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This Chapter may be cited and shall be known as the "Solid Waste Management Code of Jefferson County, Missouri".
The provisions of this Chapter shall be effective within unincorporated Jefferson County.
[Order of 6-3-1987 §1; Ord. No. 10-0405 §1, 12-15-2010]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meaning indicated below:
APPROVED DISPOSAL SITE
Any site where final disposition of waste is made under plans for development and operation approved by responsible local, State and Federal agencies.
APPROVED INCINERATOR
An incinerator which operates under applicable permits approved by responsible local State and Federal agencies.
APPROVED PROCESSING SITE
Incinerators, transfer stations, compost plants or any reclamation, recycling, salvage or other site where processing and/or storage before or after processing of solid waste is done, which operate under application permits approved by responsible local State and Federal 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 equipment available, including discarded large appliances such as freezers, refrigerators, water heaters, etc.
COLLECTION
Removal of solid waste from its place of storage to the transportation vehicle.
COUNTY
The unincorporated areas of Jefferson County.
DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE
Solid waste materials from the construction or destruction of residential, industrial or commercial structure or rubble from burned buildings.
DEMOLITION LANDFILL
A solid waste disposal area used for the controlled disposal of demolition wastes, construction materials, brush, wood wastes, soil, rock, concrete and non-decomposable inert solids insoluble in water.
DERELICT VEHICLES
Any vehicle that is inoperable (unable to start and move under its own power), partially or totally dismantled, or has portions of its body work missing or is substantially damaged. Derelict vehicles may include, but are not limited to cars, trucks, motorcycles, construction equipment, recreational equipment (such as boats, campers, motor homes, ATVs, and go-carts), lawn and garden equipment, and trailers (such as utility, boat, and box).
DIRECTOR
The Director of the Department of County Services and Code Enforcement of Jefferson County, Missouri or his/her authorized representative.
DISPOSABLE SOLID WASTE CONTAINERS
Disposable plastic or paper sacks with a capacity of twenty (20) to thirty-five (35) gallons specifically designed for storage of solid waste.
DISPOSAL
Final disposition of solid waste.
DIVISION
The Solid Waste Division of Jefferson County, Missouri.
DNR
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
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 waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, serving or consumption of food.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Any waste or combination of wastes, as determined by the Hazardous Waste Management of the State of Missouri 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.
INCINERATOR
A solid waste processing facility consisting of any device or structure used for weight or volume reduction of solid waste by combustion pursuant to disposal or salvaging operations.
MULTIPLE-HOUSING FACILITY
A housing facility containing more than two (2) dwelling units under one (1) roof.
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTES
Residential and commercial solid wastes generated within a community.
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.
OPEN BURNING
Burning of solid wastes in the open, such as open dump.
OPEN DUMP
A solid waste disposal area at which solid wastes are disposed of in a manner that does not protect the environment, are susceptible to open burning and are exposed to the elements, vectors and scavengers.
OPERATOR
A person other than the owner principally responsible for the operation of a solid waste disposal area or solid waste processing facility.
OWNER
The person or persons holding title in fee to the land upon which the solid waste disposal area or solid waste processing facility is located; or, during periods of operation or necessary subsequent controls, any leaseholder of the land upon which a disposal area or processing facility is located; or both such holder in fee or such leaseholder.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, corporation, association, institution, City, County, other political subdivision, authority, State agency or institution, or Federal agency or institution.
PLANS
Reports and drawings, including a narrative operating description prepared to describe the solid waste disposal area or solid waste processing facility and its proposed operation.
PROCESSING
Incinerating, composting, baling, shredding, salvaging, resource recovery, recycling, reclaiming, compacting and other processes whereby solid waste characteristics are modified or solid waste quantity is reduced.
RUBBLE
Solid waste consisting of building material from a structure demolished by burning.
RUNOFF
The portion of precipitation that drains from an area as surface flow.
