SOLID WASTE RULES AND REGULATIONS

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  Town of Frye Island
Cumberland County
State of Maine

Chapter 109 -- SOLID WASTE RULES AND REGULATIONS
OF THE TOWN OF FRYE ISLAND

[HISTORY: Adopted  Town Meeting 10/7/00, WA07]

GENERAL REFERENCES

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Table of Contents

Section Subject Matter
§109–7 AUTHORITY
USE OF THE FACILITY
HOURS OF OPERATION
FEES
COMPLIANCE
PERMITS
COMMODITY SPECIFICATIONS

SOLID WASTE RULES AND REGULATIONS

§109–1.  AUTHORITY: The Rules and Regulations are adopted, and may be amended, by the Municipal Officers of the Town of Frye Island.

§109–2.  USE OF THE FACILITY: The use of the Frye Island Landfill Facility by any person shall be at the direction of the attendant in charge. No person using the Facility shall violate any directive put forth by the attendant. If any person refuses to obey a directive of the attendant, the attendant shall have the authority to immediately refuse that person access to the Facility. The attendant(s) may examine any material brought to the Facility to insure that Rules and Regulations are complied with. The attendant(s) may refuse to accept any solid waste that is hazardous or that is not separated in accordance with these Rules and Regulations. Police enforcement shall be maintained. Violators may be prosecuted. Wastes will be deposited in areas as designated by signs on site, or by the attendant.

§109–3.  HOURS OF OPERATION (to be set by Town Manager):

  1. The Facility will be open as follows:  

  2. Commercial / Industrial haulers:  

  3. Legal holidays:  

§109–4.  FEES (to be set by Board of Selectmen):

§109–5.  COMPLIANCE: The Frye Island Landfill Facility attendant(s) may examine any material brought to the Landfill / Recycling site to insure that the rules and regulations are complied with. The attendant may refuse to accept any solid waste that is hazardous or that is not separated in accordance to the rules and regulations as set out in this ordinance.

§109–6.  PERMTS: THE FRYE ISLAND RECYCLING AND LANDFILL FACILITY IS OPERATED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FRYE ISLAND RESIDENTS AND TAXPAYERS. ADMISSION TO THE FACILITY WILL BE BY PERMIT ONLY. Only waste collected within the Town of Frye Island will be deposited at the Frye Island Recycling and Landfill Facility. Failure to comply will result in revocation, or suspension, or permit to use the facility.

        Residents and Taxpayers will be issued permits without charge upon application to the Municipal Office. Residents and Taxpayers must display a permit to gain access to the Frye Island Recycling and Landfill Facility. Resident and non-resident commercial haulers must obtain a license for each vehicle. Licenses may be revoked by the Town for violations of this ordinance. Licenses shall be renewed annually, on or before January First, and shall cost $25.00.

§109–7.  COMMODITY SPECIFICATIONS:

THE FRYE ISLAND SOLID WASTE RECYCLING CENTER WILL ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS FOR RECYCLING OR SEPARATION:

RECYCLE  FOR SEPARATION
A. Corrugated Cardboard  
B. Newsprint
C. HDPE Plastics
D. Steel Cans
E. Glass (clear, green, brown) 
F. Aluminum
G. High Grade Paper
H. Yard & Leaf & Raw Vegetable Waste
I.   Furniture & Mattresses
J.  Wood
K. Inert Fill
L. White Goods
M. Steel, Aluminum, Copper, & Brass
    
(Waste Oil)
N. Demolition Debris
O. Ash
     
(Batteries - Household & Automotive)
P.  Paint Cans

Note: Items shown above in parenthesis are not covered in this ordinance

A.  CARDBOARD BOXES:

Cardboard boxes should be flattened.
Only clean dry corrugated cardboard is acceptable.
No light foreign cardboard, ex: shoe boxes, beverage six pack containers, and cereal boxes.
Staples and tape should be removed.
Brown paper bags may be included.
No waxed or plastic coated cardboard.
No food containers, ex: pizza boxes, berry boxes.

B.  NEWSPAPERS:

Only clean dry newspapers are acceptable.
Newspapers should be loose, not tied in bundles.
Newspapers are acceptable with inserts just as you buy them.
Magazines and catalogs are not acceptable.

C.  HDPE PLASTIC:

Only HDPE Plastic is acceptable.
HDPE Plastic is plastic with a #2 inside a recycling symbol on the bottom of the container. Ex: milk jugs, laundry detergent, windshield washer fluid, oil, antifreeze, and water containers.
All containers should be rinsed clean.
All tops should be removed.
All containers should be flattened.
All oil containers should be kept separate.
Non-colored and colored containers shall be kept separated.

D.  STEEL CANS:

Only clean cans are acceptable.
Cans shall have labels removed.
Cans shall have the ends removed and be flattened.
(Some cans cannot be flattened or have the bottoms removed easily, these cans are acceptable).

E.  GLASS:

Glass must be separated by color: clear, green, and brown.
Only clean glass containers are acceptable.
Metal lids must be removed.
Labels may be left on.
Window glass, safety glass, or drinking glasses are not acceptable.
Ceramic glass is not acceptable.

F.  ALUMINUM:

Only clean aluminum will be accepted.
Aluminum foil, Pie plates, Lawn Furniture, etc. is acceptable.
Aluminum beverage cans are acceptable, but should be kept separate.

G.  HIGH GRADE PAPER:

High-grade paper is any of three different kinds of office paper.
Computer paper � green bar, very white and shiny
White bond � any white sheet paper: copy paper, register tapes, envelopes (no windows), laser printed computer paper, or bond printouts.

H.  OFFICE WASTE:

A combination of the above, plus colored ledger, file contents or any good quality white paper.

GROUND WOOD COMPUTER PAPER SHOULD NOT BE MIXED WITH ANY OTHER PAPER. Easily recognizable by dull finish (almost yellow) and when held to the light the fibers are visible. 

THE FOLLOWING PAPERS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE:

Envelopes with plastic windows
Carbon copy paper
Post it notes and coated paper

I.  YARD & LEAF WASTE & VEGETABLE WASTE:

Shall be composed of organic materials that will readily compost.

J.  FURNITURE AND MATTRESSES:

May be stripped into component parts including upholstery and padding, framing and springs.

K.  WOOD:

Clean lumber, brush and trees are acceptable.
Pressure treated or creosoted wood and lumber is unacceptable.
Stumps are not acceptable.

L.  INERT FILL:

Includes clean, cured cinder blocks, concrete, bricks, stone and similar substances which do not leach or degrade.

M.  WHITE GOODS:

Freezer, refrigerators shall have doors removed and be placed on the white goods pile.

M  STEEL, ALUMINUM, COPPER, BRASS:

These items shall be separated by material type.

N.  DEMOLITION DEBRIS:

Will be treated as waste except that it will have any item listed in the ordinance removed from the debris and put in it�s designated location, such as wood, copper, brass, steel, etc.

O.  ASH:

All wood or coal ash or any kind of hot or cold ashes shall be placed in the area designated for ash, and shall not be put with household waste.

P.  PAINT CANS:

To be disposed of in designated location or designated barrels.

Effective Date: October 7, 2000


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