State Law Reference — Authorizing cities of the fourth class to provide for, etc., garbage disposal, see RSMo., § 71.680. As to authority of cities to pass ordinances concerning same, see RSMo., § 71.690. As to board's authority to regulate sanitary conditions, see RSMo., § 79.370. As to solid waste management, see §§ 260.200 et seq., in particular § 260.215.
Cross Reference — As to litter, see ch. 17 of this Code. As to wrecked, abandoned, etc., vehicles, see §§ 18-53 to 18-57. As to accumulation of combustibles, see § 10-91. As to nuisances, see ch. 19. As to street, alley sanitation department, see ch. 30. As to director of public works and public utilities, see § 2-50.1.
Article I In General
Section 13-3 Truck loads to be secured; garbage, etc., falling from truck prima facie evidence of intent to violate article.
Section 13-5 Owners of lots to remove weeds, etc.; notice and hearing; removal by City and taxing of costs against property.
Article II Regulation of Solid Waste
[Ord. No. 942 § 1, 10-12-1970; Ord. No. 1390 § 1, 8-17-1987; Ord. No. 1576 §§ 1, 2, 9-20-1990; Ord. No. 1783 § 1, 3-21-1994]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this Section:
- BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
- Stores, restaurants, hotels, motels, offices, wholesale establishments, nursing homes, boarding homes and hospitals; but shall not include single or multifamily dwellings, mobile homes, apartments, churches, fraternal orders or clubs.
- The picking up and disposal of containers not to exceed thirty-five (35) gallons and dumpster of two-yards size or smaller.
- Any person responsible for payment of the service charge for solid waste collection and disposal service as provided in this Chapter.
- Food waste from homes, kitchens, apartments, hotels, restaurants, stores, markets and similar establishments.
- The following days: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
- MIXED REFUSE
- Garbage, tin cans, newspapers or plastic wrappers in which garbage is wrapped for storage in the container, crockery, or other waste materials that can be satisfactorily stored or collected in approved containers; except, refuse as defined below.
- RECOVERED MATERIALS
- Those materials which have been diverted or removed from the solid waste stream for sale, use, reuse, or recycling, whether or not they require subsequent separation and processing.
- The separation and reuse of materials which might otherwise be disposed of as solid waste.
- Wastepaper, boxes made of cardboard, plastic or other materials, animal manure or wastes, cloth materials, ashes, cinders, street sweepings, catchbasin muck, concrete, concrete mortar, stones, bricks, scrap metal, brush, trees, leaves, grass or shrub clippings, or materials resulting from the construction or destruction of buildings.
- RESOURCE RECOVERY
- A process by which recyclable and recoverable material is removed from the waste stream to the greatest extent possible, as determined by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and pursuant to its standards, for reuse or remanufacture.
- A private or public educational institution which maintains facilities for the preparation and serving of food to its students.
[Ord. No. 942 § 3, 10-12-1970; Ord. No. 1397 § 2, 10-19-1987]
It shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of any garbage, mixed refuse or refuse by depositing the same in any public alley, street, roadway, vacant lot or property of any kind or character within the City, or in any stream or body of water within the City.
The burning of solid waste, garbage and refuse shall be regulated in the manner set forth in Section 10-13 of the Code and as set forth in any other provisions of this Code.
Section 13-3 Truck loads to be secured; garbage, etc., falling from truck prima facie evidence of intent to violate article. 
[Ord. No. 951 § 10, 2-8-1971]
Any person operating a vehicle for the purpose of transporting any garbage, mixed refuse or refuse, as those terms are above defined, within the City shall load the same in such vehicle and cover or secure the same in such manner that the same will not fall from or drop out of such vehicle while it is being operated on the streets and alleys of the City, including the access road to the landfill. If any person shall fail to so load, cover or secure such garbage, mixed refuse or refuse on such vehicle and such garbage, mixed refuse or refuse, or any part thereof, shall fall from such vehicle on the streets or alleys of the City, including the access road to the landfill, this shall be deemed to be prima facie evidence of such person's intent to violate the provisions of this Article.