SALVAGE STORAGE AND PROCESSING YARD
Any solid waste processing and/or storage site where derelict vehicles, used automobile parts, tires, discarded appliances or metal solid waste, or any combination thereof, are stored, processed or salvaged outside a building.
SALVAGING
The controlled removal of solid waste materials for utilization.
SLUDGE
The accumulated semi-solid suspension of settled solids deposited from wastewaters or other fluids in tanks or basins.
SOLID WASTE
Unwanted or discarded waste materials in solid or semi-solid state including, but not limited to, garbage, ashes, street refuse, rubbish, bulky rubbish, dead animals, animal and agricultural wastes, yard wastes, discarded appliances, special wastes, industrial wastes, demolition and construction wastes and rubble, discarded tires, derelict vehicles or their parts, and items no longer being used for their intended purpose which pose a risk to public health or safety.
1. 
Solid waste resulting from the operation of any commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural establishment.
2. 
Solid waste resulting from the maintenance, occupancy and operation of dwelling units including multiple-housing facilities.
SOLID WASTE COLLECTOR
Those haulers licensed by the Solid Waste Division of Jefferson County.
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 materials. 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.
SPECIAL WASTES
Solid wastes requiring handling other than that normally used for municipal wastes.
STORAGE
Keeping, maintaining or storing solid waste from the time of its production until the time of its collection.
TRANSFER STATION
A site or facility which accepts solid waste for temporary storage, or consolidation and further transfer to a waste disposal, processing or storage facility.
TRANSPORTATION
The transporting of solid waste from the place of collection or processing to a solid waste processing facility or solid waste disposal area.
YARD WASTES
Grass clippings, leaves and debris from dead, fallen or felled trees.
[Order of 6-3-1987 §2; Ord. No. 10-0405 §1, 12-15-2010]
A. 
Adequate Trash Storage Required. The owner and/or occupant of every dwelling unit and all institutional, commercial, industrial or agricultural establishments producing solid waste within the County shall provide sufficient and adequate containers for the storage of all solid waste, except bulky rubbish and demolition and construction waste and certain yard wastes (see Subsection (D)) to serve each such dwelling unit and/or establishment and shall maintain such solid waste containers in good repair at all times.
B. 
Residential Solid Waste Containers. Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers of not more than thirty-five (35) gallons or 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, as approved by the Director, may also be used for storage of residential solid waste. Multiple-housing facilities of four (4) or more units shall use bulk containers for storage of solid waste as described in Subsection (C).
C. 
Non-Residential Solid Waste Containers. Commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural establishments shall store solid waste in adequate solid waste containers as approved by the Director. The containers shall be identified with the owner's name and/or phone number, the containers shall be waterproof, leakproof and covered at all times if so designed, except when depositing waste therein or removing waste therefrom, and shall be cleaned periodically by the collector. Waste deposited therein shall first be enclosed in disposable containers by the establishment served.
D. 
Yard Wastes. Yard wastes shall be stored in containers so constructed and maintained as to prevent the dispersal of wastes therein on the premises served or upon adjacent public rights-of-way. The weight of any individual container shall be determined by the solid waste collector.
E. 
Waste Container Location. Residential solid waste containers shall be stored upon the residential premises. Commercial solid waste containers shall be stored upon private property. The storage site shall be well drained, fully accessible to collection equipment, public health personnel and fire inspection personnel and shall provide a solid base for containers. The base shall be level with the ground.
F. 
Bulky Rubbish Storage. The owner and/or occupant of every dwelling unit and all institutional, commercial, industrial or agricultural establishments producing bulky rubbish shall store such rubbish within the confines of a building until the day of collection and transportation to an approved disposal site.
G. 
