Amending Solid Waste Definitions Dumpster Placement

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BILL No. 26 - 2016

AN ORDINANCE


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF READING, BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CHAPTER 496 SOLID WASTE, PART 1 DUMPSTER PLACEMENT SECTION 496-101 DEFINITIONS.

THE CITY OF READING HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:


SECTION 1. The Code of Ordinances of the City off Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Chapter 496 Solid Waste, Part 1 Dumpster Placement, Section 496-101 shall be and is hereby amended and shall hereafter read as set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof.


SECTION 2. All other items, parts, sections, etc. of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Chapter 496 shall remain in effect unchanged and likewise are ratified.


SECTION 3. This ordinance shall be effective ten (10) days after its adoption and approval by the Mayor, or repassage by City Council over the Mayor's veto, in accordance with Section 219 of the City of Reading Home Rule Charter, or as set forth in Section 221 of the City of Reading Home Rule Charter.





EXHIBIT A


Chapter 496 Solid Waste, Part 1 Dumpster Placement, Section 496-101 Definitions is amended as follows:

Delete "CONTAINER - Any dumpster or cart."

Amend Trash Can to be read as follows: "TRASH CAN - Any container under 95 gallons but not less than 30 gallons, with a lid and in any other way differs from a cart."

Amend Dumpster to read as follows: "DUMPSTER - Any container with a lid used for the purpose of storing refuse until the scheduled collection day with a capacity of one cubic yard (202 gallons) or greater. Container's lid needs to be closed at all times except when placing refuse into container or container contents are being placed into a disposal collection vehicle."

Add Trash Bag to be read as follows: "TRASH BAG - Any trash bag more than one millimeter thick holding from 30 to 55 gallons and is properly tied,"