Township of Caln, PA
Chester County
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This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Township of Caln Municipal Waste Collection, Recycling and Source Separation Ordinance."
As used in this chapter the following terms shall have the meaning indicated herein:
ALUMINUM
Empty one-hundred-percent aluminum beverage and food containers.
ASHES
All residues from coal, wood or other fuel consumption.
BIMETAL CONTAINERS
Empty food or beverage containers consisting of ferrous sides and bottom and aluminum top.
BULK TRASH
Large items, consistent with a residential property such as chairs, sofas, tables, white goods, including dishwashers, hot water heaters and other materials too large for disposal in a normal trash container. "Bulk trash" shall not include refrigerators, air conditioners and any item which contains chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs, Freon), unless the Freon has been properly removed and the item tagged. "Bulk trash" does not include tires and any household hazardous waste materials (old paints, gasoline, etc.), as the term hazardous waste is defined by applicable federal, state and county environmental protection laws and regulations. All white goods must be properly recycled.
CHESTER COUNTY MUNICIPAL WASTE PLAN
The duly adopted plan and all amendments thereto, as adopted by the Chester County Board of Commissioners pursuant to Act 97 and Act 101.[1]
CHRISTMAS TREE
A living tree which has been cut down and used within a home for a decoration during the holiday season. Not an artificial tree.
CLEAR GLASS
Empty bottles, jars, food or beverage containers made of clear transparent glass. Expressly excluded are non-container glass, plate glass, blue, green, or brown glass, porcelain and ceramic products.
COLORED GLASS
Empty bottles, jars, food or beverage containers made of green, brown, or other colored glass.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
All properties used for industrial or commercial purposes, including apartment buildings or multiple-dwelling buildings containing more than four dwelling units and residential dwelling units built over storefront commercial businesses.
CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION WASTE
Solid waste resulting from the construction or demolition of buildings and other structures, including but not limited to wood, plaster, metals, asphalt substances, bricks, block and unsegregated concrete. The term also includes dredging waste. Construction/demolition waste shall not be considered municipal waste.
DISPOSAL FACILITY
A facility which processes or acts upon solid waste so as to dispose of the material, such as a composting facility, and incinerator, a resource recovery plant, a waste-to-energy facility, or a sanitary landfill.
DWELLING UNIT
An occupied single- or multifamily dwelling where the units are individually owned or leased and used as a residence.
ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
The official designated herein or otherwise charged with the responsibilities of administering this chapter, or the officer's authorized representative.
GARBAGE
All table, animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of foods.
GENERATOR
Any person who generates leaf waste, recyclable materials or municipal waste.
GLASS CONTAINERS
Bottles and jars made of clear, green or brown glass. Expressly excluded are non-container glass, plate glass, blue glass and porcelain and ceramic products.
HIGH-GRADE OFFICE PAPER
Computer paper and office stationery but not including newsprint and corrugated paper.
INSTITUTIONAL PROPERTY
All properties used for institutional uses such as but not limited to educational uses, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, religious uses, health care uses, and other similar uses.
LEAF WASTE
Leaves, but excluding garden residues, shrubbery, tree trimmings or similar materials and grass clippings.
MISCELLANEOUS PAPER
Bulk mail, magazines, mixed office paper, catalogs and cereal boxes and the like (without inside packaging).
MISSED COLLECTION
A single incident of failure by the contractor to collect municipal solid waste or recyclable materials placed at the approved collection area on the day and time designated for collection. A determination of a missed collection shall be in the sole judgment of the Township based on information received from Township residents.
MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
An apartment building or multifamily dwelling which contains more than four dwelling units and residential dwelling units located in the same building as a commercial business.
MUNICIPAL PROPERTY
All properties used for municipal or other governmental purposes.
MUNICIPAL WASTE
Any garbage, refuse and other material, including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material, resulting from the operation of a dwelling unit not meeting the definitions of residual or hazardous waste in the Solid Waste Management Act.[2] The term does not include recyclable materials.
MUNICIPAL WASTE COLLECTOR
Any individual collecting or transporting municipal waste, bulk trash, recyclable materials, leaf waste and/or yard waste for owners or occupants of property in the Township, and any commercial properties or institutional establishment within the Township which generates municipal waste or recyclable materials and uses its own employees and equipment for the collection or transportation of municipal waste or recyclable materials.
NEWSPAPER
Paper of the type commonly referred to as newsprint and distributed at fixed intervals having printed thereon news and opinions containing advertisements and other matters of public interest.
PERSON
Any resident, individual, partnership, association, corporation, institution, cooperative enterprise, trust, municipal authority, federal government or agency, commonwealth of Pennsylvania institution or agency, or any legal entity whatsoever which is recognized by law as a subject of rights and duties.
PLASTIC
All containers made of plastic, including those marked with Nos. 1 through 7 recycling symbols.
RECEPTACLE or CART
A receptacle or cart or watertight bag made of metal, plastic or other substantial material, tight-fitting as to prevent the spillage of its contents and remain waterproof.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Those materials which may be processed or refabricated for re-use and which are specified by the Township for separation from the regular municipal waste. Such materials may include, but are not be limited to, aluminum products, ferrous containers, bimetal containers, glass containers, newspapers, magazines, cardboard and periodicals, plastic containers (Nos. 1 through 7), Christmas trees, and white goods.
REFUSE
Garbage, paper, ashes, trash, colored glass and rubbish.
RESIDENT
Any person who owns, leases or occupies a dwelling unit located in the Township for use as a residence.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
Any occupied single or multifamily dwelling which contains four or less dwelling units and is not located in a building with a commercial use.
SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING
A recycling process in which recyclable materials are mixed together with no sorting required by individual recyclers.
SOURCE SEPARATION
The separation of recyclable materials from municipal waste at the point of origin for the purpose of recycling.
STREET
A public or private road in Caln Township, including any road in a development whether or not it has been accepted for dedication.
TOWNSHIP or MUNICIPALITY
The Township of Caln, a Township of the First Class, located within the County of Chester, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
WHEELED CART
Wheeled cart up to 95 gallons of capacity made of high-density polyethylene or similar material used for the collection of municipal waste or recyclable materials. The cart includes a hinged molded lid and is able to be lifted by an automated collection vehicle for direct discharge into the collection vehicle.
WHITE GOODS
Metal appliances such as washers, dryers and stoves. Refrigerators and freezers may also be collected if Freon has been removed from the item (item must be marked that Freon has been removed properly) or arrangements have been made by the customer to have the Freon removed by the hauler.
YARD WASTE
Grass clippings, garden residue, tree trimmings, chipped shrubbery, and other vegetative material.
YARD WASTE COMPOSTING FACILITY
A facility that is used to compost leaf waste, or leaf waste and grass clippings, garden residue, tree trimmings, chipped shrubbery, and other vegetative material.
[1]
Editor's Note: See the Solid Waste Management Act, 35 P.S. § 6018.101 et seq., and the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, 53 P.S. § 4000.101 et seq., respectively.
[2]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 6018.101 et seq.