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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Adams County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Agricultural practices — See Ch. 130.
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 221.
Health and safety — See Ch. 224.
Article 1 - Appendix A, Adams County Landfill, Town of Strongs Prairie Attachment 2 - Appendix B, State and County Highways in the Town of Strongs Prairie
[Adopted 2-16-1994 by Ord. No. 1-1994]

§ 306-1 Title.

The title of this article shall be "Adams County Recycling Ordinance."

§ 306-2 Authority.

The authority to enact this article is provided pursuant to §§ 287.09(3)(b) and 59.02, Wis. Stats.

§ 306-3 Purpose.

The purpose of this article is to promote recycling and resource recovery through the administration of an effective program, as provided in § 287.11, Wis. Stats., and Ch. NR 544, Wis. Adm. Code.

§ 306-4 Abrogation and greater restrictions.

It is not intended by this article to repeal, abrogate, annul, impair or interfere with any existing rules, regulations, ordinances or permits previously adopted or issued pursuant to law. However, whenever this article imposes greater restrictions, the provisions of this article shall apply.

§ 306-5 Interpretation. [1]

In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this article shall be held to be the minimum requirements and shall not be deemed a limitation or repeal of any power granted by the Wisconsin Statutes. Where any terms or requirements of this article may be inconsistent or conflicting, the more restrictive requirements or interpretation shall apply. Where a provision of this article is required by Wisconsin Statutes, or by a standard in Ch. NR 544, Wis. Adm. Code, and where the provision of this article is unclear, the provision shall be interpreted in light of the Wisconsin Statutes and the Chapter NR 544 standards in effect on the date of the adoption of this article, or in effect on the date of the most recent text amendment to this article.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 306-6 Applicability.

The requirements of this article apply to all persons within the municipalities that have opted to have Adams County as the responsible unit of government for recycling programs.

§ 306-7 Administration.

The provisions of this article shall be administered by the Director of the Adams County Solid Waste Department.

§ 306-8 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BIMETAL CONTAINER
A container for carbonated or malt beverages that is made primarily of a combination of steel and aluminum.
CONTAINER BOARD
Corrugated paperboard used in the manufacture of shipping containers and related products.
FOAM POLYSTYRENE PACKAGING
Packaging made primarily from foam polystyrene that satisfies one of the following criteria:
A. 
Is designed for serving food and beverages.
B. 
Consists of loose particles intended to fill space and cushion the packaged article in a shipping container.
C. 
Consists of rigid materials shaped to hold and cushion the packaged article in a shipping container.
HDPE
High-density polyethylene, labeled by the SPI Code No. 2.
LDPE
Low-density polyethylene, labeled by the SPI Code No. 3.
LEAD ACID BATTERY
Such as car or marine battery.
MAGAZINES
Magazines and other materials printed on similar paper.
MAJOR APPLIANCES
A residential or commercial air conditioner, clothes dryer, clothes washer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave oven, oven, refrigerator or stove, residential and commercial furnaces, boilers, dehumidifiers and water heaters.
[Amended 10-18-1994 by Ord. No. 14-1994]
MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY (MRF)
A solid waste processing facility where recyclable materials are processed for reuse or recycling by an end user.
MULTIPLE-FAMILY DWELLING
A property containing five or more residential units, including those which are occupied seasonally.
NEWSPAPER
A newspaper and other materials printed on newsprint.
NONRESIDENTIAL FACILITIES AND PROPERTIES
Commercial, retail, industrial, institutional and governmental facilities and properties. This term does not include multiple-family dwellings.
OFFICE PAPER
High-grade printing and writing papers from offices in nonresidential facilities and properties. Printed white ledger and computer printout are examples of office paper generally accepted as high grade.
OTHER RESINS or MULTIPLE RESINS
Plastic resins labeled by the SPI Code No. 7.
PERSON
Includes any individual, corporation, partnership, association, local governmental unit, as defined in § 66.0131(1)(a), Wis. Stats., state agency or authority or federal agency.
PETE
Polyethylene terephthalate, labeled by the SPI Code No. 1.
PLASTIC CONTAINER
An individual, separate, rigid plastic bottle, can, jar or carton, except for a blister pack, that is originally used to contain a product that is the subject of a retail sale.
POSTCONSUMER WASTE
Solid waste other than solid waste generated in the production of goods, hazardous waste, as defined in § 291.01(7), Wis. Stats., waste from construction and demolition of structures, scrap automobiles, or high-volume industrial waste, as defined in § 289.01(17), Wis. Stats.
PP
Polypropylene, labeled by the SPI Code No. 5.
PS
Polystyrene, labeled by the SPI Code No. 6.
PVC
Polyvinyl chloride, labeled by the SPI Code No. 3.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Any item as designated in § 306-9 of this article.
SOLID WASTE
Has the meaning specified in § 289.01(33), Wis. Stats.
SOLID WASTE FACILITY
Has the meaning specified in § 289.01(35), Wis. Stats.
SOLID WASTE TREATMENT
Any method, technique or process which is designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological character or composition of solid waste. "Treatment" includes incineration.
WASTE TIRE
A tire that is no longer suitable for its original purpose because of wear, damage or defect.
YARD WASTE
Leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden debris and brush, including clean woody vegetative materials no greater than six inches in diameter. This term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.

