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SEC. 18-11.   SPECIFYING CHARGES FOR DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE MATERIALS.
   (a)   The following disposal service charges are established for disposing of municipal solid waste at the Northwest (Bachman) Transfer Station:
      (1)   Earth, rocks, and inert material will not be accepted at the station.
      (2)   Passenger cars, station wagons, pickups, and trailers less than 15 feet long that are used by Dallas city residents to haul their own waste from their residences to the station - no charge. (A current, valid Texas driver’s license showing a Dallas address or a current Dallas water utilities bill is required as proof of residency.)
      (3)   Trucks or trailers with a cargo bed length of 25 feet or greater or truck-tractors with semi-trailers are prohibited from using the Northwest (Bachman) transfer station, unless specifically permitted in writing by the director of sanitation.
      (4)   Roll-off containers, whether open top or compactor, and compactor trucks or other trucks carrying compacted or baled refuse are prohibited from using the Northwest (Bachman) transfer station, unless specifically permitted in writing by the director of sanitation.
      (5)   Except as provided in Subsection (a)(6), the charge for all materials accepted at the transfer station is $58.65 per ton based on the transfer station weighing system, with a minimum charge of $58.65 for any load that is less than one ton.
      (6)   Whenever the transfer station weighing system is inoperable, the following fees will be charged for materials accepted at the transfer station:
         (A)   Passenger cars, station wagons, and pickups that are used by persons other than Dallas city residents to haul their own waste from their residences to the station - $59.34 per load.
         (B)   Commercial pickups - $59.34 per load.
         (C)   Trucks or trailers with a cargo bed length of less than 15 feet - $233.45 per load.
         (D)   Trucks or trailers with a cargo bed length of not less than 15 feet but less than 25 feet - $292.10 per load.
   (b)   The following disposal service charges are established for disposing of municipal solid waste at city landfill sites:
      (1)   Passenger cars, station wagons, pickups, and trailers less than 15 feet long that are used by Dallas city residents to haul their own waste from their residences to a city landfill site - no charge. (A current, valid Texas driver’s license showing a Dallas address or a current Dallas water utilities bill is required as proof of residency.)
      (2)   Except as provided in Subsection (b)(3), the charge for all materials accepted at a city landfill site is $34.88 per ton based on the landfill weighing system, with a minimum charge of $34.88 for any load that is less than one ton. Each ton shall be assessed an additional $2.00 per ton customer processing fee for each individual load paid and processed by a cashier upon entering the landfill.
      (3)   Whenever the landfill weighing system is inoperable, the following fees will be charged for materials accepted at a city landfill:
         (A)   Passenger cars, station wagons, and pickups that are used by persons other than Dallas city residents to haul their own waste from their residences to a city landfill site - $52.63 per load.
         (B)   Commercial pickups - $52.63 per load.
         (C)   Trucks or trailers with a cargo bed length of less than 15 feet - $122.40 per load.
         (D)   Trucks or trailers with a cargo bed length of 15 feet or greater - $262.55 per load.
         (E)   Roll-off containers, whether open top or compactor - $280.30 per load.
         (F)   Compactor trucks - $350.06 per load.
      (4)   A fee of $48.80 per load will be charged for the use of city equipment, when available, to off-load bundled waste by pulling it with cables, chains, or other devices. City equipment will be used at the customer's own risk, with the city assuming no liability for any resulting damage. Non-city vehicles are prohibited from pulling loads off of other vehicles at a city landfill site.
      (5)   The fee for use of the city's mechanical tipper to off-load tractor trailer loads is $91.50 per use.
      (6)   Collection vehicles not constructed with an enclosed transport body must use nets, tarpaulins, or other devices to prevent accidental spillage. A cover fee of $10 will be charged for any collection vehicle (other than a pickup truck) that enters the landfill without being so equipped.
      (7)   Tires exceeding 25 inches in diameter will not be accepted at a city landfill site.
   (c)   The director of sanitation may enter into a disposal service contract with a solid waste collection service (as defined in Section 18-29 of this chapter) to provide for volume delivery of solid waste to the landfill on an annual basis for a discounted disposal service charge, subject to the following rules and conditions:
      (1)   The disposal service contract must be in writing, on a form approved by the director of sanitation and the city attorney’s office. The term of the contract may not be longer than five years. The contract must be authorized by administrative action and must be signed by the city manager and approved as to form by the city attorney.
      (2)   The disposal service contract must provide for a guaranteed annual tonnage of solid waste of not less than 5,000 tons to be disposed of at the landfill. The contractor shall not exceed the contracted guaranteed annual tonnage by more than 25 percent; this will be the contractor's maximum annual tonnage limit. Notwithstanding Subsection (b)(3) of this section, if the landfill weighing system is inoperable during a delivery of solid waste under the contract, the tonnage will be estimated by the city on the basis of the full capacity of the vehicle delivering the solid waste.
