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§ 619.02 - Municipal Waste To Be Collected By City.

(a)

Single family dwellings and small apartment buildings.

Except as otherwise provided in this section or the Act 47 Recovery Plan, the Department of Public Works/Environmental Services shall collect municipal waste from single-family dwellings and small apartment buildings.

The Director of the Department of Public Works is hereby authorized and directed to establish Waste Regulations which will include provisions for the timely collection of municipal waste by the City or by the collector after public or national holidays.

(b)

Charitable or nonprofit institutions, municipal establishments and community activities organized by institutions and establishments.

The Director of the Department of Public Works/Environmental Services is hereby authorized, at his or her discretion, either (i) to establish a fee schedule for the collection by the City of municipal waste, or (ii) not to collect municipal waste from charitable or nonprofit institutions and municipal establishments and from community activities organized by institutions and establishments. In exercising such discretion the Director shall take into consideration the City's need to remain competitive with private industry engaged in refuse collection as well as the cost to the City of administration of this Chapter. Council shall approve by resolution the initial fee schedule. The Director shall issue regulations listing such fees and shall update them as necessary. The Director shall provide a thirty-day notice of any changes in the fee or collection schedule to all persons affected by this article.

(c)

Commercial establishments and multi-family dwellings.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Director of the Department of Public Works/Environmental Services is hereby authorized, at his or her discretion, either (i) to enter into agreements and to establish a fee schedule for the collection, by the City or by a contractor, of non-recyclable municipal waste, or (ii) not to collect non-recyclable municipal waste from commercial establishments and/or multi-family dwellings in the City. In fixing the fees the director shall take into consideration the City's need to remain competitive with private industry engaged in refuse collection as well as the cost of administration of this Chapter. Council shall approve by resolution the initial fee schedule. The Director shall issue regulations listing such fees and shall update them as necessary. The Director shall provide a thirty-day notice of any changes in the fee or collection schedule to all persons affected by this article.

(d)

Appliances for collection by the City.

It shall be the duty of the Department of Public Works/Environmental Services to provide for directly or indirectly the collection and disposal of appliances from single family dwellings or small apartment buildings, including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and water coolers. The Director of the Department of Environmental Services is hereby authorized to revise existing rules and regulations, and/or make reasonable rules and regulations, and/or enter into contract or contracts for the recovery and/or recycling and/or reclamation of any appliance containing refrigerant as required by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Act of November 15, 1990, Pub. L. 101-549, Title VI,

Sec. 608

,

104

Stat. 2660 (1990).

(e)

Material not collected by the City.

The Department shall not collect any waste that does not meet the definition of municipal waste (including but not limited to hazardous or residual waste) unless otherwise provided in this Chapter. The Department shall also not collect the following materials to the extent that they may be classified as municipal waste:

(1)

Demolition and construction wastes;

(2)

Human or animal fecal matter;

(3)

Sewage treatment residue;

(4)

Special handling wastes (except to the extent that special handling wastes may be appliances subject to

§ 619.02

(d));

(5)

Trees or parts of trees that have not been bundled in a size three (3) feet in length or less;

(6)

Tires and lead acid batteries (unless otherwise provided by the Department in Waste Regulations);

(7)

Household hazardous wastes (except under a program established pursuant to

§ 619.12

, and except to the extent that household hazardous wastes may be appliances subject to

§ 619.02

(d)); or

(8)

Bulky rubbish that the Director determines is too large or too heavy to be handled by the City's municipal waste collectors in the City's municipal waste collection vehicles, provided that the Director may collect a maximum of three (3) bulky rubbish items as scheduled by the Department of Public Works/Environmental Services and set forth in the Waste Regulations.

Minimal amounts of the above wastes may be collected at the discretion of the Director.

(f)

Storage and collection of municipal waste not collected by the City.

(1)

No person shall place or cause to be placed for collection by the Department any materials other than those permitted under subsection (a) hereof or pursuant to a program established under

§ 619.11

.

(2)

Every person generating waste other than waste permitted for collection by the Department under this section shall, upon written request from the Director, file within five (5) days of receipt of the notice, a sworn written statement giving the name and address of the collector who is collecting and disposing of the waste and the annual tonnage of the municipal waste and any other waste collected from their premises. No person shall permit the collection or disposal of waste by any collector who does not have all licenses and permits for the collection as required by law. A person disposing of its own waste shall annually file a written statement with the Department certifying that it disposes of its own waste and identifying the place of disposal and the amount of waste disposed of each year.

(g)

Disposal of municipal waste by the City.

All municipal waste collected by the Department shall be disposed of only at a landfill cited in the Allegheny County Solid Waste Management Plan-1990 or any subsequent revisions thereto.

(Ord. 37-1990, eff. 12-28-90; Am. Ord. 31-1992, eff. 9-25-92; Ord. 21-2004, § 29, eff. 12-2-04)

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