Township of Franklin, PA
Chester County
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§ 20-101 Short Title.

[Ord. 89-08B, 12/18/1989, § 1]
This Part shall be known as the Franklin Township "Refuse Ordinance."

§ 20-102 Storage Practices; Refuse Containers.

[Ord. 89-08B, 12/18/1989, § 2]
All persons in Franklin Township shall provide storage facilities for any accumulation of refuse in order to prevent the attraction, harboring or breeding of insects or rodents and to eliminate conditions harmful to the public health or which create safety hazards, odors, unsightliness and public nuisances.

§ 20-103 Collection and Disposal.

[Ord. 89-08B, 12/18/1989, § 3; as amended by Ord. 2009-05, 8/19/2009]
All refuse accumulated and to be transported from any property in Franklin Township shall be collected, conveyed, and disposed of only at a landfill approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and operated by the Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority or any other facilities specifically designated by the Chester County Solid Waste Management Plan to receive waste generated in Franklin Township.

§ 20-104 Transportation, Vehicles and Equipment.

[Ord. 89-08B, 12/18/1989, § 4]
1. 
All refuse shall be transported in such a manner as to prevent public health, safety hazards and nuisances.
2. 
Collection personnel operating or otherwise assigned to collection vehicles shall be responsible for the immediate cleaning up and removal of refuse or garbage that may be spilled or scattered during the process of collection.

§ 20-105 Penalties.

[Ord. 89-08B, 12/18/1989, § 5; as amended by Ord. 2009-05, 8/19/2009]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 and not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 20-106 Compliance With Applicable Laws.

[Ord. 89-08B, 12/18/1989, § 6]
All persons shall comply with applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations of this Township and/or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania relating to the collection, transportation, storage or disposal of solid waste. Nothing herein shall be deemed to be inconsistent with any present law or laws hereafter enacted requiring the separation of refuse for recycling.