Amending Solid Waste Storage and Collection Section

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BILL No. 27 - 2016


AN ORDINANCE


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF READING, BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CHAPTER 496 SOLID WASTE, PART 2 STORAGE AND COLLECTION SECTION 496-201 DEFINITIONS AND SECTION 496-206 STORAGE OF MUNICIPAL WASTE.

THE CITY OF READING HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:


SECTION 1. The Code of Ordinances of the City of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Chapter 496 Solid Waste, Part 2 Storage and Collection Section 496-201 Definitions and Section 496-206 shall be and are 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 2 Storage and Collection, Section 496-201 Definitions is amended as follows:

Amend first paragraph of Section 496-201. Definitions to read as follows:

"In addition to the definitions in Part 1 Section 496-101 as amended which are hereby incorporated by reference as being more fully stated herein, the following words and phrases, when used in this Part, shall have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in this section."

Chapter 496 Solid Waste, Part 2 Storage And Collection, Section 496-206 Storage of municipal waste. A. General (1) is amended to read as follows:


(1) It shall be the duty of every owner of property and every person occupying any Dwelling unit, premises or place of business within the City of Reading where solid waste is produced and is accumulated, at their own expense, to provide, and to keep at all times, a sufficient number of containers, i.e., trash can, cart, etc., to hold all solid waste which may accumulate during the intervals between collection."

Chapter 496 Solid Waste, Part 2 Storage And Collection, Section 496-206 Storage of municipal waste. B. Storage by residential and multifamily units of four or fewer units (2) Plastic Bags is amended to read as follows:


(2) Trash bag. Can be used as a municipal waste receptacle, for collection purposes only, not storage, provided the bag is more than one millimeter thick, has no rips, tears or punctures, holds from 30 to 55 gallons, and is properly tied or sealed to prevent scattering about of its contents."