§ 306-9 Separation of recyclable materials.

Occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences, multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties shall separate the following materials from postconsumer waste:
A. 
Lead acid batteries.
B. 
Major appliances.
C. 
Waste oil.
D. 
Yard waste.
E. 
Aluminum containers.
F. 
Bimetal containers.
G. 
Corrugated paper or other container board.
H. 
Foam polystyrene packaging.
I. 
Glass containers.
J. 
Magazines.
K. 
Newspaper.
L. 
Office paper.
M. 
Rigid plastic containers made of PETE, HDPE, PVC, LDPE, PP, PS, and other resins or multiple resins.
N. 
Steel containers.
O. 
Waste tires.

§ 306-10 Exemptions from separation requirements.

The separation requirements of § 306-9 do not apply to the following:
A. 
Occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences, multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties that send their postconsumer waste to a processing facility licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that recovers the materials specified in § 306-9 from solid waste in as pure a form as is technically feasible.
B. 
Solid waste which is burned as a supplemental fuel at a facility if less than 30% of the heat input to the facility is derived from the solid waste burned as supplemental fuel.
C. 
A recyclable material specified in § 306-9E through O for which a variance has been granted by the Department of Natural Resources under § 287.11(2m), Wis. Stats., or § NR 544.14, Wis. Adm. Code.

§ 306-11 Care of separated recyclable materials.

To the greatest extent practicable, the recyclable materials separated in accordance with § 306-9 shall be clean and kept free of contaminants such as food or product residue, oil or grease, or other nonrecyclable materials, including but not limited to household hazardous waste, medical waste, and agricultural chemical containers. Recyclable materials shall be stored in a manner which protects them from wind, rain, and other inclement weather conditions.

§ 306-12 Management of lead acid batteries, major appliances, waste oil and yard waste.

Occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences, multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties shall manage lead acid batteries, major appliances, waste oil, and yard waste as follows:
A. 
Lead acid batteries shall be delivered to an approved material recovery facility which accepts lead acid batteries or a lead acid battery retailer.
B. 
Major appliances shall be accepted by a waste hauler/recycler or a material recovery facility that accepts major appliances. Any person accepting major appliances must comply with the provisions of §§ 289.53 and 299.45, Wis. Stats., for the removal and disposal of capacitors and § 285.59, Wis. Stats., for the dismantling of refrigeration equipment.
C. 
Waste oil shall be delivered to an approved dropoff site.
D. 
Yard waste shall be managed on site or composted at an approved composting facility.

§ 306-13 Preparation and collection of recyclable materials.

