City of New Lisbon, WI
Juneau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of New Lisbon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention and hazardous materials — See Ch. 289.
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 308.
Nuisances — See Ch. 375.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 396.
Trees and shrubs — See Ch. 454.
[Adopted 4-2-2001 as Title 8, Ch. 3, of the 2001 Code]

§ 429-1 Title and scope.

A. 
Title. This article shall be known as the "Solid Waste Management Ordinance of the City of New Lisbon," hereinafter referred to as this "this article."
B. 
Garbage and refuse collection service. All single-family and two- to four-unit residential garbage and refuse collection service shall be provided by private firms providing such service under contract with or licensed by the City or by City personnel.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 429-2 Purpose and intent.

It is hereby declared to be the purpose and intent of this article to enhance and improve the environment and promote the health, safety and welfare of the City by establishing minimum standards for the storage, collection, transport, processing, separation, recovery and disposal of solid waste.

§ 429-3 Definitions.

For the purpose of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given herein unless different meanings are clearly indicated by the context:
AGRICULTURAL ESTABLISHMENT
An establishment engaged in the rearing and slaughtering of animals and the processing of animal products or orchard and field crops.
BULKY WASTE
Items whose large size precludes or complicates their handling by normal collection, processing or disposal methods.
COMMERCIAL UNIT
All property other than residential units and shall include boardinghouses, motels and resorts.
CURB
The back edge or curb and gutter along a paved street or where one would be if the street was paved and had curb and gutter.
DEMOLITION AND BUILDING WASTES
That portion of solid wastes consisting of wastes from the repair, remodeling or reconstruction of buildings, such as lumber, roofing and sheathing scraps, rubble, broken concrete, asphalt and plaster, conduit, pipe, wire, insulation and any other materials resulting from the demolition of buildings and improvements.[1]
DISPOSAL
The orderly process of discarding useless or unwanted material.
DNR
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
DUMP
A land site where solid waste is disposed of in a manner that does not protect the environment.
DWELLING UNIT
A place of habitation occupied by a normal single-family unit or a combination of persons who may be considered as equivalent to a single-family unit for the purposes of this article.
GARBAGE
Includes every refuse accumulation of animal, fruit or vegetable matter, liquid or otherwise, that attends the preparation, use, cooking, dealing in, or storing of meat, fish, fowl, fruit or vegetables originally used for foodstuffs.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Those wastes such as toxic, radioactive or pathogenic substances which require special handling to avoid illness or injury to persons or damage to property and the environment, including pesticides, acids, caustics, pathological wastes, radioactive wastes, flammable or explosive materials and any such chemical or harmful waste which may require special handling and is considered to be an immediate or potential hazard to operation of a normal solid waste disposal system.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Waste material, except garbage, rubbish and refuse, directly or indirectly resulting from an industrial processing or manufacturing operation.
LITTER
Solid waste scattered about in a careless manner, usually rubbish.
NONRESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE
Solid waste from agricultural, commercial, industrial or institutional activities or a building consisting of nine or more dwelling units.
[Amended 11-17-2003]
PERSON
Individuals, firms, corporations and associations, and includes the plural as well as the singular.
PRIVATE COLLECTION SERVICES
Collection services provided by a person licensed to do the same by the DNR.
RECYCLABLE WASTE
Waste material that can be remanufactured into usable products and shall include, by way of enumeration but not by way of limitation, glass, plastics, newspapers, cardboard, and metals (aluminum, steel, tin, brass, etc.).
REFUSE
Includes all waste material, including garbage, rubbish and industrial waste, and shall, by way of enumeration but not by way of limitation, include grass, leaves, sticks, tree branches and logs, stumps, stone, cement, boards, furniture or household appliances, and garden debris.
RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE
All solid waste that normally originates in a residential environment from residential dwelling units.
RESIDENTIAL UNIT
An individual household capable of independent habitation by a family unit. A single-family dwelling shall be considered to be one residential unit; a multifamily dwelling shall be considered to be multiple residential units, the number of residential units to equal the number of family units to be housed therein. "Residential unit" shall not include boardinghouses, motels or resorts.
RUBBISH
Includes combustible and noncombustible waste material, except rocks, concrete, bricks and similar solid materials, plaster or dirt, that is incidental to the operation of a building and shall include, by way of enumeration but not by way of limitation, tin cans, bottles, rags, paper, cardboard, and sweepings.
SANITARY LANDFILL
A method of disposing of refuse on land without creating nuisances or hazards to the public health or safety by utilizing the principles of engineering to confine the refuse to the smallest practical area, to reduce it to the smallest practical volume and to cover it with a layer of earth at the conclusion of each day's operation or at such more frequent intervals as may be necessary to alleviate objectionable conditions.
SCAVENGING
The uncontrolled removal of materials at any point in solid waste management.
SOLID WASTE
Garbage, rubbish and other useless, unwanted or discarded material from agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial or institutional activities. "Solid waste" does not include solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage.
STORAGE
The interim containment of solid waste in an approved manner after generation and prior to collection and ultimate disposal.
STORAGE AREA
Areas where persons place containers during noncollection days as well as areas where containers are set out on collection day.[2]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[2]:
Editor's Note: The definition of "wastes, building and demolition" which immediately followed this definition was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). See now the definition of "demolition and building wastes" in this section.

