Vance County Litter Control Ordinance

Excerpts From Ordinance 30

Section II – Regulations

  1. It shall be unlawful for any person to place, throw, discard, dump or deposit litter in any manner or amount on public or private property in Vance County, except in containers or areas lawfully provided therefore.
  2. Vehicles or containers used for the collection and transportation by whatever means, including but not limited to, highway, rail, and navigable waterway, of garbage, or refuse containing garbage shall be covered with a tarpaulin or similar material or otherwise secured to prevent the loss of such material when en route to destination.
  3. In the prosecution charging a violation of Section II(2) from a motor vehicle, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was the origin of the litter, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time of such violation the registered owner or operator of said vehicle, shall constitute in evidence a presumption that the registered owner was the person who committed the violation.
  4. All Manufactured Home Parks shall comply with Vance County Ordinance #3 Article 6.2(n) which states the owner or his designee shall be responsible for maintaining the park free of litter, debris, and garbage. The owner or occupant of any other property, with exception to solid waste disposal sites in accordance with the Solid Waste Management Act and the Federal Act, shall be responsible for the sanitary storage of all solid waste accumulated on the property.
  5. It shall be unlawful for any person to establish or allow to be established on his land a solid waste management facility, or otherwise treat, store, or dispose of solid waste unless a permit for the facility has been obtained from the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Waste Management.
  6. A person operating or having operated an open dump for disposal of solid waste or a person who knowingly owns land on which such an open dump is or has been operating shall immediately close the site in accordance with the following requirements:
    1. Implement effective vector control, including baiting for at least two weeks after closing, to prevent vector migration to adjacent properties;
    2. If the site is deemed suitable by the Vance County Environmental Manager, compact and cover existing solid waste in place with one foot or more of suitable compacted earth; a condition of closing the site by compacting and covering the waste in place shall be recordation of the waste disposal location by the property owner with the Register of Deeds in Vance County.
    3. If the site is deemed unsuitable by the County, all solid waste must be removed and placed in and approved disposal site or facility.
    4. Implement erosion control measures by grading and seeding; and
    5. Prevent unauthorized entry to the site by means of gates, chains, berms, fences and other security measures approved by the County and post signs indicating closure for a period designated by the Environmental Manager not to exceed one year.
    6. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the demolition of a structure or to remove shingles from a structure without having secured a permit from the Vance County Code Enforcement Office.

Any Person who violates this ordinance may be fined as much as $1,000 and found guilty of a Class I felony.

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