12-2-5: COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL CHARGES:
   A.   Charges Imposed On Residences: Refuse collection and disposal charges are hereby imposed, levied and assessed for the collection and disposal of garbage, community waste, stove ashes, recyclable materials, and other such refuse, against all persons and premises receiving such services. Such service shall be supplied by the city to all residences, without exception, and the charges shall be assessed and paid as provided herein. Such service may be supplied by the city to businesses, industries and apartments or multi-family residences, if requested by the owner or occupant and approved by the public services director, and where supplied shall be assessed as provided herein.
   B.   Charges: Charges for refuse collection and disposal services shall be as determined in title 4, chapter 6 of this code. Such charges are intended to provide sufficient revenue for the costs of all refuse collection and disposal services and a fair return to the city as payment in lieu of property and franchise taxes.
   C.   Debt To City:
      1.   Garbage and refuse collection and disposal service charges are levied and assessed upon the person liable for water services rendered at the premises receiving refuse collection and disposal services through the city, and are a debt due the city from and after the end of the accounting period for which a statement for water services is to be rendered under the ordinances and regulations governing the sale and distribution of water by the water utility.
      2.   In the event the property does not receive water services from the city, the property owner shall be responsible and liable for all charges for refuse collection and disposal services.
   D.   Billing And Collection:
      1.   Past Due; Charges: In the event water service to any building or premises in the city is shut off or limited under the provisions of this chapter, the service restoration fees imposed under section 9-1-11 of this code shall be applicable. Water service shall not be turned on or restored until all past due charges for water, sanitary and storm sewer, and garbage and refuse collection and disposal service and for turning off and restoring water service have been paid in full, and all required deposits provided.
      2.   Lien Against Property: All unpaid charges for garbage and refuse collection and disposal service are a lien against the premises to which garbage and refuse collection and disposal service is rendered or for which service is procured by the city, except to the extent limited by Utah law. Such lien may be foreclosed in any court of competent jurisdiction, or, by written direction of the water manager, the lien may be waived and an action in person may be maintained for the collection of such charges.
   E.   Receipt Of Charges; Accountability: The water division of the public works department shall receive and collect the garbage and refuse collection and disposal service charges levied under the provision of this chapter, and shall promptly after receipt thereof account for and pay over the same to the city treasurer. Periodically, there shall be paid to the water division out of the proceeds of such charges the reasonable costs and expenses of the water division incident to the billing, receiving, collecting and accounting for the charges, as determined by the public services director.
(1979 Code § 8.04.050; Ord. 97-91, 12-16-1997; amd. Ord. 2001-38, 6-12-2001, eff. 1-1-2002; Ord. 2002-30, 5-7-2002; Ord. 2004-39, 6-15-2004, eff. 7-1-2004; Ord. 2004-44, 6-15-2004, eff. 7-1-2004)
   F.   Use Of Unassigned Carts: When a missing or stolen cart is found on any premises, the water utility customer or owner of such premises shall be responsible for charges attributable to such cart from the date that the cart was reported as missing or stolen until its return to the city.
   G.   Temporary Discontinuance Of Services: Garbage and refuse collection services may be discontinued during periods that the premises are vacant under the following conditions:
      1.   The operations division picks up all carts assigned to the premises and no automated carts are found or used on the premises during such period; and
      2.   The customer pays the fee for pick up and delivery as determined in title 4, chapter 6 of this code.
   H.   Service Changes: After initial commencement of services, the customer may request that the number or size of carts assigned to the premises be changed; provided that any change in service shall be maintained for a minimum of three (3) months, unless the customer pays the pick up and delivery charge as determined in title 4, chapter 6 of this code.
(Ord. 2002-30, 5-7-2002)