Except as otherwise directed by the Adams County Solid Waste Committee or designee, occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences shall do the following for the preparation and collection of the separated materials specified in s. § 306-9E through O:
A. 
Aluminum containers shall be rinsed free of product and flattened if possible and placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
B. 
Bimetal containers shall be rinsed free of product and flattened if possible and placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
C. 
Corrugated paper or other container board shall be free of debris, flattened, stacked and tied and placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
D. 
Beginning January 1, 1996, foam polystyrene packaging shall be placed in a bag and placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
E. 
Glass containers shall be rinsed free of product residue and caps shall be removed and discarded. The glass containers shall be placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
F. 
Magazines shall be free of debris, stacked and tied and placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
G. 
Newspaper shall be free of debris, stacked and tied and placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
H. 
Office paper shall be free of debris, bagged and placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
I. 
Rigid plastic containers shall be prepared and collected as follows:
(1) 
Plastic containers made of PETE (No. 1) shall be rinsed free of product residue and caps shall be removed and discarded. The containers shall be placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
(2) 
Plastic containers made of HDPE (No. 2) shall be rinsed free of product residue and caps shall be removed and discarded. The containers shall be placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
(3) 
Plastic containers made of PVC (No. 3) shall be rinsed free of product residue and caps shall be removed and discarded. The containers shall be placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
(4) 
Beginning on January 1, 1996, rigid plastic containers made of LDPE (No. 4) shall be rinsed free of product residue and caps shall be removed and discarded. The containers shall be placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
(5) 
Beginning on January 1, 1996, rigid plastic containers made of PP (No. 5) shall be rinsed free of product residue and caps shall be removed and discarded. The containers shall be placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
(6) 
Beginning on January 1, 1996, rigid plastic containers made of PS (No. 6) shall be rinsed free of product residue and caps shall be removed and discarded. The containers shall be placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
(7) 
Beginning on January 1, 1996, plastic containers made of other resins of multiple resins (No. 7) shall be rinsed free of product residue and caps shall be removed and discarded. The containers shall be placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
J. 
Steel containers shall be rinsed free of product residue, labels removed, and may be flattened. The containers shall be placed in the designated receptacle of an established dropoff site during the days and hours of operation.
K. 
Waste tires shall be delivered to an approved material recovery facility which accepts waste tires or to a tire retailer.

§ 306-14 Responsibilities of owners or designated agents of multiple-family dwellings.

A. 
Owners or designated agents of multiple-family dwellings shall do all of the following to recycle the materials specified in § 306-9E through O:
(1) 
Provide adequate, separate containers for the recyclable materials.
(2) 
Notify tenants in writing at the time of renting or leasing the dwelling and at least semiannually thereafter about the established recycling program.
(3) 
Provide for the collection of the materials separated from the solid waste by the tenants and the delivery of the materials to a licensed recycling facility.
(4) 
Notify tenants of reasons to reduce and recycle solid waste, which materials are collected, how to prepare the materials in order to meet the processing requirements, collection methods or sites, locations and hours of operation, and a contact person or company, including a name, address and telephone number.
B. 
The requirements specified in Subsection A do not apply to the owners or designated agents of multiple-family dwellings if the postconsumer waste generated within the dwelling is treated at a processing facility licensed by the Department of Natural Resources that recovers for recycling the materials specified in § 306-9E through O from solid waste in as pure a form as is technically feasible.

§ 306-15 Responsibilities of owners or designated agents of nonresidential facilities and properties.

A. 
Owners or designated agents of nonresidential facilities and properties shall do all of the following to recycle the materials specified in § 306-9E through O:
(1) 
Provide adequate, separate containers for the recyclable materials.
(2) 
Notify in writing, at least semiannually, all users, tenants and occupants of the properties about the established recycling program.
(3) 
Provide for the collection of the materials separated from the solid waste by the users, tenants and occupants and the delivery of the materials to a licensed recycling facility.
(4) 
Notify users, tenants and occupants of reasons to reduce and recycle, which materials are collected, how to prepare materials in order to meet the processing requirements, collection methods or sites, locations and hours of operation, and a contact person or company, including a name, address and telephone number.
B. 
The requirements specified in Subsection A do not apply to the owners or designated agents of nonresidential facilities and properties if the postconsumer waste generated within the facility or property is treated at a processing facility licensed by the Department of Natural Resources that recovers for recycling the materials specified in § 306-9E through O from solid waste in as pure a form as is technically feasible.

