City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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[R.O. 1996 § 270.010; Ord. No. 4098 § 1, 9-5-2007]
The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the location and length of use of portable storage containers and roll-off trash containers on any property used for residential purposes within the City.
[R.O. 1996 § 270.020; Ord. No. 4098 § 1, 9-5-2007]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Chapter. Where terms are not defined in this Chapter and are defined elsewhere in this Code or in other adopted ordinances, such terms shall have the meaning ascribed to them elsewhere in this Code or in those ordinances. Where terms are not defined through the methods authorized by this Chapter, such terms shall have ordinarily accepted meanings as the context implies.
PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINER
Any container designed and used for the storage of personal property of a non-hazardous nature which is typically rented or leased to owners or occupants of property for their temporary use and which is typically delivered and removed by truck.
ROLL-OFF TRASH CONTAINER
A large container designed and used for the storage of refuse, rubbish, trash, garbage, junk, debris, offal or any material rejected as useless and fit only to be thrown away. Such container is typically rented or leased to owners or occupants of property for their temporary use and which is typically delivered and removed by truck. This term shall not be interpreted to refer to a "trash container" or "dumpster" that is stored in a more permanent manner on the property and is referenced and regulated by the Unified Development Code and is further required to be screened from public view.
[R.O. 1996 § 270.030; Ord. No. 4098 § 1, 9-5-2007]
All portable storage containers and roll-off trash containers shall be delivered and maintained in good condition free from rodents, insects, graffiti, vulgar and/or pornographic words or pictures. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner, renter and the supplying company to maintain the portable storage containers or roll-off trash containers in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
[R.O. 1996 § 270.040; Ord. No. 4098 § 1, 9-5-2007]
A. 
Portable Storage Containers.
[Ord. No. 4559 § 1, 8-3-2015]
1. 
Portable storage containers shall not be placed on public property or within the City's right-of-way or the sight triangle [see Section 407.020(D)(3)]. All portable storage containers shall be placed on a paved surface or in the front or rear yard and be located a minimum of eleven (11) feet behind the edge of the street pavement or alley curb or the edge of the street pavement or alley in the case where no curb exists. The placement of portable storage containers shall not encroach onto adjoining properties and shall not block or hinder access to or from emergency escape and rescue openings.
2. 
Exception. Should existing site conditions not allow for the placement of a portable storage container in full compliance with these provisions, exceptions may be considered and written approval granted on a case by case basis by the Director of Community Development or their designee. The Director of Community Development shall solicit input from the Director of Public Works or their designee, prior to granting such approval, if the portable storage container is to be located in public right-of-way or public easements.
B. 
Roll-Off Trash Containers. The placement of roll-off trash containers shall not encroach onto adjoining properties and shall not block or hinder access to or from emergency escape and rescue openings. Roll-off trash containers shall not be stored in buildings or places within five (5) feet of combustible walls, openings or combustible roof eave lines. Unless otherwise permitted by law, roll-off trash containers shall not be located in any part of the City's right-of-way, whether improved or unimproved or the sight triangle [see Section 407.020(D)(3)] except by written approval of the Director of Community Development or their designee.
[R.O. 1996 § 270.050; Ord. No. 4098 § 1, 9-5-2007]
A. 
Portable storage containers may be stored on the property for a period not to exceed:
1. 
Fourteen (14) consecutive days; or
2. 
Fifteen (15) non-consecutive days in any thirty (30) consecutive days, and may be allowed up to three (3) non-consecutive times in any one (1) year period.
B. 
Roll-Off Trash Containers.
1. 
Roll-off trash containers may be stored on the property for a period not to exceed:
a. 
Thirty (30) consecutive days; or
b. 
Thirty-one (31) non-consecutive days in any forty-five (45) consecutive days, and may be allowed up to three (3) non-consecutive times in any one-year period.
2. 
Exceptions:
a. 
When being used in conjunction with a construction project that has a valid City issued building permit.
b. 
When the mayor has declared the City or a portion thereof a disaster area.
c. 
When being used in conjunction with an approved conditional use permit.