Village of Monticello, WI
Green County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
(a) 
Title. This chapter shall be known as the Solid Waste Management Ordinance of the Village of Monticello, hereinafter referred to as this "Ordinance" or "Chapter."
(b) 
Declaration of policy. It is hereby declared to be the purpose and intent of this chapter to comply with State and County recycling mandates and enhance and improve the environment and promote the health, safety and welfare of the Village by establishing minimum standards for the storage, collection, transport, processing, separation, recovery and disposal of solid waste. The weekly collection of solid waste shall be under the direction of the Superintendent of Streets.
Four garbage districts, all of which are subject to the provisions of this chapter, are hereby established as follows:
(a) 
Residential.
(b) 
Commercial.
(c) 
Industrial.
(d) 
Public authority.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given herein unless different meanings are clearly indicated by the context.
AGRICULTURAL ESTABLISHMENT
An establishment engaged in the rearing and slaughtering of animals and the processing of animal products or orchard and field crops.
BULKY WASTE
Items whose large size precludes or complicates their handling by normal collection, processing or disposal methods.
COMMERCIAL UNIT
Commercial units shall be all property other than residential units and shall include boarding houses, motels and resorts.
CURB
The back edge or curb and gutter along a paved street or where one would be if the street was paved and had curb and gutter.
DEMOLITION WASTES
That portion of solid wastes consisting of wastes from the repair, remodeling or reconstruction of buildings, such as siding, lumber, roofing and sheathing scraps, rubble, broken concrete, asphalt and plaster, conduit, pipe, wire, insulation and any other materials resulting from the demolition of buildings and improvements.
DISPOSAL
The orderly process of discarding useless or unwanted material.
DNR
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
DUMP
A land site where solid waste is disposed of in a manner that does not protect the environment.
DWELLING UNIT
A place of habitation occupied by a normal single family unit or a combination of persons who may be considered as equivalent to a single family unit for the purposes of this chapter.
E-WASTE
Any electronic computing or processing equipment including, but not limited to, computers such as laptops, desktops, netbooks and tablets, printers such as those that fax, scan and/or copy, computer monitors such as CRT's and flat panel monitors, fax machines, computer mice and keyboards and computer accessories such as hard drives, flash drives, memory sticks, speakers, modems, CD and DVD players, video gaming devices and similar electronic items.
GARBAGE
All items which are not recyclable, not burnable, or of a compost nature, and all kinds of organic kitchen waste resulting from the preparation or consumption of food and all decayed or spoiled food products from any source whatsoever, but shall not include bodily waste, with the exception of disposable diapers.
GARBAGE BAG
Specifically designed for the purpose of garbage collection, approved by the Village Board. Not larger than 30 gallon and of any color.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Those wastes such as toxic, radioactive or pathogenic substances which require special handling to avoid illness or injury to persons or damage to property and the environment.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Waste material, except garbage, rubbish and refuse, directly or indirectly resulting from an industrial processing or manufacturing operation.
LITTER
Solid waste scattered about in a careless manner, usually rubbish.
NON-RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE
Solid waste from agricultural, commercial, industrial or institutional activities or a building or group of buildings consisting of four or more dwelling units.
PERSON
Individuals, firms, corporations and associations including the plural as well as the singular.
PRIVATE COLLECTION SERVICES
Collection services provided by a person licensed to do same by the DNR.
RECYCLABLES
Waste material that can be remanufactured into usable products and shall include, by way of enumeration but not by way of limitation, glass, plastics, newspapers, cardboard, and metals (aluminum, steel, tin, brass, etc.).
REFUSE
Includes all waste material, including garbage, rubbish and industrial waste and shall, by way of enumeration but not by way of limitation, include grass, leaves, sticks, tree branches and logs, stumps, stone, cement, boards, furniture or household appliances, garden debris.
RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE
All solid waste that normally originates in a residential environment from residential dwelling units.
RESIDENTIAL UNIT
Residential unit shall mean an individual household capable of independent habitation by a family unit. A single family dwelling shall be considered to be one residential unit; multi-family dwelling shall be considered to be multiple residential units, the number of residential units to equal the number of family units to be housed therein. Residential units shall not include boarding houses, motels or resorts.
SCAVENGING
The uncontrolled removal of materials at any point in solid waste management.
SOLID WASTE
Garbage, rubbish and other useless, unwanted or discarded material from agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial or institutional activities. Solid waste does not include solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage.
STANDARD GARBAGE/TRASH CONTAINER
A galvanized metal or heavy plastic canister with a tightly fitting cover which is animal/rodent proof.
STORAGE
The interim containment of solid waste in an approved manner after generation and prior to collection and ultimate disposal.
STORAGE AREAS
Areas where persons place containers during non-collection days as well as areas where containers are set out on collection day.
