Sec. 21.2-7. Same—plastic bags.
Plastic bags as described herein shall constitute an approved waste container, and when plastic bags are used for the disposal of solid waste, the same shall conform to the following specifications:
(a) Residents may purchase special prepaid bags for occasional extra refuse that does not fit in trash container. Bags can be purchased at various vendor locations approved by the city and will display the City of Lynchburg seal. Fees for prepaid bags will cover all disposal costs.
(b) Film thickness: The gauge of the film used shall have an average of no less than one and one-half (1.5) mil with a point-to-point variation not to exceed twenty (20) percent more or less.
(c) Bag size: One to thirteen gallon bags shall not be filled to exceed twenty-five (25) pounds in weight. Fourteen (14) and up to thirty-two (32) gallon bags shall not be filled to exceed fifty (50) pounds in weight.
(d) Twist ties: The ties used shall have a minimum length of three (3) inches.
(e) Securely tied: Plastic bags containing solid waste shall be securely tied when placed outside for collection to prevent refuse from falling out. Plastic bags are for one time use only and will be collected and disposed of by city employees. (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-97-201, 9-23-97, eff. 10-1-97; Ord. No. O-03-113, 6-10-03, eff. 7-1-03; Ord. No. O-12-098, 9-11-12)
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