Town of Blackstone, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Town of Blackstone as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering and refuse disposal — See Ch. 95.
Waste disposal — See Ch. 117.
Board of Health — See Ch. 177.
[Adopted 9-28-1987]
The following rules and regulations were adopted by the Board of Health regarding illegal dumping at the Town landfill. These rules and regulations will apply to all violations except severe and unusual violations such as those involving hazardous waste. Such violations will be dealt with immediately, severely and to the full extent of these rules and regulations and MGL c. 111, § 150A.
Rubbish must be removed from the landfill within 24 hours of being notified by a member of the Board. If brought in on Saturday, rubbish must be removed before closing time. If the landfill operator has to reload the truck, all his expenses will be paid by the violator. If the rubbish is not removed from the landfill within 24 hours and the landfill operator must bury the rubbish, the violator will be banned from the landfill until the next Board meeting. At that meeting, a fine will be imposed, and the right to use the landfill will be decided by the Board. In addition to removing the rubbish, the violator will forfeit any user's fee paid for the load. The fine for the first violation will be $300 payable to the Worcester Superior Court within 21 days.
All rules and regulations of the first violation apply, but the fine will be $500. A warning will be issued that the next violation will result in automatic suspension of the right to use the landfill. The fine must be paid prior to any further use of the landfill.
Rubbish is to be removed from the landfill at the violator's expense. The user's fee will be forfeited. A fine of $500 will be imposed. The violator will be banned from the landfill for a period of time to be decided on by the Board.
The Board reserves the right to ban any violator at any time.