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All waste at any site of generation shall be disposed of in the following manner.
(A) Solid waste. All solid waste shall be removed from the site of generation within 30 days or before it becomes a nuisance or danger to the public health, safety or welfare by a waste hauler or transport by a generator of waste’s own solid waste to a designated facility.
(B) Recyclable materials. All recyclable materials not commingled with solid waste shall be removed from the site of generation within 30 days or before such materials become a nuisance or danger to the public health, safety or welfare by a waste hauler or transport by a generator of waste’s own recyclable materials to a designated facility.
(C) Yard clippings. All yard clippings shall be site-separated from other waste and, unless composted at the site of generation in accordance with § 51.06(C) of this chapter or applied to the site of generation for use in mulching, enhancing soil, erosion control or compost or a combination of these, removed from the site of generation before such clippings become a nuisance or danger to the public health, safety or welfare by:
(1) The designated waste hauler;
(2) A person engaged in the business of providing landscaping services; or
(3) The city’s Public Works Department.
(D) Preparation of yard clippings for disposal. If collected by the designated waste hauler, twigs, brush and branches shall be prepared as specified by the designated waste hauler. All other yard clippings shall be placed in bulk carts or containers or kraft paper bags clearly marked as yard clippings. Bulk disposal of yard clippings pursuant to rules and regulations of the city for pick-up by the city shall be allowed.
(E) Construction and demolition debris. It shall be the duty of the owner, contractor or other person responsible for construction work to maintain the site clean and free of excess debris during construction and to remove from the premises within 30 days after the completion of such construction work, unless otherwise authorized by the City Manager, all surplus construction material and all refuse building material. Such materials shall be removed to a designated facility by the designated waste hauler, if the total amount of debris is under one cubic yard, or a specialty waste hauler, as necessary, for construction and demolition debris in excess of one cubic yard.
(F) Other. The disposal of all other waste not expressly prescribed in this section shall be in accordance with Public Act 451 of 1994, being M.C.L.A. §§ 324.101 et seq.
(G) Curbside placement.
(1) No waste or containers for same shall be placed or left at curbside for more than 48 hours.
(2) It shall be presumed that the owner, lessee or occupant in physical possession of a site of generation abutting a curbside where waste is located is the person who placed such waste at the curbside.
(3) The presumption of placement may be rebutted by competent evidence.
(H) Collection refusal by waste hauler. A waste hauler may refuse to collect waste from any site of generation if such waste is not prepared for disposal in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(Prior Code, § 2.7) (Ord. 792, passed 3-19-2018) Penalty, see § 51.99