[R.O. 2004 §215.010; CC 1990 §215.010; Ord. No. 598 §1, 2-6-1986]
For the purposes 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, State and Federal air pollution control agencies.
- BULKY RUBBISH
- Non-putrescible solid wastes consisting of combustible and/or non-combustible waste materials from dwellings, 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 Pevely, 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 dwellings.
- Such person, firm or corporation as may be contracted with to provide solid waste transportation and disposal for the City.
- Jefferson County, Missouri.
- A location adjacent to and not more than five (5) feet from any street.
- DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE
- Waste materials from the construction or destruction of residential, industrial or commercial structures.
- The Director of the Solid Waste Management Program of the City shall be the City Administrator.
- DISPOSABLE SOLID WASTE CONTAINER
- Disposable plastic or paper sacks with a capacity of twenty (20) to thirty-nine (39) gallons or, if specifically designated for storage of solid waste, a maximum of fifty-five (55) gallons.
- Any building or portion thereof which is designed and used exclusively for residential purposes and also means those dwellings described in the definition of "Premises" in this Section.
- 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 Hazardous Waste Management Commission 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, conventional ovens, ranges, stoves, wood stoves, air-conditioners, refrigerators and freezers.
- MULTIPLE-HOUSING FACILITY
- A housing facility containing more than one (1) dwelling under one (1) roof.
- Any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others, shall be in actual possession of any dwelling 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.
- A lot, together with all buildings and structures thereon:
- 1. All dwellings now or hereafter located in the Single-Family Residential District ("R-1") as determined by the Zoning Code (Chapter 405 of this Code);
- 2. All dwellings now or hereafter located in the General Residential District ("R-2") as determined by said zoning ordinance;
- 3. All dwellings now or hereinafter located in the Multiple-Family Residential District ("R-3") as determined by said zoning ordinance;
- 4. All dwellings and all mobile homes located in the "MH" Mobile Home Park District Regulations as determined by the said zoning regulations;
- 5. All buildings or parts of buildings now or hereafter owned by or leased to the City and located in the City, except, however, park shelter or park toilet buildings.
- 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.
- Newsprint, corrugated paper, glass containers, aluminum foil and cans, tin cans, steel cans and bi-metal cans reasonably free of food, dirt and other contaminants. Also included as a recyclable is any other material that the City may hereafter be required to collect as a recyclable by the State of Missouri or any of its departments. For purposes of this Section, recyclables shall not be refuse, rubbish or solid waste as defined in this Section.
- Every person who is an owner or occupant of a dwelling in the City as to the buildings or parts thereof described at (3) of the definition of "Premises" in this Subsection.
- RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE
- Solid waste resulting from the maintenance and operation of dwellings.
- 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 the 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.
[R.O. 2004 §215.020; CC 1990 §215.020; Ord. No. 598 §2, 2-6-1986]
The occupant of every dwelling 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 and/or establishment and to maintain such solid waste containers at all times in good repair.
The occupant of every dwelling and of every institutional, commercial, business, industrial or agricultural establishment shall place all solid waste to be collected in proper solid waste containers and shall maintain such solid waste containers and the area surrounding them in a clean, neat and sanitary condition at all times. Accumulation of waste in suitable containers shall not be stored upon any site in the City for a period longer than seven (7) days.
Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers of not more than thirty-nine (39) gallons nor less than twenty (20) gallons in nominal capacity, except that residential solid waste may be stored in trash bags of adequate strength in a size not to exceed fifty-five (55) gallons. All containers, including bags, shall be leakproof and waterproof, fly-tight and properly covered, tied or enclosed, except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof. Containers other than bags shall have handles, bails or other suitable lifting devices or features. Containers other than bags 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, including bags and its contents, shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds. Galvanized metal containers or rubber, fiberglass or plastic containers which do not become brittle in cold weather may be used in addition to bags. Disposable solid waste containers with suitable frames or containers as approved by the City may also be used for storage of residential solid waste. Galvanized metal containers or rubber, fiberglass or plastic containers with suitable frames or containers as approved by the City may also be used for storage of residential solid waste.
Commercial solid waste shall be stored in solid waste containers as approved by the Board. 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 230.060.
Tree limbs less than four (4) inches in diameter and brush shall be securely tied in bundles not larger than forty-eight (48) inches long and eighteen (18) inches in diameter when not placed in storage containers. The weight of any individual bundle shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds.
Yard wastes shall be stored in containers so constructed and maintained as to prevent the dispersal of wastes placed therein upon the premises served, upon adjacent premises or upon adjacent public rights-of-way. The weight of any individual container and contents shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds.
Solid waste containers which do not meet the specifications as outlined in this Section will be collected together with their contents and disposed of.
[R.O. 2004 §215.030 (B, C, D, G); CC 1990 §215.030 (B, C, D, G); Ord. No. 598 §3, 2-6-1986; Ord. No. 710 §1, 2-21-1991]
The City shall provide for the collection of solid waste as follows:
Collection of residential solid waste. The City shall provide for the collection of residential 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.
