“AN ORDINANCE IN AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE II, ‘RECYCLING,’ OF CHAPTER 217 OF THE
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Section 1. Section 217-14 of Article II of the Westerly Code of Ordinances entitled “Definitions is hereby amended by adding thereto the following:
§ 217-14. Definitions.
The following words, terms, and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the means ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
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E-WASTE – Computers, computer components and other electronic products containing circuit boards and/or CRT, cellular phones, televisions, stereos, compact disc/DVD players, mercury and PCB (polychlorinated biphenyis) containing components, cadmium containing rechargeable batteries and microwaves. “E-Waste” does not include non-hazardous wastes such as nickel ion or alkaline batteries, copper wires unless it is contaminated with hazardous heavy metals or chemicals, or mercury thermometers or PCB containing florescent bulbs.
PROPER RECYCLING – Collection and recycling in which the discarded E-Waste is brought to the Town of Westerly Recycling Center or other duly licensed recycling facility
Section 2. Article II, ‘Recycling,’ of Chapter 217 is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
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C. It shall be a violation of this ordinance for any person, business, corporation or commercial hauler to improperly dispose of E-Waste by any method other than recycling.
D. Not withstanding any other provision in this article, any person violating the provisions of this ordinance or any regulation herein shall be fined $100.00 for the first offense and up to $500.00 for each subsequent offense.
E. Not withstanding any other provision in this article, any commercial establishment, corporation or business violating this ordinance shall be fined $100.00 for the first offense and up to $500.00 for each subsequent offense.
F. Any commercial hauler violating this ordinance shall be subject to those fines and penalties set forth in Section 217-9 B (3).
Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage.