Town of Ledgeview, WI
Brown County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ledgeview as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-11-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-009]
This article shall be known as "Town of Ledgeview, 3700 Dickinson Road, Brown County, Wisconsin, Recycling Ordinance For The Town of Ledgeview."
The purpose of this article is to promote recycling, composting and resource recovery through the administration of an effective recycling program, as provided in W.S.A. s. 287.11, and Chapter NR 544, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
This article is adopted as authorized under W.S.A. s. 287.09.
It is not intended by this article to repeal, abrogate, annul, impair or interfere with any existing rules, regulations, ordinances or permits previously adopted or issued pursuant to law. However, whenever this article imposes greater restrictions, the provisions of this article shall apply.
In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this article shall be held to be the minimum requirements and shall not be deemed a limitation or repeal of any other power granted by the Wisconsin statutes. Where any terms or requirements of this article may be inconsistent or conflicting, the more restrictive requirements or interpretation shall apply. Where a provision of this article is required by Wisconsin statutes or by a standard in Chapter NR 544, Wisconsin Administrative Code, and where the ordinance provision is unclear, the provision shall be interpreted in light of the Wisconsin statutes and the Chapter NR 544 standards in effect on the date of the adoption of this article or in effect on the date of the most recent text amendment to this article.
The requirements of this article apply to all persons within the Town limits of the Town of Ledgeview.
The provisions of this article shall be administered by the Town Board of the Town of Ledgeview.
The provisions of this article shall take effect on November 18, 2003, and this article supersedes the previous ordinance effective January 1, 1994.
For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Bi-METAL CONTAINER
A container for carbonated or malt beverages that are made primarily of a combination of steel and aluminum.
CONTAINER BOARD
Corrugated paperboard used in the manufacture of shipping containers and related products.
FOAM POLYSTYRENE PACKAGING
Packaging made primarily from foam polystyrene that satisfies one of the following criteria:
A. 
Is designed for serving food or beverages.
B. 
Consists of loose particles intended to fill space and cushion the packaged article in a shipping container.
C. 
Consists of rigid materials shaped to hold and cushion the packaged article in a shipping container.
HDPE
High-density polyethylene, labeled by the SPI code No. 2.
LDPE
Low-density polyethylene, labeled by the SPI code No. 4.
MAGAZINES
Magazines and other materials printed on similar paper.
MAJOR APPLIANCE
A residential or commercial air conditioner, clothes dryer, clothes washer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave oven, oven, refrigerator or stove.
MULTIPLE-FAMILY DWELLING
A property containing four or more residential units, including those which are occupied seasonally.
NEWSPAPER
A newspaper and other materials printed on newsprint.
NONRESIDENTIAL FACILITIES AND PROPERTIES
Commercial, retail, industrial, institutional and governmental facilities and properties. This term does not include multiple-family dwellings.
OFFICE PAPER
High-grade printing and writing papers from offices in nonresidential facilities and properties. Printed white ledger and computer printout are examples of office paper generally accepted as high grade. This term does not include industrial process waste.
OTHER RESINS or MULTIPLE RESINS
Plastic resins labeled by the SPI code No. 7.
PERSON
Includes any individual, corporation, partnership, association, local governmental unit, as defined in W.S.A. s. 66.0131(1)(a), state agency or authority or federal agency.
PETE
Polyethylene terephthalate, labeled by the SPI code No. 1.
PLASTIC CONTAINER
An individual, separate, rigid plastic bottle, can, jar or carton, except for a blister pack, that is originally used to contain a product that is the subject of a retail sale.
POSTCONSUMER WASTE
Solid waste other than solid waste generated in the production of goods, hazardous waste, as defined in W.S.A. s. 291.01(7), waste from construction and demolition of structures, scrap automobiles, or high-volume industrial waste, as defined in W.S.A. s. 289.01(7).
PP
Polypropylene, labeled by the SPI code No. 5.
PS
Polystyrene, labeled by the SPI code No. 6.
PVC
Polyvinyl chloride, labeled by the SPI code No. 3.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Includes lead acid batteries; major appliances; waste oil; yard waste; aluminum containers; corrugated paper or other container board; foam polystyrene packaging; glass containers; magazines; newspaper; office paper; rigid plastic containers, including those made of PETE, HDPE, PVC, LOPE, PP, PS and other resins or multiple resins; steel containers; waste tires; and bimetal containers.
