Town of Whitewater, WI
Walworth County
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[10-12-1994 by Ord. No. 29; 12-14-2005]
The Town of Whitewater will contract with a solid waste processing facility licensed by the State of Wisconsin to collect from single-family residences and two- to four-unit residences in the town the solid waste generated by the occupants of such residences. All property owners of such residences in the Town of Whitewater must use the garbage and recycling vendor with whom the town has a contract. Such residences will be using the automated two-cart system. One cart will be for recyclable materials specified in W.S.A. §§ 287.07(1m) — (4) and the other cart for nonrecyclable garbage. The automated cart system will be billed to property owners through the Town of Whitewater on the annual real estate tax bill as a special assessment. These carts belong to the contracting vendor but the property owner is responsible for any damage to the carts. These carts shall not be taken from the property when the property owner vacates the property, even if the property owner only moves to another location in the town. A damaged cart is the responsibility of the property owner to replace. The property owner must contact the vendor for information on replacement.
All properties receiving garbage and recycling carts will receive an informational guide explaining requirements for use. A calendar will also be enclosed listing the days for garbage pick up, recycling pick up, changes in pick up due to holidays and bulk pick up days. Items can only be set out at roadside without a cart on bulk pick up day which is once a month. The carts should only be put out the night before pick up. Garbage and recycling for residents and small businesses must adhere to the State of Wisconsin laws.
If a multiple-family property owner requires more than two sets of carts, they will have to obtain at their cost a dumpster from a vendor.
All nonresidential properties and multiple-family units having more than four units must contract independently with a licensed solid waste processing facility that recovers for recycling those material specified in W.S.A. § 287.07(lm) — (4) from solid waste in as pure a form as is technically feasible to collect their solid wastes. When using a dumpster the property owner must adhere to state law for disposal of garbage and recycling.
Yard waste will not be picked up. Property owners are prohibited from disposing of yard waste at curbside, the edge of roadway, or in the road right-of-way.
Bulk pick up is once a month. This is the only time that solid waste items can be put by the roadside without being in a cart. No items should be put out more than 24 hours prior to pick up and no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of pick up.
Garbage should be in a plastic bag before being placed in a garbage cart.
Recyclables will be picked up every other week as scheduled on the calendar published by the vendor. All recyclables can be put together in the appropriate cart. It is not necessary to bag them; the only item that must be bagged is shredded paper.
Owners or designated agents of multiple-family dwelling and nonresidential facilities and properties must:
Provide adequate, separate containers for the recycling program;
Notify tenants in writing at the time of renting or leasing the dwelling unit and at least semi-annually thereafter of how to appropriately recycle the materials specified under W.S.A. §§ 287.07(lm) — (4). This notification shall include reasons to reduce and recycle waste, which materials are collected, how to prepare recyclable materials in order to meet the processing requirements, and collection methods or sites. The notification shall indicate locations and hours of operation of drop-off collection sites for recyclable materials not collected on-site, including a contact person or company, address and phone number.
Provide for the collection of recyclable materials separated from the solid waste by the tenants and the delivery of the recyclable materials to a recycling facility.
Cardboard shall be flattened and bundled and set out at roadside on bulk day.
No demolition wastes, i.e., concrete, earth, rock, construction material, etc., will be picked up, nor shall any person deposit the same in carts or containers to be picked up by the vendor.
No needles, syringes, or toxic or hazardous waste will be picked up, nor shall any person deposit the same in carts or containers to be picked up by the vendor.
Once a month on the day scheduled by the vendor, appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, microwave ovens), other white goods and other metal products (furnaces, bicycles, etc.) and furniture (coaches, chairs, bed frames, mattresses, tables, etc.) can be placed at curbside for pickup.
All collections will be placed by curbside or alley the night before pick up or no later than 6:00 a.m. on pick up day.
Lake area pick up shall be scheduled for Mondays and rural area pick up shall be scheduled for days designated by the vendor.
No materials specified in W.S.A. §§ 287.07(3), (4), which have been separated for recycling, shall be disposed of in a solid waste disposal facility or burned in a solid waste treatment facility.
The Town Chairperson or designate shall inspect the contractor facility once each yearly quarter and report to the Town Board any problems with the recycling program.
[10-12-1994 by Ord. No. 29; 12-14-2005]
Any person or entity violating any provision of Section 34-1 may be issued a citation by the town noncertified law enforcement officer and shall forfeit $50 for a first violation, $200 for a second violation and not more than $2,000 for a third or subsequent violation.
[10-12-1994 by Ord. No. 29; amended of 2-1-2010]
Containers are supplied by John's Disposal Service. Contact John's Disposal Service for new or replacement totes.
[10-12-1994 by Ord. No. 29; amended of 2-1-2010]
Each residential unit will be charged for the solid waste pickup service. Multiple residential units will be charged individually for each unit. Any delinquent charges after November 1 of each year will be assessed as a special charge on the following year tax bill. Delinquent charges will include the annual payment plus a delinquent fee of $25 due if the annual payment is not made by January 31 of the year for which the service is being supplied.
The property owner is responsible for adherence to this chapter by residents of the house unit. New residences built and occupied during the year after the annual billing will have a prorated special charge on the following year's tax bill.
The amount charged for waste pick up is on the Town of Whitewater tax bills as a special assessment.