Borough of Baden, PA
Beaver County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Baden as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]

ARTICLE I
Dumping (§ 102-1 — § 102-2) 

ARTICLE II
General Provisions (§ 102-3 — § 102-14) 

[Adopted 5-19-1965 by Ord. No. 565]

§ 102-1
Prohibited activities. 

§ 102-2
Violations and penalties. 

No person, association, firm or corporation shall keep or suffer to remain upon his or her premises or on any private property, any garbage, offal, carcass, putrid matter, refuse or other offensive or unwholesome matter, or cast the same upon any lot or piece of ground within the Borough, or upon the shores or margin of any stream or body of water, or into any sewer, inlet or upon any sidewalk in the Borough. Nor may any person, firm or corporation use or permit to be used any spot or place within the Borough as a public or private dump for garbage, refuse or rubbish.

[Amended 5-15-1985 by Ord. No. 759; 6-9-2004 by Ord. No. 870]

Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, not less than $300, and the costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days.

[Adopted 3-19-1980 by Ord. No. 712]

§ 102-3
Definitions. 

§ 102-4
Uncovered garbage prohibited. 

§ 102-5
Windblown refuse prohibited. 

§ 102-6
Deposits on streets. 

§ 102-7
Unauthorized dumping prohibited. 

§ 102-8
Unlawful disposal prohibited. 

§ 102-9
Collection by the Borough. 

§ 102-10
Limitation of collected garbage. 

§ 102-11
Suitable containers. 

§ 102-12
Billing. 

§ 102-13
Litter prohibited. 

§ 102-14
Violations and penalties. 

The following words, when used in these regulations, shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:

ASHES
Residue from fires used for cooking and for heating buildings.
CLOSED CONTAINER
A metal or plastic container normally used as a container for garbage or refuse, which container shall be equipped with a cover or lid which will securely close so as to prevent rodents and insects from entering said container or prevent the contents of the same from being scattered.
GARBAGE
Includes all refuse accumulations of animal, fruit or vegetable matter that attend the preparation, use, cooking, dealing in or storage of meat, fish, fowl, fruits or vegetables; and containers originally used for foodstuffs.
PERSON
Any natural person, association, partnership, firm, corporation or any manager or supervisor in charge of any business location.
REFUSE
Garbage or rubbish, or both.
RUBBISH
Includes all other refuse, except rocks, concrete, bricks and similar solid material, plaster or dirt.

It shall be unlawful to place or permit to remain anywhere in the Borough of Baden any garbage or other material subject to decay other than leaves or grass, except in a tightly covered metal or plastic container.

It shall be unlawful to cause or permit to accumulate any dust, ashes or trash of such material that it can be blown away by the wind, anywhere in the Borough of Baden except in a covered container.

It shall be unlawful to deposit or permit to fall from any vehicle any garbage, refuse or ashes on any public street or alley in the Borough of Baden, provided that this section shall not be construed to prohibit placing garbage, refuse or ashes in a container complying with the provisions of this article preparatory to having such material collected and disposed of in the manner provided herein.

It shall be unlawful to dump or place any garbage, refuse or ashes on any premises in the Borough of Baden without the consent of the owner of such premises.

It shall be unlawful to dispose of any garbage or refuse anywhere in the Borough of Baden, except in an incinerator or disposal device properly constructed and operated or in a lawfully established garbage or refuse dump. Such material not so properly disposed of shall be placed in containers for collection by the Borough of Baden as hereinafter prescribed.

[Amended 12-28-1983 by Ord. No. 750; 2-20-1985 by Ord. No. 758; 1-21-1987 by Ord. No. 770; 1-20-1988 by Ord. No. 775; 1-18-1989 by Ord. No. 780; 12-20-1989 by Ord. No. 784; 5-19-1993 by Ord. No. 809]
A. 

The collector designated from time to time by the Council of the Borough of Baden shall have charge of the collection of garbage and refuse within the Borough. The collection shall be made from all premises at least once each week for garbage and rubbish, provided that the material is properly stored for collection in a container complying with the provisions of this article.

B. 

The fees for such collection, effective with the April 1, 1993, billing, shall be paid quarterly and shall be as follows:

(1) 

Single-family residence: $22.60 per quarter per unit.

(2) 

Two-family houses: $22.60 per quarter per unit.

(3) 

Apartment dwellings of three units or more: $22.60 per quarter per unit.

C. 

The fee for restaurants, food dealers other than restaurants, commercial establishments, factories, places of public entertainment and other business places shall be such as set from time to time by the Borough Council.

Whenever the collection of garbage from any establishment or place shall exceed the limit hereinbefore set, the contractor collecting said garbage shall, with approval of the Borough Council, enter into an agreement with the owners of said establishment or place for the collection, removal and disposal of containers over the limit of three cans.

All garbage and refuse for collection by the authorized agents or employees of the Borough of Baden shall be placed in plastic bags or suitable containers equipped with a cover and equipped with handles so that they may be lifted and carried by one man. No such container shall have a capacity of more than 30 gallons.

A. 

Bills for the collection of garbage and rubbish shall be sent out quarterly.

B. 

In the case of a single-family and two-family residence, all bills for garbage and refuse collection shall be rendered to the owner of the premises to which the garbage and refuse collection is furnished by the Borough, and such owner shall in all cases be liable for the payment of such bills.

C. 

In the case of apartment dwellings of three units or more, one bill for all housekeeping units within said apartment dwelling shall be rendered either to the owner of the premises or the superintendent and/or manager of said apartment dwelling, and such owner and/or superintendent or manager shall in all cases be liable for the payment of such bills.

D. 

All accounts shall be considered delinquent if not paid on the due date appearing on the water bill. All delinquent accounts are subject to stoppage of service without notice. If a delinquent account is not paid by the due date, the contractor collecting for the Borough shall cease all refuse collection for that account. Service shall be resumed thereafter only on payment of the accumulated fees for the period of collection and the period of noncollection, plus a ten-percent penalty. The stoppage of services hereinbefore authorized for nonpayment of collection charges shall be in addition to the right of the Borough to proceed for the collection of such unpaid charges by an action in assumpsit or, at the election of the Borough, in any other manner provided by law for the collection of a municipal claim.

No person, association, firm or corporation shall accumulate, dump or cast any brush, paper or refuse upon or on any of the streets, alleys, thoroughfares or sidewalks of the Borough of Baden.

[Amended 5-15-1985 by Ord. No. 759; 6-9-2002 by Ord. No. 870]

Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, not less than $300, and the costs of such proceedings or, upon default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days.