City of Eldon, MO
Miller County
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Section 240.010 Definitions.

[CC 1988 §16.010]
For the purpose of this Chapter, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meanings indicated below:
APPROVED INCINERATOR
An incinerator which complies with all current regulations of the responsible local and State air pollution control 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 the equipment available therefore.
CITY
The City of Eldon, Missouri.
COLLECTION
Removal of solid waste from its place of storage to the transportation vehicle.
DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE
Waste materials from the construction or destruction of residential, industrial or commercial structures.
DIRECTOR
The director of the solid waste management program of the City 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 designated 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.
GARBAGE
Putrescible animal or vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, serving or consumption of food.
HAZARDOUS WASTES
Including, but not limited to, pathological wastes, explosive wastes, pesticides, pesticide containers, toxic or radioactive materials.
MULTIPLE-HOUSING FACILITY
A housing facility containing more than one (1) dwelling unit under one (1) roof.
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, wither as owner or as a tenant.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, corporation, association, institution, City, County, other political subdivision, authority, State agency or institution, or federal agency or institution.
PROCESSING
Incinerating, composting, baling, shredding, salvaging, compacting and the processes whereby solid waste characteristics are modified or solid waste quantity is reduced.
REFUSE
Solid waste.
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.
1. 
Solid waste resulting from the operation of any commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural establishment and multiple-housing facilities with more than two (2) dwelling units.
2. 
RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE: Solid waste resulting from the maintenance and operation of dwelling units, excluding multiple-housing facilities with more than two (2) 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 of discarding or getting rid of unwanted material. In particular the final deposition 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.
STORAGE
Keeping, maintaining or storing solid waste from the time of its production until the time of its collection.
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
Leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden vegetation and Christmas trees. The term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.

Section 240.020 Solid Waste Storage.

[CC 1988 §16.020; Ord. No. 1778 §1, 11-9-1999]
A. 
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 shall provide sufficient and adequate containers for the storage of all solid waste, except bulky rubbish and demolition and construction waste, to serve each such dwelling unit and/or establishment and to maintain such solid waste containers at all times in good repair.
B. 
The occupant of every dwelling unit and of every institution, 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.
C. 
Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers of not more than thirty-five (35) gallons nor 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 one hundred (100) 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 with suitable frames or containers as approved by the Director may also be used for storage of residential solid waste.
D. 
Commercial solid waste shall be stored in solid waste containers as approved by the Director. The containers shall be waterproof, leakproof and shall be covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof and shall meet all requirements as set forth by Section 240.060.
E. 
Yard waste shall not be placed on any street or right-of-way or permitted to be dispersed on the property of any adjacent property owner.
F. 
Storm damage shall be collected by the City only after a declaration by the Mayor. Only limbs less that forty-eight (48) inches in length shall be collected. All limbs shall be placed at the road with the cut end facing the road.
G. 
Solid waste containers which are not approved will be collected together with their contents and disposed of.

Section 240.030 Collection of Solid Waste.

[CC 1988 §16.030; Ord. No. 1778 §2, 11-9-1999]
A. 
The City shall provide for the collection of all solid waste in the City, provided however, that the City may provide the collection service by contracting with a person, County or other City or a combination thereof, for the entire City or portions thereof, as deemed to be in the best interests of the City.
B. 
All solid waste from premises to which collection services are provided by the City shall be collected, 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 to be fixed by regulations to be made and promulgated by the Director as hereinafter provided. All solid waste collected shall, upon being loaded into transportation equipment, become the property of the collection agency.
C. 
Tree limbs and yard wastes, as described in Sections 240.020(E) and 240.020(F) respectively, shall be placed in an orderly fashion in a compost bin or other container that does not constitute a nuisance. Tree limbs and yard waste may be burnt with the permission of the Fire Chief in accordance with the appropriate ordinance.
D. 
Bulky rubbish shall be collected by request to the Director. The Director shall establish the procedure for collecting bulky rubbish.
E. 
Solid waste collectors, employed by the City or a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City, are hereby authorized to enter upon private property for the purpose of collecting solid waste therefrom as required by this Chapter. Solid waste collectors shall not enter dwelling units or other residential buildings for the purpose of collecting residential solid waste. Commercial solid waste may be removed from commercial establishments upon written request of the owner and approval by the Director.
F. 
The following collection frequencies shall apply to collections of solid waste within the City:
All residential solid waste, other than bulky rubbish, shall be collected at least once weekly. At least sixty (60) hours shall intervene between collections. All commercial solid waste shall be collected at least once weekly and shall be collected at such lesser intervals as may be fixed by the Director or requested by the commercial establishment upon a determination that such lesser intervals are necessary for the preservation of the health and/or safety of the public.
G. 
Residential solid waste containers shall be stored upon the residential premises. Commercial solid waste containers shall be stored upon private property, unless the owner shall have been granted written permission from the City to use public property for such purposes. The storage site shall be well drained, fully accessible to collection equipment, public health personnel and fire inspection personnel.
H. 
Solid waste collectors, employed by the City or a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City, 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 Sections 240.020(C), (D), (E) and (F). 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.

