§ 51.02  INTENT AND PURPOSE.
   (A)   Part 115 of Public Act 451 of 1994, being M.C.L.A. §§ 324.11501 et seq., provides that a municipality shall assure that all solid waste is removed from sites of generation frequently enough to protect the public health and delivered to solid waste disposal areas authorized to operate pursuant to such act. The City Council has determined that the collection of solid waste from certain residential properties would most appropriately be undertaken at this time by the city, acting by and through contract with the private sector. Because solid waste collection directly affects the public health, safety and general welfare and due to the fact that multiple waste haulers result in excessive wear and tear on city roads, the city shall contract with a single waste hauler in order to facilitate city governance and control of the solid waste program for certain residential properties. In addition, the City Council has determined that it would be in the public interest if the private waste hauler were selected on a bid basis, requiring demonstration of the waste hauler’s capability and strength to provide a high level of service to sites of generation within the city and to promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare.
   (B)   The City Council has further determined that its solid waste program should include recycling, consistent with the county solid waste plan.
   (C)   For purposes of establishing and carrying out a program of solid waste collection, recycling and disposal, the City Council has adopted this chapter to provide standards and specifications for services to be provided, provide for administration of the program and operational specifications and provide penalties for failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter.
(Prior Code, § 2.2)  (Ord. 792, passed 3-19-2018)