Town of Collins, NY
Erie County
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This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Town of Collins Solid Waste Disposal Law."
By the adoption of this chapter the Town Board of the Town of Collins declares its intent to regulate the disposal of solid waste within the Town of Collins. The disposal of solid waste, unless under proper control, is likely to constitute a hazard to the health and safety of the residents of the Town of Collins. It is the intent of this chapter to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare. This chapter shall apply to that area of the Town of Collins outside of the incorporated Village of Gowanda and outside of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.
As used in this chapter, the following words shall, unless the context or subject matter therein requires, have the following meanings:
AUTHORIZED COLLECTOR
A person, individual, partnership, or corporation or employer or agent thereof authorized by contract or license with the municipality to collect solid waste from residential, commercial and institutional properties as herein defined under the terms and conditions of this chapter. In the event of municipal collection, this definition shall include the governing body and employees thereof.
BULKIES
Large items, such as sofas, upholstered chairs, mattresses and box springs, but excluding large appliances (white goods), such as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washers, dryers, etc., which are considered recyclable.
COLLECTOR
The person, firm, agency, or public body or employee or agent thereof who is engaged in the collection of and/or transportation of solid waste.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
All properties used for industrial or commercial purposes, including, but not limited to, retail and wholesale establishments, farms, apartments with more than four units, trailer courts, offices, garages, gas stations, manufacturing, and repair establishments, banks, motels, restaurants and other similar and related facilities.
CONTAINER
Can, bin, box, bag or other unit used for storage of recyclable materials.
ELECTRONIC WASTE
Discarded components of audio, video and computer systems.
FACILITY
Any solid waste management-resource recovery facility employed beyond the initial solid waste collection process which is to be used, occupied or employed for or is incidental to the receiving, transporting, storage, or processing or disposal of solid waste or the recovery by any means of any material or energy product or resource therefrom, including recycling centers, transfer stations, processing systems, resource recovery facilities, sanitary landfills, plants and facilities for composting or land-spreading of solid wastes, secure land burial facilities, reprocessing and recycling facilities, surface impoundments and waste oil storage, incinerators and other solid waste disposal, reduction or conversion facilities.
GARBAGE
Waste food and household waste, excluding any fifty-five-gallon or similar containers, chemicals, dead animals, manure, septic tank pumpings, industrial waste, and explosive materials.
GARBAGE BAGS
Bags of plastic or like materials up to thirty-gallon capacity used to contain garbage.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Solid waste that is especially harmful or potentially harmful to public health. This shall include, but not be limited to, explosives, toxic materials, and medical waste. For purposes of this chapter, hazardous waste does not include small quantities of such waste available on a retail basis to the homeowner (e.g., aerosol cans, pesticides, fertilizers, etc.)
INSTITUTIONAL PROPERTIES
An organization or establishment devoted to the promotion of a particular object or cause, including schools, nursing homes and retirement homes, health facilities, governmental facilities, libraries, fire halls, etc.
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW)
All putrescible and nonputrescible materials, including garbage, refuse, and other discarded solid materials, including, but not limited to, solid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, and agricultural operations, and from community activities. Liquids, semi-solids, and contained gaseous materials are hereby defined as solid waste. It shall not include solids or dissolved material in domestic sewage or other significant pollutants in water resources, such as silt, dissolved or suspended solids in industrial wastewater effluents, dissolved materials in irrigation return flows, or other common water pollutants. In addition, it shall not include hazardous waste.
PERSONS
Any individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, institution or other entity.
PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A person, firm, corporation, or legal entity providing for the collection of MSW and/or recyclable materials under private subscription. To operate in the Town of Collins, they shall be required to obtain a license from the Town and be subject to the rules and regulations of the Town.
PRIVATE SUBSCRIPTION
The collection of MSW and recyclable materials where the person contracts directly with the private collector of the subscriber's choice.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Those materials specified by the municipality for separate collection in accordance with recycling regulations. Such materials may include, but are not limited to:
A. 
Aluminum products and containers fabricated primarily of aluminum and commonly used for soda, beer, beverages or other food or drink.
B. 
Containers fabricated primarily of steel or tin or bimetal cans of steel, tin and/or aluminum, but not including aluminum cans.
C. 
New and used glass food and beverage containers which have been rinsed and are free of food contamination, including clear (flint), green and brown (amber) colored glass bottles and jars. Glass shall not include ceramics, plate glass, auto glass, Pyrex, leaded glass, mirrored glass or flat glass.
D. 
Includes high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) designated respectively as No. 2 and No. 1 on the recycling code located on the containers.
E. 
Common, inexpensive machine-finished papers made chiefly from wood pulp and used for newspapers.
F. 
Wood pulp based material which is usually smooth on both sides with corrugated center. Commonly used for boxes, excludes material with a wax coating.
G. 
White and colored office bond, duplicating paper, computer paper and other high-quality paper.
H. 
Magazines, glossy catalogs and other glossy papers.
I. 
Stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, dryers, washing machines, water heaters, and other large appliances and scrap metal, but excluding air conditioners, microwaves and televisions. The above materials will be reviewed quarterly and will be modified as the need arises by the Town Engineer or other designated person.
RECYCLING
The separation, collection, processing, recovery, and sale or reuse of metals, glass, paper, plastics and other materials which would otherwise be disposed of as solid waste.
RESIDENT
Any person residing with the Town on a temporary or permanent basis, but excluding persons residing in hotels or motels.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
Properties used as dwellings, including buildings having up to three dwelling units in one building. Multiple-dwelling residential buildings containing four or more dwelling units, for purposes of this chapter, shall be treated as commercial property.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
The purposeful systematic control of the storage, collection, transportation, processing, and disposal of solid waste.
SOURCE SEPARATE
To separate the recyclable materials from the MSW stream at the point of waste generation.
TOWN SPECIAL REFUSE DISTRICT
That area of the Town of Collins outside of the incorporated Village of Gowanda and outside of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.
TRASH
Waste material, bulkies, glass, ceramics, wood, lumber, demolition debris and other like discardable solids excepting any type of liquid waste, hazardous waste, septic sludge or flammable liquid.
YARD WASTE
Organic yard and garden waste, leaves, grass clippings and brush.