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A. Registration And On-Going Duty: Any person who desires to be a commercial organic waste service provider in the City shall register with the Public Works Department, on such form and in such manner as may be prescribed by the Public Works Department, no less than thirty (30) days prior to the start of service. Persons registering shall be required to specify all types of commercial organic wastes they intend to collect under their service. The registered commercial organic waste service provider has an on-going duty to update its business information on file with the Public Works Department.
B. Exemptions: The following persons shall be exempt from registering as commercial organic waste service providers:
1. Persons collecting commercial organic waste not in solid waste containers.
2. Persons collecting less than one hundred (100) gallons total of commercial organic waste annually.
C. Service Provider Operation Requirements: All commercial organic waste service providers shall:
1. Collect only commercial organic waste;
2. Utilize solid waste containers in the collection of commercial organic waste;
3. Contain the commercial organic waste in a sanitary manner without leaking;
4. Provide lids for all solid waste containers which contain any food waste;
5. Post signs on service vehicles and solid waste containers that clearly list the commercial organic waste service provider's business name and phone number;
6. Collect commercial organic waste only during allowed hours;
7. Not collect prohibited wastes;
8. Not collect compostable materials from residential properties that are part of the City's residential compost service hauler franchise agreement;
9. Not collect commercial organic waste not listed on their registration form;
10. Not allow collected organic waste to be a public nuisance; and
11. Comply with all federal, state, and local regulations and requirements.
D. Waste Provider Requirements: All commercial properties that receive commercial organic waste service shall provide adequate space for commercial organic waste containers and screen such containers from public view. Containers shall not be placed on public streets or obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic without prior written approval from the Ada County Highway District.
E. Collection Hours: Commercial organic waste collections shall be limited to the same collection hours in the current City franchise agreement with the residential compost service permitted hauler. A copy of the current franchise agreement, including allowed collection hours, is available at the Public Works Department, located at 150 N. Capitol Blvd, Boise, during regular business hours.
F. Collection Not Required: The City does not have a duty to collect commercial organic waste as a separate service from its solid waste collection franchise. Registered commercial organic waste service providers, or exempted persons, may voluntarily collect commercial organic waste from commercial properties that permit collection by agreement or on a first come, first serve basis.
G. Collection Locations: Registered commercial organic waste service providers, or exempted persons, may collect commercial organic waste from commercial property as defined in this chapter.
H. Collection Billing, Rates, Fee, Terms, And Conditions: The City does not provide any billing services or set any rates, fees, terms, or conditions for commercial organic waste services. Such service providers and commercial customers shall directly contract with each other, and the City shall not be a party to such agreements.
I. Enforcement: Any person who creates a public nuisance or violates the requirements of commercial organic waste collection shall be subject to all criminal and civil penalties as set forth in this chapter.
(Ord. 50-22, 11-1-2022)