Town of West Hartford, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of West Hartford 9-28-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 64.
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 101.
Littering — See Ch. 115.
Rubbish in parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 128.
[Amended 1-27-1981; 12-16-1986; 12-18-1990]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COLLECTOR
Any person who holds himself or herself out for hire to collect solid waste from residential, business, commercial or other establishments.
COMMERCIAL PREMISES
Premises used for wholesale or retail trade, schools, hotels, motels, nonprofit organizations and fraternal organizations.
CONDOMINIUM PREMISES
Real property and any incidents thereto and interest therein defined as a "Condominium" in C.G.S. § 47-68a or defined as a "Common Interest Community" in C.G.S. § 47-202.
[Amended 5-10-2005]
DEPARTMENT
The Department of Public Works of the Town of West Hartford acting through its Director or its designee.
[Amended 5-10-2005]
INDUSTRIAL PREMISES
A premises used for the manufacture or assembly of a product.
INTERMEDIATE PROCESSING CENTER
As defined in Section 22a-241b-1 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Any items designated by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the C.G.S. § 22a-241.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
Real estate containing one or more dwelling units but shall not include hospitals, motels or hotels.
[Added 1-27-1981; amended 12-18-1990]
A. 
Any person collecting, hauling or transporting garbage, refuse, rubbish or recyclable materials, as defined in §§ 94-1 and 115-1 of the Town Code, within the Town of West Hartford shall register with the Town and license each vehicle used for such purpose.
B. 
These licenses and registrations shall be valid for one calendar year and shall expire on the last day of February in each year; however, the Department may issue a temporary license, which shall be valid for one week only from the date of issue.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 7-13 of the 1972 Code, entitled "Receptacles required," which immediately followed this section, was repealed 1-27-1981.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 7-12 of the 1972 Code, entitled "License to engage in business: required, compliance with rules and regulations," which immediately preceded this section, was repealed 1-27-1981.
The Department shall issue regulations concerning the collection of bulk refuse not placed in approved containers.
No hazardous refuse will be collected by or disposed of by the Department. It shall be the responsibility of the generator of such waste to provide for the disposal of same in accordance with applicable state regulations.
[Amended 1-27-1981; 12-18-1990; 9-13-2016]
Residential property with fewer than four dwelling units and condominiums shall be provided once-a-week collection on a schedule to be determined by the Department. The Director of Public Works may determine the means and methods by which collection will be provided to condominiums by the Town and may revise the same from time to time. [1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 7-17 of the 1972 Code, entitled "Commercial and industrial collection," amended 6-26-1979 as "Private schools, churches and synagogues," and which immediately followed this section, and former Sec. 7-18 of the 1972 Code, entitled "Fees and charges," as amended, were repealed 1-27-1981.
[Added 1-27-1981]
The Council, by resolution, may establish fees for:
A. 
Tipping or disposing at or using any Town disposal facility or transfer station.
B. 
Licenses to haul refuse.
[Amended 11-13-1979; 1-27-1981; 12-16-1986; 5-10-2005]
The Director of the Department of Public Works shall have the authority to establish rules and regulations concerning the separation, collection, removal, storage, hauling, licensing and disposition of refuse, garbage, trash, commercial and industrial waste and all salvageable material.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 7-20 of the 1972 Code (originally adopted by the Town as Sec. 7-22), entitled "Collection of fees, charges," which immediately followed this section, was repealed 6-26-1979.
[Amended 6-28-1994; 5-10-2005]
No salvage operations by private operators will be permitted from refuse material placed at the curb for collection by the Department of Public Works.
[Amended 1-27-1981; 12-16-1986; 5-10-2005]
It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Works or designee to enforce the provisions of this chapter and any rules or regulations promulgated under this chapter in conjunction with any other appropriate department heads.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 94-10, Disposal area designated, added 6-11-1985, was repealed 10-9-2012, effective 11-19-2012.
[Added 10-27-1987]
No refuse shall be collected from any premises in the Town of West Hartford from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
[Added 12-18-1990]
Effective on and after January 1, 1991:
A. 
All properties, other than residential property as defined in § 94-1 of this chapter, shall provide for the separation of designated recyclable materials from solid waste pursuant to C.G.S. § 22a-241.
[Amended 5-10-2005]
B. 
Any owner or tenant of a property, other than residential property as defined in § 94-1 of this chapter, who violates any provisions of this chapter shall be subject to civil penalties as follows:
(1) 
A written warning on the first violation.
(2) 
A civil penalty of no less than $100 for the second violation within a twelve-month period.
(3) 
A civil penalty of no less than $200 for the third violation within a twelve-month period.
(4) 
A civil penalty of no less than $500 for the fourth violation within a twelve-month period.
[Added 12-18-1990]
A. 
In conformance with C.G.S. § 22a-241b and regulations to be promulgated by the Director of Public Works, each person who generates solid waste from a residential property shall separate recyclable materials from solid waste.
[Amended 5-10-2005]
B. 
Recyclable materials from residential properties with fewer than four dwelling units shall become the property of the Town of West Hartford when placed at the curb for collection. It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person not authorized by the Town of West Hartford to collect or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any recyclable material placed at the curb from residential properties with fewer than four dwelling units.
C. 
Any resident may donate or sell recyclable materials to any person, partnership, club, association or corporation, whether operating for profit or nonprofit, but such recyclable materials shall not be collected at the curb.
D. 
Any person who violates any provisions of this section of this chapter or regulations promulgated shall be subject to refusal of refuse collection and civil penalties as follows:
(1) 
A written warning on the first violation.
(2) 
A civil penalty of no less than $50 for the second violation within a twelve-month period.
(3) 
A civil penalty of no less than $100 for the third violation within a twelve-month period.
(4) 
A civil penalty of no less than $200 for the fourth and subsequent violations within a twelve-month period.
[Added 12-18-1990]
A. 
In accordance with C.G.S. § 22a-220c, collectors shall assist the Town of West Hartford in identifying persons responsible for creating loads containing significant quantities of recyclable materials mixed with solid waste.
[Amended 6-28-1994]
B. 
Upon the Town's request, collectors shall issue warning notices to individuals believed to be in violation of the separation requirements pursuant to C.G.S. § 22a-220c and promptly notify the Director of Public Works or a designee of the alleged violation.
[Amended 6-28-1994; 5-10-2005]
C. 
Any collector who knowingly mixes other solid waste with items designated for recycling or violates provision of this chapter shall be subject to civil penalties pursuant to C.G.S. § 22a-220a.
[Amended 5-10-2005]