Demolition And Construction Waste Storage. Any person producing demolition and construction waste while building or demolishing a single structure shall store the waste on the building site no longer than fourteen (14) days after the structure is completed or demolished before disposing of the waste at an approved disposal site. Any person producing demolition and construction waste while simultaneously building or demolishing two (2) or more structures in the same development shall store the waste on the premises no longer than thirty (30) days between dates of collection and disposal at an approved disposal site.
H. 
Rubble Storage. Any person owning a structure which has been:
1. 
Reduced to rubble by fire;
2. 
Demolished after a fire on order of the Jefferson County Code Official acting on the regulations specified in the Jefferson County Building Code;
3. 
Demolished after condemnation by the Fire Marshall of the fire district wherein the burned or hazardous structure is located; or
4. 
Reduced to rubble by any combination thereof;
shall be allowed to retain rubble on the site of the fire no longer than forty-five (45) days from date of notice from the Director for disposal of rubble to such person, same to be disposed of only at an approved site. The notice of disposal shall be set by the Director after his/her inspection of the site and consultation with the Code Official and/or the Fire Marshall in whose district the structure is located.
[Order of 6-3-1987 §3; Ord. No. 10-0405 §1, 12-15-2010]
A. 
Waste Collection Required. The owner and/or occupant of every dwelling unit and all institutional, commercial, industrial, agricultural or other establishments producing solid waste in the County shall be required to have solid waste collection service by a hauler of their choice who has a valid Jefferson County hauling permit for the collection, transportation and disposal of solid waste. The cost of such collection shall be negotiated between the hauler and the owner and/or occupant or establishment. Such cost as is incurred shall be borne by the owner and/or occupant or establishment producing the solid waste.
B. 
Waste Collection And Waste Ownership. All solid waste properly prepared for collection as required by this Section shall be collected by the owner and/or occupant's selected hauler, except bulky rubbish as defined herein, provided however, that bulky rubbish will be collected if tied securely in bundles not exceeding reasonable limitations of weight and bulk as required by the hauler. All solid waste collected shall, upon being loaded into transportation equipment, become the property of the hauler.
C. 
Pickup. All solid waste containers as required by this Chapter for the storage of residential solid waste and yard wastes as regulated in Section 250.020(BD) and other solid waste authorized for pickup in this Section by solid waste collectors shall be placed on the designated collection day at a location on the owner and/or occupant's property previously agreed upon by the hauler and the owner and/or occupant. All such containers and solid waste shall be placed for collection in an area not subject to runoff from storm water. The containers shall be returned within twenty-four (24) hours after collection to the owner and/or occupant's storage location.
D. 
Right Of Entry For Collector. Solid waste collectors operating with a valid hauling permit from the Director are hereby authorized to enter upon private property for the purpose of collecting solid waste therefrom as required by this Section. Solid waste collectors shall not enter dwelling units or commercial establishments for the purpose of collecting residential or commercial solid waste without prior agreement with the owner and/or occupant of such dwelling unit or commercial establishment or their duly authorized agent.
E. 
Residential Collection Frequency. All owners and/or occupants of residential structures shall arrange for the removal of solid waste at least once per week. Exceptions to the minimum collection service required would be:
1. 
In case of weather so severe as to make collection on a particular day impossible, or
2. 
In the event of a national holiday falling on a regularly scheduled collection day, or
3. 
In low population density areas to be determined by the Director.
F. 
Bulky Rubbish Collection. The opportunity for bulky rubbish collection by haulers shall be made available twice yearly. Cost of pickup shall be borne by the owner of the rubbish. This is not to exclude bulky rubbish pickup at any time of the year when arranged between hauler and customer.
G. 
Unserved Residents.
1. 
In the event that there is an unserved resident in the County, it shall be the responsibility of the solid waste collector who is performing collection service in that area to make available to that resident trash collection, transportation and disposal of the resident's solid waste.
2. 