§ 429-4 Refuse storage areas.

Storage areas shall be kept in a nuisance- and odor-free condition. Litter shall not be allowed to accumulate. Collection crews will not be responsible for cleaning up loose materials from any containers which have become ruptured or broken due to wet conditions, animals, vandalism or other cause. The occupant and/or owner shall be responsible for cleaning up this litter. Litter not collected shall not be allowed to accumulate. Violation will result in the occupant and/or owner being notified to clean up his/her area, with continued violation resulting in the owner being prosecuted under the provisions of this article and other City ordinances.

§ 429-5 Approved waste and refuse containers.

A. 
General container standards. Suitable containers of a type approved by the City shall be provided by the property owner or tenant in which to store all solid waste, except for bulky or certain yard wastes as provided for herein. Containers, in order to be approved, shall provide for efficient, safe and sanitary handling of solid wastes. They shall be maintained in a nuisance- and odor-free condition and shall be sufficient to prevent the scattering of contents by weather conditions or animals.
B. 
Approved containers. Approved residential solid waste containers shall consist of metal or plastic containers with tight-fitting covers and suitable handles, commonly referred to as "garbage cans," or plastic garbage bags which are closed by means of a tie. Approved containers shall be a maximum of 30 gallons in size. Containers, including contents, shall not exceed in weight that which one person can safely lift (50 pounds). Metal garbage cans shall be of sufficient thickness to resist denting during normal handling by collection crews. Plastic garbage cans shall consist of plastic material not damaged by freezing and not susceptible to melting. They shall be capable of being handled during hot and cold weather without damage during normal handling by collection crews. Plastic bags shall be of sufficient strength to allow lifting and loading of contents without tearing. Each unit will be allowed to dispose of rubbish (not garbage) in small cardboard boxes (no more than nine cubic feet in volume), provided that the contents therein are covered and secured, as well as newspapers and magazines, as long as they are tied into bundles a maximum of 10 inches high. Should bundles, cardboard boxes and/or contents, because of weather conditions, become wet and soaked, they will not be collected but must be stored by the owner in an approved container for collection on the next collection day. Cardboard boxes will be considered disposable and will not be emptied and returned to the curb.
C. 
Defective containers. All garbage cans incapable of continuing to meet the definition of an approved container because of damage, loss of handles, or other factors shall be tagged by the collection crew. The collection crew will also leave notification of the defects on the premises. Where garbage cans from several residential units are placed for collection at the same location, the garbage cans shall be identified with the address number so ownership can be determined.
D. 
Householder to provide containers. It shall be the duty of every occupant, tenant and proprietor of any residential unit to provide and at all times keep, in a suitable place readily accessible to the garbage collector, garbage containers capable of holding all garbage which would ordinarily accumulate on such premises between the times of successive collections. The owner of any multiple dwelling shall furnish or require the tenant thereof to furnish proper garbage containers. Garbage containers located at multiple dwellings shall be marked so as to indicate the residential unit to which they belong.
E. 
Ashes. Cold, completely extinguished ashes may be left for collection in cardboard containers.
F. 
Illegal containers. Containers not approved consist of metal barrels and drums, wooden or cardboard barrels, wheelbarrows and other such containers not approved by this article. These containers will not be emptied regardless of contents or weight.

§ 429-6 Collection of refuse.