TRASH
Waste products such as wire or metal of any kind, magazines, plastics, china, crockery, ashes or other non-garbage waste material which results from the normal operation of a household, but not including bodily waste. Large cartons or crates shall constitute "trash" if such cartons or crates are broken down to a size suitable for handling by the garbage collector and are compacted into a specified plastic bag or dumpster. Brush and branch clippings or cuttings and tree limbs shall not constitute "trash" for the purpose of collection.
Storage areas shall be kept in a nuisance and odor-free condition. Litter shall not be allowed to accumulate. Collection crews will not be responsible for cleaning up loose materials from any containers which have become ruptured or broken due to wet conditions, animals, vandalism or other cause. The occupant and/or owner shall be responsible for cleaning up this litter. Litter not collected shall not be allowed to accumulate. Violation will result in the occupant and/or owner being notified to clean up his area with continued violation resulting in the owner being prosecuted under the provisions of this and other Village Ordinances.
(a) 
Storage of garbage. Every household or occupant of any dwelling or place of business within the Village of Monticello shall provide one or more standard garbage/trash containers of sufficient capacity to contain all garbage/trash that may accumulate between collections and which shall be secure from animals and/or rodents.
(b) 
Containers required. Every household or occupant of any dwelling or place of business within the Village shall purchase garbage stickers or small red bags from the Village Clerk-Treasurer for the purpose of garbage collection. No garbage bags will be picked up unless there is a sticker attached or it is in a small red bag. Any entity in any district not able to comply with this regulation shall be required to use dumpsters. If dumpster capacity has been exceeded by the placing of garbage/trash outside of the dumpster, there will be a $25 loading fee for each occurrence.
(c) 
Private collectors. No person shall engage in the collection or removal of garbage or refuse within the Village limits of the Village of Monticello unless he is employed by the Village Board or unless he has received authorization to do so from the Village Board.
(d) 
Illegal containers. Containers not approved consist of metal, pasteboard or plastic barrels or drums, wooden or cardboard barrels, wheelbarrows and other such containers not approved by this chapter. These containers will not be emptied regardless of contents or weight.
(a) 
Placement for collection.
(1) 
Residential solid waste shall be accessible to collection crews. Excluding all recyclable materials, residential solid waste in approved containers shall be placed immediately behind the curb of the public street for collection or containers shall be placed immediately adjacent to the alley if premises abut on an alley. Yard and bulky wastes from residential units shall likewise be placed in neat, orderly fashion behind the curb. During winter months, solid waste shall not be placed on top of the snow bank, nor shall it be placed in the roadway. The owner shall either shovel out an area behind the curb in which to place his wastes or he shall place it in his driveway. Collection crews will not collect residential solid waste unless it is placed at the curb of a public street. Residential units shall bring their solid waste to the terrace adjacent to the street curb for collection.
(2) 
No garbage containers or other containers for refuse other than those of the Village shall be placed, kept, stored or located within the right-of-way of a street or alley; provided, however, that the Village Board may authorize the location of such containers within the public right-of-way at specified places and times when such location is necessary for the expeditious collection and disposition of refuse.
(b) 
Collection of garbage and trash. All garbage/trash, excluding recyclable materials, shall be collected by the Village collector and conveyed to the Green County Landfill. Collection by the Village shall be on days specified with District (a) being weekly and Districts (b), (c) and (d) being weekly, semi-weekly or daily as needed.
(c) 
Charges. The expense, removal and disposal of the garbage and refuse shall be paid by the persons who require and receive the service provided for by this section or the owner of the premises where service is rendered. Collection of the charges shall be made to the Village Clerk-Treasurer, and the schedule of rates shall be fixed by the Village Board. All charges established by the Board for garbage and refuse collection which become delinquent shall be a direct lien upon the property served in accordance with the Statutes of the State of Wisconsin and may be levied as a special charge against the real estate.
(d) 
Regulations as to times and conditions of collection.
(1) 
The Village Board shall, by regulation, designate days and hours of collection for each garbage district and/or for any specified high-volume sources.
(2) 
The Village Board shall give notice of such regulation by publication of a notice one time in the Post Messenger, which, when published, shall become a part of this chapter. Such days and times may be changed by the Village Board from time to time if it is deemed necessary to the expedient and efficient collection of garbage and trash, and notification of such changes shall be similarly published and become a part of this chapter.
(e) 
Restriction on time of placement.
(1) 
No garbage/trash bags shall be placed at the curb or street edge before 10:00 p.m. on the day before the scheduled collection day, and the same shall be placed at curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. the day of collection.
(2) 
Village employees or employees of licensed collectors will not enter any structures to remove garbage or refuse, except by written agreement with the property owner.
(3) 
If the scheduled collection day falls on a holiday, collection will be on the following scheduled working day.
(4) 
Special collections will be made only if ordered by the Building Inspector or Health Officer and will be billed to the owner.
