Town of Burlington, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Burlington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Advertising matter and newspapers — See Ch. 123.
[Adopted 6-3-1996]
A. 
No person shall engage in any activity which violates:
(1) 
Subsection (a) of § 22a-250 of the General Statutes;
(2) 
An ordinance adopted pursuant to Subsection (f) of § 22a-220 of the General Statutes;
(3) 
Subsection (f) of § 22a-220a of the General Statutes; or
(4) 
Subsection (i) of § 22a-220a of the General Statutes.
B. 
Any activity which violates Subsection A is considered to be a nuisance.
The First Selectman of Burlington shall appoint one or more persons to issue littering, dumping, and recycling citations and enter orders authorized by this article. Such officials shall not be persons appointed as hearing officers pursuant to § 296-4.
A. 
The environmental protection official may issue citations for any violation of § 296-1 of this article. Such citation shall be on a form as approved by the First Selectman of the municipality.
B. 
The environmental protection official may order any person who has violated § 296-1 of this article to abate such violation and may issue a fine in accordance with provisions of Subsection C of this section.
C. 
Any person who engages in an activity which violates C.G.S. § 22a-220(f), § 22a-220a(i) or § 22a-250(a) shall be assessed a civil penalty for the first offense of up to the amount permitted by the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended, and for a second or subsequent offense a civil penalty of up to the amount permitted by the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended. Any person who engages in an activity which violates C.G.S. § 22a-220a(f) shall be assessed a civil penalty of up to the amount permitted by the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended.
The First Selectman of Burlington shall appoint one or more persons to conduct littering, dumping, and recycling violations hearings and enter orders authorized by this article. The hearing officer shall be appointed in the same manner as members of the municipal boards and commissions. A hearing officer shall not be authorized to issue citations or be employed by the municipality.
A. 
Any person or persons to whom a citation is mailed or delivered pursuant to the provisions of this article shall have the right to file an appeal from any such citation. Any such appeal shall be commenced by filing with the First Selectman, within 10 days from the date of receipt thereof, a written and dated appeal containing:
(1) 
A description, or the address, of the premises or location involved in the citation.
(2) 
The name and mailing address of each person participating in the appeal.
(3) 
A brief statement setting forth the interest of such person in the premises described in the citation, if any.
(4) 
A brief statement identifying the specific ordinance or statute under which the appeal is being brought, together with any facts supporting the appeal.
(5) 
A statement of the relief sought and any reasons why the citation should be reversed, modified or set aside.
(6) 
A verification by the person or persons participating in the appeal as to the truth of the matters set forth in the appeal.
B. 
Upon receipt of the sum of $50, refundable if the applicant's appeal is sustained, the First Selectman shall appoint a hearing officer to hear the appeal.
A. 
After receipt of any appeal filed pursuant to § 296-5, the hearing official shall provide written notice of the date, time and place of the hearing by causing a copy of such notice to be delivered personally to the appellant, or by mailing a copy to the appellant by certified mail, postage prepaid, to the address shown on the appeal. The hearing date shall be not less than 15 days nor more than 30 days from the date of mailing or delivery of such notice, provided the hearing officer shall grant, upon good cause shown, any reasonable request by any interested party for postponement or continuance.
B. 
Enforcement of any citation and abatement order of the environmental protection official shall be stayed during the pendency of a timely and properly filed appeal.
A. 
The rules of evidence for hearings pursuant to § 296-6 shall be as follows:
(1) 
Any oral or documentary evidence may be received, but the hearing officer shall, as a matter of policy, provide for the exclusion of irrelevant, immaterial or unduly repetitious evidence;
(2) 
Hearing officer shall give effect to the rules of privilege recognized by law;
(3) 
When a hearing will be expedited and the interests of the parties will not be prejudiced substantially, any part of the evidence may be received in written form;
(4) 
Documentary evidence may be received in the form of copies or excerpts, if the original is not readily available, and, upon request, parties and the hearing officer conducting the proceeding shall be given an opportunity to compare the copy with the original;
(5) 
A party and such hearing officer may conduct cross-examinations required for a full and true disclosure of the facts;
(6) 
Notice may be taken of judicially cognizable facts and of generally recognized technical or scientific facts within the hearing officer's specialized knowledge;
(7) 
Parties shall be notified in a timely manner of any material noticed and they shall be afforded an opportunity to contest the material so noticed; and
(8) 
The hearing officer's experience, technical competence, and specialized knowledge may be used in the evaluation of the evidence. The hearing officer, by way of mail, may accept from the appellant copies of police reports, investigatory and citation reports, and other official documents.
