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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Chapter 62 Amended

Updated Trash Rules


Chapter 62 of the West Chester Borough Code, “Garbage, Rubbish, Refuse,” has been amended, and, as of September 21, 2019, is now in effect. Additionally, there has been a change in the enforcement of this ordinance. To access the amendments to the ordinance, see the link below.

NOTE: Beginning October 7, 2019, property owners found in violation of any provision of Chapter 62 will immediately receive a notice of violation, delivered to the property, similar to a parking ticket. This notice of violation will advise of the specifics of the violation and order the property owner to pay the fines below, payable to the Borough of West Chester, within seven (7) days.

Failure to pay the fine within seven (7) days will result in a non-traffic citation filed with the District Court, which carries a possible fine of not less than $50 and not more than $1000 plus court costs.

  • 1st offense - $30

  • 2nd offense - $50

  • 3rd offense - $100

  • A 4th and all subsequent offenses will result the in a non-traffic citation being automatically filed with the District Court carrying a fine of not less than $200 and not more than $1000.

For more detailed information regarding Chapter 62 click here.

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