Village of Twin Oaks, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 225.010 Definitions.

[R.O. 2011 §225.010; Ord. No. 99-1 §1, 1-6-1999]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meanings indicated below:
BULKY RUBBISH
Non-putrescible solid wastes consisting of combustible and/or non-combustible waste materials from dwelling units, commercial or institutional establishments which are either too large or too heavy to be safely and conveniently loaded in solid waste transportation vehicles by solid waste collectors, with the equipment available therefor or which are otherwise not covered by a current agreement between the Village and a solid waste hauler.
COLLECTION
Removal of solid waste, from its place of storage to the transportation vehicle.
COMMERCIAL SOLID WASTE
All solid waste generated from a source other than a dwelling unit.
CONTRACTOR
Such person, firm or corporation as may be contracted with to provide solid waste transportation and disposal for the Village.
CURBSIDE
A location adjacent to and not more than five (5) feet from any street.
DISPOSABLE SOLID WASTE CONTAINER
Disposable plastic or paper sacks with a capacity of twenty (20) to thirty-nine (39) gallons, or if specifically designated for storage of solid waste, a maximum of fifty-five (55) gallons.
DWELLING UNIT
Any room or group of rooms located within a structure, and forming a single habitable unit with facilities which are used, or are intended to be used, for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal or vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, serving or consumption of food.
HAZARDOUS WASTES
Any waste or combination of wastes, as determined by State or Federal law or by the rules and regulations of the Village, which, because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics, may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible, illness, or pose a present or potential threat to the health of humans or the environment.
MAJOR APPLIANCES
Clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, trash compactors, dishwashers, microwave ovens, conventional ovens, ranges, stoves, wood stoves, air-conditioners, refrigerators and freezers.
OCCUPANT
Any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others, shall be in actual possession of any dwelling unit or of any other improved real property, either as owner or as a tenant.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, association, trust, institution, city, county, other political subdivision, authority, State agency or institution, or federal agency or institution, or any other legal entity. As applied to partnerships or associations, the word includes the partners or members thereof; and as applied to corporations, it includes the officers, agents or employees thereof who are responsible for the act referred to.
PROCESSING
Incinerating, composting, baling, shredding, salvaging, compacting and other processes whereby solid waste characteristics are modified or solid waste quantity is reduced.
PROHIBITED ITEMS
Items which are eliminated by State law from being disposed of in a solid waste disposal area, including but not limited to, major appliances, waste oil, lead acid batteries, waste tires and the like as the same may be now or hereafter defined by State law.
RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE
Solid waste resulting from the maintenance and operation of dwelling units.
SOLID WASTE
Garbage, refuse and other discarded materials including, but not limited to, solid and semisolid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, agricultural, governmental and domestic activities, but does not include hazardous waste as defined in Sections 260.360 to 260.432, RSMo., recovered materials, overburden, rock, tailings, matte, slag or other waste material resulting from mining, milling or smelting.
SOLID WASTE CONTAINER
Receptacle used by any person to store solid waste during the interval between solid waste collections.
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
The process of discarding or getting rid of unwanted material. In particular the final disposition of solid waste by man.
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AREA
Any area used for the disposal of solid waste from more than one (1) residential premises, or one (1) or more commercial, industrial, manufacturing, recreational, or governmental operations.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The entire process of managing solid waste in a manner which minimizes the generation and subsequent disposal of solid waste, including waste reduction, source separation, collection, storage, transportation, recycling, resource recovery, volume minimization, processing, market development, and disposal of solid wastes.
STORAGE
Keeping, maintaining or storing solid waste from the time of its production until the time of its collection.
TRANSPORTATION
The transporting of solid waste from the place of collection or processing to a solid waste processing facility or solid waste disposal area.
VILLAGE
The Village of Twin Oaks, Missouri.
YARD WASTES
Leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden vegetation and Christmas trees. The term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.

Section 225.020 Solid Waste Storage.