§ 306-16 Prohibitions on disposal of recyclable materials separated for recycling.

No person may dispose of in a solid waste disposal facility or burn in a solid waste treatment facility any of the materials specified in § 306-9E through O which have been separated for recycling, except that waste tires may be burned with energy recovery in a solid waste treatment facility.

§ 306-17 Specified containers.

Beginning July 1, 1994, solid waste shall be placed for collection and dropoff in clear plastic bags, not to exceed 35 gallons in size or to exceed 50 pounds per container, and contained in a manner to avoid litter.

§ 306-18 Right to reject materials.

The hauler or dropoff site attendant has the right to reject or leave at the curb any solid waste that is not prepared according to the specifications in § 306-17. The hauler and dropoff site attendant also have the right to refuse to pick up or reject any solid waste if it contains recyclables in § 306-9E through N. In such cases, the hauler or attendant shall notify the generator of the materials about the reasons for rejecting the items either in writing or verbally. The hauler or attendant shall also keep a list of such occurrences and provide it to the Adams County Solid Waste Department at least quarterly.

§ 306-19 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

A. 
For the purpose of asserting compliance with the provisions of this article, any authorized officer, employee or representative of the Adams County Solid Waste Department may inspect recyclable materials separated for recycling, postconsumer waste intended for disposal, recycling collection sites and facilities, collection vehicles, collection areas of multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties, and any records relating to recycling activities, which shall be kept confidential when necessary to protect proprietary information. No person may refuse access to any authorized officer, employee or authorized representative of the Adams County Solid Waste Department who requests access for purpose of inspections and who presents appropriate credentials. No person may obstruct, hamper, or interfere with such an inspection.
B. 
Any person who violates a provision of this article may be issued a citation by an official of the Adams County Solid Waste Department and any law enforcement officials employed by Adams County to collect forfeitures. The issuance of a citation shall not preclude proceeding under any other ordinance or law relating to the same or any other matter. Proceeding under any other ordinance or law relating to the same or any other matter shall not preclude the issuance of a citation under this subsection.
C. 
Penalties for violating this article may be assessed as follows:
(1) 
Any person who violates § 306-16 may be required to forfeit $50 for a first violation, $200 for a second violation, and not more than $2,000 for a third or subsequent violation.
(2) 
Any person who violates a provision of this article except § 306-16 may be required to forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $1,000 for each violation.

§ 306-20 Amendments.

This article may be amended subject to approval by the Adams County Board of Supervisors.
[Adopted 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 15-2010]

§ 306-21 Purpose and intent.

A. 
The purpose and intent of this article is to develop and implement a comprehensive policy and program for the Adams County Landfill regarding management and delivery of solid waste generated within the County and to promote reduction, recycling, reusing, composting and resource recovery through administration of an effective recycling program, as provided in Chs. 287 and 289, Wis. Stats., and Ch. NR 544, Wis. Adm. Code.
B. 
Further, as Adams County is the responsible unit of government for recycling in Adams County pursuant to Resolution No. 78-1990, it will comply with all responsibilities as the responsible unit under 1989 Wisconsin Act 335 and Ch. NR 544, Effective Recycling Programs, Wis. Adm. Code, to assure that recycling is being separated from garbage and properly recycled.

§ 306-22 Definitions.

