[Adopted 2-14-1990 by Ord. No. 702 (Ch. 20, Part 2A, of the 1988 Code of Ordinances)]
The following words, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except in those instances when the context clearly indicates otherwise:
- The residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke, and other combustible materials for the purpose of heating and cooking. It shall not include the cinders produced in steam-generating plants.
- DWELLING UNIT
- Any permanent structure or portion of any permanent structure utilized as a residence by persons within the Borough of Clifton Heights.
- FIXED INCOME
- Income from pensions, social security, annuities or other sources of the same or similar type and which are stable and cannot be increased by the recipient thereof.
- The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of foods. It shall not include more than a minimum amount of free liquids. It shall not include food processing wastes from canneries, packing plants or similar industries, nor large quantities of condemned food products.
- HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
- Any person responsible for and occupying a dwelling unit as defined in this section.
- MAXIMUM INCOME
- The total of all income from all sources whatsoever.
- A natural person.
- Garbage, ashes and rubbish as herein defined.
- RESIDENCE BUILDING
- Any permanent structure in the Borough of Clifton Heights containing no more than four dwelling units.
- All waste materials not included in "garbage" and "ashes," except building rubbish from building construction or reconstruction, street refuse, industrial refuse, dead animals, abandoned large machinery or vehicles or such other waste materials as are not commonly produced in homes, stores and institutions.
Refuse accumulated in residence buildings as defined herein shall be collected, conveyed and disposed of by the Borough, and the cost of such service will be paid for as provided in § 285-18.
The present officers of the Borough of Clifton Heights are herewith given authorization to make regulations concerning the days of collection, type and location of waste controls and such other matters pertaining to the collection and disposal as they may deem feasible and to change and modify the same after notice as required by law, provided that such regulations are not contrary to the provisions hereof.
Collection of ashes, rubbish and garbage shall be made on the dates and at the times shown from time to time on the maps set forth in the schedules on file in the office of the Secretary of the Borough of Clifton Heights, Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania.
Ashes and rubbish must be placed in containers of plastic, metal or wood construction which, together with the contents, shall not exceed 40 pounds in weight and shall be placed on the sidewalk near the curb in front of the house in such manner as not to obstruct passage on the sidewalk.
Rubbish, including tin cans, bottles, glass, papers, cardboard cartons, etc., must not be put in the same container with ashes. Separate containers of plastic, wood or metal construction must be used for these articles, and said containers, together with contents, shall not exceed 40 pounds in weight.
Ashes must not be put in paper bags or cardboard cartons.
Should the date of collection be a legal holiday, collection shall be made as per regulations.
Householders must remove receptacles from the sidewalks within 12 hours after the receptacles are emptied.
All garbage must be drained of all liquid, wrapped in several thicknesses of newspaper or sealed in a plastic bag, and stored in a covered, watertight container with other types of rubbish.
The amount of refuse from any one dwelling unit shall not exceed 200 pounds per week.
[Amended 1-28-1991 by Ord. No. 709]
The fee for collection and disposal of refuse as defined in this article shall be as follows:
The owner of record of any resident building as herein defined shall be charged the sum of $210 per calendar year for each dwelling unit contained in said residence building for the collection of refuse from that residence building by the Borough of Clifton Heights.
[Last amended 12-17-2019 by Ord. No. 875]
All bills for the collection of refuse under this article shall be forwarded to the individual or company charged for same at such time and in such manner as bills for sewer rent are now forwarded to the individual or company charged for sewer rent.
Any person charged with the duty of payment of fees for collection hereunder who receives only a fixed income, and whose maximum income is not in excess of $6,000, may be exempt from the payment of fees for collection hereunder, upon application to the Tax Collector of the Borough of Clifton Heights.
Any head of a household or owner of record violating any of the above rules and regulations shall be subject to a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $25 for each offense, to be collected as fines and penalties as are now by law collectible, and the Borough and/or contractor shall not be obliged to collect ashes, rubbish or garbage not placed for collection in proper containers and in the manner provided by the aforesaid regulations.
It shall be the duty of the Tax Collector on or after January 1 of each year to certify all unpaid bills for refuse, collection and disposal, rates or charges to the Solicitor.
Such bills, together with penalties thereon, shall be a lien on the property served and shall be entered as a lien against such property in the office of the Judicial Support for the County of Delaware and collected in the manner provided by law for the manner of collection in the filing of municipal liens.