Chapter 8.20
GARBAGE AND SOLID WASTE*

Sections:

8.20.010    Definitions.

8.20.020    Exclusive collection.

8.20.030    Closed.

8.20.040    Reserved.

8.20.050    Service charges – Method of establishment.

8.20.060    Service charges – Application of terms.

8.20.070    Reserved.

8.20.080    Service charges for single-family.

8.20.090    Service charges for commercial customers.

8.20.100    Service charges for multifamily customers.

8.20.110    Compensation adjustment.

8.20.120    –

8.20.140    Reserved.

8.20.150    Revised billing.

8.20.160    Containers – Required – Specifications.

8.20.170    Deposition of refuse on public or private property – Disposition of swill, food refuse.

8.20.180    Collection – Storage.

8.20.190    City right to regulate separation, deposit, disposal.

8.20.200    Burning material – Placement in receptacle prohibited.

8.20.210    Disposal – Application of state standards – Additional standards.

8.20.220    

8.20.240    Repealed.

8.20.250    Disposal – City right to perform service.

8.20.260    Repealed.

8.20.270    Compliance to provisions required.

8.20.280    Use of collection services mandatory.

8.20.285    Exceptions to mandatory service requirements of BMC 8.20.280.

8.20.290    City right to perform disposal service – Inapplicable when.

*    For statutory provisions authorizing the director of public health to act as health officer for other cities within the county, see RCW 70.08.050. For provisions authorizing cities to contract for such services, see RCW 70.08.090.

8.20.010 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the words and phrases designated in this section are defined as follows:

A.    “Ancillary disposal providers” are those persons that offer delivery, maintenance or cleanup services that, by their nature, include a disposal function. Ancillary disposal providers must provide a legitimate service other than garbage collection and disposal services equivalent to those provided by a city-contracted solid waste collector. Examples of ancillary disposal providers include, but are not limited to, businesses that deliver new appliances, carpets or other furnishings and remove and dispose of the replaced item; contractors that self-haul construction and demolition wastes that they produce during the course of their regular business activities; and cleanup services that include a container or truck loading function in addition to hauling and disposal.

B.    “Business of solid waste collection” means every person or his lessees, receivers, or trustees that own, control, operate or manage vehicles used in the business of collection, compaction, transportation, processing, and/or disposal of solid waste for compensation over any public street, highway, or right-of-way in the city; provided, however, that persons offering (1) solid waste compaction services through the use of vehicles which do not travel upon the public streets, highways, and/or rights-of-way of the city while such vehicles contain solid waste, or (2) ancillary disposal services, shall not be considered to be in the business of solid waste collection.

C.    “City-contracted collector” means any person that has entered into a contract with the city for collection of solid waste from commercial, multifamily and residential properties within the city.

D.    “Code enforcement officer” means the city’s authorized representative for enforcing city and county codes.

E.    “Collector of solid waste,” sometimes termed “collector,” means the city exercises its right to collect and dispose of refuse utilizing its own employees.

F.    “Customer” means any person in possession, charge or control of any dwelling, flat, rooming house, apartment house, condominium unit, trailer park, mobile home park, motel, hospital, hotel, school, club, restaurant, boarding house, or meeting place or in possession, charge or control of any shop, place of business, or manufacturing establishment where refuse is collected or accumulated.

G.    “Garbage” includes all putrescible and nonputrescible solid and semisolid wastes, including, but not limited to, rubbish, ashes, industrial wastes, swill, demolition and construction wastes, small dead animals completely wrapped in plastic and weighing less than 15 pounds, but not including recognized industrial by-products and discarded commodities that are placed by customers of the contractor in appropriate bins, bags, cans or other receptacles for collection and disposal by the contractor. Needles or “sharps” used for the administration of medication are included in the definition of garbage; provided, that they are placed within a sealed secure container as agreed upon by the city and the contractor. The term “garbage” shall not include hazardous wastes, special wastes, and source separated recyclables or organics.

H.    “Multifamily” means mobile home parks, multiplexes (five or more attached or unattached units), condominiums, and apartments billed collectively.

I.    “Person” means every natural person, firm, partnership, association, institution and corporation. The term also means the occupant and/or the owner of the premises for which service mentioned in this chapter is rendered.

J.    “Organics” means all separately or combined yard debris and food waste/scraps. The words “food waste/scraps” mean all compostable pre- and post-consumer food scraps, such as whole or partial pieces of produce, meats, bones, cheese, bread, cereals, coffee grounds and egg shells, and food-soiled paper such as paper napkins, paper towels, paper plates, coffee filters, paper take-out boxes, pizza boxes, paper milk cartons or other paper products accepted by the contractor’s selected composting site. Food waste shall not include large dead animals, plastics, diapers, cat litter, liquid wastes, pet wastes or other materials prohibited by the selected composting facility.

