Non-Residential Recycling

Non-Residential Recycling - Township Code
Article III, Recycling of the Code of the Township of Whitemarsh states:

§ 109-23. Nonresidential separation and collection.
A. Persons shall separate high-grade office paper, aluminum cans, corrugated paper and leaf waste generated at any commercial, municipal or institutional establishment or community activity within the Township and provide for the disposal of such materials by recycling.

B. The Township shall require a certificate of compliance from all commercial, municipal or institutional establishments and community activities indicating their compliance with this section. Such certificates shall be pursuant to the regulations promulgated by the Board of Supervisors.

§ 109-24. Ownership.
All recyclable materials placed by a resident for collection by the Township pursuant to this article and regulations hereunder shall, from time of pickup, become the property of the Township, except as otherwise provided by § 109-25.

§ 109-25. Prohibited collection; exception.
It shall be a violation of this article for any individual, partnership, association or corporation, other than the Township or one authorized by the Board of Supervisors, to collect recyclable materials placed by a resident for collection by the Township, unless such individual, partnership, association or partnership has prior written permission from the Township to make such collection. Each unauthorized collection in violation hereof from one or more residences on one calendar day shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as hereinafter provided.

§ 109-26. Materials donated.
Any person may donate or sell recyclable materials to any individual, partnership, association or corporation, whether operating for profit or not, provided that the receiving individual, partnership, association or corporation shall not collect such donated recyclable materials from the collection point without prior written permission from the Township to make such collection.

§ 109-27. Violations and penalties; enforcement.
A. Except as hereinafter provided, any individual, partnership, association or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution for each and every offense.

B. Any individual, partnership, association or corporation who shall violate the provisions of §§ 109-22 and 109-23 shall receive an official written warning of noncompliance for the first and second offenses. Thereafter, all such violations shall be subject to the penalties provided.

C. The Township reserves the right not to collect municipal waste containing recyclable materials in combination with nonrecyclable materials.