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Chapter 48. Solid Waste (Trash). [Note]
Article I. In General.
§ 48-1. Definitions.
§ 48-2. Applicability of chapter.
§ 48-3. Administration of chapter.
§ 48-4. Authority of council to regulate and control collection of solid waste.
§ 48-5. Permit required to collect or dispose of solid wastes.
§ 48-6. Regulations for collection or disposal.
§ 48-7. Reserved.
§ 48-8. Authority to establish service districts and disposal facilities.
§ 48-8A. Establishment of solid waste management district; systems benefit charge.
§ 48-9. Disposal sites generally.
§ 48-10. Deposit at other than approved place prohibited.
§ 48-11. Unlawful disposal of garbage or solid waste.
§ 48-11A. Disposal of garbage or solid waste in another’s container.
§ 48-12. Feeding of garbage to swine.
§§ 48-13-48-15. Reserved.
§ 48-16. On-site disposal by burial.
§ 48-17. Disposal by use of compost piles.
§ 48-17B. Strategic plan to advance composting, compost use and food waste diversion in Montgomery County.
§ 48-18. Collectors and haulers-Generally.
§ 48-19. Licensing of collectors and haulers.
§ 48-20. Licensing of collectors and haulers — Registration of vehicles.
§ 48-21. General regulations for collectors.
§ 48-22. Permit required to haul garbage, etc., from outside state into county; exceptions; penalty.
§ 48-23. Leaving collection, hauling, etc., vehicle unattended; penalty.
§ 48-24. Storage and removal.
§ 48-24A. Storage of vehicles.
§ 48-25. Permits and licenses issued under chapter-Expiration; transfer.
§ 48-26. Permits and licenses — Fees.
§ 48-27. Permits and licenses — Refusal to renew; revocation or suspension.
§ 48-28. Permits and licenses - Appeals.
§ 48-29. Solid waste collection districts.
§ 48-30. Penalty for violations of chapter; injunctive, etc., relief.
Article II. Solid Waste Service Charges.
§ 48-31. Annual charges set by council resolution.
§ 48-32. Imposition; amount; exemptions.
§ 48-33. Persons subject to charges.
§ 48-34. Extension of credit; posting of collateral.
§ 48-35. Collection; partial payment; interest penalties.
§ 48-36. Default in payment.
§ 48-37. Refunds.
Article III. Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
§ 48-38. Established; composition; terms.
§ 48-39. Duties.
§ 48-40. Officers; committees; bylaws; meetings; quorum.
§ 48-41. Advocacy.
§ 48-42. Administrative and staff support.
Article IV. Solid Waste Fund.
§ 48-43. Established; purpose; operation and maintenance.
§ 48-44. Contracts; appropriations.
Article V. Recycling
§ 48-45. Findings and policies.
§ 48-46. Recyclable solid waste; definition.
§ 48-47. Recyclable solid waste program.
§ 48-48. Compliance.
§ 48-49. Enforcement.
§ 48-50. Marketing of recyclable solid waste; contracts.
§ 48-51. Regulations.
Article VI. Disposable Food Service Products and Packaging Materials.
§ 48-52. Definitions.
§ 48-53. Prohibition on use of polystyrene food service products.
§ 48-54. Compostable or recyclable disposable food service ware required.
§ 48-55. Education and outreach; recyclable and compostable food service ware list.
§ 48-56. Prohibition on sale.
§ 48-57. Exemptions.
§ 48-58. Enforcement.
Article VII. Prohibited Release of Balloons.
§ 48-59. Definitions.
§ 48-60. Prohibition.
§ 48-61. Education and outreach.
§ 48-62. Enforcement.
*Editor's note-The ten-year solid waste management plan was upheld in King v. Gleason, 32 Md. App. 151, 359 A.2d 245 (1976).
2008 L.M.C., ch. 5, §§ 3, 6 and 7 state:
Sec. 3. Any regulation in effect when this Act takes effect that implements a function transferred to another Department or Office under Section 1 of this Act continues in effect, but any reference in any regulation to the Department from which the function was transferred must be treated as referring to the Department to which the function is transferred. The transfer of a function under this Act does not affect any right of a party to any legal proceeding begun before this Act took effect.
Sec. 6. Any responsibility or right granted by law, ordinance, regulation, delegation of authority, contract, or other document to the Department of Public Works and Transportation in connection with solid waste is transferred to the Department of Environmental Protection.
Sec. 7. Any duty or authority involving solid waste assigned by the County's Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan to the Department of Public Works and Transportation and the Director of that Department are reassigned to the Department of Environmental Protection and the Director of that Department, respectively. Any reference in that Plan to the Department of Public Works and Transportation or the Director of that Department must be treated as referring to the Department of Environmental Protection and the Director of the Department of Environmental Protection, respectively.