No person shall engage in the collection of garbage and refuse within this city without first obtaining from the city a license to carry and dispose of garbage. The fee for license shall be a sum set by resolution from time to time by the Common Council of the City of Oneonta per annum and shall be payable at the time of application for such license.
Any person applying for a license to collect garbage shall make said application in writing to the City Clerk upon forms to be supplied by the city, stating the name and residence or place of business of said applicant and a description of the conveyance to be used for the collection of said garbage. A statement must be submitted with the application, signed by the applicant, stating that the specified vehicle(s) has been inspected, within 30 days prior to submittal of the application, and that it does not leak refuse of any kind.
All licenses shall be issued by the City Clerk and shall be granted for a term to end on June 30. The new licensing year will be from July 1 to June 30.
Any conveyances used in the collection and conveyance of garbage in the city shall have thereon the names of the owner or owners and the number of license.
The equipment to be used by collectors of garbage or refuse shall be so constructed as to make impossible the spilling or leakage of any refuse; and, in transporting such garbage and refuse through the city streets, all trucks shall be covered in such manner that none of the contents can spill on the city streets. During the process of loading, trucks may be uncovered, but any garbage or refuse falling to the streets must be cleaned up immediately.
During the month of June all garbage trucks shall be inspected to determine that the container is constructed to keep refuse covered at all times and maintained so as not to permit spillage or leakage of refuse of any kind.