City of Augusta, ME
Kennebec County
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Deposits or accumulations of rubbish/recyclables and solid waste shall not be permitted anywhere in the City except as provided in this chapter. Any such deposit or accumulation made or permitted contrary to this chapter is hereby declared to be illegal and shall be punishable in accordance with Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty, of the City Code of Ordinances.
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It shall be the duty of the Police Chief to cause the abatement and/or removal of every fill, deposit or accumulation of substances upon private premises which is in violation of the provisions of this chapter and to prosecute all violators.
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Except as provided for in § 237-3F, any person upon whose premises there is found any unsanitary or unsafe accumulation of solid wastes shall, within 24 hours after written notification by a Code Enforcement Officer, cause the same to be removed to the Hatch Hill Solid Waste Facility. In the case where the property is occupied by one or more tenants, the property owner and all tenants shall receive the same written notifications requiring cleanup.
No person shall set fire to any solid waste. Burning of clean wood waste or the burning of condemned or abandoned buildings (for purposes of fire training) may be allowed, with permission of the Fire Department.
No person shall willfully remove, destroy, mutilate or use for another purpose other than the holding of recyclables the containers which have been provided in accordance with this chapter.
The contents of any and all containers or special items placed at curbside for collection and disposal by the City shall become the exclusive property of the City at the time the container is placed at the curbside for collection. The removal of any such container or any of the contents thereof by any individual other than the owner of the container or contents shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable by a fine in accordance with Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty, of the City Code.
Any person placing for collection any solid waste or rubbish/recyclables in containers not in compliance with the provisions of this chapter shall receive a written notice of warning from the Public Works Bureau or the Police Department. Further violation after such written warning shall be punishable in accordance with Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty, of the City Code of Ordinances.
Noncompliance with any provision of this chapter by any individual or business corporation shall be punishable by a fine in accordance with Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.
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The presence of any individual beyond the entrance gate of the Hatch Hill Facility at any time other than during the hours that the area is posted as being open or during the hours set by prior special arrangement shall constitute criminal trespass, and any individual found guilty of that offense shall be subject to a fine in accordance with Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty. The Director of Solid Waste is hereby authorized and directed to maintain a sign of suitable size at the entrance gate to the facility bearing the words "No Trespassing" and bearing thereunder the substance of the first sentence of this subsection.
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The entire Hatch Hill Facility boundaries shall be posted "No Hunting, No Fishing, No Trespassing."
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A permit will be issued in the form of a sticker and is to be used only with the vehicle to which it is permitted. A copy of the permit application form shall act as the permit for temporary permit holders. The transfer of a permit to an unauthorized vehicle or allowing the use of a permit by an unauthorized vehicle shall result in the immediate revocation of the permit and shall constitute a misdemeanor chargeable against the person making the transfer or allowing the unauthorized use. Such misdemeanor shall be punishable by a fine in accordance with Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.
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The unauthorized use or display of a permit also shall constitute a misdemeanor chargeable against the person displaying or attempting to use the permit and shall be punishable by a fine in accordance with Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.
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Entering or attempting to enter the Hatch Hill Facility without displaying a valid permit to the attendant on duty, or dumping or attempting to dump refuse of any kind at the facility without displaying a valid permit to the attendant on duty and paying the required fee, or dumping refuse in an area not designated for that refuse shall be a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by a fine in accordance with Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.
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Whenever any individual fails to display a permit or pay the required fee as required by Subsection A of this section, the registration of a vehicle in the name of an individual or business corporation shall be prima facie evidence that the individual or business corporation to whom the vehicle is registered has entered the disposal facility and has disposed of refuse in violation of Subsection A of this section.