Town of Georgetown, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Town of Georgetown 4-25-1990, effective 5-15-1990. Revisions made at time of publication of Code. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 220.
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The Board of Health, Town of Georgetown, Massachusetts, in accordance with and under the authority granted by MGL C. 111, § 31, hereby adopts the following rules and regulations.
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All other regulations of the Board of Health inconsistent with these regulations are repealed as of May 15, 1990.
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Each dumpster must be located at a distance from the lot line so as not to interfere with the safety, convenience or health of abutters or residents. Dumpster location must be approved by the Board of Health.
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When deemed necessary by the Board of Health, it may be required that a dumpster site be enclosed or screened by the property owner or authorized agent.
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Each dumpster must be situated so as not to obstruct the view of flowing traffic.
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Dumpsters are not to be filled between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. for residential property nor after the close of the business day for commercial property, at which time the lids are to be locked.
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The emptying of the dumpster contents by the contractor shall not commence before 7:00 a.m. nor continue after 11:00 p.m.
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Each dumpster must be of sufficient size and capacity to eliminate overflowing; the property owner or authorized agent of the premises utilizing the dumpster must take appropriate action immediately to empty contents when full.
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It shall be the responsibility of the property owner or agent being serviced to maintain the dumpster area free of odors, scattered debris, overflowing trash and all other nuisances. Lids of dumpsters must be closed at all times.
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The dumpster contractor shall have the dumpster deodorized or, if necessary, washed and sanitized as directed by the Board of Health.
The property owner or authorized agent responsible for maintaining the dumpster is required to obtain a permit from the Board of Health for each dumpster. All permits shall expire at the end of the calendar year in which they are issued, but may be renewed annually on application as herein provided. There shall be a fee as established from time to time by the Board of Health for each annual dumpster permit.
Temporary dumpster permits will be issued to a property owner or authorized agent for a period of time not to exceed 45 days in connection with construction, demolition, fairs, carnivals or other similar temporary needs. Said permit may be renewed for an additional 30 days upon application. The property owner or authorized agent shall comply with all the provisions of these regulations which are applicable to the operation of the dumpster. The fee for a temporary dumpster permit shall be $5 per dumpster.
These regulations shall apply to all dumpsters in the Town of Georgetown, whether for residential, commercial or industrial use.
Failure to comply with these regulations may result in a fine as provided in MGL C. 111, § 31, as well as suspension or revocation of permits as deemed necessary by the Board of Health.
So far as this Board of Health may provide, each section of these rules and regulations shall be construed as separate to the end that if any section, item, sentence, clause or phrase shall be held invalid for any reason, the remainder of these rules and regulations shall continue in full force and effect.