[R.O. 2011 §225.020; Ord. No. 99-1 §2, 1-6-1999]
A. 
The occupant of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, commercial or business establishment producing solid waste within the corporate limits of the Village, shall provide sufficient and adequate containers for the storage of all solid waste, except bulky rubbish and demolition and construction waste, to serve each such dwelling unit and/or establishment, and to maintain such solid waste containers at all times in good repair.
B. 
The occupant of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, commercial or business establishment shall place all solid waste to be collected in proper solid waste containers and shall maintain such solid waste containers and the area surrounding them in a clean, neat and sanitary condition at all times. Accumulation of waste in suitable containers shall not be stored upon any site in the Village for a period longer than ten (10) days.
C. 
Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers which meet the requirements of the current, existing contract between the Village and its contractor. All containers, including bags, shall be leakproof and waterproof, fly-tight and properly covered, tied or enclosed, except when depositing waste therein, or removing the contents thereof. Containers other than bags shall have handles, bails, or other suitable lifting devices or features. Unless otherwise provided by the waste removal contract, containers other than bags shall be of a type originally manufactured for residential solid waste, with tapered sides for easy emptying. They shall be of lightweight and sturdy construction. The weight of any individual container, including bags and its contents, shall not exceed sixty-five (65) pounds, and shall be capable of being lifted overhead into disposal vehicle. Galvanized metal containers, or rubber, fiberglass or plastic containers which do not become brittle in cold weather may be used in addition to bags. Disposable solid waste containers with suitable frames or containers as approved by the Village may also be used for storage of residential solid waste. Galvanized metal containers, or rubber, fiberglass or plastic containers with suitable frames or containers as approved by the Village may also be used for storage of residential solid waste.
D. 
Commercial solid waste shall be stored in solid waste containers as approved by the Board. The containers shall be waterproof, leakproof and shall be covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof; and shall meet all other rules and regulations established by the provisions of this Chapter.

Section 225.030 Collection of Solid Waste.

[R.O. 2011 §225.030; Ord. No. 99-1 §3, 1-6-1999; Ord. No. 99-11 §1, 2-3-1999; Ord. No. 2000-17 §2, 9-6-2000; Ord. No. 372, 9-19-2012]
A. 
The Village shall provide for the collection of residential solid waste in the Village, provided however, that the Village may provide the collection service by contracting with a person, County, City or other Village or a combination thereof, for the entire Village or portions thereof, as deemed to be in the best interests of the Village.
B. 
All solid waste from premises to which collection services are provided under contract with the Village shall become the property of the collection agency upon being loaded into the transportation equipment.
C. 
Solid waste containers as required by this Chapter for the storage of residential solid waste shall be placed at the curb for collection but shall not be so placed until after 6:00 P.M. on the day next preceding the regularly scheduled collection day. Containers shall be removed from the curb no later than 8:00 P.M. on the day of collection.
D. 
Individuals desiring the collection of major appliances (white goods) shall call the Village office to arrange for collection of such items.
E. 
Solid waste collectors employed by the Village or a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the Village are hereby authorized to enter upon private property for the purpose of collecting solid waste therefrom as required by this Chapter. Solid waste collectors shall not enter dwelling units or other residential buildings for the purpose of collecting residential solid waste.
F. 
It shall be the responsibility of the occupants of each dwelling unit to prepare, package and deliver solid waste to curbside for collection as prescribed in this Chapter and as it may be amended from time to time or as the contract between the Village and the solid waste hauler shall provide.
G. 
It shall be the responsibility of each commercial, industrial, institutional or other non-residential generator of solid waste to prepare, package and store solid waste so generated as prescribed by this Chapter and as it may be amended from time to time.
H. 
It shall be the responsibility of every solid waste collector to abide by this Chapter and receive and transport solid waste in a manner consistent with the provisions of this Chapter.
I. 
The following collection frequencies shall apply to collections of solid waste within the Village: All residential solid waste, other than bulky rubbish, shall be collected at least once weekly. All commercial solid waste shall be collected once weekly, and shall be collected at such lesser intervals as may be fixed by the Board upon a determination that such lesser intervals are necessary for the preservation of the health and/or safety of the public.
J. 
Residential solid waste containers shall be stored upon the residential premises. Except as provided in Subsection (C) hereof, all solid waste containers stored out of doors shall be stored behind the front building line. Commercial solid waste containers shall remain in the location from which they are to be serviced except while being serviced.
K. 
All solid waste collectors operating under contract with the Village or otherwise collecting solid waste within the Village limits shall be responsible for the collected solid waste from the point of collection to the point of disposal provided the solid waste was stored in compliance with the applicable Sections of this Chapter. Any spillage or blowing litter caused as a result of the duties of the solid waste collector shall be collected and placed in the transportation vehicle by the solid waste collector.
L. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation collecting and disposing of recycled materials, rubbish, garbage or waste material from premises in the residential districts or premises in any commercial district which abuts or adjoins a residential district to make such collection or disposal of recycled materials, rubbish, garbage or waste materials between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M. within the Village limits.