A. 
Placement for collection.
(1) 
Residential solid waste shall be accessible to collection crews. Collection by packer truck is limited to rubbish and garbage. Residential solid waste in approved containers shall be placed immediately behind the curb of the public street for collection. Bulky wastes from residential units shall likewise be placed in neat, orderly fashion behind the curb. During winter months, solid waste shall not be placed on top of the snowbank, nor shall it be placed in the roadway. The owner shall either shovel out an area behind the curb in which to place his wastes or he shall place it in his driveway. Collection crews will not collect residential solid waste unless it is placed at the curb of a public street. Residential units shall bring their solid waste to the public right-of-way for collection. Should collection crews be unable to discharge contents of garbage cans into collection vehicles using normal handing procedures, the cans, including contents, will be left at curbside. The owner shall make provisions to assure that the solid waste therein can be collected on the next collection day. Collection crews will not empty garbage cans by means other than dumping.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
No garbage containers or other containers for refuse other than those of the City shall be placed, kept, stored or located within the right-of-way of a street or alley; provided, however, that the Common Council may authorize the location of such containers within the public right-of-way at specified places and times when such location is necessary for the expeditious collection and disposition of refuse.
(3) 
To be collectable, brush will be cut and securely tied in bundles not to exceed four feet, four inches in length and 12 inches in diameter, with individual branches or limbs not to exceed two inches in diameter.
B. 
Restriction on time of placement. All receptacles and containers for refuse and rubbish and all bundles of rubbish shall be placed in collection locations as designated in Subsection A above only after 6:00 p.m. on the evening prior to the regular collection time the following day. All receptacles, bags and containers for refuse and garbage disposal shall be removed from the curbside collection point within 24 hours after the regular collection time. City employees or employees of licensed collectors will not enter any structures to remove garbage or refuse, except by written agreement with the property owner.

§ 429-7 Prohibited activities and noncollectible materials.

A. 
Dead animals. It shall be unlawful to place any dead animal, or parts thereof, in a container for collection; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to animal parts from food preparation for human consumption.
B. 
Undrained food wastes. It shall be unlawful to place any garbage or other food wastes in a container for collection unless they are first drained and wrapped.
C. 
Ashes. It shall be unlawful to place hot ashes for collection. (See § 429-5E.)
D. 
Improper placement. It shall be unlawful to place, or allow to be placed, any solid waste upon the roads, streets, or public or private property within the City contrary to the provisions of this article.
E. 
Compliance with article. It shall be unlawful to store, collect, transport, transfer, recover, incinerate or dispose of any solid waste within the boundaries of the City contrary to the provisions of this article.
F. 
Improper transportation.
(1) 
It shall be unlawful to transport any solid waste in any vehicle which permits the contents to blow, sift, leak or fall therefrom. If spillage does occur, the collection crew shall immediately return spilled materials to the collection vehicle and shall properly clean, or have cleaned, the area. All vehicles used for the collection and transportation of solid waste shall be durable, easily cleanable and leakproof, if necessary, considering the type of waste and its moisture content. Collection vehicles shall be cleaned frequently to prevent nuisances and insect breeding and shall be maintained in good repair.
(2) 
All vehicles and equipment used by commercial carriers shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition and shall be flushed and swept out after each day's operation. Such cleaning shall be conducted so that none of the material from vehicles is deposited in the City. All such collection vehicles shall be steam cleaned inside and out at least once each week.
G. 
Interference with authorized collector. No person other than an authorized collector shall collect or interfere with any garbage after it shall have been put into a garbage receptacle and deposited in the proper place for the collector, nor shall any unauthorized person molest, hinder, delay or in any manner interfere with an authorized garbage collector in the discharge of his duties.
H. 
Scavenging. It shall be unlawful for any person to scavenge any solid waste placed for collection.
I. 
Private dumps. It shall be unlawful for any person to use or operate a dump.
J. 
Burning of waste. It shall be unlawful for any person to burn solid waste in any manner, except as provided elsewhere in this Code of Ordinances.
K. 
Noncollectible materials. It shall be unlawful for any person to place for collection any of the following wastes:
(1) 
Hazardous waste.
(2) 
Toxic waste.
(3) 
Chemicals.
(4) 
Explosives or ammunition.
(5) 
Drain or waste oil or flammable liquids.
(6) 
Large quantities of paint.
(7) 
Inoperable vehicles.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(8) 
Lumber.
(9) 
Trees, defined as limbs and branches exceeding two inches in diameter.
(10) 
Bulk items, including all major appliances, bed springs, bathroom fixtures and the like.[2]
[2]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
L. 
Animal wastes. It shall be unlawful for any person to place animal wastes for collection, except from pets kept on the lot by the owner or tenant.
M. 
Hospital wastes. It shall be unlawful for any person to place for collection any pathogenic hospital wastes. Such items as needles and syringes may be disposed of as long as they are contained to eliminate injury to collection crews.
N. 
Building waste. All waste resulting from remodeling, construction or removal of a building, roadway or sidewalk shall be disposed of by the owner, builder or contractor.

