(1) It shall be mandatory for all property owners, occupants of premises, and other persons disposing of solid waste within the corporate limits of the city to use the solid waste collection and disposal system established and administered by the city of Electric City. Accordingly, every person in possession, charge or control of any house, dwelling, multi-unit residence, apartment house, trailer, court or any building shall be charged for solid waste collection service at the rates hereinafter specified, whether such person uses such service or not.
(2) Customers must restrain dogs beyond the reach of the garbage receptacles and prevent any interference with collection and disposal.
(3) It shall be the duty of every person in possession, charge or in control of any house or dwelling, or of any rooming house, multi-unit residence, apartment house, or trailer court to keep or cause to be kept individual garbage cans or carts for each dwelling or unit therein; provided, in lieu of or in addition to garbage cans, apartment houses and trailer courts may use carts or containers, as hereinafter specified. Cart or containers shall be placed at the curb or edge of the public street abutting the property no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection. Carts shall be placed in residential districts not more than 12 hours before the scheduled pickup and shall be removed from street view after collection of garbage, no later than 7:00 p.m. the evening following collection. Those customers with alley collection may leave their containers abutting the alley unless the collector or city requests the customer to store the container elsewhere due to space constraints or health and safety concerns. In the event that any receptacle is inaccessible to the collector, the city shall refuse collection service. Such refusal shall not relieve the customer of the obligation to pay the regular service fee.
(4) Replacement of carts shall be made on the following basis: replacement necessitated by damage or negligence or normal wear and tear due to the contractor shall be made at the contractor’s expense. Replacement necessitated by loss due to customer negligence and for all other reasons shall be at the customer’s expense.
(5) The contractor shall provide cleaned and sanitized carts or containers for all new accounts.
(6) All carts shall be the responsibility of the customer for cleaning, simply by washing out.
(7) The carts are the property of the contractor. The contractor shall keep on file a serialized list of numbers to the specific address for service. All carts must be returned to the contractor upon cart account termination. Any owner or occupant failing to return a cart will be charged replacement cost by the contractor.
(8) No garbage or refuse container shall contain dirt, rock, construction materials, hazardous waste or hot ashes.
(9) The garbage collector shall place tags describing any violations on garbage receptacles found to be in violation of this chapter, and notify the city. If the customer does not remedy the violation before the next scheduled pick up day, the contractor may suspend service until the violation is corrected. Such refusal shall not relieve the customer of the obligation to pay the regular service fee and shall not relieve the property owner from the duty of complying with the provisions of this chapter.
(10) The city’s contractor shall provide or make available and maintain all detachable containers and carts. Containers and carts furnished by the city’s contractor shall display the contractor’s name and phone number on the cart or container.
(11) Those receptacles found to be defective or illegal (defective bottoms, crushed so that lids will not fit, 55-gallon barrels, no handles, waste baskets, paper drums, etc.) or any other containers that are found to be in violation of this chapter shall be subject to impounding and disposal by the solid waste collector. Such impoundment shall not relieve the customer of the obligation to pay the regular service fee and shall not relieve the property owner from the duty of complying with the provisions of this chapter.
(12) Refuse or garbage receptacles shall not be filled with dishwater, swill or other liquid or semi-liquid kitchen wastes. (Ord. 456 § 1, 2012; Ord. 358 § 9, 2003)