Other collections. The City may, at its discretion, provide commercial solid waste collection services upon specific application of the owners or persons in charge thereof. However, in the event that such application is not made or approved, it shall be the duty of such establishment to provide for collection of all solid waste produced upon any such premises in a manner approved by City. If and when the City does provide commercial collection service, the provisions herein concerning such service shall apply.
All solid waste from premises to which collection services are provided under contract with the City shall become the property of the collection agency upon being loaded into the transportation equipment.
Solid waste containers as required by this Chapter for the storage of residential solid waste shall be placed at curbside for collection but shall not be so placed until after 6:00 P.M. on the day next preceding the regularly scheduled collection day. Containers shall be removed from curbside no later than 8:00 P.M. on the day of collection. No alley service shall be allowed under the terms of this Chapter, except as approved by the Board of Aldermen.
Bulky rubbish will be collected in accordance with the rules and regulations as promulgated by the Director.
Bulky rubbish shall be collected at least once annually. The Director shall establish the procedure for collecting bulky rubbish.
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 dwellings or other residential buildings for the purpose of collecting residential solid waste. Commercial solid waste may be removed from within commercial establishments upon written request of the owner and approval by the Director.
It shall be the responsibility of the occupants of each dwelling to prepare, package and deliver solid waste to curbside for collection as prescribed in this Chapter and as it may be amended from time to time.
It shall be the responsibility of each commercial, industrial, institutional or other non-residential generator of solid waste to prepare, package and store solid waste so generated as prescribed by this Chapter and as it may be amended from time to time.
It shall be the responsibility of every solid waste collector to abide by this Chapter and receive and transport solid waste in a manner consistent with the provisions of this Chapter.
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 forty-eight (48) hours shall intervene between collections. All commercial solid waste shall be collected once weekly and shall be collected at such lesser intervals as may be fixed by the Board upon a determination that such lesser intervals are necessary for the preservation of the health and/or safety of the public.
Residential solid waste containers shall be stored upon the residential premises. Except as provided in Subsection (C) hereof, all solid waste containers stored out-of-doors shall be stored behind any building located on the tract of land. Commercial solid waste containers shall remain in the location from which they are to be serviced except while being serviced. 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 assessable to collection equipment, public health personnel and fire inspection personnel.
All solid waste collectors operating under contract with the City or otherwise collecting solid waste within the City limits shall be responsible for the collected solid waste from the point of collection to the point of disposal, provided the solid waste was stored in compliance with the applicable Sections 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.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation collecting and disposing of rubbish, garbage or waste material from premises in the residential districts or premises in any commercial district which abuts or adjoins a residential district in the City to make such collection or dispose of rubbish, garbage or waste materials between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M.
Tree limbs and yard wastes, as described in Section 230.020 (E) and (F) respectively, shall be placed at the curb for collection. Solid waste containers as required by this Chapter for the storage of other residential solid waste shall be placed at curb for collection. Any solid waste containers, tree limbs, yard wastes or other solid waste permitted by this Chapter to be placed at the curb or alley for collection shall not be so placed until the regularly scheduled collection day.
[R.O. 2004 §215.040; CC 1990 §215.040; Ord. No. 598 §4, 2-6-1986]
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 alternative, the entire bodies thereof shall be enclosed with only loading hoppers exposed. Provided however, other vehicles may be used to transport bulky rubbish which because of its size or weight is not susceptible to being loaded or unloaded in vehicles described above, but in no event shall such vehicles be operated without adequate cover or binding to prevent spillage or waste therefrom and in accordance with the rules and regulations made by the Board.
Transportation and disposal of demolition and construction wastes shall be in accordance with this Section and Section 230.050. A permit shall not be required for the hauling of demolition and construction waste, 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.
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.
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.
The Director may make, amend, revoke and enforce reasonable and necessary rules and regulations governing, but not limited to:
Preparation, drainage and wrapping of garbage deposited in solid waste containers.
Specifications for solid waste containers including the type, composition, equipment, size and shape thereof.
Identification of solid waste containers, and of the covers thereof, and of equipment thereto appertaining, if any.
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.
Storage of solid waste in solid waste containers.
Sanitation, maintenance and replacement of solid waste containers.
Schedules of and routes for collection and transportation of solid waste.
Collection points of solid waste containers.
Collection, transportation, processing and disposal of solid waste.
Processing facilities and fees for the use thereof.
Disposal facilities and fees for the use thereof.
Records of quantity and type of wastes received at processing and/or disposal facilities.
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 or 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 service charges, as hereinafter provided for, subject to the approval of the Board.
A copy of any and all rules and regulations made and promulgated under the provisions hereof shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk of the City.
[R.O. 2004 §215.080(2, 4, 7); CC 1990 §215.080(2, 4, 7); Ord. No. 598 §8, 2-6-1986]
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
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.
Fail to have solid waste collected as provided in this Chapter.
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.
Burn solid waste unless an approved incinerator is provided or unless a variance has been obtained from the appropriate air pollution control agency.
