[Adopted 6-28-2012 by Ord. No. 1360]
It shall be unlawful and it is prohibited for any person, firm or corporation to collect, pick up or remove combustible or waste materials, scrap metal or other recyclable material by or from stores, apartments or office buildings, factories or other commercial or manufacturing establishments or residential dwellings unless and until a license has been obtained from the Borough as hereinafter set forth.
Applications shall be made in a form to be supplied by the Borough and shall be issued by the Borough Manager upon the approval of the collector's application and payment of the collector's license fees and/or container fee. The license shall be in a form prepared by the Borough Manager and shall bear a number.
The collector's license number shall be displayed on the side of the collector's truck. Such display shall be large enough so that the collector's license number may be visible from a distance of 50 feet.
No person shall be licensed as a collector unless he provides a truck in which the combustible and waste materials, scrap metal and or recyclable materials may be placed in a manner to prevent them being scattered, blown away or dispersed, or otherwise being a danger or hazard to the public at large.
All licenses used hereunder by a person other than the licensee shall cause the license to be revoked.
The collector's license fee shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council All collector's licenses will expire at 12:00 midnight on December 31st of each license year, unless the license is revoked or suspended.
Container fees, for each container under 10 cubic yards and for each container 10 cubic yards and larger, shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
No collector of any combustible waste material, scrap metal and/or recyclable material shall operate after sunset or before sunrise and in no event before 7:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m.
Every collector, upon demand of a police officer in uniform, the Borough Manager or any code official of the Borough of Sharon Hill, shall permit an examination of the contents of his vehicle or of any receptacles therein.
Any container 10 cubic yards or larger shall not be left on Borough streets unless the location is approved by the Police Department and the container is equipped with reflective markers so it can be seen at night by passing vehicles. Permission to place waste receptacles on the Borough streets shall only be given for a maximum period of 72 hours. Extensions of time may only be granted by the Police Department for a period of 24 hours at a time.
Before any license shall be issued as aforesaid, the collector shall exhibit to the Borough Manager proof that he carries property damage insurance in the minimum amount of $500,000 and public liability insurance of at least $1,000,000, as well as any other insurance required by federal, state or local laws.
Any person, partnership, association or corporation who shall be found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this article, on summary conviction before any Magisterial District Judge, shall be liable for a maximum fine as provided from time to time by state statute for each and every violation and, in default thereof, be sentenced to the county jail not exceeding 30 days for each violation. Each violation of the provisions of this article shall be considered a separate offense for each day of duration.