer Station will be open for the delivery of waste between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday.
D. 
Solid waste disposal facilities will be closed on the following official County holidays:
(1) 
New Year's Day.
(2) 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday.
(3) 
Presidents Day.
(4) 
Memorial Day.
(5) 
Independence Day.
(6) 
Labor Day.
(7) 
Columbus Day.
(8) 
Veterans Day.
(9) 
Thanksgiving Day.
(10) 
Christmas Day.
E. 
Days and hours of operation may be altered from time to time, without notice, as deemed necessary or appropriate by the Cecil County Department of Public Works.
[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]

§ 318-5 Billing and payment of fees.

A. 
Pursuant to Article 25, § 14A, of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Cecil County Department of Public Works operates solid waste disposal facilities within Cecil County for use by residents, and the County establishes the fees for waste accepted at the County solid waste disposal facilities as well as other related services.
[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
B. 
The Solid Waste Management Division of the Cecil County Department of Public Works is operated as an enterprise fund, which means that operation of the County's solid waste disposal facilities and associated programs is intended to be funded solely through the collection of user fees.
C. 
The County shall establish the SWMD fee schedule annually and may make periodic adjustments more frequently as it deems necessary.
D. 
The SWMD fee schedule will be posted at each SWMD facility.
E. 
All persons using SWMD facilities shall pay the applicable fees at the time of, or prior to, use of the SWMD facilities, unless the person has established a credit account with the Cecil County Director of Finance.
F. 
Approved credit customers will be sent monthly invoices for disposed waste. Payment shall be due by the last day of the current billing month. Those accounts not paid by the end of the month will be considered delinquent and are subject to a late charge as provided in the SWMD fee schedule or an interest charge of 1% per month on the balance of the account, whichever is greater. If the account is not fully paid, with interest, within 15 days of the closing date, the account will be closed and all disposal privileges will be revoked. No partial payments will be accepted. There will be a charge as per the SWMD fee schedule to close out the account and this charge will be added to the delinquent balance. The delinquent account must be paid in full to reestablish disposal privileges. The customer should allow the County four working days to reopen or set up a credit account on the computer. The customer must pay cash in the interim. A charge as per the SWMD fee schedule will be applied on all checks returned due to insufficient funds.
[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
G. 
The County may, at its sole discretion and for any reason which it deems appropriate, deny or revoke credit account privileges.
[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
H. 
Haulers will not be permitted to have a load charged to another hauler or customer account. The hauler delivering the load will be charged. (This does not apply to municipal contracts.)
I. 
Any discrepancies with weight tickets must be brought to the attention of the County within 10 days of the transaction.
J. 
Account stickers must be securely fastened to the driver's side of the vehicle in accordance with the instructions supplied with the license sticker and shall be visible to the scale house attendant as the vehicle approaches the scale. All licenses and stickers are nontransferable and shall be issued for a period of one year from July 1 to June 30. There shall be no reduction or prorated fee for any license issued for a partial year.
[Added 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]

§ 318-6 General waste acceptance policies.

