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(a) General Requirements. Each permitted collector, unless specifically exempted under this section, shall provide recycling services to all residential and nonresidential customers in accordance with this chapter and Chapter 1086 of these Codified Ordinances. Each permitted collector shall provide curbside recycling services to each residence or business to which such collector provides curbside solid waste collection services. In addition, the permitted collector shall provide bulk container recycling services to each multifamily dwelling, apartment complex, and business to which such collector provides bulk container solid waste collection services. A permitted collector shall collect the source-separated recyclable material and transport such material to an approved facility or recycling facility for ultimate disposition as a recycled material. No collector shall be required to collect from any customer any recyclable material that does not meet the set-out requirements as provided in Chapter 1086 of these Codified Ordinances, provided that such customer has been properly notified of the set-out requirements in accordance with this chapter. This chapter shall not impose any liability upon any collector for failure of a customer to participate in recycling as long as such collector provides the recycling services in accordance with this chapter and Chapter 1086 of these Codified Ordinances.
(b) Exemptions. Any minor collector may elect to be exempt from the provisions of Section 1084.08. Should a minor collector provide recycling services, such collector may choose to limit the required services under subsections 1084.08(c) and (d). In addition, such collector shall not be subject to the reporting provisions required under subsections 1084.07(b)(11) through (13).
(c) Required Services for Residential. Each permitted collector shall collect from all residential customers (single family and multifamily dwellings or facilities and apartment complexes) the following source-separated recyclable material, at a minimum:
(1) As of January 1, 2003:
A. Newspaper and magazines;
B. Container glass, metal and aluminum cans, and plastic beverage and detergent containers.
(2) As of July 1, 2003:
A. Newspaper and magazines;
B. Container glass, metal and aluminum cans, and plastic beverage and detergent containers;
C. Cardboard and paperboard;
D. Yard waste.
(d) Required Services for Nonresidential. As of October 1, 2003, each permitted collector shall collect from all nonresidential customers (business, commercial, industrial, and institutional) at least one principal recyclable material (PRM) that the customer generates annually in the greatest quantity provided that those materials are white office paper, mixed paper, or corrugated cardboard. Should the nonresidential customer generate a PRM that is not one of these three materials, the customer/generator is responsible for arranging for collection, transport and recycling of the principal recyclable material. In multi-tenant commercial properties in which individual businesses do not manage their own solid waste, the type of recyclable container provided by the collector shall be determined on the basis of the property's combined waste stream. For nonresidential customers, the minimum recycling storage capacity shall be twenty-five percent of the solid waste storage capacity, and the maximum recycling storage capacity shall be one hundred percent of the solid waste storage capacity.
(e) Permit. No permit shall be issued to a major collector or continued in effect until and unless such collector maintains recycling services for all customers as specified in this chapter.
(f) Liability. This section shall not affect the right of any person to sell or otherwise dispose of waste material as provided in Section 15.2-933 of the Code of Virginia or permitted under any other law of the Commonwealth of Virginia, nor shall it impose any liability upon any collector for failure of its customers to comply with this section.
(Ord. 02-09. Passed 5-20-02.)