[Adopted 4-23-1985 by Ord. No. 94]
The following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them by this section:
- Includes paper of the type commonly referred to as newsprint and distributed at stated intervals, usually daily or weekly, having printed thereon news and opinions and containing advertisements and other matters of public interest. Magazines and periodicals as well as all other paper products of any nature are not considered newspaper.
- Material having an economic value in the secondary materials market. The following materials have such economic value: aluminum cans and articles, bimetal cans, glass containers, corrugated paper (cardboard and paper boxes), magazines, computer printout paper, computer tab cards, office tapes, steel cans, newspaper and paper products not chemically coated.
There is hereby established a recycling program for the mandatory separating of recyclables from garbage and rubbish in the Borough of Chester Heights.
Newspapers shall be kept separate from other refuse and shall be collected by the Borough or under subcontract by its designated agent. Individual household units shall separate and prepare for collection these materials in the following manner: newspapers shall be tied both across and lengthwise in easy-to-manage bundles or placed in paper bags and kept dry. These materials shall be placed either at the curbside to be collected at times designated by the Borough or placed in recycling shelters at any time.
From the time of placement of recyclables at the curb or in recycling shelters for collection in accordance with the terms hereof, items shall be and become the property of the Borough of Chester Heights or its authorized agent. It shall be a violation of this article for any person unauthorized by the Borough to collect or pick up or cause to be collected or picked up any such items. Any and each such collection in violation hereof from one or more locations shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.
It shall be unlawful for a person to collect, remove or dispose of solid waste which contains newspaper combined with other forms of solid waste.
The Borough Council, or its agent, is empowered to designate the day(s) of the month on which recyclables shall be collected, removed and disposed of from a particular area.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this article or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $300, except that the maximum fine for failure to comply with § 158-9 hereof shall not exceed $10 for the first offense or $50 for any succeeding offense. No enforcement of § 158-9 of this article shall be made until two months from the effective date hereof.
Any resident may donate or sell used newspapers to any person, partnership or corporation whether operating for profit or not for profit. Said person, partnership or corporation may not, however, under any circumstances pick up said used newspapers from the curbside in the Borough of Chester Heights.