B. 
Each appellant may be represented by an attorney. The presence of the environmental protection official shall be required at the hearing if the appellant so requests. An appellant shall appear at the hearing and may present evidence on his or her behalf. An environmental protection official or any municipal official, other than the hearing officer, may present evidence on behalf of the Town. If an appellant fails to appear, the hearing officer may enter an assessment and order by default.
C. 
The hearing officer shall render a written decision within 10 business days of the completion of the hearing and file such decision with the office of the First Selectman within five business days thereafter. The decision of the hearing officer shall be final and shall be served upon the appellant, either personally or by certified mail, postage prepaid, within seven days of the date when such decision is entered.
A. 
If it is determined by the hearing officer that an appellant is not in violation of the provisions of this article, the matter shall be dismissed as to that appellant and the hearing officer shall enter such determination, in writing, and the record of the citation shall indicate such dismissal within 10 business days of the filing of the decision with the Town Clerk.
B. 
If it is determined that one or more appellants are in violation of any of the provisions of this article and the issuance of the citation is proper, the hearing officer shall order each such appellant to pay the applicable fine and, if appropriate, shall forthwith order each such appellant to abate the described condition within 30 days from the date of such order. The hearing officer shall enter such determination in writing and shall file such order with the Town Clerk. In the event that the abatement is not completed within 30 days of the date of such order, the hearing officer, upon certification from the environmental protection official that the abatement has not been completed, shall forthwith enter and assess against each such appellant a fine not to exceed $100 for each offense. If such assessment is not paid on the date of its entry, the hearing officer shall send by certified mail, return receipt requested, a notice of the assessment to the person or persons found liable and, not less than 30 days nor more than 12 months after such mailing, file a certified copy of the notice of assessment with the Town Clerk.
The First Selectman of Burlington may take whatever means necessary to enforce the orders of the hearing officer.
Any funds collected pursuant to this article shall be placed in the special fund established to pay for litter enforcement or other environmental protection costs.
[Adopted 6-5-2018]
This article is adopted by the Town of Burlington as part of a long-term plan for safe and sanitary disposal of solid waste and recyclables, and to establish measures to assure compliance of persons within the Town boundaries and of collectors with the requirements of state statute for separation, collection, processing and marketing of solid waste and recyclables.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOARD OF SELECTMEN or BOARD
The duly elected Board of Selectmen of the Town of Burlington.
COLLECTOR
Any person or entity who or which holds himself or itself out for hire to collect, haul, transport, or dispose of solid waste or recyclable solid waste from residential, business, commercial, or other establishments.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Includes hotels, motels, inns, restaurants, retail businesses, food markets, commercial offices, residential rental complexes having more than four units and schools, both public and private.
COMMISSIONER
The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection of the State of Connecticut or his authorized agent.
DROP-OFF CENTER
A place or area designated by the Board of Selectmen.
GENERAL STATUTES
The General Statutes of Connecticut as amended.
GENERATOR
Any person or commercial business who or which buys, uses, or disposes of any of the mandatory recyclables as designated in §§ 296-15B and 296-16A of this article.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
That portion of solid waste as defined in the service agreement for the operation of the Bristol trash-to-energy plant.
INTERMEDIATE PROCESSING CENTER (IPC)
A facility where glass, metals, paper products, batteries, household hazardous waste, fertilizers, and other items are sorted and processed from the waste stream for recycling or reuse. See "processing center."
PERSON
An individual person, corporation, trust, estate, partnership, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or any other legal entity.
PROCESSING CENTER
The Regional Intermediate Processing Center (IPC) for the disposition of recyclables, as designated by the Board of Selectmen.
RECYCLABLES
The type of household waste normally generated, collected or disposed of in the Town, which is or has been designated by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection to be recycled, including but not limited to cardboard, glass and food beverage containers, metal food and beverage containers, newspapers, office paper, scrap metal, white (office) paper, plastics, waste oil, electronic devices, leaves and storage batteries and any other items as may be designated by the Commissioner, excepting unacceptable waste and hazardous waste. The Town shall maintain a detailed list of recyclables which may be modified from time to time on its website.
