City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg 7-3-2018 by Ord. No. 5-2018.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 9-309, Recycling, adopted by Ord. No. 22-1992, as amended. See now Ch. 9-305.
Any and all acts prohibited by this chapter shall constitute a violation of the Municipal Waste, Recycling, and Composting Code subject to the enforcement and penalties prescribed in Chapter 9-311. Penalties for Category 1 violations of this chapter are found in § 9-311.4B. Penalties for Category 2 violations of this chapter in the absence of deterrence are found in § 9-311.4C. Nothing set forth in this chapter shall limit the pursuit of other appropriate actions or proceedings at law or in equity available to the City.
No person shall throw, drop, deposit or dump within City limits any waste on public or private property that is not licensed through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to receive municipal waste. No person shall throw, drop, deposit or otherwise disburse any municipal waste in any stream or other body of water in the City. A violation of this provision shall constitute a Category 1 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic summary citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4B.
Under no circumstances shall construction and demolition waste, hazardous waste, electronic waste, or tires be placed in municipal waste receptacles for regular municipal waste collection. A person may not use another person's receptacles without permission, or place refuse in front of a premises other than the building in which he resides or works. A violation of this provision involving construction and demolition waste or hazardous waste shall constitute a Category 1 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic summary citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4B. A violation of this provision involving electronic waste or tires shall constitute a Category 2 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic summary citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4C. Municipal waste which is not bagged and placed in the cart shall constitute a Category 2 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic summary citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4C.
It shall be unlawful for any person to accumulate any waste in the City in quantities which exceed those which can be regularly and conveniently collected as provided by the promulgated rules and regulations. A violation of this provision shall constitute a Category 2 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic summary citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4C. Accumulations of waste over 1,000 pounds shall constitute a Category 1 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic summary citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4B.
It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to source-separate materials by placing or causing to be placed any material other than a designated material in a receptacle. Under no circumstances shall unacceptable or prohibited materials be placed in a municipal waste or recycling receptacle for collection. A violation of this provision shall constitute a Category 2 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic summary citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4C.
It shall be unlawful to obstruct any sidewalk or street with any refuse or waste receptacle. All sidewalk areas and streets must be kept free from obstructions that could impede pedestrian or vehicle traffic. A violation of this provision shall constitute a Category 2 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic summary citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4C.
Failure to comply with any requirement or provision of the Municipal Waste, Recycling, and Composting Code or its related rules and regulations shall constitute a violation of the Municipal Waste, Recycling, and Composting Code and be subject to enforcement and penalties, and is in violation of this provision and shall constitute a Category 2 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic summary citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4C.
Any person hindering, obstructing, preventing, or interfering with the City or its personnel or permitted contractor(s) in the performance of any duty under this code or in the enforcement of this chapter is in violation of this provision and shall constitute a Category 2 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic summary citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4C.
All haulers of municipal waste must apply for, receive, and properly display a decal or other identifying label from the City showing that they are registered to dump municipal waste at the Susquehanna Resource Management Complex. All haulers must also obtain a mercantile license from the City of Harrisburg. Failure to register to dump within the City limits shall constitute a Category 1 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4B. Failure to register to obtain a mercantile license shall constitute a Category 2 violation; an offense subject to a nontraffic citation and penalty pursuant to § 9-311.4C.