[CC 1996 § 230.010]
Whenever used in this Chapter, the following words, terms and phrases and their derivatives shall be deemed to have the meaning indicated below:
- APPROVED DISPOSAL SITE
- A solid waste disposal area which operates under applicable permits approved by appropriate local, State and Federal agencies.
- APPROVED INCINERATOR
- An incinerator which operates under applicable permits approved by appropriate local, State and Federal agencies.
- APPROVED PROCESSING SITE
- Incinerator, transfer station, compost plant or any reclamation, recycling, salvage or other site where processing and/or storage before or after processing of solid waste is done, which operates under application permits approved by responsible local, State and Federal agencies.
- BULKY RUBBISH
- Non-putrescible solid waste consisting of combustible and/or non-combustible waste materials from dwelling units, commercial, industrial, or institutional establishments which are either too large or heavy to be safely and conveniently loaded in solid waste transportation vehicles by solid waste collectors with equipment available, including discarded large appliances, such as freezers, refrigerators, water heaters, etc.
- The City of Salisbury, Missouri.
- CLEAN FILL
- Uncontaminated soil, rock, sand, gravel, concrete, asphaltic concrete, cinder blocks, brick, minimal amounts of wood and metal, and inert solids as approved by rule or policy of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for fill, reclamation or other beneficial use.
- Removal of solid waste from its place of storage to the transportation vehicle.
- COMPOST PLANT
- A solid waste processing facility using a controlled process of microbial degradation of organic material, which was not source separated, into a stable, nuisance-free humus-like product.
- Yard waste, such as grass clippings, leaves, vines, hedge and shrub (including rose bushes) trimmings, tree trimmings, and tree limbs less than six (6) inches in diameter and no longer than four (4) feet in length, and/or other such organic materials from the yard.
- The manager of the Solid Waste Management Program of Salisbury, or his/her authorized representative.
- The unincorporated areas of Chariton County, Missouri.
- DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE
- Solid waste material from the construction or destruction of residential, industrial or commercial structures, or rubble from burned buildings.
- DEMOLITION LANDFILL
- A solid waste disposal area used for the controlled disposal of demolition wastes, construction materials, brush, wood wastes, soil, rock, concrete and inert solids insoluble in water.
- DERELICT AUTOMOBILES
- Inoperable, junk automobiles, and abandoned automobiles.
- DISPOSABLE SOLID WASTE CONTAINERS
- Disposable plastic or paper sacks with a capacity of twenty (20) to thirty-five (35) gallons specifically designed for storage of solid waste.
- Final disposition of solid waste.
- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
- 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 waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, serving, or consumption of food.
- HAZARDOUS WASTE
- Waste materials that are toxic or poisonous, corrosive, irritating or sensitizing, radioactive, biologically infectious, explosive, or flammable and that present a significant hazard to human health and the environment.
- A solid waste processing facility consisting of any device or structure used for weight or volume reduction of solid waste by combustion pursuant to disposal or salvaging operations.
- MAJOR APPLIANCE
- Clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, trash compactors, dishwashers, conventional ovens, ranges, stoves, woodstoves, air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers.
- MULTIPLE-HOUSING FACILITY
- A housing facility containing more than two (2) dwelling units.
- MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE
- Residential and commercial solid waste generated within a community. Includes non-hazardous waste generated in households, commercial and business establishments and institutions; and excludes industrial process wastes, demolition wastes, agricultural wastes, mining wastes, abandoned automobiles, ashes, and sewage sludge.
- 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.
- OPEN BURNING
- Burning of solid waste in the open, such as in an open dump.
- OPEN DUMP
- A solid waste disposal area at which solid wastes are disposed of in a manner that does not protect the environment, are susceptible to open burning and are exposed to the elements, vectors, and scavengers.
- A person, other than the owner, principally responsible for the operation of a solid waste disposal area or a solid waste processing facility.
- The person or persons holding title in fee to the land upon which the solid waste disposal area or solid waste processing facility is located; or during periods of operation of necessary subsequent controls, any leaseholder of the land upon which a disposal area or processing facility is located; or both such holder in fee or such leaseholder.
- Any individual, partnership, limited-liability company, corporation, association, trust, institution, City, County, other political subdivision, authority, State agency or institution, or Federal agency or institution, or any other legal entity.