RECYCLE
To separate or divert an item or items from the solid waste stream for the purposes of processing it or causing it to be processed into a material product, including the production of compost, in order to provide for disposition of the item or items in a manner, other than incineration or land filling, which will best protect the environment, and is available to the Town.
RESIDENTIAL
Property with a dwelling unit(s), owned or rented, containing not more than four rental dwelling units, but shall not include hospitals, institutions, motels, hotels, or inns, or any attached retail or commercial facility.
RESIDUE
Solid waste remaining after any recycling facility holding a permit has processed the waste, but excluding wastes which are toxic or hazardous.
SCAVENGING
The collection of solid waste or recyclables that have been placed at the curb for collection by persons who are not authorized solid waste/recyclables collectors.
SCRAP METAL
Used or discarded items which consist predominately of ferrous metals, aluminum, brass, copper, lead, chromium, tin, nickel or alloys thereof, including but not limited to "white goods" as defined in this section.
SOLID WASTE
All discarded materials or substances, including but not limited to garbage, refuse, sludges from air or water pollution control facilities or water supply treatment facilities, rubbish, ashes, contained gaseous materials, incinerator residue, demolition and construction debris, offal and other discarded materials and substances resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations and from community activities, but not including sewage and other highly diluted water-carried materials or substances and those in gaseous form or solid or dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or industrial discharges, or source, special nuclear or by-product materials within the meaning of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.
STATE
The State of Connecticut.
STORAGE BATTERY
Lead acid batteries or other batteries used in devices such as automobiles, airplanes, boats, recreational vehicles, tractors and computer systems.
TOWN
The Town of Burlington, and includes authorized officers, boards, commissions, committees, and agencies of the Town.
UNACCEPTABLE WASTE
That portion of solid waste as defined in the service agreement for the operation of the Bristol trash-to-energy plant.
WASTE OIL
Crankcase oil that has been utilized in internal combustion engines.
WHITE GOODS
Refrigerators and freezers with doors removed, water heaters, washers, dryers, and stoves, as well as small and large household appliances.
The Board of Selectmen is authorized to adopt reasonable rules and regulations to put this article into effect. The Board of Selectmen is authorized to modify the rules and regulations to maintain the orderly functioning of this article. Such rules and regulations shall be in writing and shall be effective upon publication.
A. 
The Town will supply a single set of solid waste and recyclables collection containers to each residence in the Town. The containers shall remain the property of the Town.
B. 
Upon receipt of a set, the occupant of the dwelling unit shall immediately label the containers with the address of the dwelling unit where the containers shall be used. All containers shall be so labeled the first time they are set out for collection.
C. 
All containers shall be the property of the Town. Upon moving or vacating the dwelling until, the occupant shall leave the containers with and for the use of the new occupants of the dwelling unit. When a container is lost or damaged, the occupant of a dwelling unit shall replace the container with a like type of container which shall be purchased from the Town or suppliers designated by the Town and shall become the property of the Town.
D. 
Collectors of residential recyclables and solid waste shall handle containers in a manner which shall minimize any damage to them and assure that the containers are available for reuse by the occupants of the dwelling unit to which they are assigned. Any containers rendered unusable by the collector shall be replaced by the collector.
A. 
Any person who generates solid waste from residential property shall separate from the such solid waste items designated for recycling by the Commissioner.
B. 
Notwithstanding the definition of "solid waste" in § 296-12 above, the following items shall be separated from solid waste generated from residential property and recycled:
(1) 
Cardboard.
(2) 
Glass food and beverage containers.
(3) 
Leaves.
(4) 
Metal food and beverage containers.
(5) 
Newspaper.
(6) 
Storage batteries.
(7) 
Waste oil.
(8) 
Scrap metal (white goods).
(9) 
White (office) paper.
(10) 
Plastics.
(11) 
Electronic devices.
C. 
All residential recyclables and solid waste shall be separated by the generator and placed in containers or packaged for collection at the curb or designated location for disposal or pickup in a manner required by this article and other ordinances and rules and regulations of the Town pertaining to waste.
D. 
