[Adopted by Ord. No. 86-1]
Utility service related to refuse shall include, but not be limited to, all solid waste garbage, ashes, debris, rubbish, animal carcasses, street and alley cleanings, landscaping and yard clippings, solid nonliquid commercial and industrial waste, but excluding human body wastes.
It shall be the responsibility of the director of public works, for the purpose of preserving the health and safety of the inhabitants of the City, to regulate the storage, collection and disposal of refuse.
Organize and provide for the collection of refuse from all utility service units within the corporate limits of the City, and such other service areas without the corporate boundaries of the City as designated by the City council, and arrange for its orderly, safe and sanitary disposal.
Establish schedules for the collection, storage and disposal of collectible refuse from utility service units within the City, not otherwise served, including, but not limited to, single residences, multiunit dwellings, commercial and industrial establishments; provided, that all users shall be served at least once per week.
It shall be unlawful for any City employee to collect or sell refuse for the purpose of personal gain.
All revenues earned from the sale or salvage of refuse shall be deposited with the City treasurer for placement into the appropriate funds of the City.
It is unlawful for any person to use land within the corporate boundaries of the City other than the landfill premises or utility units designated for the purpose of disposing refuse.
With respect to refuse utility service collection and disposal, it shall be the responsibility of the user occupying any utility service unit to maintain the premises or facility served in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. No user shall place or allow the placement of any refuse upon the premises or facility in any other manner unless authorized by this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly, carelessly or intentionally dispose of or store refuse in a fashion other than that authorized by this chapter. Neither shall any user or person intentionally, carelessly or knowingly throw, drop or otherwise discard refuse from a vehicle or place any stones, gravel, sand, coal, dirt, manure or rubbish or refuse of any kind on any thoroughfare street, sidewalk, alley, gutter, ditch, watercourse or public or private premises contrary to this chapter or to dump refuse in a manner which will render a thoroughfare, street, sidewalk, alley, gutter, ditch, watercourse or private or public place unsafe, unsanitary, unsightly or which will interfere or bar routine travel.
It shall be the responsibility of the user occupying any utility service unit to keep and maintain the streets, alleys or other thoroughfares, fronting, skirting or passing the premises free of refuse.
Heavy appliances, motor vehicles, components and other materials in excess of sixty pounds and a length greater than six feet or a width greater than two feet will not be subject to routine scheduled collection by the City.
Refuse of this type shall be removed upon request by special collection services at the rate established in the annual budget resolution. Materials of this type shall not be accumulated at any utility unit or premises for a period greater than thirty days.
Refuse which has been accumulated for greater than thirty days shall be subject to collection by the director of public works and a charge in the amount specified by the annual budget resolution made against the user's utility account for this service.
[Amended by Ord. No. 86-24]
Any user not served by the refuse collection and disposal utility services of the City or whose refuse is not acceptable for collection and disposal by the City shall arrange for the collection and disposal of the subject refuse.
The governing body shall have the authority to approve, regulate and license the establishment of private refuse collection and disposal services within the City. A license fee for private collection and disposal services shall be assessed in the amount specified in the annual budget resolution. The license fee shall be in addition to the standard business license fee.
[Amended by Ord. No. 96-14]
Licensed private refuse collection services shall be limited to collection and disposition of refuse-from commercial and industrial utility units or premises. The director of public works shall not authorize a licensed private refuse collecting service to collect refuse from any single or multi-dwelling residential utility unit within the corporate limits of the City.
An authorized private refuse collection service shall not collect refuse before four a.m. or after seven p.m.
All vehicles used by an authorized private refuse collection service shall be fully enclosed or otherwise completely covered in a manner that will prevent the overflow, spilling, blowing, leaking of the refuse from the vehicle.
Vehicles used by the authorized private refuse collection service shall be clearly marked with a firm name and meet all applicable federal, state, county and City health and safety standards.
For purposes of this section, "residential utility unit" shall mean a building or portion thereof designed for residential occupancy, except:
In addition to any other refuse prohibited by the director of public works, the following shall not be acceptable for collection or disposal by the City:
Dangerous materials or solutions, including, but not limited to, poisons, toxics, acids, constricts, explosives, diseased, infected or radioactive wastes;
Unusual volumes or mass quantities of materials, including, but not limited to, construction rubbish, demolition waste, earth, landscaping wastes, rocks and other natural materials;
Solid wastes resulting from industrial, mining, petroleum or manufacturing processes;
Hot ashes or other dangerously combustible materials;
Any other material or waste deemed uncollectible, dangerous or unsanitary by the director of public works;
Materials which have not been prepared for collection in accordance with this chapter.
In addition to any standards set by the director of public works, the following regulations shall govern refuse storage pending its collection.
Collectible refuse shall be placed in two-ply fifty-pound waterproof bags of not less than ten or more than thirty-two-gallon capacity for household-type users or thirty-two-gallon receptacles;
Collectible refuse shall be placed in two-ply fifty-pound waterproof bags of not more than thirty-two-gallons capacity for business industrial or nonhousehold type users;
Collectible refuse shall be placed in approved dumpsters or other heavy-duty receptacles where such receptacles are authorized for placement;
Bulk collectible refuse shall be bundled or boxed so as not to exceed six feet in length, two feet in width or sixty pounds in weight;
Ashes containing hot embers, or other prohibited materials shall not be placed in any container for collection. All ashes must be thoroughly doused or cold prior to placement into any container.
The following refuse, in addition to other materials prescribed by the director of public works, shall be considered as collectible:
Putrescent animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or from the preparation of foods;
Cooled ashes and residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke and other combustible material;
Nonputrescent solid wastes, including paper, cardboard, tin and aluminum cans, yard clippings and other materials that can be properly placed in the required receptacle;
Dead animals not exceeding seventy-five pounds each in weight, excluding animals from a slaughterhouse or laboratory;
Residential collectible refuse: each pickup shall be limited to three thirty-two-gallon capacity cans or five thirty-two-gallon capacity bags;
Commercial collectible refuse shall be limited to the dumpster container assigned to the service unit.
Any collectible refuse which does not meet the above definition shall be assessed a "special pickup rate" as specified in the annual budget resolution.