SOLID WASTE
Has the meaning specified in W.S.A. s. 289.01(33).
SOLID WASTE FACILITY
Has the meaning specified in W.S.A. s. 289.01(35).
SOLID WASTE TREATMENT
Any method, technique or process which is designed to change the physical, chemical or biological character or composition of solid waste. Treatment includes incineration.
WASTE TIRE
A tire that is no longer suitable for its original purpose because of wear, damage or defect.
YARD WASTE
Leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden debris and brush, including clean woody vegetative material no greater than six inches in diameter. This term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.
Occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences, multiplefamily dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties shall separate the following materials from postconsumer waste:
A. 
Lead acid batteries.
B. 
Major appliances.
C. 
Waste oil.
D. 
Yard waste.
E. 
Aluminum containers.
F. 
Bimetal containers.
G. 
Corrugated paper or other container board.
H. 
Foam polystyrene packaging.
I. 
Glass containers.
J. 
Magazines.
K. 
Newspaper.
L. 
Office paper.
M. 
Rigid plastic containers made of PETE, HDPE, PVC, LDPEI PP, PS and other resins or multiple resins.
N. 
Steel containers.
O. 
Waste tires.
The separation requirements of § 83-10 do not apply to the following:
A. 
Occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences, multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties that send their postconsumer waste to a processing facility licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that recovers the materials specified in § 83-10 from solid waste in as pure a form as is technically feasible.
B. 
Solid waste which is burned as a supplemental fuel at a facility if less than 30% of the heat input to the facility is derived from the solid waste burned as supplemental fuel.
C. 
A recyclable material specified in § 83-10E through O for which a variance has been granted by the Department of Natural Resources under W.S.A. s. 287.14, or NR 544.14, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
To the greatest extent practicable, the recyclable materials separated in accordance with § 83-10 shall be clean and kept free of contaminants such as food or product residue, oil or grease or other nonrecyclable materials, including but not limited to household hazardous waste, medical waste and agricultural chemical containers. Recyclable materials shall be stored in a manner which protects them from wind, rain and other inclement weather conditions.
Occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences, multiplefamily dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties shall manage lead acid batteries, major appliances, waste oil, waste tires and yard waste as follows:
A. 
Lead acid batteries shall be separated from all other materials and recycled by the individual resident at a battery sales business or other recycling business.
B. 
Major appliances shall be recycled by the individual residents.
C. 
Waste oil shall be disposed of at an oil recycling collection station by the individual resident.
D. 
Waste tires shall be delivered by the individual resident to an appropriate garage or recycling center for disposal.
E. 
Yard waste shall be composted in the yard of the residence from which it comes or shall be taken by resident or his or her contracted hauler to the yard waste site on Rockland Road.
Except as otherwise directed by the Town Board, occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences shall do the following for the preparation and collection of the separated materials specified in § 83-10E through N:
A. 
Aluminum containers shall be rinsed free of product residue and placed in the designated commingle receptacle and placed at the curb or end of the driveway on the designated day for collection.
B. 
Bimetal containers shall be rinsed free of product residue and placed in the commingle receptacle and placed at the curb or end of the driveway on the designated day for collection.
C. 
Corrugated paper or other container board shall be flattened to not more than three feet by three feet, tied or stacked in a receptacle and placed at the curb or end of the driveway on the designated day for collection.
D. 
Foam polystyrene packaging shall be reused, if possible, or discarded in the garbage receptacle. The receptacle shall be placed at the curb or end of the driveway on the designated day for collection.
E. 
Glass containers shall be rinsed free of product residue and placed in the designated commingle receptacle. This receptacle shall be placed at the curb or end of the driveway on the designated day for collection.
F. 
Magazines shall be tied or stacked in a receptacle and placed at the curb or end of the driveway on the designated day for collection.
G. 
Newspaper shall be tied or stacked in a receptacle and placed at the curb or end of the driveway on the designated day for collection.
H. 
Office paper shall be tied or stacked in a receptacle and placed at the curb or end of the driveway on the designated day for collection.
I. 
Rigid plastic containers shall be prepared and collected as follows:
(1) 
All plastic containers shall be rinsed free of product residue and placed in the designated commingle receptacle. The receptacle shall be placed at the curb or end of the driveway on the designated day for collection. Automotive oil bottles shall be placed in the garbage.