A. 
Licensed commercial refuse haulers, County residents, and other authorized users may deliver municipal solid waste, approved source-separated recyclable materials, approved residual waste, approved special handling waste, and other approved wastes generated within Cecil County, Maryland, to the Cecil County Central Landfill during operating hours.
B. 
County residents and other authorized users may deliver household quantities of municipal solid waste, approved source-separated recyclable materials, approved residual waste, approved special handling waste, and other approved wastes generated within Cecil County, Maryland, to Woodlawn Transfer Station and Stemmer's Run Transfer Station during operating hours.
[Amended 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
C. 
No waste or other material generated from out-of-County sources shall be delivered to solid waste disposal facilities owned and operated by Cecil County, Maryland.
D. 
All persons delivering waste to a SWMD facility are required to show proof that the waste being delivered originates from within Cecil County. For licensed commercial refuse haulers and other commercial entities, this proof can be residential or commercial route information such as customer names and addresses, pickup schedules, manifests, work orders, or contracts.
[Amended 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
E. 
Residents delivering waste to a SWMD facility may be required to present a valid Maryland driver's license with a current Cecil County address as proof of residency.
F. 
Temporary residents, new residents, active duty military personnel or others with special circumstances who do not possess a valid Maryland driver's license with a current Cecil County address may obtain a temporary SWMD facility use permit from SWMD by providing a property tax receipt, settlement papers, or signed lease agreement with current driver's license to permit SWMD to verify their temporary residency. No waste originating from outside Cecil County shall be accepted, however.
G. 
Any person delivering unacceptable waste to a SWMD facility will be responsible for the removal of the unacceptable waste from the site, cleanup, and remediation of any damages resulting from such delivery, and reimbursement of all costs and damages incurred by the County as a result of such delivery.
H. 
It is the sole responsibility of the driver or operator of the vehicle delivering waste to a solid waste disposal facility to inform the scale house or transfer station attendant of all types of waste and other materials contained in his/her individual load.
I. 
Waste consisting of residual waste, municipal solid waste, or source-separated recyclable materials shall not be mixed with each other, unless approved in advance by the Cecil County Department of Public Works.
[Amended 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
J. 
The tipping fee for any mixed load containing more than one category of waste shall be a fee equal to the highest tipping fee applicable to any category of waste contained in the load. That highest tipping fee will be applied to the entire load.
K. 
All persons delivering waste to solid waste disposal facilities for disposal are responsible for ensuring that their loads do not contain unacceptable waste. Persons delivering waste to the Central Landfill working face for disposal are responsible for ensuring that their load does not contain tires or other prohibited items. In the event a person's load deposited at the Central Landfill working face contains tires, SWMD operations personnel will, for safety reasons, move the tires from the area of the working face and set them off to the side. The driver or operator of the vehicle delivering the waste to the working face will be notified by the spotter or landfill scale house attendant that he/she had a tire(s) in his/her load and will be given the opportunity to immediately return to the working face to retrieve and dispose of the tire(s) in the designated location. If the driver or operator retrieves the tire(s) for proper disposal, his/her account will be charged a tire recovery charge as provided in the SWMD fee schedule in addition to being billed the applicable tip fee for the entire load. If the driver or operator refuses or fails to retrieve the tire(s), then the load will be considered a mixed load, and the entire load will be billed as a mixed load at the tires (per ton) tip fee per the approved SWMD fee schedule in effect at the time of disposal.
[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
L. 
Abandoned or discarded motor vehicles will not be accepted at any County solid waste disposal facility.
[Added 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]

§ 318-7 Recycling.

[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12; 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
A. 
The Solid Waste Management division will seek to maximize the recycling and reuse of materials while taking into account regulatory requirements, budget constraints, and market conditions. SWMD will maintain a list of recyclables accepted at County solid waste management facilities which will be available at all such facilities and posted to the County website. The list will be amended from time to time as appropriate.
B. 
The County may sell or market recyclable materials or enter into contracts for the marketing and sale of recyclable materials for the purpose of generating revenue to help offset the cost of the County's recycling and other solid waste management programs.
C. 
The County reserves the right to limit the quantities of recycled materials accepted.
D. 
Per the Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article 9-1703(B)(12), property owners or managers of apartment complexes having 10 or more dwelling units and the council of unit owners of condominiums having 10 or more dwelling units (hereinafter "responsible party" or "responsible parties") must provide for the collection and recycling of recyclable materials for their residents by no later than October 1, 2014. Components of this apartment building and condominium recycling program include the following:
(1) 
At a minimum, recyclables must include acceptable plastic, metal, and glass containers as well as acceptable paper products.
(2) 
All containers, labor, and equipment necessary to collect the recyclables must be provided throughout each building by the responsible party. An appropriate quantity of suitably sized containers shall be provided to accommodate the quantity of recyclables generated by the residents based upon the frequency of collection.
(3) 
Responsible parties shall collect the recyclables a minimum of once per month and transport them to secondary recycling markets.
(4) 
Responsible parties must maintain records of the quantity of recyclables collected and transported for a minimum of three years.
(5) 
Responsible parties shall submit an annual report to the County Recycling Program Manager no later than March 15 of the year following the reporting year. The report shall indicate the quantity of recyclables and refuse collected and the disposition of the material.
(6) 
Any responsible party who violates the provisions of this section may be subject to the issuance of a citation by the County and a civil penalty not to exceed $50 per day for each day that a violation continues.
(7) 
A responsible party receiving a citation shall, within 30 calendar days after receiving the citation, either pay the fine to the County or appeal the citation in accordance with § 318-16, Appeals, of the Code of Cecil County. If a citation is not paid or appealed in a timely manner, the county may seek to enforce the penalty in a court of competent jurisdiction.

