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, 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.
- The City of Manchester, Missouri.
- 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.
- Such person, firm or corporation as may be contracted with to provide solid waste transportation and disposal for the City.
- 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 thirty (30) gallons maximum or as allowed by the current trash hauling contract.
- 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. Units of multiple-housing facilities may be billed as dwelling units upon request by the owner of said dwelling units.
- 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 St. Louis County Health Department or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources 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.
- MAJOR APPLIANCES
- Clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, trash compactors, dishwashers, microwave ovens, conventional ovens, ranges, stoves, wood stoves, air-conditioners, refrigerators and freezers.
- 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 natural individual, firm, partnership, trust, association or corporation. 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.
- 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 semi-solid 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 does not include "Yard Waste" as defined herein.
- 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 MANAGEMENT
- The entire solid waste system of storage, collection, transportation, processing and disposal.
- Keeping, maintaining or storing solid waste from time of its production until the time of its collection.
- 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
- Leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden vegetation and Christmas trees. The term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.
[CC 1979 §12-2]
All refuse collected in the City shall be delivered to a State and County approved sanitary landfill or to some other State approved facility.
[CC 1979 §12-3]
Each and every owner, tenant, housekeeper or other person occupying any room, dwelling house, apartment or other building or portion thereof, and producing or being responsible for the disposal of refuse, shall provide, and replace when necessary, a sufficient number of containers to hold the refuse accumulating therein. All containers shall be watertight, with tight-fitting covers and strong handles on the outside, where applicable, each container shall have a capacity of not more than thirty (30) gallons, a fifty (50) pound maximum weight limit, unless approved by the City's trash collection contractor, and shall be no more than the allowed contract number to hold all of the refuse accumulating at a customer's premises between collections. All containers shall be maintained by the user in a good and sanitary condition, and the contents thereof shall be kept in such condition that they can at all times be readily and fully removed by the City or its authorized Collector.
It shall be the duty of every person owning, managing, operating, leasing or renting any commercial premises to provide adequate facilities for the collection of refuse. It shall be the responsibility of such person to provide a City approved trash container either a wheeled, self-loading container or an approved, enclosed, windproof, fire-resistant collection area with collection on a regular basis.
It shall be the duty of every person owning, managing, operating, leasing or renting any premises or dwelling units to place the daily accumulations of refuse in the container or containers required in Subsections (A) and (B), and it shall be the duty of every person placing garbage in any such container to eliminate, so far as possible, all water and liquid therefrom and to place garbage in plastic trash bags before placing it in the container.
Accumulations of yard waste shall be placed in paper bags or maximum thirty (30) gallon containers. Bundled branches may be eighteen (18) inches in diameter and a maximum length of four (4) feet. The maximum loaded pick up weight of any bag, container or bundle shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds.
[CC 1979 §12-4]
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit in a container from which refuse is to be removed by the City or by its authorized Collector, any material other than refuse. If any container contains any material other than refuse, the City or its authorized Collector shall not be obligated to remove the contents of such container.
[CC 1979 §12-5]
No person shall mutilate, deface, destroy, or injure in any manner, or unlawfully remove from the location designated by the proper authorities of the City, any street wastepaper cabinet, can or other containers, or any part thereof.
[CC 1979 §12-6]
All persons, including the City, shall use vehicles which are equipped with sanitary, metal, watertight and flytight compartments and fully closed bodies in the collection of refuse. Refuse shall be carried only within such compartments, which shall be kept closed except when refuse is actually being loaded or unloaded. Such compartments shall be thoroughly washed and cleaned once every twenty-four (24) hours. In addition, the size of each vehicle shall meet with the approval of the Health Officer of St. Louis County. All vehicles shall be kept in good running order and in a clean, sanitary condition at all times.
[CC 1979 §12-7; Ord. No. 89-430, §§1 — 3, 11-6-1989]
Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to take or contaminate any materials set out for curbside recycling collection.
Definition. The term materials as used herein shall include but not be limited to glass, plastic, paper, aluminum and cardboard.
Violation — Penalty. Any person found guilty of violating this Section shall, upon conviction, be subject to such fines and/or imprisonment as are set forth in Section 1-13 of the Code of Ordinances of the City as may, from time to time, be amended.
[CC 1979 §12-8; Ord. No. 95-790 §1, 4-3-1995; Ord. No. 04-1489 §1, 3-15-2004; Ord. No. 04-1527 §1, 8-2-2004; Ord. No. 07-1797 §1, 8-6-2007]
All solid waste, yard waste, bulky waste and recyclables may be placed at the curb adjacent to the premises not sooner than the night (after sunset) before the designated day for collection thereof, except where other or related programs as authorized or approved by the City may allow for a longer or varied placement time at the curb line. Such items shall be placed in appropriate containers, such as heavy-duty trash bags or solid waste containers with tight-fitting covers. All containers shall be removed from the curb no later than 8:00 P.M. on the day of the regularly scheduled trash collection services or within twelve (12) hours of the time such trash service has actually been provided, whichever is later. Except as provided for herein, all containers shall be stored at least twenty-five (25) feet behind the front yard building line unless fully screened from public view from the fronting road or street. The fronting road or street shall be determined by the mailing address of the property. The maximum number of solid waste containers placed at the curb for pickup at any one time shall conform to the City's current trash collection/hauling contract.