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(A) Separation of solid waste. Garbage, ashes, recyclable materials, and other materials as directed, shall each be placed and maintained in separate containers, if the County Manager so requires.
(B) Preparation of solid waste. All garbage shall be free of liquids before being placed in garbage containers for collection.
(C) Duty to maintain containers in sanitary condition. Solid waste containers shall be maintained in good condition. Any container that does not conform to the provisions of this chapter shall be promptly replaced or collection may be denied.
(D) Collection of ashes and hot waste. For at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of collection, ashes shall be cold. Ashes may then be placed at the collection point at the specified time and in appropriate containers as determined by the County Manager.
(E) Commercial solid waste containers.
(1) Commercial establishments, and multiple-family dwellings, excluding mobile home parks, shall be required to furnish appropriate commercial solid waste containers as specified by the County Manager.
(2) No person shall deposit ashes, hot waste or other materials susceptible to spontaneous ignition into any combustible receptacle, or place the same within ten feet of any combustible materials, except in metal or other non-combustible receptacles. Placement of receptacles shall comply with the Uniform Fire Code or other applicable codes.
(F) Residential solid waste containers.
(1) Solid waste shall be enclosed in plastic bags in the containers for residential collection. These containers or bags must conform to contractor collection specifications, as approved by the County Manager, or to procedures promulgated by the County Manager. All containers must be tightly secured so as to prevent solid waste from being scattered, blown or spilled. Sharp or extremely heavy materials will be placed in disposable containers other than plastic bags. Plastic bags shall be of sufficient strength so as not to tear with normal handling at maximum capacity.
(2) Residential solid waste, when served by roadside collection, shall be placed out for collection no later than 7:00 a.m. on the regularly scheduled day, but no sooner than 6:00 p.m. the evening prior to collection, unless otherwise specified by the County Manager.
(3) Residential solid waste, when served by roadside collection, shall be placed as close to the roadway as possible and in a location clear from vehicular traffic, and shall not prohibit pedestrian movement. Solid waste shall be clearly visible and accessible for collection, and free from any obstructions (including but not limited to trees, shrubbery, walls, fences and vehicles). The County Manager shall have the authority to designate the solid waste collection site.
(4) Residents who fail to comply with these requirements shall be responsible for storing their solid waste until their next regular collection day, or disposing of it at an approved disposal facility.
(Ord. 2010-01, passed 5-19-2010; Am. Ord. 2017-02, passed 8-23-2017)