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:
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
"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.
Trash containers which are not stored outdoors and are only placed outdoors on the day
of trash collection heed not be equipped with covers.
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.
Only trash., litter and refuse stored in authorized rubbish receptacles, including heavy
duty plastic bags will be collected by the City of Lynn.
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.
The City of Lynn Department of Inspectional Services shall be the enforcing authority for
the provisions of this Ordinance.
The provisions of this Ordinance shall be subject to Non-Criminal Dispositions as
permitted by M.G.L. c. 40, §21D.
All ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
This Ordinance shall take effect thirty-one (31) days after its final approvals adopted