Town of Georgetown, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Town of Georgetown: Article I, 2-13-1973, effective 2-23-1973. Revisions made at time of publication. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 220.
[Adopted 2-13-1973, effective 2-23-1973]
A. 
Any person desiring such a permit to remove or transport garbage, offal, refuse or other solid waste, including discarded material resulting from commercial, industrial, municipal, domestic or agricultural operations shall file an application on a form furnished by the Board at least 30 days prior to the effective date hereof, together with a plan of operation indicating procedures which will be undertaken to fulfill requirements of these regulations. Each permit shall expire at the end of the calendar year in which they are issued. No permit shall be transferred except with the approval of the Board. The fee shall be as established from time to time by the Board of Health.
B. 
Upon receipt of the completed applications, the Board shall review the same to assure compliance to these and all other applicable regulations, laws and bylaws and shall notify the applicant within 30 days of its action. Each truck covered by a permit may be inspected by the Board. Each vehicle or container shall be covered, leakproof, durable and of easily cleanable construction. Each shall be cleaned frequently if used for garbage or similar putrescible wastes and shall be maintained in good repair.
C. 
Each vehicle used for solid waste shall be loaded and moved in such a manner that the contents will not fall, leak or spill therefrom and shall be covered with a secured canvas or other suitable means to prevent blowing of material. Where spillage does occur, the material shall be picked up immediately by the permittee and returned to the vehicle or container and the area of the street properly cleaned.
D. 
Each permittee shall obey the directions of the custodian of the Town Disposal Area and of the Board of Health and its agent.
E. 
The Board may cancel a permit for violation of these regulations or any order issued thereunder after notice and hearing.
A person may transport garbage, offal or other offensive substances, including solid waste through the streets of Georgetown which were not collected in Georgetown, as provided in MGL C. 111, § 31A, provided that he registers with the Board of Health and provided further that each such vehicle or container shall be covered, leakproof, durable and is maintained in good repair. It shall be loaded and moved in such a manner that the contents will not fall, leak or spill therefrom and shall be covered with a secured canvas or other suitable means to prevent blowing of material. Where spillage does occur, the material shall be picked up immediately by the transporter and returned to the vehicle or container and the area of the street properly cleaned. No such material shall be disposed of at the Georgetown disposal area. The operator of any such vehicle shall identify himself to any police officer and shall identify the city or town in which a permit is held.
A. 
A person may transport garbage, refuse or other solid waste, including discarded material resulting from commercial, industrial, municipal, domestic or agricultural operations from his home or place of business in Georgetown to the town disposal area without a permit, provided that such vehicle or container shall be covered, leakproof so that the contents will not fall, leak or spill therefrom. Where spillage does occur the material shall be picked up immediately by the operator and returned to the vehicle or container and the area of the street properly cleaned.
B. 
No such solid waste shall be transported to the town disposal area at a time when the area is not open or by a person who has not been issued a sticker to use the disposal area. No solid waste shall be transported to the town disposal area which is not permitted for disposal there. Any person transporting solid waste to the town disposal area shall upon request of the custodian, Board of Health, its agent or any police officer identify himself.
C. 
Any person convicted by the District Court may be barred from transporting solid waste to the town disposal area for 12 months from the date of conviction.
Any violation of the provisions of this Article shall be punishable, upon conviction, by a fine as provided in MGL C. 111, § 31. Such fine may be recovered by the agent of the Board of Health or by any police officer on complaint before the District Court.