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CHAPTER 18
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTES
ARTICLE I.
COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL.
Sec. 18-1.   Scope of chapter.
Sec. 18-2.   Definitions.
Sec. 18-3.   Regulating containers for municipal solid waste materials.
Sec. 18-4.   Regulating the collection of solid waste materials from residences and duplexes.
Sec. 18-5.   Regulating the collection and removal of solid waste materials from apartments, institutions, commercial establishments, and mobile home parks.
Sec. 18-5.1.   Collection and removal of recyclable materials from multifamily sites.
Sec. 18-6.   Regulating the collection and removal of solid waste from the downtown area.
Sec. 18-7.   Regulating the collection and removal of dead animals.
Sec. 18-8.   Solid waste materials not handled by city sanitation services.
Sec. 18-9.   Specifying charges for sanitation service.
Sec. 18-10.   Regulating the processing and disposal of solid waste materials.
Sec. 18-11.   Specifying charges for disposal of solid waste materials.
Sec. 18-12.   Regulating the collection and removal of illegally dumped solid waste materials on private premises.
Sec. 18-12.1.   Penalties for violation.
ARTICLE II.
WEEDS, GRASS, AND VEGETATION.
Sec. 18-13.   Growth to certain height prohibited; offenses.
Sec. 18-14.   Duty to prevent weeds, grass, or vegetation from becoming a nuisance or fire hazard.
Sec. 18-14.1.   Vegetation in alley, street, or sidewalk.
Sec. 18-15.   Enforcement.
Sec. 18-16.   Penalties for violation.
Sec. 18-17.   City removal of weeds and vegetation upon failure of owner, occupant, or person in control to do so; notice required.
Sec. 18-18.   Charges to be collected from the property owner; lien on premises for failure to pay charges.
ARTICLE III.
JUNKED VEHICLES.
Sec. 18-19.   Definitions.
Sec. 18-20.   Deemed public nuisance; declared unlawful.
Sec. 18-21.   Exceptions.
Sec. 18-22.   Notice to abate nuisance.
Sec. 18-23.   Motor vehicle description.
Sec. 18-24.   Trial in municipal court—Preliminaries.
Sec. 18-25.   Findings of judge; penalty.
Sec. 18-26.   Removal with permission of owner.
Sec. 18-27.   Removal from public property or occupied or unoccupied premises by court order.
Sec. 18-28.   Notice to Texas department of highways and public transportation.
Sec. 18-28.1.   Penalties for violation.
ARTICLE IV.
PRIVATE SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE.
Division 1.  In General.
Sec. 18-29.   Definitions.
Sec. 18-30.   Authority of director.
Sec. 18-31.   Defenses.
Division 2.  Solid Waste Collection Franchises.
Sec. 18-32.   Franchise and decal required.
Sec. 18-33.   Franchise application.
Sec. 18-34.   Franchise grant.
Sec. 18-35.   Franchise fees.
Sec. 18-36.   Issuance and display of vehicle decal; proof of franchise to be shown upon request.
Sec. 18-37.   Suspension or revocation of franchise; assessment of civil penalties.
Sec. 18-38.   Amendments to and transfer of a franchise.
Sec. 18-39.   Expiration and renewal of franchise; voidance of authority to operate vehicles.
Sec. 18-40.   Franchisee’s records and reports.
Sec. 18-41.   Annual report.
Sec. 18-42.   Failure to pay ad valorem taxes.
Sec. 18-43.   Notification of change of address or ownership.
Sec. 18-44.   Vehicle inspection.
Division 3.  Miscellaneous Requirements relating to Solid Waste Collection, Disposal, and Vehicles.
Sec. 18-45.   Requirements for solid waste collection vehicles.
Sec. 18-46.   Responsibility of producer of dry or wet solid waste.
Sec. 18-47.   Hazardous waste material.
Sec. 18-48.   Restrictions on removal of solid waste.
Sec. 18-49.   Restrictions on disposal of waste.
Sec. 18-50.   Accumulations and deposit of waste prohibited.
Division 4.  Violations and Penalties.
Sec. 18-51.   Penalties for violations.
ARTICLE IV-a.
MULTIFAMILY SITE RECYCLING COLLECTION AND REMOVAL SERVICES.
Sec. 18-52.   Director of sanitation's authority.
Sec. 18-53.   Multifamily site recycling collection service.
Sec. 18-54.   Inspections, suspensions, revocations, and penalties.
ARTICLE V.
TIRES.
Sec. 18-55.   Definitions.
Sec. 18-56.   Tire business license and mobile tire repair unit permit required; application; transferability.
Sec. 18-57.   License and permit fees.
Sec. 18-58.   Issuance, denial, and display of a license or permit.
Sec. 18-59.   Revocation of a license.
Sec. 18-60.   Appeals.
Sec. 18-61.   Expiration and renewal of license; voidance of authority to operate a mobile tire repair unit.
Sec. 18-62.   Transporting scrap tires.
Sec. 18-63.   Impoundment of vehicles.
Sec. 18-64.   Unauthorized disposal of tires.
Sec. 18-65.   Exemptions.
Sec. 18-66.   Penalty.