(a) General. The scope of the service rendered by the city sanitation services in the collection and removal of solid waste materials is intended, in general, to serve the normal needs of dwelling units and their directly related activities, operating businesses, and commercial establishments except as exempted from the provisions of this chapter. It is considered to be beyond the scope of such service to collect or remove solid waste materials generated by clearing, construction, or demolition or any other solid waste materials resulting from an activity beyond the scope described in this subsection.
(b) Materials not collected by city. Solid waste materials that will not be collected and removed by the city sanitation services as a regular service include:
(1) Trash or debris resulting from construction, demolition, destruction by fire, or clearance of vacant or improved property in preparation for construction or occupancy, or similar materials as designated by the director of sanitation, will not be collected and removed by the city as a regular service, but these materials must be removed at the expense of the owner or developer.
(2) Industrial wastes resulting from manufacturing or processing operations, including waste from food and vegetable produce houses, poultry dressing establishments, and meat processing and meat packing plants, must be disposed of by the owner or occupant of the building, business, or premises where the wastes originate in the manner prescribed by state law and any other applicable ordinance. The director of sanitation shall determine what wastes fall within the industrial classification described in this subsection.
(3) Grass cuttings will not be collected or removed by the city, except that, from March 15 through April 15 of each calendar year, grass cuttings that are placed in disposable bags and separated from all other solid waste materials will be collected and removed by the city, for an additional service charge that provides the city with full cost recovery, either by using city sanitation services or by contracting through the competitive bid process with a private solid waste hauler franchised under Article IV of this chapter. Each bag used for grass cuttings must be of watertight, leakproof plastic, must have at least a 1.3 mil thickness, must not exceed 50 gallons in capacity, and must be secured at the top to prevent spillage. The combined weight of the grass cuttings and bag must not exceed 50 pounds. Grass cuttings collected will be composted by the city of Dallas and in no case will any of the cuttings collected be placed in the McCommas Bluff landfill. City sanitation services will continue to collect and remove brush and yard trash, other than grass cuttings, from premises within the city. Nothing in this paragraph prohibits the city from collecting and removing grass cuttings as part of a code enforcement action against any premises in the city. (Ord. Nos. 16367; 16697; 21632; 22306; 28019)