[CC 1999 §11.0101; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meanings indicated below:
- BULKY RUBBISH
- Any solid waste which is of a size too large to be stored in the specified disposable solid waste container.
- Removal and transportation of solid waste from its place of storage to its place of processing or disposal.
- Such person, firm or corporation as may be contracted with to provide solid waste transportation and disposal.
- Point between private property and public street right-of-way.
- DEMOLITION OR CONSTRUCTION WASTE
- Waste materials from the construction or destruction of residential, industrial or commercial structures.
- DISPOSABLE SOLID WASTE CONTAINER
- Disposable plastic or paper sacks with a capacity of twenty (20) to ninety-five (151 gallons, specifically designed for storage of solid waste.
- DWELLING UNIT
- Any room or group of rooms located within a structure and forming a single habitable unit with facilities which are used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating, excluding, however, any motel or hotel.
- Putrescible animal or vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, serving or consumption of food.
- HAZARDOUS WASTE
- Any waste or combination of wastes, as determined by Statute and by the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission by rules and regulations, which, because of quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics, may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible, illness, or pose a present or potential threat to the health of humans or other living organisms.
- MULTIPLE HOUSING FACILITY
- A housing facility containing more than one (1) dwelling unit under one (1) roof.
- Any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others, shall be in actual possession of any dwelling unit or of any other improved real property, either as owner or as tenant.
- Incinerating, composting, baling, shredding, salvaging, compacting and other processes whereby solid waste characteristics are modified or solid waste quantity is reduced.
- Solid waste.
- SOLID WASTE
- Garbage, refuse and other discarded materials, including, but not limited to, solid and semi-solid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, agricultural, governmental and domestic activities, but does not include hazardous waste as defined in Sections 260.360 to 260.432, RSMo., recovered materials, overburden, rock, tailings, matte, slag or other waste material resulting from mining, milling or smelting. Solid waste does not include "yard waste," as defined herein.
- SOLID WASTE CONTAINER
- A receptacle used by any person to store solid waste during the interval between solid waste collections.
- SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
- The process of discarding or getting rid of unwanted material; in particular, the final disposition solid wastes by man.
- SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
- The entire process of managing solid waste in a manner which minimizes the generation and subsequent disposal of solid waste, including waste reduction, source separation, collection, storage, transportation, recycling, resource recovery, volume minimization, processing, market development, and disposal of solid wastes.
- The containment of solid wastes in individual containers at residential units or commercial establishments.
- YARD WASTES
- Leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden vegetation and Christmas trees. The term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.
[CC 1999 §11.0102; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
The occupant of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, commercial or business, industrial or agricultural establishment producing solid waste within the corporate limits of the City shall provide sufficient and adequate containers for the storage of all solid waste except bulky rubbish and demolition and construction waste to serve each such dwelling unit and/or establishment and to maintain such solid waste containers at all times in good repair.
[CC 1999 §11.0103; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
The occupant of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, commercial, industrial, agricultural or business establishment shall place all solid waste to be collected in proper solid waste containers, except as otherwise provided herein, and shall maintain such solid waste containers and the area surrounding them in a clean, neat and sanitary condition at all times.
[CC 1999 §11.0104; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers of not more than ninety-five (95) gallons or less than twenty (20) gallons in nominal capacity. Containers shall be leakproof, waterproof and fitted with a fly-tight lid and shall be properly covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof. The containers shall have handles, bails, or other suitable lifting devices or features. Containers shall be of a type originally manufactured for residential solid waste, with tapered sides for easy emptying. They shall be of lightweight and sturdy construction. The weight of any individual container and contents shall not exceed one hundred fifty (150) pounds. Galvanized metal containers, rubber or fiberglass containers, and plastic containers which do not become brittle in cold weather may be used. Disposable solid waste containers with suitable frames or containers as approved by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen may also be used for storage of residential solid waste.
[CC 1999 §11.0105; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
Commercial solid waste shall be stored in solid waste containers as approved by the Board of Aldermen. The containers shall be waterproof, leakproof, and shall be covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof; and shall meet all requirements as set forth by ordinance or the Board of Aldermen.
[CC 1999 §11.0107; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
Yard wastes shall be stored in containers so constructed and maintained as to prevent the dispersal of wastes placed therein upon the premises served, upon adjacent premises, or upon adjacent public rights-of-way. The weight of any individual container and contents shall not exceed one hundred fifty (150) pounds.
[CC 1999 §11.0108; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
[CC 1999 §11.0109; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
The City shall provide for the collection of solid wastes as follows:
[CC 1999 §11.0110; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
All solid waste from premises to which collection services are provided by private haulers shall be collected, except bulky rubbish as defined herein; provided, however, that bulky rubbish will be collected if tied securely in bundles not exceeding reasonable limitations of weight and bulk to be fixed by regulations to be made and promulgated by the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen as hereinafter provided. All solid waste collected, with the exception of and excluding hazardous waste, shall, upon being loaded into collection equipment, become the property of the collection agency. Pursuant to Section 230.150, all hazardous waste shall be properly disposed of by the occupant of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, commercial or business, industrial or agricultural establishment producing solid waste within the City pursuant to the regulations of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency.
