A.   Supervision: Garbage and refuse collection and disposal services provided by the city, including the provision of recycling services, shall be under the supervision and management of the operations division of the public works department, subject, however, to the right of the mayor to contract for refuse collection services as provided in subsection B of this section.
   B.   Contract; Authority: The mayor shall have the power to contract with any person to gather, collect, haul and dispose of garbage and other solid waste material. Any contract for such refuse collection services shall contain a provision requiring the contracting party to comply with all the applicable provisions of this chapter.
   C.   Special Cleanup Days: The mayor shall have the power to designate special cleanup days, in accordance with the provisions of section 7-2-2 of this code. At these designated times, the public works department may collect large items or materials that otherwise are unacceptable during normal operations, such as tree limbs, appliances, mattresses and furniture, if authorized for collection by the mayor.
   D.   Access Restrictions: City personnel shall not enter yards, garages or other buildings to pick up or collect refuse unless previously approved by the manager of the operations division.
(1979 Code § 8.04.010; Ord. 97-91, 12-16-1997; amd. 1999 Code; Ord. 2002-30, 5-7-2002, eff. 5-22-2002)
   E.   Approval Of Recyclable Materials; Notification Of Customers: The director of the public works department shall determine which materials are suitable for collection as recyclables based upon the city's ability to recycle such materials in a reasonable and economical manner. The manager of the operations division shall notify its customers of which materials may be placed in a recycling cart and how those materials shall be prepared.
(Ord. 2002-30, 5-7-2002, eff. 5-22-2002)