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(A) The city provides solid waste collection and disposal service for all residential properties in the city. Waste materials, including recyclables, garbage and refuse will be collected weekly from the curb location.
(B) The city sanitation department works all holidays except Christmas Day. Any changes shall be as approved by the Director of Public Service and communicated to all customers.
(C) Refuse carts, provided by the city, shall be placed curbside the day prior to assigned collection day for each residence but not sooner than 5:00 p.m. and must be removed from the curbside by 7:00 p.m. the day of collection. Carts put out prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection day or not removed by 7:00 p.m. on the day of collection are subject to citations for littering. Only refuse carts as provided by the city will be picked up by the city sanitation crews. Any material not inside or stacked within the cart will not be picked up. Carts may not weight more than 200 pounds when fully loaded for collection. The cart should be placed within five feet of the curb or street with handles facing away from the street.
(D) The city provided cart shall be the only acceptable container for acceptable waste materials. The city shall provide one refuse cart with a minimum capacity of 60 gallons and a maximum capacity of 96 gallons for residential use. Additional containers may be provided by the city which will include an additional charge for service. Any change in service shall have a minimum term of one year.
(E) Materials other than garbage, rubbish, and refuse are declared prohibited and will not be collected. Prohibited materials for pick up in carts will include dead animals, grass, sod and related yard waste, hot ashes, burning embers, rocks or large stones, construction or demolition materials, flammable liquids, paints, poisonous or explosive substances, motor oil, tires, any hazardous waste materials, batteries or other materials deemed prohibited by the Director of Public Service.
(F) Bulk items such as furniture, carpeting and padding, mattresses or box springs can be disposed of at the city solid waste transfer station with a fee as defined in § 51.23.
(G) Appliances such as stoves, washers, dishwashers, dryers, hot water heaters, and refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners will not be picked up by city sanitation crews. Such items may be disposed of at the city solid waste transfer station for a fee as defined in § 51.23. Any appliance containing refrigerants must have a certificate of purging in order to be accepted.
(H) Yard waste such as grass clippings and brush cannot be mixed with regular trash and refuse. The city yard waste program will continue from May through October with special pickups. All yard waste must be in containers of no more than 30 gallons and have a "yard waste" sticker attached. Yard waste stickers are available at the Utility office or the city solid waste transfer station. All brush must be tied in bundles no longer than four feet and no more than two feet in diameter. See §§ 51.05 and 51.06.
(I) Medical wastes including needles and syringes must be placed in a hard plastic container with a cap. All dressings, pads and other medical waste must be disposed of properly in a protective plastic bag.
(J) The Director of Public Service may declare a special pick-up week in which yard waste, brush, rubbish, garbage are picked up by crews including rubbish not contained within containers as defined in § 51.02. Such pick up week will not include pick up of materials in § 51.02(E), (F), or (G) as defined above or any item weighing more than 50 pounds.