K.    “Recyclables” means the materials designated as being part of residential, multifamily or commercial recycling collection program, as established in the contract with the solid waste hauler. The contract and list of recyclable materials shall be on file for review and available at the city clerk’s office and available on the solid waste hauler website for customer review.

L.    “Solid waste” means all putrescible and nonputrescible solid and semisolid wastes. For the purposes of this chapter, “solid waste” includes, but is not limited to, garbage, rubbish, ashes, industrial wastes, materials placed in residential recycling and organics containers, demolition and construction wastes, and swill; provided, however, that “solid waste” does not include recognized industrial by-products, commercial recyclable materials, sewage sludge, septage or abandoned vehicles or parts thereof.

M.    “Yard debris” means leaves, grass, and clippings of woody as well as fleshy plants. Unflocked whole holiday trees are acceptable. Materials larger than four inches in diameter or four feet in length are excluded. Bundles of yard debris up to two feet by two feet by four feet in dimension shall be allowed and shall be secured by degradable string or twine, not nylon or other synthetic materials. Kraft paper bags and untied reusable plastic bags may be used to contain extra yard debris beyond the amount that fits within the customer’s yard debris cart.

Additional definitions are available in the solid waste collection contract and are considered a portion of this section. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1694 § 1, 1997; Ord. 1686 §§ 1, 2, 1997; Ord. 1553 § 1, 1994; Ord. 1400 § 1, 1990; Ord. 575 § 1, 1970).

8.20.020 Exclusive collection.

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no person, other than a city-contracted or city-franchised collector, may engage in the business of solid waste collection within the city. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000).

8.20.030 Sanitation fund – Created.

Closed by Ord. 1900. (Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 575 § 3, 1970).

8.20.040 Reserved.

(Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000).

8.20.050 Service charges – Method of establishment.

The service charges for the various classifications of solid waste including but not limited to recyclables and yard waste collection services shall be in such amount and by such classifications as shall be established in the contract with the solid waste hauler; the contract and schedule of fees shall be on file for review and available at the city clerk’s office. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1400 § 3, 1990; Ord. 894 § 2, 1978).

8.20.060 Service charges – Application of terms.

The terms “cans,” “cart,” “unit” and “containers” as used in this chapter and in any ordinance by the city council establishing classifications and service charges shall have the meanings defined in BMC 8.20.160, and the term “refuse” as used in this chapter and any resolution establishing classifications and service charges shall have the meaning as defined in BMC 8.20.010. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1400 § 4, 1990; Ord. 894 § 3, 1978).

8.20.070 Reserved.

(Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000).

8.20.080 Service charges for single-family.

The contractor shall collect all garbage, recyclables and organics placed at curbside for disposal by residential customers in contractor-provided wheeled carts. The contractor shall offer carry-out service to disabled customers at no charge per the contract and to all other customers for the appropriate service level rate plus the carry-out surcharge in accordance with contract.

The variable cart rate is based upon carts, bins and refuse material being placed two feet apart, at least three feet from cars, trees, mailboxes, and fences. Cart wheels shall be placed as close to the curb as possible with cart lids opening towards the street. Total weight of each article of refuse is not to exceed 65 pounds/32-gallon capacity. Larger carts are lifted mechanically and are limited to 200 pounds.

A.    Residential single-family, one pickup per week, everything placed for pickup by resident to include solid waste, recyclables and yard debris. Fees shall be as established in the contract with the solid waste hauler; the contract and schedule of fees shall be on file for review and available at the city clerk’s office.

B.    All collections in residential areas (including both single-family and multifamily residences) shall be made between the accustomed hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, unless the city authorizes a temporary extension of hours or days. Saturday collection is allowed to the extent consistent with make-up collections and holiday/inclement weather schedules.

C.    If garbage, recyclables or organics are set out inappropriately, improperly prepared or contaminated with unacceptable materials, the contractor shall place in a prominent location a notification tag that identifies the specific problem(s) and reason for rejecting the materials for collection per fee listed in the contract with the solid waste hauler.

D.    In the event that a particular customer repeatedly damages a cart or requests more than one replacement cart during the term of the contract due to negligence or intentional misuse, the contractor shall forward in writing the customer’s name and address to the city administrator. The administrator shall then attempt to resolve the problem. In the event that the problem continues, the contractor may discontinue service to that customer, on the administrator’s approval.

