City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Monroe as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Storage of garbage and refuse — See Ch. 210, § 210-2A(10).
Accumulations of garbage and rubbish — See Ch. 210, § 210-2A(16).
Littering — See Ch. 422.
Nuisances — See Ch. 458.
Scrap processors — See Ch. 564.
Weeds, trees and refuse — See Ch. 712.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
County garbage and rubbish collection — See MCLA § 46.171 et seq.
Garbage and refuse disposal — See MCLA § 123.361 et seq.
Municipal authority — See MCLA § 123.301 et seq.
[Adopted 10-1-2001 by Ord. No. 01-021]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMERCIAL RUBBISH
Waste material from trade or manufacture, which includes drain oil, auto parts, packing boxes, cartons, etc.
GARBAGE
Organic refuse or rejected food wastes resulting from the preparation of foods or the decaying and spoiling thereof.
RUBBISH
Waste materials of an organic nature from ordinary mercantile enterprises, stores, offices and routine housekeeping and includes commercial rubbish.
YARD WASTE
Leaves, grass clippings, weeds, hedge clippings, garden waste, twigs and brush.
A. 
Unless authorized by the Council, no person shall put, place, deposit, dump or abandon any garbage, rubbish, yard waste, or waste material of any kind onto or alongside of any public street, alley, public place, or storm sewer in the City to the injury of such street, alley, public place or storm sewer, or to the annoyance of the residents of the City.
B. 
This provision shall not prohibit the placing of garbage, rubbish, yard waste and other waste materials at the street line in proper containers for collection in accordance with the enacted ordinances of the City.
A. 
All garbage, rubbish, and yard waste shall be placed in sanitary flytight containers of a capacity determined to be satisfactory as approved pursuant to § 610-7 of this article.
B. 
Whoever violates this section is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be subject to a civil fine and other sanctions pursuant to § 1-27 of the Code of the City of Monroe. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day a violation occurs or continues. Repeat offenses shall be subject to increased fines as provided in § 1-27.
A. 
All containers shall be maintained in a sanitary, sturdy and durable condition by the owner or user and shall be placed at the terrace (curbside) for collection.
B. 
When a container becomes worn out or badly battered, a notice will be given to the owner to replace such container, and, if used again, the container may be carted away with the garbage, rubbish or yard waste.
C. 
Whoever violates this action is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be subject to a civil fine and other sanctions pursuant to § 1-27 of the Code of the City of Monroe. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day a violation occurs or continues. Repeat offenses shall be subject to increased fines as provided in § 1-27.
No person shall place in a garbage container anything other than garbage, rubbish or yard waste.
No person shall remove or transport over public property any garbage, rubbish or yard waste that has been deposited as herein provided, unless he or she is authorized and duly approved to do so by the City Council.
A. 
The collection of garbage, rubbish and yard waste shall be under the supervision of the City Manager, who shall have authority to make necessary rules and regulations from time to time for the administration and enforcement of this article. No person shall violate any of such established rules and regulations.
B. 
The City Manager, in consultation with the Director of Public Services, may designate one or more persons as enforcement officers to enforce the provisions of this article.
C. 
Whoever violates Subsection A above is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be subject to a civil fine and other sanctions pursuant to § 1-27 of the Code of the City of Monroe. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day a violation occurs or continues. Repeat offenses shall be subject to increased fines as provided in § 1-27.
Garbage, rubbish and yard waste shall be removed from private property by the owner or lessee thereof, and in no case shall it be placed upon public property without the written permission of the City Manager. Garbage and rubbish are in no case to be mixed with yard waste.
A. 
No owner or lessee shall allow rubbish, garbage and/or yard waste to accumulate upon premises owned or occupied by him or her, to such an extent as to become a public nuisance.
B. 
Manufacturing establishments are excepted from this restriction to the extent that such accumulations are normal to their business.
A. 
Containers shall not be placed at the point of collection earlier than the day before collection. All containers must be removed from the point of collection by the day after collection.
B. 
