Borough of Chester Heights, PA
Delaware County
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[Adopted 12-5-1960 by Ord. No. 43A]

§ 158-1 Prohibited acts.

It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, or corporations to dump ashes, rubbish, garbage, papers, machinery, junk, or any refuse or waste matter whatsoever within the limits of the Borough of Chester Heights without first having obtained a permit from Borough Council for dumping on locations approved by Borough Council; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall deprive a resident from dumping or burning his or her own household trash or rubbish on their own property with the limitation that such dumping or burning of household trash or rubbish shall be done in a manner that will not constitute a danger, nuisance or eyesore, nor be a violation of pertinent provisions of Chapter 97, Fire Prevention, of the Code of the Borough of Chester Heights.

§ 158-2 Dumping on private property.

It shall be a violation of this article for any property owner to permit the dumping by others of any ashes, rubbish, garbage, papers, machinery, junk, or any refuse or waste matter whatsoever upon his ground in violation of the terms of this article without first having obtained a permit from Borough Council for dumping on his premises.

§ 158-3 Automobile dumps.

It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, or corporations to set up, establish or maintain an automobile dump or graveyard where old automobiles, or parts thereof, are kept and stored either for business or for other purposes.

§ 158-4 Depositing of material on roads prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person, persons or corporations to cause any earth, stones, bricks, building material or any other substance to collect upon any of the roads of the Borough by reason of moving the same over such roads in or upon any type of vehicle or by hauling through mud or dirt onto the highway, depositing it thereon so as to be unsightly or dangerous, or to interfere with the use of said roads.

§ 158-5 Dumping in streams.

It shall be unlawful for any person, persons or corporations to contribute to stream pollution by dumping ashes, rubbish, garbage, papers, machinery, junk or any refuse or waste matter whatsoever within a distance of 50 feet of the bank of any stream or in any area subject to periodic or occasional inundation within the limits of the Borough of Chester Heights.

§ 158-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person, persons, or corporation violating this article, or any of the provisions thereof, shall pay, upon conviction in summary proceedings before any District Justice of Delaware County, a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100 and, in default thereof shall be committed to the county prison for not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days. Each day this article is violated shall constitute a separate and additional offense.