All recyclables and solid waste shall be prepared and disposed of by the occupants of the dwelling unit in a safe and sanitary manner.
A. 
Any person who generates solid waste from other than a residential property shall separate from other solid waste those items designated for recycling by the Commissioner.
B. 
Any person who generates recyclables or solid waste from commercial, industrial, business or nonresidential property, as herein defined, shall dispose of such items in a safe and sanitary manner in designated receptacles for such products.
C. 
Owners of commercial, industrial, business, or nonresidential property, as herein defined, where recyclables and solid waste are generated shall provide sufficient and adequate areas and/or receptacles on the premises for the separation and storage of recyclables and solid waste. All receptacles shall be clearly labeled as to type of products to be deposited in the receptacle and the address of the property.
D. 
Recyclables and solid waste shall be segregated and packaged as required by the collector so as to be accepted for processing at any site or recycling solid waste facility designated by the Board of Selectmen or, in the absence of such designation, at a site determined by the collector.
E. 
Owners of commercial, industrial, business or nonresidential property shall make sure that all receptacles are maintained in a safe and sanitary manner.
Every collector and person disposing of recyclables and solid waste generated within the Town shall dispose of recyclables and solid waste as follows:
A. 
The Board of Selectmen shall from time to time designate and publish which items of solid waste and recyclables shall be disposed of curbside in the designated collection containers and which items shall be disposed of at other sites and the location of other sites.
(1) 
All designated solid waste and recyclables collected from residential property shall be taken directly to the designated disposal sites.
(2) 
The collector shall keep and maintain records of the quantity and type of recyclables and solid waste delivered to each disposal site, the location and date of delivery of such items to the site.
(3) 
No solid waste or recyclables from any other town shall be disposed of at any Town disposal site, unless express, advance written permission is first obtained from the First Selectman. The collector shall comply with all requirements pertaining to such alternate disposal.
(4) 
All other solid waste generated within the Town and collected from any other source shall be separated by the collector into recyclable and other solid waste. The recyclable solid waste shall be further segregated and packaged to be disposable at the center or at such other designated disposal sites for the particular type and category of recyclables, as designated and published by the Board of Selectmen.
B. 
Any collector who is requested or contracted to transport residue remaining after the center or other recyclables disposal area has processed any portion of the Town's recyclables shall transport such residue to the solid waste disposal facility designated by the Board of Selectman. The collector shall comply with all reporting and record keeping requirements of the center and of any other recyclables and solid waste disposal facility designated by the Town.
C. 
After a disposal site for the Town's solid waste and recyclable solid waste has been designated, and after the Town has been notified in accordance with its contracts that the site is available to use, the Board of Selectmen shall give notice of the requirements for the solid waste disposal. After the notice is published, all persons collecting, transporting or disposing of recyclables in the Town shall comply with the requirements of that notice not later than the date specified for compliance in the notice.
D. 
Notice that a designated disposal site for solid waste or recyclables is available for either partial or full use shall be published in the same manner as is required for hearings before ordinances are adopted by the Town. In addition, individual notice of those requirements shall be mailed to every person who is registered in the Town as a collector. The notice shall specify the date after which all collectors disposing of solid waste and recyclables in the Town must use that disposal site and shall generally state any other necessary requirements for that disposal, such as limitations on that amount of solid waste and recyclables which may or must be delivered, or the dates or times at which delivery must be made.
E. 
In addition to designating a disposal site for solid waste and recyclables, the Town may from time to time designate or identify additional sites for disposal of unacceptable waste, hazardous waste, or recyclables in excess of the amount to be disposed of at the primary designated site. Those sites may include transfer stations or drop-off sites for the convenience of residents, landfills, or any other type of facility deemed appropriate by the Town. If any person will be required to use a particular site, that site shall be designated in the manner provided in C.G.S. § 22a-220a.
F. 
All recyclables and solid waste shall be secured in transit in such a manner as to prevent the waste from being scattered on roads and highways.
G. 
No hazardous materials and/or hazardous waste shall be deposited at any facility in the Town.
A. 
All recyclables and solid waste are subject to inspection at curbside or designated pickup locations by the collector and/or the Town to determine proper separation and segregation of recyclables and solid waste as set forth in this article or as defined in the collection regulations as established by the Town or as defined by the Commissioner.
