[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of El Paso as Ch. 8.12 of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 1978 by Ord. No. 507]
All matters relating to or affecting the collection, removal or disposal of garbage, household refuse, ashes or waste material, are hereby specifically placed under the direction of the Beautification Committee.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes all organic, household or kitchen waste, such as unused food and food residues, and any paper used for wrapping.
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 994]
The owner, occupant or lessee of any premises in the City shall remove from the premises and dispose of all garbage, dead rodents, animals or fowl, ashes, tin cans, manure and all refuse and rubbish of every description whatsoever and shall keep the premises at all times free and clear of any accumulation of the same. It shall be the duty of every owner or his agent or occupant of any house, building or apartment in the City to deposit all garbage in a durable, watertight container with a close-fitting cover.
No garbage or refuse or rubbish of any kind shall be deposited in any street, alley or public way, or on vacant property within the City.
It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to cast, place, sweep or deposit within the limits of the City any garbage or other waste matter, or rubbish, in such a manner that it may be carried or deposited by the action of the wind, rain or snow into or upon any street, sidewalk, alley, sewer, parkway or other public place, or onto any occupied or unoccupied premises within the limits of the City.
No pile or deposit of manure, garbage, miscellaneous waste, or refuse of any kind whatsoever, nor accumulation of any offensive or noxious substance shall be made within the limits of the City, nor shall any person, firm or corporation unload, discharge or put upon the right-of-way of any railroad, street, alley or public place within the City any manure, garbage, miscellaneous waste, refuse or offensive or nauseous substance, nor shall any vehicles loaded with or having upon them any such substance or substances be allowed to remain or stand or park on or along any railroad, street, alley or other public place within the limits of the City.
No garbage or waste material shall be dumped within the City limits, but must be hauled to a place outside of the City limits, at a distance which will not create a nuisance to any resident within the City limits.
[Amended 1999 by Ord. No. 732]
It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in the business of collecting, hauling, or transporting for hire or a fee, through the streets or alleys of the City, any garbage, ashes, rubbish, or waste materials without first notifying the City Administrator and furnishing to the City Administrator the name and address of the person, firm, or corporation, a description of the vehicle to be used in the collection of such garbage or waste, and a proposed schedule of the times when collections will be made, the rates to be charged, the name of the liability insurance carrier and the amounts of liability insurance limits. No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of transporting garbage as set forth herein unless he, she or it can provide to the City Administrator a certificate of liability insurance of not less than $1,000,000.
[Amended 1978 by Ord. No. 507]