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Garbage, Refuse, & Recycling

Chapter 9: Garbage, Refuse, and Recycling Ordinance

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§9-24  LEAVES.
Leaves shall be placed in piles immediately back of the street curb or drainage ditch during leaf season (October 15 through January 15) but must be placed in clear bags or boxes during other times.
(`86 Code, § 9-24)  (Am. Ord. 07-11-01, passed 7-12-11)

§ 9-25  BUILDING RUBBISH.
Building materials or refuse from any building, remodeling or repair operations or any landscaping work, or any household appliances or similar items will not be removed from the site or curb by the city.  All materials of this nature shall be removed by the business, person, or other entity who performed the work or by the property owner.  If said materials or debris are not removed from the curb within six days of written notice from the city, the property owner will be assessed a fine of $100 per day until removed which will be added to their utility bill.
(`86 Code, § 9-25)  (Am. Ord. 01-8-3, passed 8-14-01; Am. Ord. 07-11-01, passed 7-12-11)


§ 9-26  YARD TRIMMINGS.Slide3
(A)   The city will remove all limbs, brush, logs, stumps, tree trimmings, and related materials provided that the same are cut in lengths not to exceed four feet where the same are in excess of two inches in diameter and provided that the same are placed immediately back of the street curb or drainage and are of a size and shape that removal can be made by one person.
(B)   The city will not remove limbs, brush, logs, stumps, tree trimmings, or related materials exceeding four feet in length or associated with the removal of an entire tree. Removal of these items shall be the sole responsibility of the property owner. If the materials or debris are not removed within 15 days of deposit, the same will be removed by the city, at the property owner’s expense, at the rate of $25 for the first 15 minute period or portion thereof and each subsequent 15 minute period the city force works removing the yard trimmings. The Street Superintendent will be responsible for maintaining an accurate accounting of the time. All work time will be rounded up to the nearest 15-minute increment. The property owner will be invoiced for this amount and the same shall be paid within 30 days of the billing date. Failure to pay the invoice within the prescribed time period will result in water shut-off to the residence. (C)   The city will not remove any trees, limbs, brush, logs, stumps, tree trimmings, and related materials from any lot on which a residence is not built. The city will also not remove any such materials from a lot prior to a residence being built thereon. Removal of these items is solely the responsibility of the property owner.
(`86 Code, § 9-26)  (Am. Ord. 01-8-3, passed 8-14-01; Am. Ord. 07-11-01, passed 7-12-11; Am. Ord. 12-07-01, passed 7-10-12)

§ 9-27  RATES AND CHARGES.
The fees that shall be paid to the city for garbage and trash collection service shall be as established from time to time by resolution.
(`86 Code, § 9-27)  (Am. Ord. 07-11-01, passed 7-12-11)

§ 9-28  RESIDENTIAL POINTS OF COLLECTION AND STORAGE.
(A)   Residential point of collection for garbage, trash, and recycling service shall be deemed curbside, no later than 6:00 a.m. EST and must be removed back to the house by 9:00 p.m., on scheduled service day for all service points with the exception of the following: aged, feeble, or handicapped residents for whom it would be impractical or difficult to transport the container to curbside, shall be serviced from an easily accessible point adjacent to their home. In no case shall the city or its agent be requested to enter garages, carports, on decks, and the like for the collection of exempted back door solid waste collection. The resident shall complete art approved application for back door service verifying the sole residency (or physical impairment of ALL residents of the residence) and physical impairment per the agreed-upon request for back door pickup, thus qualifying them for back door collection. The city also agrees to work to minimize the number of back door collection accounts by offering various-sized roll-out carts to said residents as described as aged, feeble, or handicapped.
(B)   If a resident’s roll-out cart is not out when the garbage or recycling vehicle comes to pick it up on collection day and the resident is unable to wait until the following week for garbage and two weeks for recycling, a $15 service call-back fee is available to empty the container on a day that is not the regularly scheduled service day.
(C)   It shall be unlawful if garbage, trash, or recycling roll-out containers are not placed back to the house by 9:00 p.m. for storage. If the carts are left out after 9:00 p.m. on the scheduled service day, a one-time courtesy letter will be sent to all new accounts reminding the resident or business that the container must be removed from the curb by 9:00 p.m. on the scheduled service day. If the roll-out cart remains on the curb for five days after this letter is sent, a $25 fee will be assessed and placed on the utility bill. If the container is not rolled back to the house by 9:00 p.m. on subsequent scheduled service days a $25 fee will be assessed and placed on the utility bill after verification by a city employee.
(Ord. 07-11-01, passed 7-12-11)