[Repealed by Ord. No. 1783, 3-21-1994]
Section 13-5 Owners of lots to remove weeds, etc.; notice and hearing; removal by City and taxing of costs against property. 
[Ord. No. 32 § 811, c.a. 1918; Ord. No. 1065 § 1, 7-14-1975; Ord. No. 1597 § 1, 2-18-1991; Ord. No. 1911 § 2, 7-1-1996]
No owner or agent of an owner of any lot, tract, parcel or other real property within the City shall permit thereon or upon any abutting sidewalk any weeds, grass, or deleterious, unhealthful growths or other noxious matter that may be growing or located thereon. All said growth or vegetation, except ornamental shrubs, bushes, trees and any agricultural crop, which is in excess of twelve (12) inches in height shall be considered a nuisance and in violation of this Section, for the purposes of the provisions of Subsection (B) and Subsection (C) of this Section.
When any growth which violates Subsection (A) of this Section exists on any lot, tract, parcel or other real property or upon any sidewalk abutting thereon within the City, the City Administrator shall, if he desires to avail the City of the remedies available under Subsection (C) below, give individual notice of the violation to each owner or agent of an owner of such property, said notice to contain the following information: the growth which constitutes the violation of Subsection (A), the street address or legal description of the property involved, the names of all owners of the property, a demand to the owners for compliance with the provisions of Subsection (A), that a hearing shall be held by the City Administrator on said violation on a specified date not earlier than four (4) days after the notice is given to every owner or agent, the time and place of the hearing and that if the City Administrator at the hearing declares the growth to constitute a nuisance, the owner or agent has five (5) business days thereafter to cut, destroy or remove the growth and if not done, the City may do so and issue a special property tax bill for the cost of said work which shall be a first lien on the real estate until paid, with interest accruing on said bill at eight percent (8%) per annum. The notice shall be given either by United States mail, mailed to the last known address of each owner or agent as shown in the City tax records, other City records, or otherwise, or by causing the notice to be personally delivered to each owner or agent of an owner, or by a combination of the two (2) methods of notice. The City Administrator may, but is not required to, additionally publish once, in a newspaper of general circulation in the City, a copy of the notice delivered or mailed to each owner or agent of an owner. If publication is desired by the City Administrator, the notice shall be published at least four (4) days before the date of the hearing. If an owner owns more than one (1) lot, tract or parcel of real property in violation of Subsection (A), all of said property may be included in the notice to that owner provided for in this Subsection. Compliance with the procedures set forth in this Subsection and Subsection (C) of this Section shall in no way be a prerequisite to prosecution for violation of Subsection (D) of this Section.
On the failure of any owners or agents notified as provided in this Subsection (B) of this Section to cut, destroy or otherwise remove the weeds, grass or deleterious unhealthful growths or other noxious matter growing or located on said property or upon the sidewalk abutting thereon in violation of Subsection (A) of this Section within four (4) days from the delivery of said notice to the owners or agents and, if the notice is published, within four (4) days from the date of publication, the City Administrator shall thereafter, at the date, time and place specified in the notice, hold a hearing thereon to determine whether said growth constitutes a nuisance, and at said hearing if the City Administrator does declare that said growth does constitute a nuisance, the City Administrator shall order the same abated within five (5) business days after the date of the hearing. If said growth is not cut down, destroyed or otherwise removed within five (5) business days after the date of the hearing, the City Administrator shall thereafter have said growth cut down and removed by the City and shall certify costs thereof to the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall cause a special tax bill therefor against the said property to be prepared and to be collected by the Collector, with other taxes assessed against the property. The tax bill from the date of its issuance shall be a first lien on the property until paid and shall be prima facie evidence of the recitals therein and of its validity, and no mere clerical error or informality in the same or in the proceedings leading up to the issuance shall be a defense thereto. Each special tax bill shall be issued by the City Clerk and delivered to the Collector on or before the first (1st) day of June of each year. Such tax bills if not paid when due shall bear interest at the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum.
