§ 115.22  LICENSING CONDITIONS.
   (A)    In issuing commercial collection licenses, thevillage shall seek to maximize the quality of service provided.
   (B)   Therefore, all applicants shall meet and adhere to the following conditions:
      (1)   All firms applying for a license shall be required to conform to all applicable local ordinances and regulations as well as state and federal regulations governing general refuse, landscape waste and recycling collection, transport, processing and/or disposal.
      (2)   A complete listing of all customers served shall be submitted by all licenses contractors within three months of initial licensing and thereafter 45 days prior to license renewal.
      (3)   A license to collect refuse shall not be re-assigned and is not transferable.
      (4)   Prior to issuance of a license, all contractors shall be required to file an annual performance bond in the amount of $25,000 to guarantee faithful performance of collection services.
      (5)   In the event a firm licensed for collection in the village relocates any or all of its operations, written notice of such change(s) shall be promptly submitted to the village.
      (6)   Refuse contractors shall be required to remove all general refuse, landscape waste and recyclables no less than one time per week, with additional collections as required to maintain sanitary conditions.  Collection shall occur between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  The contractor shall not be responsible for removal of hazardous waste as defined by the U.S. EPA, Illinois EPA, or other applicable regulatory agency.
      (7)    Except for franchise collection of municipal solid waste from residential real estate (other than multi-family dwellings containing five or more units), fees charged for the collection and/or processing of municipal solid waste, general refuse, landscape waste and/or recyclables shall be negotiated directly between the contractor and customer.
      (8)   Collection location shall be the alley, where applicable.  If alley collection is not available, the contractor and customer shall mutually agree upon an alternative location at the side or front of the customer’s property.
      (9)   Refuse containers shall be made of metal,  rubber or plastic, shall be watertight and shall be of sufficient size to accommodate the customers’ disposal requirements.
      (10)   All contractors shall furnish competent employees in providing refuse collection services.  Employees shall wear proper attire at all times while performing work in the village.  Employees deemed incompetent or irresponsible by the village shall be promptly removed from duty routes within the village.
      (11)   All contractors shall dispose of or process collected general refuse, landscape waste and recyclable each day at disposal facilities properly licensed by the EPA outside the village’s corporate limits.  The village reserves the right to approve the final disposal site of all municipal waste and to direct that the municipal waste be transported to a disposal facility selected by the village.  The village shall provide 120 days notice of its decision to invoke this provision.
      (12)   All contractors shall be equipped and possess the competence necessary to develop and operate commercial recycling programs.  If requested by a commercial customer, said contractor shall offer recycling services.  The village reserves the right to conduct such investigations as necessary to verify a contractor’s ability to provide recycling services. Such investigation may include, but is not limited to, facility tours, review of market contracts and proof of available equipment.  The village shall be advised of all commercial recycling activities, including periodic reports from all contractors documenting number of participating customers, tons collected by material, revenue derived, price per ton or value per unit of each recyclable commodity and other information as may be requested by the village.  All recyclables shall be collected, separated and processed to facilitate the sale of commodities to re-manufacturers or post-consumer use.  No recyclable materials shall be deposited at a landfill or waste incinerator.
      (13)   All contractors shall collect landscape waste from their customers as required.
      (14)   Refuse contractors must:
         (a)   Use modern, enclosed equipment complete with a hydraulic compacting system in the collection of general refuse and landscape waste.
         (b)   Operate equipment that is properly licensed by the State of Illinois and conforms to our federal and state equipment safety standards.
         (c)   Demonstrate adequate and sufficient personnel and financial resources necessary to render commercial collection services in conformance with rules and regulations as may be promulgated from time to time by the Village Administrator’s Office.
      (15)   Contracts shall adhere to all state and federal Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines.
      (16)   Refuse contractors may be required to provide emergency collection service to alleviate threats to health, safety and general public welfare.
      (17)   Refuse contractors shall provide a local phone number, staffed during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for receipt of service calls or complaints.  A listing of complaints shall be maintained, and every possible effort shall be made to correct the problem within 24 hours.
(Ord. 1993-8, passed 5-3-93 ; Am. Ord. 2005-80, passed 10-17-05 Penalty, see § 10.99