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the City and the Missouri Division of Health.
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.
[R.O. 2004 §215.110; CC 1990 §215.110; Ord. No. 598 §11, 2-6-1986]
The City, may at its option, require a performance bond from the transporter of solid waste and/or the operator or processor of disposal facilities not to exceed fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00), said bond being executed by a reputable insurance company, all to be approved by the City Clerk of the City of Pevely and conditioned upon the applicant's observing and performing the requirements of this Chapter.
There is hereby imposed for the collection and disposal of solid wastes and for the improvement of the general public and environment a service charge for each dwelling to which such service shall be provided under the provisions of this Chapter. Said service charge shall be those amounts set forth in any contract between the City and its contractor.
The system of services established by the provisions of this Chapter hereof is designated as an integral part of the City's program of health, sanitation and general welfare to be operated as an adjunct to the City's system for providing all manner of utilities services. The City may enforce collection of such charges by bringing proper legal action against the occupant of the premises which has received such services to recover any sums due for such services plus a reasonable attorney's fee to be fixed by the court plus the cost of such action.
The service charge herein provided for is hereby imposed upon the occupant of each occupied dwelling and the billing therefor shall be made to the person contracting for City utilities of any kind to each such dwelling. In the event a dwelling is not serviced by City utilities or in the absence of information that such person is neither the owner or the tenant of such dwelling, then billing therefor shall be made to the owner. Service charges shall be payable to the City of Pevely, Missouri.
The City shall include the foregoing service charge on its utility bill as a separate charge which shall be paid on or before the fifteenth (15th) of the following month.
The City shall provide any contractor hereunder with a monthly statement showing the number of dwellings, together with all additions and deletions.
[R.O. 2004 §215.090; Ord. No. 710 §§1 — 2, 2-21-1991]
Purpose. The purpose of this Section is to require mandatory separation of recyclables to aid and promote collection thereof and disposal by means other than deposit in a sanitary landfill or by burning.
Separation And Storage Of Recyclables.
Every resident of every premises shall separate the recyclables from their respective premises from all other refuse, garbage, rubbish, waste matter and solid waste as defined in this Chapter and shall store the recyclables separately in containers designated as containers for the storage of recyclables.
Containers for storage of recyclables shall be kept in the same location as is designated by this Chapter for refuse containers, however, residents of dwellings, not earlier than twelve (12) hours prior to the day for scheduled collection of recyclables from their respective dwellings, shall place the recyclables and the containers for recyclables at a place adjacent to the dwelling or garage accessory thereto and visible from the street in front of the dwelling or from the alley by the dwelling if that dwelling has a refuse collection service at the alley. After the scheduled collection, the containers for recyclables and any recyclables not collected shall be returned by the resident of the dwelling to the same location as containers for refuse are kept as designated by this Chapter.
Collection Of Recyclables.
Collection of recyclables from premises shall be by a hauler as provided for in Section 230.030 of this Chapter and paid by a resident of such premises but which hauler currently has been issued a permit under this Code and other than applicable ordinances of the State of Missouri. Also such collection shall be done in compliance with all other applicable ordinances of the City now or hereafter in effect.
The foregoing provisions of Subparagraph (1) of this Subsection notwithstanding, the City, at anytime and from time to time, may contract with a hauler for collection of recyclables from some or all premises and if the City so contracts, the recyclables shall be collected from the premises covered by such contract by the collector under contract with the City and on terms and conditions set out in such contract.
Neither the foregoing provisions of (1) or (2) of this Subsection or any other provisions of this Section shall prevent any resident from disposing of the resident's recyclables without the use of a paid hauler or the City Collector, but the provisions of Subsection (E) of this Section shall be complied with by such resident.
Disposal Of Recyclables. Recyclables collected from premises shall not in any event:
Be deposited in any landfill;
Be burned in any incinerator; or
Be deposited or distributed in any way or manner which is contrary to then applicable law, Statute, ordinance, rule or regulation, provided however, that the restrictions at (1) and (2) above shall not apply to any recyclables which are deposited in a landfill or burned pursuant to specific prior written approval granted by the County and consented to, in writing, by the City. Residents shall take such action as is reasonable under the circumstances to determine that recyclables are not disposed of contrary to the provisions of this Subsection.
Reports To The City. As and when requested by the City from time to time, the City shall require the haulers of its respective recyclables to keep complete and accurate records of the total tons of recyclables collected each month from their respective premises, together with the actual weight or percentage of the total that each recyclable material represents and the markets used for the sale of and primary purchasers of such recyclables. Such records shall be sent to the City when requested by the City. The City shall also prepare or require such haulers to prepare and submit to the City, at the request of the City, such other reports, data and information relative to the separation, collection and disposal of recyclables as may be required by any Statutes, law, ordinance, rule or regulation now or hereafter applicable or which may now or hereafter be requested of the City by the State of Missouri or Jefferson County, Missouri. All such records, reports, data and information, once received by the City, shall become the property of the City to be used as it shall determine without obligation to any person.