E.    Contractor-Furnished Temporary Container. The contractor shall provide temporary containers to residential and commercial customers on an on-call basis. The available container size options and charges shall be as established in the contract with the solid waste hauler. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1935 § 1, 2004; Ord. 1919 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1890 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1862 § 1, 2001; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1750 § 1, 1998; Ord. 1686 § 3, 1997; Ord. 1624 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1618 § 1, 1995; Ord. 1574 § 1, 1994; Ord. 1553 § 2, 1994; Ord. 1513 § 1, 1993; Ord. 1441 § 1, 1991; Ord. 1400 § 5, 1990).

8.20.090 Service charges for commercial customers.

A.    All collection from commercial customers shall be as established in the contract with the solid waste hauler. The contract and hours of collection shall be on file for review and available at the city clerk’s office. Commercial customers adjacent to residences shall be collected during the residential times specified above. Administrative exemptions may be granted by the city to accommodate the special needs of customers.

Garbage, recyclables or organics collection shall occur on the same regularly scheduled day of the week for single-family residential customers. Multifamily recyclables and organics collection services and commercial recycling services need not be scheduled on the same day as garbage collection.

The rates for these services shall be as established in the contract with the solid waste hauler. The contract and schedule of fees shall be on file for review and available at the city clerk’s office.

B.    Upon request, Saturday service will be provided at the current rates plus an additional 20 percent. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1935 § 2, 2004; Ord. 1919 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1890 § 2, 2002; Ord. 1862 § 2, 2001; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1750 § 1, 1998; Ord. 1686 § 4, 1997; Ord. 1624 § 2, 1996; Ord. 1618 § 2, 1995; Ord. 1584 § 1, 1995; Ord. 1574 § 2, 1994; Ord. 1553 § 3, 1994; Ord. 1519 § 1, 1993; Ord. 1513 § 2, 1993; Ord. 1441 § 2, 1991; Ord. 1427 § 1, 1991; Ord. 1412 § 1, 1991; Ord. 1400 § 6, 1990).

8.20.100 Service charges for multifamily customers.

All collection from multifamily customers shall be as established in the contract with the solid waste hauler. The contract and hours of collection shall be on file for review and available at the city clerk’s office. Multifamily customers shall be collected during the residential times specified above. Administrative exemptions may be granted by the city to accommodate the special needs of customers. Multifamily recyclables and organics collection services need not be scheduled on the same day as garbage collection. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015).

8.20.110 Compensation adjustment.

Compensation adjustment shall occur as established in the contract with the solid waste hauler; the contract and schedule of fees shall be on file for review and available at the city clerk’s office.

The contractor shall submit to the city for review and approval a rate adjustment statement, calculating the new rates for the next year in which an adjustment is required, at least 90 days prior to the anniversary date of the contract. The approval shall not be unreasonably withheld. The city shall have 30 days to approve or disapprove the new rates; provided, however, that the city may not disapprove a CPI, disposal fee or fuel surcharge increase unless the rate adjustment statement contains errors of calculations. On city approval, the new rates shall take effect on the anniversary date. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000).

8.20.120 Reserved.

(Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000).

8.20.130 Reserved.

(Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000).

8.20.140 Reserved.

(Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000).

8.20.150 Revised billing.

A.    Billing. The contractor shall be responsible for billing and collecting funds from residential and commercial/multifamily customers in accordance with the fees listed in the solid waste contract. These payments will comprise the entire compensation due to the contractor.

B.    Compensation to the City. The contractor shall pay to the city one-twelfth of the annual fee on the first day of each month during the term of this contract, starting on the first month of the contract. The amount of the annual fee shall be as established in the contract with the solid waste hauler; the contract and schedule of fees shall be on file for review and available at the city clerk’s office.

C.    Dispute by Customer – Remedy. In the event a customer disputes any amount charged hereunder, the customer shall notify the contractor in writing of the nature of the dispute and the amount of the charge disputed. The contractor shall investigate the customer’s claim and shall notify the customer in writing of the contractor’s findings and the contractor’s decision on the disputed claim. Should the customer be dissatisfied with the decision provided by the contractor the customer may, in writing, request a further review by the public works director or designee. The public works director or designee shall investigate the customer’s claim and shall notify the customer in writing of the director’s decision on the disputed claim, which shall be final.

D.    Responsibility for Garbage, Recycling and Organics Collection and Disposal Service Charges. Charges for garbage collection and disposal service charges shall be the responsibility of the property owner. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1686 §§ 6, 7, 1997; Ord. 1603 § 2, 1995; Ord. 575 § 5, 1970).

