Township of Cranberry, PA
Butler County
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[Ord. 2004-353, 9/2/2004]
1. 
Mandatory Participation. Unless otherwise exempted under this chapter, every owner and/or occupant of developed residential property, except multifamily dwelling units of five or more not individually owned, within the Township shall pay a base collection rate for garbage, recyclables, and yard waste collection services to the Township in an amount and in the manner as determined by resolution.
A. 
Each residential dwelling unit shall pay a variable disposal rate, in addition to the base collection rate, based on the volume and number of carts. The Township shall establish fees for municipal waste disposal tags for tagged bags, bulk items or white goods placed at the curb for collection.
B. 
Each residential dwelling unit may place an unlimited amount of recyclables in carts, or yard waste in carts or composting bags, at the curb, for no additional disposal charge.
C. 
Provisions for temporarily unoccupied properties may be established by the Township.
D. 
All bills shall be due and payable within 21 days of the date of presentation and, if not paid within 21 days after that date, a penalty of 10% shall be added to such bills. Acceptance or remittance of bills on the last day of this twenty-one-day period shall be determined as evidenced by the postmark of the United States Postal Service.
[Amended by Ord. 2011-418,[1] 8/4/2011, § 3]
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former Subsection 1D, which set forth that all bills for services were to be rendered prior to the service period, and renumbered former Subsection 1E as Subsection 1D.
2. 
Discontinuance of Service. The Township or its contractor may discontinue service for nonpayment of service fees by an owner of property, or a person occupying a residential dwelling unit, or premises.
A. 
Within 10 days after a monthly bill shall have become delinquent, the balance, including the penalty of 10%, will be brought forward to the next monthly bill as past due balance to be paid.
[Amended by Ord. 2011-418, 8/4/2011, § 3]
B. 
If the bill remains unpaid after 30 days from the due date on the initial presentation of the bill, a termination notice shall be sent to the customer at least 10 days prior to the scheduled discontinuance date. The termination notice is effective for a period of 60 days, unless payment or arrangements for payment have been made. The notice shall be sent by through the United States Postal Service.
[Amended by Ord. 2011-418, 8/4/2011, § 3]
C. 
The termination notice shall contain the following information:
[Amended by Ord. 2011-418, 8/4/2011, § 3]
(1) 
The date on which the notice is rendered.
(2) 
The earliest date on which service will be discontinued, which date shall not be earlier than 10 days after the date of such notice.
(3) 
If the owner/occupant of the dwelling unit wishes to protest or otherwise challenge the charges or the discontinuation of service a brief statement that the owner/occupant is entitled to have a conference with the customer service representative, before service is terminated by writing or telephoning the Township.
(4) 
The address and telephone number of the Township.
(5) 
Notice that any payments received by the Township for the specific property receiving the delinquent notice must be in cash, certified check, or money order.
D. 
If the owner/occupant of a dwelling unit fails to pay the delinquent bill within the time specified in the discontinuation of service notice and unless the dispute is resolved as a consequence of the protest procedure, the Township shall discontinue solid waste collection service to that dwelling unit.
E. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions nothing contained herein shall result in the denial of solid waste service to any lessee of a property because of a previous lessee's failure to pay charges for solid waste service.
F. 
If service is discontinued, it will not be restored until all unpaid bills and charges including the restoration of service charges, as determined from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, or satisfactory arrangements are made for payment.
G. 
At the time of the discontinuance of service, the owner/occupant of the said dwelling unit shall be considered in violation of this chapter.
H. 
Discontinuance of service due to nonpayment of service fees shall not relieve the resident or establishment from abiding by all of the requirements of this chapter.
3. 
Charges to Be Established by Resolution. All service fees for the collection of municipal waste by the Township shall be established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. Service charges shall be established to insure that all costs involved in the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste, including the administrative costs of the Township are covered by the service charges.
[Ord. 2004-353, 9/2/2004]
1. 
Community Activities. It shall be the duty and responsibility of every owner of property, every place of business within the Township, and the organizer of any community activities where municipal waste is produced and is accumulated to contract with a licensed hauler for garbage, recyclables, and yard waste collection services to the extent provided by this chapter.
2. 
Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Establishments. Commercial, industrial, and institutional establishments shall submit annually, on forms provided by the Township, a report to the Township or its designated agent which contains the following information concerning compliance to the recycling requirements of this chapter:
A. 
Commercial/industrial or institutional name, address, telephone number, contact person and owner's name.
B. 
Company name, address, telephone number, and contact person for entity providing the recycling service.
C. 
Description of materials recycled, frequency of collection, method of storage and end market.
D. 
Weigh slips or other certification which show by weight and type of material recycled. If weigh slips are not used, the form of certification requires the prior approval of the Township.
E. 
Form of certification to assure proper processing/marketing of recyclable materials.
F. 
Other information as may be required by the Township agent which may be required to assure the proper disposition of recyclable materials.
G. 
Required information is due within 60 days of the end of the reporting period, which is the end of the calendar year.