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(A) Applicability. The provisions of this section shall apply to all:
(1) Non-residential development, multi-family residential developments and/or single-family attached residential developments, which do not use roll-out containers for curbside solid waste pickup; and
(2) Businesses located within the solid waste downtown boundary that utilizes private dumpster collection.
(B) Location and placement.
(1) All dumpster enclosures shall be located to facilitate collection and minimize negative impact on persons occupying the development site or business, neighboring properties, or public rights-of-way.
(2) All garbage and recycling collection trucks must be able to easily access dumpsters.
(3) All service vehicles must be able to enter, service a dumpster, back up and depart without having to make unnecessary maneuvers.
(4) The path for service trucks should not be obstructed by parked vehicles, medians, curbs, buildings or other obstructions.
(5) Service trucks must be able to lift dumpsters to empty them without obstruction from overhead wires or tree limbs. There should be a minimum of 24 feet overhead clearance for the centralized dumpsters at all times.
(6) Dumpsters shall be located in the rear or side yard and may not be placed on public streets, allies, sidewalks or public property.
(7) The vehicle approach will require a 45 feet straightaway approach and container must be on the same grade in order to be serviceable.
(C) Dumpster facility requirements.
(a) All dumpster enclosures shall be fully enclosed with a wall to a minimum of height of eight feet to block 100% of the view in the enclosed area.
(b) The dumpster enclosure shall match the primary color and material of the building when viewed from the public or private right-of-way.
(c) Two fixed barrier guard posts must be placed behind each dumpster.
(d) The enclosure entrance must be at least 12 feet wide to allow for adequate access for collection trucks. Enclosures with more than one container should add 12 feet of width per additional dumpster. For example, if your enclosure has two containers, the opening should be at least 22 feet wide not to include the two feet if center posts are provided.
(e) The enclosures shall include an opaque gate(s) constructed of either painted (earth tones only) corrugated metal affixed to a metal frame or plank affixed to a galvanized metal frame with metal hinges and latch. The metal frame shall be mounted on six inch steel pipe bollards filled with concrete. The pipe bollards shall be painted earth tone colors to match the gates and provide a column cap to match.
(f) The gate latching shall be provided that consists of cane poles anchored to gate with bent straps. The bent straps shall allow for free vertical and rotational movements. The latching system shall be designed to keep gates open during service.
(g) The depth of the dumpster enclosure shall consist of 12 feet.
(2) Dumpster pad.
(a) Every dumpster must be placed on a concrete pad large enough to support the container and front wheels of the collection truck. The pad must be 18 feet long and ten feet wide to accommodate one container.
(b) The 12 feet long concrete pad located under the containers shall be a minimum of six inches thick. The remaining six feet long concrete pad located in front of the dumpsters shall be a minimum of 12 inches thick.
(Ord. O-1999-86, passed 12-7-99; Am. Ord. O-2012-23, passed 10-2-12) Penalty, see § 55.15