§ 318-8 Environmental programs.

A. 
Household hazardous waste program.
[Amended 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
(1) 
The Cecil County Central Landfill and the Woodlawn and Stemmer's Run Transfer Stations accept vegetable oil, motor oil, antifreeze, fluorescent lamps, and lead acid, household, and rechargeable batteries during regular operating hours.
(2) 
The Solid Waste Management Division conducts periodic Household Hazardous Waste Day events to permit Cecil County residents to dispose of household quantities of chemicals or other materials that cannot be properly, and in some cases legally, disposed of as municipal solid waste. Information regarding materials accepted at such collection events is available from Solid Waste Management Division facilities.
B. 
Sharps disposal. The Cecil County Central Landfill accepts from residents sharps such as needles, syringes, and lancets during normal operating hours, free of charge, for proper disposal.

§ 318-9 Disposal facility operation and safety rules.

Disposal facility operation and safety rules are as follows:
A. 
All loads must be tarped or otherwise properly secured while traveling to any SWMD facility to prevent leakage, spilling, or litter and remain tarped and secured until arriving at designated untarping or disposal areas. Vehicles with loads which are not properly tarped or otherwise secured may be denied entry to SWMD facilities.
B. 
Smoking at SWMD facilities is permitted only in designated smoking areas. Smoking in vehicles is not permitted due to the risk of improper disposal of smoking materials which could result in a grass, brush, or landfill fire.
C. 
All vehicles requiring scaling must stop at the scale house or scale entrance and wait for the attendant on duty to inspect the load. The driver will then be signaled to proceed. Vehicles should proceed slowly and avoid sudden stops so as to avoid damaging the scales. Drivers will proceed only upon signal of the attendant or automated entrance control system.
D. 
All vehicles using SWMD facilities must obey all road signs and posted speed limits. Where no speed limit is posted, the maximum speed will be 10 miles per hour. Safe and courteous driving practices are to be followed at all times.
E. 
All passengers must be in the cab of the vehicle when entering SWMD facilities. Riding in the bed or on the tailgate of vehicles at SWMD facilities or during unloading is prohibited.
F. 
Drivers and passengers must stay with their vehicles at all times.
G. 
All persons unloading vehicles shall be appropriately dressed and shall use appropriate gloves and other safety gear to prevent injury. All persons exiting vehicles at SWMD facilities shall be wearing shoes.
H. 
Children under 16 years of age and pets (except for service animals) must remain in vehicles at all times at SWMD facilities.
I. 
Licensed vehicles and the contents of vehicles and containers are subject to inspection at any time by SWMD operations personnel.
J. 
Material drop-off locations at all SWMD facilities will be at the discretion of SWMD operations personnel. Vehicle type, size, load, weather conditions, permit requirements, and operational considerations will be used by SWMD operations personnel to determine appropriate drop-off locations. The drop-off locations may be subject to change. Material will be dropped off only in designated areas or as otherwise directed by SWMD operations personnel. Drop-off in any other areas is strictly prohibited. Yard waste shall not be mixed with any other waste for disposal at any County facility. Yard waste delivered in containers must be removed from the container and the container either taken back by the customer for reuse or disposed of appropriately by the customer based on the type of container. The only exception is for yard waste delivered in biodegradable paper bags or containers.
[Amended 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17]
K. 
All trucks must unload waste off the rear of the vehicle in designated tipping or unloading areas. Unloading of vehicles off the sides is prohibited.
L. 
All roll-off containers must have properly functioning tailgate latches that secure the tailgate in the open position while the vehicle is dumping.
M. 
All persons shall promptly dispose of waste as designated and remove their vehicles from the disposal area in a prompt manner (twenty-minute limit).
N. 
After discharging a load of waste, the driver or operator of the vehicle is responsible for inspecting the vehicle and the container to ensure that all waste from the vehicle and the container has been discharged. In the event that all the waste has not been discharged, the driver or operator must secure the remaining waste by tarping or enclosing the vehicle or container.
O. 
In the event that a vehicle or container leaks, spills, or litters at any SWMD facility or on any public road or private property, the person hauling the waste will be responsible for all cleanup and for any costs or damages incurred by SWMD in connection with performing or monitoring such cleanup.
P. 
Vehicles and containers may not be left for extended periods of time at SWMD facilities without prior approval of the Chief of the SWMD or his/her designee. Inoperable vehicles must be removed by the operator from the premises by closing time. If the vehicle is unable to be removed by the operator, the vehicle may be impounded and/or towed, with towing charges billed to the vehicle's owner at the County's discretion. The County shall not be liable for damage that may result from such actions.
Q. 
All persons entering and using the disposal facilities do so at their own risk. The County shall not be responsible for any property damage or bodily injury sustained by such persons.
R. 
Loitering and/or disruption of SWMD facility operations or interference with any County employee, agents, or other users or visitors to the SWMD facility may result in the immediate removal of the violator, revocation of disposal privileges, and possible legal action.

