[R.O. 2008 §100.210; Ord. No. 556, 6-16-1961; Ord. No. 1605, 12-13-1988; Ord. No. 1996, 3-9-1999; Ord. No. 2031 §§1—2, 4, 11-23-1999; Ord. No. 2524 §1, 9-9-2014]
The following words, terms or phrases, whenever used in this Chapter, shall be construed as follows:
- APARTMENT BUILDING
- Any building that contains more than three (3) separate dwelling units which are designed for independent housekeeping but which were not originally developed or organized to permit or facilitate fee ownership of the individual dwelling units by their occupants.
- BULKY RUBBISH
- Non-putrescible solid wastes consisting of combustible or non-combustible waste material which is either too large or too heavy to be safely and conveniently loaded in solid waste transportation vehicles by solid waste collectors with equipment typically available therefor.
- CITY REFUSE DISPOSAL SERVICES
- Refuse collection, removal and disposal and bulky rubbish collection services provided by the City refuse collector as provided in this Chapter.
- CONDOMINIUM UNITS
- Real property, portions of which are designated for separate ownership and the remainder of which is designated for common ownership. Real property is not a condominium unless the undivided interests in the common elements are vested in the unit owners.
- CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE
- Waste materials from the construction and demolition of residential, industrial, or commercial structures, but shall not include materials defined as clean fill under Section 260.200.1(5), RSMo.
- All semi-solid and solid food wastes derived from and during the procurement, storage, processing, sale, cooking, service and consumption of food materials of animal, vegetable or synthetic origin which are intended for and are used for the refreshment or sustenance of human beings or animals. The term "garbage," as used in this Chapter, shall not include dead animals, liquid wastes or the wastes resulting from the operation of slaughterhouses and packing plants, from the processing of hides or other animal parts.
- Any individual, firm, company, co-partnership, corporation, association, club or other organization occupying a premises within the City of Olivette and their agents or employees.
- Garbage and rubbish as hereinabove defined.
- All solid waste material exclusive of garbage or feces of whatever origin and other waste objects not subject to storage.
- SERVED RESIDENCES
- All residential dwellings in the City of Olivette other than apartment buildings.
[R.O. 2008 §100.220; Ord. No. 556, 6-16-1961; Ord. No. 1996, 3-9-1999; Ord. No. 2524 §1, 9-9-2014]
For the purpose of assuring the preservation of the public health, welfare and safety of the City of Olivette, the refuse disposal program of the City as provided in this Chapter is hereby adopted. It is hereby declared that City refuse disposal services shall be provided to all served residences to the extent provided by this Chapter.
It shall not be mandatory for any person eligible as provided in Subsection (A) above for City refuse disposal services to utilize City refuse disposal services. At their discretion, any such persons may have such work performed at their own expense by a private refuse collector, State and/or St. Louis County licensed, to dispose of rubbish, garbage, refuse, construction and demolition waste.
[R.O. 2008 §100.240; Ord. No. 556, 6-16-1961; Ord. No. 678, 7-14-1964; Ord. No. 756, 9-20-1966; Ord. No. 791, 7-11-1967; Ord. No. 1115, 5-28-1974; Ord. No. 1605, 12-13-1988; Ord. No. 1721, 12-16-1991; Ord. No. 1996, 3-9-1999; Ord. No. 2524 §1, 9-9-2014]
Responsibility Of Owner Or User Of Premises.
Each person within the City shall be responsible for the orderly and sanitary accumulation and storage of refuse, pending removal, in conformity with the provisions of this Chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to accumulate, deposit or store refuse on his/her premises or on any other place within the City in any manner or for a longer period than prescribed by the provisions of this Chapter.
Storage Methods And Procedures — Normal Storage Methods.
The number of containers and their gallonage and weight shall be as provided in the contract between the City and the City refuse collector. Such containers shall be kept at all times in a dry, sanitary, rodentproof, insectproof, leakproof condition and shall be clean and sanitized and repaired as often as necessary in order to maintain compliance with these requirements.
The number of containers and the location of their collection points for grass clippings, leaves, shrub trimmings and tree limbs shall be as provided in the contract between the City and the City refuse collector.
Storage Methods And Procedures — Special Methods. In the event that the refuse of a multiple-dwelling building, business establishment or institution cannot be stored within standard containers without necessitating an excessive number of containers constituting either an unsightly, unsanitary or hazardous condition, it shall be the duty of the owner of said multiple-dwelling building, business establishment or institution to provide a tank-type container or containers of a size and number sufficient to contain garbage and refuse between collections as determined by the Director of Public Services. Each such container shall be maintained in a hygienic condition.
Length Of Storage Period. Garbage and rubbish shall not be stored on the inside or outside of premises for a period longer than the time interval between collection days.
Collection, Removal And Final Disposition Of Refuse.
