(a)   No person shall engage in the business of collecting or removing recyclables, refuse or waste materials of any kind within the City and upon its streets without first obtaining an annual permit therefor from the Director of Public Service and without first agreeing to comply with the requirements of this chapter.  The City shall have full power and authority to enter into an exclusive agreement with a waste hauler to be the sole, exclusive company for the collection and removal of residential recyclables, refuse and waste materials in the City. Upon execution of an exclusive agreement with a waste hauler by the City, the existence of that agreement shall be proper basis, in the sole discretion of the City, to deny a permit to any other waste hauler applying for a permit under this chapter.
   (b)   Whoever desires a permit to engage in any business as described in subsection (a) hereof shall make written application therefor at the City Administration Building. The written application must be made on the form provided, correctly stating or containing the following information:
      (1)   The name, address and telephone number of the applicant;
      (2)   The applicant's business name, address and telephone number;
      (3)   The make, model, year and current registration license(s) of motor vehicle(s) used in the business;
      (4)   The type(s) of materials to be collected;
      (5)   The type(s) of service, commercial or residential;
      (6)   A list of all drivers and drivers' license numbers (CDL);
      (7)   The annual vehicle safety inspection certificate for each motor vehicle used in the business; and
      (8)   The names of the recycle, compost, disposal and other facilities used by refuse hauler.
   (c)   The haulers shall indemnify and save harmless the City and all of its executives, representatives, officers, agents, employees, successors and assigns, jointly and severally, of and from all manner of losses, suits, actions, payments, costs, charges, damages, judgments, claims and demands of any character, name or description, brought on account of any injury or damage received or sustained by any person, persons or property by reason of any act, omission, neglect or misconduct of said hauler or his or her agent or employees.
   (d)   A surety in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00) cash, or a surety bond from a surety company in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00), shall be filed with the application.
   (e)   A certificate of public liability insurance, in the name of the permit holder, as the insured, shall be filed with the application, in the amounts of one million dollars ($1,000,000) per person for bodily injury, one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence for bodily injury and five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) per accident for property damage.
   (f)   Upon payment by the applicant of the permit fee for each motor vehicle to be operated in the City, the Director of Public Service shall issue a permit to the applicant that shall be valid from the date of issuance to June 1, together with a license identification affixed to each motor vehicle in an unobscured, conspicuous place. The permit fee shall be collected for the purpose of reimbursing the City for the cost of processing the permit as follows: twenty five dollars ($25.00) for vehicles up to nine cubic yards and fifty dollars ($50.00) for vehicles over nine cubic yards.
   (g)   Appointments for safety inspections may be made with the Director of Public Service.
   (h)   All motor vehicles shall have the company name prominently displayed in letters no less than six inches high.
   (i)   Licensed refuse haulers must provide curbside recycle pick-up to residents on a minimum bi-monthly schedule. The service may be source separated or the service may be nonsource-separated if the hauler is in compliance with Section 1060.02(b).
   (j)   A  violation of any provision of this section may result in revocation of the permit, as deemed proper by the Director of Public Service.
(Ord. 94-3.  Passed 3-22-94; Ord. 03-03.  Passed 3-11-03.)