Any owner or agent of any owner of any lot, tract, parcel or other real property within the City who shall fail to cut, destroy, or otherwise remove any weeds, grass or deleterious, unhealthful growths or other noxious matter that is growing or located on said property or upon the sidewalk abutting thereon, except ornamental shrubs, bushes, trees and any agricultural crop, which is in excess of twelve (12) inches in height shall be guilty of an ordinance violation and shall be punished in accordance with the general penalty as provided in Section 1-7 of this Code. No notice, hearing or other procedure specified in Subsection (B) and Subsection (C) of this Section shall be a prerequisite to prosecution for a violation of this Subsection. For every day after a beginning date that any said owner or said agent of any owner shall be in violation of this Subsection, said owner or agent shall be guilty of a separate offense and may be proceeded against as in the first instance in separate and further prosecutions.
State Law Reference — As to nuisances and how expense paid, see RSMo., § 71.780. As to similar provisions, see RSMo., § 71.285. As to weeds in cemetery, see RSMo., § 214.205.
[Ord. No. 1047 § 1, 8-20-1974; Ord. No. 1576 §§ 4, 17, 9-20-1990; Ord. No. 1578 § 1, 10-15-1990; Ord. No. 1599 § 1, 2-18-1991; Ord. No. 1783 § 2, 3-21-1994]
For the purpose of this Article the following terms shall be deemed to have the meaning indicated below:
- APPROVED INCINERATOR
- An incinerator which complies with all current regulations of the State Air Conservation Commission.
- BULKY RUBBISH
- Non-putrescible solid waste consisting of combustible and/or noncombustible waste materials from dwelling units, commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural establishments which are either too large or too heavy to be safely and conveniently loaded in solid waste collection vehicles by solid waste collectors with the equipment available therefor.
- The City of Centralia, Missouri.
- Removal and transportation of solid waste from its place of storage to its place of processing or disposal.
- DWELLING UNIT
- Any room or group of rooms located within a structure, and forming a single habitable unit with facilities which are used, or are intended to be used, for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.
- Putrescible animal or vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, serving or consumption of food.
- HAZARDOUS WASTE
- Including but not limited to: Pathological wastes, explosive wastes, pesticides, pesticide containers, toxic or radioactive materials.
- MULTIPLE HOUSING FACILITY
- A housing facility containing more than one (1) dwelling unit under one roof.
- Any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others, shall be in actual possession of any dwelling unit or of any other improved real property, either as owner or as a tenant.
- Any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, company, association, trust, institution, estate, political subdivision, authority, state agency or institution, federal agency or institution, or organization of any kind, or their legal representatives, agents or assigns.
- Incinerating, composting, bailing, shredding, salvaging, compacting and other processes whereby solid waste characteristics are modified or solid waste quantity is reduced.
- Solid waste.
- SOLID WASTE
- Unwanted or discarded waste materials in a solid or semi-solid state, including but not limited to garbage, ashes, street refuse, rubbish, dead animals, animal and agricultural wastes, yard wastes, discarded appliances, special wastes, industrial wastes, and demolition and construction wastes.
- SOLID WASTE CONTAINER
- Receptacle used by any person to store solid waste during the interval between solid waste collections.
- SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
- The process of discarding or getting rid of unwanted material. In particular the final deposition of solid waste by man.
- SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
- The entire solid waste system of storage, collection, transportation, processing and disposal.
- Keeping, maintaining, or storing solid waste from the time of its production until the time of its collection.
- YARD WASTE
- Leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden vegetation and Christmas trees, provided however, "yard waste" does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.
[Ord. No. 1047 § 2, 8-20-1974; Ord. No. 1576 § 5, 9-20-1990]
The occupant of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, commercial or business, industrial or agricultural establishment producing solid waste within the corporate limits of the City, shall provide sufficient and adequate containers for the storage of all solid waste except bulky rubbish and demolition and construction waste, to serve each such dwelling unit and/or establishment; and to maintain such solid waste containers at all times in good repair.
