City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg 7-3-2018 by Ord. No. 5-2018.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 9-305, Municipal Waste Disposal, adopted by Ord. No. 22-1992, as amended.
Designated recyclables for the recycling program established pursuant to this chapter shall be determined by the rules and regulations promulgated by the Director DPW. The City reserves the right to add or remove an item or items from its designated list at any time upon notification of the public.
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General provisions. All commercial, municipal or institutional establishments are required to source-separate all designated recyclable materials and to provide for transportation of those designated recyclable materials, either through the City or its agents or a private hauler. The Director DPW or a designee shall be responsible for all aspects of a recycling program in the City of Harrisburg, including the preparation of all necessary plans for recyclable materials and the coordination of those plans with local, state and federal agencies. Authority is conferred upon the Director DPW to promulgate rules and regulations as are necessary to implement and carry out the intent of this chapter. All collection of recycling under this chapter shall be done in accordance with the rules and regulations.
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Curbside collection. It shall be the responsibility of the City or its agents to make periodic curbside collections of reasonable accumulations of recycling from residential and commercial properties. A reasonable accumulation of recycling shall be such accumulation as can be conveniently collected and handled by the persons responsible for the periodic collection of recycling material. Recycling shall be collected by the City or its agents at times pursuant to a plan and schedule designated by the Director DPW in the promulgated rules and regulations.
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Recycling receptacles. Recycling receptacles, including barrels, carts, and dumpsters, shall comply with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Director DPW and shall be maintained in good condition by the owner or occupier of the premises. Any receptacle which does not conform to the provisions of this chapter, or which may have ragged or sharp edges or any other defect liable to hamper or injure the person collecting the contents thereof, shall be promptly replaced.
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Collection of recyclables. Collection of recyclables in the City of Harrisburg shall be under the direction of the Director DPW. Authority is conferred upon the Director DPW to promulgate rules and regulations concerning the days of collection, pickup points, routes, and the type of receptacle and conveyance. The schedule shall direct recyclables to be collected on a regularly scheduled weekly pickup.
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Existing contracts. Nothing contained in this section, chapter or code shall be construed to interfere with or in any way modify the provisions of any existing contract which is consistent with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in force in the City on the effective date of this code. No renewal of any existing contract upon the expiration of the original term thereof and no new contract for the collection, transportation, processing, or purchase of municipal waste or recyclables shall be entered into after the effective date of this chapter, unless such renewal of such contract shall conform to the requirements of this chapter.
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Private haulers. If a commercial, municipal or institutional establishment utilizes a private hauler to transport the designated recyclable materials, such establishment which hired the private hauler is required to provide annual written documentation as to the type and weight of materials recycled during the preceding 12 months. Reports are due to the City in a form provided by the City no later than March 1 of each year.
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General provisions. Disposal of recycling shall be under the direction of the Director DPW. Authority is conferred upon the Director DPW to promulgate rules and regulations concerning the days of operation, receiving hours, type of receptacle and conveyance, and the designation of acceptable and unacceptable recycling material. The Director DPW shall promulgate rules and regulations with respect to those other specific matters for which such authority is herein granted, and to change and modify any and all such rules and regulations from time to time in the manner provided by law, provided that such rules and regulations shall not be inconsistent with the provisions herewith.
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Existing contracts. Nothing contained in this section, chapter or code shall be construed to interfere with or in any way modify the provisions of any existing contract which is consistent with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in force in the City on the effective date of this code. No renewal of any existing contract upon the expiration of the original term thereof and no new contract for the collection, transportation, processing, or purchase of municipal waste or recyclables shall be entered into after the effective date of this chapter, unless such renewal of such contract shall conform to the requirements of this chapter.
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Other means of disposal. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, any resident of the City may donate or sell any recyclable to any other person, whether operating for a profit or not for profit; provided, however, that the person receiving the recyclable shall not under any circumstances collect the donated or sold material from the curbside without prior written permission from the City for such collection.
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Open burning prohibited. No person shall cause or allow the open burning of recyclable material as well as leaf waste (including leaves, garden residues, shrubbery and tree trimmings) in the City.
The City's curbside recycling program is free to City residents and commercial businesses. Participation in the recycling program is mandatory.