[R.O. 2011 §8.12.010; Ord. No. 6733 §1(Exh. A (part)), 2008]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this Section:
- A non-putrescible solid waste consisting of the residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke or other combustible materials.
- Any individual, who alone, jointly or severally with others, institution, partnership, corporation or other legal entity that is the record title owner of the property according to the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds, and such owner(s) shall be bound to comply with the provisions of this Chapter.
- An individual, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity who has care, custody and possession of the property, including, any owner, lessee or occupant of any lot or premises within the City, and shall include any agent, servant, representative or employee.
- PROHIBITED SOLID WASTE
- Solid waste which is not to be placed in any solid waste container and is not to be collected by City, unless otherwise noted herein. Prohibited solid waste includes explosives; highly flammable or dangerous material, including gun powder and photographic plates; substances saturated with inflammable petroleum products: poisons; acids; pathological, biological and infectious wastes; substances which constitute hazardous, toxic or special waste under Federal or State laws or regulations; radioactive materials; dead animals; human or animal waste; major appliances, including, but not limited to, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, microwave ovens, air conditioners and television sets; lead-acid automotive, truck or boat batteries; motor oil; tires; wrecked, dilapidated, disabled or derelict motor vehicles; and solid waste generated by contractors; and such other matter as may be designated by the Director of Public Works and Parks. Prohibited solid waste also includes solid waste too bulky to fit within the required solid waste container and yard waste, but such solid waste, and other prohibited solid waste as determined by the Director of Public Works and Parks, shall be disposed of as provided in this Chapter or by regulation of the Director of Public Works and Parks. The disposition of prohibited solid waste shall be at the owner's expense unless otherwise allowed.
- Those materials recovered from the waste stream and shall include, but not limited to, newspapers and inserts, telephone books, corrugated cardboard, paperboard, mixed office paper, magazines and catalogues, plastic shopping bags, gift wrap paper, brown paper bags, junk mail, paperback books, aluminum cans, steel food cans, steel aerosol cans, glass bottles (all colors) and Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 plastic containers, small consumer electronics, wireless devices, textiles and all other recyclable materials designated by St. Louis County Waste Management Code, Chapter 607.
- RESIDENCE OR RESIDENTIAL
- With regard to the collection and disposal of solid waste accumulated in the City, refers to single-family, two-family, three-family, and four-family residences located within the City; all other solid waste collection and disposal services shall be "non-residential".
- Non-putrescible solid wastes, consisting of both combustible and non-combustible wastes such as paper, cardboard, tin cans, ashes, wood, metal, plastics, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
- The removal of items from a solid waste container by persons other than the City and persons authorized under this Chapter to use the solid waste container.
- 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.
- YARD WASTE
- Leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden vegetation and Christmas trees. The term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.
[R.O. 2011 §8.12.020; Ord. No. 6733 §1(Exh. A (part)), 2008]
The City shall be the exclusive collector of residential solid waste and shall collect such solid waste at such intervals of time that is deemed necessary for the public's health and safety. The City may collect non-residential solid waste as determined by the Director of Public Works and Parks. Prohibited solid waste shall not be collected by the City unless authorized by this Chapter or the Director of Public Works and Parks. In collecting solid waste, the City may use City personnel and equipment or may contract for such collection.
The Director of Public Works and Parks shall enforce this Chapter to the extent provided herein and shall have the authority and responsibility to:
Establish and revise regulations concerning the storage, collection, conveyance, and disposal of all solid waste accumulated within the City, including the frequency of collection and the type and location of solid waste containers, and
Grant exceptions to such regulations and the requirements of this Chapter, when strict compliance is not necessary to promote the intent of this Chapter and when such exceptions alleviate unnecessary hardship or practical difficulty.
The Director of Public Works and Parks shall establish collection routes and schedules for residential and non-residential solid waste. The Director of Public Works and Parks shall promulgate regulations regarding solid waste management.
[R.O. 2011 §8.12.030; Ord. No. 6733 §1(Exh. A (part)), 2008]
It is unlawful for any person to store, collect, convey, or dispose of solid waste except as provided by or permitted in this Chapter, or to use any land, premises or property within the City for the dumping or disposal of any solid waste, except at a City-authorized facility.
No person shall, with the intent of avoiding the requirements of this Chapter, deposit solid waste into any solid waste container other than a container issued by the City to, or for the benefit of, said person or the property at which said person resides, except as provided by Section 230.140(E)(1) or otherwise provided by the Director of Public Works and Parks.
No person shall cast, place, sweep, or deposit anywhere within the City any solid waste into any water or watercourse or in such a manner that it may be carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk, alley, sewer, parkway, or other public place, or into any occupied premises within the City. No person shall sweep, cast or deposit any yard waste into any street or storm sewer except as permitted under Section 230.100.
No person shall treat or dispose of solid waste through incineration, burying, littering, or in any manner other than as permitted in this Chapter.
Owners, lessees, and occupants shall maintain in a clean and orderly condition that part of the premises which extends between side yard lot lines, extending from the back property line or centerline of the alley to the curb line of the fronting street.
It is unlawful for any person to accumulate, permit the accumulation of, or transport solid waste in open beds of trucks or otherwise in such a manner as to permit solid waste to be carried or deposited in or on any private property, or any watercourse, or on any street, sidewalk, alley, sewer, parkway, or other public place.
Ownership of solid waste set out for collection by the City shall be vested in the City, and scavenging in or from any solid waste container or in or from any container designated for recyclables is prohibited.
Any person violating any provision of this Chapter, or any regulation of the Director of Public Works and Parks, shall upon conviction be subject to punishment as provided in Section 100.190 of the Municipal Code. Whenever any act is prohibited by this Chapter, or by any rule or regulation adopted hereunder, such prohibition shall extend to and include the causing, securing, aiding, or abetting of another person to do said act.
It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow, or maintain for a period in excess of eight (8) days any accumulation of solid waste in or on any premises, structure, lot, land, or property within the City, and such accumulation is declared a public nuisance abatable pursuant to Chapter 220, Article I and II of the Municipal Code. The cost of any such abatement may be added to the annual real estate bill for the property and collected in the same manner and procedure for collecting real estates taxes as provided in Section 220.100 of this Title.
[R.O. 2011 §8.12.040; Ord. No. 6733 §1(Exh. A (part)), 2008]
"Private collectors" are contractors using the streets of the City for the transportation of solid waste, whether for non-residential solid waste accumulated within the City or any solid waste generated outside the City. Private collectors shall:
Use a water-tight vehicle provided with a tight cover and so operated as to prevent offensive odors escaping therefrom and solid waste from being blown, dropped or spilled, and
Comply with all applicable provisions of this Chapter and all regulations promulgated by the Director of Public Works and Parks.
No private collector shall operate between the hours of 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. of the following day except by permit issued by the Director.