University City, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 2011 §8.12.100; Ord. No. 6733 §1(Exh. A (part)), 2008]
All solid waste, before being placed in containers for collection, shall have drained from it all liquids. Ashes shall be thoroughly cooled before being placed in a solid waste container. All yard waste shall be separated from all other solid waste and disposed of pursuant to Section 230.090. No person shall dispose of human waste except through the sanitary sewer system, except for disposable plastic diapers which may be placed in solid waste containers if placed in double plastic bags and sealed to prevent offensive odors from escaping therefrom. No person shall dispose of animal waste in solid waste containers unless placed in double plastic bags and sealed to prevent offensive odors from escaping therefrom.
[R.O. 2011 §8.12.110; Ord. No. 6733 §1(Exh. A (part)), 2008]
A. 
All solid waste containers shall be kept clean and closed while storing solid waste and shall be maintained in good condition. Permanent containers shall be leak-proof, free of rust, and without ragged or sharp edges or any other defects liable to hamper or injure the person handling the contents thereof. Disposable containers as permitted by the Director of Public Works and Parks shall be manufactured of either polyethylene or paper approved and intended for indoor and outdoor storage of solid waste.
B. 
No person shall damage, destroy, deface, or alter the appearance of any solid waste container.
C. 
The City shall provide residential solid waste containers, including containers for single-stream recycling, and all solid waste containers provided by the City are and shall remain the property of the City, except as provided under Section 230.140(E)(1).
[R.O. 2011 §8.12.120; Ord. No. 6733 §1(Exh. A (part)), 2008; Ord. No. 6788 §1, 7-20-2009]
A. 
One- To Two-Family Residential Buildings. For one- and two-family buildings, roll-out plastic carts shall be provided for said waste storage and collections, except where collections are from the alley. Carts shall have a capacity of either sixty (60) or ninety (90) gallons or other size as designated by the Director of Public Works and Parks. The use of sixty (60) gallon carts shall be limited to units occupied by no more than two (2) persons, one (1) of whom is at least sixty-five (65) years of age. Carts shall have wheels, handles, and a hinged, tight-fitting lid capable of containing solid waste and reducing odors, and shall be compatible with existing City equipment for mechanical lifting and dumping. Carts shall weigh, with contents when full, not in excess of two hundred (200) pounds. Mechanical box-type containers shall be used for alley collections or where permitted by the Director of Public Works and Parks.
B. 
Three- To Four-Family Residential And Non-Residential Buildings. For three-family and four-family residential buildings, and for non-residential buildings, solid waste shall be stored in a mechanical box-type container or other type containers as designated by the Director of Public Works and Parks. Mechanical box-type containers shall
1. 
Have a capacity of one and one-half (1½) cubic yards or greater,
2. 
Have a hinged, tight-fitting lid capable of containing solid waste and reducing odors, and
3. 
Be equipped with lugs and brackets, permitting City sanitation trucks or private contract haulers to mechanically pick up and remove the content. Roll-out plastic carts may be used for three-family and four-family residential buildings where permitted by the Director of Public Works and Parks.
C. 
Public solid waste containers may be placed in public places, and the placement of and collection of solid waste from said containers shall be as authorized by the Director of Public Works and Parks. Public solid waste containers placed on City sidewalks, streets, parks and other public places shall be used only for such solid waste as persons may have for disposal while passing along the streets or using the City's parks or other public places. Such containers shall not be used for the disposal of solid waste accumulated in residences or places of business unless a permit is issued by the Director of Public Works and Parks.
D. 
The Director of Finance shall establish, impose and assess against all property owners benefiting from the City's solid waste collection services a fee reflecting the total cost of replacing roll-out plastic carts, recyclables containers, and dumpsters, and may adjust the fee from time to time as necessary. The fee shall be in addition to the solid waste collection fee established and imposed by the City Council pursuant to Section 230.110(A), but shall be deemed a solid waste collection service fee for billing, collection, enforcement and all other purposes in Article III of this Chapter. All fees collected by the Finance Director pursuant to this Subsection shall be deposited in a fund and used solely for replacing roll-out plastic carts, recyclables containers, and dumpsters.
[R.O. 2011 §8.12.130; Ord. No. 6733 §1(Exh. A (part)), 2008]
A. 
