[R.O. 2003 §230.010; C.C. 1979 §§26.010-26.030]
The following terms used in this Chapter shall have these prescribed meanings:
- DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE
- The entire process of storage, collection, transportation, processing, and disposal of solid waste.
- Individual, partnership, corporation, association, institution, City, County other political subdivisions, authority, State agency, institution, or Federal agency or institution.
- SOLID WASTE
- Garbage, refuse, discarded materials and undesirable solid and semisolid waste, residual matter, resulting from industrial, commercial, agricultural, or community activities in such amounts, characteristics, and duration as to injure or harm the public health, welfare, animal life, or property.
[R.O. 2003 §230.020; C.C. 1979 §§26.040–26.070]
Storage Of Solid Waste.
All persons shall be required to store all solid waste except bulk waste in approved, enclosed, single-use containers with tight-fitting lids. 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 of Buckner shall provide sufficient and adequate containers for the storage of all solid waste to serve each such dwelling, unit or establishment, and to maintain such solid waste containers at all times in good repair. All solid waste to be collected shall be placed in proper solid waste containers, except as otherwise provided, and such solid waste containers, as well as the area surrounding them shall be maintained in a clean, neat and sanitary condition at all times.
Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers or disposal bags of not more than thirty-five (35) gallons nor less than twenty (20) gallons in nominal capacity. Containers other than disposal bags shall be leakproof, waterproof, and fitted with a flytight lid and shall be properly covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof. The contents of solid waste containers which are not approved will not be collected.
Collection Of Solid Waste.
All persons shall have solid waste collected at least once per week pursuant to this Chapter unless otherwise exempted by law.
All solid waste from premises to which collection services are provided must be placed in approved containers, except that bulky rubbish will be collected if tied in bundles not exceeding two (2) feet in thickness by four (4) feet in length.
Tree limbs and yard wastes shall be placed at the curb or alley for collection. Solid waste containers for the storage of other residential solid waste shall be placed at the curb or alley for collection. No solid waste containers, tree limbs, yard wastes, or other solid waste shall be placed at the curb or alley for collection until the regularly scheduled collection days.
Residential solid waste containers shall be stored upon the residential premises. Commercial solid waste containers shall be stored upon private property, unless the owner shall have been granted written permission from the City of Buckner 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.
Solid waste haulers shall be responsible for the collection of solid waste from the point of collection to the transportation vehicle, provided the solid waste was stored in compliance with the requirements for storage containers as set forth herein. Any spillage or blowing litter caused as a result of the actions of the solid waste hauler shall be collected and placed in the transportation vehicle by the hauler.
Transportation Of Solid Waste.
All transportation vehicles shall be licensed and 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 transportation 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 secure whenever the vehicle is transporting solid waste, or, as an alternative, the entire bodies thereof shall be enclosed, with only loading hoppers exposed. No solid waste shall be transported in the loading hoppers.
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 watertight vehicles, trucks or receptacles, so constructed and maintained that none of the material being transported shall spill upon the public rights-of-way.
Disposal Of Solid Waste. Solid waste shall be deposited at processing facilities or disposal areas licensed by Jackson County and complying with all requirements of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The State or Federal Government may classify certain wastes as hazardous wastes which will require special handling and shall be disposed of only in an acceptable manner and which will meet all local, State and Federal regulations.
[R.O. 2003 §230.030; C.C. 1979 §26.080]
There is hereby established a Solid Waste Disposal Department for the purpose of administration of the solid waste disposal plan which will handle contracts with solid waste haulers.
[R.O. 2003 §230.040]
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any truck, tractor-trailer or other combination engaged in transporting solid waste disposal area or solid waste processing facility approved by the Department of Natural Resources or Division of Health, may operate with a weight not to exceed twenty-two thousand four hundred (22,400) pounds on one (1) axle; provided, however, nothing in this Section shall be construed to permit the operation of any motor vehicle on the interstate highway system in excess of the weight limits imposed by Federal Statute; and provided further, that no such truck, tractor-trailer or other combination shall exceed the width and length limitations as prescribed by State law.
[R.O. 2003 §230.050; C.C. 1979 §26.100]
This solid waste plan shall be available for a cooperative effort with other municipalities and Jackson County, Missouri. This plan is adaptable to the future establishment of a regional processing and resource recovery center and the planning of disposal facilities.
[R.O. 2003 §230.060; Ord. No. 425 §26.110, 7-19-1984; Ord. No. 695 §1, 2-6-2003]
No person shall burn solid waste within the City limits of the City of Buckner without a Missouri Department of Natural Resources burning permit.