In the event that there is more than one (1) solid waste collector in the area where an unserved resident lives and neither or none of said collectors voluntarily offers to serve said resident, the Director shall determine which collector shall make service available to said resident based on economic feasibility. A commercial trash container provided by the designated collector in a spot agreeable to the customer, collector and owner of the property wherein the container is located shall be acceptable in cases where it is impractical, impossible or economically unfeasible to provide door-to-door collection.
H. 
Collector Responsibility For Litter. Solid waste collectors operating with a valid hauling permit from the Director shall be responsible for the collection of solid waste from the point of collection to the transportation vehicle; provided the solid waste was stored in compliance with Section 250.020 or, in case of bulky rubbish. 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.
[Order of 6-3-1987 §4; Ord. No. 10-0405 §1, 12-15-2010]
A. 
Vehicles Required To Be Permitted. All solid waste shall be transported in vehicles which meet current local, State and Federal regulations and hold valid County hauling permits where required.
B. 
Vehicle Requirements. 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 or containers and with covers of suitable materials with fasteners designed to secure all sides of the covers to the vehicles or containers 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.
C. 
Permits Not Required For Excavated Material Handling. 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.
D. 
Demolition And Construction Wastes. Transportation and disposal of demolition and construction wastes shall be in accordance with Section 250.060, the permit regulations of this Chapter and in compliance with all requirements of local, State and Federal agencies.
E. 
Hazardous Wastes. Transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes shall be in accordance with Section 250.060, the permit regulations of this Section and in compliance with all requirements of local, State and Federal agencies.
[Order of 6-3-1987 §5]
A. 
Disposal Locations. Solid waste shall be deposited at an approved processing site or disposal site.
B. 
Hazardous Wastes. The Director shall classify certain wastes as hazardous wastes according to regulations promulgated by D.N.R. and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Those wastes shall be handled and disposed of in a manner which will meet all local, State and Federal regulations.
[Order of 6-3-1987 §6; Ord. No. 10-0405 §1, 12-15-2010]
A. 
State And Federal Permits. All solid waste disposal sites, solid waste processing sites and solid waste storage sites located and operating in the County and all solid waste collection and transportation vehicles operating in the County shall have applicable, valid State and Federal permits where required before annual County permits shall be issued, shall be in compliance with all responsible regulatory agencies and shall be located, designed, operated and permitted in conformity with the rules and regulations of Jefferson County Solid Waste Division.
B. 
Jefferson County Permits Required. No person shall engage in the business of storing, collecting, transporting, processing or disposing of solid waste within the County without first obtaining an annual permit therefor from the Director, provided however, that this provision shall not be deemed to apply to employees of the holder of any such permit nor to the storage of residential solid waste on the owner and/or occupant's premises before collection and disposal of such waste.
C. 
Application For County Permit And Permit Issuance. The operator of a solid waste disposal site in the County, a solid waste processing site in the County, a salvage storage and processing yard in the County, or a solid waste collection and transportation business operating in the County shall make application to the Director for a County permit to operate. The application shall be made on forms provided by the Director. (When plans are required by the Solid Waste Management Ordinance of Jefferson County, they shall be submitted to the Director with the application for permit.) Upon receipt of an application for permit to operate, the Director shall conduct an investigation and inspection of the described facility or vehicle. When the investigation reveals that the facility or vehicle does conform with the laws of the State of Missouri, the regulations set forth in this Section and that the applicant will store, process, collect, transport or dispose of solid waste without hazard to public health or damage to the environment, the Director shall issue a County permit for the operation of the facility or vehicle as set forth in the application. The permit shall be issued for the period of one (1) year.
D. 
Application Denial. In the event that the facility or vehicle fails to comply with the requirements, the Director shall issue a report to the applicant stating the reason for the denial of a County permit or request that additional information, plans or alternation(s) of plans be accomplished and proof submitted in accordance with these rules and regulations and specify the time in which it shall be done. If the applicant does not make the modifications pursuant to the Director's notice within the time limit specified therein, or if the application does not clearly show that the collection, transportation, processing or disposal of solid waste will create no potential public health hazard or be without harmful effects on the environment, the application shall be denied and the applicant notified by the Director, in writing, stating the reason for such denial. Nothing in this Section shall prejudice the right of the applicant to reapply after the rejection of his/her application, provided that all aspects of the re-application comply with the provisions of this Chapter.