[CC 1999 §11.0113; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
The following collection frequencies shall apply to collections of solid waste within the City:
All property owners shall provide for solid waste collection and transportation by licensed waste contractors. The City shall grant license to those waste contractors whose service vehicles have received a Greene County Health Department trash hauling permit and/or City of Springfield solid waste vehicle permit as appropriate. Service shall be provided on a house-to-house basis by individual contract. All waste shall be collected at the curb or at community containers. All waste collection shall be provided at least once per week. Contractors shall provide bulk removal on an as-needed basis. Waste collection shall be allowed Monday through Friday from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday from 6:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
All commercial solid waste shall be collected at least once weekly and collected at lesser intervals as may be necessary for any commercial establishment for the purpose of aesthetic, health, safety and general welfare of the City.
[CC 1999 §11.0114; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
Residential solid waste containers shall be stored upon the residential premises. Residential solid wastes containers shall be stored on private property behind the front of the residential structure facing the street. Commercial solid waste containers shall be stored upon private property, unless the owner shall have been granted written permission from the City to use public property for such purposes. The storage site shall be well drained; fully accessible to collection equipment, public health personnel and fire inspection personnel. Commercial containers shall be screened from view in accordance with the development regulations of the City.
[CC 1999 §11.0115; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
All collection vehicles shall be maintained in a safe, clean and sanitary condition, and shall be so constructed, maintained and operated as to prevent spillage of solid waste therefrom. All vehicles to be used for collection of solid waste shall be constructed with watertight bodies and with covers which shall be an integral part of the vehicle, or shall be a separate cover of suitable material with fasteners designed to secure all sides of the cover to the vehicle and shall be secured whenever the vehicle is transporting solid waste, or as alternate, the entire bodies thereof shall be enclosed, with only loading hoppers exposed. No solid waste shall be transported in the loading hoppers. Vehicles used for collection of bulky rubbish shall provide for securing of same rubbish to prevent scattering.
[CC 1999 §11.0116; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
Permits shall not be required for the removal, hauling or disposal of earth and rock material from grading or excavation activities; however, all such material shall be conveyed in tight vehicles, trucks or receptacles, so constructed and maintained that none of the material being transported shall spill upon the public rights-of-way. Transportation and disposal of demolition and construction wastes shall be in accordance with Section 230.140.
[CC 1999 §11.0117; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
Solid wastes shall be disposed of at a processing facility or disposal area approved and complying with all requirements of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
[CC 1999 §11.0118; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
Hazardous wastes shall be disposed of only in a manner meeting all State and Federal regulations.
[CC 1999 §11.0125; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
In order to insure compliance with the laws of this State, this Chapter and the rules and regulations authorized herein, the City is authorized to inspect all phases of solid waste management within the City. No inspection shall be made in any residential unit unless authorized by the occupant or by due process of law. In all instances where such inspections reveal violations of this Chapter, the rules and regulations authorized herein for the storage, collection, transportation, processing or disposal of solid waste or the laws of the State of Missouri, the City shall issue notice for each such violation stating therein the violations found, the time and date and the corrective measure to be taken, together with the time in which such corrections shall be made.
[CC 1999 §11.0127; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
Any person who feels aggrieved by any notice of violation or order issued pursuant thereto from the Code Enforcement Officer may, within seven (7) days of the act for which redress is sought, appeal directly to the Municipal Court in writing, setting forth in a concise statement the act being appealed and the grounds for its reversal.
[CC 1999 §11.0128; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen shall make, amend, revoke and enforce reasonable and necessary rules and regulations governing, but not limited to:
Preparation, drainage and wrapping of garbage deposited in solid waste containers.
Specifications for solid waste containers, including the type, composition, equipment, size and shape thereof.
Identification of solid waste containers and of the covers thereof, and of equipment thereto appertaining, if any.
Weight limitations on the combined weight of solid waste containers and the contents thereof and weight and size limitations on bundles of solid waste too large for solid waste containers.
Storage of solid waste in solid waste containers.
Sanitation, maintenance and replacement of solid waste containers.
Schedules of and routes for collection of solid wastes.
Collection points of solid waste containers.
Collection and disposal of solid waste.
Processing facilities and fees for the use thereof.
Disposal facilities and fees for the use thereof.
Records of quantity and type of wastes received at processing and/or disposal facilities.
Handling of special wastes such as toxic wastes, sludge, ashes, agriculture, construction, bulky items, tires, automobiles, oil, grease, etc.
A copy of any and all rules and regulations made and promulgated under the provisions hereof shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk of the City.
[CC 1999 §11.0129; Ord. No. 99-11-01 §2, 11-16-1999; Ord. No. 103, 11-13-2014]
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
Deposit solid waste in any solid waste container other than his own, without the written consent of the owner of such container and/or with the intent of avoiding payment of the service charge hereinafter provided for solid waste collection and disposal.
Interfere in any manner with solid waste collection equipment or with solid waste collectors in the lawful performance of their duties as such.
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Engage in the business of collecting, transporting, processing or disposing of solid waste within the corporate limits of the City without a permit from the City or operate under an expired permit, or operate after a permit has been suspended or revoked.
Permit bulky rubbish to be stored at the curb for a period of time in excess of twenty-four (24) hours.
Permit residential solid waste containers to be stored at the curb for a period of time in excess of twenty-four (24) hours.