(A)   The operator of the transfer station may accept payment for the delivery of solid waste or any other items that will be processed through the transfer station. For all material delivered to the transfer station the operator will either accept payment for the items delivered or accept items without payment because the firm or person has been placed on a monthly payment schedule as authorized by this chapter. In either case the transfer station operator will give the delivery person a copy of a form documenting the delivery to the transfer station with the original of the document forwarded to the City Clerk for billing or filing. In the case of a cash payment the form will be annotated as being paid along with the date of payment. At the end of each day the transfer station operator will deliver to the City Clerk all monies collected along with all weight tickets and shall certify to the City Clerk that all deliveries to the transfer station for that day are balanced out against the total deliveries for the city plus cash and credit deliveries. The operator will also deliver to the City Clerk a daily cash register tape showing the total cash received in the register. The City Manager will specify the form.
   (B)   Hauling equipment.
      (1)   Commercial haulers of solid waste using the city's Solid Waste Transfer Station will use leak proof collection equipment, which shall be so maintained that offensive orders, drippings, and scattering of refuse shall be avoided.
      (2)   Every vehicle hauling or transporting any solid waste to or for deposit in the Kewanee transfer station shall do so in either a vehicle that completely encloses the debris or waste, or by a covered means of conveyance thereof, such as with a tarp or other like material so that at no time shall any of the solid waste so hauled be dropped, spilled, or allowed to fall or blow onto a public way or on to the public property on and around the transfer station. Any person refusing or failing to comply with this requirement shall be in violation of this chapter and shall be assessed a fifty dollar ($50) fee in addition to other dumping charges, and may also be denied admittance to or use of the Kewanee transfer station until such time as he is in compliance with this requirement. Such fee or prohibition shall not apply to city or contracted vehicles participating in any Council-authorized community clean-up.
      (3)   Commercial equipment shall be maintained in a safe, efficient, operating condition at all times. Trucks shall not be overloaded.
   (C)   Certification. If the transfer station is not permitted for regional operations, each person bringing solid waste to the transfer station will sign a certification that the solid waste was generated and collected within the city. Commercial hauler will sign this certification annually. Disposing of solid waste at the transfer station that is not generated and collected within the city will not only subject the violator to the penalties associated with this chapter, but also to all costs that may be associated with the recovery and proper disposal of non-Kewanee solid waste. Any person violating the provisions of this division shall be subject to a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $500.
   (D)   Weighing.
      (1)   The transfer station is equipped with an internal scale. The road truck used to transport the solid waste to the landfill will normally be parked on the scale in the lower level. Haulers of solid waste will use the upper level to dump solid waste into the road truck on the lower level. The weight of the road truck after and prior to receiving solid waste will be used to calculate the number of tons delivered by the waste hauler.
      (2)   In the event the above weighing procedure cannot be followed or is impracticable, then the transfer station operator shall use the volume of the solid waste to determine the number of tons delivered by the waste hauler. Three cubic yards of solid waste shall be considered to equal one ton. For commercial haulers their trucks will be considered fully loaded to their rated capacity when they deliver to the transfer station.
   (E)   Rates.
      (1)   Negotiated rate. The City Manager has the authority to negotiate with both commercial solid waste haulers and the contractor who is transporting the transfer station's solid waste to the landfill in order to arrive at a rate that is to the benefit of the city in regards to a long term contract with a commercial hauler delivering solid waste to the transfer station. In order to establish negotiated rates an agreement must be for a minimum of three years. In addition the agreement will specify a minimum tonnage that must be guaranteed to be delivered to the transfer station by the solid waste collector. These negotiated rates shall be approved by the City Council.
      (2)   Special rate for construction and demolition waste. In some cases it will be to the advantage of the city to allow this type of solid waste to be moved directly from a site, such as a construction or demolition site, to the landfill rather than using the transfer station as an intermediate handling site. When, in his judgment, it is to the advantage of the city to establish this special rate, the City Manager, or his designee, has the authority to negotiate with both the contractor who has the contract for transporting the city's solid waste to the landfill and an individual or contractor who requires solid waste removal at a particular site to establish a special rate for the haulage of construction or demolition waste from a specific location to the landfill. Wastes under this provision can only be the waste for which the landfill is permitted to accept.
      (3)   Standard rate.
         (a)    The standard rate will consist of a charge per ton and if the solid waste is from outside of the city limits of Kewanee there will be a charge for the construction of the transfer station and for the monitoring of the closed landfill.
            1.   Charge per ton $52.62. Minimum disposal fee is $10; however, hand carried garbage bags will be accepted with an excess trash bag sticker attached.
            2.    Transfer station fee, $2 per visit.
            3.    Landfill monitoring fee, $1 per visit.
         (b)    The City Manager will increase the standard charge per ton by the same dollar amount that the Contractor increases his charge to the city for transporting solid waste to the landfill. This increase will be effective on the same day on which the contractor's charge to the city increases or when the contractor, per his contract with the city, passes on to the city an increase in federal, state, or local charges.
      (4)   Large household items and concrete and masonry. Large household items such as bed springs, couches, and stuffed chairs will be accepted at the transfer station. Appliances will not be accepted. If the transfer station operator is in doubt about the acceptability of large household items he will not accept the item. Concrete, masonry, bricks, and similar dense, non-compressible materials, whether broken apart or in partial sub-assemblies, will not be accepted.
      (5)   Tires. Tires can no longer be placed in landfills, accordingly the transfer station operator must ensure that tires are not mixed in with the trash that will be landfilled. Any hauler of solid waste to the transfer station commingling tires with trash will be considered in violation of this section and in addition to being required to remove the tires from the solid waste bound for the landfill will be subject to the penalties of this code. The transfer station operator may accept tires so long as they are placed on top of the load being transferred to the landfill, thus allowing the landfill operator to remove the tires prior to placing the trash in the landfill. Tires on rims will not be accepted. The fee for each tire less than 17 inches in rim diameter is $6 and the fee for each tire between 17 and 22 inches in rim diameter is $9. Larger tires will not be accepted.
(Ord. 2852, passed 10-4-93; Am. Ord. 2906, passed 6-27-94; Am. Ord. 2908, passed 7-11-94; Am. Ord. 2952, passed 1-10-95; Am. Ord. 3051, passed 4-22-96; Am. Ord. 3241, passed 1-24-00; Am. Ord. 3555, passed 10-9-07; Am. Ord. 3771, passed 8-11-14; Am. Ord. 3886, passed 7-24-17)