E. 
Insurance Required. No such permit shall be issued, unless the applicant therefor, in addition to all other requirements set forth, shall file and maintain with the Director evidence of a satisfactory public liability insurance policy covering all operations of such applicant pertaining to such business and all vehicles to be operated in the conduct thereof. All applicants, their subcontractors shall be required to furnish to the Director certification of insurance covering public liability, auto liability and Workers' Compensation. The minimum limit of insurance for public liability and auto liability shall be one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) combined single limit. The minimum limits for Workers' Compensation shall be statutory, as required by law. Should any policy be canceled, the Director shall be notified of such cancellation by the insurance carrier in writing no less than ten (10) days prior to the effective date of such cancellation, and provisions to that effect shall be incorporated in such policy which shall also place upon the company writing the policy the duty to give such notice.
F. 
Application Requirements. Each applicant for any such permit shall state in his/her application:
1. 
The nature of the permit desired as to collect, transport, store, process or dispose of solid waste or any combination thereof;
2. 
The characteristics of solid waste to be collected, transported, stored, processed or disposed of;
3. 
The number of solid waste transportation vehicles to be operated thereunder;
4. 
The precise location(s) of solid waste storage, processing or disposal facilities to be used;
5. 
The boundaries or locations of the collection area, if applicable;
6. 
Such other information as required by the Director.
G. 
Permit Fees. Each applicant shall pay an annual fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each solid waste storage, processing or disposal facility, transfer station or recycling site to be operated and/or an annual fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for each vehicle used in transporting and/or collecting solid waste.
H. 
Permit Renewals. The annual permit may be renewed upon annual inspection and payment of the fees(s) as designated herein if facility or business has not been modified. If modifications have been made, the applicant shall re-apply for a permit as set forth in Subsections (A) through (G). No permits authorized by this Section shall be transferable from person to person.
I. 
Revocation Or Suspension Of County Permit. If the holder of a permit fails to store, process, collect, transport or dispose of solid wastes in a manner which protects the public health and prevents damage to the environment and conforms to the laws of the State of Missouri and this Section, the Director may revoke or suspend such permit.
J. 
Penalties For Violation Of Permit Conditions. Any solid waste facility or business found to be in violation of the conditions of any requirements agreed to under the permit shall be in violation of this Section and subject to the penalties as defined in Section 250.130.
K. 
Opportunity To Correct Violations. In all cases, when the corrective measures have not been taken within the time specified, the Director shall suspend or revoke the permit or permits involved in the violations, however, in those cases where an extension of time will permit correction and there is no public health hazard created by the delay, one (1) extension of time, not to exceed the original time period, may be given.
L. 
Stickers Required. All motor vehicles operating under any permit required by this Section shall display on the windshield or rear window of such vehicle a sticker bearing the permit number(s). Such stickers shall be furnished by the Director to the applicant upon issuance of permit. Each permit for storage, processing or disposal facilities shall be prominently displayed at such facility.
M. 
Special Operating Permit. In the event a person desires to operate a solid waste disposal or solid waste processing of only special wastes, that person may submit a written request to the Solid Waste Division requesting that such area or facility be allowed to apply for a "special operating permit". Such request shall explain in detail the characteristics of the special wastes and the justification for proposing design and operating procedures. If the Director finds the request justified, the Director shall advise the person to submit for approval an application for a "special operating permit" and detailed plans and data for the design and operating of such disposal area or processing facility. The Director reserves the right to specify the time limit and any restrictions on the permit and at any time to require alteration in design and operation as it deems necessary to protect the public health, to minimize environmental damage and to prevent nuisances.