A. 
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ADAMS COUNTY LANDFILL (also means Adams County Resource Recovery Facility)
An Adams County facility operating under the supervision and direction of the Adams County Solid Waste Committee.
ADAMS COUNTY LANDFILL, LANDFILL SITE or SITE
The area so designated on the map attached hereto and incorporated herein as Appendix A.[1]
COUNTY
Adams County Solid Waste Committee or Adams County Board of Supervisors.
EFFECTIVE RECYCLING PROGRAM
Meeting the required components described in Ch. NR 544, Wis. Adm. Code.
HAULER
A person whose business is, in part or in whole, to collect solid waste or recyclables from generators which they produce for purposes of transportation of, and disposal at, solid waste disposal or recycling facilities.
MUNICIPALITY
All towns, villages and cities within the County subject to the County's responsible unit status and the duties and powers stated in § 287.09, Wis. Stats., which direct solid waste and recyclables produced within their boundaries into the County solid waste management system.[2]
OPERATOR
The Adams County Solid Waste Committee or its department head designee or DNR certified landfill manager.
PERMITTED HAULER
Any private hauler and/or commercial hauler, or County resident, or non-County resident who has been permitted by Adams County to haul garbage, refuse, trash and/or recyclable materials in Adams County.
PERSON
Any individual and further includes partnerships, associations and local government units.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Materials listed in § 287.07(1m) to (5), Wis. Stats., as amended.
REGION
Has the meaning specified in § 287.01(8), Wis. Stats.
RESPONSIBLE UNIT
Has the meaning specified in § 287.01(9), Wis. Stats.
SOLID WASTE
Had the meaning specified in § 289.01(33), Wis. Stats.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
Planning, organizing, financing, and implementing programs to effect the storage, collection, transporting, processing, recycling or final disposal of solid wastes in a sanitary, nuisance-free manner, as specified in §§ 287.01(13) and 289.01(36), Wis. Stats.
WASTE REDUCTION
Decreasing the quantity of waste materials or products generated as specified in § NR 544.03(41), Wis. Adm. Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Sections 287.01 and 289.01, Wis. Stats., and § NR 544.03, Wis. Adm. Code, shall govern regarding additional definitions not specifically stated herein.

§ 306-23 Source limitations.

No person other than authorized County personnel or an authorized permitted and licensed private hauler or County-permitted private citizen may deposit materials at the County landfill site, including recyclables at the designated portion of the County landfill site.

§ 306-24 Permit required for commercial hauling of waste and recyclables.

A. 
No person shall collect and haul any solid waste or recyclable materials, as defined by § NR 544.03(33) and (39m), Wis. Adm. Code, and § 289.01(33), Wis. Stats., in Adams County without a solid waste hauling permit issued by Adams County.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Application for the County permit shall be in the form adopted by the Adams County Solid Waste Committee with the rules, regulations, and conditions stated therein, together with such subsequent rules, regulations, and conditions as may be hereafter approved by said Committee.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: The current hauling permit application form is on file with the County Clerk.
C. 
The Adams County Solid Waste Committee may adopt rules and regulations for issuance of citations for a violation of the permit terms and may also adopt regulations for the operation of the landfill.
D. 
All haulers must abide by the notification of recycling requirements for waste haulers under § NR 502.06(4)(eg), Wis. Adm. Code (Publication WA425-2005).

§ 306-25 Landfill site hours of operation.

A. 
The landfill site shall be operated on the days, and during the hours, as designated and published by the Adams County Solid Waste Committee.
B. 
Any permitted hauler authorized by the County to haul and dispose of garbage, trash, refuse and/or recyclable materials at the landfill site shall do so during operational hours and shall deposit said materials at the landfill site as directed by the operator.

§ 306-26 Transportation to landfill site.

A. 
Routes of travel.
(1) 
All permitted private and/or commercial haulers, and County residents, who collect from private residences and businesses in the County, contracted with the County (or one of its municipalities), shall deliver garbage, trash, refuse, and/or recyclable materials to the County landfill site and shall do so only over the designated route established by agreement between Adams County and the Town of Strongs Prairie. Said route is attached hereto and incorporated herein as Appendix B.[1] If customers (private residences or businesses) are within the boundaries of Strongs Prairie, every attempt shall be made to go directly to the nearest County or state road for transport to the County Landfill.
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix B is included as an attachment to this chapter.
(2) 
All permitted private haulers delivering garbage and refuse to the County landfill site, collected from outside of the Town of Strongs Prairie, shall also be directed to use the above-designated routes in traveling to and from the landfill site.
B. 
Covered vehicles required. No person shall transport any garbage, trash, or recyclable materials to the County landfill site unless such garbage, trash, refuse, or recyclable materials are fully and securely covered and/or fully enclosed in the vehicle used to transport such waste materials in accordance with § NR 502.06(4)(d), Wis. Adm. Code: "Vehicles or containers used for the collection and transportation of solid waste shall be loaded and moved in such a manner that the contents do not fall, spill or leak. Covers shall be provided to prevent littering and spillage. If spillage does occur, the operator shall immediately return spilled materials to the vehicle and shall properly clean the spill area. In the event of a spill of a hazardous substance the department shall be notified under s. 292.11, Stats., and the spill material shall be collected and the environment restored as provided in ch. NR 158. Note: Chapter NR 158 has been repealed."

