Cross Reference — As to deposit required for residential or commercial service, see §700.080.
[R.O. 1994 §230.010; Ord. No. 164 §1, 11-7-1994]
For the purpose of this Chapter, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meanings indicated herein:
- BULKY WASTE
- Non-putrescible solid wastes consisting of combustible and/or non-combustible waste materials from dwelling units, commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural establishments which are either too large or too heavy to be safely and conveniently loaded in solid waste collection vehicles by solid waste collectors with the equipment available therefor.
- Removal and transportation of solid waste from its place of storage to its place of processing or disposal.
- DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE
- Waste materials from the construction or destruction of residential, industrial or commercial structures.
- DWELLING UNIT
- Any room or group of rooms located within a structure, and forming a single habitable unit with facilities which are used, or are intended to be used, for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.
- Putrescible animal or vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, serving or consumption of food.
- HAZARDOUS WASTES
- Including but not limited to:
- 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 a tenant.
- Any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision or organization of any kind, or their legal representatives, agent or assigns.
- SOLID WASTE
- Unwanted or discarded waste materials in a solid or semisolid state, including, but not limited to, garbage, ashes, street refuse, rubbish, dead animals, animal and agricultural wastes, yard wastes, discarded appliances, special wastes, industrial wastes, demolition and construction wastes.
- Keeping, maintaining or storing solid waste from the time of its production until the time of its collection.
- YARD WASTE
- Grass clippings, leaves, tree trimmings.
[R.O. 1994 §230.020; Ord. No. 164 §2, 11-7-1994]
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.
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.
Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers of not more than thirty-five (35) gallons nor less than five (5) gallons in nominal capacity. Containers shall be leakproof and fitted with a flytight lid or in the case of trash bags tied shut and shall be properly covered or tied 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. Container shall be of a type originally manufactured for residential solid waste. They shall be of light weight and sturdy construction. The weight of any individual container and contents shall not exceed one hundred (100) pounds. Galvanized metal containers, rubber or fiberglass containers, plastic containers which do not become brittle in cold weather, and trash bags may be used. Disposable solid waste containers with suitable frames or containers as approved by the City may also be used for storage of residential solid waste.
Commercial solid waste shall be stored in solid waste containers as approved by the City. The containers shall be waterproof, leakproof and shall be covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof.
Tree limbs less than four (4) inches in diameter and brush shall be securely tied in bundles not larger than forty-eight (48) inches long and twenty-four (24) inches in diameter when not placed in storage containers. The weight of any individual bundle shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds.
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 seventy-five (75) pounds.
Solid waste containers which are not approved will be collected together with their contents and disposed of.
[R.O. 1994 §230.030; Ord. No. 164 §3, 11-7-1994]
The Board of Aldermen shall provide for the collection of solid waste as follows:
Collection of residential waste. The City shall provide for the collection of all residential solid waste in the City; provided, however, that the City may provide the collection service by contract with a person, County or other City or a combination thereof, for the entire City or portions thereof, as deemed to be in the best interests of the City.
Other collections. The City may, at its discretion, provide commercial solid waste collection services upon specific application of the owners or persons in charge thereof. However, in the event that such application is not made or approved, it shall be the duty of such establishment to provide for collection of all solid waste produced upon any such premises.
All solid waste from premises to which collecting services are provided by the City 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 City as hereinafter provided. All solid waste collected shall, upon being loaded into collection equipment, become the property of the collection agency.
The City may collect tree limbs and yard waste as permitted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. If collected by the City, the tree limbs and yard wastes shall be placed at the curb for collection. Solid waste containers as required by this Chapter for the storage of other residential solid waste shall be placed at the curb for collection. Any solid waste containers, tree limbs, yard waste or other solid wastes permitted by this Section to be placed at the curb for collection shall not be so placed until the regularly scheduled collection day.
Bulky rubbish shall be collected by request to the City. The City shall establish the procedure for collecting bulky rubbish.
Solid waste collectors, employed by the City, or a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City, are hereby authorized to enter upon private property for the purpose of collecting solid waste therefrom as required by this Chapter. Solid waste collectors shall not enter dwelling units or other residential buildings for the purpose of collecting residential solid waste. Commercial solid waste may be removed from within commercial establishments upon written request of the owner and approved by the City.
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 to use public property for such purposes. The storage site shall be well-drained, fully accessible to the collection equipment, public health personnel and fire inspection personnel.
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 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 an alternate, the entire body thereof shall be enclosed, with only loading hoppers exposed. No solid waste shall be transported in the loading hoppers.
[R.O. 1994 §230.040; Ord. No. 164 §4, 11-7-1994]
Solid waste shall be disposed of at a processing facility or disposal area approved by the City and complying with all requirements of the Missouri Division of Health.
The City may classify certain wastes as hazardous wastes which will require special handling and shall be disposed of only in a manner acceptable to the City and which will meet all local, State and Federal regulations.
[R.O. 1994 §230.050; Ord. No. 164 §5, 11-7-1994]
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
Deposit solid waste in any solid waste container other than his/her 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, whether such equipment of collectors shall be those of the City, or those of a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City.
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the City and the Missouri Division of Health.
Engage in the business of collecting, transporting, processing or disposing of solid waste within the corporate limits of the City without the expressed written consent of the City.
[R.O. 1994 §230.060; Ord. No. 164 §6, 11-7-1994]
There is hereby imposed, for the collection and disposal of solid waste, a service charge for each dwelling unit and each commercial establishment to which such service shall be provided under this Chapter. The service charge for collection of residential solid waste shall be determined by the City. The service charge for each commercial establishment will be determined by the City on the basis of quantity and characteristics of materials, point of pick-up, and time required to collect the solid waste if service is performed by the City.
The service and service charge shall be terminated upon presentation of satisfactory proof to the City that any such dwelling unit or establishment is unoccupied, and shall be commenced upon renewed occupancy thereof.
The system of services established by the provisions of this Chapter is designed as an integral part of the City's program of health and sanitation, to be operated as an adjunct to the City's system for providing potable water and the City's system for providing sewerage disposal. The City may enforce collection of such charges by bringing proper legal action against the occupant of any premises which has received such services, to recover any sums due for such services plus a reasonable attorney's fee to be fixed by the Court.
The service charge herein provided for is hereby imposed upon the occupant of each dwelling unit receiving such service under the provisions of this Chapter and billing therefor shall be made to the person contracting the City water and/or sewerage service or for other water service or otherwise providing water service to each such dwelling unit. In the absence of information that such person is neither the owner nor the tenant of such dwelling unit, in which event billing therefor shall be made to the owner. Service charges shall be payable to the department empowered to collect service charges imposed by the City.
The Board of Aldermen is hereby authorized to make and promulgate reasonable and necessary rules and regulations for the billing and collection of solid waste collections and/or service charges.
[R.O. 1994 §230.070; Ord. No. 164 §7, 11-7-1994]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter, or any lawful rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereof, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00), nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), provided that each day's violation thereof shall be a separate offense for the purpose hereof.