Whoever violates this section is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be subject to a civil fine and other sanctions pursuant to § 1-27 of the Code of the City of Monroe. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day a violation occurs or continues. Repeat offenses shall be subject to increased fines as provided in § 1-27.
A. 
Each family shall have separate containers and shall place them at a different location than that of another family. There shall not be communal disposal of rubbish, garbage and/or yard waste, and this requirement shall apply to commercial establishments, homes, etc.
B. 
Apartment lessees and others may have communal containers if a person is duly designated to take care of such garbage, rubbish, and/or yard waste.
C. 
Whoever violates this action is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be subject to a civil fine and other sanctions pursuant to § 1-27 of the Code of the City of Monroe. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day a violation occurs or continues. Repeat offenses shall be subject to increased fines as provided in § 1-27.
Rubbish, garbage and/or yard waste shall not be burned on a City pavement, street or alley or on other City property.
A. 
Owners or lessees of buildings, homes and lots must keep clean that part of the City alley, street or property abutting their property from rubbish, garbage, yard waste, strewn bottles, glass, papers, tree limbs, cans and other debris at all times.
B. 
Whoever violates this action is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be subject to a civil fine and other sanctions pursuant to § 1-27 of the Code of the City of Monroe. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day a violation occurs or continues. Repeat offenses shall be subject to increased fines as provided in § 1-27.
[Amended 12-1-2008 by Ord. No. 08-017]
A. 
Materials accepted for deposit in Department of Public Services (DPS) dumpster.
(1) 
Brush, trees and tree limbs over four inches in diameter.
(2) 
Building construction materials with evidence of proper building permit(s) where appropriate.
(3) 
The definition of "building construction materials" does not include any of the following: any items included in normal curbside refuse collection, furniture, appliances, rubbish or garbage, oils, solvents, tars, accelerants or mechanical/automotive parts or equipment.
B. 
Fee schedule. The City Manager, in consultation with the Director of Public Services, shall develop a reasonable fee schedule for the usage of the DPS dumpster.
C. 
Nonresident use prohibited.
(1) 
Use of the DPS dumpster shall be limited to residents and/or property owners of the City of Monroe. Proper identification, in the form of a State of Michigan driver's license, an identification card or other such adequate identification, shall be required prior to use of the DPS dumpster.
(2) 
No person shall knowingly assist a nonresident in the putting, placing, depositing or dumping of any construction materials or brush, or waste material of any kind, in the DPS dumpster.
D. 
Authority of the City Manager to regulate the use of the DPS dumpster.
(1) 
The City Manager, in consultation with the Director of Public Services, shall develop reasonable rules and regulations for the use of the DPS dumpster.
(2) 
The Director of Public Services shall require any person(s) using the DPS dumpster to furnish proof of City residency or property ownership and a copy of a building permit if appropriate. Additionally a complete description, including quantity of the material for the dumpster, and any other information necessary in the judgment of the Director of Public Services may be required.
E. 
Posting and publicizing of rules and regulations. Copies of this section and all rules and regulations relating to the use of the DPS dumpster shall be kept on file in the office of the Director of Public Services and available for distribution to the public during regular business hours.
F. 
Littering on public property prohibited. No person, without the consent of the Director of Public Services or his or her duly authorized representative, shall knowingly dump, place, deposit, throw, put or leave, or cause the dumping, placing, depositing, throwing, putting or leaving of, any litter on any public property other than property designated and set aside for such purposes in this section.
G. 
Hazardous materials prohibited. No person shall knowingly dump, place, deposit, throw, put or leave, or cause the dumping, placing, depositing, throwing, putting or leaving of, any material designated as hazardous by state and/or federal law or regulations, in the DPS dumpster.
H. 
Right of inspection and rejection of material. The Director of Public Services reserves to himself or herself or to his or her duly authorized representative the right to inspect and examine any and all materials brought onto City property for deposit in the DPS dumpster. The Director of Public Services or his or her duly authorized representative shall have the right to reject any and all materials.