[R.O. 2004 § 225.010; CC 1986 § 60.010; Ord. No. 05 § 1, 8-19-2002]
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 Missouri Air Conservation Commission.
- 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.
- The City of Duquesne, 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 a dwelling unit.
- Such person, firm or corporation as may be contracted with to provide solid waste transportation and disposal for the City.
- 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.
- DISPOSABLE SOLID WASTE CONTAINER
- Disposable plastic or paper sacks with a capacity of twenty (20) gallons to thirty-nine (39) gallons or, if specifically designated for storage of solid waste, a maximum of fifty-five (55) gallons.
- 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. Units of multiple-housing facilities may be billed as dwelling units upon request by the owner of said dwelling units.
- 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 structure containing more than one (1) dwelling unit.
- 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, 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.
- 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.
- Solid waste.
- RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE
- Solid waste resulting from the maintenance and operation of dwelling units.
- SOLID WASTE
- Any unwanted or discarded waste materials in a solid or semisolid state, including, but not limited to, garbage, ashes, street refuse, rubbish, dead animals, animal and agricultural waste, discarded appliances, special waste, industrial waste and demolition and construction waste, but 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 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 § 225.020]
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.
The occupant of every dwelling unit 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 ten (10) days.
Residential solid waste shall be stored in containers or trash bags of adequate strength that shall be leakproof and waterproof, flytight and properly covered, tied or enclosed, except when depositing waste therein or removing the contents thereof.
Commercial solid waste shall be stored in solid waste containers as approved by the Board of Aldermen. 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 225.050.
Yard waste shall be stored in containers so constructed and maintained as to prevent the dispersal of waste placed therein upon the premises served, upon adjacent premises or upon adjacent public rights-of-way.
[R.O. 2004 § 225.030]
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 of Aldermen.
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.
[R.O. 2004 § 225.040]
Solid waste shall be deposited at a processing facility or disposal area 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 Board of Aldermen may classify certain waste as hazardous waste which will require special handling and shall be disposed of only in a manner acceptable to the Board of Aldermen which will meet all local, State and Federal regulations.
[R.O. 2004 § 225.050]
The Board of Aldermen 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.
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 § 225.060]
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.
Interfere in any manner with solid waste collection and transportation equipment or with solid waste collectors in the lawful performance of their duties.
Engage in the business of collecting, transporting, processing or disposing of solid waste within the corporate limits of the City without a license from the City.