When stored outside a structure, residential solid waste shall be stored in containers of not more than thirty-five (35) gallons nor less than twenty (20) gallons rated capacity or in an approved dumpster. Such containers shall be leakproof, water proof, and fitted with a fly-tight lid, and shall be properly covered at all times, except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof. The containers shall have handles, or other suitable lifting devices or fixtures. Except for dumpsters, the containers shall be of light weight and sturdy construction, and the weight of any individual container and contents shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds. When solid waste is placed out for collection, it shall be in a container as described above, except in the following instances:
Solid waste which has been separated for recycling may be in smaller, individual bins or paper bags, provided that the contents are secured so as to not be scattered by winds.
Solid waste which is not separated for recycling may be placed in sealed plastic garbage bags, provided that the resident shall secure such bags from being torn by animals, and further provided that said bags are not put out prior to the day of collection.
Commercial solid waste shall be stored in solid waste containers as approved by the City Administrator. The containers shall be waterproof, leak proof and shall be covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof; and shall meet all requirements as set forth in Section 13-11.
[Ord. No. 1047 § 3, 8-20-1974; Ord. No. 1390 § 2, 8-17-1987; Ord. No. 1429 § 1, 5-16-1988; Ord. No. 1576 §§ 8 — 9, 9-20-1990; Ord. No. 1783 § 3, 3-21-1994; Ord. No. 1872 § 1, 10-16-1995]
The City shall provide for the collection of solid waste as follows:
Collection of residential waste. The City shall collect all residential solid waste in the City; except that a resident may personally take yard waste, bulky rubbish, and tires to sites or facilities which may lawfully accept those types of waste.
Other collections. The City shall provide for the collection of all nonresidential solid waste within the City except in the following instances:
The City may contract with the holder of a permit or license issued pursuant to Section 13-10 for the collection of all or any part of any commercial solid waste within the City.
The City may authorize a person who generates solid waste as a result of the construction or destruction of a building to arrange for the transportation and disposal of that solid waste, provided that disposal is in the manner set forth in Section 13-9.
The City may authorize the holder of a permit or license issued pursuant to Section 13-10 to collect commercial solid waste from any business which generates solid waste in an amount greater than one thousand (1,000) tons per year, or from any business which generates solid waste in such a volume in such a short time period that the City Administrator determines it would make collection by the City not feasible or impractical.
The employee of a commercial establishment may take bulky rubbish to a site or facility which may lawfully accept solid waste. Solid waste taken in such a manner shall not be used to determine the appropriate collection and disposal service charge; provided however, that every such commercial establishment shall still be charged at the minimum service charge for commercial accounts.
All solid waste from premises to which collection services are provided by the City shall be collected, except bulky refuse as defined in this Chapter and items which are prohibited by State or Federal law or City ordinance from disposal in an approved sanitary landfill. The collector shall collect only bulky rubbish that falls into the size and weight limitations as specified by the City Code or by any regulations to be promulgated as authorized by Section 13-11. Twice each year the City shall conduct special collections of bulky rubbish from premises to which collection services are provided. Advance public notice shall be made of such special collections. No extra charge shall be made for such special collections. At times when such special collections are not available, persons may transport their own bulky rubbish to an approved sanitary landfill as provided in Section 13-9.
Solid waste collectors employed by the City or a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City are authorized to enter upon private property for the purpose of collecting solid waste therefrom. Solid waste collectors shall not enter dwelling units or other residential buildings for the purpose of collecting residential solid waste. Commercial solid waste may be removed from within commercial establishments upon written request of the owner and approval of the City Administrator.
The following collection frequencies shall apply to collections of solid waste within the City:
All residential solid waste, other than bulky rubbish, shall be collected at least once weekly.
All commercial solid waste shall be collected once weekly.
