City of Bonne Terre, MO
St. Francois County
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Cross References — As to littering, §210.170; as to service provided outside the city limits, §700.025.

Section 230.010 Definitions.

[CC 2001 §8.04.010; Ord. No. 6.06C §1, 5-13-1986]
For the purposes of this Article, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meaning indicated below:
APPROVED INCINERATOR
An incinerator which complies with all current regulations of the responsible local, State and Federal air pollution control agencies.
BULKY RUBBISH
Non-putrescible solid wastes consisting of combustible and/or non-combustible waste materials from dwelling units, commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural 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.
CITY
The City of Bonne Terre, Missouri.
COLLECTION
Removal of solid waste from the designated pickup location to the transportation vehicle.
DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE
Waste materials from the construction or destruction of residential, industrial or commercial structures.
DIRECTOR
The Director of the solid waste management program of the City shall be the City Administrator.
DISPOSABLE SOLID WASTE CONTAINER
Disposable plastic or paper sacks with a capacity of twenty (20) to thirty-five (35) gallons specifically designed for storage of solid waste.
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.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Any waste or combination of wastes, as determined by the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission by rules and regulations, 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 other living organisms (Subsection 260.360(11) of the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law).
MULTIPLE-HOUSING FACILITY
A housing facility containing more than one (1) dwelling unit under one (1) roof.
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, corporation, association, institution, City, County, other political subdivision, authority, State agency or institution, or Federal agency or institution.
PROCESSING
Incinerating, composting, baling, shredding, salvaging, compacting and other processes whereby solid waste characteristics are modified or solid waste quantity is reduced.
SOLID WASTE
Unwanted or discarded waste materials in a solid or semi-solid state, including, but not limited to, garbage, ashes, street refuse, rubbish, dead animals, animal and agricultural wastes, yard wastes, discarded appliances, special wastes, industrial wastes and demolition and construction wastes:
1. 
Commercial Solid Waste: Solid waste resulting from the operation of any commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural establishment.
2. 
Residential Solid Waste: Solid waste resulting from the maintenance and operation of dwelling units.
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 deposition of solid waste by man.
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 time of its production until the time of its collection.
TRANSPORTATION
The transporting of solid waste from the place of collection or processing facility or solid waste disposal area.
YARD WASTES
Grass clippings, leaves, tree trimmings.

Section 230.020 Solid Waste Storage.

[CC 2001 §8.04.020; Ord. No. 6.06C §2, 5-13-1986]
A. 
The occupant or owner of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, commercial or business, industrial or agricultural establishment producing solid waste within the corporate limits of the City 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 or owner of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, commercial, industrial, agricultural or business establishment shall place all solid waste to be collected in proper waste containers, except as otherwise provided herein, and shall maintain such solid waste containers and the area surrounding them in a clean, neat and sanitary condition at all times.
C. 
Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers of not more than thirty-five (35) gallons nor less than twenty (20) gallons in nominal capacity. Containers shall be leakproof, waterproof and fitted with a fly-tight lid and shall be properly covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof. The containers shall have handles, bails or other suitable lifting devices or features. Containers 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 and contents shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds. Galvanized metal containers or rubber, fiberglass or plastic containers which do not become brittle in cold weather may be used. Disposable solid waste containers with suitable frames or containers as approved by the Director 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 Director. 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 requirements as set forth by Section 230.070.
E. 
Tree limbs less than four (4) inches in diameter and brush shall be securely tied in bundles not larger than forty-eight (48) inches long and eighteen (18) inches in diameter when not placed in storage containers. The weight of any individual bundle shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds.
F. 
Yard wastes shall be stored in containers so constructed and maintained as to prevent the dispersal of wastes placed therein upon the premises served, upon adjacent premises or upon adjacent public rights-of-way. The weight of any individual container and contents shall not exceed seventy-five (75) pounds.
G. 
Solid waste containers which do not meet the specifications as outlined in this Section will be collected together with their contents and disposed of.

Section 230.030 Collection of Solid Waste.

