13 Refuse, Litter and Offensive Material
13 REFUSE, LITTER AND OFFENSIVE MATERIAL
This section is made pursuant to Section 145 and 146 of the Local Government Act 2002.
13.1 No occupier of any premises shall allow refuse to remain at such premises unless that refuse is stored in a safe and sanitary manner.
13.1.1 An authorised Council Officer may issue a written notice requiring any owner or occupier of a premises to remove or dispose of any accumulated refuse or salvaged materials which exist on a property occupied by that person that is or is likely to be injurious to health, or be offensive, or harbour vermin or is likely to create a fire hazard.
13.2 Public Places
No person shall deposit any offensive matter or any household, commercial or industrial refuse of any
kind in public litter receptacles.
13.2.1 no person shall throw or leave any dead animal, or part of an animal, or offensive matter of any kind including untreated human waste on any public place, or in any waterway or on its bank.
13.2.2 no person shall fail to properly dispose of the body or part of the body of any animal in their possession that may have been killed or died while straying, or while being driven on any public place.
13.2.3 no person shall transport any refuse or offensive matter over any street or public place unless the receptacle used is covered or secured to prevent the escape of any contents.
13.2.4 no person shall sweep any refuse, dust or litter onto any public place, including into any kerb or channel, from any house or business.
13.2.5 no owner of any premises shall permit water to drip from those premises or discharge onto any public place.
13.2.6 no person shall place or deposit litter or any materials or item or substance which are likely to be hazardous or injurious to any person, or likely to create a nuisance, in any public place.
13.3 Collection of Refuse and/or Recycling
No person shall leave out for collection by or on behalf of Council any rubbish or receptacle containing refuse on any day which Council has not by public notice nominated as the day for refuse collection in the area that the property/person is located.
13.3.1 The following substances or materials are prohibited from being disposed of in official Council refuse receptacles or recycling receptacles for collection:
(c) any machinery or part thereof or any metal or other refuse which could damage collection or disposal equipment.
(d) any commercial or industrial refuse.
(e) any broken glass, crockery, metal containers, or other similar sharp objects unless such materials are properly wrapped so as to prevent injury to any person handling the receptacle.
(f) hot ash.
(g) any unwrapped cold ash, to protect any person handling the receptacle from the risk of breathing ash dust.
(h) any liquids or wet materials unless well wrapped or contained to prevent leakage from the receptacle.
13.3.2 For occupational health and safety reasons, no person shall place any approved receptacle for collection that, with contents, weighs more than 15 kilograms.
13.3.3 Material put out for recycling must be clean and not contaminated by food or other organic or inorganic material.
13.3.4 Any approved receptacle put out for collection of refuse and/or recycling in residential areas must be placed:
(a) As close to the kerb as possible without obstructing the footpath or carriageway,
(b) directly in front of the residence discarding the refuse, where possible,
(c) not earlier than 5pm on the day preceding the collection day,
(d) at any other specified place or time as determined by the Council and publicly notified from time to time.
13.3.5 Any refuse and/or recycling not collected and any reusable receptacles must be recovered by the person who placed it out for collection on the day of the collection.
13.3.6 No person shall open, damage, interfere with or remove any receptacle placed out for refuse and/or recycling collection by Council or its agents, except in the course of collecting it on behalf of Council.
13.3.7 No person shall collect any receptacles placed out for collection on the kerbside except Council's contractor or any other person authorised by Council.
13.3.8 No person shall allow any accumulation of refuse and/or recycling in any public place unless it is contained in an approved receptacle placed for collection in accordance with this bylaw.
13.4 Commercial or Industrial Refuse
No person shall dispose of, permit the disposal of, or leave out for collection by Council any commercial or industrial refuse or recycling, other than at an approved transfer station.