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The standards in this Section shall apply to large collection facilities.
(a) Size and Location. A large collection facility:
(1) Shall be larger than 500 square feet or shall be located on a separate property not related to a host use; and
(2) May have a permanent structure.
(b) Setback from Residential Use. A large collection facility shall be located at least 150 feet from the property line of any residential use or land use zoning district that allows residential land uses.
(c) Screening. A large collection facility shall be screened from the public right-of-way by operating in an enclosed building or within an area enclosed by an opaque fence at least six feet in height with landscaping.
(d) Setbacks and Landscaping Requirements. Setbacks and landscape requirements shall be those provided for the land use zoning district in which the facility is located.
(e) Outdoor Storage. Exterior storage of material shall be in sturdy containers that are covered, secured, and maintained in good condition, or may be baled or placed on pallets. Storage containers for flammable material shall be constructed of non-flammable material. Oil storage shall be in containers approved by the County Fire Department. No storage, excluding truck trailers and overseas containers, shall be visible above the height of the fencing, screening, or landscaping.
(f) Daily Cleaning and Maintenance. The site shall be maintained free of litter, dust, flies, and any other undesirable materials, and shall be cleaned of loose debris on a daily basis.
(1) Space shall be provided on site for six vehicles or the anticipated peak customer load, whichever is higher, to circulate and to deposit recyclable materials, except where the review authority determines that allowing overflow traffic above six vehicles is compatible with surrounding businesses and public safety.
(2) One parking space shall be provided for each commercial vehicle operated by the recycling facility. Parking requirements for customers shall be as provided for in the land use zoning district in which the facility is located, except that parking requirements for employees may be reduced when it can be shown that parking spaces are not necessary such as when employees are transported in a company vehicle to a work facility.
(h) Noise. Noise levels shall not 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.
(i) Hours of Operation. If the facility is located within 500 feet of property zoned, planned, or occupied for residential use, it shall not be in operation between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(j) Containers for After-hours Donations. Containers or enclosures provided for after-hours donation of recyclable materials shall be:
(1) Located at least 50 feet from any property zoned, planned, or occupied for residential use.
(2) Constructed of sturdy, rustproof material.
(3) Of sufficient capacity to accommodate materials collected.
(4) Secured from unauthorized entry or removal of materials.
(k) Donation Areas. Donation areas shall be kept free of litter and any other undesirable material and the containers shall be clearly marked to identify the type of material that may be deposited. A large collection facility shall display a notice stating that no material shall be left outside the recycling containers.
(l) Signs. A large collection facility shall be clearly marked with the name and phone number of the facility operator and the hours of operation. Identification and informational signs shall meet the standards of the land use zoning district in which the facility is located. Directional signs may be installed with the approval of the Director, if necessary, to facilitate traffic circulation or if the facility is not visible from the public right-of-way.
(m) Power-Driven Processing. Power-driven processing (e.g., aluminum foil and can compacting, baling, plastic shredding, light processing activities necessary for efficient temporary storage and shipment of material, etc.) may be approved at the discretion of the Commission if noise restrictions and other conditions are met.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)