No person shall place any solid waste in or on any street, alley, or other public place, or upon any private property, whether owned by such person or not, within the City except in a solid waste container provided by the City or otherwise permitted by this Chapter or the Director of Public Works and Parks.
B. 
Collection From Street. If the solid waste collection vehicle makes the collection from the street, roll-out plastic carts, recyclables carts, disposable containers, bags and bundled brush and tree trimmings shall be placed on the sidewalk, or if no sidewalk exists or placement on the sidewalk is impracticable, in the street, but as close to the curb as practicable for efficient and safe collection. Solid waste shall not be placed out for collection earlier than 4:00 P.M. on the day before the scheduled collection. Solid waste containers must be restored behind the building line no later than 9:00 P.M. on the day of collection.
C. 
Collection From The Alley. If the solid waste collection vehicle makes the collection of solid waste from the alley, a mechanical box-type stationary container or containers shall be located, clear of traffic, adjacent to the alley line and shall be located so as to be accessible to collection equipment; however, recyclables containers, yard waste, bulky items, and any other materials designated by the Director of Public Works and Parks shall be collected only from the street except as exempted by the Director of Public Works and Parks.
D. 
Storage Of Solid Waste Containers. Roll-out plastic carts, recyclables carts, disposable containers, bags and bundled brush and tree trimmings shall be stored behind the building line when not placed out for collection. "Building line" means the line parallel to the front lot line and passing through the nearest point of the principal building. "Principal building" means the structure in which the principal use on the lot is located.
[R.O. 2011 §8.12.140; Ord. No. 6733 §1(Exh. A (part)), 2008]
A. 
All yard waste shall be separated from all other solid waste, and no person shall dispose of yard waste other than as permitted herein.
1. 
Leaves and grass clippings shall be stored in thirty (30) gallon biodegradable paper bags approved by the Director of Public Works and Parks. Each yard waste bag shall exhibit a yard waste sticker, which may be purchased at City Hall or other designated locations. The Director shall establish a sticker fee which shall defray the costs of collection. The Director may designate and publish time periods when yard waste stickers will not be required.
2. 
All tree trimmings, hedge clippings and similar material shall be cut to lengths not to exceed four (4) feet and securely tied in bundles not more than two (2) feet thick before being deposited for collection. A limit of six (6) bundles will be collected from a single household per week. Ties should be heavy twine or similar material but not wire. The City will not collect tree stumps or tree trunks.
3. 
Plastic bags shall not be used for yard waste.
B. 
The City shall offer single-stream residential recycling services and shall provide separate recycling containers or roll-out carts. The Director of Public Works and Parks shall promulgate regulations regarding the City's recycling program.
C. 
The City may offer collection services, or permit private contractor collections, for yard waste collection, in which case the Director of Public Works and Parks shall promulgate regulations regarding same or shall authorize the specific disposition of same, which may be at the cost of the disposer.
[R.O. 2011 §8.12.150; Ord. No. 6733 §1(Exh. A (part)), 2008]
A. 
The City may sweep and collect leaves placed in the street for collection. The Director of Public Works and Parks may establish leaf collection times which may vary by area or zone. Only leaves from a property adjacent to the street may be placed, swept, or deposited into the street, and such leaves may be placed, swept, or deposited into the street only by or at the direction of the owner, lessee, or occupant of such property. No person shall place, sweep, or deposit leaves into a street more than three (3) days before the first (1st) day of the established leaf collection time period or after the last day of the established leaf collection time period for that area or zone. All leaves placed, swept or deposited into the street shall be in piles along the curb or edge of the street adjacent to the property where the leaves fell.
B. 
The work of sweeping and cleaning by machine or manual labor of the gutters, paved streets, and avenues of the City shall be done as authorized by the Director of Public Works and Parks. The Director of Public Works and Parks may order the temporary closing of a City street or a portion thereof for the purpose of sweeping and cleaning up leaves, litter and other solid waste. Notice of the temporary closing shall be given twenty-four (24) hours in advance by posting same along the street on signs, electronic message boards or other means in the immediate vicinity together with a warning that parking of vehicles in the designated areas is prohibited and a violation of this Chapter.