      (3)   The director of sanitation is not required to enter into a disposal service contract under this subsection if the director determines that:
         (A)   the useful life of the landfill would be adversely affected; or
         (B)   it is not practical to enter into a proposed disposal service contract for engineering, operational, or financial reasons.
      (4)   Payment of the disposal service charge under a disposal service contract will be calculated in accordance with the terms of the contract and this subsection. The initial disposal service charge for each solid waste disposal contract entered into pursuant to this subsection will be the disposal service charge in effect under Subsection (b)(2) on the date the contract is executed. On October 1 of each calendar year, the disposal service charge may be increased by the percent change, if any, between the June consumer price index for the current calendar year and the June consumer price index for the prior calendar year, except that the annual increase in the disposal service charge may not exceed six percent during any calendar year. The percent change will be determined by the director using The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South Region for All Items, 1982- 84=100, published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. This Consumer Price Index adjustment to the disposal service charge will only be applied if there is an equal or greater percentage increase in the disposal service charge in effect under Subsection (b)(2) for the next fiscal year. The contractor must pay the disposal service charge on a monthly basis. At the end of each contract year, the director of sanitation shall perform a reconciliation to determine the actual tonnage of solid waste disposed of at the landfill under the contract in that contract year and to make any adjustments to the amounts finally owed by the contractor.
      (5)   In consideration of the agreement of a solid waste collection service to guarantee the disposal of an annual tonnage of solid waste at the landfill pursuant to a disposal service contract, the director of sanitation may provide a discount from the disposal service charge required under Subsection (c)(4) of this section in accordance with the following table:
Disposal Service Contract Discount Rate
SOLID WASTE DISPOSED OF AT THE LANDFILL DURING A CONTRACT YEAR (in tons)
DISCOUNT RECEIVED BASED ON THE CONTRACT TERM (in percentages)
From
To
1 or 2 Year Contract Term
3 or 4 Year Contract Term
5 Year Contract Term
Disposal Service Contract Discount Rate
SOLID WASTE DISPOSED OF AT THE LANDFILL DURING A CONTRACT YEAR (in tons)
DISCOUNT RECEIVED BASED ON THE CONTRACT TERM (in percentages)
From
To
1 or 2 Year Contract Term
3 or 4 Year Contract Term
5 Year Contract Term
5,000
9,999
12.28%
13.60%
14.88%
10,000
49,999
17.81%
19.72%
21.58%
50,000
74,999
20.65%
23.55%
29.23%
75,000
99,999
21.58%
25.46%
33.06%
100,000
124,999
22.62%
27.32%
36.83%
125,000
149,999
22.85%
27.78%
37.87%
150,000
199,999
22.97%
28.13%
38.45%
200,000
No maximum
23.20%
28.65%
39.38%
 
      (6)   If the contractor fails to dispose of the annual tonnage of solid waste at the landfill as guaranteed under the contract, the contractor must still pay the discounted disposal service charge for the entire annual tonnage guaranteed.
      (7)   If the director of sanitation determines that the contractor has disposed of an amount of solid waste at the landfill that exceeds the annual tonnage guaranteed under the contract but does not exceed the maximum annual tonnage limit under Paragraph (2) of this subsection, the director shall charge a disposal service charge for that excess tonnage of solid waste using the same percentage of discount applied to the guaranteed annual tonnage under the contract.
      (8)   If the director of sanitation determines that the contractor has disposed of solid waste under the contract in a tonnage that exceeds the maximum annual tonnage limit under Paragraph (2) of this subsection, the director:
         (A)   may prohibit further disposal of solid waste by the contractor at the landfill during the contract year in which the maximum annual tonnage limit is exceeded; and
         (B)   shall charge the full disposal service charge required by Subsection (c)(4), without any discount, for any solid waste disposed of at the landfill in excess of the contractor’s maximum annual tonnage limit.
      (9)   Whenever the contractor delivers a load of solid waste to the landfill that is less than one ton, the contractor will be charged the discounted disposal service charge for one ton of solid waste.
   (d)   Disposal service charges are payable by any of the following methods:
      (1)   cash at the disposal site;
      (2)   credit or debit cards, under conditions established by the city; or
      (3)   monthly billing for commercial haulers upon approval of the director of sanitation and under such conditions as may be established by the director of sanitation and approved by the city attorney.
   (e)   A person engaged in a special residential cleanup effort may apply to the director of sanitation for a waiver of the disposal service charge. The director of sanitation may approve the application and waive the disposal service charge if the director finds that the cleanup effort is being conducted within a residential area of the city and not for profit.
   (f)   A person who refuses to pay a disposal service charge required by this section or who breaches a term or condition of a disposal service contract entered into under Subsection (c) may not deposit any waste at a city transfer station or landfill site. (Ord. Nos. 16367; 16697; 17133; 18876; 19300; 20448; 20838; 21058; 21431; 21819; 22206; 22565; 24743; 25754; 26960; 27092; 27203; 27353; 27934; 28019; 29039; 29477; 30215; 30993; 31332; 31396, 31657; 32003)