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SEC. 18-3.   REGULATING CONTAINERS FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MATERIALS.
   (a)   Containers for residences and duplexes. Every occupant of a residence or duplex shall provide the premises with a sufficient number of solid waste containers to provide for the peak output of municipal solid wastes from those premises without overloading the containers. The containers must be rollcarts and must meet the requirements of this subsection.
      (1)   At a residence or duplex, a person shall use only city owned and provided rollcarts as solid waste containers, except that blue rollcarts may be used as solid waste containers for recyclable materials.
      (2)   A person shall comply with the following requirements when using a rollcart or a blue or clear recycling bag as a solid waste container:
         (A)   A container must not be overloaded to the point where spillage occurs from overflow, wind, or handling.
         (B)   A container must be closed or secured at the top to prevent spillage.
         (C)   Glass and other wastes that are dangerous to handle must be securely wrapped, and the container must be labeled to warn of the need for careful handling.
         (D)   Ashes must be cold before being placed in a container.
         (E)   Non-recyclable materials must not be placed in a container (rollcart) designated for recyclable materials. A recycling rollcart that is used for non-recyclable materials may be removed from the premises at the direction of the director of sanitation.
      (3)   Unless otherwise specified by the director of sanitation, and in addition to the requirements of Subsection (a)(3), a person shall comply with the following requirements when using a rollcart as a solid waste container:
         (A)   A rollcart must be placed for collection so that there is a minimum clearance of three feet to each side of the rollcart and one and one-half feet to the rear of the rollcart from any fence, gas meter, telephone pole, utility box, tree, shrub, additional collection container, or other potential obstruction. A rollcart must be placed so that its handle faces the dwelling unit.
         (B)   No person shall block or cause to be blocked access to or hinder collection of a rollcart that has been placed for curbside collection.
         (C)   Solid waste, including recyclable materials, must be placed in a rollcart in a manner that prevents the contents from blowing out of the rollcart when being emptied.
         (D)   The director of sanitation must be promptly notified of any need for repair or replacement of a rollcart. Cleanliness of a rollcart is the responsibility of the occupant or owner of the premises to which the rollcart is provided.
         (E)   A 60 to 65 gallon rollcart may not weigh more than 200 pounds when loaded, and a 90 to 96 gallon rollcart may not weigh more than 250 pounds when loaded.
         (F)   Additional rollcarts for garbage may be obtained from the director of sanitation for an additional fee set forth in Section 18-9(c)(1) of this article. Additional rollcarts for recyclable materials may be obtained from the director of sanitation for no additional fee.
         (G)   A rollcart that is lost or damaged due to a customer's negligence may be replaced for a fee as set forth in Section 18-9(c)(8) of this article.
   (b)   Containers for apartments, mobile home parks, institutions, and commercial establishments. Every owner of an apartment, mobile home park, institution, or commercial establishment shall provide the premises with a sufficient number of solid waste containers to provide for the peak output of municipal solid wastes from those premises without overloading the containers.
      (1)   A container must be watertight and constructed of a solid and durable grade of metal or plastic material. Any container that is manually collected by city sanitation services employees must not exceed 96 gallons in capacity, and the combined weight of the waste and the container must not exceed 250 pounds. A container must not be overloaded to a point where spillage occurs from overflow, wind, or handling.
      (2)   All containers must meet the following requirements:
         (A)   A container must be provided with suitable lifting handles on the outside and a close-fitting or other approved cover equipped with a handle.
         (B)   A container must not contain any inside structure, such as a band or reinforcing angle, or anything within the container to prevent the free discharge of the contents. A container that has deteriorated or become damaged to the extent that the cover will not fit securely or that has a jagged or sharp edge capable of causing injury to a sanitation services employee or other person whose duty it is to handle the container will be condemned by the city. If such a container is not replaced after notice to the owner or user, the container will be removed along with its contents.
   (c)   Underground solid waste containers. Underground solid waste containers are prohibited for use in the city unless the installation is specifically approved by the director of sanitation. (Ord. Nos. 16367; 19409; 19991; 21058; 24743; 26960; 28019; 29879)