Residential or commercial solid waste may be collected at such greater intervals as may be fixed by the City Administrator upon a determination that such lesser intervals are not necessary for the preservation of the health and/or safety of the public.
Residential solid waste containers shall be stored upon the residential premises. Commercial solid waste containers shall be stored upon private property, unless the owner shall have been granted written permission from the City Administrator to use public property for such purposes. The storage site shall be well drained; fully accessible to collection equipment, public health personnel and fire inspection personnel.
All collection vehicles shall be maintained in a safe, clean and sanitary condition, and shall be constructed, maintained and operated so as to prevent spillage of solid waste.
[Ord. No. 1047 § 4, 8-20-1974; Ord. No. 1576 § 6, 9-20-1990; Ord. No. 1783 § 4, 3-21-1994]
Solid waste shall be disposed at a site or facility which may lawfully accept solid waste, or may be accepted by a person, firm, organization or government agency for the purpose of recycling or resource recovery.
The City Administrator may classify certain wastes as hazardous wastes which will require special handling and shall be disposed of only in a manner acceptable to the City Administrator and which shall meet all local, State and Federal regulations.
[Ord. No. 1047 §§ 5, 10, 8-20-1974; Ord. No. 1054 § 1, 12-30-1974; Ord. No. 1390 § 3, 8-17-1987; Ord. No. 1576 §§ 7, 10, 9-20-1990; Ord. No. 1783 § 5, 3-21-1994; Ord. No. 1872 § 2, 10-16-1995]
No person shall engage in the business of collecting, or transporting, of solid waste within the corporate limits of the City without first obtaining an annual permit or license therefor from the City; provided however, that this provision shall not be deemed to apply to employees of the holder of any such permit or license.
No such permit or license shall be issued until and unless the applicant therefor, in addition to all other requirements set forth in this Section, shall file and maintain with the City Clerk evidence of a satisfactory public liability insurance policy, covering all operations of such applicant pertaining to such business and all vehicles to be operated in the conduct thereof, in the amount of not less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for each person injured or killed and three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) for each occurrence of multiple personal injury or deaths, and in the amount of not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) for damage to property.
[Ord. No. 2750 § 1, 2-18-2014]
Each applicant for any such permit or license shall state in his application that he is applying for a commercial business permit or license or an industrial permit or license and must state:
The annual permit or license may be renewed simply upon payment of fees designated herein if the business has not been modified. No permit or license authorized by this Article shall be transferred from person to person.
In order to insure compliance with the laws of this State, this Article and the rules and regulations authorized herein, the City Administrator is authorized to inspect all phases of solid waste management within the City. No inspection shall be made in any residential unit unless authorized by the occupant or by due process of law. In all instances where such inspections reveal violations of this Article, the rules and regulations authorized herein for the storage, collection and transportation of solid waste or the laws of the State, the City Administrator shall issue notice for each such violation stating therein the violation or violations found, the time and date and the corrective measure to be taken, together with the time in which such corrections shall be made.
In all cases, when the corrective measures have not been taken within the time specified, the City Administrator shall suspend or revoke the permit or license involved in the violation. However, in the cases when an extension of time will permit correction and there is no public health hazard created by the delay, one (1) extension of time not to exceed the original time period may be given.
Any person who feels aggrieved by any notice of violation or order issued pursuant thereto of the City Administrator may, within thirty (30) days of the act for which redress is sought, appeal directly to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen in writing, setting forth in concise statement the act being appealed and the grounds for its reversal.
Anyone requesting a permit or license or contract for collecting and transporting solid waste in the City shall be required to furnish either a corporate surety bond or other financial guarantee instrument approved by the City Attorney in the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) to guarantee to the City full and faithful performance. Other financial guarantee instruments include, if approved by the City Attorney, an escrow account agreement and an irrevocable standby letter of credit issued for a specified period of time by a financial institution with the City named as beneficiary.
