City of Ironton, MO
Iron County
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[R.O. 2008 §255.010; Ord. No. 297 §1, 1-1-1980]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meaning indicated below:
APPROVED INCINERATOR
An incinerator which complies with all current regulations of the responsible local, State, and Federal air pollution control agencies.
BOARD
Arcadia Valley Sanitation Board, representing the Cities of Ironton, Arcadia, and Pilot Knob, and County of Iron, and being the administrating body of the Solid Waste Management Program of these Cities and County.
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 therefor.
CITY
The City of Ironton, Missouri.
COLLECTION
Removal of solid waste from the designated pickup location to the transportation vehicle.
DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE
Waste material from the construction or destruction of residential, industrial or commercial structures.
DISPOSABLE SOLID WASTE CONTAINER
Disposable plastic or paper sacks with a capacity of twenty (20) to thirty-six (36) gallons specifically designed for storage of solid waste.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Any waste or combination of wastes which is determined by the Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the Hazardous Waste Management Commission, 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 other living organisms.
MULTIPLE RESIDENTIAL UNIT
A housing facility containing more than one (1) family dwelling unit under one (1) roof.
OCCUPANT
Any person who, alone or jointly or severally with others, shall be in actual possession of any residential unit or of any other improved real property, either as owner or as a tenant.
PERSON
Any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, or organization of any kind, or their legal representative, agent or assigns.
RESIDENTIAL 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, i.e., a one-family dwelling.
SOLID WASTE
Unwanted or discarded waste materials in a solid or semisolid state, including but not limited to garbage, ashes, street refuse, rubbish, dead animals and agricultural wastes, yard wastes, discarded appliances, special wastes, industrial wastes, and demolition and construction wastes.
1. 
Solid waste resulting from the operation of any commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural establishment.
2. 
Solid waste resulting from the maintenance and operation of 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
The entire solid waste system of storage, collection, transportation, processing and disposal.
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
Grass clippings, leaves, tree trimmings.
[R.O. 2008 §255.020; Ord. No. 297 §2, 1-1-1980]
A. 
The occupant or owner of every residential 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 residential unit and/or establishment; and to maintain such solid waste containers at all times in good repair.
B. 
The occupant or owner of every dwelling unit and of every institutional, 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-six (36) gallons nor less than twenty (20) gallons in nominal capacity. Each container is to be lined with a disposable plastic trash bag. 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 or other suitable lifting devices. Containers shall be of a type originally manufactured for residential solid waste, with tapered sides for easy emptying. They shall be of light weight and sturdy construction. The weight of any individual container and contents shall not exceed sixty (60) 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 Board 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 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 Subsection (G).
E. 
Tree limbs less than four (4) inches in diameter and brush shall be securely tied in bundles not larger than thirty-six (36) inches long and eighteen (18) inches in diameter when not placed in storage containers. The weight of any individual bundle shall not exceed sixty (60) pounds.
F. 
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 sixty (60) pounds.
G. 
Solid waste containers which do not meet the specifications as outlined in this Section will be collected together with their contents and disposed of (i.e., cardboard boxes).
[R.O. 2008 §255.030; Ord. No. 297 §3, 1-1-1980; Ord. No. 355 §1, 2-13-1984]
A. 
The Board shall provide for the collection of solid waste as follows:
1. 
The Board shall provide for the collection of all residential solid waste in the City; provided, however, that the Board 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 interest of the City.
2. 
It shall be the duty of each business establishment or multiple residential unit to provide for collection of all solid waste produced upon any such premises.
B. 
All solid waste from premises to which collection services are provided by the City shall be collected, except bulky rubbish as defined herein. Bulky rubbish will be collected in accordance with the rules and regulations as promulgated by the Board.
C. 
Tree limbs, and yard wastes, as described in Section 230.020, Subsections (E) and (F), respectively, shall be placed at the curb, or public alley if accessible, for collection. Solid waste containers as required by this Chapter for the storage of other residential solid waste shall be placed at the curb, or public alley if accessible, 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 public alley for collection shall not be so placed until the regularly scheduled collection day.
