Borough of Brentwood, PA
Allegheny County
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[Adopted 3-7-1989 as Ord. No. 981]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AUTHORIZATION
Permission or consent from the person, resident or business entity placing refuse materials for collection and disposal, to sort, remove, reclaim or otherwise disturb refuse materials properly placed for collection and disposal.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, corporation, association, institution, cooperative enterprise or other entity classified as a person under Pennsylvania law.
REFUSE MATERIALS
All garbage, rubbish and all other materials abandoned or discarded as useless or unwanted by any person, resident or business entity in Brentwood Borough and placed at a properly designated collection location for collection by the refuse collector authorized by, and contracting with, Brentwood Borough to provide refuse collection and removal services.
SCAVENGING
The unauthorized sorting, removal, reclamation or disturbance of refuse materials placed at a properly designated collection location.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of any refuse material in Brentwood Borough, except in accordance with the provisions of the rules and regulations adopted and enacted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Health Department and the ordinances of Brentwood Borough.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, other than the person, resident or business entity placing any refuse material at a designated collection point for collection and removal, or other than the refuse collector authorized by the borough, to sort, remove, take possession of, reclaim or otherwise disturb any refuse material placed on public or private property within Brentwood Borough, without first securing permission from said person, resident or business entity placing said refuse material for collection.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to scavenge any materials or things from refuse materials stored or deposited for collection and disposal within Brentwood Borough.
D. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, it shall be unlawful for any person other than the person, resident or business entity placing any refuse material at a designated collection point for collection and removal, to scavenge, remove or divert from the regular designated procedures for refuse collection, reclamation and recycling, any material of the classes including:
(1) 
Glass materials.
(2) 
Aluminum containing materials.
(3) 
Paper materials.
(4) 
Any other material explicitly designated by Brentwood Borough for recycling or reclamation.
Any person, other than the authorized refuse collector for the borough, who desires to seek the consent of any person placing refuse material for collection and removal to remove or divert any refuse material from the borough authorized collection process, or otherwise intends to remove or divert materials from refuse placed for collection and removal, shall be deemed to be engaging in a "transient retail business" as that term is defined in Chapter 194, Transient Retail Businesses, and shall be required to apply for a license, pay the license fee and obtain a license from the Mayor of the Borough and to comply with all other regulations of Chapter 194, Transient Retail Businesses, prior to requesting or securing consent from any person to remove refuse from collection points in the borough and prior to engaging in any activity involving removal or diversion of refuse from a collection point in the borough.
Any person violating the provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction before a District Justice, be subject to the maximum penalties provided by law, including a fine not to exceed $600 and incarceration not to exceed a period of 30 days for failure to pay all fines and costs lawfully imposed. Each occurrence or transaction involving any act of scavenging or unauthorized sorting, removal, reclamation or disturbance of refuse materials, as described herein, shall be deemed a separate offense and a separate violation of the provisions of this Article.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.