Notices of Violation will be issued to property owners that fail to comply with the established solid waste collection guidelines. What does this mean? This means that if a property owner puts out their bulky waste too early or too late, if they don’t tie and bundle their branches to comply with the 4/50 Rule or comply with any of the other established collection guidelines, the following actions will be taken:
Step 1: A Courtesy Notice of Violation and educational materials will be left on the property.
Step 2: If the violation is not corrected within the specified timeframe given on the Courtesy Notice of Violation, an official Notice of Violation is issued and left on the property. In the event the property is a rental, a copy of the violation is also mailed to the property owner. The property owner is required to correct the violation within five days.
Step 3: If the violation is not corrected within five days, the violation will be removed by RCAD.
Step 4: The property owner will be sent an invoice for the collection and disposal of the violation, as well as a $125 administrative fee.
Step 5: If the property owner doesn’t pay for this service within the specified timeframe, RCAD will pursue collection actions.
Important: Property owners are responsible for all violations on their property, even if they don’t live there. In the event a violation is cleared from a rental property, the property owner will be sent the invoice and will be expected to pay. Absence is not an excuse for not maintaining your property!
Property owners who continually violate the collection guidelines will not continue to receive a Courtesy Notice of Violation. We will skip Step 1 and go straight to Step 2.
TIPS TO AVOID A SWALE VIOLATION