§ 429-8 Garbage accumulation; declaration of nuisance.

The accumulation or deposit of garbage, trash or putrescible animal or vegetable matter in or upon any lot or land or any public or private place within the City which causes the air or environment to become noxious or offensive or to be in such a condition as to promote the breeding of flies, mosquitoes or other insects or provides a habitat or breeding place for rodents or other animals or which otherwise becomes injurious to the public health is prohibited and declared to constitute a nuisance. In the event of a violation, enforcement shall be by building inspection, law enforcement or health authorities.

§ 429-9 Refuse from outside City.

It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to place, deposit or cause to be deposited, for collection, any waste or not generated within the corporate limits of the City of New Lisbon.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 8-3-10, Licensing of garbage haulers, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 429-10 Mandatory residential service.

[Added 11-17-2003[1]]
The residents of residential dwellings, consisting of eight or fewer units per building, shall have their solid waste collected by the residential waste collector licensed by the City or by City personnel.[2]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[2]:
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 8-3-12, Fees, which immediately followed this section and was added 11-17-2003, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 429-11 Fees.

[Added 12-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2[1]]
Refuse and recycling fees together with applicable billing and due dates shall be set by resolution by the New Lisbon Common Council. Notwithstanding any agreements to the contrary, the person/entity ultimately responsible for the payment of all fees shall be the owner of the serviced property. Any fees remaining unpaid at the time that the City is required to submit real estate taxes to the county in the fall of a calendar year shall be included as a special tax and certified to the County Treasurer accordingly. At the time of submission, a delinquency charge as set by resolution shall be added by the Clerk-Treasurer and certified to the County Treasurer.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Adopted 4-2-2001 as Title 8, Ch. 4, of the 2001 Code]

§ 429-12 General provisions.

A. 
Title. The title of this article is the "Recycling Ordinance for the City of New Lisbon."
B. 
Purpose. The purpose of this article is to promote recycling, composting, and resource recovery through the administration of an effective recycling program, as provided in § 287.11, Wis. Stats., and Ch. NR 544, Wis. Adm. Code.
C. 
Statutory authority. This article is adopted as authorized under § 287.09, Wis. Stats.
D. 
Abrogation and greater restrictions. It is not intended by this article to repeal, abrogate, annul, impair or interfere with any existing rules, regulations, ordinances or permits previously adopted or issued pursuant to law. However, whenever this article imposes greater restrictions, the provisions of this article shall apply.
E. 
Interpretation. In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this article shall be held to be the minimum requirements and shall not be deemed a limitation or repeal of any other power granted by Wisconsin Statutes. Where any terms or requirements of this article may be inconsistent or conflicting, the more restrictive requirements or interpretation shall apply. Where a provision of this article is required by Wisconsin Statutes, or by a standard in Ch. NR 544, Wis. Adm. Code, and where the article provision is unclear, the provision shall be interpreted in light of the Wisconsin Statutes and the Ch. NR 544 standards in effect on the date of the adoption of this article, or in effect on the date of the most recent text amendment to this article.
F. 
Applicability. The requirements of this article apply to all persons within the City of New Lisbon.
G. 
Administration. The provisions of this article shall be administered by the City of New Lisbon Common Council and its designees. The recycling regulations of Juneau County shall govern City of New Lisbon recycling programs, as supplemented by the provisions of this article.

§ 429-13 Definitions.

