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The standards in this Section shall apply to heavy recyclable materials processing facilities.
(a) Setback from Residential Use. A processing facility shall be located at least 150 feet from property planned, zoned, or occupied for residential use and operations shall take place within a fully enclosed building or within an area enclosed by a solid wood or masonry fence at least six feet in height.
(b) Setbacks and Landscaping. Setbacks from property lines shall be those provided for the land use zoning district in which the facility is located. If the setback is less than 25 feet, the facility shall be buffered by a landscape strip at least ten feet wide along each property line.
(c) Hours of Operation. If the processing facility is located within 500 feet of property zoned, planned, or occupied for residential use, it shall not operate between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(d) On-Site Personnel. On-site personnel shall administer the processing facility during the hours the facility is open.
(e) Noise. Noise level shall not exceed 65 dB(A), as measured at the property line of an existing residence or land use zoning district allowing residential land uses, and shall not exceed 70 dB(A) at any point.
(f) Signs. Sign criteria shall be those specified in Chapter 83.13 (Sign Regulations). In addition, the facility shall be clearly marked with the name and phone number of the facility operator and the hours of operation.
(g) 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.
(h) Donation Areas. Donation areas shall be kept free of litter and any other undesirable material. The containers shall be clearly marked to identify the type of material that may be deposited. A processing facility shall display a notice stating that no material shall be left outside the recycling containers.
(i) Dust. No dust, fumes, odor, smoke, or vibration above ambient level shall be detectable on neighboring properties.
(j) Power-Driven Processing. Power-driven processing shall be allowed, provided noise level requirements are met. Light processing facilities shall be limited to baling, briquetting, crushing, compacting, grinding, shredding and sorting of source-separated recyclable materials, and repairing of reusable materials.
(k) Used Motor Oil. A processing facility may accept used motor oil for recycling from the generator in compliance with Health and Safety Code § 25250.11 (Management of Used Oil).
(l) Outdoor Storage. Exterior storage of material shall be in sturdy containers or enclosures 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 Chief of the County Fire Department. No storage, excluding truck trailers and overseas containers, shall be visible above the height of the fencing, screening or landscaping.
(m) Daily Cleaning and Maintenance. The site shall be maintained free of litter and any other undesirable materials and shall be cleaned of loose debris on a daily basis.
(n) Site security. The site shall be secured from unauthorized entry and removal of materials when attendants are not present.
(1) Space shall be provided on-site for the anticipated peak load of customers to circulate, park and deposit recyclable materials. A minimum of six parking spaces or on-site drive-through stacking capacity for ten vehicles shall be provided.
(2) One parking space shall be provided for each commercial vehicle operated by the processing center. Parking requirements shall otherwise be as mandated by the land use zoning district in which the facility is located.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)