A.   Collecting Recyclable Materials Required: All licensed haulers shall make curbside recycling collection available at a minimum of once a week to all residential unit customer accounts, unless a hauler is providing a "one sort" service, in which case the hauler may make collection available to customers every other week. At a minimum, such service shall include all "targeted recyclables" as defined herein. Such recycling pick up service shall be considered a part of residential rubbish hauling service generally, and no additional fee or charge may be made for such curbside recycling pick up.
   B.   Minimum Targeted Recyclables: Minimum targeted recyclables to be collected are: newsprint, metal beverage cans, cardboard, cartons, plastic beverage bottles, glass bottles and jars. Additional items may be added or defined as the council deems necessary or as county requirements change.
   C.   Collection Schedule:
      1.   Weekly collection of recyclables from residential unit accounts shall be available, unless a hauler is providing a "one sort" service, in which case the hauler may make collection available to customers every other week. Service for multiple residential dwellings shall be determined by agreement between the hauler and the customer.
      2.   Collection of recyclables shall be on the scheduled day for normal garbage collection for every customer.
      3.   Collections must be made within twelve (12) hours of designated collection day.
   D.   Point Of Collection: Point of collection shall be agreed upon by the customer and the hauler (i.e., curbside or other location).
   E.   Charges: Each licensee shall file with the city clerk a schedule of hauling rates to be charged during the license period for which the application is made. Every licensee shall provide thirty (30) days' prior notification of any change in rates to be implemented during the license period.
   F.   Subcontracting For Recycling Services: All subcontractors shall comply with all the licensing provisions contained within this chapter.
   G.   Procedure Of Collector:
      1.   Hauler must comply with all state, county and city laws and regulations. If hauler does not comply with state, county, and/or city regulations, ordinances or laws, the license may be revoked.
      2.   Hauler will retain ownership of recyclable materials.
      3.   Prior to delivery of the recyclables to the recycling center or recycling company, the hauler shall weigh the recyclables at a state inspected and certified scale. The recyclables shall be weighed, and the hauler shall provide the city with scale receipts.
      4.   The hauler shall take the recyclables to a recycling center or to any other company or entity that engages in the process of recycling. It is unlawful to landfill or incinerate collected recyclables without approval from the city.
   H.   Receipts, Reports And Payments:
      1.   On a monthly basis, the hauler shall provide to the city the scale receipts for the recyclables collected in the city. Reports will be due by the fifteenth of the month following the reporting period.
      2.   All licensed haulers shall report to the city the quantity of all recyclables and yard waste abated from landfills. These reports shall be submitted on a quarterly basis and shall include:
         a.   The number of residential units from which recyclables were collected.
         b.   The weight of the recyclables, measured by the scale and categorized by type of targeted recyclables.
         c.   The city's share of the hauler's total recyclables.
         d.   Yard waste may be reported in estimates of cubic yardage abated.
      3.   The city will provide the form on which the report will be submitted.
      4.   The quarterly reports are due on March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15 of each year.
      5.   Haulers will be reimbursed each quarter at the discretion of the city as determined by council resolution.
   I.   Collection Conditions Of Residents:
      1.   Residential unit customers may not put out materials more than twelve (12) hours in advance of collection, and containers may not be out more than twelve (12) hours after collection. (Ord. 264, 2-21-1989; amd. Ord. 389, 1-20-2004; Ord. 561, 12-1-2020)