- Reports and drawings, including a narrative operational description, prepared to describe the solid waste disposal area of a solid waste processing facility and its proposed operation.
- Separating, incinerating, comporting, compacting, bailing, shredding, resource recovery or other solid waste reduction processes.
- PROCESSING FACILITY
- Any facility where solid waste is salvaged or processed, including but not limited to an incinerator, compost plant, transfer station, bailer, shredder or resource recovery facility.
- RECOVERED MATERIALS
- Those items which have been diverted or removed from the solid waste stream for sale, use, reuse or recycling, whether or not they require subsequent separation and processing.
- Newsprint; brown, clear and green glass containers; aluminum; plastic milk jugs and plastic soda bottles, all rinsed and reasonably free of food, dirt and other contaminants. Also included as a recyclable is any other material that the City and contractor may hereafter mutually agree to collect as a recyclable.
- The separation and reuse of materials which might otherwise be disposed of as solid waste.
- RECYCLING CENTER
- Any collection (not manufacturing) facility or system that accepts source-separated materials for resale to markets for resource recovery.
- RESOURCE RECOVERY
- A process by which recyclable and recoverable material is removed from the waste stream to the greatest extent possible, as determined by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and pursuant to Department standards, for reuse or remanufacture.
- RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY
- A facility in which recyclable and recoverable material is removed from the waste stream to the greatest extent possible, as determined by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and pursuant to Department standards, for reuse or remanufacture.
- Solid waste consisting of building material from structures demolished by burning.
- The portion of precipitation that drains from the area as surface flow.
- SALVAGE YARD
- A site where solid waste, including, but not limited to, derelict automobiles, used automobile parts, tires, discarded appliances, metal or wooden solid waste, or any combination thereof, are stored or salvaged.
- The controlled removal of solid waste materials for utilization.
- The accumulated semisolid suspension of settled solids deposited from waste waters or other fluids in tanks or basins.
- SOLID WASTE
- Garbage, refuse and other discarded materials, including, but not limited to, solid and semisolid 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 COLLECTOR
- Those haulers licensed by the Solid Waste Management Program of the City of Salisbury, Missouri.
- 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 materials. In particular, the final disposition of solid waste by mankind.
- SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AREA
- Any area used for the disposal of solid waste from one (1) or more residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, recreational or governmental operations.
- 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.
- SPECIAL WASTE
- Solid wastes requiring handling other than that normally used for municipal solid wastes.
- Keeping, maintaining or storing solid waste from the time of its production until the time of its collection.
- TRANSFER STATION
- A solid waste processing facility at which solid wastes from collection trucks are placed in long-haul carriers.
- The transporting of solid waste from the place of collection or processing to a solid waste processing facility or solid waste disposal area.
- YARD WASTE
- Leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden vegetation and Christmas trees. The term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.
[CC 1996 § 230.020]
Adequate Trash Storage Required. The occupant of every dwelling unit and all institutional, commercial, industrial establishments or platted subdivision areas producing solid waste within the City shall provide sufficient and adequate containers for the storage of all solid waste and certain yard wastes [see Subsection (D)] to serve each such dwelling unit and/or establishment; and shall maintain such solid waste containers in good repair at all times.
Residential Solid Waste Containers. Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers of not more than thirty-five (35) 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 for easy emptying. They shall be lightweight and of sturdy construction. The weight of any individual containers and contents shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds. Galvanized metal containers, or rubber, fiberglass or plastic containers which do not become brittle in cold weather may be used. Disposable solid waste containers, as approved by the Coordinator, may also be used for storage of residential solid waste. Multiple-housing facilities of four (4) or more units shall use bulk containers for storage of solid waste, as described in Subsection (C).
Non-Residential Solid Waste Containers. Commercial, industrial, institutional or related business establishments shall store solid waste in adequate solid waste containers as approved by the Coordinator. The containers shall be identified with the owner's name and/or phone number; the containers shall be waterproof, leakproof and covered at all times if so designed, except when depositing waste therein or removing waste therefrom, and shall be cleaned periodically by the collector. Waste deposited therein shall first be enclosed in disposable containers by the establishment served.
Yard Waste. Yard wastes shall be stored in containers constructed and maintained to prevent the dispersal of wastes on the premises or upon adjacent property.
