§ 50.21  AUTHORITY AND POWERS.
   (A)   The municipality is authorized to, by Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-220, and may, at its option, through its legislative body, designate where the following items generated from residential properties shall be taken for processing or sale:
      (1)   Cardboard;
      (2)   Glass food and beverage containers;
      (3)   Leaves;
      (4)   Metal food and beverage containers;
      (5)   Newspapers;
      (6)   Storage batteries;
      (7)   Waste oil;
      (8)   Plastic food and beverage containers; and
      (9)   Scrap metal.
   (B)   In the event that the legislative body exercises its authority, the legislative body shall give a minimum of 60 days' notice of its intent to designate where these items from the residential property shall be taken for processing or sale to all licensed collectors hauling solid waste or such items of the municipality. At the conclusion of the period, the legislative body shall cause notice of the designation to appear in a daily newspaper publishedin the municipality and shall conduct a public hearing thereon.
   (C)   The Board of Public Works is hereby authorized to enact, from time to time, by resolution, such regulations as it shall deem in the public interest regarding separation, collection, recovery, removal and storage or recyclables and enforcement of this subchapter.
   (D)   The Mayor shall, and is granted the authority to, designate a person to be contacted by the DEP with inquiries regarding the recycling program.
   (E)   The Mayor shall, and is granted the authority to, designate a municipal agent to receive complaints and notices of violations of the separation requirements set forth in Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-220 and this subchapter.
   (F)   The Board is hereby authorized to add or delete, from time to time, items on the list of mandatory and optional recyclables so long as the action is not in conflict with the Connecticut General Statutes and/or Department of Environmental Protection regulations.
   (G)   The Board is hereby authorized to adopt a fee schedule and a method for ensuring payment of the fees; for depositing any and all recyclables at any municipal, or municipally-designated, disposal facility for recyclables.
   (H)   The Board, through resolution, shall adopt rules and regulations, from time to time, governing any practice and related practices contained in this subchapter; provided that, the rules and regulations are not inconsistent with the state general statutes, Department of Environmental Protection regulations or any provisions of this subchapter.
   (I)   The Board is hereby authorized to employ or make contracts with persons for the separation, collection, transportation, processing and/or marketing of recyclables as provided for in Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-220(g), to carry out the provisions of this subchapter.
(1967 Code, § 8-57)  (Ord. passed 5-11-1992)