Section 240.040 Transportation of Solid Waste.

[CC 1988 §16.040]
A. 
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 watertight bodies and with covers which shall be an integral part of the vehicle or shall be a separate cover of suitable material with fasteners designed to secure all sides of the cover to the vehicle 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. No solid waste shall be transported in the loading hoppers.
B. 
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.
C. 
Transportation and disposal of demolition and construction wastes shall be in accordance with this Section and Section 240.050.

Section 240.050 Disposal of Solid Waste.

[CC 1988 §16.050]
A. 
Solid wastes shall be deposited at a processing facility or disposal area approved by the City and complying with all requirements of the Missouri Division of Health.
B. 
The Director may classify certain wastes as hazardous wastes which will require special handling and shall be disposed of only in a manner acceptable to the Director and which will meet all local, State and Federal regulations.

Section 240.060 Rules and Regulations.

[CC 1988 §16.070]
A. 
The Director shall make, amend, revoke and enforce reasonable and necessary rules and regulations governing, but not limited to:
1. 
Preparation, drainage and wrapping of garbage deposited in solid waste containers.
2. 
Specifications for solid waste containers, including the type, composition, equipment, size and shape thereof.
3. 
Identification of solid waste containers and of the covers thereof and of equipment thereto pertaining, if any.
4. 
Weight limitations on the combined weight of solid waste containers and the contents thereof and weight and size limitations on bundles of solid waste too large for solid waste containers.
5. 
Storage of solid waste in solid waste containers.
6. 
Sanitation, maintenance and replacement of solid waste containers.
7. 
Schedules of and routes for collection and transportation of solid waste.
8. 
Collection points of solid waste containers.
9. 
Collection, transportation, processing and disposal of solid waste.
10. 
Records of quantity and type of wastes received at processing and/or disposal facilities.
11. 
Processing facilities and fees for the use thereof.
12. 
Disposal facilities and fees for the use thereof.
13. 
Handling of special wastes such as toxic wastes, sludge, ashes, agriculture, construction, bulky items, tires, automobiles, oils, greases, etc.
The City Clerk or such other City Official who is responsible for preparing utility and other service charge billings for the City is hereby authorized to make and promulgate reasonable and necessary rules and regulations for the billing and collection of solid waste collection and/or disposal services charges as hereinafter provided for. A copy of any and all rule and regulations made and promulgated under the provisions hereof shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk of the City.

Section 240.070 Prohibited Practices.

[CC 1988 §16.080]
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 avoiding payment of the service charge hereinafter provided for solid waste collection and disposal;
2. 
Interfere in any manner with solid waste collection and transportation equipment or with solid waste collectors in the lawful performance of their duties as such, whether such equipment or collectors shall be those of the City or those of a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City;
3. 
Burn solid waste unless an approved incinerator is provided or unless an approved incinerator is provided unless a variance has been obtained from the appropriate air pollution control agency, in which event the written approval or variance shall be displayed to the Chief of the Fire Department or his/her designated representative upon demand or unless a special permit has been obtained from the Chief of the Fire Department or his/her designated representative allowing for the burning of tree trunks, tree limbs, vegetation or untreated waste lumber when such solid waste originates on a residential premises having not more than four (4) dwelling units. The burning provided for in said special permit shall be done under such proper safeguards as the grantor of the permit may direct as to time, weather and other matters.
4. 
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the City and the Missouri Division of Health;
5. 
Engage in the business of collecting, transporting, processing or disposing of solid waste within the corporate limits of the City without a permit from the City or operate under an expired permit or operate after a permit has been suspended or revoked.

Section 240.080 Service Charge.

[CC 1988 §16.090]
A. 
There is hereby imposed for the collection and disposal of solid waste and for the improvement of the general public health and environment a service charge for each dwelling unit and each commercial establishment. The service charge for collection of residential solid waste shall be in the amount established and filed by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Eldon.
B. 
Services for commercial establishments not meeting any of the aforementioned descriptions will be considered individually by the Director.
C. 
The service and service charge shall be terminated upon presentation of satisfactory proof to the Director that any such dwelling unit or establishment is unoccupied and shall be commenced upon renewed occupancy thereof.
D. 
The system of services established by the provisions of this Chapter hereof is designed as an integral part of the City's program of health and sanitation to be operated as an adjunct to the City's system for providing portable water and the City's system for providing sewerage disposal. The City may enforce collection of such charges by bringing proper legal action against the occupant of any dwelling unit or owner of any commercial establishment to recover any sums due for such services plus a reasonable attorney's fee to be fixed by the court plus the cost of sue action.
E. 
The service charge herein provided for is hereby imposed upon the occupant of each occupied dwelling unit and the billing shall be made to the person contracting for City water and/or sewerage service or for other water service or otherwise providing water service to each such dwelling unit. In the event a dwelling unit is not serviced by City water and/or sewerage service or in the absence of information that such person is neither the owner nor the tenant of such dwelling unit, in which event billing therefor shall be made to the owner. Service charges shall be payable to the department empowered to collect services charges imposed by the City.