Sec. 21.2-4. Preparation of solid waste for curbside collection.
(a) Generally. All solid waste designated for collection by the city is to be bagged, drained and kept in a covered approved container. Paper must be placed in an approved waste container or kept securely bundled in order to prevent being blown or scattered about the street.
(b) Ashes. Ashes shall be cool and dry before placing in an approved waste container. Ashes shall be kept separate from and not placed in containers with other solid waste.
(c) Sharp objects. Solid waste with sharp edges or points, including but not limited to broken glass and fluorescent tubes, shall be placed in an approved waste container meeting criteria set in section 21.2-6, but not including a plastic bag as described in section 21.2-7. Needles should be placed in a plastic or glass food container with a lid securely fastened with tape.
(d) Recyclable material. In an effort to reduce the flow of solid waste disposed of at the RSA facility and promote the recovery of useful resources, recyclable material should be taken to the proper recycling centers. Any recyclable material that is accepted pursuant to a city recycling program, whether publicly or privately administered, shall be separated from other solid waste for pickup in accordance with criteria to be established by the city manager or his designee. Such items include, but are not limited to, aluminum and steel cans, newspaper, glass, mixed paper and some plastics. Such recyclable materials should be separated for recycling.
(e) Yard waste. Yard waste collection by the city shall only be furnished to those residences regularly scheduled for the removal of solid waste by the city. All yard waste to be collected with normal residential waste shall be placed in approved containers or tied in bundles no larger than four (4) feet in length, fifteen (15) inches in diameter and fifty (50) pounds in weight. During special yard waste collection, all yard waste will be collected, provided no part is larger than three (3) inches in diameter, and eight (8) feet in length. Tree stumps and tree trunks will not be collected, nor will the waste resulting from topping or removal of a tree. Special yard waste collection is not offered to businesses. Any yard waste that is accepted pursuant to the city composting program shall be separated from other solid waste for pickup.
(f) Paperboard boxes. Paperboard boxes should be taken to recycling centers for recycling or broken down, bundled and securely tied, and tagged with the appropriate refuse disposal tag.
(g) Styrofoam packaging. Styrofoam packaging shall be placed in a securely tied plastic bag and tagged with the appropriate refuse disposal tag.
(h) Litter control bags. Litter control bags will be issued by the city to the neighborhood clean-up groups and individuals involved with adopt-a-street and adopt-a-spot clean-ups. The litter control bags shall be placed in the city right-of-way for collection after the individual(s) or group(s) have completed the clean-ups.
(i) Weight limitations. The total weight of a thirty-two (32) gallon trash cart, including its contents, shall not exceed one hundred (100) pounds in weight. The total weight of a sixty-four (64) gallon trash cart, including its contents, shall not exceed two hundred (200) pounds in weight. The total weight of any plastic bag, including its contents, shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds in weight. (Ord. No. O-91-056, 3-26-91, eff. 4-1-91; Ord. No. O-93-246, 9-14-93, eff. 10-1-93; Ord. No. O-03-113, 6-10-03, eff. 7-1-03; Ord. No. O-12-098, 9-11-12)
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