Storage Of Yard Wastes In Compost Containers. Home composting containers shall not be visible from the street fronting the dwelling. These containers shall comply with all local, State, and Federal hearthstones, and must comply with the vector control of Subsection (I), among others, of this Chapter.
Waste Containers Location. 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 Coordinator 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 and shall provide a solid base for containers. The base shall be level with the ground.
Bulky Rubbish Storage. The occupant of every dwelling unit and all institutional, commercial, industrial establishments producing bulky rubbish shall store such rubbish within the confines of a building or waste container until the day of collection and transportation to an approved disposal site. If bulky rubbish is stored at the business, that storage area shall comply with the requirements set forth for salvage yards.
Demolition And Construction Waste Storage. Any person producing demolition and construction waste while building or demolishing a structure shall store the waste of the building site no longer than fourteen (14) days after demolition or construction occurred before disposing of the waste at an approved disposal site, processing facility or other area approved by the Coordinator. Any person producing demolition and construction waste while simultaneously building or demolishing two (2) or more structures in the same development shall store the waste on the premises no longer than thirty (30) days between dates of collection and disposal at an approved disposal site, processing facility or other area approved by the Coordinator.
Rubble Storage. Any person owning a structure which has been reduced to rubble by fire; demolished after a fire on order of the City of Salisbury Building Official, acting on the regulations specified in the City of Salisbury Building Code; demolished after condemnation by the Fire Marshal of the Fire District wherein the burned or hazardous structure is located; or reduced to rubble by any combination thereof shall be allowed to retain rubble on the site of the fire no longer than forty-five (45) days from the date of notice from the Coordinator for disposal of rubble to such person, same to be disposed of only at an approved site. The notice of disposal shall be sent by the Coordinator after his/her inspection of the site and consultation with the Building Commissioner and/or the Fire Marshal in whose district the structure is located.
Editor's Note: See generally Title V, Building and Construction, of this Code.
Vector Control. The operator of a solid waste storage, collection, transportation, processing or disposal business shall maintain conditions that are unfavorable for the harboring, feeding and breeding of insects and rodents. Insect and rodent control contingency programs shall be implemented when necessary to prevent or rectify such problems.
Aesthetics. The operator of a solid waste storage collection, transportation, processing or disposal business shall maintain a neat, clean appearance of the waste containers, trucks, and site. Immediate action shall be taken to eliminate odors, dust or other nuisance conditions.
[CC 1996 § 230.030]
Commercial And Residential Waste Collection Required. The occupant of every dwelling unit and all institutional, commercial, industrial, R District or other establishments disposing of solid waste in the City shall be required to have a solid waste collection service by the hauler contracted by the City for the collection and transportation of solid waste. The cost of such collection shall be negotiated between the hauler and the City on a periodic basis. Such cost as is incurred shall be borne by the occupant or establishment producing the solid waste.
Waste Collection And Waste Ownership. All solid waste properly prepared for collection as required by this Chapter shall be collected by the occupant's selected hauler, 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 as required by the hauler. All solid waste collected shall, upon being loaded into transportation equipment, become the property of the hauler.
Pickup. All solid waste containers as required by this Chapter for the storage of residential solid waste and yard waste as regulated in Section 230.020(D) and other solid waste authorized for pickup in this Chapter by the solid waste haulers shall be placed on the designated collection day at a location of the occupant's property previously agreed upon by the hauler and the occupant. All such containers and solid waste shall be placed for collection in an area not subject to runoff from stormwater. The containers shall be returned within twenty-four (24) hours after collection to the occupant's storage location.
City Clean-Up Week. Procedures for the collection, transportation and disposal of bulky rubbish and illegally deposited solid waste in the City shall be incorporated into a systematic plan for an annual "City Clean-Up Week," to be formulated and organized by the Coordinator. The plan shall encompass the City, shall establish the scope of activities to be carried on during the week, shall establish the dates for such activities, shall set a budget listing anticipated expenditures and sources of funding, and shall include whatever other plans, procedures and information deemed necessary by the Coordinator and the Board of Aldermen. The plan for City Clean-Up Week shall include coordination and cooperative efforts with public entities, businesses, organizations, individuals and groups of individuals who are willing to donate time and/or equipment to improve the appearance of the City and who share a common concern for the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. The opportunity for bulky trash pickup collection service must be provided to the residents of the City twice each year by the solid waste collectors, under the procedure set by the Coordinator as directed in Section 230.020(D) and (G). Each resident must be notified in advance of the date when such service will be performed by notice in local news media.
