[Adopted 5-13-1970 as Ch. XII of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances (Ch. 277, §§ 277-1, 277-2 and 277-5 through 277-7, of the 1992 Code)]
The Council may provide for the collection, removal and disposal of ashes, garbage, rubbish and other refuse matter or material in such manner as it deems necessary and shall establish such reasonable rules and regulations in conformity with the provisions of this article as circumstances may require.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Burned fuel of every nature and description derived from any burning process.
- Waste or decayed animal and/or vegetable matter that has been used as food or was intended to be used as food and the waste therefrom and dead animal or plant life or parts of the same.
- An occupant, owner, agent, tenant, lessee, caretaker or other person in charge of the dwelling or other premises affected by this article.
- Garbage, ashes and rubbish.
- All broken crockery, glassware, furniture, household receptacles and utensils, house sweepings, bottles, tin cans, lawn cuttings, hedge trimmings, garden growth, old clothing and all discarded and waste material of every nature and description not defined elsewhere, including paper, cardboard or containers made of either paper or cardboard; provided, however, that all cardboard must be separated from other rubbish material and prepared for recycling by securing it in packages to permit easy handling and prevent the contents from being scattered.
[Amended 12-20-1993 by Ord. No. 93-19]
Filled receptacles shall be of such weight as can be easily handled by one man. Receptacles in which garbage accumulations are deposited shall not exceed 30 gallons in size and 50 pounds in weight and shall have separate covers, close-fitting when in place. Receptacles in which the accumulation of ashes is deposited shall be substantial, watertight containers constructed so as to prevent spilling or leakage of their contents. They shall not be more than 20 inches in diameter nor more than 26 inches in height. They shall not be filled higher than three inches below the top of the container. Rubbish material accumulations may be deposited in containers similar to receptacles for ashes, but where the rubbish is of such nature that it cannot be deposited in a receptacle, it shall be securely bundled in such manner as to permit easy handling and to prevent the contents from being scattered, but at no time shall material accumulations be deposited in the same container that contains or holds ashes.
Editor's Note: Original § 277-5, Separation of garbage and ashes, was deleted 5-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-10.
All receptacles or containers for refuse or garbage shall be kept or placed, before the collector calls, in the rear of the building and shall at all times be covered. Receptacles or containers shall be placed by the occupants or owners of the building at some convenient and suitable place outside the building on garbage collection days or preceding nights, and the same shall be sufficiently protected from the weather to prevent their freezing fast in place. The occupant shall keep all receptacles or containers clean and in condition for safe handling.
Editor's Note: Original § 277-8, Collections from business and commercial establishments, added 2-21-1990 by Ord. No. 90-1, and § 277-9, Prohibited acts; exceptions for composting, which immediately followed this section, were deleted 5-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-10.
No person shall burn any garbage, refuse or dead matter, except in an incinerator.
Editor's Note: Original § 277-11, Administration and enforcement, and § 277-12, Violations and penalties, added 12-20-1993 by Ord. No. 93-19, which immediately followed this section, were deleted 5-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-10.
Any person, corporation, occupant or entity that violates or fails to comply with any provision of this article or any of the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, of the Code of the Borough of Wallington. Each day for which a violation of this article occurs shall be considered a separate offense.