[HISTORY: Adopted Orangetown Board 5-10-1965. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All scavenger waste disposal vehicles shall have all licenses required by the State of New York, Rockland County Health Department and the Town of Orangetown. Such licenses shall be available for inspection at the treatment plant of the Town of Orangetown where it is proposed to dump scavenger waste.
[Added 6-11-1984 by L.L. No. 10, 1984]
As used in this ordinance, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SCAVENGER WASTE
- Any waste which is transported to the treatment plant by a private carter or carrier.
- SEPTIC TANK WASTE
- Any waste which originates from a domestic or commercial establishment, receives partial treatment on the site at which it is generated by way of clarification/storage in an underground tank and whose quality is principally human excrement or night soil.
- SUPERINTENDENT OF SEWERS
- The person appointed at the will of and by the Town Board of the Town of Orangetown, County of Rockland, New York, in charge of the sewage system. Same as "Superintendent."
[Amended 3-28-1966; 2-14-1989 by L.L. No. 3, 1989]
The Town of Orangetown treatment plant will accept only scavenger waste that has been obtained within the confines of the Town of Orangetown. All waste from outside of the territorial limits of the Town of Orangetown will be denied dumping privileges at the Orangetown treatment plant.
No septic tank or disposal facility within the Town of Orangetown shall be emptied until inspected and approved by the Orangetown Sewer Department. Inspections will be made during a working-day period which is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. prevailing time. Upon the arrival of the Inspector at the job site and approval for pumping, the septic facility may be pumped. Upon completion of the pumping, the Inspector shall seal the intake of the tank truck. Scavenger waste will then be delivered to a designated treatment plant where the seal will be broken by plant personnel, at which time the waste may be discharged into the plant facilities.
[Amended 3-28-1966; 5-11-1970 by L.L. No. 4, 1970]
The Director of the Sewer Department shall establish and collect such fees for the dumping of septic or scavenger wastes, pursuant to a schedule of fees, to be collected from any user dumping such septic or scavenger wastes in the Town of Orangetown in the sewage treatment plant or at such other place or places within the Town of Orangetown or within the control of the Town of Orangetown. The Director of the Sewer Department shall promulgate such rules and regulations pertaining to the use of such sewage treatment plant and/or dump. Such fees, rules or regulations or any amendment, alteration or modification thereof shall not become effective until first submitted to and approved by the Town Board of the Town of Orangetown.
[Amended 10-15-1991 by L.L. No. 26, 1991]
All fees, schedules, rules or regulations now established by local law or by ordinance shall remain in full force and effect until amended, altered or modified as hereinabove provided.
The decision of the Superintendent of Sewers of the Town of Orangetown or his designated agent as to whether or not any pickup has been made within the territorial limits of the Town of Orangetown shall be final. The decision of the designated official of the Town of Ramapo or the Town of Clarkstown as to whether or not any pickup has been made within the territorial limits of their respective towns shall be final. Nothing herein contained, however, shall prohibit the Superintendent of Sewers of the Town of Orangetown from refusing to accept a dumping if, in his opinion, the contents of the truck contains wastes that originated outside of the limits of the Towns of Clarkstown, Orangetown and Ramapo.
[Amended 3-28-1966; 6-11-1984 by L.L. No. 10, 1984]
The Superintendent of Sewers shall determine what material may be discharged into the sewer plant. All material must be suitable, conditioned human excrement or night soil in a fluid state, and such material must be collected only from septic tanks, cesspools or package treatment plants, and the quality of the material discharged shall be within the regulations listed in Chapter 30A of the Code of the Town of Orangetown.
[Amended 3-28-1966; 10-15-1991 by L.L. No. 26, 1991; 10-19-1995 by L.L. No. 26, 1995]
All emergency pumpings outside of the regular working hours, as herein specified, shall be charged an additional fee of $50 per inspection in the Town of Orangetown. All dumpings from the Towns of Ramapo and Clarkstown outside of the regular working hours, as herein specified, shall be charged an additional fee of $50.
Nothing herein contained will relieve any scavenger obtaining permits hereunder from complying with any other provisions of all ordinances, local laws and regulations of the Towns of Orangetown, Clarkstown and Ramapo, the County of Rockland or the State of New York or of any incorporated village within the Towns of Orangetown, Clarkstown and Ramapo.
For failure to comply with these regulations, the privilege of disposing scavenger wastes into the Orangetown treatment plant may be suspended or revoked by the Superintendent of Sewers.
[Amended 2-28-1972 by L.L. No. 4, 1972]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a violation against this ordinance and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $50 for each violation.
All portions of ordinances of the Town of Orangetown not consistent herewith are hereby repealed.
This amendment of the ordinance shall take effect immediately upon publication and posting as required by law.