[Adopted 12-20-1973 (Ch. 88, Art. I, of the 1990 Code)]
This article shall be known as the "Solid Waste Disposal Ordinance."
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The residue resulting from the burning of wood, coal, coke or other combustible material.
- Includes the storage, collection, disposal or handling of refuse.
- All animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of foods.
- Includes any natural person, association, partnership, firm or corporation.
- Land, building or other structure, vehicle, watercraft or parts thereof upon or in which refuse is stored.
- All solid wastes, except body wastes, and shall include garbage, ashes and rubbish.
- RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITY
- The legally designated authority of the County of Carroll who shall be authorized and directed to implement and enforce the provisions of this article, or his authorized representative.
- Includes glass, metal, paper, plant growth, wood or nonputrescible solid wastes.
Other. The singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
Refuse service charges within the County of Carroll, for the purpose of financing the establishment, maintenance and operation of refuse collection systems or refuse disposal methods and sites, are hereby levied in accordance with the following schedules:
The rate of charge to each household dwelling for the collection and disposal of refuse shall be in accordance with the following schedule: at a rate to be established by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll County, its agent or duly appointed commission, pursuant to the terms and conditions of any franchise granted under the provisions of this article.
The rate of charge to each institution, business and industrial establishment for the collection and disposal of refuse, including bulk refuse containers, shall be in accordance with the following schedule: at a rate to be established by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll County, its agent or duly appointed commission, pursuant to the terms and conditions of any franchise granted under the provisions of this article.
Such refuse service charge shall be collected by the person acting pursuant to the permission of or contract with the Board of Supervisors of Carroll County.
Permits and licenses.
It shall be unlawful for any person who does not possess an unrevoked permit from Carroll County to engage in the business of solid waste collection or refuse disposal for compensation in Carroll County. The County of Carroll may issue permits for such applicants, provided that such permits shall be limited to persons having proper equipment and personnel to collect and dispose of refuse in accordance with the provisions of this article, and provided further that the method of disposal used is in accordance with the recommendations of the Department of Waste Management, Virginia State Health Department, and regulations promulgated thereunder.
The fee for such license shall be $25 per annum, and all licenses shall be issued for the calendar year or such part thereof as shall remain after the issuance. There shall be no reduction in the fee for a license issued after the beginning of any calendar year.
Every person who shall apply for a license under this section shall state the type or types of refuse to be collected, the manner of collection and the place and method of disposal.
No license shall be granted if the place and method of disposal shall not conform to the requirements of this article or to the ordinance of any municipal or quasi-municipal corporation wherein disposal of refuse is to be made.
It shall be unlawful to permit an unlicensed collector to collect or remove refuse from a household, institution or commercial enterprise.
In the event that the holder of any permit hereunder shall fail to abide by or conform to any requirements of the Carroll County Health Department, then and in that event, and upon complaint of the Carroll County Health Department, any permit issued hereunder may be revoked by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll County, its agent or duly appointed commission, without notice to the holder of such permit.
However, in the event that the Board of Supervisors of Carroll County grants an exclusive franchise to any person for the collection and disposal of refuse, the provisions of this section shall not apply while such franchise is in effect.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place or deposit upon the premises of others, without the owner's written permission, any refuse, garbage, ashes or rubbish.
The owner or his agent or the occupant of any premises within the County of Carroll shall make arrangements for the collection or disposal of all refuse, garbage, ashes or rubbish in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State Department of Health.
It shall be unlawful to place solid waste in any street, alley, road, stream, body of water or any other public place.
Any person contracting with the holder of a refuse collection franchise shall comply with the following; provided, however, that this section does not apply where removable bulk refuse containers are provided under contract with a franchise agent or where the County provides removable bulk refuse containers:
Garbage shall be drained and wrapped.
All refuse shall be stored in durable metal or approved plastic watertight and easily washable containers which have close-fitting lids and adequate handles to facilitate collections. Such containers shall be not less than 10 gallons nor more than 32 gallons in capacity for households nor more than 50 gallons in capacity for businesses or multifamily apartments or dwellings.
It shall be unlawful to permit refuse, except bulky rubbish, to accumulate on any premises except in containers which are approved by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll County in accordance with the specifications contained in this section.
Ashes containing hot embers shall not be placed in containers for collection.
Each household, commercial establishment or person having solid waste shall provide himself with approved solid waste containers and shall place and keep all solid waste therein.
Bulky rubbish, rubbish which includes tree trimmings, must be cut in lengths not to exceed 36 inches nor six inches in diameter and weigh not more than 40 pounds. It shall be placed in neat stacks at approved collection points.
The following refuse shall be considered to be not acceptable for collection by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll County, its agent or duly appointed commission or any person holding a franchise for the collection of the same:
Dangerous materials or substances, such as poisons, acids, caustics, infected materials and explosives.
Unusual quantities of materials resulting from the repair, excavation or construction of buildings or structures, such as earth, plaster, mortar and roofing materials.
Materials which have not been prepared for collection in accordance with these regulations.
The Board of Supervisors of Carroll County or its authorized agent or the holder of a franchise for the collection of refuse shall collect all refuse acceptable for collection, as provided for in § 201-6, from all single-family dwellings and from all multifamily or apartment dwellings and from such industrial and commercial businesses as wish to contract for the services provided and as approved by the Carroll County Health Department.
Each permit or franchise issued hereunder shall provide and contain a description of the area to be served.
All household refuse shall be collected by the Carroll County Board of Supervisors or the holder of a franchise for that purpose at least one time each week, unless otherwise agreed upon by the County or its franchise agent.
Commercial and industrial waste collections shall be made as required in order to comply with regulations of the Carroll County Health Department.
Collections shall not be made on the following holidays, unless otherwise specified by the Carroll County Board of Supervisors: Sundays and national holidays.
All refuse to be collected by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll County, its agent or duly appointed commission or the holder of a franchise for the collection of the same shall be placed in approved containers beside a public road on the day of collection only, unless otherwise agreed upon by the County of Carroll or its franchise agent.
Vehicles used by any person for transporting or removing refuse shall prevent refuse from leaking, spilling or being blown or hurled from or deposited upon any street or public way during loading or while in transit.
[Amended 8-8-1990; 11-14-2013]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, and each day's failure to comply with any such provision shall constitute a separate violation, and such violation shall additionally be subject to injunctive relief in a state court of competent jurisdiction.