Right Of Entry For Collector. Solid waste collectors operating with a valid hauling permit from the Coordinator 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 commercial establishments for the purpose of collecting residential or commercial solid waste without prior agreement with the occupant of such dwelling unit or commercial establishment or their duly authorized agent.
Residential Collection Frequency. A minimum of once a week service shall be provided to residents of the City, except where conditions justify lesser service in low population density areas as determined by the Coordinator. Exceptions to the minimum collection service required would be in case of weather so severe as to make collection on a particular day impossible, or in the event of a national holiday falling on a regularly scheduled collection day.
Bulky Rubbish Collection. The opportunity for bulky rubbish collection by haulers shall be made available twice yearly. The dates of one (1) such collection shall coincide with City Clean-up Week [see Subsection (D) of this Section]. The procedure and dates for collection of bulky rubbish shall be established by the Coordinator. Cost of pickup shall be borne by the owner of the rubbish. This is not to exclude bulky rubbish pickup at any time of the year when arranged between hauler and customer.
Collector Responsibility For Litter. Commercial solid waste collectors operating in the City 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 Section 230.020 of this Chapter, or in case of bulky rubbish, in compliance with the procedure set by the Coordinator in Subsection (D) of this Section. Any spillage or blowing litter caused as a result of the duties of the solid waste collector shall be collected and placed in the transportation vehicle by the solid waste collector.
[CC 1996 § 230.040]
Regulations For Solid Waste Transportation Businesses. Solid waste transportation businesses shall comply with all Sections of the City Solid Waste Management Order. Such businesses shall conform with the zoning requirements of the City, unless specifically exempted in writing by that governing body. Such businesses shall also be inspected at least annually and are subject to inspection at any time to assure compliance with this Chapter.
Records. The operator of a solid waste collection, transportation, processing or disposal business shall maintain records and monitoring data as specified by the Coordinator. The records and data shall be provided to the Coordinator upon request. Records shall be maintained covering at least the following:
Vehicles Required To Be Permitted. All solid waste shall be transported in vehicles which meet current local, State and Federal regulations and hold valid City hauling permits where required. Hauling permits shall not be required for the removal, transporting or disposal of clean fill, provided such activities do not create a nuisance, health hazard or pollution or otherwise violate any law or regulation of the State, County, or City.
Vehicle Requirements. All transportation vehicles shall be maintained in a safe, clean and sanitary condition, and shall be so construed, 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 covers of suitable materials with fasteners designed to secure all sides of the covers to the vehicles or containers and shall be secured whenever the vehicle is transporting solid waste, or as an alternate, the entire bodies thereof shall be enclosed, with only loading hoppers exposed.
Demolition And Construction Wastes. Transportation and disposal of demolition and construction wastes shall be in accordance with Section 230.050, the permit regulations of this Chapter, and in compliance with all local, State and Federal requirements.
[CC 1996 § 230.050]
Disposal At Approved Site. Solid waste shall be deposited at an approved processing facility or approved disposal area, except as otherwise provided in Subsection (F).
Hazardous Waste. The Coordinator shall classify certain wastes as hazardous wastes according to regulations promulgated by DNR and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Those wastes shall be handled and disposed of in a manner which will meet all local, State and Federal requirements.
Demolition And Construction Waste Disposal. Any person who engages in building construction, modification, or demolition which produces demolition or construction waste or any person who stores, collects, transports or disposes of demolition or construction waste produced in the City shall dispose of such waste at an approved disposal area or processing facility or other site approved by the Coordinator. Each such person shall maintain records of sites used for waste disposal for a period of three (3) years. These records shall be made available to the Coordinator upon request. Agricultural construction projects shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section.
Rebuttable Presumption. Information obtained from waste disposed or deposited in violation of this Section may be a rebuttable presumption that the person so identified committed the violation. If the operator or passenger of any vehicle is witnessed by a Peace Officer or employee of the DNR to have violated the provisions of this Section and the identity of the operator is not determined or otherwise apparent, it may be a rebuttable presumption that the person in whose name such vehicle is registered committed the violation.
Water Quality. All waters discharged from a solid waste storage, collection, transportation, processing facility or disposal area shall be sufficiently treated to meet applicable water quality standards, including those established under the authority of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, the Missouri Clean Water Commission and under municipal or regional sewer discharge regulations.
