City of Lodi, WI
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Lodi as § 10.11 of the City Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 122.
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 134.
Nuisances — See Ch. 234.

§ 289-1 Definitions.

In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this chapter shall be as follows:
NONRECYCLABLE MATERIAL
All solid waste which is not recyclable.
PERSON
A natural person, corporation, partnership, association, joint venture, governmental subdivision, estate, trust or any other legal entity.
RECYCLABLE MATERIAL
Solid waste which is aluminum, cardboard, plastics, glass, paper and tin, subject in each case to State of Wisconsin published guidelines as to the types of each material that can be recycled.
RUBBLE
Solid waste material such as brick, blocks, stone, cement, blacktop and dirt.
SOLID WASTE
Any garbage, refuse and any other discarded or waste materials, including solid, liquid, semisolid or contained gaseous materials, resulting from industrial, commercial, agricultural or residential activities, but does not include solids or dissolved materials which may legally be placed in the sewer system.
WHITE GOODS
The following items:
A. 
Televisions.
B. 
Central heating/cooling units.
C. 
Refrigerators.
D. 
Heat pumps.
E. 
Washers and dryers.
F. 
Commercial appliances.
G. 
Computers and related equipment.
H. 
Air conditioners.
I. 
Microwaves.
J. 
Freezers.
K. 
Sump pumps.
L. 
Copiers.
M. 
Stoves/furnaces.
N. 
Dehumidifiers.

§ 289-2 Properties served by City collection services.

Solid waste and recyclables shall be picked up by the City at single-family residences, residential duplexes, apartment buildings of five units or fewer, and businesses which put out three or fewer City of Lodi authorized bags of solid waste per week. The owners of all other properties shall make their own arrangements for proper disposal of solid waste. The provisions of §§ 289-4 and 289-5 of this chapter shall apply to properties served by City collection services. The remaining provisions of this chapter shall apply to all persons. Services which are to be performed by the City under this chapter may be performed either directly by the City or by an independent contractor retained by the City.

§ 289-3 Condominium developments with private streets.

In the case of a condominium development with one or more private streets, where the Public Works Committee of the Common Council determines that it is feasible for the City to pick up solid waste, the City shall require a release of liability in such form as prescribed by the City from the developer (if the developer still has an interest in the development) and from the condominium association prior to picking up nonrecyclable material or recyclable material from a private street in the development.

§ 289-4 Disposal of recyclable material.

[Amended 4-4-2006 by Ord. No. A-354]
All recyclable material shall be separated from other solid waste and placed in recycling containers purchased from the City. Said containers shall be placed at the curb or other location designated by the Director of Public Works for pickup, along with any other solid waste authorized to be so placed for pickup, by 7:00 a.m. on the designated pickup day. The City may refuse to pick up solid waste material at any property if an approved container containing recyclable material is not present with the other solid waste items to be picked up.

§ 289-5 Disposal of nonrecyclable material.

A. 
The following types of nonrecyclable material shall be disposed of in the manner indicated following each item. Where disposal by the property owner is indicated, said disposal shall be in a legal manner.
(1) 
Kitchen wastes must be run through a garbage grinder for deposit into the sewage system.
(2) 
Yard debris shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
(3) 
Brush shall be placed at curbside with recyclables and nonrecyclables in the following manner:
(a) 
Brush must be placed in an orderly fashion with butt ends facing the curb.
(b) 
Brush must be cut up and trimmed for one person to safely handle.
(c) 
Diameter of limbs shall not exceed six inches.
(d) 
Earth must be removed from brush or trees.
(e) 
Brush and other solid waste shall not be mixed.
(f) 
Any limbs over six inches will be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
(g) 
When brush has been placed at the curb, the City Public Works Department will pick it up on a designated day.
(4) 
Rubble shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
(5) 
Building material shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of. A statement accepting this responsibility, signed by the property owner or contractor, shall be received by the City prior to issuance of a building permit.
(6) 
Furniture shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
(7) 
Metal scraps shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
(8) 
Tires and batteries shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
(9) 
Waste oil shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
(10) 
White goods shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
B. 
All nonrecyclable material not referred to in Subsection A of this section shall be placed in a refuse bag authorized by the City of Lodi. All refuse bags placed for disposal shall be securely tied shut. Only authorized bags will be picked up. Authorized bags will be made available for purchase from the City at a price to be established by the Common Council by resolution.
[Amended 4-4-2006 by Ord. No. A-354]
C. 
Nonrecyclable material not referred to in Subsection A of this section which cannot be put in an authorized City of Lodi trash bag shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.

§ 289-6 Unauthorized disposal.

A. 
No person shall throw or deposit any solid waste on the private property of another person within the City of Lodi except as authorized by the person owning the private property.
B. 
No person shall throw or deposit any solid waste on public property within the City of Lodi except as authorized by the municipality owning the public property.
C. 
Presence in solid waste of correspondence, bills, or other written material addressed to a person shall be prima facie evidence that the person to whom said items were addressed deposited said solid waste in the location where it was found.

§ 289-7 Violations and penalties. [1]

The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-3 of this Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).