Borough of Lewisburg, PA
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lewisburg 10-27-1971 by Ord. No. 624. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department  — See Ch. 32.
Grass, weeds and other vegetation  — See Ch. 182.

§ 125-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations have the meanings given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural include the singular, and words used in the singular include the plural. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory. Specific terms are as follows:
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food.
PERSON
Person, individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, society, association, or any officer, agent, or employee thereof, and the penal provisions may apply to any one or all of the parties designated.
REFUSE
All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes such as garbage, ashes, petroleum products, including gasoline, kerosene, oil, grease, and the like, whether new or used, street cleanings, dead animals, and industrial wastes.
RUBBISH
All nonputrescible solid wastes, such as barrels, bedding, cans, cardboard, paper, leaves, car bodies, crockery, drums, glass, grass cuttings, metal, rags, rubber, sawdust, trees, tree stumps, weeds, wire, wood scraps, and similar material.

§ 125-2 Specific acts prohibited.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to cause, suffer, or allow the open-fire burning of any refuse, rubbish, or garbage, from which the products of combustion are discharged into the open air.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to cause, suffer, or allow the burning or incineration of any refuse, rubbish or garbage using a backyard type burner; specifically the use of cans, drums, wire containers, or incinerators is prohibited.

§ 125-3 Exceptions and exemptions.

[Amended 4-17-2012 by Ord. No. 1014]
This chapter shall not apply to open fires, barbecues or other domestic open combustion areas used solely for the cooking of consumable foods, nor to any training activities of the Lewisburg Fire Companies or Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department, or to other organizations dedicated to the public good, where open fires or incineration shall be an integral part of their training or effective purposes.

§ 125-4 Registration of devices and equipment.

It is unlawful for any person to construct, install, alter, or replace any article, machine, device, equipment or other contrivance or facility capable of incineration or permitting the emission of air contaminants into the atmosphere until a Certificate of Registration has been obtained from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources, and such certifications shall be registered with the Office of the Borough Secretary prior to the effective date of operation thereof.

§ 125-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-20-1987 by Ord. No. 833]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300, and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.