[CC 2001 §8.04.030; Ord. No. 6.06C §3, 5-13-1986]
A. 
The City shall provide for the collection of solid waste as follows:
1. 
The City shall provide for the collection of all residential solid waste in the City, provided however, that the City may provide the collection service by contracting with a person, County or other City or a combination thereof, for the entire City or portions thereof, as deemed to be in the best interests of the City.
2. 
The City may, at its discretion, provide commercial solid waste collection services upon specific application of the owners or persons in charge thereof. However, in the event that such application is not made or approved, it shall be the duty of such establishment to provide for collection of all solid waste produced upon any such premises.
B. 
All solid waste from premises to which collection services are provided by the City shall be collected, except bulky rubbish as defined herein. Bulky rubbish will be collected in accordance with the rules and regulations as promulgated by the Director.
C. 
Tree limbs and yard wastes, as described in Section 230.020(E) and (F), shall be placed at the (curb, alley or the rear of the building) for collection. Solid waste containers as required by this Article for the storage of other residential solid waste shall be placed at the curb, alley or the rear of the building for collection. Any solid waste containers, tree limbs, yard wastes or other solid waste permitted by this Article to be placed at the curb or alley for collection shall not be so placed until the regularly scheduled collection day.
D. 
Bulky rubbish shall be collected at least twice annually. The Director shall establish the procedure for collecting bulky rubbish.
E. 
Solid waste collectors, employed by the City or a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City, are authorized to enter upon private property for the purpose of collecting solid waste therefrom as required by this Article. Solid waste collectors shall not enter dwelling units or other residential buildings for the purpose of collecting residential solid waste. Commercial solid waste may be removed from within commercial establishments upon written request of the owner and approval by the Director.
F. 
The following collection frequencies shall apply to collections of solid waste within the City:
All residential solid waste, other than bulky rubbish, shall be collected at least twice weekly. At least forty-eight (48) hours shall intervene between collections. All commercial solid waste shall be collected at least once weekly and shall be collected at such lesser intervals as may be fixed by the Director or requested by the commercial establishment upon a determination that such lesser intervals are necessary for the preservation of the health and/or safety of the public.
G. 
Residential solid waste containers shall be stored upon the residential premises. Commercial solid waste containers shall be stored upon private property, unless the owner shall have granted written permission from the City to use public property for such purposes. The storage site shall be well drained; fully accessible to collection equipment, public health personnel and fire inspection personnel.
H. 
Solid waste collectors, employed by the City or a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City, shall be responsible for the collection of solid waste from the designated pickup location to the transportation vehicle, provided the solid waste was stored in compliance with the provisions set forth in this Article. 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.

Section 230.040 Transportation of Solid Waste.

[CC 2001 §8.04.040; Ord. No. 6.06C §4, 5-13-1986]
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 alternate, the entire bodies thereof shall be enclosed, with only loading hoppers exposed. No solid waste shall be transported in the loading hoppers.
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 materials 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.
C. 
Demolition and construction wastes shall be transported to a disposal area as provided in Section 230.050(A). A permit shall not be required for the hauling of demolition and construction waste, 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 230.050 Disposal of Solid Waste.

[CC 2001 §8.04.050; Ord. No. 6.06C §5, 5-13-1986]
A. 
Solid waste shall be deposited at a processing facility or disposal area approved by the City 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. 
Hazardous wastes under provisions will require special handling and shall be disposed of only in a manner authorized by State regulations.

Section 230.060 Rules and Regulations.

[CC 2001 §8.04.060; Ord. No. 6.06C §6, 5-13-1986]
A. 
The Director shall make, amend, revoke and enforce reasonable 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. 
Collections, transportation, processing and disposal of solid waste;
10. 
Processing facilities and fees for the use thereof;
11. 
Disposal facilities and fees for the use thereof;
12. 
Records of quantity and type of wastes received at processing and/or disposal facilities;
13. 
Handling of special wastes such as sludges, ashes, agriculture, construction, bulky items, tires, automobiles, oils, greases, etc.
B. 
The City Clerk or such other City Official who is responsible for preparing utility and other service charge billings for the City is authorized to make and promulgate reasonable and necessary rules and regulations for the billing and collection of solid wastes collection and/or disposal service charges as hereinafter provided for.
C. 
A copy of any and all rules and regulations made and promulgated under the provisions hereof shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk.

Section 230.070 Prohibited Practices.

[CC 2001 §8.04.070; Ord. No. 6.06C §7, 5-13-1986]
A. 
It is unlawful for any person to:
1. 
Deposit solid waste in any solid waste container other than his or 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. 
Fail to have solid waste collected as provided in this Article;
3. 
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 City or those of a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City;
4. 
Burn solid waste unless an approved incinerator is provided or unless a variance has been obtained from the appropriate air pollution control agency;
5. 
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the City and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources;
6. 
Engage in the business of collecting, transporting, processing or disposing of solid waste within the corporate limits of the City without a permit from the City, or operate under an expired permit, or operate after a permit has been suspended or revoked;
7. 
Violate any Section of this Article or any other rule or regulation promulgated under the authority of this Section.

Section 230.080 Service Charge.

[CC 2001 §8.04.080; Ord. No. 6.06C §8, 5-13-1986]
A. 
There is imposed for the collection and disposal of solid waste, in order to protect the general public health and environment, a service charge for each dwelling unit. Failure to pay such service charge shall be an ordinance violation. The service charges shall be prescribed and authorized by ordinance(s) as passed by the City Council.
B. 
The system of services established by the provisions of this Article is designed as an integral part of the City's program of health and sanitation, to be operated as an adjunct to the City's system for providing potable water and the City's system for providing sewerage disposal. The City may enforce collection of charges for such services by bringing proper legal action against the occupant of any dwelling unit or owner of any dwelling unit or owner of any commercial establishment to recover any sums due for such services plus a reasonable attorney's fee to be fixed by the court, plus the cost of such action.

Section 230.090 Burning of Residential Yard Waste.

[Ord. No. 2003-05 §1(8.24.010, 8.24.040), 7-8-2003]
Regulations Generally Enumerated. Burning of residential yard waste will be permitted throughout the year during daylight hours only.