[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Lodi as § 10.11 of the City Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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.
- 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 the contractor and State of
Wisconsin published guidelines as to the types of each material that
can be recycled.[Amended 2-6-2018 by Ord. No. A-517]
- 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:
[Amended 2-6-2018 by Ord. No. A-517]
Solid waste and recyclables shall be picked up by the City at single-family residences, residential duplexes, apartment buildings of five units or fewer, as well as businesses which put out no more than one ninety-five-gallon cart 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, 289-5, and 289-6 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.
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.
[Amended 4-4-2006 by Ord. No. A-354; 2-6-2018 by Ord. No. A-517]
All recyclable material shall be separated from other solid waste and placed in an authorized recycling cart provided by the City. Said carts shall be placed at the curb or other location designated by the Director of Public Works for pickup by 7:00 a.m. on the designated pickup day.
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.
Kitchen wastes must be run through a garbage grinder for deposit into the sewage system.
Yard debris shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
Brush shall be placed at curbside with recyclables and nonrecyclables in the following manner:
Brush must be placed in an orderly fashion with butt ends facing the curb.
Brush must be cut up and trimmed for one person to safely handle.
Diameter of limbs shall not exceed six inches.
Earth must be removed from brush or trees.
Brush and other solid waste shall not be mixed.
Any limbs over six inches will be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
When brush has been placed at the curb, the City Public Works Department will pick it up on a designated day.
Rubble shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
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.
Furniture shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
Metal scraps shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
Tires and batteries shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
Waste oil shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
White goods shall be the property owner's responsibility to dispose of.
All nonrecyclable material not referred to in Subsection A of this section shall be placed in an authorized refuse cart provided by the City of Lodi. All refuse carts placed for disposal shall be placed at the curb or other location designated by the Director of Public Works for pickup by 7:00 a.m.
[Amended 4-4-2006 by Ord. No. A-354; 2-6-2018 by Ord. No. A-517]
[Added 2-6-2018 by Ord. No. A-517]
Carts for refuse and recycling shall be placed within three feet of the street curb with the lid opening facing the street. An area of three feet on each side and in between each cart shall be maintained to facilitate the automatic collection process. A smaller area may be authorized by the Director of Public Works on a case-by-case basis. Carts shall not be placed on top of snow banks, within the street or gutter, on a sidewalk, or on a bike path. Property owners are responsible for storing carts on their private property. Storage of carts is not permitted in the front of properties if unscreened. Carts must be removed from the street curb within 24 hours of collection.
Carts shall remain the property of the City or the contractor providing collection services for the City. Carts shall not be the property of the owner or occupant of the single-family residences, residential duplexes, apartment buildings of five units or fewer, and businesses. Carts shall remain with the properties served, regardless of any changes in ownership or occupancy.
Property owners are liable for all missing carts and all damaged carts, excluding normal wear and tear. The charge for missing carts and damaged carts shall be spread in the tax roll as a special tax to be collected in the same manner as other taxes. Property owners are not liable for all damage related to normal wear and tear, inclusive but not limited to broken or cracked carts, lids, and wheels. The City or the contractor shall be responsible for replacement of carts damaged by normal wear and tear.
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.
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.
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.