Borough of Verona, PA
Allegheny County
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§ 210-20 Residential.

A. 
Mandatory participation. Unless otherwise exempted under this chapter, every owner of developed residential property, except multifamily dwelling units of five or more not individually owned, within the Borough shall pay a base collection rate for collection services to the Borough or its contractor in an amount and in the manner as determined by resolution. No billing will be in tenant's name.
B. 
Discontinuance of service. The Borough 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. Contractor shall immediately notify the Borough of Verona of any such discontinuance.
C. 
To discontinue residential service, the dwelling unit owner shall be in arrears from the date payment was due a minimum of 90 days. The Borough or its contractor shall end two written notices regarding the amount due and procedures for payment. The notices shall be sent through the United States Postal Service.
D. 
Accounts will be considered delinquent if payment has not been received after 45 days from the date payment was due.
E. 
After a bill has become delinquent, a delinquent notice shall be mailed to the owner of a dwelling unit demanding payment and stating that failure to pay the delinquent bill shall result in the discontinuance of service.
F. 
If the bill remains unpaid after 14 days from date of delinquent notice, a discontinuance of service notice shall be sent to the owner of the dwelling unit through the United States Postal Service. The termination notice shall contain the following information:
(1) 
The date on which the notice is rendered;
(2) 
The 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 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 Borough Manager or his designee, before service is terminated by writing or telephoning the Borough;
(4) 
The address and telephone number of the Borough or the Borough's contractor.
(5) 
Notice that any payments received by the Borough or the Borough's contractor for the specific property receiving the delinquent notice must be in cash, certified check or money order.
G. 
If the owner 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 Borough or the Borough's contractor shall discontinue solid waste collection service to that dwelling unit.
(1) 
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 Borough Council, or satisfactory arrangements are made for payment.
(2) 
At the time of the discontinuance of service, the owner of the said dwelling unit shall be considered in violation of this chapter.
(3) 
Discontinuance of service due to nonpayment of service fees shall not relieve the owner, resident, or establishment from abiding by all of the requirements of this chapter.
(4) 
The contractor may use all legal mechanisms available to prosecute and collect from delinquent accounts whose service has been discontinued.

§ 210-21 Commercial, industrial, institutional properties and community activities.

A. 
Mandatory participation. It shall be the duty and responsibility of every owner of property, every place of business within the Borough, and the organizer of any community activities where municipal waste is produced and is accumulated to contract with a licensed hauler for garbage and recyclables collection services to the extent provided by this chapter.
B. 
Commercial, industrial and institutional establishments. Commercial, industrial, and institutional establishments shall submit annually, on forms provided by the Borough, a report to the Borough or its designated agent which contains the following information concerning compliance to the recycling requirements of this chapter:
(1) 
Commercial/industrial or institutional name, address, telephone number, contact person and owner's name.
(2) 
Company name, address, telephone number, and contact person for entity providing the recycling service.
(3) 
Description of materials recycled, frequency of collection, method of storage and end market.
(4) 
Weigh slips or other certifications 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 Borough.
(5) 
Form of certification to assure proper processing/marketing of recyclable materials.
(6) 
Other information as may be required by the Borough agent which may be required to assure the proper disposition of recyclable materials.
(7) 
A copy of the current service agreement for the collection, transport and processing of recyclable materials.
C. 
Required information is due within 60 days of the end of the reporting period, which is the end of the calendar year.

§ 210-22 Exclusions.

Nothing contained herein shall prohibit a commercial establishment from processing and marketing its own recyclables. Such establishments must still comply with the provisions of § 210-21B.