It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership or corporation, other than those duly authorized by the township, to collect and haul solid waste of any nature within or from the township.
The Board of Supervisors, after public advertisement of competitive bids, shall designate one person, partnership or corporation as the authorized collector. Said authorized collector shall have the exclusive right and obligation to collect solid waste in and from the township, except that commercial properties, and institutional and municipal establishments, as defined in Article I of this chapter, may contract with collectors other than the authorized collector. If any aforementioned establishment wishes to use a collector other than the authorized collector, said establishment must apply for a permit which shall designate the collector who may haul solid waste from the named establishment in accordance with the regulations of this chapter.
Except as otherwise herein expressly provided, all solid waste in the township shall be collected, transported and disposed of by collectors licensed by the township, and not by any other person, firm, partnership or corporation.
All solid waste shall be placed in garbage cans for collection, shall have drained from it all free liquids and may be wrapped in paper.
Containers for solid waste disposal shall be provided by the owner, tenant, lessee or occupant of each dwelling unit. The containers may be made of metal, plastic or rubber, equipped with suitable handles and tight-fitting covers and shall be watertight and have a capacity of not more than 33 gallons. Containers shall be of a type approved by the township and shall be kept in clean, safe and sanitary condition at all times. Any container that does not conform to the provisions of this part or that may have ragged or sharp edges or any other defect likely to injure any person collecting the contents thereof shall be promptly replaced upon notice. The township shall have the authority to refuse collection services for failure to comply herewith.
Solid waste may be stored in plastic bags if kept in a metal, plastic or rubber container until collection day.
Residential. Waste produced in each dwelling unit shall be collected at least once each week.
Commercial properties and institutional and municipal establishments. Solid waste produced by commercial properties and institutional and municipal establishments shall be collected at least once a week. If necessary to protect public health, solid waste produced in such establishments shall be collected more frequently upon written notification of the township.
Trucks for the removal of solid waste shall be metal, securely covered, watertight, strongly built, kept thoroughly cleansed and well painted and must, on each side thereof, have painted the name of the authorized collector or other licensed haulers, telephone number and truck number in letters of a size to be easily legible. Open trucks or trucks covered with tarps will not be acceptable for this work.
Highly flammable or explosive materials shall not be placed in containers for regular collection but shall be disposed of as directed by the township at the expense of the owner or possessor thereof.
The township may, if, in its discretion, it is necessary and not inconsistent with the intent of this article, issue a special permit authorizing the actual producer of solid waste or the owner of the premises upon which it is accumulated to collect, transport and dispose of such solid waste.
[Amended 7-7-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-06]
No person shall deposit or cause municipal solid waste to be deposited in any street, alley or other public place or in any stream or other body of water or upon private property, whether owned by such person or not, within the township unless it is in proper receptacles for collection or under express permit granted by the Township.
No person, firm, corporation or any entity shall place, dump, deposit or cause to be deposited municipal solid waste, bulky waste, recyclable materials, including but not limited to any building materials, concrete, unauthorized fill, debris, appliances, tires, metal, wood, solid waste, hazardous material, and yard waste, on any street, alley, public or private property, stream or other body of water, whether owned by such person or not, within the Township of West Hanover. Cleanup and/or removal of all unlawfully deposited and dumped materials shall be completed within 10 days.
No person shall molest, collect, transport through the streets or interfere with receptacles containing waste or the contents thereof except those employees of licensed collectors, or those persons to whom the township may have granted specific permits therefor.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction therefor, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days, provided that each day's violation of any of the provisions of this article shall constitute a separate offense.