For the purpose of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALUMINUM CANS
Includes used beverage cans only.
BIMETAL CONTAINER
A container for carbonated or malt beverages that is made primarily of a combination of steel and aluminum.
CONTAINER BOARD
Corrugated paperboard used in the manufacture of shipping containers and related products.
CONTAINER GLASS
Includes container glass only. "Glass" does not include ceramic cups, dishes, ovenware, plate glass, safety and window glass, heat-resistant glass such as Pyrex®, lead-based glass such as crystal, or television tubes.
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
Includes corrugated cardboard only; it does not include waxed cardboard or chipboard such as cereal boxes, shoe boxes, and similar materials.
FOAM POLYSTYRENE PACKAGING
Packaging made primarily from foam polystyrene that satisfies one of the following criteria:
A. 
Is designed for serving food or beverages.
B. 
Consists of loose particles intended to fill space and cushion the packaged article in a shipping container.
C. 
Consists of rigid materials shaped to hold and cushion the packaged article in a shipping container.
HDPE
High-density polyethylene, labeled by the SPI Code No. 2.
LDPE
Low-density polyethylene, labeled by the SPI Code No. 4.
MAGAZINES
Magazines and other materials printed on similar paper.
MAJOR APPLIANCE
A residential or commercial air conditioner, clothes dryer, clothes washer, dishwasher, freezer, oven, refrigerator or stove, residential and commercial furnaces, boilers, dehumidifiers and water heaters, and allowing the disposal of microwaves if the capacitor has been removed.
MIXED PAPERS
Includes all grades of paper, including white, colored, ledger, shiny, coated, and carbonless or NCR papers; envelopes, including windowed, labeled, and kraft; and magazines, phone books, computer printout paper, glued pads and tablets, file folders, key punch cards, post-it notes, spiral notebooks, cereal boxes, shoe boxes, etc. It can include paperclips and staples but does not include hand towels or other paper products from rest rooms or soiled napkins and paper plates; also does not include carbon paper, cellophane, or any waxed paper.
MULTIPLE-FAMILY DWELLING
A property containing five or more residential units, including those which are occupied seasonally.
NEWSPAPERS
Includes newspapers and newspaper advertisements, but does not include catalogues, magazines, cardboard, or other paper products.
NONRESIDENTIAL FACILITIES AND PROPERTIES
Commercial, retail, industrial, institutional and governmental facilities and properties. This term does not include multiple-family dwellings.
OFFICE PAPER
High-grade printing and writing papers from offices in nonresidential facilities and properties. Printed white ledger and computer printout are examples of office paper generally accepted as high grade. This term does not include industrial process waste.
OTHER RESINS or MULTIPLE RESINS
Plastic resins labeled by the SPI Code No. 7.
PERSON
Includes any individual, corporation, partnership, association, local governmental unit, as defined in § 66.0131(1)(a), Wis. Stats., state agency or authority or federal agency.
PETE
Polyethylene terephthalate, labeled by the SPI Code No. 1.
PLASTIC BOTTLES
Includes only plastic bottles clearly marked with the recycling emblem encircling the number one (PET or PETE) or the number two (HDPE); does not include motor oil bottles, even if they are labeled No. 1 or No. 2.
POSTCONSUMER WASTE
Solid waste other than solid waste generated in the production of goods, hazardous waste, as defined in § 291.01(7), Wis. Stats., waste from construction and demolition of structures, scrap automobiles, or high-volume industrial waste, as defined in § 289.01(17), Wis. Stats.
PP
Polypropylene, labeled by the SPI Code No. 5.
PS
Polystyrene, labeled by the SPI Code No. 6.
PVC
Polyvinyl chloride, labeled by the SPI Code No. 3.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Includes lead acid batteries, major appliances, waste oil, yard waste, aluminum cans, container glass, corrugated cardboard, mixed papers, newspapers, No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles, tin cans and waste tires.
SOLID WASTE
Has the meaning specified in § 289.01(33), Wis. Stats.
SOLID WASTE FACILITY
Has the meaning specified in § 289.01(35), Wis. Stats.
SOLID WASTE TREATMENT
Any method, technique or process which is designed to change the physical, chemical or biological character or composition of solid waste. "Treatment" includes incineration.
TIN CANS
Includes tin-coated metal cans and steel containers.
WASTE TIRE
A tire that is no longer suitable for its original purpose because of wear, damage or defect.
YARD WASTE
Leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden debris and brush, including clean woody vegetative material no greater than six inches in diameter. This term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.

