1. It shall be unlawful for any person to store, dump, discard or deposit, or to permit the storage, dumping, discarding or depositing of, any municipal waste or recyclables upon the surface of the ground or underground within the Township, except in proper containers for purposes of storage or collection, and except where the waste or recyclables are of such size or shape as not to permit their being placed in such containers. It shall be unlawful for any person to dump or deposit any municipal waste or recyclables or leaf waste in any stream, body of water or on any public right-of-way within the Township.
2. Every owner of property or occupant thereof responsible for the property’s day-to-day operation or maintenance shall pick up and discard in any appropriate receptacle any municipal waste, recyclables or other debris and place same at the curbside location or on the sidewalk or gutter, in front of or adjacent to his/her property. This placement shall not (A) create a hazard to traffic or pedestrians and (B) such receptacles are to be emptied on a regular basis and maintained in a neat and clean condition. All owners or operators of commercial, institutional and municipal establishments in the Township shall take all reasonable precautions to prevent the deposit and accumulation of debris on their premises.
3. Nothing contained herein shall prohibit a duly constituted property owners’ association or corporation from assembling municipal waste or recyclables at a central, accessible location, provided such activities are conducted and confined within the boundaries of that real estate development or subdivision, as defined herein, lawfully recorded and recognized as such.
4. Nothing contained herein shall prohibit a farmer from carrying out the normal activities of his farming operation, including composting and spreading of manure or other farm-produced agricultural waste, provided such activities are conducted in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
5. Bulk containers shall not be permitted to overflow or to have waste strewn or left about them on the ground. A violation of this provision shall be deemed a violation of this Part by the person on whose property the bulk container is located, if it is located on private property.
6. No waste or recyclables shall be allowed to accumulate on the ground or be disposed of on highways, Township roads, vacant lots or other property, nor be thrown in any stream or other body of water.
7. The Township Supervisors may, by resolution, enumerate alternative and/or additional recyclables, which will be required to be separated from municipal waste and collected in accordance with this Part provided a 60-day notification is given to authorized collectors and residents.
8. The Township Supervisors may, by resolution, enumerate alternative and/or additional municipal waste items to be separated and collected in accordance with this Part provided a sixty (60) day notification is given to authorized collectors and residents. (Ord. 217, 12/8/2015, §100-4)