(a) 
Dead animals. It shall be unlawful to place any dead animal, or parts thereof, in a container for collection provided, however, this section shall not apply to animal parts from food preparation for human consumption.
(b) 
Undrained food wastes. It shall be unlawful to place any garbage or other food wastes in a container for collection unless it is first drained and wrapped.
(c) 
Ashes. It shall be unlawful to place hot ashes for collection.
(d) 
Improper placement. It shall be unlawful to place, or allow to be placed, any solid waste upon the roads, streets, public or private property within the Village contrary to the provisions of this chapter.
(e) 
Compliance with chapter. It shall be unlawful to store, collect, transport, transfer, recover, incinerate or dispose of any solid waste within the boundaries of the Village contrary to the provisions of this chapter.
(f) 
Improper transportation. It shall be unlawful to transport any solid waste in any vehicle which permits the contents to blow, sift, leak or fall therefrom. If spillage does occur; the collection crew shall immediately return spilled materials to the collection vehicle and shall properly clean, or have cleaned, the area. All vehicles used for the collection and transportation of solid waste shall be durable, easily cleanable and leakproof, if necessary, considering the type of waste and its moisture content. Collection vehicles shall be cleaned frequently to prevent nuisances and insect breeding and shall be maintained in good repair.
(g) 
Interference with authorized collector. No person other than an authorized collector shall collect or interfere with any garbage after it shall have been put into a garbage receptacle and deposited in the proper place for the collector, nor shall any authorized person molest, hinder, delay or in any manner interfere with an authorized garbage collector in the discharge of his duties.
(h) 
Scavenging. It shall be unlawful for any person to scavenge any solid waste or refuse placed for collection on the terrace without the permission of the owner.
(i) 
Private dumps. It shall be unlawful for any person to use or operate a private dump.
(j) 
Burning of waste. It shall be unlawful for any person to burn solid waste in any manner, except as provided elsewhere in this Code of Ordinances.
(k) 
Non-collectible materials. It shall be unlawful for any person to place for collection any of the following wastes:
(1) 
Hazardous waste;
(2) 
Toxic waste;
(3) 
Chemicals;
(4) 
Explosives or ammunition;
(5) 
Drain or waste oil or flammable liquids;
(6) 
Large quantities of paint; (Note: Section 8-3-13.)
(7) 
Logs and branches;
(8) 
Earth, sod, rock, concrete;
(9) 
Tires.
(10) 
E-waste (See definitions § 8-3-3) State mandated/Effective 9-1-2010.
(l) 
Hospital wastes. It shall be unlawful for any person to place for collection any pathogenic hospital wastes. Such items as needles and syringes may be disposed of as long as they are contained to eliminate injury to collection crews.
(m) 
Building waste. All waste resulting from remodeling, construction or removal of a building, roadway or sidewalk shall be disposed of by the owner, builder or contractor. Building materials of any kind will not be collected. Building and construction waste shall not be burned at the construction site nor disposed of at the Monticello Recycling Center or elsewhere within the Village.
(n) 
Undrained garbage bags. Undrained garbage/trash bags weighing more than 40 pounds will not be picked up for collection.
(o) 
Defective bags. Garbage/trash bags which have been over-filled, ripped or torn open will not be picked up for collection.
The accumulation or deposit of garbage, trash or putrescible animal or vegetable matter in or upon any lot or land or any public or private place within the Village which causes the air or environment to become noxious or offensive or to be in such a condition as to promote the breeding of flies, mosquitoes or other insects, or to provide a habitat or breeding place for rodents or other animals, or which otherwise becomes injurious to the public health is prohibited and declared to constitute a nuisance.
It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to place, deposit or cause to be deposited, for collection, any waste or refuse not generated within the corporate limits of the Village of Monticello.
The Village Board hereby designates the collection point for used tires and E-Waste as the Green County Landfill. The Village shall not pick up tires or E-Waste for collection.
The Village of Monticello will provide a place for deposit of these items. A compost pile will also be provided for the collection of grass clippings and leaves and other vegetative matter.
(See Title 8, Chapter 8-5 of this Code of Ordinances).
(a) 
Clean-up day will be the 3rd Monday of April and October with pick-up as follows:
Monday
Furniture and miscellaneous junk
Empty burn barrels
Brush and scrap lumber with no tree limbs over six inches in diameter or eight feet in length
Metal and appliances with motors and compressors removed
Other items only on an approved list available at the Clerk's office
(b) 
Only the above items as designated for that date will be picked up. Items must be separated and curbside by 7:00 a.m. Truck will NOT backtrack for a second pickup. No closed bags will be collected and all containers left by the curbside will be collected and discarded.
(c) 
Any debris that can be disposed of at the Village recycling site will not be picked up during clean-up days; i.e., recyclables, rocks, ashes, leaves, garden debris, lawn clippings. No regular refuse or garbage or tires will be picked up during clean-up days.