Except on designated collection days, refuse deposited for pickup by the collector shall be kept at all times at a point on the premises to the rear of the front building setback line. All containers to be emptied shall be placed at the curb or other designated collection point prior to 7:00 A.M. on the collection days. The City refuse collector shall not be required to collect refuse from other than the designated collection points. No container shall be placed at the curb prior to 4:00 P.M. on the day prior to collection and shall be removed the same day as collection.
When refuse containers contain both eligible refuse and other items, the City refuse collector shall not be obligated to collect and remove their contents. When such condition occurs, the matter shall be reported to the owner or occupier of the premises and the Director of Public Services. In the event of a controversy thereon, the decision of the Director of Public Services shall be final.
It shall be the duty of any person owning or making use of refuse containers, or in whose behalf they are being used by others, to restrain and confine animals either owned or in their possession during collection periods.
Refuse collectors shall perform their duties in a quiet, orderly and sanitary manner. After emptying the containers, the collectors shall replace the lids and return the covered containers to the designated collection point.
Collection and removal of refuse by the City refuse collector shall be made as often as prescribed in the contract between the City and such collector; provided, however, that all residential solid waste, other than bulky rubbish, shall be collected at least once weekly.
Collection and removal of refuse by private collectors shall be made as often as found necessary by the Director of Public Services to prevent the development on the premises of conditions which tend to create a sanitary nuisance or hazard to public health, welfare and safety; provided, however, that all commercial solid waste, other than bulky rubbish, shall be collected at least once weekly.
Bulky rubbish shall be collected at least once annually by the City refuse collector. The procedure for collection of bulky rubbish shall be as prescribed in the contract between the City and the City refuse collector.
No collection shall be made from households before 7:00 A.M. or after 5:00 P.M. No collections shall be made from all other properties before 7:00 A.M. or after 10:00 P.M. No collections shall be made from any premises on Sundays. The Director of Public Services may authorize exceptions to the collection times.
Each container for office, commercial and institutional pickups shall have the name of the firm or corporation responsible for pickup, along with the business address and telephone number of such firms located in a visible place on the container.
All garbage shall be collected and removed in vehicles with solid metal bodies or liners and with leakproof bottoms and sides. Vehicles which do not have solid tops may be used for transporting trash but shall be covered when full with a tarpaulin or similar cover in a manner which shall prevent spillage. All vehicles and other equipment shall be kept at all times in a clean, sanitary and safe condition and in good repair. All vehicles and other equipment used in the performance of refuse disposal operations shall be subject to the approval and inspection of the Director of Public Services.
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove without authorization any material placed for disposal in a recycling container provided by the City, by the City refuse collector or by a private refuse collector.
It shall be unlawful for any person to burn solid waste unless an approved incinerator is provided or unless a variance has been obtained from the appropriate air pollution control agency.
The City refuse disposal services to be continued with respect to condominium units shall be limited to refuse collection, removal and disposal from dumpsters or similar multiple-dwelling unit collection methods and bulky rubbish collection services provided by the City. Nothing in this Chapter shall entitle condominium units within the City to receive City street maintenance or yard waste pickup services.
Construction And Demolition Waste. Construction and demolition waste shall not be subject to the provisions of Subsection (E) above. Construction and demolition waste shall be picked up as often as found necessary by the Director of Public Services to prevent the development on the premises of conditions which tend to create a sanitary nuisance or hazard to public health, welfare and safety.
[Ord. No. 2429 §1, 7-13-2010; Ord. No. 2524 §1, 9-9-2014]
The City's services to householders under its contract with the City refuse collector or collectors shall include the collection, removal and final disposition of all solid waste, yard waste and recyclable materials which are stored in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter, duly enacted regulations, and the provisions of the current contract with the City refuse collector. The City shall pay for such services pursuant to such contract(s), except that the owners and occupants of residential properties shall be jointly and severally liable to the City refuse collector serving their property for the following user fees effective July 1, 2010:
Single-family dwellings (solid waste): $8.71 per month.
Appletree Condominiums (per unit): $3.58 per month.
Paramount — Olive Village Court Condominiums (per unit): $2.44 per month.
Warson Green Condominiums (per unit): $2.19 per month.
Tower Hill Condominiums (per unit): $2.64 per month.
The foregoing monthly fees shall not apply to lots or dwellings that are unoccupied for the full duration of a particular month. The City Manager shall establish procedures for property owners to submit the appropriate documentation to establish that such monthly fees do not apply during specific months.
Such fees are subject to change as determined by the City Council, effective each July 1.
The City refuse collector will issue invoices on a quarterly basis for the monthly solid waste fee. Such invoices shall be paid within twenty (20) days. Interest shall accrue on charges not paid on a timely basis at a rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month, and in addition to all other obligations a person failing to pay such invoices on a timely basis shall be liable for all costs and attorney's fees incurred in the process of collection of such invoices.