City of Warrenton, MO
Warren County
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[R.O. 2006 §255.010; CC 1978 §60.010]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meanings indicated below:
BULKY WASTE
Solid wastes which are either too large or too heavy to be safely and easily loaded into collection vehicles.
GARBAGE
Animal or vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, serving or consumption of food.
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.
STORAGE
Keeping, maintaining or storing waste from the time of its production until the time of its collection.
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.
[R.O. 2006 §255.020; CC 1978 §60.020; Ord. No. 1739 §I, 1-8-2008; Ord. No. 1920 §I, 7-20-2010; Ord. No. 1936 §I, 10-5-2010; Ord. No. 1943 §I, 1-4-2011]
A. 
Storage Of Residential Solid Waste. Except as set forth below, it shall be the duty of every residential tenant, lessee, occupant or owner of any house or other premises within the limits of the City of Warrenton, Missouri, to provide, without expense to the City, suitable and sufficient leak-proof, water-tight, metal or plastic cans, from twenty (20) to thirty-five (35) gallon capacity, equipped with suitable handles and each having a tight-fitting lid or disposable bags originally manufactured as solid waste containers for receiving and holding, without leakage, all of the garbage and solid wastes which accumulates on said premises. Solid waste designated by a City contracted vendor for recycling shall be stored and collected only in a vendor provided container or a vendor approved container. Solid waste containers shall be placed curbside for collection but shall not be so placed until 6:00 P.M. on the day next preceding the regularly scheduled collection day. Containers shall be removed from curbside no later than 6:00 A.M. on the day following the collection day.
B. 
City Billing Of Residential And Multi-Family Customers. The City shall provide for the collection and the direct billing of residential solid waste collection for all residential and multi-family premises. City contracted vendors are hereby authorized to enter upon private property, except for the entry into any dwelling or residential building, for the purpose of collecting solid waste.
C. 
Commercial And Industrial Solid Waste Disposal. Owners and occupants of industrial and commercial premises are authorized to contract for their own solid waste collection and disposal, subject to the requirements of the City Code herein.
D. 
Storage Of Commercial And Industrial Solid Waste. Commercial and industrial solid waste shall be stored in solid waste containers which are water-proof, leak-proof and shall be covered at all times except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof. All commercial solid waste dumpsters shall be enclosed as provided in Section 405.265 of this Code.
E. 
Dumpsters Required For Multi-Family. Solid waste dumpster(s) shall be required for all multi-family dwellings. Multi-family dwellings shall have said solid waste dumpsters enclosed as provided for in Section 405.265 (G)(2) of this Code herein.
F. 
Senior Citizen Discount. There is hereby created a "senior citizen discount" that shall be limited to residents who are sixty-two (62) years of age and older. Subscribers to this service shall provide verification of age to the City. The fee for this service shall be reduced by the current administrative cost as set by the Finance Officer.
G. 
Temporary Vacating Of Property. In the event any residential property shall be vacant for sixty (60) consecutive days or more, the owner or tenant-in-possession of such property may suspend service for the period of time that such property shall be vacant by making application for such suspension in advance of such vacancy. Fees shall be assessed for the full month during which the property is occupied for any portion of the month. Suspensions of service will be based only upon a calendar month period, will not be retroactively applied and only when City utility records verify such vacancy. Suspension(s) of service, under the provision of this Subsection, is only available for individual dwelling units served by an independent water meter.
H. 
Prohibited Acts. It is a prohibited practice and a violation of this Section for any person to:
1. 
Deposit solid waste in any solid waste container other than his/her own container.
2. 
Fail or refuse to pay the solid waste collection charges of the City.
3. 
Take any evasive action to avoid payment of reasonable charges provided for solid waste collection or disposal.
4. 
Interfere in any manner with solid waste collection transportation personnel or equipment of the City or its contract vendor.
5. 
Dispose of or burn any solid waste in a manner not approved of by the City and/or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
6. 
Engage in the business of collecting, transporting, processing, storing or disposing of residential solid waste within the corporate limits of the City without a current contract with the City.
7. 
Fail to comply with any current Board of Aldermen approved policy pertaining to solid waste.
[R.O. 2006 §255.030; CC 1978 §60.030]
A. 
It shall be the duty of every tenant, lessee, occupant, or owner of any house or other premises within the limits of the City of Warrenton, Missouri, to place said storage containers at the curb in front of the dwelling unit or an alley to the rear of said premises, when there is a readily accessible alley, so as to be accessible for collection between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. on the specified day of collection.
B. 
Individuals desiring the collection of bulky rubbish shall deal directly with those licensed by the City for the collection of the same.
C. 
Solid Waste Collectors 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 240.020 Subsections (A) and (B) of this Chapter. 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.
[R.O. 2006 §255.040; CC 1978 §60.040]
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 Solid Waste Management Law, Sections 260.200 to 260.255, RSMo., and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder. The City may designate the processing or disposal facility to be utilized by persons holding permits under this Chapter.
B. 
The Board may classify certain wastes as hazardous wastes which will require special handling and shall be disposed of only in a manner acceptable to the Board which will meet all local, State and Federal regulations.
[R.O. 2006 §255.050; CC 1978 §60.050]
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, those of a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the City, or any duly licensed collector.
3. 
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the City and the Missouri Division of Health.
4. 
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.