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The standards in this Section shall apply to small collection facilities.
(a) Accessory Use. A small collection facility shall be established as an accessory use to a primary commercial, industrial, or institutional use that is in compliance with this Development Code, the California Building Code, and the Uniform Fire Code.
(b) Maximum floor space. A small collection facility shall not occupy more than 500 square feet of floor space.
(1) Containers shall be constructed and maintained with durable, waterproof, and rustproof material and shall be covered.
(2) Containers shall be clearly marked to identify the:
(A) Type(s) of recyclable(s) that may be deposited.
(B) Name and telephone number of the facility operator.
(d) Daily Cleaning and Maintenance. The site shall be swept and maintained in a dust-free, litter-free condition on a daily basis.
(e) Setback. The small collection facility shall be set back at least ten feet from any street right-of-way and shall not obstruct pedestrian or vehicular circulation.
(f) Landscaping. The small collection facility shall not impair the landscaping required by this Development Code for a concurrent use nor conflict with a permit issued in compliance with this Development Code.
(g) Noise. Noise level shall not at any time exceed 65 dB(A) as measured at the property line of residentially zoned or occupied property; and shall not exceed 70 dB(A) at any point.
(h) Prohibited Equipment. Small collection facilities shall not include power-driven sorting and/or consolidation equipment (e.g., crushers, bailers, etc.) except reverse vending machines.
(i) Signs. In addition to the signs and certificates issued by the Department of Conservation and Division of Recycling, which shall be displayed by the operator/processor, and the informational signs required by this Chapter, signs may be provided as follows:
(1) An unattended container not over 50 cubic feet in bulk and not over nine feet in height may have a maximum sign area of four square feet;
(2) Other containers or units may have one flat-mounted sign per side of container or wall of enclosure of 20 percent of the surface of the side up to a maximum of 16 square feet.
(l) Prohibited Materials. Use of the small collection facility for collection of solid wastes or hazardous wastes (as defined under “Hazardous Waste” in Division 10) shall be prohibited.
(m) Removal after Permit Expiration. If the Special Use Permit expires without renewal, the small collection facility shall be removed from the site on the day following permit expiration.
(n) Location and Hours of Operation. Attended facilities located within 100 feet of a property zoned or occupied for residential use shall be in operation during the hours between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., and otherwise during the hours of operation of the host business. Containers for the 24-hour donation of materials shall be at least 30 feet from any property zoned or occupied for residential use unless there is a recognized service corridor and acoustical shielding between the containers and the residential use.
(o) Applicable Development Standards. The small collection facility shall conform to the development standards for the land use zoning district in which it is located.
(1) Occupation of parking spaces by the small collection facility and by the attendant shall not reduce available parking spaces below the minimum number required for the primary host use in Chapter 83.11 (Parking and Loading Standards) unless all of the following conditions exist:
(A) The facility is located in a convenience zone or a potential convenience zone as designated by the California Department of Conservation in compliance with the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act (Public Resources Code §§ 14500 et seq.)
(B) A parking study shows that existing parking capacity is not already fully utilized during the time the recycling facility will be on the site.
(C) The Special Use Permit shall be reconsidered at the end of 12 months. Parking credits in an established parking facility may then be granted as follows:
Number of Available Parking Spaces
Commercial host use
Community facility host use
A maximum five spaces reduction will be allowed when not in conflict with parking needs of the host use.
(2) Mobile recycling units shall have an area clearly marked to prohibit other vehicular parking during the hours when the mobile unit is scheduled to be present.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)