[Ord. No. 2750 § 2, 2-18-2014]
The license fee for a commercial or business license for a person to engage in the business of collecting and transporting solid waste within the City shall be thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($37.50) per year.
[Ord. No. 1047 § 6, 8-20-1974]
The City Administrator shall make, amend, revoke and enforce reasonable and necessary rules and regulations governing but not limited to:
Preparation, drainage and wrapping of garbage deposited in solid waste containers.
Specifications for solid waste containers, including the type, composition, equipment, size and shape thereof.
Identification of solid waste containers and of the covers thereof, and of equipment thereto appertaining, if any.
Weight limitations on the combined weight of solid waste containers and the contents thereof, and weight and size limitations on bundles of solid waste too large for solid waste containers.
Storage of solid waste in solid waste containers.
Sanitation, maintenance and replacement of solid waste containers.
Schedules of routes and routes for collection of solid waste.
Collection points of solid waste containers.
Collection and disposal of solid waste.
Disposal facilities and fees for the use thereof.
Records of quantity and type of waste received at disposal facilities.
Handling of special wastes such as toxic wastes, sludges, ashes, agriculture, construction, bulky items, tires, automobiles, oils, greases, etc.
All collections shall be made between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M.
The City Clerk who is responsible for preparing utility and other service charges for the City is hereby authorized to make and promulgate reasonable and necessary rules and regulations for the billing and collection of solid waste collection and/or disposal service charges, as hereinafter provided for.
A copy of any and all rules and regulations made and promulgated under the provisions hereof shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk.
[Ord. No. 1047 § 7, 8-20-1974; Ord. No. 1397 § 3, 10-19-1987]
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
Deposit solid waste in any solid waste container other than his own, without the written consent of the owner of such container and/or, with the intent of avoiding payment of the service charge hereinafter provided for solid waste collection and disposal.
Interfere in any manner with solid waste collection equipment, or with solid waste collectors in the lawful performance of their duties as such, whether such equipment or collectors shall be those of the City, or those of a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City.
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the City and the State Division of Health.
Engage in the business of collecting, transporting, processing or disposing of solid waste within the corporate limits of the City without a permit from the City, or operate after a permit has been suspended or revoked.
[Ord. No. 1047 § 8, 8-20-1974; Ord. No. 1054 § 2, 12-30-1974; Ord. No. 1390 § 4, 8-17-1987; Ord. No. 1576 §§ 11, 18, 9-20-1990; Ord. No. 1578 §§ 2, 3, 10-15-1990; Ord. No. 1599 §§ 2, 3, 4, 2-18-1991; Ord. No. 1783 §§ 6 — 7, 3-21-1994; Ord. No. 2063 § 1, 3-15-1999; Ord. No. 2184 §§ 1 — 2, 12-17-2001; Ord. No. 2336 § 1, 3-21-2005; Ord. No. 2657 § 1, 11-21-2011]
The following service charges are hereby imposed for the collection and disposal of solid waste within the City:
[Ord. No. 2790 § 1, 12-15-2014]
A service charge of seventeen dollars twenty-five cents ($17.25) per month for collection from each single-family residence, apartment unit, multifamily dwelling unit, mobile home, manufactured home, church, fraternal order and club.
Upon written application to the City Clerk and written approval by the City Administrator, from and after the date of such approval, any single person who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older and who resides in a single-family residence, apartment unit, multifamily dwelling unit, mobile home or manufactured home, shall be charged eight dollars sixty-three cents ($8.63) per month for regular collection and disposal service. An applicant shall present his or her birth certificate or other similar evidence verifying age and otherwise satisfying the City Clerk and City Administrator that such person is eligible.
The service charges for collection from each institutional, commercial, business, industrial or agricultural establishment shall be as follows:
A service charge of seventeen dollars twenty-five cents ($17.25) per month for collection once per week of one (1) container of ninety-six-gallon size or smaller.
A service charge of thirty-three dollars ($33.00) per month for collection once per week of two (2) containers of ninety-six-gallon size or smaller.