B. 
The collector shall notify the First Selectman of any violation of this article within 24 hours of its discovery. Notification shall be in a manner and fashion prescribed by the First Selectman.
C. 
The First Selectman, upon receipt of notice of a violation from a collector, shall give written notice to the generator of the recyclables or solid waste that a violation has occurred. Upon receipt of a second notice of violation from to the same generator, the First Selectman shall issue a second notice of violation which shall advise the generator that subsequent violations shall be cause for penalties in accordance with this article, and that future recyclables or solid waste from said dwelling unit may not be collected at the sole option of the Town.
D. 
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be guilty of a violation, as defined in C.G.S. § 53a-27(a), and shall be subject to a maximum fine of $100 for each violation.
A. 
It shall be a violation of this article for any person, other than the generator of recyclables or solid waste or a registered collector, to scavenge recyclables or solid waste for any purpose. Scavenging shall include collecting, recovering, hauling, storing or disposing of recyclables or solid waste other than as authorized by this article.
B. 
Each occurrence of scavenging in violation of this article shall constitute a separate offense.
A. 
Any person who intends to operate as a collector in Town shall register in advance in the manner prescribed by this article. Any person who operates as a collector without proper registration within the Town 30 days after the effective date of this article or thereafter will be subject to the penalties provided in this article.
B. 
All vehicles registered to collect and transport solid waste or recyclables shall be maintained free of obnoxious odors and accumulated refuse.
C. 
Any such vehicle shall be of closed construction.
D. 
The two front doors of any vehicle used by a collector to haul solid waste or recyclables generated within the Town shall be clearly marked with the business name and address of such collector.
E. 
The Board of Selectmen shall, by mail, give notice of this article and any regulations promulgated hereunder for the collection, hauling, processing and marketing of items required to be collected to all collectors registered in the Town. After receipt of such notice, any collector who has reason to believe that a person from whom he has collected solid waste has combined recyclable items with other solid waste shall promptly notify the First Selectman of the alleged incident. Upon request by the First Selectman, a collector shall provide a warning notice, by tag or other means, to any person suspected by the First Selectman of violating the separation requirements of this article. Each collector shall also notify the First Selectman of any person depositing for collection quantities of items required to be recycled mixed with solid waste for delivery to the Bristol Resources Recovery Facility.
F. 
As required by C.G.S. § 22a-220c, the owner or operator of each resources recovery facility or solid waste facility who has reason to believe, upon visual inspection, that a load of solid waste which is delivered to the facility contains quantities of any items required to be recycled is required to provide prompt notification of such belief to the driver of the vehicle delivering the load and to the administrator of the recycling program if the load originated within the Town. Under said statute, the owner or operator of each resources recovery facility or solid waste facility is also required to conduct unannounced inspections of loads delivered to resources recovery facilities or solid waste facilities.
G. 
Any collector who dumps more than one cubic foot in volume of solid waste at one time in an area within the Town not designated for the disposal of such solid waste or who knowingly mixes recyclables with other solid waste shall for a first violation be liable for a civil penalty of up to $2,500 and for each subsequent violation shall be liable for a civil penalty of up to $10,000. The Town or the Attorney General at the request of the Commissioner may bring an action under C.G.S. § 22a-220a, which action shall have precedence in the order of trial as provided in C.G.S. § 52-191.
H. 
Any collector who knowingly deposits recyclables or solid waste which are not generated within the Town of Burlington in a Town-designated disposal facility shall for the first violation be liable for a civil penalty of up to $1,000. A subsequent violation will automatically cancel his operating permit with the Town and may result in a civil penalty of up to $5,000. Refer to § 296-23 of this article and Public Act 249 of the Connecticut General Statutes.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Public Act 90-249, C.G.S. § 22a-220a.
A. 
All persons intending to act as collectors shall apply in writing for registration and issuance of a permit before July 1 of each year with the Board of Selectman on forms provided. The applicant must furnish all information requested, including but not limited to:
(1) 
The name of the business and whether a corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship;
(2) 
The names of all stockholders (if corporation not public held), directors, partners, officers or proprietors of the business;
(3) 
A listing and description of the vehicles to be used for hauling solid waste or recyclables;
(4) 
The names and addresses of all customers presently served, if any, within the Town;
(5) 
The names of all other Connecticut communities served by the applicant;
(6) 
Evidence of liability insurance in an amount of at least $1,000,000 or such other amounts as the Board of Selectman shall determine; and
(7) 
Whether the applicant plans to collect recyclables or solid waste generated from residential property or from commercial, business, municipal and other sources within the Town, listing each.
