Borough of Mount Union, PA
Huntingdon County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Union as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 123.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 250.
[Adopted 10-8-1979 by Ord. No. 903 (Ch. XX of the 1980 Code of Ordinances)]
A. 
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARBAGE
Solid waste resulting from animal, grain, fruit or vegetable matter used or intended for use as food.
HAULER
Any person who has been licensed by the Borough to collect, transport and dispose of refuse for a fee as herein prescribed.
PERSON
Any natural person, association, partnership, firm or corporation.
REFUSE
All materials which are discarded as useless.
RUBBISH
All solid waste except garbage and other deteriorating matter, including, but not limited to, ashes, bedding, cardboard, cans, crockery, glass, paper, wood, and yard cleanings.
SOLID WASTE
Garbage, refuse and other discarded materials, including, but not limited to, solid and liquid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential activities.
B. 
In this article, the singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
[Amended 12-7-1992 by Ord. No. 1017]
All agreements for the removal and collection of rubbish, garbage or refuse shall be by private contract between the individual citizen and a hauler licensed for the purpose of collecting, removing and disposing of such rubbish, garbage and refuse.
A. 
Preparation of refuse. All garbage, before being placed in refuse containers, shall be drained free from all liquids and shall be wrapped in several thicknesses of paper.
B. 
Refuse containers.
(1) 
Refuse receptacles shall be kept as sanitary as possible and shall be thoroughly cleansed by the owner periodically after collections.
(2) 
All refuse receptacles shall be provided by the owner, tenant or occupant of the premises.
(3) 
No person shall use a refuse receptacle having a capacity of more than 32 gallons.
(4) 
It shall be the duty of the refuse collector to handle all containers carefully and to replace the lid on containers after each collection. Failure to comply with such requirement shall constitute a violation of this article.
C. 
Storage of garbage and refuse.
(1) 
No person shall place any garbage or refuse in any street, alley or other public place or upon any private property within the limits of the Borough, except if same are placed in a proper refuse container.
(2) 
Any unauthorized accumulation of refuse on premises is hereby declared to be a nuisance and is prohibited.
[Amended 9-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1006]
A. 
Place of collection. Refuse receptacles and bagged or wrapped garbage or solid waste for collection purposes shall be placed at ground level on the property at a point on such property adjacent to the curb on the main street abutting said property. Such refuse receptacles and bagged or wrapped garbage or solid waste shall be placed at curbside not more than 24 hours before the scheduled time of pickup.
B. 
Frequency of collection.
(1) 
Refuse shall be collected at least once weekly after the effective date of this article (November 1, 1979).
(2) 
Hotels, restaurants and other businesses or institutions shall be required to have two collections weekly after the effective date of this article.
[Amended 6-8-1987 by Ord. No. 1001; 9-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1006]
A. 
No person except a licensed hauler shall collect garbage or refuse from any other person, nor shall any person except a licensed hauler haul any refuse or garbage for any other person for a fee or remuneration within the corporate limits of the Borough of Mount Union.
B. 
The Borough Council, upon application and after investigation, may issue a license to a hauler for a period of one year, effective July 1 of each and every year. The fee for such license shall be as set from time to time by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mount Union. Any hauler desiring to secure a license shall present a written application indicating such desire to the Borough Council, and such license shall be issued only after proper action by the said Borough Council. In order to promote the health and welfare of the residents of the Borough and to regulate the hauling of garbage and refuse, the Borough Council reserves the right to limit the number of licenses issued in accordance with the terms of this article.
[Amended 5-7-2001 by Ord. No. 1055]
C. 
No person licensed as a hauler by the Borough of Mount Union shall dump or deposit any garbage or refuse at any point other than the sanitary landfill operated by Delta Disposal and Quarries, Inc., in Franklin Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, the use of which has been obtained through contract by the Borough of Mount Union with Delta Disposal and Quarries, Inc.
D. 
No person licensed as a hauler by the Borough of Mount Union shall dump or deposit any garbage or refuse at any point other than the disposal facility designated by the Bedford-Fulton-Huntingdon Solid Waste Authority, or other disposal facility licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
E. 
No person residing within the corporate limits of the Borough of Mount Union shall permit any unlicensed hauler to remove garbage or refuse for a fee or remuneration from premises owned or occupied by him.
F. 
Each licensed hauler must furnish the Borough of Mount Union with a true and correct list of each of its customers within the corporate limits of the Borough of Mount Union, with the charge being levied upon each customer. The list must be in alphabetical order and kept current on a monthly basis.
[Amended 6-8-1987 by Ord. No. 1001; 9-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1006]
No licensed hauler shall permit any outfallings from any vehicles used for the collection and conveyance of garbage or refuse to lie or remain upon any of the streets or alleys in the Borough or on any street, road or property between the corporate limits of the Borough and the disposal facility designated by the Bedford-Fulton-Huntingdon Solid Waste Authority, or other disposal facility licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
All vehicles used for collection of garbage shall have enclosed bodies or suitable provision for covering the body and shall have watertight bodies of easily cleanable construction, shall be cleaned at sufficient frequency to prevent nuisance or insect breeding and shall be maintained in good repair. All vehicles used for garbage collection and conveyance shall be subject to inspection as required from time to time by the Borough Council.
[Amended 6-8-1987 by Ord. No. 1001; 9-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1006]
A. 
No person shall hereafter dispose of any garbage or refuse collected within the corporate limits of the Borough of Mount Union except at the disposal facility designated by the Bedford-Fulton-Huntingdon Solid Waste Authority, or other disposal facility licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
B. 
All licensed haulers will be required to enter into an agreement with the Borough of Mount Union by which each licensed hauler shall agree to comply with all rules and regulations as promulgated by the disposal facility designated by the Bedford-Fulton-Huntingdon Solid Waste Authority, or other disposal facility licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
From and after the effective date of this article (November 1, 1979), any refuse collection or disposal within the Borough of Mount Union, except as herein provided, shall constitute a violation of this article.
Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall, upon summary conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and costs of prosecution, provided that each day's continuance of a violation of this article shall constitute a separate offense.
This article shall become effective November 1, 1979.