8.20.160 Containers – Required – Specifications.

As provided in the contract with the solid waste hauler, the contractor shall provide:

A.    The available container sizes for the respective level of garbage, recycling or organics collection as well as multifamily/commercial recyclables collection and yard debris collection shall be established in the contract with the solid waste hauler. The list of containers is available on the contracted hauler’s website and shall be on file for review and available at the city clerk’s office.

Carts shall be provided to requesting customers within the timeline established in the contract with the solid waste hauler.

B.    Both residential and commercial customers shall use contractor-provided wheeled carts for garbage, recycling or organics collection service. In all cases, customers will be directed to have at least one rigid container as their primary garbage container. Overflow volumes of garbage, recycling or organics may be placed out for collection in customer-provided approved container as established in the contract with the solid waste hauler and detailed description provided on the solid waste hauler website. This container cannot be the customer’s primary container. In the event the customer chooses to provide their own garbage, recycling or organics container for overflow volumes, contractor crews shall be expected to handle the container in such a way as to minimize undue damage, spillage on roadway or loss of lids. The contractor shall be responsible for unnecessary or unreasonable damage to customer-owned containers.

C.    All contractor-owned wheeled carts shall be maintained by the contractor in good condition for material storage and handling, contain no jagged edges or holes, contain wheels or rollers for movement, and be equipped with an anti-skid device or sufficient surface area on the bottom of the container to prevent unwanted movement. The carts shall contain instructions for proper use, including any customer actions that would void manufacturer’s warranties, such as placement of hot ashes in the container causing the container to melt, and procedures to follow to minimize potential fire problems. The contractor shall ensure that carts shall have permanent serial numbers to assist with tracking and the recovery of lost or stolen carts.

D.    Collection crews shall note damaged hinges, holes, poorly functioning wheels, and other similar repair needs on contractor-provided carts (including those for garbage, recycling and organics) and forward repair notices to the contractor’s service personnel as established in the solid waste hauler contract. Any wheeled cart damaged or missing on account of accident, act of nature or the elements, fire, or theft or vandalism by other members of the public shall be replaced as established in the solid waste hauler contract after notice from the customer or city. Replacement carts may be used and reconditioned, but shall be clean and appear presentable.

E.    In the event that a particular customer repeatedly damages a cart or requests more than one replacement cart during the term of the contract due to negligence or intentional misuse, the contractor shall forward in writing the customer’s name and address to the city administrator. The administrator shall then attempt to resolve the problem. In the event that the problem continues, the contractor may discontinue service to that customer, on the administrator’s approval.

F.    All walks, paths and driveways from the garbage, recycling or organics can storage area to the place of loading shall have an unrestricted overhead clearance to meet garbage truck specifications as approved by the solid waste hauler. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1694 § 2, 1997; Ord. 1686 § 8, 1997; Ord. 1400 § 7, 1990; Ord. 575 § 6, 1970).

8.20.170 Deposition of refuse on public or private property – Disposition of swill, food refuse.

It is unlawful for any person to dump, collect, remove or in any manner dispose of garbage, recyclables or organics upon any street, alley, public place or private property within the city. It is further unlawful for the person, firm or corporation conducting any hotel, restaurant or other public eating place to deposit, throw, or place swill or other refuse food matter in a lane, alley, street, or other public place, or to deposit, throw or place any swill upon any private property regardless of ownership, unless the swill is enclosed in vessels or tanks of a type approved by the director of the public works department, and which covers shall not be removed except when absolutely necessary for the depositing and removal of swill. Such vessels or tanks shall be kept in the rear of the premises or in the basement, or other place authorized by the director of the public works department so as to be readily accessible for collection, and shall not be kept upon the street, alley, sidewalk or other public place. All such tanks or vessels shall be promptly delivered to the collector when called for and shall be returned by him without unnecessary delay, and no person, except for purposes of collection under the terms of this chapter, shall in any manner interfere with the vessels or tanks or the contents thereof. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 575 § 7, 1970).

8.20.180 Collection – Storage.

All garbage/refuse, recycling and organic material shall be removed at least once weekly except in case of monthly can rate customers from all occupied premises in the residential sections and from all other occupied premises as required in this chapter. If sanitation problems arise with monthly collection the account will be reverted to weekly. All carts should be removed from the street at the customer’s earliest convenience to prevent neighborhood nuisances and impacts to street related services (i.e., street sweeping), parking or events. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1686 § 9, 1997; Ord. 575 § 8, 1970).

