[Adopted 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 594]
The purpose of this article is to establish requirements for the proper handling of yard waste in the Borough of Harrington Park, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words and derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this article clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
- The placement of yard waste in a trash can, bucket, bag or other vessel, so as to prevent the yard waste from spilling or blowing out into the street and coming into contact with stormwater.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political division of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
- Any street, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, viaduct, drive, or other way which is an existing state, county, or municipal roadway, and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, parking areas, and other areas within the street lines.
- YARD WASTE
- Grass clippings and other yard debris.
The owner or occupant of any property, or any employee or contractor of such owner or occupant engaged to provide lawn care or landscaping services, shall not sweep, rake, blow or otherwise place yard waste in the street, unless the yard waste is containerized. If yard waste that is not containerized is placed in the street, the party responsible for placement of yard waste must remove the yard waste from the street or said party shall be deemed in violation of this article.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Harrington Park Police Department and/or the Board of Health and/or the Department of Public Works and/or the Construction Department.
[Amended 4-18-2011 by Ord. No. 658]
Any person(s) who continues to be in violation of the provisions of this article, after being duly notified, shall be subject to the penalties as set forth in Chapter 164, Fines and Penalties.