§ 50.02  PURPOSE; EFFECT OF FRANCHISE.
   (A)   The collection and disposal of refuse and recyclable materials is a matter requiring control and regulation by the city in order to protect the public peace, health, safety and general welfare.  The regular, thorough, and continuous collection of refuse and recyclable material is necessary to protect the public peace, health, safety and general welfare.  In order to insure that such will be accomplished, the city may issue one or more franchises to a qualified person(s) to collect refuse and/or recyclable materials upon an exclusive basis under such terms and conditions as are contained in this code and as may be prescribed by the City Council. 
   (B)   At all times that the City Council has issued a franchise for all or any part of the city, each person owning or occupying premises within the area subject to such franchise shall be deemed a customer of such franchisee and shall be subject to all requirements of this chapter applicable to a “customer.”
(Ord. 1297, passed 2-7-07)