Borough of Moosic, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Moosic 1-5-2004 by Ord. No. 16-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Solid waste — See Ch. 255.

§ 137-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DUMPSTER
A container which holds garbage, refuse, ashes, and building material, which is designed to be emptied by being raised into the air and turned so that the contents are placed in a garbage truck for disposal.
TEMPORARY BASIS
A dumpster that is used for the temporary removal of debris and which shall not be located on the premises for more than 60 days in one calendar year.

§ 137-2 Location.

Any commercial, industrial or business that uses a dumpster on other than a temporary basis shall locate said dumpster not closer than 50 feet from any building.

§ 137-3 Screening.

All dumpsters other than those used on a temporary basis shall be screened on three of four sides (not including the side it is to be emptied from) as needed to screen the dumpster from view from public streets or dwellings on abutting lots. A solid wooden fence, brick wall, evergreen plants or structures designed to be architecturally compatible with the principal building shall be used for such screen.

§ 137-4 Maintenance.

Such containment shall be maintained in such a manner as to prevent litter and debris from being in the area surrounding the dumpster.

§ 137-5 Hours for removal of refuse.

Any removal of refuse from dumpsters shall not occur between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

§ 137-6 Violations and penalties.

Any user of a dumpster violating any provision of this chapter shall pay a fine of not more than $600 per offense, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall undergo imprisonment for a period not exceeding 30 days.