§ 306-27 Operational responsibility.

A. 
The collection and disposal of all garbage, trash, refuse, and recyclable materials shall be the responsibility of, and conducted under the supervision, directions, and control of, Adams County in strict conformity with the provisions of this article and with such additional rules and regulations as may be adopted from time to time by the Adams County Solid Waste Committee.
B. 
All permitted private and/or commercial haulers, County residents, and persons shall comply with all approved County ordinances and County landfill policies and procedures, including but not limited to: clear bag requirement, mobile home/asbestos inspection policy, boat disposal policy, fire prevention policy, no smoking policy, mandatory hauler recycling education and compliance, hazardous waste inspections, Adams County Recycling Ordinance, etc.

§ 306-28 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

A. 
Adoption of citation procedure.
(1) 
Section 66.0113, Wis. Stats., incorporated by reference. To expedite the resolution of ordinance violations, the County Board of Adams County hereby adopts the procedure authorized by § 66.0113, Wis. Stats., to enforce this article. Section 66.0113, Wis. Stats., is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference as if set forth in full herein. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications thereto, including imposition of mandatory court costs, are hereby adopted and incorporated herein and are made part of this article.
(2) 
Relationship to other laws. The adoption and authorization for use of a citation under this section does not preclude the governing body from adopting any other ordinance or providing for the enforcement of any other law or ordinance relating to the same or any other matter. The issuance of a citation under this section does not preclude proceeding under any other ordinance or law relating to the same or any other matter.
(3) 
Form of citation. The County hereby adopts the citation form specified at § 66.0113(1)(b), Wis. Stats., or any other form permitted by Wisconsin law.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). The current citation form is on file with the County Clerk.
(4) 
Issuance of citations. Any law enforcement official authorized by Adams County, the Solid Waste Director, or his designee may issue citations pursuant to § 66.0113(2), Wis. Stats., for enforcement of any violations under this article.
(5) 
Jurisdiction conferred. The citation shall have the legal effect specified in § 66.0113, Wis. Stats., and a duly issued citation shall confer subject matter jurisdiction upon the Circuit Court for the County of Adams, for the purpose of receiving payment of forfeiture, court costs and penalties.
B. 
Forfeiture, court costs, penalties and enforcement.
(1) 
Forfeitures. All citations for violation of this article shall be referred to Adams County Corporation Counsel for expeditious prosecution. Any person or entity who or which violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this article or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine not less than $250 nor more than $1,500 per violation, plus court costs pursuant to the schedule then in effect, payable to the Adams County Clerk of Circuit Court.
(2) 
Schedule of cash deposit and penalty assessment. Forfeitures for violation of this article shall be assessed in a calendar year commencing January 1 and ending December 31 of a given year as follows:
(a) 
First offense: $250 plus court costs.
(b) 
Second offense: $500 plus court costs.
(c) 
Third offense: $1,000 plus court costs.
(d) 
Fourth and each subsequent offense: $1,500 plus court costs.
(3) 
Enforcement. Corporation Counsel may seek such orders and writs as may be required for enforcement of this article, including but not limited to the provisions contained in Chapter 66 (Municipalities) and Chapter 755 (Municipal Court) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
C. 
This article does not supersede any applicable federal or state statutes or regulations that are more restrictive.

§ 306-29 Effective date of regulations.

Regulations for the operation of the landfill adopted by the Adams County Solid Waste Committee shall take effect when published or at such later date as determined by the Committee.