§ 429-14 Separation of recyclable materials.

Occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences, multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties shall separate the following materials from postconsumer waste:
A. 
Lead acid batteries.
B. 
Major appliances.
C. 
Waste oil.
D. 
Yard waste.
E. 
Aluminum containers.
F. 
Bimetal containers.
G. 
Corrugated paper or other container board.
H. 
Foam polystyrene packaging.
I. 
Glass containers.
J. 
Newspapers.
K. 
Mixed papers.
L. 
Plastic containers made of PETE (No. 1) and HDPE (No. 2) and plastic containers or bottles made of PVC (No. 3), LDPE (No. 4), PP (No. 5), PS (No. 6) and mixed or other plastic resin types (No. 7).[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
M. 
Tin cans.
N. 
Waste tires.

§ 429-15 Exceptions to separation requirements.

The separation requirements of § 429-14 do not apply to the following:
A. 
Occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences, multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties that send their postconsumer waste to a processing facility licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that recovers the materials specified in § 429-14 from solid waste in as pure a form as is technically feasible.
B. 
Solid waste which is burned as a supplemental fuel at a facility if less than 30% of the heat input to the facility is derived from the solid waste burned as supplemental fuel.
C. 
A recyclable material specified in § 429-14E through N for which a variance has been granted by the Department of Natural Resources under § 287.11(2m), Wis. Stats., or § NR 544.14, Wis. Adm. Code.

§ 429-16 Care of separated recyclable materials.

To the greatest extent practicable, the recyclable materials separated in accordance with § 429-14 shall be clean and kept free of contaminants, such as food or product residue, oil or grease, or other nonrecyclable materials, including but not limited to household hazardous waste, medical waste, and agricultural chemical containers. Recyclable materials shall be stored in a manner which protects them from wind, rain, and other inclement weather conditions.

§ 429-17 Lead acid batteries, major appliances, waste oil, waste tires and yard waste.

Occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences, multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties shall manage lead acid batteries, major appliances, waste oil, waste tires and yard waste as follows:
A. 
Lead acid batteries shall be recycled at a retail business that sells lead acid batteries and accepts used batteries for the purpose of recycling or shall be placed curbside for collection with recyclables. Any fee imposed for the recycling of used batteries shall be the responsibility of the generator.
B. 
Major appliances shall be recycled at a retail business that sells appliances and accepts used appliances for the purpose of recycling.
C. 
Waste oil shall be recycled at a retail business that sells oil or automotive products and accepts oil for the purpose of recycling.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Waste tires shall be recycled at a retail business that sells tires or automotive products or placed at the curb or alleyway for collection by the City of New Lisbon. Any fee charged for the recycling of waste tires by the City of New Lisbon shall be the responsibility of the generator.
E. 
Yard waste shall be handled according to the specifications of the City's contractor.[2]
[2]:
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 429-18 Preparation and collection of recyclable materials.

Except as otherwise directed by the Common Council, occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences shall do the following for the preparation and collection of the separated materials specified in § 429-14E through N:
A. 
All recyclables shall be commingled in a recycling container provided by the City.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Aluminum cans shall be empty and shall include used beverage cans only.
C. 
Container glass shall be cleaned, with caps and neck rings removed. Labels can remain on glass. Glass must be color separated into clear, brown, and green; place blue glass with green glass. Glass should not be broken. Glass does not include ceramic cups, dishes, ovenware, plate glass, safety and window glass, heat-resistant glass such as Pyrex®, lead-based glass such as crystal, or television tubes.
D. 
Corrugated cardboard shall be clean and must be flattened and bundled in bundles not more than 12 inches high and 36 inches wide and 48 inches long; it does not include waxed cardboard or chipboard, such as cereal boxes, shoe boxes, and similar materials.
E. 
Office papers shall be bundled in bundles not more than 12 inches high or placed in a brown paper grocery bag; includes all grades of paper, including: white, colored, ledger, shiny, coated, and carbonless or NCR papers; envelopes, including windowed, labeled, and kraft; and magazines, computer printout paper, glued pads and tablets, file folders, keypunch cards, post-it notes, etc. It can include paperclips and staples but does not include hand towels or other paper products from rest rooms or soiled napkins and paper plates; also does not include carbon paper, cellophane, or any waxed paper.
F. 
Newspaper shall be bundled in bundles not more than 12 inches high or placed in a brown paper grocery bag. Includes dry newspaper and newspaper advertisements only; does not include catalogs, magazines, or other paper products, which must be bundled separately.
G. 
Plastic bottles No. 1 and No. 2 shall be clearly marked with the recycling emblem encircling the number one (PET or PETE) or the number two (HDPE); does not include motor oil bottles, even if they are labeled No. 1 and No. 2. Caps must be removed. Labels can remain on plastic. All bottles shall be cleaned.[2]
[2]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
H. 
Tin cans shall be clean and labels must be removed. Cutout ends are recyclable; tin cans with molded or round bottoms can be recycled without the molded or round bottom removed, provided that the can has been rinsed and labels have been removed. Includes tin-coated metal cans and steel containers.[3]
[3]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
I. 
All nonpaper recyclables shall be placed for collection in clear plastic bags or a container provided by the City.[4]
[4]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 429-19 Multiple-family dwellings.