§ 318-10 Useful materials.

Materials that are determined to be useful for ongoing landfill operations, such as clean dirt, clean stone, etc., may be accepted at the landfill without charge at the discretion of the Chief/Assistant Chief of the Solid Waste Management Division. Any person desiring to dispose of such materials at the landfill must make prior coordination with the Solid Waste Management Division. The materials will be inspected and a determination made by the Chief of the Solid Waste Management Division or his/her designee. All such determinations are final.

§ 318-11 Loitering, campaigning or soliciting prohibited.

A. 
In order to ensure the safety of customers and employees and prevent interference with solid waste disposal facility operations, loitering, campaigning or soliciting on the grounds of Cecil County solid waste disposal facilities is prohibited.
B. 
This prohibition applies to supporters of and candidates for elected office, those supporting or opposing ballot initiatives or similar measures, and merchants, vendors, groups, or individuals selling or distributing merchandise, distributing advertisements or engaging in similar marketing activities. Installation of campaign signs or advertisements on the grounds of County solid waste disposal facilities is similarly prohibited.
C. 
At the Cecil County Central Landfill, this prohibition starts at the intersection of the landfill entrance road and Maryland Route 7 and includes all County-owned property at that location. At Woodlawn Transfer Station, this prohibition starts at the intersection of Fire Tower Road and Waibel Road and includes all property managed by the Solid Waste Management Division. At Stemmer's Run Transfer Station, this prohibition starts 100 feet to the north and south of the entrances to the transfer station and includes all property managed by the Solid Waste Management Division.
D. 
This prohibition does not restrict in any way the County's ability to promote and advertise upcoming official County events, distribute official County flyers or other materials to customers, conduct customer satisfaction surveys, and similar activities.

§ 318-12 Tipping fee waivers.