8.20.190 City right to regulate separation, deposit, disposal.

The city reserves the right to and may have the option to require the separation of paper or organics, or other component parts of refuse, and may require the deposit thereof in separate cans or receptacles and may prescribe the method of disposal thereof. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 575 § 9, 1970).

8.20.200 Burning material – Placement in receptacle prohibited.

It is unlawful for any person to deposit in any refuse receptacle any burning materials, or materials sufficiently hot to create combustion when the same come in contact with other refuse. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 575 § 10, 1970).

8.20.210 Disposal – Application of state standards – Additional standards.

All disposal of refuse shall be by method or methods specifically approved by the State Department of Health; provided, that the method or methods shall include the maximum practicable rodent, insect and nuisance control at the place of disposal; and provided further, that animal offal and carcasses of dead animals shall be buried or cremated as directed by the public works director or designee in conjunction with public health requirements, or shall be rendered at 40 pounds per square inch steam pressure or higher, or heated by equivalent cooking. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 575 § 11, 1970).

8.20.220 Disposal – Contract – Bidding.

Repealed by Ord. 1826. (Ord. 1081 § 1, 1983; Ord. 575 § 12, 1970).

8.20.230 Contractor – Bond, insurance requirement.

Repealed by Ord. 1826. (Ord. 575 § 12 (A), 1970).

8.20.240 Contractor – Responsibility to maintain dump.

Repealed by Ord. 1826. (Ord. 575 § 12(B), 1970).

8.20.250 Disposal – City right to perform service.

The city council reserves the right, in its judgment, to provide for the collection of refuse with equipment and employees of the city, and shall be authorized to expend such sums for equipment and salaries as may be necessary. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 575 § 12 (C), 1970).

8.20.260 Contractor – Right to subcontract.

Repealed by Ord. 1826. (Ord. 575 § 12 (D), 1970).

8.20.270 Compliance to provisions required.

Every person shall dispose of all garbage, recycling and organics properly according to the terms of this chapter and rules and regulations promulgated in this chapter, and only the collector of refuse shall perform any of the provisions of the contract referred to in BMC 8.20.230 through 8.20.270. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1686 § 10, 1997; Ord. 575 § 13, 1970).

8.20.280 Use of collection services mandatory.

All persons shall be entitled and required to utilize the services of a solid waste hauler licensed by the city, or services of the city in the event it elects to be the collector, using such schedule and routes as shall be determined and approved by the city and filed with the city clerk, public works director or designee. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1686 § 11, 1997; Ord. 575 § 14, 1970).

8.20.285 Exceptions to mandatory service requirements of BMC 8.20.280.

A.    Mobile home parks, as defined in Chapter 11.02 BMC, and travel trailer courts, as defined in BMC Appendix 18.90.850, which, prior to July 1, 1993, have in existence an internal and operating garbage, recycling and solid waste collection and disposal service for residents of the respective park or court shall, notwithstanding the provisions of BMC 8.20.280 to the contrary, be permitted to continue such internal garbage, solid waste and recycling collection and disposal services. The services offered must meet or exceed the service levels of the city collector, including the provision of identical or greater recycling services, disposal of organics and the collection and disposal of garbage and other solid waste in accordance with applicable laws and ordinances. In the event the services do not meet the standards, service levels and/or other applicable laws, ordinances or regulations, the public works director shall have authority to order such internal service to cease and future service shall be by the city collector and the provision of BMC 8.20.280 shall apply.

B.    The public works director is hereby authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations as are necessary to effectuate and carry out the purpose and intent of this chapter, which rules shall include a process for revocation by the director of authority to provide internal services authorized by this section for failure to meet the requirements herein imposed, a requirement providing for periodic reporting from each service of the quantities of recyclable materials collected and disposed of, method of disposal and location of disposal site, and quantities of nonrecyclable garbage and solid waste collected and method of disposal and location of disposal site. Said rules shall also include such provisions as are necessary to assure that all garbage, solid waste recyclables and organics are handled in a sanitary and safe manner and in compliance with applicable federal, state, county or local regulations.

C.    In the event any such internal mobile home park or travel trailer court service shall cease operation for any reason, then in said event the mobile home park or travel trailer court and the residents therein shall be subject to the mandatory collection provisions of BMC 8.20.280. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1514 § 1, 1993).

8.20.290 City right to perform disposal service – Inapplicable when.

The city is empowered to carry out all of the terms and provisions of this chapter and to collect and dispose of refuse in the manner provided in this chapter; however, it shall not exercise such power if the collector of refuse is faithfully performing any valid contract with the city. (Ord. 2172 § 1, 2015; Ord. 2118 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1826 § 1, 2000; Ord. 575 § 15, 1970).