4-1-4: GARBAGE, REFUSE AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION:
   A.   Garbage And Refuse Collection:
      1.   Carts Provided: The contractor agrees to provide, at its own expense, one 96-gallon wheeled cart to each single-family residence in the village of Shorewood for the purposes of garbage collection. In lieu of the ninety six (96) gallon wheeled cart, the contractor shall upon request, provide senior citizen residents of the village with a sixty four (64) gallon wheeled cart. The carts will remain the property of the contractor and the contractor will be responsible for replacement of carts that become worn or damaged through normal usage. The contractor will not be responsible for cart replacement resulting from negligence, abuse, and/or odors. The contractor will make available for rent or purchase additional ninety six (96) gallon carts to homeowners for the purposes of disposing of refuse. The rental fee will be four dollars ($4.00) per month with a one year minimum rental agreement. The contractor shall be solely responsible for the billing and collection of fees from the homeowners that agree to rent the carts.
      2.   Weekly Collection Of Garbage And Refuse: The contractor shall provide weekly collection of garbage and refuse for all occupied units within the village. All "garbage" and "refuse" as herein defined that is designated for collection and disposal hereunder must be placed in the provided carts. Additional refuse material must be contained and may be placed in covered cans or containers not to exceed thirty (30) gallons in capacity with a maximum weight for any one container and its contents not to exceed fifty (50) pounds. The minimum can or container shall not be less than fifteen (15) gallons. Heavy duty bags which are securely fastened shall be considered proper containers so long as they do not exceed thirty (30) gallons' capacity and are fifty (50) pounds or less in weight. Cans, containers and/or heavy duty bags must be placed at the curb or roadway or in the alley (if designed by the contractor).
      3.   Bulk Items Collected By Arrangements: "Bulk items", as herein defined, are considered subject to collection by the contractor according to the terms and definitions of this chapter. The contractor will make available the collection of one bulk item per week from residential units at no additional cost to the resident. Carpeting will be accepted as a bulk item provided that it is cut and rolled into four foot (4') lengths and properly secured. Each roll should not weigh more than fifty (50) pounds. Up to eight (8) rolls of carpeting and padding will be accepted for collection as a bulk item. Residents will be responsible to contact the contractor and make arrangements for collection of additional bulk items on an individual basis. Residents with additional material or home improvement projects may contract separately with the contractor. The contractor will make available ten (10), fifteen (15), twenty (20) and thirty (30) cubic yard containers for this purpose.
      4.   Items Placed Out For Collection: All items placed out for collection by residents must be at the curb or alley by six o'clock (6:00) A.M. on the designated collection day. All materials placed out for collection must be at least three feet (3') from the curb or public right of way and the materials must be readily accessible to the contractor. The contractor shall handle all carts, cans, and containers with reasonable care to avoid damage and attempt to replace them in the same upright position on the parkway or by the alley side where the containers were initially placed. In the event the contractor cannot accept certain items, the contractor will utilize a dedicated communication mechanism to inform the residents as to the reason why the material was not accepted. The contractor shall be provided unobstructed access to the containers on the scheduled collection day.
      5.   Clean Up Spills: The contractor shall clean up and dispose of any contents that spill on the parkway, street, or alley during the course of his work in a responsible manner for the general health and safety of the public. The contractor shall be provided unobstructed access to the containers on the scheduled collection day.
      6.   Access To Roads And Streets: The village agrees that the contractor will have access to the roads and streets. In the event of street repairs or in cases where the contractor will not have access due to planned repairs, the village will notify residents impacted by any roadwork of any changes to the collection schedule. The village and the contractor will mutually agree and determine where the placement of refuse and recyclables (including yard waste) will occur during the roadwork periods.
      7.   Villagewide Cleanup: The contractor will provide a villagewide cleanup where large bulk and an unlimited amount of refuse, excluding restricted items, will be collected. The contractor and the village shall mutually agree upon the dates and times of the cleanup.
   B.   Yard Waste Collection:
      1.   "Yard waste", as herein defined, will be collected once per week on the same day as the garbage from April 1 through November 30 each calendar year. The village may request that the contractor collect yard waste for up to ten (10) days beyond the November 30 date in the event that leaf collection efforts by the village have not been completed. All yard waste materials must be placed in "kraft" paper bags designed and sold specifically for the collection and disposal of yard waste. Yard waste placed in plastic bags or ridged containers will not be accepted. The contractor will make available for rent or purchase ninety six (96) gallon carts to homeowners for the purposes of disposing of yard waste. The rental fee will be four dollars ($4.00) per month with a one year minimum rental agreement. The contractor shall be solely responsible for the billing and collection of fees from the homeowners that agree to rent the carts.
      2.   Branches and brush will also be collected and the material must be bundled and tied with string or twine (not wire). Branches must be cut into lengths of four feet (4') or less, and each branch should be no larger than four inches (4") in diameter. Each bundle must not weigh more than fifty (50) pounds. Unbundled brush will not be collected.
      3.   All yard waste items placed out for collection by residents must be at the curb or alley by six o'clock (6:00) A.M. on the designated collection day.
      4.   In all cases, the contractor will comply with the state of Illinois statutes regarding the collection and disposal of yard waste. (Ord. 14-1719, 1-28-2014)