B. 
A registered collector shall update the information required by Subsection A at least once each year at the time of registration renewal.
C. 
If new equipment is introduced between registration periods, a listing and description of the vehicle must be immediately given to the Board of Selectman.
D. 
If any existing equipment is altered or modified in any way as described in Subsection C above, similar notification is required.
E. 
Once approved, the registration and permit shall be effective until the following June 30 and, unless properly renewed, shall then lapse.
F. 
The initial registration fee shall be $100 and each annual renewal shall be $100. Registration fees shall not be prorated.
A. 
Every collector shall obtain and utilize reporting forms provided by the First Selectman.
B. 
Every collector shall keep and maintain complete and accurate records of the disposal of recyclables and solid waste.
C. 
All information requested shall be submitted quarterly to the Board of Selectmen, including but not limited to the following:
(1) 
The total tonnage of recyclables and solid waste, derived from each municipality, recorded by truckload;
(2) 
The disposal facility to which the waste is taken and the total tonnage disposed of at such facility or facilities; and
(3) 
The amount of solid waste derived from a recycling facility which has processed the Town's recyclables transported from that facility to the Bristol trash-to-energy facility.
A. 
The Board of Selectmen is authorized to adopt reasonable rules and regulations to put this article into effect. Such regulations shall be in writing and shall be effective upon publication in a newspaper having general circulation in the Town.
B. 
The First Selectman shall mail written notice of the approval or denial of an application for registration as a collector to the applicant within 60 days after the submission of the completed application. Registration is effective only upon approval and issuance of the notice of approval and permit.
C. 
The First Selectman may refuse to grant registration to any applicant, or may suspend the registration and/or permit of any registered collector, if that person has violated or does violate any provision of state law pertaining to solid waste or recyclables, violates any provision of this article, is not insured in accordance with this article, uses equipment not in compliance with the regulations of this article, or is otherwise deemed unsuitable as a collector. A suspension of registration and/or permit may not exceed a period of 180 days for any one violation, provided that repeated or willful violation of this article may result in permanent revocation of registration and/or permit without right to reapply.
D. 
No denial, suspension or revocation notice will be effective until the person adversely affected has been notified in writing of that decision and the reasons for it and has been afforded a reasonable opportunity to respond in writing and to appear at an informal hearing before the First Selectman.
E. 
Any person aggrieved by an initial denial, a suspension or revocation of registration and/or permit may appeal that decision to the Board of Selectmen by filing a notice of appeal with the Town Clerk within 15 days after either notice of the initial decision is mailed to that person or the informal hearing provided under Subsection D of this section is held and the decision affirmed by the First Selectman or designee. The Town Clerk shall immediately notify the Board of Selectmen of any appeal.
F. 
A hearing shall be scheduled before the Board of Selectmen for a date not more than 30 days after the notice of appeal is filed. The hearing may be postponed or continued to a later date not more than one time, and the later date must be no more than two weeks after the original date. Written notice of the hearing shall be given by the Town Clerk to the person taking the appeal and to any person who requests notice of the hearing. The hearing may be held at a regular or special meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
G. 
At the hearing, the person aggrieved shall be permitted to present evidence and cross-examine witnesses. No formal rules of evidence shall apply, but the Board of Selectmen may exclude irrelevant or duplicative evidence. The Board of Selectmen shall make its decision with 45 of the date the notice of appeal is filed. That period may, but need not be, extended by any period of postponement which is requested for the convenience of the person bringing the appeal. The decision may affirm the decision denying, suspending or revoking the registration and/or permit; reverse the decision and order the registration granted or reinstated; or order the registration granted or reinstated with modifications or conditions. The decision of the Board of Selectmen shall be final.
Beginning 30 days after the effective date of this article, all persons not properly registered as collectors and all collectors whose registrations have been suspended or revoked are prohibited from engaging in collecting, hauling, transporting or disposing of recyclables or solid waste generated within the Town.