Borough of Abbottstown, PA
Adams County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Abbottstown 8-17-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words, when used in this chapter, shall have the meaning described in this section, except where the context in which the word is used clearly indicates otherwise:
ASHES
The residue resulting from the burning of wood, coal, coke or other combustible material.
DISPOSAL
The storage, collection, handling, and final disposal of refuse.
DWELLING UNIT
A building or portion thereof arranged or designed for occupancy by not more than one family for living purposes and having cooking facilities.
GARBAGE
All animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of food.
MULTIPLE-FAMILY DWELLING PROPERTY
Any property having four or more dwelling units per structure.
PERSON
Any natural person, association, partnership, firm or corporation.
REFUSE
All solid waste except body waste. The term shall include ashes, garbage, and rubbish.
RUBBISH
Glass, metal, paper, plant growth, wood or other nonputrescible solid waste.
[Amended 2-5-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-02]
A. 
No person except an authorized collector/contractor shall collect garbage, refuse or rubbish from another person for conveyance through the Borough nor shall any person, except such authorized collector/contractor, haul any garbage, refuse or rubbish for any other person from any point within the Borough to any place or locations outside of the Borough limits.
B. 
An authorized collector/contractor is one who entered into a contract with the Borough for the specific purpose of collecting and disposing of garbage, refuse or rubbish.
C. 
Municipal waste collection is not mandatory for residential dwellings in the Borough, but any owner of residential property desiring municipal waste collection is required to use the authorized collector.
D. 
No person shall permit any unauthorized collector/contractor to take any trash from the premises occupied or owned by him.
E. 
The Borough is authorized to make any rules and regulations pursuant to carrying out the provisions of this chapter. The rules and regulations may be amended by resolution as necessary.
F. 
The collection of municipal waste and recyclables from large commercial, institutional, industrial, agricultural and multiunit business centers or multirental unit (exceeding four units) is not mandatory and is not mandatorily included in the authorized and contracted hauling service as referenced herein.
A. 
General provisions.
(1) 
The owners of multiple-family dwelling properties within the Borough shall provide one, or if needed more than one, bulk refuse container(s) on the premises, or the bulk refuse container(s) may be furnished to the owner by a licensed collector.
(2) 
All refuse shall be stored on multiple-family dwelling properties in a bulk refuse container or a sufficient number of bulk refuse containers required to meet the standards of § 176-3B below, and so as to prevent the attraction, harborage or breeding of insects and/or rodents and to eliminate conditions that may be harmful to public health or which create safety hazards, odors, unsightliness, and public nuisances.
B. 
Standards for bulk refuse container(s).
(1) 
The bulk refuse container(s) shall be sized according to the type and quantity of refuse produced at the multiple-family dwelling property and the frequency of collection, and in no case shall it be permitted to overflow.
(2) 
The bulk refuse container(s) shall be constructed of rust resistant and corrosion resistant materials.
(3) 
The bulk refuse container(s) shall be equipped with a tight-fitting lid or cover or otherwise be sealed.
(4) 
The bulk refuse container(s) shall be watertight, leakproof, insectproof, and rodentproof.
[Amended 2-5-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-02]
A. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall upon conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600 and costs of prosecution, and in default of payment thereof shall be imprisoned not more than 30 days.
B. 
Each day's continuing violation of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.