Article II. Garbage and Refuse
§ 11-8 Definitions.
For purpose of this Article II and III of this Chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following definitions shall apply.
Ashes. The residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke, or other combustible materials.
Garbage. Unwanted organic refuse, largely foods, either unconsumed or spoiled, (excepting ensilage in silos or properly drained stacks) organic wastes from the processing of foods containing natural moisture and a minimum of free liquids.
Recyclable Materials. Any and all materials that can be separated, collected, processed and returned to the manufacturing stream in the form of raw materials or products. The Town shall designate those items that are suitable for collection by the Town and/or its subcontractor.
Refuse. All solid waste and includes garbage, rubbish, and ashes.
Waste. All unwanted materials, including liquid and solid waste materials.
(Ordinance 589 effective 3/13/2012, historical reference 37 and 526)
§ 11-9. Receptacles required - Specifications.
The following shall be deemed approved receptacles that will be emptied and returned to the premises.
(A) For ashes. Ashes shall be placed until collected in metal, water-tight containers equipped with handles and a tight fitting metal cover, with a capacity of not less than 15 nor more than 26 gallons.
(B) For garbage and refuse. All garbage and refuse shall be placed and stored until collected in rust-resistant, tight, non-absorbent and easily washable receptacles which are covered with close-fitting lids. These receptacles must be of adequate capacity and must be provided in sufficient number to hold all garbage and refuse that accumulates between collections.
(C) For rubbish. All rubbish, except for large articles, shall be stored in containers suitable for collection purposes. (
D) For recycling. Recyclable materials shall be placed in any bin, box, container, structure or device designated and authorized by the Town as suitable for collection.
(Ordinance 589 effective 3/13/2012, historical reference 8, 37 and 526)
§ 11-10. Papers, magazines or other light materials.
Papers, magazines, or other light materials liable to be blown about shall be bundled, tied, sacked, or otherwise properly secured and they shall be so packed that they can be easily handled by collectors. (Ordinance 526 effective 3/24/2008, historical reference 519 aka E-34)
§ 11-11. Receptacles - Sanitary condition.
All receptacles shall be washed occasionally and treated with a disinfectant if necessary to prevent a nuisance. (Ordinance 526 effective 3/24/2008, historical reference 37)
§ 11-12. Precollection practices.
(A) Garbage, ashes and rubbish shall each be placed and maintained in separate containers.
(B) All ashes shall be cool and kept dry.
(C) All recyclable materials must be separated from all other garbage and refuse and placed in Town designated recycling receptacles. There shall be no food residue in recyclables.
(Ordinance 589 effective 3/13/2012, historical reference 526)
§ 11-13. Accumulation of refuse and/or recyclable materials.
No refuse and/or recyclable materials shall be allowed to accumulate on any premise or vacant lot except in approved containers, and then only for the purpose of being collected. (Ordinance 589 effective 3/13/2012, historical reference 37 and 526)
§ 11-14. Depositing in public places prohibited.
No house refuse, rubbish, filth, offal, garbage, dead animal or part thereof, decaying vegetable matter or organic waste substance of any kind shall be deposited on any street or public place within the corporate limits of the town. (Ordinance 526 effective 3/24/2008, historical reference 37, 519 aka E-34)
§ 11-15. Burning matter liable to cause nauseating smoke or vapor.
No dead animals, garbage, offal, or putrescible matter or any kind or any other matter liable to produce nauseating or offensive smoke or vapors of any kind shall be burned within the town limits except in approved devices. (Ordinance 526 effective 3/24/2008, historical reference 519 aka E-34)
§ 11-16. Periodic inspection of premises.
All premises within the corporate limits of the town shall be inspected periodically for compliance with the requirements of this chapter by the Building Department. (Ordinance 526 effective 3/24/2008, historical reference 37)
§ 11-16.1. Control of rubbish, refuse, garbage, recyclable materials and waste.
If the Building Department determines that garbage, refuse, rubbish, recyclable materials or other waste has accumulated on private property within the town to such an extent that the accumulation presents an immediate threat to the public health, safety, or welfare, the Building Department shall order, by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, the owner of the property to remove all such rubbish, garbage, refuse, recyclable materials and other waste within five days of the date of the order. If, after the expiration of the five-day period, the refuse, garbage, rubbish, recyclable materials and other waste is not removed from the property, the Building Department shall arrange for the removal of the material by employees of the town or by other persons. Any cost or expense incurred thereby shall be payable by the property owner and shall constitute a lien upon the real property where the work is done. (Ordinance 589 effective 3/13/2012, historical reference 94 and 526)
§ 11-16.2. Setting out rubbish, waste or recyclable materials for collection.
No refuse, waste, or recyclable materials shall be set out for collection prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day preceding the regular collection day for such refuse, waste or recyclable materials. (Ordinance 589 effective 3/13/2012, historical reference 8, 208 and 526)
§ 11-17. Garbage, Refuse, and Recyclable Materials – Administrative History.
Ordinance Number 589 passed by the Town of Easton Council on 2/22/2012
Ordinance Number 526 passed by the Town of Easton Council on 3/3/2008
Ordinance Number 208 passed by the Town of Easton Council on 11/7/1991
Ordinance Number 94, passed by the Town of Easton Council on 7/21/80
Ordinance Number 37, Liber No. 7 passed by the Town of Easton Council on 11/20/1951 Code 1941 Article IV • 26
§ 11-18. Unlawful activities.
(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb any refuse and/or recycling receptacles or to remove their covers or any contents thereof, except the occupants of the premises on which the receptacles are placed or their duly authorized agents or the duly authorized employees or agents of the Town of Easton.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to place refuse and/or recyclable materials on the property of another.
(C) It shall be unlawful for a person who is neither a Town resident nor a Town business owner to place their refuse and/or recycling for collection in the Town incorporated limits.
(Ordinance 589 effective 3/13/2012)
§ 11-19. Violations and penalties.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of Article II or III of this Chapter shall be guilty of a municipal infraction. (Ordinance 589 effective 3/13/2012)