Pike County, Pennsylvania
New Solid Waste Law Takes Effect September 1, 2013
With the 2010 census confirming that the Township's population exceeds 10,000 full time residents, Dingman Township enacted a new Solid Waste Management ordinance to bring the Township into compliance with Pennsylvania Act 101.
Having been notified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that the present ordinance was not sufficient, the Board of Supervisors set about re-writing the ordinance to protect the township's residents from the burden that the Township would face if non-compliant. The new ordinance ...
Reaffirms the requirement that every property owner have weekly garbage pick-up.
Requires that every property owner recycle specific products with said products picked-up by the garbage hauler.
Requires that leaves and yard waste (other than grass) be composted either on-site (in a compost bin or blown into the woods) or at an approved composting facility.
Clarifies confusing language that was found in the previous ordinance.
Reduces penalties from misdemeanors to summary offenses.
While the Ordinance was passed on June 4th, it will not take effect until September 1st so that all parties (residents, communities, garbage haulers, etc.) can be advised of their role under the new ordinance.
Click here to read the Ordinance