For each additional container of ninety-six-gallon size or smaller collected each week in excess of two (2), a service charge of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per container, and an additional charge of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per container of ninety-six-gallon size or smaller, payable monthly.
A service charge of thirty-three dollars ($33.00) per dumpster for collection once per week from approved dumpsters of two-yard size or smaller, payable monthly. If, after the first collection each week, additional collections are made each week, a thirty-three-dollar service charge for each additional dumpster from which trash is collected, payable monthly.
For each additional collection of refuse at an institutional, commercial, business or industrial establishment or in excess of their regular weekly schedule, a charge of five dollars ($5.00) for the collection of one (1) or two (2) ninety-six-gallon carts or smaller volume of refuse and five dollars ($5.00) for each additional container up to ninety-six-gallon containers or eleven dollars ($11.00) per dumpster for each collection. Special collections of solid waste are only allowed in addition to regular service or at the site of temporary water or electric service. No commercial, business or industrial customer may elect to have special solid waste collection service as its sole service.
The average volume of solid waste collected from each institutional, commercial, business, industrial and agricultural establishment each week shall be calculated from time to time by the City Administrator, as well as the number of collections from each establishment each week. The City Administrator shall keep written records of his calculations for each establishment. The service charges set forth above shall be based on such calculations. The average volume of solid waste calculations and the number of collections per week calculated for any establishment may be adjusted by the City Administrator when in his judgment the average volume of solid waste collected each week and/or the number of collections per week have materially changed from the calculations then currently in effect for that establishment. No adjustment calculation shall take effect until at least thirty (30) days after written notice has been provided to the establishment by the City Administrator of the change in the calculation.
Except as provided below, the service charges set forth in Subsection (A) herein are hereby imposed upon the persons responsible for paying the electric and/or water service for each dwelling unit, business establishment or other improved real property in the City receiving the solid waste collection and disposal service under the provisions of this Chapter. When both electric service and water service are provided to a dwelling unit, business establishment or other improved real property and two different persons are responsible for payment of the electric service and water service, the service charges set forth in Subsection (A) shall be imposed upon the person who is the occupant of the dwelling unit, business establishment or other improved real property in the City receiving the said collection service.
The collection service, and the service charges set forth in Subsection (A) herein, shall be terminated upon presentation of satisfactory proof to the City Administrator that the dwelling unit, business establishment or other improved real property where service is being provided is unoccupied and not in use. Collection service and service charges shall be commenced upon later occupancy or use.
The service charges for solid waste collection and disposal set forth in Subsection (A) herein shall be itemized separately and included on the electric and/or water service utility bill of each person responsible for the payment of said service charges. Service charges shall be payable to the department empowered to collect service charges imposed by the City. The service charges shall be due on the fifteenth (15th) day of the month the utility bill is delivered. Partial payment of the service charges shall not be accepted except by prior arrangement with the City Administrator and under extraordinary circumstances. If service charges are not paid on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of the month the service charges are due, a notice regarding the unpaid service charges shall be delivered to the person responsible for payment in the same manner that the City provides notice of delinquent water and electricity fees as provided in Section 26-112, and a penalty of five percent (5%) of the service charges due shall be added to the utility bill. The solid waste collection and disposal service shall be discontinued for the dwelling unit, business establishment or other improved real property concerned if said service charges and penalty are not then paid on or before the seventh (7th) working day after the day the notice is delivered, which fact shall be stated in the notice. The service shall not be reinstated until the full amount of the service charges and penalty have been paid, along with any bad check liabilities as provided in Subsection (E) herein.
The provisions of Section 26-114 shall be followed concerning insufficient funds checks, drafts or orders. Further, a check, draft or order not honored as specified in Section 26-114 shall be considered a failure to pay solid waste service charges by the fifteenth (15th) day of the month and the provisions of this Section 13-13 on notice, penalties and discontinuance of service shall be followed if payment in cash is not made within two (2) days after the check, draft or order was not honored.
