The occupant of every dwelling, restaurant, market, store or other premises in the Township where papers, garbage, rubbish or refuse shall accumulate shall provide and keep on said premises sufficient and suitable receptacles, with tight-fitting covers, for receiving and holding the aforesaid materials.
[Amended 9-28-1987 by Ord. No. 1376]
All receptacles shall be of metal or plastic or a like material sufficiently strong for collection purposes and shall have a maximum capacity of 30 gallons, but not less than 15 gallons. They shall be watertight and have close-fitting metal or plastic covers. Except for receiving or holding leaves, for which plastic bags may not be used, plastic bags may be used, provided that they are not less than two mils thick. Paper bags, such as grocery bags, will not be acceptable as solid waste containers. Heavy cardboard boxes may be used as receptacles for trash as defined under § 92-2, provided that they are sealed or tied so as to prevent spillage.
The weight of the receptacle and its contents, boxes or any bundle shall not exceed 60 pounds.
Institutional and apartment containers that are covered under other rules and regulations of the Township shall comply with said rules and regulations.
The occupant shall keep all receptacles in a clean and sanitary condition for safe handling at all times.
The Department of Public Works will affix a notice to containers indicating that the containers do not comply with § 92-8 or 92-9 and providing warning that further use of said containers shall result in township refusal to make collections from said containers; provided, however, that receptacles that are badly broken, in disrepair or otherwise fail to meet the requirements set forth in § 92-8 or 92-9 may be treated as rubbish and collected and disposed of as such by the Township.