Garbage, Rubbish, Littering and Recycling Rules

REMEMBER TO RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBORS AND NOT LEAVE TRASH IN UNDESIGNATED AREAS OR OUTSIDE THE DUMPSTERS.
WE ALL SHARE IN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF KEEPING SCENIC RIDGE CLEAN.

Village of Croton-on-Hudson Department of Public Works
(914) 271-3775

Croton Municipal Recycling Office Phone Number
(914) 271-4781

Please remember that we are all neighbors. It is important that you dispose of your refuse properly. As your neighbors may not follow all these rules, the assessments will continue to increase as the Association will have to hire helpers to maintain the community hygiene.

This increase in costs will affect both owners and, eventually, renters within the Scenic Ridge development.

It is also known that residents from other areas come to Scenic Ridge to dispose of their refuse. If you see this happening, please try to note down the color, type of car being driven by the alien resident, and the license plate number of their car. Do NOT approach them in the event they may become hostile. Immediately contact the main Board phone number with your name and all the information you have obtained. The Board will then take action as necessary.

The Village of Croton-on-Hudson publishes a periodic recycling pickup schedule. Residents may leave recyclables in appropriate pickup areas the evening before the day of pickup and must retrieve their recycle bins the day of the pickup after it has been completed.

Keep in mind that if you accumulate garbage on your property and it either is in sight of other residents, it creates an odor, or generates some other disturbance or offense to your neighbors, you must remove that garbage in a reasonable amount of time (which is a judgment determined by the Board). If it is not removed, the Board will issue one warning to the unit with a deadline for removal. If that deadline is not met, the Scenic Ridge Board may hire an outside contractor to remove the refuse from the property and charge the cost of that removal directly as an assessment to the responsible unit owners.

No Construction debris, firewood, tree trunks or tires will be picked up. No hazardous chemicals will be picked up. Call the Health Department at (914) 637-3037. Latex and oil base paint can be put in regular garbage provided the paint in the can is completely dried out and the lid is removed. Place dried out paint cans next to regular garbage can.

Standard Garbage

Rubbish

What?

How?

DON'T

Kitchen, paper products and other non-recyclable rubbish material not to exceed a total of 75 lbs. in total for all rubbish bags.

Use standard garbage bags and tightly seal them.

  • Throw unwrapped garbage into dumpsters.
  • Leave garbage outside of dumpsters.

Recycling

Newspaper

What?

How?

DON'T

Recycle all newspaper weeklies and dailies, including glossy inserts.

Place newspapers in brown paper bag, secured in a BLUE recycling bin, or in a corrugated cardboard box.

  • Bundle or place in plastic bags.
  • Place newspapers in unsecured so they may blow around the development and onto neighbors' land.

Glass

What?

How?

DON'T

Recycle any size clear, green or brown glass jars and bottles.

Remove all caps, discard plastic caps, and place metal caps in the RED bin with rinsed, unbroken glass jars, bottles, plastic and metal containers. Labels need not be removed. Containers should be placed securely in the RED bin.

  • Glass that is not used for food or beverages, such as light bulbs, drinking glasses, crystal, window and mirror glass, ceramic ware, kitchen cookware, pesticide and herbicide bottles, etc. are not recyclable. Put these items in the garbage.
  • Overload bins so containers may blow onto other neighbors' land.

Plastics #1 & #2

What?

How?

DON'T

Recycle all plastic containers coded 1 or 2 on the bottom, commonly used for food, beverages, detergents, household cleaners and shampoos.

Containers should be rinsed out and plastic caps discarded. Labels need not be removed. Place them in the RED bin with glass and metal containers. Make sure the plastic containers are secured in the RED bin.

  • Five gallon plastic pails, foam plastic materials, film plastic, plastic bags, flower pots, regardless of their recycling code number are not acceptable. Also empty plastic containers which held potentially hazardous materials such as motor oil, pesticides, solvents, etc. should be discarded with your garbage.
  • Overload bins so containers may blow onto other neighbors' land.

