Appleton City, MO
St. Clair County
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Section 230.010 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §1, 7-13-2010]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
AUTHORIZED COLLECTOR
A person with whom the City has contracted for the collection, removal and disposal of garbage and rubbish.
BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT
Stores, restaurants, motels, offices, wholesale establishments, retail establishments, hospitals, plants, shops, manufacturing establishments, schools and churches. (The term shall not be construed to include apartments (except senior citizen housing where all water is paid by one (1) local management company), flats, private dwellings, trailer courts, or boarding houses.)
GARBAGE
Every accumulation of animal or vegetable matter likely to decay or usually discarded as waste matter by occupants of dwellings, by businesses, and by establishments and institutions of all kinds.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Every accumulation of newsprint, corrugated paper, glass containers, aluminum foil and cans, tin cans, steel cans and bi-metal cans, plastic containers reasonably free of food, dirt and/or other contaminants. Also included, as a recyclable material, is any other material that the City may be required to collect as a recyclable by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
RUBBISH
Every accumulation of refuse such as wastepaper and boxes, clothing and rags, glass, ceramic and metal containers, clinkers and ashes from furnaces, and similar waste matter usually discarded by occupants of dwellings, by businesses, and by establishments and institutions of all kinds.

Section 230.020 Collection, Removal and Disposal.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §2, 7-13-2010]
A. 
All garbage and rubbish, as defined in Section 230.010, within the City shall be collected, removed and disposed of by the City or an authorized collector in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this Article; provided however, that nothing in this Article shall be construed as prohibiting duly authorized and licensed haulers from collecting and removing garbage and rubbish from business establishments as defined in Section 230.010. All such collections should be made between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.
B. 
The owner of any room, dwelling house, apartment or other building shall dispose of the garbage and rubbish in the manner required by this Article.

Section 230.030 Containers.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §4, 7-13-2010]
A. 
Each owner of any room, dwelling house, apartment or other building shall provide, and renew when necessary, a sufficient number of containers to hold the garbage or rubbish accumulating thereon.
B. 
Garbage and rubbish shall be placed in containers equipped with tight-fitting covers and constructed of rigid materials such as galvanized metal, polyurethane or other materials capable of being a freestanding container. All containers shall be equipped with strong handles on the outside and shall be water-tight. Each container shall have a capacity of not less than five (5) gallons nor more than one hundred (100) gallons and, within these limits, shall be of sufficient capacity to hold all garbage and rubbish accumulating on the premises between collections. The contents thereof shall be kept in such condition that the City or its authorized collector can at all times readily and fully remove them. Large, thirty-three (33) gallon, heavy-duty plastic bags may be used in lieu of the containers specified above.

Section 230.040 Placement of Containers.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §5, 7-13-2010]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to place or keep garbage or rubbish containers or containers for recyclables on any public street, alley, place or elsewhere, except on private property; provided however, that such containers may be placed on designated locations on public streets or alleys on collection days for a sufficient length of time to permit the City or its authorized collector to make collection of such garbage or rubbish.
B. 
Containers for garbage, rubbish, or recyclables shall be placed and at all times kept and provided on private property; provided however, that on collection days such containers shall be placed in plain view of the curb in front of such premises.
C. 
It shall be the duty of the householder or person in charge of the premises to remove the container from adjacent to the curb as soon as possible after collection. If more than one (1) container is necessary to hold the garbage, rubbish, or recyclables accumulating on the premises, or if more than one (1) container is used for the garbage, rubbish, or recyclables from any building, all containers shall be placed at the same location for collection.

Section 230.050 Placing Unauthorized Materials in Containers.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §6, 7-13-2010]
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit in a container from which garbage or rubbish is to be removed by the City or its authorized collector any material other than garbage and rubbish as defined in this Article. If any such container contains any material other than garbage or rubbish, neither the City nor its authorized collector shall be obligated to remove the contents of such container.

Section 230.060 Frequency and Time of Collections — Schedule.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §7, 7-13-2010]
A. 
The City or its authorized collector shall collect and remove garbage and rubbish from each household unit according to the terms and provisions of this Article, and the City or its authorized collector shall furnish such owners or occupants with a schedule of collection and removal of garbage and rubbish from the premises. In the event a listed holiday falls on a scheduled collection day, the hauler will publish in the local paper a schedule for the missed pickup day.
B. 
Bundles of brush shall be a maximum of four (4) feet long and one and one-half (1½) feet in diameter.

