[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Hyde Park as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-16-1991 by L.L. No. 6-1991]
This article shall be known and cited as the "Appliance and Furniture Recycling Law of the Town of Hyde Park."
The purpose of this article is to aid the public in disposing of major appliances, household furnishings and certain other solid waste items, to promote the lawful disposal of such items, eliminate littering and illegal dumping and to promote protection of the environment and to eliminate hazards that are subject to vandalism and injurious to the public.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings defined herein:
- A resident of the Town of Hyde Park who purchases for his or her own use or enjoyment certain items listed in this article.
- A corporation, partnership or person engaged in retail merchandising who, during the course of business, sells and delivers major appliances and/or household furnishings, as defined herein, to residents of the Town of Hyde Park.
- An amount of money in the form of a separate charge above the cost of the items purchased.
- MAJOR APPLIANCES
- The terms as used in this article shall include the following items; stoves (wood, gas, electric), refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, clothes dryers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, furnaces, trash compactors and freezers. Household furnishings include chairs, sofas, tables, bed frames, mattresses, box springs, light fixtures, carpets and rugs.
Any dealer who sells and delivers major appliances and/or household furnishings, as defined herein, to residents of the Town, are hereafter required to pick up, remove and lawfully dispose of items being replaced when so requested by the purchasing consumer. The dealer must inform Town of Hyde Park residents who purchase such major appliance and/or household goods that the dealer is obligated by law to remove such appliances and/or household goods as are governed by this article if the consumer requests the service.
A dealer may charge a removal fee not to exceed $25 per delivery or order to defray the cost of disposal of the items removed. Separate deliveries not due to fault of the consumer shall be considered a single order.
Any offense committed against this article is hereby declared to be a violation and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each additional violation shall constitute a separate offense. This article shall be enforced by the Zoning Enforcement Officer, who shall have the authority to issue appearance tickets to dealers in violation of this article.