NOTIFICATION FOR ABATEMENT OF REFUSE FEE
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL REQUESTS FOR ABATEMENTS FOR TRASH DISPOSAL MUST BE
RECEIVED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS – REFUSE DIVISION WITHIN 45 DAYS OF THE
DATE OF ISSUANCE OF EACH WATER/SEWER/REFUSE BILL UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED WITHIN
THE CITY OF BROCKTON ORDINANCES.
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL 508-580-7827 OR EMAIL REFUSEABATEMENT@COBMA.US
Sec. 8-10. - Abatement of fee.
Owners of owner-occupied multifamily dwellings of two (2) or three (3) units may arrange for the
abatement of forty (40) percent of the trash disposal fee for the second or third unit of their
dwellings if the unit is not being utilized for rental purposes. The abatement may be obtained by
presenting the following to the department of public works within forty-five (45) days of the
issuance of a bill for the trash disposal fee by the city:
A sworn statement from the property owner stating that the second or third unit will not be
used for rental purposes during the billing period and that the property owner receives no
rental income from the second or third unit.
A certified copy of the most recent census listing indicating those persons residing at the
A copy of the property owner's previous year's federal and state tax return, not to be placed on
Property owners subject to the trash disposal fee who have contracted with a private company for
trash disposal may arrange for the full abatement of the fee by presenting a copy of the contract to
the department of public works within forty-five (45) days of the issuance of a bill for the trash
Property owners who are age seventy (70) and entitled to exemptions under Massachusetts General
Laws chapter 59, section 5, clauses 17D and 41C as determined annually by the board of assessors,
shall be entitled to a full abatement of the trash disposal fee.
Property owners who are age sixty-five (65) by December 31 of the previous year and are entitled to
exemptions under Massachusetts General Laws chapter 59, section 5, clauses 17D and 41C, if seventy
(70), must apply annually to the commissioner of public works between January 1 and March 1 of the
current year to be granted a full abatement of the trash disposal fee.
(Ord. No. D282, 3-29-90; Ord. No. D291, 7-27-90; Ord. No. D292, 7-27-90; Ord. No. D308, 9-8-91;
Ord. No. F006, 10-10-01; Ord. No. G001, § 2, 4-25-02)