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Village of Wesley Hills, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Wesley Hills as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering and defacing of property — See Ch. 133.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 154.
[Adopted 5-24-1988 by L.L. No. 3-1988]
This article shall be cited and may be referred to hereinafter as the "Mandatory Recycling Law of the Village of Wesley Hills."
It is the goal of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Wesley Hills to reduce the total amount of solid waste disposed of by the Village. To accomplish this goal, the Village desires to implement a recycling program mandating the separation of newspapers and such other materials as may subsequently be designated by the Mayor from other refuse produced by residential and nonresidential premises. This program is further designed to protect the health and safety of the residents of the Village.
A. 
For the purposes of this article, certain words and phrases shall be construed herein as set forth in this section, unless it is apparent from the context that a different meaning is intended. When not inconsistent with the context, the present tense shall include the future, and words used in the plural shall include the singular and vice versa. Further, a masculine pronoun shall include the feminine. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
B. 
As used in this article, the following words shall have the meanings indicated:
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Wesley Hills.
DESIGNATED RECYCLABLES
Newspapers and such other materials as may be designated by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Trustees from time to time pursuant to § 175-6 hereinbelow.
MAYOR
The Mayor of the Village of Wesley Hills.
NEWSPAPERS
A paper product printed on newsprint, including all newspapers, newspaper advertisements, supplements, comics and enclosures. Not included in this definition are magazines and telephone books.
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
REFUSE
All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes (except body wastes), including garbage, wastepaper, trash, construction and demolition debris and ashes.
VILLAGE
The Village of Wesley Hills.
No person shall place designated recyclables in the same refuse receptacle or otherwise mix them with other forms of refuse for collection, removal or disposal.
A. 
Designated recyclables shall be separated from all other refuse.
B. 
Each category of designated recyclables shall be bundled separately from every other category of designated recyclables.
C. 
Ownership of designated recyclables set out for collection shall vest in the Village. It shall be unlawful for a person to collect, remove or dispose of designated recyclables which are the property of the Village without first having obtained the permission of the Village.
D. 
Any person may donate or sell designated recyclables to any person, whether or not operating for profit. Said person may not, however, under any circumstances pick up such designated recyclables from the curbside in the Village.
E. 
The Board of Trustees is hereby empowered to designate the day of the week on which designated recyclables shall be collected.
F. 
No person having custody or control of any premises within the Village shall permit or cause any designated recyclables within his control to become a hazard or potential hazard to public travel, health or safety or to become a nuisance of any sort.
The Mayor is hereby empowered to promulgate and amend rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary to effectuate the intent and requirements of this article. Said rules and regulations may require the recycling of additional materials. Said rules and regulations and each amendment thereof shall be approved by the Board of Trustees at a public meeting.
This article shall be enforced by the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, or Code Inspector of the Village of Wesley Hills.
Any person who shall violate this article shall be subject to the following punishment: Such person's refuse shall not be collected and shall be marked with a sticker indicating "MANDATORY RECYCLING - Your refuse was not collected today because recyclable materials were mixed in. Your refuse will be collected on your next regular refuse day, once the recyclable materials have been removed. Village of Wesley Hills Local Law No. 3-1988."
This article shall take effect on June 1, 1988.