[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Huntington 5-6-2003 by L.L. No. 17-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CLOTHES DROP-OFF BIN (BIN)
- A closed metal container having an opening through which new or used clothing can be deposited and stored until pick-up by the authorized registrant.
- The person having legal title to property and also the person shown as the owner of the property on the current assessment rolls of the Town.
- An individual, partnership, association, firm, company, corporation or organization of any kind.
- Any person, business entity or corporation that registers a clothes drop-off bin pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
Placement, emptying and removal. It shall be unlawful for any person, business entity or corporation except the Town of Huntington or other municipal agency to maintain, place, empty or remove or cause to be maintained, placed, emptied or removed a clothes drop-off bin without having first obtained a permit issued by the Town Clerk.
Permit required. A clothes drop-off bin permit shall be affixed to every bin used by the permit holder for the collection and storage of new or used clothing. A permit issued to a registrant shall be affixed to the bin prior to placement. The permit shall be placed on the same side of the bin as the chute used for the deposit of the clothing. Next to the permit there shall be placed in clear lettering the name and telephone number of the registrant. Upon the sale or transfer of a bin, a new permit issued to the new owner shall be affixed to the bin prior to placing it in service.
A permit issued under this chapter shall be valid from July 1 to June 30 of the following year and renewable for one-year periods thereafter.
The applicant shall complete a registration application in such form as to be acceptable to the Town Clerk. Such application shall include but not be limited to the name, address and telephone number of the person, business entity, corporation or organization applying for the permit; the proposed location/address where the bin is to be placed; the name and telephone number of the owner of the location at which the bin is to be placed; the name and telephone number of the individual who will be placing the bin; information as to the manner and schedule for which the bin is to be emptied or removed and the destination of the clothing to be removed from the bin.
Fees. An application processing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) shall be charged in advance for each one-year period the bin shall be in place.
Each approved application shall be given a permit number issued by the Town Clerk that shall be affixed to the bin as required by this chapter.
[Amended 11-6-2019 by L.L. No. 56-2019]
In addition to any penalty that may be imposed for an offense against the Penal Law, any person found guilty of an offense for violating the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) for the first such offense.
For each subsequent offense, a violator of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than fifty dollars ($50) per month thereafter. Each month such violation is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.
Any person found by the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication to have violated this chapter shall likewise be subject to a monetary penalty in an amount within the range of fines authorized in subdivisions A and B for a first offense, subsequent offenses and continuing offenses, respectively.
The Town may also bring an action or proceeding in a court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin the violation and to recover the costs incurred by the Town for removing and/or storing the bin or otherwise remedying conditions brought about by the violation of this chapter.