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SECTION 7.6 DUMPING PROHIBITED

No person shall throw or place or cause to be thrown or placed any trash, refuse, rubbish, debris or material of any kind for purposes of disposal or abandonment on any property in the city without permission of the owner.

The following shall be considered illegal dumping within the meaning of this ordinance:

1. Disposal of trash generated by a business or residence and carried to the site of a barrel placed on city property for the convenience of residents and motorists; 2. Disposal of trash generated by a business or residence and deposited in a dumpster located at a city owned or operated facility.

No property owner shall permit any trash, refuse, rubbish, debris or material of any kind to be thrown or placed on property under his control for purposes of disposing or abandoning use of the same.

Violations of this ordinance may be punished in the manner provided in Chapter 40 Section 21D and shall be punishable by a fine of $300.00 per offense; provided that, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 270 Section 16, the Director of Public Health or his agents and employees may impose a fine of $1000 for placing, throwing, depositing or discharging trash, bottles or cans, refuse, rubbish, garbage, debris, scrap, waste or other material of any kind on a public highway, public land, any land dedicated for open space purposes or in, upon or within 20 yards of coastal or inland waters and may apply the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 270 Section 16 to the use of a motor vehicle for said purposes. Each twenty four hours period during which a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense for which a separate and additional fine shall be imposed.