[CC 1984 §21-20; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 11-19-1990]
The purpose of this Article is to require mandatory separation of recyclable items to aid and promote collection thereof and disposal by means other than deposit in a sanitary landfill or by burning.
[CC 1984 §21-21; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 11-19-1990; Ord. No. 4389 §2, 4-15-1991; Ord. No. 4722 §1(21-21 E,G), 9-21-1998]
Every resident of every premises shall separate the recyclables from their respective premises from all other refuse, garbage, rubbish, waste matter and compostables and shall store the recyclables in a recyclables container furnished by the City. Except for additional containers purchased by residents, recyclables containers shall be the property of the contractor and shall remain on the premises when residents relocate. Residents who need additional recyclables containers may purchase the same from the City.
All recyclables may be placed together in the recyclables container. If necessary to save space in the recyclables container, newsprint may be bundled separately and placed next to the recyclables container at curbside.
Residents, not earlier than 6:00 P.M. of the day prior to the day for scheduled collection of recyclables from their respective dwellings, shall place the recyclables containers at the curbside adjacent to the dwelling or garage accessory thereto and visible from the street in front of the dwelling. After the scheduled collection, the containers for recyclables and any recyclables not collected shall be removed from curbside by the resident by 8:00 P.M. of the day of collection.
The deposit of unauthorized materials into a recyclables container or bin, or removal of another person's recyclables from a recyclables container or bin, or conversion of a recyclables container, or removal of a recyclables container from another person's premises, or the deposit of recyclables and/or compostables into any container containing refuse, garbage, rubbish or waste matter shall be deemed a violation of this Chapter.
Except as provided in Subsection (C) hereof, all containers for recyclables stored out-of-doors shall be stored behind any building located on the tract of land.
The occupant of every building containing only a single dwelling unit, and the owner of every building containing more than one (1) dwelling unit, subject to recycling collection, shall maintain or cause to be maintained the recyclable container(s) and the area surrounding them in a clean, neat and sanitary condition at all times.
This Section shall not prohibit the accumulation or storage of recyclables in accordance with this Chapter, providing such accumulation or storage pending removal or disposal, does not exceed seven (7) consecutive days, is within containers, or is done in such other manner as not to constitute a nuisance as per Chapter 220.
[CC 1984 §21-22; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 11-19-1990; Ord. No. 4389 §3, 4-15-1991; Ord. No. 4722 §1(22-22), 9-21-1998]
Every resident of every premises shall separate compostables from their respective premises from all other refuse, garbage, rubbish, waste matter and recyclables. Compostables to be collected by the City or the collector shall be stored in containers which are either biodegradable paper bags, thirty (30) gallon reusable metal or plastic containers, or ninety (90) gallon heavy plastic portable tote containers. Containers for compostables must be tightly sealed to prevent nuisance odors.
Plastic bag containers shall not be used for compostables collection.
All compostables may be placed together in the same compostables container as described in Subsection (A) above. However, small limbs (no longer than four (4) feet long and less than six (6) inches in diameter) and branches may also be bundled and placed at curbside on recycling day.
Compostables shall be placed at the curbside on the same collection day, in the same manner and at the same time as recyclables.
Except as provided in Subsection (D) hereof, all containers for compostables stored out-of-doors shall be stored behind any building located on the tract of land.
The occupant of every building containing only a single dwelling unit, and the owner of every building containing more than one (1) dwelling unit, subject to compostables collection, shall maintain or cause to be maintained the compostables container(s) and the area surrounding them in a clean, neat and sanitary condition at all times.
This Section shall not prohibit the accumulation or storage of compostables in accordance with this Chapter, providing such accumulation or storage pending removal or disposal, does not exceed seven (7) consecutive days, is within containers, or is done in such other manner as not to constitute a nuisance as per Chapter 220.
[CC 1984 §21-23; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 11-19-1990]
Collection of recyclables and compostables from premises shall be by a hauler selected by the City, which hauler shall be duly licensed by the City. Also, such collection shall be done in compliance with all other applicable ordinances of the City, now or hereafter in effect. The recyclables and compostables shall be collected from the premises covered by such contract by the collector under contract with the City and on terms and conditions set out in such contract.
The collection of recyclables and compostables at curbside by any private hauler not authorized by the City is expressly prohibited.
The contractor shall collect all recyclables and compostables on the same day once each week in accordance with schedules of and routes for collection as determined by the Director.
Neither the foregoing provisions of this Section nor any other provisions of this Article shall prevent any resident from discarding that resident's recyclables by personally delivering them to a recycling plant, centralized collection site, manufacturer or other vendor, or donating the same to non-profit civic, charitable or service organizations.
The City may designate a central collection site for the discarding of recyclables.
[CC 1984 §21-24; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 11-19-1990]
Recyclables shall not, in any event:
Be deposited in any landfill,
Be burned in any incinerator, or
Be deposited or distributed in any way or manner which is contrary to the then applicable law, Statute, ordinance, rule or regulation.
Provided however, that the restrictions in (1) and (2) above shall not apply to any recyclables or compostables which are deposited in a landfill or burned pursuant to specific prior written approval granted by the City.
Residents shall take such action as is reasonable under the circumstances to determine that recyclables and compostables are not disposed of contrary to the provisions of this Section.
[CC 1984 §21-30; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 11-19-1990]
All recyclable and compostable materials shall be owned by and be the responsibility of the residents of premises until they are collected by the collector at curbside. Upon collection of the recyclable and/or compostable materials at the curbside by the collector, the recyclable and/or compostable materials, with the exception of recyclable containers and/or compostable containers which are reusable, become the property and responsibility of the contractor.
[CC 1984 §21-31; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 11-19-1990]
Each resident shall be responsible for the cleanliness and proper care of each recyclables container in his/her possession. Abuse of the container will cause the forfeit of a resident's right to a free replacement container when necessary.
[CC 1984 §21-32; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 11-19-1990]
The contractor's employees shall evaluate the condition of recyclables containers for possible reuse. If reusable, they will be left with the resident for the next week's collection. In the event the recyclables container is determined to be unserviceable, due to usual wear and tear, for another week, a new recyclables container furnished by the City, at no charge, will be left with the resident and the old recyclables container will be collected and recycled. Recyclables containers will be exchanged on a one-for-one basis as determined by condition at collection time. The number of new containers furnished will be reported to the City monthly along with contractor's monthly summary report.
[CC 1984 §21-33; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 11-19-1990]
Contractor may retain all proceeds of sale of recyclables and/or compostables to recycling plants, manufacturers or other users.
The contractor shall submit a monthly summary of the quantity and kinds of recyclable and compostable materials collected and the primary purchaser(s) of those materials. Monthly summaries shall be submitted no later than the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following the month for which the report is submitted. A weight ticket showing tons of recyclables and compostables collected shall accompany each report.
The contractor shall provide access to the City, or any of its duly authorized representatives, to review any books, documents, papers and records of the contractor which are directly pertinent to this Article for the purpose of making an audit, other examination and preparing excerpts and transcriptions.
[CC 1984 §21-34; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 11-19-1990]
Contractor shall dispose of recyclables at a local recycling and/or composting facility, if available; otherwise, contractor may sell recyclables and/or compostables to any purchaser of contractor's choosing, unless otherwise directed by the City. Contractor shall be entitled to retain the proceeds of any sale thereof.
[CC 1984 §21-40; Ord. No. 4372 §2, 11-19-1990]
In order to effect a smooth transition to the mandatory recycling program, the contractor shall provide any and all training and education reasonably necessary to the residents of the City.