[CC 1999 §25-1]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meaning indicated below:
- APPROVED INCINERATOR
- An incinerator which complies with all current regulations of the Missouri Air Conservation Commission.
- 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 collection vehicles by solid waste collectors with the equipment available therefor.
- The City of Republic, Missouri.
- Removal and transportation of solid waste from its place of storage to its place of processing or disposal.
- DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE
- Waste materials from the construction or destruction of residential, industrial or commercial structures.
- The Director of the Solid Waste Management Program shall be the person designated by the City Administrator or his/her authorized representative.
- 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.
- 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 the 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 the environment.
- MULTIPLE HOUSING FACILITY
- A housing facility containing more than one (1) dwelling unit under one (1) roof.
- 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.
- Any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, or organization of any kind, or their legal representative, agent or assigns.
- Incinerating, composting, baling, shredding, salvaging, compacting and other processes whereby solid waste characteristics are modified or solid waste quantity is reduced.
- Solid waste.
- 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.
- 1. Commercial solid waste: Solid waste, resulting from the operation of any commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural establishment, and multiple housing facilities with more than three (3) dwelling units.
- 2. Residential solid waste: Solid waste resulting from the maintenance and operation of dwelling units excluding multiple housing facilities with more than three (3) 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 or discarding or getting rid of unwanted material. In particular the final disposition 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.
- Keeping, maintaining or storing solid waste from the time of its production until the time of its collection.
- 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.
Editor's Note — As a result of changes requested by the city previous to adoption of the code book, section 235.020: director of solid waste management, has been repealed in its entirety. Said former section derived from CC 1999 §25-2. This section has been left reserved for the city's future use.
[CC 1999 §25-3]
The occupant 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 of Republic, Missouri, shall provide sufficient and adequate containers for the storage of all solid waste except bulky rubbish and demolition and construction waste to serve such dwelling unit and or establishment; and to maintain such solid waste containers at all times in good repair.
The occupant of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, commercial, industrial, agricultural or business establishment shall place all solid waste to be collected in proper solid 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.
Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers of not more than thirty-five (35) gallons nor less than twenty (20) gallons of 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 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, rubber or fiberglass containers, and plastic containers which do not become brittle in cold weather may be used. Disposable solid waste containers such as plastic sacks or bags may be used as well as other disposable solid waste containers with suitable frames or containers as approved by the Director may be used for storage of residential solid waste.
Commercial solid waste shall be stored in approved solid waste containers. The containers shall be waterproof, leakproof and shall be covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof.
Absent an agreement with the solid waste collection service, yard waste, tree limbs and similar substances shall not be placed in solid waste containers nor left out for solid waste collection.
Editor's Note — As a result of changes requested by the city previous to adoption of the code book, section 235.040: collection of solid waste, has been repealed in its entirety. Said former section derived from CC 1999 §25-4. Section 235.050: disposal of solid waste, has also been repealed in its entirety. Said former section derived from CC 1999 §25-5. And section 235.060: rules and regulations, has been also repealed in its entirety. Said former section derived from CC 1999 §25-7. These sections have been left reserved for the city's future use.
[CC 1999 §25-8]
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
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 any charges for solid waste collection and disposal;
Interfere in any manner with solid waste collection equipment or with solid waste collectors in the lawful performance of their duties as such;
Burn any solid waste unless a permit therefor has been obtained from the Department of Natural Resources, or unless such burning is for outdoor, non-commercial preparation of food, campfires, or other fires used solely for recreational purposes or ceremonial occasions as long as such fires are comprised only of firewood, kindling, charcoal, or such other substance ordinarily used to start and maintain such fire.
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the Missouri Division of Health.
[CC 1999 §25-10]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter, or any lawful rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); provided, that each day's violation thereof shall be a separate offense for the purpose hereof.