[Order of 6-3-1987 §7]
A. 
The following areas, facilities and uses are not required to obtain a permit:
1. 
Any area receiving only soil, rock and similar materials for fill or reclamation.
2. 
Any on-site waste processing facility which processes solid waste from an individual household or single building provided the facility is located on the premises where the refuse originates. However, such facilities shall operate in a manner that will not create a public nuisance or adversely affect the public health.
3. 
The use of organic or municipal sewage sludge in normal farming operations provided it is used in a manner that will not create a public nuisance or adversely affect the public health.
4. 
A waste stabilization lagoon, settling pond or other water treatment facility which has a valid permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Clean Water Commission or from the Jefferson County Code Official even though the facility may receive solid or semi-solid waste materials.
[Order of 6-3-1987 §8]
A. 
Closure Approval Required. To prevent a solid waste disposal area from being a blight on the land, a hazard to health and safety, an air pollution problem or a source of pollution to any watercourse, the owner or operator of any solid waste disposal area that is to be closed or discontinued after the effective date of this Chapter shall obtain approval of the method of closure from the Director prior to the closure.
B. 
Excavation Of Land Filled Waste Controlled. No person may excavate, disrupt or remove any deposited material from any active or discontinued solid waste disposal area without having received prior approval from the Director. Requests for approval shall include an operational plan stating the area involved, lines and grade defining limits of excavation, estimated number of cubic yards and type of material to be excavated, location where excavated material is to be deposited, type of equipment to be used to transport material, estimated time required to excavation and disposal procedures and provisions for closing the excavated or disrupted area(s).
[Order of 6-3-1987 §9; Ord. No. 10-0405 §1, 12-15-2010]
A. 
Establishing Rules And Regulations. Within the framework of this Chapter, the Director, with the approval of the County Executive, shall make, amend, revoke and enforce reasonable and necessary rules and regulations governing, but not limited to:
1. 
Preparation, drainage and wrapping of garbage in solid waste containers. Specifications for solid waste containers including the type, composition, equipment, size and shape thereof. Identification of solid waste containers and of the covers thereof and of equipment thereto pertaining, if any. Weight limitations on the combined weight of solid waste containers and the contents thereof and weight and size limitations of bundles of solid waste too large for solid waste containers.
2. 
Storage of solid waste.
3. 
Sanitation, maintenance and replacement of solid waste containers.
4. 
Collection, transportation, processing and disposal of solid waste.
5. 
Processing facilities.
6. 
Disposal facilities.
7. 
Records of quantity and type of wastes received at processing and/or disposal facilities.
8. 
Handling of toxic and hazardous waste according to Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.
9. 
Handling of special waste and sludge, ashes, construction, bulky items, white goods, tires, automobiles, oils, greases, dead animals, etc.
10. 
Licensing and inspection of all refuse collection vehicles handling waste according to State/County regulations.
B. 
Director's Rights Of Inspection And Notice Of Violation. In order to ensure compliance with the laws of this State, this Section and the rule and regulations authorized herein, the Director is authorized to inspect all phases of solid waste management within the County. No inspection shall be made in any dwelling unit unless authorized by the owner and/or occupant or by due process of law. In all instances where such inspections reveal violation of this Chapter, the rules and regulations authorized herein for the storage, collection, transportation, processing or disposal of solid waste or the laws of the State of Missouri, the Director shall issue notice for each such violation stating therein the violation or violations found, the time and date of the corrective measures to be taken together with a reasonable time in which such corrections shall be made.
[Order of 6-3-1987 §10]
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 avoid payment of the service charge for solid waste collection and disposal;
2. 
Interfere in any manner with solid waste collectors in the lawful performance of their duties;
3. 
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the County and State;
4. 
Engage in the business of storing, collecting, transporting, processing or disposing of solid waste within the County without a permit from the Director or operate under an expired permit or operate after a permit has been suspended or revoked.
