SECTION PM-308  RUBBISH AND GARBAGE
PM-308.1 Accumulation of rubbish or garbage. All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.
PM-308.2 Disposal of rubbish. Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of all rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such rubbish in approved containers, and shall also dispose of all recyclable materials (material listed in subsection 10-717(2)(a)) by placing such materials in an approved container required by Section PM-308.2.1. 340
   PM-308.2.1 Rubbish storage facilities. The owner of every occupied premises shall supply approved covered containers for rubbish, and a separate, approved container for recyclable materials. The owner of any premises containing ten or more dwelling units shall provide one rubbish and one recycling container in the area of the building designated as the lobby or foyer or other designated areas inside the premises, without obstructing ingress or egress; or in a secure outside area adjacent to the premises, not in a public right-of-way, and at a minimum distance of five (5) feet from any entrance to the premises. No more than two (2) containers may be placed in each of the permitted areas. Each container shall be made of non-combustible material, have a tight-fitting lid, and have a maximum capacity of twenty (20) gallons. The owner of the premises shall be responsible for the regular removal of the contents of the said containers. 341
   PM-308.2.2 Refrigerators. Refrigerators and similar equipment not in operation shall not be discarded, abandoned or stored on premises without first removing the doors.
PM-308.3 Disposal of garbage. Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of garbage in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such garbage in an approved garbage disposal facility or approved garbage containers.
   PM-308.3.1 Garbage facilities. The owner of every dwelling shall supply one of the following: an approved mechanical food waste grinder in each dwelling unit; an approved incinerator unit in the structure available to the occupants in each dwelling unit; or an approved leakproof, covered, outside garbage container in a secure location adjacent to the premises, not in a public right-of-way, and at a minimum distance of five (5) feet from any entrance to the premises. 342
   PM-308.3.2 Containers. The operator of every establishment producing garbage shall provide, and at all times cause to be utilized, approved leakproof containers provided with close-fitting covers for the storage of such materials until removed from the premises for disposal.
PM-308.4 Dumpster enclosures. A dumpster, as defined in Section 10-722 of this Code ("Use of Dumpsters"), that is stored out-of-doors, but not in the public right-of-way, shall be maintained within an enclosure to conceal the dumpster from view from the right-of-way. A dumpster enclosure may be an opaque fence, a shrubbery fence, or an enclosed structure. Any structure built after the effective date of this provision for use as an enclosure for a dumpster shall comply with the requirements of Subcode B of Title 4, The Philadelphia Building Code, and Title 14, The Zoning Code. 343

 

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   Amended, Bill No. 150217 (approved May 20, 2015), effective July 1, 2015.
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   Amended, Bill No. 150217 (approved May 20, 2015), effective July 1, 2015.
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   Amended, Bill No. 150217 (approved May 20, 2015), effective July 1, 2015.
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   Added, Bill No. 180348 (approved July 18, 2018).