A. 
[1]The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) and Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) are exempt from tipping fees for the disposal of solid waste at the Central Landfill which is generated from litter pickup activities along public roads and highways in Cecil County by Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, inmate litter crews, and/or state highway maintenance personnel. (This tipping fee exemption does not apply to the disposal of solid waste generated by any other SHA or MdTA construction or maintenance activities or at SHA or MdTA facilities.)
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection A, exempting Cecil County government and Cecil County public schools from tipping fees, was repealed 7-15-2014 by Bill No. 2014-17. This bill also redesignated former Subsections B through H as Subsections A through G, respectively.
B. 
The Director of Administration shall have the authority to waive tipping fees for the disposal of solid waste collected as a result of organized environmental cleanups of roadsides, waterways, parks, and similar public open spaces.
C. 
The Director of Administration shall have the authority to waive up to 50% of the tipping fee for the disposal of solid waste generated from humanitarian projects undertaken by bona fide nonprofit organizations. The solid waste cannot be refuse from the nonprofit organization's facilities or property.
D. 
The Director of Administration shall have the authority to waive up to 50% of the tipping fee for Cecil County residents not covered by insurance for the disposal of solid waste generated by catastrophic occurrences such as fires, floods, tornadoes, or hurricanes.
E. 
The Director of Administration shall have the authority to waive up to 50% of the tipping fee for the disposal of solid waste generated by volunteer fire company construction or demolition projects.
F. 
Except in the case of such catastrophic occurrences, tipping fee waiver request application forms must be submitted to the Director of Administration at least 30 days prior to the event. In the case of genuine emergencies, the request shall be submitted as far in advance of the waste disposal as possible.
G. 
Applicants for tipping fee waivers will be notified of approval or disapproval of the request, in writing, within 30 days.

§ 318-13 Scavenging and salvaging prohibited.

Scavenging and salvaging are not permitted at any Cecil County solid waste disposal facility. When material is removed from a vehicle and deposited anywhere at the solid waste disposal facility, it is considered to be the property of the Solid Waste Management Division and may not be removed without the written authorization of the Chief of the Solid Waste Management Division or his/her designee. Removal of material from a Cecil County solid waste disposal facility without proper authorization will be considered theft of County property.

§ 318-14 Audio and video surveillance.

Cecil County's solid waste disposal facilities are under audio and video surveillance for the protection of facility users, employees and property. Use of the solid waste disposal facilities constitutes consent to such monitoring.

§ 318-15 Violations and penalties.

A. 
The generator, the licensed commercial refuse hauler, and the person operating the vehicle shall be responsible and accountable for any violation of the rules and regulations for the operation of the County's solid waste disposal facilities, including reimbursing the County for all fees and any and all associated costs and damages incurred by the County as a result of such violation.
[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
B. 
Violations of the above rules and regulations or any other rules and regulations heretofore passed by the Cecil County Council for the operation of the County's solid waste disposal facilities shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, before the appropriate court of Cecil County having jurisdiction in such cases, the person may be sentenced to up to 30 days in the Cecil County Detention Center or fined up to $500, or both imprisoned and fined, at the discretion of the court. Each violation shall be considered a separate and distinct offense.
C. 
In addition to the fees and charges and potential prosecution as provided in these rules and regulations, in the event of any violation of these or any other applicable governmental regulations, the Chief of the Solid Waste Management Division of the Cecil County Department of Public Works may:
(1) 
Suspend or revoke the Cecil County commercial refuse hauler's license of the person who is the licensee of the violating vehicle or container;
(2) 
Suspend or revoke the privilege of using Cecil County solid waste disposal facilities of the person driving or operating the violating vehicle; and
(3) 
Take such other action as the County shall deem to be appropriate.

§ 318-16 Appeals.

A. 
Any person whose Cecil County commercial refuse hauler's license or whose privilege of using Cecil County solid waste disposal facilities has been suspended or revoked by decision of the Chief of the Solid Waste Management Division for violation of these rules and regulations may appeal that decision to the Cecil County Director/Deputy Director of Public Works.
B. 
Any person whose Cecil County commercial refuse hauler's license or whose privilege of using Cecil County solid waste disposal facilities has been suspended or revoked for violation of these rules and regulations may appeal decisions by the Cecil County Director/Deputy Director of Public Works to the Circuit Court for Cecil County; otherwise, all decisions shall be final.