(a) The legislative body of a municipality may designate the area where solid waste generated within its boundaries by residential, business, commercial or other establishments shall be disposed. The disposal of such solid waste at any other area is prohibited, except that a municipality may approve, in writing, disposal at another area, either within or outside the boundaries of such municipality, prior to disposal. A municipality may refuse to approve disposal at another area if such disposal would adversely affect its solid waste disposal program. The legislative body of a municipality may also designate where the following items generated within its boundaries from residential properties shall be taken for processing or sale: (1) Cardboard, (2) glass, food and beverage containers, (3) leaves, (4) metal food and beverage containers, (5) newspapers, (6) storage batteries, (7) waste oil, and (8) plastic food and beverage containers. The processing or sale of such items at any other area shall be prohibited, except that a municipality may approve, in writing, processing or sale elsewhere, either within or outside the boundaries of such municipality, prior to processing or sale. A municipality may refuse to approve processing or sale elsewhere if such processing or sale would adversely affect its recycling program. For purposes of sections 22a-208e, 22a-208f, 22a-220, this section, sections 22a-220c, 22a-241b, 22a-241e, and subsection (c) of section 22a-241g, residential property means real estate containing one or more dwelling units but shall not include hospitals, motels or hotels.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 22a-220a

  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • commissioner: means the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection or his or her designated agent. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-2
  • end user: means any person who uses a material for such material's original use or any manufacturer who uses a material as feedstock to make a marketable product. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-207a
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • legislative body: means : (1) As applied to unconsolidated towns, the town meeting. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of section 7-157. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • person: means any individual, firm, partnership, association, syndicate, company, trust, corporation, nonstock corporation, limited liability company, municipality, agency or political or administrative subdivision of the state, or other legal entity of any kind. See Connecticut General Statutes 22a-2
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.

(b) The legislative body shall give not less than sixty days’ notice of its intent to designate a disposal area for solid waste or to designate where the items generated from residential property listed in subsection (a) of this section shall be taken for processing or sale to all collectors hauling solid waste or such items of the municipality. At the conclusion of such period, the legislative body shall cause notice of such designation to appear in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality and shall conduct a public hearing thereon. Prior to designating where the items generated from residential property and listed in subsection (a) of this section shall be taken for sale or processing, the municipality shall consider the private recycling occurring within the municipality, the effects of its proposed designation on such recycling, and the policy set forth in subdivision (4) of section 22a-259.

(c) Except as provided in subsection (a) of this section, recyclable material, including but not limited to, glass, metal, paper, corrugated paper or plastic, may be removed or segregated at the source of generation or prior to disposal at the designated area and presegregated recyclable material may be transported directly to facilities which accept and process recyclable material.

(d) (1) Any collector hauling solid waste generated by residential, business, commercial or other establishments, including, but not limited to, recyclables generated within the borders of a municipality, shall register annually in such municipality and disclose: (A) The name and address of the collector and the owner of such collection company; (B) the name of any other municipality in which such collector hauls such solid waste, including recyclables; (C) whether the hauling done by such collector is residential, commercial or other; (D) the types of waste hauled; (E) the anticipated location of any disposal facilities or end users receiving recyclable solid waste; and (F) any additional information that such municipality requires to ensure the health and safety of its residents.

(2) On or before July 31, 2011, any such collector shall report to the municipality (A) the types of solid waste, including recyclables, as listed in subsection (c) of section 22a-208e generated within the borders of a municipality and collected by such collector, (B) the name, location and contact information for the first destination where such solid waste, including recyclables, was delivered by the collector during the previous fiscal year, and (C) the types and actual or estimated amounts of such solid waste, including recyclables, directly delivered to an out-of-state destination or to an end user or manufacturer in the state. Such reports shall be submitted to the municipality annually, on or before July thirty-first, and shall provide the information specified in this subdivision for the prior state fiscal year. Such reports shall be on a form prescribed by the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection and shall include any other additional information the commissioner deems necessary.

(e) The door of any private vehicle used to haul solid waste shall be clearly marked with the business name and address of the hauler.

(f) Any collector who dumps more than one cubic foot in volume of solid waste at one time in an area not designated for such disposal by a municipality pursuant to the provisions of this section or who knowingly mixes other solid waste with items designated for recycling pursuant to section 22a-241b, or pursuant to municipal ordinance shall for a first violation be liable for a civil penalty of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars for each violation and not more than ten thousand dollars for a subsequent violation. Any municipality or the Attorney General, at the request of the commissioner, may bring an action under this section. All such actions shall have precedence in the order of trial as provided in section 52-191. Any such action by the Attorney General shall be brought in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford.

(g) As used in this section, “collector” means any person who holds himself out for hire regularly to collect solid waste from residential, business, commercial or other establishments. “Collector” does not include: (1) Any person who transports solid waste that is incidentally generated during professional or commercial activities unrelated to the collection of solid waste, such as residential property repairs, provided such solid waste is self-generated by such person’s professional or commercial activities and such solid waste is transported to an authorized recycling facility, a permitted recycling facility, or a permitted solid waste facility, and (2) any person who transports used materials for the purpose of delivering such materials to a charitable organization that distributes reused household items or to a retail facility that sells reused household items.

(h) The legislative body of a municipality may prohibit the scavenging of solid waste.

(i) Any person, other than a collector, who: (1) Dumps more than one cubic foot in volume of solid waste at one time in a solid waste or refuse collection container without the authorization of the owner of such container or (2) dumps any material into a recycling collection container used to collect another type of material for purposes of disposal by a collector shall be guilty of an infraction as provided for in chapter 881b. Any owner or lessor of a solid waste or refuse collection container may post signs on or near such container which indicate the penalties provided for in this section for unauthorized disposal of waste in such container. Any municipal police officer may issue a summons for the commission of an infraction for any violation of this subsection.

(j) If a collector hauls solid waste generated in this state, including recyclables as listed in subsection (c) of section 22a-208e from an entity located in the state other than a facility that has obtained a permit or authorization pursuant to this chapter and delivers such solid waste or recyclables to a destination that is an entity other than a facility that has obtained a permit or authorization pursuant to this chapter, then on or before July 31, 2011, and annually thereafter, such collector shall submit a report regarding such solid waste, including recyclables, to the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection. Such report shall be on a form prescribed by the commissioner and shall provide such information regarding such solid waste as the commissioner deems necessary, including, but not limited to: (1) The types of solid waste, including recyclables, collected, (2) for municipal solid waste, the municipality of origin of such municipal solid waste including recyclables, (3) the amount by weight, volume or other method acceptable to the commissioner of such solid waste, including recyclables delivered to such destination, and (4) the name, address and contact information of the entity receiving such solid waste or recyclables.

(k) If a collector hauls municipal solid waste generated in the state, including recyclables, and delivers such municipal solid waste, including recyclables, to a facility that has obtained a permit or authorization pursuant to this chapter, then, upon delivery, such collector shall identify to the receiving facility for each load of municipal solid waste or recyclables, as applicable: (1) The originating regional facility, (2) the originating municipality if such waste did not pass through a regional facility, or (3) the originating regional facility or state if such waste originated outside of the state. If such municipal solid waste load comes from more than one municipality, the collector shall estimate the amount of waste from each municipality.