Exemptions. Notwithstanding Subsection (C), certain wastes may be disposed as provided by this Section.
Any person engaged in any activity which produces clean fill may use such material for fill, reclamation or other beneficial purposes on his/her own property or on the property of another person with the written permission of the owner of such property, provided that such usage does not violate any State law or local ordinance or order.
Recovered materials that have been source separated may be deposited in an appropriate container at a recycling center, or at a salvage yard or other area approved by the Coordinator.
Yard wastes may be deposited at a compost plant, yard waste composting facility or in a compost container on the site where generated.
A person engaged in any activity which produces wood waste may reuse or recycle such waste or may dispose of wood waste on the site where generated if such disposal is in compliance with applicable State law or local ordinances or orders.
A person who engages in clearance, trimming or removal of trees, brush or other vegetation may use wood wastes from such activities for beneficial purposes, including, but not limited to, firewood, ground cover, erosion control, mulch, compost or cover for wildlife.
Any on-site waste processing facility which processes solid waste from an individual household, single building or institution, provided the facility is located on the premises where the refuse originates.
The use of compost or organic or municipal sewage sludge in normal farming operations.
[CC 1996 § 230.060]
Recoverable Materials Programs. The City shall initiate a recoverable materials program in accordance with the North Missouri Solid Waste Management Plan, including ,but not limited to, voluntary drop-off sites for recyclable materials and composting sites for yard wastes.
Quality Of Recyclables. Recyclable materials must be free of contaminants and comply with all rules and regulations of the recyclable site. Contaminants include, but are not limited to, soil, yard waste, stone or rock, garbage, hazardous waste, special waste, and excessive mold.
Quality Of Compostables. Compostable materials must be free of contaminants and comply with all rules and regulations of the composting site. Contaminants include, but are not limited to, demolition and construction waste, yard waste that has been chemically treated, plastic bags, pet waste, and carcasses or meat (other than worms, etc.).
Recycling Containers. Recycling containers shall be provided by the City in which separators allow for sorting of materials into various classes of materials. Recyclable material sites must be emptied frequently enough to avoid overfilling.
Ownership Of Recyclables. Recyclable materials, once placed in the containers provided by the City, become the property of the City or the business responsible for transporting or processing the materials. Foraging through these containers is prohibited and will be penalized by fines outlined in Section 230.080.
Transportation Of Recyclables. The City shall enter into a contract with a transporting firm to transport recyclable materials from the drop-off site to the processing center. The transporting firm shall be subject to all regulations outlined in Section 230.040.
Processing Of Recyclables. The City shall enter into a contract with a recyclables processing center wherein the processing center will accept all recyclables which meet a predetermined quality and sorting of materials.
Composting Site. The City shall develop a composting program. This program will consist of a composting facility (a regional, County, or municipal site) or a program endorsing and distributing home compost bins. Contractually the City shall agree to purchase its landscaping and landfilling compost/soil from the aforementioned composting facility.
Enforcement. The Solid Waste Coordinator shall be free to conduct inspections that are not specifically denied by this Chapter, State or Federal law. The Coordinator shall exercise all powers pursuant to this Chapter.
[CC 1996 § 230.070]
Establishing Rules And Regulations. Within the framework of this Chapter, the Coordinator, with the approval of the 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 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 pertaining, if any. Weight limitations on the combined weight of solid waste containers and the contents thereof, and weight and size limitations of bundles of solid waste too large for solid waste containers.
Sanitation, maintenance and replacement of solid waste containers.
Storage, collection, transportation, processing and disposal of solid waste.
Processing facilities and salvage yards.
Recycling centers and salvage yards.
Records of quantity and type of wastes received at processing and/or disposal facilities.
Handling of toxic and hazardous waste according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the United States Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.
Handling of special waste and sludge, ashes, constructional and demolition waste, bulky items, white goods, tires, automobiles, oils, greases, dead animals, lead acid batteries, etc.
Licensing and inspection of all solid waste collection and transportation vehicles.
Coordinator's Right Of Inspection And Notice Of Violation. In order to ensure compliance with the laws of this State, this Chapter and the rules and regulations authorized herein, the Coordinator and Director of Health are authorized to inspect all phases of solid waste management within the City. No inspection shall be made in any dwelling unit unless authorized by the occupant or by due process of law. In all instances where such inspections reveal a violation 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 Coordinator shall issue notice for each such violation stating therein the violation or violations found, the time and date of the corrective measures to be taken, together with a reasonable time in which such corrections shall be made.
