Borough of West Mifflin, PA
Allegheny County
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[Adopted 7-25-1962 by Ord. No. 464; amended in its entirety 3-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1094 (Ch. 7, Part 1, of the 1999 Code of Ordinances)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
BOROUGH COUNCIL
The Borough Council of the Borough of West Mifflin.
FURNACE
Any enclosed device specifically designed for burning any material for the production of heat.
GARBAGE
All putrescible animal and vegetable matter resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
INCINERATOR
Any device specifically designed for the destruction by burning of refuse, sewage sludge, or any other combustible material.
OPEN FIRE
A fire in which any material is burned in the open or in a receptacle other than a furnace or incinerator.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, association, corporation, department, bureau, agency or other legal entity.
REFUSE
Garbage, rubbish and trade waste.
RUBBISH
Solids not considered to be highly flammable or explosive, including but not limited to rags, old clothes, leather, rubber, carpets, wood, excelsior, paper, ashes, tree branches, tree leaves, yard trimmings, furniture, tin cans, glass, crockery, masonry and other similar materials.
SALVAGE OPERATION
Any business, trade or industry engaged, in whole or in part, in salvaging or reclaiming any product or material, including but not limited to metals, chemicals, shipping containers or drums.
TRADE WASTE
All solid or liquid material or rubbish resulting from construction, building operations, or the prosecution of any business, trade or industry, including but not limited to plastic products, cartons, paint, grease, oil and other petroleum products, chemicals, cinders and other forms of solid or liquid waste materials, provided that "trade waste" shall not include any coal refuse associated with the mining or preparation of coal.
Within the Borough limits, no person shall:
A. 
Ignite or feed an open fire for the destruction of refuse or in the conduct of a salvage operation in any public or private place outside any building.
B. 
Cause, suffer, allow, or permit the maintenance of any open fire for the destruction of refuse or in the conduct of a salvage operation on any property under his control outside of any building.
Subject to the following exceptions:
A. 
Open fires may be set in the performance of an official duty of any public officer if the fire is necessary for:
(1) 
The prevention of a fire hazard which cannot be abated by other means; or
(2) 
The protection of public health.
B. 
Open fires may be set on residential uses for the purpose of outdoor cooking, provided the fire is contained and attended by an adult person at all times.
C. 
Open fires may be set on industrial and commercial uses only upon permit issued by the Code Enforcement Officer.
D. 
Construction site fires in containers so designed for warmth only as per Allegheny County regulations.
The Borough Council of the Borough shall appoint the Code Enforcement Officer who shall have the power to enforce the provisions of this article.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs, and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.