D. 
Bulky rubbish shall be collected two (2) times annually and on the same day for all Cities. The Board shall establish the procedure for collecting bulky rubbish and cleanup days.
E. 
Solid waste collectors, employed by a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the Board, 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.
F. 
All residential solid waste, other than bulky rubbish, shall be collected at least once weekly. 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 City or Board, or requested by the commercial establishment, upon 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 for 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 a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the Board, shall be responsible for the collection of solid waste from the designated pickup location to the transportation vehicle, provided the solid waste was stored in compliance with the provisions set forth in 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.
I. 
Solid waste collectors employed by a solid waste collection agency operating under contract with the Board shall not be required to collect and dispose of solid waste in a quantity of more than seven (7) full plastic trash bags from any one (1) individual residence per week, except for the first collection day after Christmas Day of each year. Any quantity for collection and disposal over the limit set out above shall be negotiated between Contractor and the respective resident.
[R.O. 2008 §255.040; Ord. No. 297 §4, 1-1-1980]
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. 
Demolition and construction wastes shall be transported to a disposal area as provided in 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.
[R.O. 2008 §255.050; Ord. No. 297 §5, 1-1-1980]
A. 
Solid wastes shall be deposited at a landfill disposal area approved by the Board and complying with all requirements of the Missouri Solid Waste Management Law, Sections 260.200 et seq., RSMo., and the rules and regulations adopted thereunder. The Board may designate the landfill disposal area to be utilized by persons operating under Section 230.060 of this Chapter.
B. 
Hazardous wastes will require special handling and shall be disposed of only in a manner authorized by State regulations.
[R.O. 2008 §255.070; Ord. No. 297 §7, 1-1-1980]
A. 
The Board shall make, amend, revoke, and enforce reasonable 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 the covers thereof, and of equipment thereto appertaining, 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 and disposal of solid waste.
10. 
Records of quantity and type of wastes received at disposal facilities.
11. 
Handling of special wastes such as sludges, ashes, construction, bulky items, tires, automobiles, oils, greases, etc.
[R.O. 2008 §255.080; Ord. No. 297 §8, 1-1-1980]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
1. 
Deposit solid waste in any solid waste container other than his 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. 
Fail to have solid waste collected as provided in this Chapter;
3. 
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/Board;
4. 
Burn solid waste, with the exception of yard wastes, unless an approved incinerator is provided or unless a variance has been obtained from the appropriate air pollution control agency;
5. 
Dispose of solid waste at any facility or location which is not approved by the Board and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources;
6. 
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 Board, or operate under an expired permit, or operate after a permit has been suspended or revoked;
7. 
Violate any Section of this Chapter or any other rule or regulation promulgated under the authority of Section 230.060.
[R.O. 2008 §255.090; Ord. No. 355 §2, 2-13-1984; Ord. No. 474 §1, 1-12-1998]
A. 
There is hereby imposed, for the collection and disposal of solid waste, in order to protect the general public health and environment, a service charge for each residential unit. The service charge for collection of solid waste shall be in an amount determined by the Board of Aldermen per calendar month, per residential unit, based upon current in-service water meters and wells, minus the water meters of business establishments and multiple residential units, within the corporate limits. The service charge for collection of residential solid waste shall be the amount set in the current contract between the City and its solid waste hauler per calendar month per residential unit. The Board of Aldermen is hereby authorized to increase or decrease said service charge for each residential unit by Board resolution as the Board deems appropriate.
B. 
The aforesaid service charge for collection of residential solid waste shall be added onto the billings submitted to residents by the City based on said residents' use of the sewage system and treatment works as determined by water meters acceptable to the City.
C. 
The service charge for the collection of solid waste shall be terminated upon presentation of satisfactory proof to the Board of Aldermen that any such dwelling unit or establishment is unoccupied, and shall be recommenced upon renewed occupancy thereof.
[R.O. 2008 §255.100; Ord. No. 297 §11, 1-1-1980]
Board may require performance or payment bonds of solid waste collection agency prior to obtaining permits to so operate.