Section 230.070 Vehicles Used For Collection.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §8, 7-13-2010]
The City or its authorized collectors shall, in the collection of garbage, rubbish and recyclables, use only vehicles that are mechanically safe at all times, in clean and sanitary condition at all times, and which comply with requirements of the Board of Health; provide that the vehicles used in the moving of garbage shall be of steel covered and leak-proof construction.

Section 230.080 Service Provided — Notice of New Customers.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §9, 7-13-2010]
The contractor shall provide the service of garbage removal to all household units within the City with active water meters, except business establishments. The Water Department shall notify the contractor of all new customers within the City once each month.

Section 230.090 Unauthorized Collection or Removal.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §10, 7-13-2010]
The collection and removal of garbage and rubbish by trucks or other vehicles in the City or the holding out or solicitation of such business by any person who does not have a contract with or who is not duly authorized and licensed by the City for the collection, removal and disposal of garbage and rubbish shall be unlawful.

Section 230.100 Monthly Collection By City.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §11, 7-13-2010]
The City may provide, by contract, for the collection of garbage and rubbish within the City, for the removal therefrom and disposal thereof on the basis of a fixed sum per month from each household unit.

Section 230.110 Bidding Conditions and Requirements.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §12, 7-13-2010]
A. 
To Be Let To Lowest And Best Bidder And The Like. All contracts for collecting, removing and disposing of garbage and rubbish under the provisions of this Article shall be let to the lowest and best bidder, the right being reserved to reject any and all bids; provided that if no bids are received or all are rejected, the City may proceed to let the contract as if no bids had been sought or received by advertising for new bids; provided however, that nothing herein shall prohibit the City from extending or modifying the contract of an authorized collector during the term thereof.
B. 
Advertisement For Bids. The City shall advertise for sealed bids, for any work to be done by contract under the provisions of this Article, by publication for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper published daily or having general distribution in the City.
C. 
Bidders To Furnish Statement Of Financial Condition, Nature Of Equipment And The Like. Each bidder under the provisions of this Article shall, if requested, submit to the City a written statement showing in detail the kind, character and nature of the equipment he/she proposes to use, a statement of his/her financial condition and such other information requested as will bear upon his/her ability to comply with his/her contract during its entire term.

Section 230.120 Conditions of Contract — Period.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §13, 7-13-2010]
A. 
Conditions Of Contract. The contract to be entered into under the provisions of this Article shall provide that the contractor furnish the necessary vehicle and trucks, which shall be of the type required under the provisions of Section 230.070, for the collection, removal and disposal of garbage and rubbish. Such contract shall further provide that the contractor shall furnish the necessary labor, which labor shall be able-bodied, neat in appearance and of good moral character, and all of such labor shall be employees qualified in accordance with the laws of the State and make collections as often as may be designated by the City in Section 230.060, and such collections shall be made from the curb or other accessible place designated according to Section 230.040. Such contract shall also provide that the contractor shall not permit garbage or rubbish to be placed or scattered upon any public or private street, alley, drive or public place. Such contract shall also provide that all garbage and rubbish collected within the City shall be immediately removed by the contractor and disposed of by the contractor in a manner and by a method both lawful under and permitted by the laws of the State, including, but not limited to, the rules and regulations of the State Board of Health. In addition to the stipulations enumerated herein, such contract shall contain such other provisions not inconsistent with this Article as shall, in the judgment of the officers of the City, best protect the City.
B. 
Period. The published notice required by this Article will call for sealed bids for a contractor period of one (1) year with the option of the City for renewal for an additional one (1) year.

Section 230.130 Insurance Required of Contractor.

[Ord. No. 2010-10 §14, 7-13-2010]
A. 
Contract entered into under the provisions of this Article shall provide the contractor will obtain and keep in force during the life of such contract Workers' Compensation insurance and a policy of liability insurance indemnifying both the contractor and the City from liability that may be incurred in the performance of this contract by the contractor, with an insurance company approved by the City for one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) per individual and one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence for personal injury and for property damage, the premiums therefore to be paid by the contractor. The contractor shall, as evidence of such insurance contract, file with the City a copy of such insurance policy or policies.
B. 
The garbage and solid waste fee shall be reviewed by the Board of Aldermen each June and adjusted, as necessary, to reflect the cost of providing garbage and solid waste collection and disposal.