The services established by the provisions of this Chapter are designed as an integral part of the City's program of health and sanitation, to be operated as an adjunct to the City's system for providing potable water and the City's system for providing sewage disposal. The City may enforce collection of service charges, penalties and bad check liabilities by bringing proper legal action against the person responsible for payment of said amounts, to recover any sums due plus a reasonable attorney's fee to be fixed by the Court.
The service charge for collection and disposal of solid waste from voluntary customers not within the City shall be twice the charge which would otherwise be applicable for collection and disposal of solid waste, within the City.
[Ord. No. 1047 § 11, 8-20-1974]
Each and every occupant and person who deposits any solid waste in any container provided for herein, or otherwise disposes of any solid waste or bulky rubbish as provided for by this Article, shall be deemed to have abandoned the same and to have relinquished all right, title, interest or claim therein to and in favor of the City as of the time of placing the same in any container or otherwise relinquishing actual physical possession thereof.
[Ord. No. 1047 § 9, 8-20-1974]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article, or lawful rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00); provided, that each day's violation thereof shall be a separate offense for the purpose hereof.
[Repealed by Ord. No. 1783 § 8, 3-21-1994]
[Ord. No. 1576 § 16, 9-20-1990; Ord. No. 1783 § 9, 3-21-1994]
The following materials are not permitted to be disposed in a sanitary landfill and, therefore, shall not be commingled for collection with other types of solid waste:
Major appliances, including clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, trash compactors, dishwashers, microwave ovens, convection ovens, conventional ovens, ranges, stoves, wood stoves, air conditioners, refrigerators, and freezers.
Waste tires, except those which have been cut, chipped, or shredded, as specified by State Statute or regulation.
[Ord. No. 951 § 12, 2-8-1971; Ord. No. 1576 § 16, 9-20-1990; Ord. No. 1783 § 10, 3-21-1994]
The City Administrator may designate a site or sites for the collection of brush, clean fill, and compost, and the temporary storage of major appliances and waste tires, and may from time to time provide for the special collection of any or all of such special classes of solid waste by the City.
[Ord. No. 1657 § 1, 12-16-1991; Ord. No. 1783 § 13-27, 3-21-1994; Ord. No. 1875 § 1, 11-6-1995]
The City shall establish a compost area or areas on property controlled by the City for deposit of yard waste. Any resident of Centralia and any person who resides within one (1) mile of the corporate limits of the City may at no cost or charge, during the hours of operation of said area, bring yard waste to the compost area for deposit there. No other kind of solid waste or other items may be mixed with the yard waste deposited in the compost area. Any of such persons also may take out any yard waste from said compost area at no cost or charge, during the hours said site is open. A person who does not desire to bring yard waste to the designated compost area may compost or otherwise keep yard waste on the person's property so long as such composting or keeping of yard waste shall not be in violation of any provision of the City Code, including Code provisions on nuisances.
Editor’s Note: Former Section 13-28, Temporary Collection and Disposal of Waste Tires, as adopted and amended by Ord. No. 1706 § 1, 10-19-1992; Ord. No. 1713 § !1, 11-16-1992, was repealed 2-18-2014 by Ord. No. 2750 § 3.
[Ord. No. 1783 § 12, 3-21-1994]
The City may establish a site for the collection of major appliances and other like "white goods" which may not otherwise be lawfully disposed of at a sanitary landfill. Such major appliances shall include clothes washers, clothes dryers, water heaters, trash compactors, dishwashers, microwave ovens, convection ovens, conventional ovens, ranges, stoves, wood stoves, air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and any other such items as may be specified by State regulation. Such major appliances shall be placed at the established site by the City and its employees as a result of special collections or by other persons after they have requested and received a proper permit from the City. The permit shall be issued without charge. All refrigerators, freezers and similar appliances shall have their doors completely detached before disposal and before being left at the established site. The City shall make all necessary arrangements for the major appliances collected at the established site to be disposed of in a manner lawful under Federal and State law.