City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg by Ord. No. 22-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CROSS-REFERENCES
Burning rubbish, garbage, etc.: see §§ 6-311.19 and 6-313.7.
Dumping on vacant lots: see § 6-305.2.
Placing light rubbish in passageways: see § 6-311.6.
Solid waste collection and disposal: see Chs. 9-303 and 9-305.
Sweeping waste materials into streets: see § 6-313.8.

§ 6-309.1 Storage receptacles required.

Effective January 1, 1986, every dwelling unit shall be supplied by the occupant with approved ash, garbage and rubbish storage receptacles, except that in the case of multifamily dwellings, rooming houses, hotels and motels, the owner or operator shall be responsible for supplying such receptacles.

§ 6-309.2 Occupants to supply storage facilities.

[Ord. No. 6-1995]
Every other building in which rubbish or garbage is produced by reason of the activity carried on therein shall be supplied by the occupant with approved garbage and rubbish storage facilities.

§ 6-309.3 Ash storage facilities.

[Ord. No. 6-1995]
Every dwelling unit or other building in which ashes are produced from coal or other fuels used for heating or cooking purposes shall be supplied by the occupant with approved ash storage facilities.

§ 6-309.4 Garbage receptacle requirements.

Effective January 1, 1986, garbage receptacles shall:
A. 
Be made of durable, watertight, rust-resistant material, such as metal or plastic;
B. 
Have a tight-fitting lid which shall be kept on the receptacle at all times except when depositing or removing refuse;
C. 
Have a capacity of not less than 10 gallons;
D. 
Be kept in good condition so as to be free of leakage or drainage; and
E. 
Be kept clean by thoroughly rinsing and draining as often as necessary so as not to provide food, harborage or a breeding area for insects, birds or other vectors.

§ 6-309.5 Rubbish receptacle requirements.

[Ord. No. 6-1995]
Rubbish receptacles shall be made of metal or other strong material impervious to water of a capacity of not less than 1/2 bushel nor more than two bushels and shall be kept in good condition. Any such receptacle not having a lid shall be so used as to prevent the falling or dumping of rubbish upon the premises or streets.

§ 6-309.6 Ash receptacle requirements.

[Ord. No. 6-1995]
Ash receptacles shall be made of metal, with tight-fitting lids, of a capacity of not more than one bushel and shall be kept in good condition.

§ 6-309.7 Garbage to be separate from rubbish and ashes.

[Ord. No. 6-1995]
Garbage shall not be deposited in the same receptacle as that for rubbish or ashes.

§ 6-309.8 Location of receptacles.

[Ord. No. 6-1995[1]]
The occupant of every dwelling unit shall store garbage, rubbish and ash receptacles and recycling containers upon the premises and outside the habitable rooms thereof. Such receptacles shall not be stored upon fire escapes, on the streets, sidewalks or other public places, except that during a twelve-hour period prior to the announced time of collection by the Bureau of City Services, all receptacles, containers and recycling containers may be placed on the sidewalk nearest the point of collection. Garbage receptacles shall not be stored within any dwelling.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).

§ 6-309.9 Refuse disposal and collection.

A. 
No person shall dump, burn, bury, destroy or otherwise dispose of refuse, except at an approved refuse disposal site.
B. 
No person shall collect, haul, transport or convey refuse in open, unenclosed or nonleakproof vehicles.

§ 6-309.10 Recyclables.

The provisions of Chapter 9-309 are incorporated here as if fully set forth.

§ 6-309.99 Penalty. [1]

Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to Chapter 6-103, Enforcement and Penalty, of these Codified Ordinances.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).