Township of Springfield, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Springfield 6-10-1970 by Ord. No. 598.[1] Section 16-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 11.
Fire Department — See Ch. 34.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 36.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 40.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance replaces Section 28.1, Bonfires and Outdoor Rubbish Fires, of Article 28 of the Fire Prevention Code adopted by Ch. 36, Fire Prevention. Section 28-1 was deleted by § 36-3L of that chapter.

§ 16-1 Outdoor burning of garbage and trash prohibited.

It shall be unlawful to burn, or cause to be burned, garbage or household, business or industrial trash or similar waste products of every nature or kind out-of-doors, either in incinerators or without incinerators, on either public or private property in the Township of Springfield.

§ 16-2 Burning of organic matter.

[Amended 6-9-1976 by Ord. No. 654; 1-13-1982 by Ord. No. 709; 11-13-1991 by Ord. No. 782]
It shall be unlawful to burn or cause to be burned out-of-doors, either with incinerators or without incinerators, on either public or private property, in the Township of Springfield, leaves, brush, grass and similar organic matter.

§ 16-3 Restrictions on time and location.

Under no circumstances shall any burning be done before 7:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m., nor shall any burning be done except at reasonable and safe distances from buildings and with a responsible person in constant attendance, nor shall any burning be done which causes any nauseous vapor or odor or which causes an undue amount of smoke. This section shall not apply to the type of burning allowable under § 16-4 of this chapter.

§ 16-4 Barbecues.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to apply to the usual use of barbecues or outside fireplaces for the cooking of food.

§ 16-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-13-1988 by Ord. No. 756]
Any person, the partners of any copartnership and the officers of any association or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs.