Ord II-3a

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IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND EIGHT AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AN

ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO LITTER AND REFUSE IN THE CITY OF LYNN

 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Lynn and by the authority of the same as

follows, to wit:

 

SECTION 1:00

 

All-trash, Utter and refuse located upon private property awaiting collection and kept

outdoors shall be stored in an "authorized rubbish receptacle". An "authorized rubbish

receptacle" shall be construed preferably of heavy plastic or of metal, with tight-fitting

covers, and shall be fly tight, rodent resistant, nonflammable and waterproof. Authorized

rubbish receptacles for City rubbish collection shall not exceed fifty pounds per

container. Limit on weight does not apply to authorized rubbish receptacles for private

collection. Receptacles should have the resident's address displayed clearly on the side of

the barrel.

 

"Authorized rubbish receptacles" shall also mean heavy-duty plastic bags that are

fastened securely with wire, string or tape and must be stored in authorized rubbish

receptacles with tight fitting covers when stored outside. On the day of collection only

heavy duty plastic bags can be placed out and can only be put on top of authorized

rubbish receptacles and cannot be placed on the ground.

 

SECTION 2:00

 

Trash containers which are not stored outdoors and are only placed outdoors on the day

of trash collection heed not be equipped with covers.

 

SECTION 3:00

 

All acceptable refuse may be placed out for collection no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on the

day before scheduled collection and no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of trash

collection. All acceptable rubbish receptacles shall be removed from the sidewalk no

later than 6:00 p.m. on the day of collection.

 

SECTION 4:00

 

Only trash., litter and refuse stored in authorized rubbish receptacles, including heavy

duty plastic bags will be collected by the City of Lynn.

 

SECTION 5:00

 

Any person(s) who shall fail to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance shall

receive a written warning for the first offense and shall be fined Three Hundred ($300.00)

Dollars for each subsequent offense.

 

SECTION 6:00

 

The City of Lynn Department of Inspectional Services shall be the enforcing authority for

the provisions of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 7:00

 

The provisions of this Ordinance shall be subject to Non-Criminal Dispositions as

permitted by M.G.L. c. 40, 21D.

 

SECTION 8:00

 

All ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

 

SECTION 9:00

 

This Ordinance shall take effect thirty-one (31) days after its final approvals adopted

and advertised.

 



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