Charles County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted and amended as indicated in text.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Public Works Department — See Ch. 97.
Trash disposal — See Ch. 133.
Occupational safety and health — See Ch. 192.
Mobile homes and mobile home courts — See Ch. 257.
Streets, roads and sidewalks — See Ch. 276.
Subdivision regulations — See Ch. 278.
Trash disposal areas — See Ch. 284.
Zoning regulations — See Ch. 297.

§ 58-1 General regulations for transportation and disposal; violations and penalties.

[1959 Code, sec. 123; 1965 Code, sec. 127; 1969 Code, sec. 132. P.L.L., 1945, ch. 848; 1966, ch. 401, sec. 123(a) and (c)]
A. 
Definitions.
[1995, ch. 417]
(1) 
As used in this chapter, the following words have the meanings indicated.
(2) 
"Garbage" means the entrails or waste products of any animal, fish or fowl; refuse; animal or vegetable matter from a kitchen, market, store or abattoir; or any admixture of these materials with other refuse or feeding material.
(3) 
"Trash" includes all waste or refuse other than garbage and ashes.
B. 
Transportation and disposal; garbage used as feed for hogs. No garbage shall be transported over any public highway or street of Charles County except to incinerators, approved municipal dumps in said County or to destinations outside the limits of Charles County or to farms in Charles County for the use in the feeding of hogs. No garbage shall be fed to hogs except in concrete or other watertight containers, the feed containers to be washed and cleaned at least once in every 24 hours, and no such feeding place shall be located closer than 1,000 feet to any public building or residence, except the residence of the owner or tenant on such farm where feeding places are established, unless written consent is obtained from all property owners and tenants within said 1,000 feet, nor shall such feeding place be located within 1,000 feet of any public highway. Any residue in these containers for feeding purposes and not devoured by the hogs shall be disposed of by incineration, plowing under or spread for fertilizing purposes; provided, however, that no refuse shall be spread for fertilizing purposes within 1,000 feet of any residence, except that of the owner or tenant, within 24 hours after any one feeding.
C. 
Licensing and equipment regulations for vehicles.
(1) 
All garbage transported over any public highway or street of Charles County to incinerators, approved municipal dumps or to destinations outside the limits of Charles County shall be transported only in vehicles equipped with covered watertight, leakproof bodies in metal containers with tight-fitting covers. The County Health Officer shall have the power and authority to license the vehicles that are used for the purpose of hauling said garbage, and each operator shall pay an annual license fee of $25 for each vehicle used, the revenues from such licenses to be retained by the County Health Officer to defray the cost of inspection service for the enforcement of this subsection; provided, however, that this subsection shall not apply to vehicles operated by any incorporated town of Charles County, Maryland.
(2) 
All trash transported over any public highway or street of Charles County shall be so transported only in vehicles or containers equipped with tight-fitting covers, which shall be secured in transit.
D. 
Penalty provisions. Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $50.