Chapter 99 – Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse, Article I,
Section 99-3, of the Code of the Borough of Shippensburg, states the following:
A. All refuse, with the exception of certain types of industrial wastes, as shall be defined by Borough Council, shall be removed only by the Borough collector. No person, firm or corporation, other than Borough Council, shall be permitted to remove refuse from the Borough, except for certain types of industrial wastes, as shall be defined by Borough Council.
B. Furnishing Containers. The resident of each housing unit shall be responsible for providing an approved container for storage of refuse. No refuse may be stored, at any time, in violation of this article. Apartment houses and commercial and industrial establishments may utilize large containers which can be emptied into compactor-type trucks, either by purchasing these units or by renting them from the Borough.
(1) Refuse containers shall be placed, whenever possible, at ground level on the property, not within the cartway of a street or alley, but accessible to and not more than 10 feet from the side of the curb of the street or alley from which collection is made. Where, in the opinion of the Borough, the physical characteristics at a property and the area adjacent thereto are such that compliance with this provision for location of containers is not practical, the Borough may require alternate locations for containers.
(2) Refuse containers shall be placed at the location for collection not earlier than 24 hours prior to collection and shall be removed not later than 24 hours after collection.
(1) Refuse containers shall be of such size as can be easily handled by one person with a maximum filled weight, including container, of 50 pounds.
PLEASE NOTE, You must use bags only or containers no larger than 30 gallons maximum and all garbage shall be in garbage bags with no loose trash.
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Phone: 532-7838 or 532-2420
Residential refuse is collected on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday beginning at 4:00 a.m Commercial refuse is collected Monday thru Friday beginning at 4:00 a.m.
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111 N. Fayette Street
P.O. Box 129
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
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