St. Charles County, MO
 
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[Ord. No. 11-011 §1, 3-7-2011]
As used in this Chapter, and unless the context clearly requires a different meaning, references to one gender include references to the other gender, singular references include the plural and plural references include the singular, statements including the word "shall" are mandatory and not directory. The following specific definitions apply to this Chapter.
DEPARTMENT
The St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
Meeting the definition of household hazardous waste in 10 Code of State Regulations 25-3.260(3)(H)6, as currently promulgated or as amended hereafter.
REUSE MERCANTILE
A segregated area within one (1) or both recycling centers used as a store to resell or give away items brought into the recycling centers for disposal that will be economically more feasible for resale than disposal to the operation and sustainability of the centers.
WHITE GOODS
Household appliances and devices such as, but not limited to, refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, hot water heaters and air conditioners not capable of being directly disposed of in a sanitary landfill.
[Ord. No. 01-058 §1, 5-30-2001; Ord. No. 03-179 §1, 11-26-2003; Ord. No. 07-079 §1, 5-31-2007; Ord. No. 11-011 §1, 3-7-2011; Ord. No. 15-034 §21, 3-30-2015]
A. 
The Department shall charge fees, based upon the Department's actual net expenses, not to exceed the fee schedule herein set out, for the Department's recycling facilities. Annually, the Department shall recalculate the fees it charges pursuant to this Section, basing those fees on the actual costs of operation, and shall post its current fee schedule at its recycling centers.
1.
White goods
$20.00
Exceptions:
Surcharge for appliances or devices with more than one (1) compressor
Special rate for microwave ovens
$20.00
$10.00
2.
Electronic devices as follows:
Computer monitors/CRTs (19" or smaller)
Computer monitors/CRTs (20" or larger)
Computer printers
Copiers (desk-top)
Copiers (oversized)
Flat screens (any size)
Televisions (19" or smaller)
Televisions (20" through 29")
Televisions (30" or larger)
$20.00
$25.00
$10.00
$10.00
$1.00 per pound
$15.00
$15.00
$20.00
$25.00
3.
Fluorescent bulbs as follows:
Straight fluorescent
Utube/circular/compact per unit
HID/mercury/halide/sodium per unit
Shatter-shield/power groove per unit
Incandescent/quartz/halogen per unit
Ultraviolet/arc lamps per unit
$1.00 per foot
$1.00
$1.50
$1.50
$1.00
$3.00
Total cost will be rounded up to the next full dollar amount.
Fluorescent bulbs presented for recycling may be refused at the discretion of the facility.
4.
Household hazardous waste as follows:
Small Load (≤ = 50 pounds)
Large Load (each pound > 50 pounds)
$25.00
additional $1.00/pound
5.
Other items not listed above may be accepted at the discretion of the facility at the following rate:
$1.00 per pound
B. 
Non-County residents using recycling centers shall pay a non-resident user fee of up to twenty dollars ($20.00) per visit.
[Ord. No. 11-011 §1, 3-7-2011]
A. 
The Department should divert whenever possible and when economically advantageous to the sustainability of the recycling centers those items that are dropped off at the recycling centers to a REUSE MERCANTILE set-up at one (1) or both of the recycling centers. Annually, the Department shall recalculate the price it charges for items sold or items given away at the REUSE MERCANTILE, basing those fees on the actual costs of processing and handling the collected items listed that are sold.
[Ord. No. 15-034 §22, 3-30-2015]
B. 
The Department may offer incentive coupons that will exempt full or partial fees found in Section 243.020 above to participants in educational programs offered by the Division of Environmental Health and Protection. The Department shall not extend fee exemptions for more than a total of six thousand dollars ($6,000.00) in calendar year.