[Resolution of 6-22-1987]
A. 
Solid waste transportation businesses shall comply with all Sections of the Jefferson County Solid Waste Management Ordinance. Such businesses shall conform with the zoning requirements of the County. Such businesses shall also be inspected at least annually and are subject to inspection at any time to assure compliance with this Section.
B. 
Design plans for the design, operation, construction or alteration of the facility shall be prepared and submitted to the Director. The facility shall not be constructed or placed in operation until approved by the Director.
C. 
Water Quality. All waters discharged from the facility shall be sufficiently treated to meet applicable water quality standards, including those established under the authority of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, the Missouri Clean Water Commission and under municipal or regional sewer discharge regulations.
D. 
Insects And Rodents.
1. 
Conditions shall be maintained that are unfavorable for harboring, feeding and breeding of insects and rodents.
2. 
Insect and rodent control contingency programs shall be implemented when necessary to prevent or rectify such problems.
E. 
Esthetics.
1. 
The entire business area shall maintain a neat, clean appearance.
2. 
Immediate action shall be taken to eliminate odors, dust or other nuisance conditions.
3. 
If bulky rubbish is stored at the business, that storage area shall comply with the requirements set forth for salvage storage and processing yard.
F. 
Records.
1. 
The operator of a solid waste business shall maintain records and monitoring data as specified by the Director. The records and data shall be provided to the Director upon request.
2. 
Records shall be maintained covering at least the following:
a. 
The actual or estimated quantity of solid waste received on each day.
b. 
Major operational problems, complaints or difficulties.
c. 
Insect, rodent, odor, dust and litter control efforts.
d. 
Maps showing the roads on which collection service is provided by the company.
[Resolution of 6-22-1987]
A. 
Section 250.060(L) requires that all motor vehicles engaged in the business of hauling solid waste in the County display a current Jefferson County Solid Waste Program sticker. Such vehicles shall be inspected at least annually and are subject to inspection at any time to assure compliance with this Section. Compliance with this Section for vehicles shall mean adherence to Section 250.040(A) and (B) and Section 250.060(E) and (G):
1. 
Vehicles proposed to be used by the applicant to haul solid waste bear a current State of Missouri safety check certificate if required by law.
2. 
Such vehicles shall bear the name of the owner in easily readable lettering.
3. 
Such vehicles are otherwise in good repair and when operated under normal conditions do not emit unreasonably loud or disturbing noises.
4. 
Such vehicles are clean and sanitary and so constructed as to reasonably prevent spillage of load therefrom.
5. 
Such vehicles are constructed with water-tight bodies and with covers which are an integral part of the vehicle or, in the alternative, with a separate cover of suitable material with fasteners designed to secure all sides of the cover of the vehicle or, in the alternative, that the entire body of the vehicle is enclosed with only loading hoppers exposed.
6. 
The portion of the vehicle in which the solid waste will be contained is constructed of metal or other non-porous material capable of being readily cleaned and kept sanitary.
7. 
There will be no storage of bulky rubbish that has been collected in the business at the hauler's residence unless that resident meets the requirements for a salvage storage and processing yard.
8. 
Vehicles shall be so maintained that they do not create an odor nuisance or other nuisance condition where they are parked when not in use.
9. 
Waste shall not be stored more than forty-eight (48) hours in any waste transportation vehicle without the express permission of the Director.
10. 
The hauler shall be responsible for securing bulky rubbish, yard waste and salvage material to the vehicle in such a manner that will prevent spillage.
[Ord. No. 10-0405 §1, 12-15-2010]
Any person who violates this Chapter or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or both, and in addition, shall pay all costs and expenses involved in the case. Each day such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense. Violations shall be prosecuted in the Jefferson County Municipal Court by the Jefferson County Municipal Prosecutor. Nothing herein contained shall prevent the County from taking such other lawful action as is necessary to prevent or remedy any violation.