Earl Township Newsletter


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 Earl Township is mandated by the State to require all residents and businesses to recycle and the following is our tentatiive Plan of compliance.

A public hearing is scheduled for our meeting on Monday August 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., at the Township office.  We welcome all comments and/or input on this Plan at that meeting.

MUNICIPAL RECYCLING PLAN

EARL TOWNSHIP

2012

 

INTRODUCTION

This Municipal Recycling Plan outline is adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Earl Township in compliance with the Lancaster County Municipal Waste Management Plan of 2010. It sets forth general recycling program criteria to guide Earl Township staff and Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) in the implementation of the program.

 

I. RECYCLABLE MATERIALS TO BE SOURCE-SEPARATED BY RESIDENTIAL UNITS

1. Clear & Colored Glass                                6. Yard Waste            

2. Aluminum Cans                                          7. Leaves

3. Steel Cans                                      8. White Goods

4. Plastics                                                        9. Tires

5. Paper

 

II.         TYPE OF PROGRAM

Earl Township's Program will mandate the Source-Separation of Designated Recyclable Materials by both Residential and Non-Residential establishments. This mandate will be established through a Municipal Solid Waste Management Ordinance.

 

III.        COLLECTION OF MATERIALS

The Township will assure the collection of both Refuse and Recyclable Materials through the contracting and registering of haulers. The Township will publicly bid for combined Refuse and Recyclable Materials Collection. After bids are received, residents will be provided the opportunity to exclude themselves from participating under the Contract (Option E). The Township will register other haulers, requiring Refuse and Recyclable Materials collection be provided to residents that have excluded themselves from Contract Service. Residential curbside collection of Refuse and Recyclable Materials will occur on the same day by the Contract Hauler. Collection will be provided weekly. Under the Contract, White Goods and Tires will be collected twice annually. Yard waste will be collected bi-weekly between April 1 and October 15. Leaves will be collected four (4) times annually by the Contractor between November 1 and December 15. Christmas Trees will be collected by the Contractor once each January. Residential curbside collection of Refuse and Recyclable Materials will occur on the same day by the Registered Hauler(s). Collection will be provided weekly, but not on the day the Contractor collects in the Township. Collection of White Goods, Tires and Yard Waste shall be provided by the Registered Hauler(s) on a schedule and frequency to be determined by each Registered Hauler, but required to occur at least two times per year. The schedule of the collections will be provided by the Registered Hauler(s) to their customers and the Township. A Christmas Tree drop-off program will be provided by the Township which will be available to all Township residents.

IV.        MATERIAL PREPARATION

Recyclable glass, cans, plastics and paper will be placed in a Recycling Container provided to Residential establishments by the Township, Contractor or Registered Hauler. The Contractor and Registered Hauler(s) will be responsible for marketing the Single Stream Recyclable Materials and will retain any revenue or pay any fees associated with marketing the Single Stream Recyclable Materials.

 

V.         RECORD KEEPING AND REPORTING PROCEDURES

The Contractor and Registered Hauler(s) are responsible for completing and submitting monthly recycling documentation according to LCSWMA Rules and Regulations. The documentation shall identify the types and weights of Recyclable Materials collected and the facilities where those materials are delivered. The Township may request a monthly report from the Haulers.

 

VI.        PUBLICITY AND PUBLIC EDUCATION

The Township, with assistance from LCSWMA, shall develop and implement a Public Awareness Program to provide information on the recycling program. Publicity will include preparation and distribution of notices to all Residential and Non-Residential establishments prior to the implementation of the program. The Contractor and Registered Hauler(s) will be requested to cooperate with all public awareness activities.

 

VII.       PROGRAM FUNDING

The Township will invoice Customers who have chosen to participate in the contract on a quarterly basis for the collection of both Refuse and Recyclable Materials. The Township will offer a yearly prepaid discount. The Township will pay the Contractor for collection services and LCSWMA for tipping fees for all Refuse collected under the Contract. Registered Hauler(s) will be responsible for invoicing those residential units which have excluded themselves from the Contract Service and subscribe for services. The Township may choose to apply for Act 101 Recycling Program Grants from DEP and other grants to support program initiatives. LCSWMA will submit Act 101 904 Performance Grants for the Township.

 

VIII.      PROVISIONS FOR ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE

The Township shall use reasonable efforts to enforce such ordinances and rules and regulations which may be enacted governing municipal waste collection, including those relating to the proper preparation of Recyclable Materials by Residential and Non-Residential Establishments for collection. The Contractor and Registered Hauler(s) will be requested to cooperate with all enforcement activities.  

IX.        MULTI-FAMILY DWELLINGS [OF FOUR (4) OR MORE UNITS]

Multi-Family Dwellings will be required to Source-Separate Recyclable Materials. This requirement will be part of the Township's Municipal Solid Waste Management Ordinance.

Multi-Family Dwellings of four (4) or more units will be required to Source-Separate the following materials:

1. Clear & Colored Glass                    6. Yard Waste

2. Aluminum Cans                              7. Leaves

3. Steel Cans                          8. White Goods

4. Plastics                                            9. Tires

5. Paper

 

Owners, Managers and/or Landlords of these facilities will be required to employ a Registered Hauler to serve their facilities, provide collection services themselves, or requested participation in the Township’s contract collection program. If the collection services are self-provided, the Record Keeping and Documentation requirements must be met.

 

NON-RESIDENTIAL ESTABLISHMENTS

Non-Residential Establishments which include municipal, commercial, institutional, industrial and community activities are required to Source-Separate Recyclable Materials. This requirement will be part of the Township's Municipal Solid Waste Management Ordinance.

Non-Residential Establishments will be required to Source-Separate the following materials:

1. Clear Glass                                     7. Yard Waste

2. Colored Glass                                 8. Leaves

3. Aluminum Cans                              9. White Goods

4. Steel Cans                          10. Tires

5. Plastics                                            11. Corrugated Cardboard

6. Paper                                              12. High Grade Office Paper

 

Non-Residential Establishments will be required to employ a Registered Hauler to serve their facilities or provide collection services themselves. If the collection services are self-provided, the Township will require a completed Annual Recycling Report from the Non-Residential Establishment.

XI.        IMPLEMENTATION TIME SCHEDULE (Estimated)

ACTIVITY                                                                                               COMPLETED BY

  1. Prepare Municipal Recycling Plan……………………………………………...June 2012
  2. Supervisors Review of Draft Municipal Recycling Plan…………………….July 2, 2012  
  3. Township Announces Plan/Public Meeting………………………………….July 2, 2012 
  4. Conduct Public Meeting to present Plan…………………………………August 6, 2012
  5. Adopt Municipal Recycling Plan (Option E)…………………………September 4, 2012
  6. Prepare Bid Documents and Ordinance…………………………………...October 2012
  7. Bid Collection Contract for Refuse and Recyclables…………………. November 2012
  8. Pre-Bid Meeting for Haulers………………………………………………November 2012
  9. Open Bids…………………………………………………………………..December 2012
  10. Mail Residents Notification to Opt Out…………………………………..December 2012
  11. Resident Opt-Out Forms Returned to Township………………………….January 2013
  12. Award Bid…………………………………………………………………..January 7, 2013
  13. Adopt Municipal Waste Management Ordinance................................January 7, 2013
  14. Mail Contract Customers Program Details/Educational Materials………January 2013
  15. Meeting for Multi-Family Establishments…………………………………February 2013
  16. Meeting for Non-Residential Establishments………………………………..March 2013
  17. Invoice Residents for 1st Qtr Service ………………………………………..April 1, 2013
  18. Program Begins………………………………………………………………..April 1, 2013