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As of February 17th 2024 the Rockland transfer station will no longer accept ash from wood stoves, fire pits or any type of burning.

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  • Below are some State Laws and City Ordinances we would like to bring to your attention:

    Title 22 Section 1549 - Smoking in vehicles when minor under 16 years of age are present.

    Smoking is prohibited in a motor vehicle by the operator or a passenger when a person who has not attained 16 years of age is present in that motor vehicle, regardless of weather the motor vehicle's windows are open.

    This is a civil infraction with a court date and a fine of $50.

    Studded tires are prohibited May 1st to October 1st.

    From the 1st day of May to the first day of October, a person may not operate a vehicle with tires having metal studs, wires, spokes or other metal protruding from the tire tread. This is a violation of state law Title 29-A Section 1919-1 with a waiver fine of $137.00

    It is a violation of City Ordinance and State Law to:

    Carry or convey in any way, through any street or public place, any refuse, garbage, decaying or decayed fish, meat or vegetables or any other offal or filthy substances giving off offensive odors or stenches, or any bag or package containing same, in such a manner that it drips, leaks, drops or scatters, or allows the escape of offensive odors or stenches nor shall such conveyance or containers be left standing in any street, public place or private property. Any such conveyance or container, whether transporting any of the above mentioned substances or containers or left standing, shall be covered in a manner that will prevent to the greatest extent reasonably possible any spillage, leakage, or pollution including but not limited to odor and noise.

    Sec. 17-414 Snow Removal

    No vehicle shall be parked within the maintained limits of any street, municipal parking lot, public way or sidewalk between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the months of December, January, February, and March, and no vehicle shall be parked at any other time on any public street, municipal parking lot, or public way so as to interfere with or hinder the removal of snow from the street, municipal parking lot, or public way by the City, plowing or loading or hauling. The Chief of Police may cause any vehicle so parked on any street, municipal parking lot, or public way, so as to interfere with or hinder the removal of snow by the City by plowing or loading or hauling, to be removed from the street, municipal parking lot, or public way and placed in a suitable parking space off the street at the expense of the owner of such vehicle and without the City being liable for any damage that may be caused by such removal, according to the provisions of Section 17?418.

    For the purpose of facilitating the removal of snow, the Director of Public Works or Police Chief may cause to be placed properly marked signs along any street or streets, municipal parking lot, or public way as he shall, from time to time, deem necessary. It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to enter upon, stop, or park within the spaces indicated by such signs.

    State Law Reference: 29-A MRSA §§ 2068, 2069.

    It is a violation of City Ordinance and State Law to:

    Attach, place, paint, write, stamp, paste or otherwise affix any sign, advertisement or other matter upon any electric light or public utilities pole; tree or fire hydrant; or on any bridge, pavement, sidewalk or crosswalk, public building, or any property or thing belonging to the City or located in the public streets or other public places.

    Yard Sale signs must be placed on free standing support systems and be placed on private property with property owners permission.