§ 50.25  COLLECTION PRACTICES.
   (A)   Frequency of collection, residential. Garbage, rubbish and household rubbish shall be removed from the curb line only at dwellings once each week on a regularly scheduled day. No collection will be made on Sundays.
   (B)   Frequency of collection, commercial and industrial establishments. Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and removed by the city or contractor twice each week from all commercial and industrial establishments on regularly scheduled days. No collections will be made on Sundays.
   (C)   Limitations on quantity.
      (1)   Each collection of garbage and rubbish as hereinabove set forth shall be limited to a total of four containers having a capacity of 26 gallons each. Commercial and industrial collections shall be limited to a weekly total, per establishment, which is based on the net area used for commercial or industrial purposes.
      (2)   The total weekly collection shall be as follows.
 
0 - 5,000 square feet of floor space used for commercial or industrial purposes
eight cans (one cubic yard) per week
5,000 - 10,000 square feet
two cubic yards per week
10,000 - 15,000 square feet
three cubic yards per week
15,000 - 20,000 square feet
four cubic yards per week
Over 20,000 square feet
five cubic yards per week
All quantities are for refuse that is not mechanically compacted
 
   (D)   Additional quantities. Commercial establishments and industrial establishments, and such other business and institutions as deem it necessary may enter into an agreement with the city or contractor for a greater frequency of collection or larger quantities per collection. Where necessary to protect the public health, the Director of Safety shall have the authority to require that more frequent collections be made.
   (E)   Tax exempt properties. Collections from churches, tabernacles, public utility buildings and such other properties that are exempt from the payments of local real estate taxes shall enter into an agreement with the city or contractor for the collection of garbage, rubbish and household rubbish, or shall provide for collection by other means as may be permitted under this subchapter. Such collection shall be provided for as shall be necessary for the proper protection of the public health, and as shall be required by any ordinance or state law.
   (F)   Storing of refuse.
      (1)   Public places. No person shall place any refuse in any street, alley or other public place or upon any private property, whether owned by such person or not, within the city, except that it be in proper containers for collection or under express approval granted by the Director of Safety. Nor shall any person throw or deposit any refuse in any stream or other body of water.
      (2)   Unauthorized accumulation. Any unauthorized accumulation of refuse on any premises is hereby declared to be a nuisance and is prohibited.
      (3)   Scattering of refuse. No person shall cast, place, sweep or deposit anywhere within the city any refuse in such a manner that it may be carried or deposited by the elements, animals or other persons, upon any street, sidewalk, alley, sewer, parkway, street or other public place, or into any occupied premises within the city.
   (G)   Points of collection. Refuse containers for all residential collections shall be placed for collection at the curb line. Containers for commercial and industrial collections shall be in one location at ground level on the property outside any building and no more than 120 feet from the access property line. Provided, never the less, that containers may be placed for collection inside a building and at other than ground level for commercial and industrial establishments when an additional payment to the collector for extra service is agreed upon by both parties, or when there is mutual agreement for different storage for other reasons.
   (H)   Fees.
      (1)   (a)   The city or contractor shall be responsible for the collections set forth in this subchapter and each such collection shall be limited as hereinbefore specified.
         (b)   The Director of Safety shall have the authority to order that collections be made with such frequency as may be necessary for the cleanliness, general health and welfare of the city. The city or contractor, with the approval of the Director of Safety, shall have the authority to make an additional charge, other than the normal contract charge, for such additional amounts or additional collections of refuse.
      (2)   The city shall let such contracts as are necessary for proper refuse collection in the city in accordance with this subchapter. Payments according to the terms of said contract shall be made from annual city revenue.
      (3)   Maximum rates for additional collections over and above that provided in the normal refuse disposal service as herein specified shall be negotiated between the contractor and the customer, but shall not exceed those specified in the bid for the collection contract. If a contract is not secured, maximum rates for such collection shall be defined by resolution.
   (I)   Special refuse problems.
      (1)   Contagious disease refuse. The removal of clothing, bedding or other refuse from homes or other places where highly infectious or contagious diseases have prevailed shall be performed under the supervision and direction of the County Health Officer. Such refuse shall not be placed in containers for regular collections.
      (2)   Inflammable or explosive refuse. Highly inflammable or explosive material shall not be placed in containers for regular collection but shall be disposed of as directed by the Director of Safety at the expense of the owner or possessor thereof.
   (J)   Collection by actual producers.
      (1)   Requirements for vehicles. The actual producers of refuse or the owners of premises upon which refuse is accumulated who desire personally to collect and dispose of such refuse shall use a water- tight vehicle provided with an adequate cover and so operated as to prevent any offensive odors escaping therefrom, and to prevent refuse from being blown, dropped, spilled or deposited in the city. Vehicles of producers shall be provided with a cover adequate to prevent scattering of contents.
      (2)   Disposal. Disposal of refuse by persons so permitted under division (J)(1) above shall be made outside the city limits at places and in a manner approved by the state’s Department of Environmental Resources. Failure to dispose of refuse at a place and in a manner approved by the state’s Department of Environmental Resources shall be a violation of this subchapter and any permission granted for such collection and hauling of refuse may be withdrawn.
   (K)   Dead animals and city trash cans. Dead animals and the collection of refuse in city trash cans may be included in contracts let by the city for a refuse disposal service.
   (L)   City owned landfill. The city may own and/or operate a landfill. The city may also operate a transfer station.
   (M)   City owned dump.
      (1)   The city-owned dump shall be operated under the direction of the City Administrator. Industrial or commercial establishments, contractors and individuals who wish to deposit acceptable nonorganic fill material in the dump may be permitted use of the dump if so authorized by the City Administrator. The depositing of unauthorized material shall be deemed sufficient reason for the City Administrator to withdraw the privilege from an authorized user. Any authorized material deposited in the dump shall be removed by the depositor upon three days’ written notice by the City Administrator. Failure to do so shall constitute a violation of this subchapter. Unauthorized use of the dump shall constitute a violation of this subchapter.
      (2)   In general, acceptable materials for deposit in the city dump shall include masonry, dirt, sand, tree stumps, leaves and such other materials as the City Administrator may from time to time designate.
      (3)   There shall be no charge made for the use of the city dump, but a deposit may be required for the use of a key to the dump.
(Ord. 1224, passed 2-7-1977)  Penalty, see § 50.99