A. 
Owners or designated agents of multiple-family dwellings shall do all of the following to recycle the materials specified in §§ 429-14E through N and 429-15:
(1) 
Provide adequate, separate containers for the recyclable materials.
(2) 
Notify tenants in writing at the time of renting or leasing the dwelling and at least semiannually thereafter about the established recycling program.
(3) 
Provide for the collection of the materials separated from the solid waste by the tenants and the delivery of the materials to a recycling facility.
(4) 
Notify tenants of reasons to reduce and recycle solid waste, which materials are collected, how to prepare the materials in order to meet the processing requirements, collection methods or site, locations and hours of operation, and a contact person or company, including a name, address and telephone number.
B. 
The requirements specified in Subsection A do not apply to the owners or designated agents of multiple-family dwellings if the postconsumer waste generated within the dwelling is treated at a processing facility licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that recovers for recycling the materials specified in §§ 429-14E through N and 429-15 from solid waste in as pure a form as is technically feasible.

§ 429-20 Nonresidential facilities and properties.

A. 
Owners or designated agents of nonresidential facilities and properties shall do all of the following to recycle the materials specified in §§ 429-14E through N and 429-15:
(1) 
Provide adequate, separate containers for the recyclable materials.
(2) 
Notify in writing, at least semiannually, all users, tenants and occupants of the properties about the established recycling program.
(3) 
Provide for the collection of the materials separated from the solid waste by the users, tenants and occupants and the delivery of the materials to a recycling facility.
(4) 
Notify users, tenants and occupants of reasons to reduce and recycle, which materials are collected, how to prepare the materials in order to meet the processing requirements, collection methods or sites, locations and hours of operation, and a contact person or company, including a name, address and telephone number.
B. 
The requirements specified in Subsection A do not apply to the owners or designated agents of nonresidential facilities if the postconsumer waste generated within the facility or property is treated at a processing facility licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that recovers for recycling the materials specified in §§ 429-14E through N and 429-15 from solid waste in as pure a form as is technically feasible.

§ 429-21 Prohibited disposal of materials separated for recycling.

No person may dispose of in a solid waste disposal facility or burn in a solid waste treatment facility any of the materials specified in §§ 429-14E through N and 429-15 which have been separated for recycling, except that waste tires may be burned with energy recovery in a solid waste treatment facility.

§ 429-22 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

A. 
For the purpose of ascertaining compliance with the provisions of this article, any authorized officer, employee or representative of the City of New Lisbon may inspect recyclable materials separated for recycling, postconsumer waste intended for disposal, recycling collection sites and facilities, collection vehicles, collection areas of multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties, and any records relating to recycling activities, which shall be kept confidential when necessary to protect proprietary information. No person may refuse access to any authorized officer, employee or authorized representative of the City of New Lisbon who requests access for purpose of inspection and who presents appropriate credentials. No person may obstruct, hamper, or interfere with such an inspection.
B. 
Any person who violates a provision of this article may be issued a citation by the City of New Lisbon to collect forfeitures. The issuance of a citation shall not preclude proceeding under any other ordinance or law relating to the same or any other matter. Proceeding under any other ordinance or law relating to the same or any other matter shall not preclude the issuance of a citation under this subsection.
C. 
Any person who violates this article may be assessed a penalty per § 1-4 of this Code.