Metal Containers

What?

How?

DON'T

Recycle food and beverage cans, clean aluminum foil and trays, and all empty aerosol cans.

Containers should be rinsed out, but labels need not be removed. Place in the same bin with glass and plastic containers.

  • Conventional paint cans or metal containers which held potentially hazardous materials such as pesticides, motor oil or solvents are not recyclable.

Bulk Garbage

Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers (other appliances which contain chlorofluorocarbons)

What?

How?

DON'T

Air conditioning, refrigeration, and dehumidifying units that are either still functional or non-functional.

Contact the Department of Public Works for the Village of Croton on Hudson at (914) 271-4781 and obtain information on the necessary procedures which includes the purchase of a freon sticker to place on the air conditioner for disposal. The unit may then be placed in the dumpster area the evening before the next bulk pickup. Bulk pickup schedules may also be obtained from the Department of Public Works. This disposal procedure is regulated by State law and must be reconfirmed with the Department of Public Works.

  • Place an air conditioner in the dumpster area without following proper procedures. The Scenic Ridge Board of Directors reserves the right to pass garbage disposal charges directly to units through individual assessments. The freon sticker charge, other additional charges, and the cost of labor for disposal may be charged in full to the unit performing the infraction of the rules.

Furniture

What?

How?

DON'T

All furniture that is not small enough to fit in a dumpster and is less than 75 lbs.

Contact the Department of Public Works for the Village of Croton on Hudson at (914) 271-3775 and schedule a bulk pickup. The refuse may then be placed in the dumpster area the evening before the scheduled bulk pickup.

  • Leave furniture in the dumpster area without following disposal rules. The Scenic Ridge Board of Directors reserves the right to pass garbage disposal charges directly to units through individual assessments. The cost of labor and any additional charges for disposal may be charged in full to the unit performing the infraction of the rules.

Lawn Rubbish

What?

How?

DON'T

Small branches, shrubs, shavings, cut grass

Seal lawn rubbish in lawn garbage bags and place in the dumpsters if they are less than 75 lbs.

  • Throw loose lawn rubbish into the dumpsters unsealed.

Rugs, Wood, rocks, dirt and other heavy items (up to 75 lbs.)

What?

How?

DON'T

Wood removed from siding, wood from decks and balconies, tree removal refuse, excess dirt and rocks.

Wood and rugs must be cut into four (4) foot lengths. Capets must be rolled, cut and tied and no wider than two (2) feet.

  • Leave in any exposed nails, staples or other dangerous protrusions.

Metal goods

What?

How?

DON'T

Dishwashers, pipes, stoves, etc.

Call the Department of Public Works to schedule a pickup at (914) 271-3775. They will be picked up by appointment only. Call by Tuesday morning to schedule pickup.

  • Place metal goods in dumpster areas without having scheduled the pickup with DPW. The Scenic Ridge Board of Directors reserves the right to pass garbage disposal charges directly to units through individual assessments. The cost of labor for disposal and any additional charges may be charged in full to the unit performing the infraction of the rules.

 

 

Village of Croton on Hudson

Garbage Code

GARBAGE, RUBBISH AND LITTERING

Chapter 135

GARBAGE, RUBBISH AND LITTERING

135-1. Title.

135-2. Purpose.

135-3. Definitions. 135-4. Responsibility for administration; collection regulations.

135-5. Garbage collection containers.

135-6. Removal of containers after collection.

135-7. Excess garbage and rubbish.

135-8. Outdoor burning. 135-9. Storage or placement on streets and sidewalks.

135-10. Removal of building materials and debris.

135-11. Accumulations restricted.

135-12. Dumping and littering.

135-13. Responsibility for compliance.

135-14. Enforcement. 135-15. Penalties for offenses.

135-16. Interpretation.[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson 2-2-87 as L.L. No. 1-1987. Section 135-15 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]

GENERAL REFERENCES

Penalties for offenses -- see Ch. 1. 1-12.

