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A. Container Specifications: Solid waste storage containers shall comply with the following specifications:
1. Residential: The single collector contracted by the city to collect solid waste from residential premises ("solid waste collector") shall provide and deliver to the resident, at no cost to the resident, one plastic solid waste collection container. If a resident requests a second waste container, a second monthly fee will be charged to the resident. All residents must use the plastic solid waste collection container provided by the solid waste collector for storage and collection of solid waste. Extra trash bags not placed in the waste collection container provided by the solid waste collector will be picked up by the solid waste collector if the trash bags have a trash bag tag sticker ("TBT sticker") attached. A TBT sticker authorizes the pick up of a thirty three (33) gallon trash bag or box, which shall not weigh more than thirty five (35) pounds. A large item that does not fit in a thirty three (33) gallon trash bag or box must have a large item sticker ("LI sticker") attached. The solid waste collector shall be responsible for the sale of TBT stickers and LI stickers to residents.
2. Commercial: Every person owning, managing, operating, leasing or renting any commercial premises shall maintain metal bulk solid waste storage containers in good working order.
B. Storage Of Containers: Residential solid waste containers shall be stored upon the residential premises. Residential solid waste containers may not be stored in the front yard or secondary front yard, as such terms are defined in title 11, chapter 2 of this code, of residential premises, except in cases of hardship and when the owner has been granted written permission from the city manager or his/her designee to store waste containers in an alternate location. Commercial solid waste containers shall be stored upon private property, unless the owner has been granted written permission from the city manager or his/her designee to use public property for such purposes. The storage site shall be well drained; fully accessible to collection equipment, public health personnel and fire inspection personnel. All owners of residential and commercial premises shall be responsible for proper storage of all garbage and yard waste to prevent materials from being blown or scattered around neighboring yards and streets. Trash shall be bagged before it is placed in the residential solid waste containers in order to minimize blowing or loss of material when the containers are emptied.
C. Location Of Containers For Collection: The owner or occupant of each single- or two-family dwelling using solid waste collection service at the curb shall place the containers storing solid waste and bags and bundles of "yard waste" at the curb, as defined herein, not earlier than five o'clock (5:00) P.M. on the day preceding the regularly scheduled collection day. For purposes of this section, placing a container "at the curb" means placing the solid waste container such that the side of the container with the metal bar is at least eighteen inches (18") from the curb or from the edge of the road, if there is no curb. Yard waste bags and bundles and Curb It! recycling containers shall all be located at least three feet (3') away from the solid waste container.
D. Optional House Side Collection Of Residential Solid Waste: No person who collects, hauls or transports solid waste, trash, rubbish, refuse, garbage, offal or any other filthy or offensive substance shall pick up or collect same from the front yard of any single- or two-family dwelling within the city unless the same is located at the curb of such dwelling, except: 1) if the resident has elected to pay an additional fee for house side collection service for solid waste and recyclable materials or 2) as provided under subsection F of this section. For residents electing house side collection service, containers for solid waste and recyclable materials shall be placed outdoors for collection at some easily accessible place not more than ten feet (10') from the front of a single- or two-family dwelling, or a garage serving such building, on the regularly scheduled collection day. The collector shall return all containers at the curb of the single- or two-family dwelling, whether the resident elects collection at the curb or house side. The collector shall place all empty containers at the curb in a location that does not block ingress or egress to any driveways.
E. Removal Of Containers From Curb Or Edge Of Roadway: After collection, the owner or occupant of each single- or two-family dwelling shall remove all empty solid waste containers from the curb or from the edge of the road, as applicable, on the same day as the scheduled collection day.
F. Assistance For Physically Impaired: In the event all occupants of a single- or two-family dwelling are physically impaired to the extent that no occupant can place the containers storing solid waste at the curb, the city may, upon application by the occupant, authorize house side collection service. (Ord. 932, 8-19-2010; amd. Ord. 1033, 3-9-2017; amd. Ord. 1083, 11-14-2019)