Other Administrative Powers. Other administrative powers of the Coordinator shall include:
Maintaining all records relating to the solid waste management system and the solid waste budget.
Coordinating solid waste activities in the City, such as enforcement of the regulations and waste programs, and issuing and denying permits.
Directing the phasing out of all promiscuous open dumps within the City.
Hearing complaints from citizens and haulers.
Participating in the planning for future solid waste needs in the City.
[CC 1996 § 230.080; Ord. No. 09-10-01 § 1, 10-8-2009; Ord. No. 15-11-01 § , 11-12-2015]
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
Deposit business or residential solid waste inside or outside any solid waste container other than the container designated for the collection of waste generated on that premises for which payment of monthly charges is being made to the City for collection of that waste; or
Deposit business or residential solid waste in any solid waste container placed in any public park or playground, or in containers placed on the public streets by the City of Salisbury, or in any public or parochial school grounds, or house of worship; or
Interfere in any manner with solid waste collection equipment, with recycling storage containers, or with solid waste collectors in the lawful performance of their duties, whether such equipment or collectors shall be those of the City or those of a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City; or
Burn garbage or solid waste, except as permitted below, in an incinerator or burn barrel on the premises or on the ground or in any other container; or
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the City, County, or State acting through any of its agencies; or
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; or
Throw or dispose of any items at the City compost collection site with the exception of leaves, grass, brush, tree logs, limbs, and stumps, and other naturally growing vegetation; it shall be specifically understood that materials such as paper, cardboard, lumber, wooden items, or building materials that might otherwise be considered items which can burn are NOT items which can be disposed of at the City compost collection site and are strictly prohibited.
Notwithstanding any language set forth above in defining prohibited practices, the following practices shall not be unlawful, except during the period in which the City Fire Chief or other authorized individual has publicly issued a burn ban:
A property owner or lawful occupant of property, subject to the conditions set forth, may burn the natural vegetation which grew or naturally accumulated on the property on which the vegetation grew or accumulated, subject to the following:
"Natural vegetation" shall be meant to include dry leaves, dry grass and/or mower clippings, dry weeds, dry brush, dry vines, tree logs, limbs, and stumps.
No burning permitted under this Subsection shall begin before 6:00 A.M. and shall be extinguished by 7:00 P.M. the same day.
All burning permitted under this Subsection shall be monitored by the presence of an adult over the age of eighteen (18) years on the premises during the burn, and it shall be a violation of this Chapter to leave a burn site unattended, meaning that no adult over the age of eighteen (18) years is on the premises during the burn.
No burning permitted under this Subsection shall be permitted on or within five (5) feet of a sidewalk, on or within five (5) feet of the paved portion of a highway or street, or within thirty (30) feet of any neighbor's property line.
The property owner or lawful occupant of property burning vegetation as permitted by this Chapter shall remain strictly liable for any damages to person or property of others, whether on or off the premises, found to have been caused by burning such vegetation, and said permission shall not be considered license to create or maintain a nuisance.
A property owner or lawful occupant of property, subject to the conditions set forth, may have on their premises a recreational burning or fire, such as, but not limited to, fire pits, campfires, and outdoor firing of pottery or for cooking, subject to the following:
Only propane, natural gas, dry firewood, dry logs, wood chips, charcoal or other materials commonly used for recreational burning may be used under this Subsection so as to reduce the smoke produced.
No burning under this Subsection shall be permitted between 1:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M.
All burning permitted under this Subsection shall be monitored by the presence of a person over the age of fifteen (15) years on the premises during the burn, and it shall be a violation of this Chapter by the premises occupant to leave a burn site unattended, meaning that a person over the age of fifteen (15) years is not on the premises during the burn.
No burning permitted under this Subsection shall be permitted on or within ten (10) feet of a sidewalk, on or within twenty (20) feet of the paved portion of a highway or street, or within thirty (30) feet of any neighbor's property line.
The property owner or lawful occupant of property maintaining a recreational burning as permitted by this Chapter shall remain strictly liable for any damages to person or property of others, whether on or off the premises, found to have been caused by such burning, and said permission shall not be considered license to create or maintain a nuisance.