(A)   Permit Required. No person may collect or transport commercial source separated recyclable materials or construction and demolition debris intended for recycling within the city without first obtaining a nonexclusive permit from the City Clerk. C&D debris for recycling must be source separated onsite and contain less than 10 percent solid waste by volume. This provision applies to all persons except facilities within the city owned or operated by a governmental subdivision or entity of the state, the school district or a special taxing district.
   (B)   Application. An application form provided by the city is required and shall provide, at a minimum, the following:
      (1)   Name and address of business;
      (2)   Name and address of owner of business;
      (3)   Corporate officers and directors and certificate of good standing;
      (4)   Permanent place of business;
      (5)   Copy of local business tax receipt;
       (6)   Evidence of certification from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection;
      (7)   Certification that all recovered materials or C&D collected will be recycled at a state-certified facility;
      (8)   Description of equipment to be utilized;
      (9)   Copy of certificate of insurance; and
      (10)   Agreement to comply with all conditions of permit and provisions of this subchapter.
   (C)   Terms. The permit term shall be for one year or a partial year beginning on October 1 of each year. Permits shall expire on September 30 of each year, but may be renewed from year to year upon application, payment of permit fees and a demonstration that the permittee is in compliance with the terms of this subchapter.
   (D)   Fees. A holder of a nonexclusive permit shall pay the permit fee of $250 for each year or fraction thereof, which fee shall be paid on or before October 1, for each year of renewal. The City Commission may modify the permit fee by adoption of a resolution.
   (E)   Insurance.
      (1)   Each permittee shall, prior to the commencement of service, furnish the city with a certificate or certificates of insurance naming the city as additional insured as may be required by the city upon the advice of its insurance carrier and statutory minimum requirements to include a minimum of $500,000 in liability.
      (2)   Throughout the duration of the permit term, the permittee shall supply the city with a renewal or replacement certificate of insurance not less than 30 days before expiration or replacement of the insurance for which a previous certificate has been provided.
   (F)   Equipment. All equipment operated by the permittee shall be in good repair, appearance and in a sanitary condition at all times. All materials hauled by the permittee shall be so contained that spilling of any nature is prevented. Failure to comply will result in a code enforcement action as provided in § 37.08 of this code.
   (G)   Charges. Fees to be charged to those utilizing the services of the permittee are strictly a matter of negotiation between the permittee and the user, and will not be controlled or established by the city.
   (H)   Notice of intention to offer service; report of service. Each permittee shall advise the city, in writing, of each location and business at which the permittee intends to collect materials in advance of the commencement of collection. Each permittee shall submit to the city, on or before the twentieth day of the month following the month of service, a report indicating, at a minimum, the business names, addresses, telephone numbers, types, sizes, quantities and frequencies of containers being serviced by the permittee.
   (I)   Violation. This section shall be enforced in accordance with the code enforcement procedure in Chapter 30 of this code. Should a permittee fail to comply with the requirements of its permit, the provisions of the code, or state law, the city may commence a code enforcement action against the permittee. Enforcement of this section shall include the code enforcement board’s right to temporarily or permanently revoke the permit for repeated violations.
(Ord. 1312, passed 2-5-09; Am. Ord. 1523, passed 2-26-15; Am. Ord. 1607, passed 2-21-19)