J. 
Steel containers shall be rinsed free of product residue and placed in the designated commingle receptacle. The receptacle shall be placed at the curb or end of the driveway on the designated day for collection.
A. 
Owners or designated agents of multiple-family dwellings shall do all of the following to recycle the materials specified in § 83-10E through O:
(1) 
Provide adequate, separate containers for the recyclable materials.
(2) 
Notify tenants in writing at the time of renting or leasing the dwelling and at least semiannually thereafter about the established recycling program.
(3) 
Provide for the collection of the materials separated from the solid waste by the tenants and the delivery of the materials to a recycling facility.
(4) 
Notify tenants of reasons to reduce and recycle solid waste, which materials are collected, how to prepare the materials in order to meet the processing requirements, collection methods or sites, locations and hours of operation and a contact person or company, including a name, address and telephone number.
B. 
The requirements specified in Subsection A do not apply to the owners or designated agents of multiple-family dwellings if the postconsumer waste generated within the dwelling is treated at a processing facility licensed by the Department of Natural Resources that recovers for recycling the materials specified in § 83-10E through O from solid waste in as pure a form as is technically feasible.
A. 
Owners or designated agents of nonresidential facilities and properties shall do all of the following to recycle the materials specified in § 83-10E through O:
(1) 
Provide adequate, separate containers for the recyclable materials.
(2) 
Notify in writing, at least semiannually, all users, tenants and occupants of the properties about the established recycling program.
(3) 
Provide for the collection of the materials separated from the solid waste by the users, tenants and occupants and the delivery of the materials to a recycling facility.
(4) 
Notify users, tenants and occupants of reasons to reduce and recycle, which materials are collected, how to prepare materials in order to meet the processing requirements, collection methods or sites, locations and hours of operation and a contact person or company, including a name, address and telephone number.
B. 
The requirements specified in Subsection A do not apply to the owners or designated agents of nonresidential facilities and properties if the postconsumer waste generated within the facility or property is treated at a processing facility licensed by the Department of Natural Resources that recovers for recycling the materials specified in § 83-10E through O from solid waste in as pure a form as is technically feasible.
No person may dispose of in a solid waste disposal facility or burn in a solid waste treatment facility any of the materials specified in § 83-10E through O which have been separated for recycling, except waste tires may be burned with energy recovery in a solid waste treatment facility.
A. 
For the purpose of ascertaining compliance with the provisions of this article, any authorized officer, employee or representative of the Town of Ledgeview may inspect recyclable materials separated for recycling, postconsumer waste intended for disposal, recycling collection sites and facilities, collection vehicles, collection areas of multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties and any records relating to recycling activities, which shall be kept confidential when necessary to protect proprietary information. No person may refuse access to any authorized officer, employee or authorized representative of the Town of Ledgeview who requests access for purposes of inspection and who presents appropriate credentials. No person may obstruct, hamper or interfere with such an inspection.
B. 
Any person who violates a provision of this article may be issued a citation by the Town Board of the Town of Ledgeview to collect forfeitures. The issuance of a citation shall not preclude proceeding under any other ordinance or law relating to the same or any other matter. Proceeding under any other ordinance or law relating to the same or any other matter shall not preclude the issuance of a citation under this subsection.
C. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, which concerned penalties for violations, was repealed 10-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-039.
[Adopted 2-15-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-004]
A. 
Location of Containers for Collection.
(1) 
Residential, to include agricultural residents. Residential garbage and collectible recyclables from buildings containing not more than four residential dwelling units will be prepared and placed for collection. Placement location: Containers shall be placed on the driveway apron or on the grassy area immediately adjacent to the curb. Containers shall be placed with the opening facing the street or curb. If the property does not have a curb, the containers shall be placed on the grassy area a minimum of 18 inches from the edge of the roadway or on the driveway apron.
(2) 
Multifamily. Residential garbage and collectible recyclables from buildings containing more than four residential dwelling units will be prepared and placed for collection. Placement location: Containers shall be placed on the driveway apron or on the grassy area immediately adjacent to the curb. Containers shall be placed with the opening facing the street or curb. If the property does not have a curb, the containers shall be placed on the grassy area a minimum of 18 inches from the edge of the roadway or on the driveway apron.
(3) 
At no time shall a garbage or recyclable cart be placed in the street or in the curb.