Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[Adopted 12-10-1979 by Ord. No. 440 as Secs. 12-16 to 12-17A of the 1979 Code]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
All refuse and rubbish incident to the ordinary conduct of the household, including discarded floral decorations, Christmas greens, and small branches of trees if tied in a bundle and no longer than four feet. Household refuse and rubbish does not include garbage, ashes, earth, gravel, bricks, dead animals, garden refuse or briers, grass clippings or furniture of any description.
[Amended 11-14-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-19]
The following regulations shall apply to the collection of household refuse and rubbish:
Regulation No. 1: Collection of industrial, etc., excluded. No refuse or rubbish of industries or commercial establishments will be removed by the contractor collecting household refuse and rubbish for the Town.
Regulation No. 2: Container specifications. All containers or receptacles of refuse and rubbish to be removed must be no larger or heavier than ordinary trash cans; to be approximately twenty-four-gallon capacity. All containers or receptacles of refuse and rubbish must be covered with an adequate lid. Any container or receptacles of a larger capacity or of weight in excess of 60 pounds or not adequately covered will not be collected.
[Amended 11-13-2012 by Ord. No,. 2012-11]
All refuse shall be placed in a plastic bag in order to maintain the health, safety and sanitation of the community.
[Added 11-13-2012 by Ord. No,. 2012-11[1]]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(3) through (7) was renumbered in conjunction with this Ord. No. 2012-11 as Subsection A(4) through (8).
Regulation No. 3: Debris, etc., excluded. Demolished ceilings from dwellings or other debris from repairs or building operations will not be accepted by the collector.
Regulation No. 4: Newspapers, etc. All papers, newspapers, magazines or paper cartons of any kind must be bundled, tied or otherwise properly secured so as not to blow about the Town highways. All paper cartons, crates, etc., must be crushed flat to reduce the bulk. In order to protect the collectors from personal injuries, broken glass should not be placed in paper bags or wrapped in paper.
Regulation No. 5: Placement of containers, etc. All containers or receptacles shall be placed on the outer edge of the sidewalk no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the evening prior to collection. The trucks will not collect over the same route twice. The Town cannot authorize the placing of containers, receptacles or bundles on the sidewalk except for the purpose of collecting same. All damages caused, occasioned or resulting from their presence shall rest on the person who placed them there. All containers and receptacles, other than regulation trash cans that the person does not wish removed, shall be plainly marked with a tag stating that the receptacle or receptacles are not to be taken. All containers and receptacles so marked and trash cans shall be removed from the sidewalks and roadways not later than 10:00 p.m. on the evening of collection.
Regulation No. 6: Removing in excess of 10 containers. Refuse and rubbish of a reasonable limit placed in the proper containers or receptacles and bundles on the sidewalk will be removed, but the removal of an unreasonable quantity in excess of 10 containers or receptacles or a combination of both will not be undertaken.
Regulation No. 7: Piling refuse, etc., on sidewalk. Persons shall not heap or pile refuse or rubbish on the sidewalk except in containers, receptacles or bundles as defined in this article.
The provisions of this section are severable and if any of the provisions of this section shall be held unconstitutional or in conflict with any other section of the Town Charter or ordinances of the Town of Johnston or state or federal law, then such section shall be void without affecting or impairing any of the remaining provisions
This section shall take effect upon its passage.
[Added 7-12-1999 by Ord. No. 1090]
The Town of Johnston shall provide trash collection services to all condominiums situated within the Town of Johnston.
Residents of condominiums shall enjoy the same trash collection services as homeowners enjoy: the collection of all trash, recyclables, and special trash collection days.
In order to promote recycling, residents of condominiums shall adhere to the Town’s disposal requirements and/or rules and regulations applicable to the other residential units collected by the Town. Said requirements may be revised from time to time by the Department of Public Works.
[Amended 7-13-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-10]