Littering with handbills -- see Ch. 67.

Housing Standards -- see Ch. 141.

Littering in Parks-- See Ch. 168.

Property Maintenance -- See Ch. 179.

Abandoned vehicles -- see Ch. 212.

Water Supply protection -- See Ch. 223.

 

 

 

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135-1. Title.

This chapter shall be entitled "Garbage. Rubbish and Littering."

135-2. Purpose.

It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the health, comfort and convenience and general welfare of all residents of the community, to safeguard village employees from hazards in the course of their assigned duties and to protect and preserve the rights of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson and its inhabitants by regulating the methods and procedures of collecting and disposing of garbage and rubbish,

135-3. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

CONTAINER -- A watertight, nonrusting metal or plastic container of substantial construction with sloping sidewalls, volume or capacity not to exceed twenty (20) gallons nor total full weight over seventy (70) pounds, equipped with a tight-fitting cover and with two (2) substantial handles. Securely tied plastic bags at least one and five-tenths (1.5) mils thick, the weight of which does not exceed the ability of the bag to hold the material without breaking when picked up by the neck, may be substituted as a "container DUMPSTER -- A container of one and one-half (1 1/2) cubic yards. fabricated of prime steel, fully welded throughout, mounted on four (4) six-inch swivel casters. capable of being emptied into the hopper of a rear-load packer truck and which meets all village specifications and all United States federal safety standards,

GARBAGE -- All putrescible or decaying wastes, except sewage. Body wastes and medical and nuclear wastes including vegetables and animal offal. carcasses of dead animals, litter, paper. paper products or materials. cardboard. wood, rubber, cloth. leather or any similar combustible material, and all such substances accumulated on or removed from all public and private establishments and properties, including residences, but excluding recognizable industrial byproducts. discarded wood, lumber or stones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PERSON-- Any individual, firm, partnership, company, corporation, society, association or group.

RUBBISH - Inorganic wastes such as glass, porcelain crockery, metals, tin cans or other similar noncombustible matter, and shall also include grass clippings, leaves, tree trimmings, bushes, branches, Christmas trees and similar waste materials and equipment or furniture.

135-4. Responsibility for administration: collection regulations.

The removal and disposal of garbage and rubbish in the Village of Croton on Hudson, New York, shall be under the jurisdiction of the Village Manager. The General Foreman of the Department of public Works is hereby empowered to make and publish regulations concerning the days and times for collection of garbage and rubbish, location and number of containers and any and all other regulations pertaining to the collection and disposal of these wastes as the General Foreman deems advisable, provided that such regulations are not contrary to this chapter, and further provided that no regulation shall become effective until a copy of thereof is filed in the office of the Village Clerk of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

g 135-5. Garbage collection containers.

A. The container shall be maintained in good condition by the owner thereof and shall not be permitted to have any ragged or sharp edges ,i any other defects liable to hinder or harm the person collecting the contents thereof

B. Should the container deteriorate to such an extent that the handles thereof become dangerous and liable to injure or hinder the person collecting the contents of said container or should it leak, it must be replaced by a proper container within one (1) week after receipt of a written notice from the Department of Public Works of said conditions. All such improper receptacles shall be removed by the village collectors.

C. It shall be the duty of each householder, owner or occupant of a place of business or other similar place to provide the approved container for garbage and rubbish to hold the waste accumulation between periods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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of collection by the Department of Public Works or provide for collection and disposal by a private collector.

D. The village shall not be responsible for breakage of plastic containers or for bags ripped apart, torn or broken by animals or other means.

135-6. Removal of containers after collection.

All containers must be removed from the curb or sidewalk area the day that collections are made.

135-7. Excess garbage and rubbish.

