Article II – Collection and Disposal
CHAPTER 50 – SOLID WASTE
DIVISION 1. – GENERALLY
Sec. 50-36. – Provided.
The county provides for its citizens a system, plan or method for the disposal of solid waste at sites designated as public landfills. To facilitate the collection and disposal of household garbage, the county provides convenience centers at various locations in the county. The county or its contractual agent will transport the household garbage from the convenience centers to the public landfills.
(Ord. 4-9-1985, § 3(a); Ord. of 6-8-2010)
Sec. 50-37. – Limitations on disposal.
It shall be unlawful to dump, burn, bury, destroy or otherwise dispose of solid waste within the boundaries of the county except at county-approved public or private landfills. This provision, however, shall not apply to the disposal of solid waste on private property by the owner or by others who have obtained written permission of the property owner to dispose of solid waste on the property, so long as the place of disposal does not become a public nuisance or create a hazard to health and welfare and is not prohibited by state or federal law.
(Ord. of 4-9-1985, § 3(b); Ord. of 6-8-2010)
Sec. 50-38. – Origin of refuse.
Refuse disposed at the county convenience centers and sanitary landfill must have been generated in Orange County, and such refuse may only be disposed of by residents and landowners of Orange County, or county approved commercial vendors. The county administrator is authorized to establish such policies and procedures are necessary to implement the requirements of this section.
(Ord. of 6-14-2016)
Sec. 50-39. – Disposal charges.
Disposal charges shall be adopted, by resolution, by the board of supervisors. No fees shall be waived except by authority of the board of supervisors.
(Ord. of 6-8-2010)
Secs. 50-40—50-60. – Reserved.
DIVISION 2. – CONTAINERS
Sec. 50-61. – Use.
(a) Containers provided by the county shall be used only for the disposal of household garbage from households located within the county.
(b) It shall be unlawful for a person other than a resident or property owner of the county to deposit household or any other solid waste in a container.
(Ord. of 4-9-1985, § 4(a); Ord. of 6-8-2010)
Sec. 50-62. – No liquids allowed.
All household garbage shall be drained free of liquids before being placed in a container.
(Ord. of 4-9-1985, § 4(b); Ord. of 6-8-2010)
Sec. 50-63. – Transportation of commercial, industrial waste.
Persons engaging in commercial and industrial operations shall transport their solid waste directly to a public landfill or to some other approved landfill at such times and upon such conditions as the county or its contractual agent shall prescribe.
(Ord. of 4-9-1985, § 4(c); Ord. of 6-8-2010)
Sec. 50-64. – Disposal of household garbage.
Persons in the private business of collection and disposing of household garbage and receiving compensation shall transport such household garbage to a public landfill or to some other approved landfill. Household garbage collected by such persons shall not be deposited in the containers provided by the county.
(Ord. 4-9-1985, § 4(d); Ord. of 6-8-2010)
Sec. 50-65. – Transportation of rubbish.
Any person disposing of rubbish shall transport to a public landfill in the same manner as is prescribed for persons engaging in commercial and industrial operations in section 50-63.
(Ord. 4-9-1985, § 4(e); Ord. of 6-8-2010)
Sec. 50-66. – Restrictions and limitations.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person other than a representative of the county or the contractual agent to enter a container for any other purpose of to remove any solid waste from a container unless prior written permission is obtained from the county administrator.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to scavenge in or around a container or to remove items deposited in a container by some other person unless prior written permission is obtained from the county administrator.
(c) It shall be unlawful to place dead animals, rubbish, or industrial waste in any container. These items may be brought directly to the landfill site.
(d) It shall be unlawful to litter container sites or to place any solid waste outside a container.
(e) It shall be unlawful to set fire to, to deface, or to overturn a container.
(Ord. 4-9-1985, § 5; Ord. of 6-8-2010)