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(a) Owners or managers of food vendors and events must provide Adequate Refuse Collection Service to their employees, contractors and customers.
(b) Owners or managers of food vendors and events must supply appropriate containers, placed in appropriate locations, to make source separation of recyclables, compostables, and trash convenient for the employees, contractors, and customers of the food vendors and events. The containers must:
(1) Be of appropriate number and size in light of the recyclable, compostable, and trash quantities reasonably anticipated to be generated at the location;
(2) Bear appropriate signage and be color coded to identify the type of refuse to be deposited—blue for recyclables, green for compostables, and black for trash—and meet any additional design criteria established by the Department by regulation; and,
(3) Be placed as close together as possible to provide equally convenient access to users.
(c) Owners or managers of food vendors and events must provide information and/or training for new tenants, employees, and contractors, including janitors on how to source separate recyclables, compostables, and trash, and must re-educate existing tenants, employees, and contractors at least once a year.
(d) Food vendors that provide disposable food ware must have at least one container each for recyclables, compostables and trash for use by customers and visitors, placed inside near a main exit, unless that food vendor does not use disposable food ware for on-site consumption and serves minimal to go orders per day, but not including any to go orders delivered to residents by a delivery service. Food vendors meeting the requirements of this Section are exempt from the requirement of Public Works Code Section 173 to place "a litter receptacle outside each exit." Multiple food vendors that provide disposable food service ware and share a common eating area may share an appropriate number, size, and placement of containers for recyclables, compostables and trash for convenient use by customers or visitors.
(e) Food vendors and events must not put any fats, oils or grease in trash collection containers.
(Added by Ord. 100-09, File No. 081404, App. 6/23/2009)