In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of this city, the city shall grant an exclusive franchise for the collection and disposal of all residential refuse.  Nonresidential and business premises may utilize the services as provided by the contractor granted the exclusive franchise and shall be considered as part of any refuse collection and disposal contract, but in no way shall collection and disposal of nonresidential or business refuse be construed as an exclusive franchise nor shall any property owner of the affected nonresidential or business premises be required to utilize such services.  The inclusion or exclusion of any premises as part of a refuse collection and disposal contract or franchise shall not alter the requirement by the property owner to adhere to regulations as stated in this chapter.
(Ord. O-11-94, passed 8-1-94)