Section 225.040 Transportation of Solid Waste.

[R.O. 2011 §225.040; Ord. No. 99-1 §4, 1-6-1999]
A. 
All transportation vehicles shall be maintained in a safe, clean and sanitary condition, and shall be so constructed, maintained and operated as to prevent spillage of solid waste therefrom. All vehicles to be used for transportation of solid waste shall be constructed with water-tight bodies and with covers which shall be an integral part of the vehicle or shall be a separate cover of suitable material with fasteners designed to secure all sides of the cover to the vehicle and shall be secured whenever the vehicle is transporting solid waste, or, as an alternative, the entire bodies thereof shall be enclosed, with only loading hoppers. Provided however, other vehicles may be used for intermediate transport within the Village or to transport bulky rubbish which because of its size or weight, is not susceptible to being loaded or unloaded in vehicles described above. In no event shall such vehicles be operated without adequate cover or binding to prevent spillage or waste therefrom and in all respects their operation shall be in accordance with the rules and regulations made by the Board.
B. 
Permits shall not be required for the removal, hauling or disposal of earth and rock material from grading or excavation activities. However, all such material shall be conveyed in tight vehicles, trucks or receptacles, so constructed and maintained that none of the material being transported shall spill upon the public rights-of-way.

Section 225.050 Disposal of Solid Waste.

[R.O. 2011 §225.050; Ord. No. 99-1 §5, 1-6-1999]
A. 
Solid wastes shall be deposited at a processing facility or disposal area approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and complying with all requirements of the Missouri Solid Waste Management Law, Sections 260.200 to 260.245, RSMo., and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder.
B. 
The Board may classify certain wastes as hazardous wastes which will require special handling and shall be disposed of only in a manner acceptable to the Board which will meet all local, State and Federal regulations.

Section 225.060 Rules and Regulations.

[R.O. 2011 §225.060; Ord. No. 99-1 §6, 1-6-1999]
A. 
The Board may make, amend, revoke and enforce reasonable and necessary rules and regulations, governing, but not limited to:
1. 
Preparation, drainage and wrapping of garbage deposited in solid waste containers.
2. 
Specifications for solid waste containers, including the type, composition, equipment, size and shape thereof.
3. 
Identification of solid waste containers, and of the covers thereof, and of equipment thereto appertaining, if any.
4. 
Weight limitations on the combined weight of solid waste containers and the contents thereof, and weight and size limitations on bundles of solid waste too large for solid waste containers.
5. 
Storage of solid waste in solid waste containers.
6. 
Sanitation, maintenance and replacement of solid waste containers.
7. 
Schedules of and routes for collection and transportation of solid waste.
8. 
Collection points of solid waste containers.
9. 
Collection, transportation, processing and disposal of solid waste.
10. 
Handling of special wastes such as toxic wastes, sludges, ashes, agriculture, construction, bulky items, tires, automobiles, oils, greases, etc.
B. 
A copy of any and all rules and regulations made and promulgated under the provisions hereof shall be filed in the office of the Village Administrator/Clerk.

Section 225.070 Prohibited Practices.

[R.O. 2011 §225.070; Ord. No. 99-1 §7, 1-6-1999]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
1. 
Deposit solid waste in any solid waste container other than his/her own, without the written consent of the owner of such container and/or, with the intent of avoiding payment of the service charge hereinafter provided for solid waste collection and disposal;
2. 
Interfere in any manner with solid waste collection and transportation equipment, or with solid waste collectors in the lawful performance of their duties as such, whether such equipment or collectors shall be those of the Village, those of a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the Village, or any duly licensed collector; or
3. 
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Division of Health.

Section 225.080 Bonds.

[R.O. 2011 §225.080; Ord. No. 99-1 §8, 1-6-1999]
The Board may require performance or payment bonds of any solid waste collection agency.