Garbage and rubbish beyond the limits set by the General Foreman in the garbage and rubbish regulations may be collected by the Department of Public Works in accordance with a fee schedule set by the Village Board of Trustees utilizing approved dumpsters.1

135-8. Outdoor burning, [Amended 9-26-1994 by L.L. No. 10-1994]

A. Definitions. Unless otherwise stated, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

OUTDOOR BURNING -- Any outdoor fire set with the intention to burn, including, without limitation, any brush, leaves, lumber, wood, shavings, hay packing, paper products, plastic, tires, chemicals, trash, garbage, refuse or other related items, including flammable substances.

B. No person shall set fire to or burn or permit outdoor burning in said village without having first obtained a burning permit from the Village Manager or his designee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Editor's Note: The current fee schedule is on file in the office of the Village Clerk. Also see Ch. 122, Fees.

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and security of person and property and the avoidance of air pollution or other harm to the surrounding environment.

135-9. Storage or placement on streets and sidewalks

Any place of business or other establishment shall not at any time, including days of collection, store or place garbage and rubbish on any street or sidewalk in such a way as to create a hazard.

(Cont'd on page 13505)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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135-10. Removal of building materials and debris.

Whenever any building is being built, repaired or renovated, the debris from such a job or building material of any kind shall be removed by and at the expense of the property owner or contractor.

135-11. Accumulations restricted.

A. The owners and/or occupants of real property shall be responsible for the regular collection and/or disposal of all garbage and rubbish which may accumulate on the property owned and/or occupied by them.

B. No person shall accumulate or permit the accumulation of garbage and rubbish on any premises owned by or occupied by him or her within the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.

C. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit the maintenance of compost or mulch piles, provided that nothing is deposited in such piles that develops obnoxious odors, attracts rodents or otherwise creates a hazard to the health or enjoyment of neighboring property owners.

135-12, Dumping and littering.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation within the village to maintain any dump or permit the dumping of garbage, boxes, cartons, appliances, automobiles or automobile parts, except as may be provided in the Zoning Law.2 or permit the accumulation or scattering of any kind of rubbish. debris, garbage or waste material of any sort on or about any lawn, vacant lot. alley or backyard or in any building. structure, culvert or stream in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson: or place, leave, throw or deposit or cause to be placed, left, thrown or deposited any refuse, wrappers, papers, waste. debris. rubbish or garbage at, In or upon any street, sidewalk, park, pond, culvert. stream, public lands. lawn. backyard or vacant property in the village.

2 Editor's Note: See Ch. 230. Zoning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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135-13. Responsibility for compliance.

A. Occupants. An occupant of the premises shall be responsible for compliance with this chapter in regard to the following: disposal of garbage and rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner in accordance with the time limitations set forth in garbage and rubbish regulations and for removing containers as herein provided.

B. Owners. Owners of premises shall be responsible for compliance with the provisions of this chapter and shall remain responsible therefor, regardless of the fact that this chapter may also place certain responsibilities on occupants and operators and regardless of any agreements between owners and operators or occupants as to which party shall assume responsibility.

135-14. Enforcement.

It shall be the responsibility of the Village Manager or his or her authorized representatives to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

135-15. Penalties for offenses.3

Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this chapter or aiding, abetting or assisting in the violation of said provisions shall, upon conviction before the proper officials of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, be punished as provided in 1-12 of Chapter 1, General Provisions. Each subsequent day said offense persists shall constitute a separate offense.

135-16. Interpretation.

  1. In a case where a provision of this chapter is found to be in conflict with any provisions of the Health and Sanitary Code of the County of Westchester and/or the Sanitary Code of the State of New York.
  2. The provisions of this chapter shall supersede local laws, codes, ordinances and regulations to the extent that such laws, codes, ordinances and regulations are inconsistent with the provisions of this

3 Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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chapter, provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the adoption of a law, code, ordinance or regulation which is more restrictive or establishes a higher standard for the collection and disposal of garbage and rubbish as provided in this chapter, and such restrictions, requirements or higher standards shall govern during the period in which this chapter is in effect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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