[Adopted 6-27-1988 by Ord. No. 8-88]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Refuse of animal and vegetable foodstuffs and all putrescible matter of any kind incident to the ordinary conduct of a household, including Christmas trees.
- All items deemed by Council or by state statute that must
be recycled and not disposed of as refuse.[Added 4-13-2009 by Ord. No. 3-09]
- TRASH and RUBBISH
- All household waste and refuse usually accumulating in and
about a household.[Amended 4-13-2009 by Ord. No. 3-09]
[Amended 4-13-2009 by Ord. No. 3-09]
Residential units from which the Borough of Hampton collects garbage, refuse or trash may, without charge, put out up to two twenty-gallon containers or bags or one thirty-two-gallon containers or bag, or any combination thereof that does not exceed 40 gallons, for collection. No single container placed out for collection shall exceed 32 gallons in capacity or 50 pounds in weight. The total number of containers or bags placed out for collection shall not exceed six (not including cleanup-day items).
[Amended 12-9-1991 by Ord. No. 15-91; 4-13-2009 by Ord. No. 3-09]
Residents of the Borough of Hampton who have their garbage, refuse and trash collected by the Borough may purchase stickers from the Borough Clerk authorizing pickup of additional containers or bags. The charge per sticker shall be at $1.75 per each 25 pounds, and may be changed thereafter by resolution of the Borough Council of the Borough of Hampton.
[Added 11-27-2000 by Ord. No. 16-00; amended 3-24-2003 by Ord. No. 3-03; 8-28-2006 by Ord. No. 11-06; 8-11-2008 by Ord. No. 6-08]
Dumpsters may be made available to residents by prior arrangements with the Municipal Clerk for a rental fee from $125 to $500 to be determined by resolution upon passage of this ordinance and then annually at the Borough's reorganization meeting, per load for a six-cubic-yard dumpster, payable in advance, for disposal of up to six cubic yards of construction or demolition materials from home renovation, remodeling or reconstruction, or for bulky household items. Under no circumstances shall such volume of materials be placed for pickup by the Borough Sanitation Department in other than a Borough dumpster paid for in advance to the Municipal Clerk.
Editor's Note: "This ordinance" refers to Ord. No. 6-08.
The stickers may be placed on the contents of containers or on suitable plastic bags. The stickers shall be firmly affixed to the contents of the container or on the bag and prominently displayed so that the scavenger may readily see it. Stickers will be collected by the scavenger and may not be reused. Any containers or bags in excess of three placed out by the resident for collection will not be picked up by the scavenger without a sticker for each container or bag.
Cleanup items that do not fit into authorized containers or bags may be placed at curbside for pickup on days authorized by the Borough as "cleanup days." Each cleanup item requires a cleanup pay sticker. The charge for cleanup items (in the judgment of the scavenger) will be as follows:
No item in excess of 300 pounds will be accepted for collection. If there is a question as to the weight of an item or whether the item has the correct sticker, the scavenger will not pick up the item. Residents dissatisfied with such a decision may appeal to the Public Works Director, whose decision shall be final as to the weight or sticker required.
[Amended 11-9-1992 by Ord. No. 14-92]
Cleanup items shall not exceed two per week.
During cleanup day collections, residents shall not put out for collection trees, tree stumps, stones, earth or industrial wastes, scrapped auto parts or vehicles, demolition and/or building materials, garbage in liquid form, paper not used for wrapping garbage or tree branches.
No person shall take, remove or deface the sticker of another without the permission of the owner of the sticker.
The Mayor and Council may, by resolution, establish additional rules and regulations for the collection of garbage, refuse and trash and the sticker program.
[Amended 11-9-1992 by Ord. No. 14-92]
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000, be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 90 days and/or serve a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.