CHAPTER VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARE\ARTICLE 5. SOLID WASTE

(a)   Solid Waste (includes residential solid waste, garbage or food waste, rubbish, trash, and industrial waste)

(1)   Residential Solid Waste includes garbage, refuse, rubbish, trash, etc., resulting from the normal household activities.

(2)   Industrial Solid Waste includes any waste resulting from commercial or industrial operations.

(3)   Garbage or Food Waste includes animal, vegetable, or mineral matter derived from the preparation or packaging of foodstuffs.

(4)   Rubbish and Trash includes combustibles such as paper, wood, yard trimmings, leaves, etc., and non-combustibles such as metal, glass, stone, dirt. Also tree stumps, tree trunks, or tree trimmings, lumber, bricks and other residue from demolition of buildings, and automobile or machinery parts from wrecked vehicles.

(b)   Residence means a dwelling unit such as a home, mobile homes, multi-family dwellings containing one or two dwelling units and not including hotels or motels or multi-family dwellings with three (3) or more dwelling units. Each unit of a multi-family dwelling should be considered a separate dwelling unit for the purpose of billing.

(c)   Commercial Establishment includes mercantile, industrial, business assembly, public, institutional, and all other establishments commonly designed as such or commonly considered non-residential.

(1)   Small Commercial Establishment is one which accumulates not more than three thirty (30) gallon containers of solid waste weekly.

(2)   Large commercial Establishment is one that accumulates more than three thirty (30) gallon containers of solid waste weekly.

(d)   City includes all that area within the corporate limits of Minneapolis, Kansas.

(e)   County includes all that area within the political boundaries of Ottawa County.

(f)    Contract Hauler is any individual or business which contracts for the collection and disposal of solid wastes for hire, and who is licensed by the county for this purpose.

(a)   There shall be absolutely no burning of any refuse, including garbage and trash as herein defined and including waste products of any nature as herein defined in the fire zone without first obtaining a special permit from the city clerk, with approval of the fire chief of said city.

(b)   There shall be absolutely no burning of any garbage or food waste, as herein defined without first obtaining a special permit from the city clerk, with approval of the fire chief of said city.

 

(c)   It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to accumulate or burn any leaves or trash or other combustibles in or upon any street of public way within the city.

(d)   Any burning of waste shall be in the daylight hours and shall be in a proper container and shall be properly protected so that no sparks shall create hazards to the buildings or grass. The mayor of said city, by proclamation, may restrict said burning totally or to hours, or days, if the same should be hazardous to air or property, by publishing said proclamation in the official city paper.

(a)   Every owner or occupant of a dwelling or commercial establishment shall keep his premises in a clean and sanitary condition and free from any accumulations of any type of solid waste as defined herein, and each owner or occupant of any such premises shall dispose of all garbage and trash or other refuse in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such refuse in an approved storage container as hereinafter described.

(b)   Solid waste shall be collected not less than once weekly.

(c)   It shall be the duty of every person in possession or control of any residence or commercial establishment, to provide or cause to be kept or provided, suitable containers or enclosures for storing rubbish, trash, residential or solid wastes or food wastes. Such containers or enclosures shall be wind proof, water tight, fire resistant and shall be provided with a tightly fitted cover or lid, shall be of sufficient size to hold accumulations of waste. Residential containers shall not exceed thirty-two (32) gallons capacity. Commercial containers may be of such size as approved by contract haulers. All containers shall be kept closed at all times except when dumping garbage or trash therein or when taking garbage and trash therefrom. Plastic bags may be used provided they be securely closed.

(a)   It shall be the duty of every person in possession or control of any residence or commercial establishment to collect each week, and transport or cause to be transported by a contract hauler to the county landfill, accumulations of solid wastes on his or her premises.

(b)   Such solid wastes may be transported to the county landfill by any individual, provided the vehicle used for transportation shall be constructed with water-tight bodies, and shall be fully enclosed or capable of being securely covered.

(c)   It shall be unlawful for any individual to transport solid waste for others for hire without first obtaining a license from the county.

(d)   No person shall transport or dump in the county land fill any material or coals which would set any combustibles material afire, when deposited in said land fill.

A fee shall be set by the county commissioners in addition the city will charge sixty-five cents ($.65) for administration purposes.

It shall be unlawful for a person, firm or corporation to:

(a)   Dispose of solid wastes in any container other than that owned or leased by him or under his control without written consent of such owner and with the intent of avoiding payment of the county landfill service charge.

(b)   Deposit solid wastes at any place or in any manner other than described herein.

(c)   Bury any garbage or solid wastes on any private or public premises.

Any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00), and each day of failure to comply with such provision of this article shall constitute a separate offense.

Bills for fees for use of the county land fill shall be rendered monthly and shall be added to the water and electric service bill, and are hereby declared to be a part thereof and the refusal to pay any part of such bill for any period of service, shall be sufficient cause for discontinuing water and electric service. A fee of two dollars ($2.00) shall be charged to reinstate such service.

(a)   It shall be unlawful to store refuse or refuse containers upon the public right-of way; provided however, this shall not prohibit the temporary storage thereon for collection purposes.

(b)   For the purposes of this section, temporary storage shall mean the placing of refuse or refuse containers on the public right-of-way for collection purposes for a period of twenty-four (24) hours or less.

(c)   For the purposes of this section, right-of-way shall mean street or avenue but not alley.