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Every occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit shall store and dispose of all solid waste in a clean and sanitary manner by placing it in receptacles as required by Section 1365.01((d) and (e).
(a) Solid Waste Storage. The owner of each residential rental unit must provide adequate solid waste storage receptacles on the premises for the disposition of litter and solid waste. Such receptacles shall be maintained in a sanitary manner as to prevent the contents from being scattered upon such premises. Receptacles of sufficient size and number shall be of rigid plastic or metal, watertight and equipped with tight fitting lids. Any solid waste receptacle spillage which may occur upon the ground, sidewalk, street or alley shall be promptly cleaned up within twenty four hours after spillage. Solid waste containers must meet additional requirements outlined in Section 521.08 and 933.03 of the Kent Codified Ordinances. The Health Commissioner may require the owner of a residential rental unit to adhere to additional standards regarding solid waste storage outlined in Section 1371.04 of this Housing Code.
(b) Solid Waste Collection. The owner of each residential rental unit must provide solid waste collection for the licensed dwelling by hiring a solid waste collector who is licensed by the City. The frequency of such solid waste collection shall be not less than once per week during those instances when solid waste is being generated on the premises. The owner shall provide written proof of such collection service if requested by the Health Commissioner. Additionally, the Health Commissioner may require the owner of a residential rental unit to obtain unlimited collection service at properties that are non-compliant with the solid waste ordinances as outlined in Section 1371.04.
(Ord. 2016-40. Passed 4-20-16.)