Chapter 62.04


62.04.010    Citation.

62.04.012    Authority.

62.04.014    Enforcement agencies.

62.04.020    Policy.

62.04.022    Tax for solid waste management.

62.04.024    Regulations.

62.04.030    Unlawful to permit garbage or waste matter to accumulate.

62.04.032    Solid waste storage.

62.04.034    Collection schedules.

62.04.036    Excluded materials.

62.04.040    Regulation of operators.

62.04.050    Disposal.

62.04.060    Building requirements.

62.04.010 Citation.

This chapter may be cited as the City of Coronado Solid Waste Management Ordinance. (Gov. Code § 66730) (Ord. 1801; Ord. 1427)

62.04.012 Authority.

The State of California Government Code (Title 7.3) directs the establishment of a solid waste management and resource recovery policy to formulate and adopt such a policy. The policy is set forth in the California Administrative Code (Division 7 of Title 14). In accordance with the legislative intent expressed in the Government Code, primary responsibility for solid waste management rests with local government. In the San Diego region these local efforts are coordinated through the countywide Solid Waste Management Plan approved by the Solid Waste Management Board. This chapter covers material pertaining to the City of Coronado enacted in accordance with the California Administrative Code and the San Diego Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.

62.04.014 Enforcement agencies.

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 66796 of the California Government Code (Subsection (a) (3)), the City Council will by resolution designate an enforcement agency to carry out the provisions of the Z’Berg-Kapiloff Solid Waste Control Act of 1976.

62.04.020 Policy.

The accumulation, collection, removal and disposal of garbage and waste matter must be controlled by the City to safeguard the public health and its environment. The Council find that to give practical effect to this policy, a comprehensive system for the collection, removal and disposal of garbage and waste matter from all premises in the City is essential and benefits all occupants of premises in the City, and therefore, all such occupants are made liable for the garbage and waste matter collection and disposal taxes and fees as may be authorized under this chapter.

62.04.022 Tax for solid waste management.

A. It shall be the duty of the Council to provide for the collection and disposal, in a sanitary manner, of all garbage and refuse within this City, and to levy, and collect a sufficient tax each year for the purpose of paying the cost of the collection and disposal of such garbage and City refuse. The tax so levied and collected shall not be in addition to, but shall be included as part of, the general tax now authorized to be collected for municipal purposes within cities of the class of this City. (Added by Initiative, November 1944)

B. It shall be the duty of the City Council to provide for the collection and disposal, in a sanitary manner, of the garbage and refuse from each lot where commercial or business activity with a principal place of business located on the lot that is generating garbage and refuse within the City, not to exceed a once-a-week pick up of more than three cubic yards. Other collection and disposal service for commercial and business activities shall be paid for by the person requesting such service at a rate fixed, from time to time, by resolution of the City Council. (Added by Initiative, November 1988)

62.04.024 Regulations.

The Director of Public Services shall make and enforce regulations necessary to administration of this chapter and may amend such regulations from time to time as conditions require. These regulations shall be consistent with the general policy established by this chapter and shall be approved by the City Council by resolution.

62.04.030 Unlawful to permit garbage or waste matter to accumulate.

In accordance with the California Administrative Code, the owner or tenant of any premises, business establishment or industry shall be responsible for the satisfactory removal of all refuse accumulated on the property or premises. Excepting disruptions in normal refuse collections schedules, garbage shall not be allowed to remain on the premises more than seven days, to prevent propagation, harborage, or attraction of flies, rodents, or other vectors, and the creation of nuisances. Where it is deemed necessary by the Health Officer because of the propagation of vectors and for the protection of public health, more frequent removal of garbage may be required. Where garbage and rubbish are containerized together, the period of removal shall be that applied to garbage. However, nothing in these provisions shall be construed to interfere with any occupant keeping building materials upon the premises during construction, reconstruction or repair of a building or structure thereon under a valid building permit nor with the keeping of wood neatly piled upon such premises for household use. (CAC § 17331)

62.04.032 Solid waste storage.

In accordance with the California Administrative Code, the owner, operator and/or occupant of any premises, business establishment, industry or other property, vacant or occupied, shall be responsible for the safe and sanitary storage of all solid waste accumulated on the property and shall provide adequate on-site storage space for the number of waste containers required. In all cases in which garbage and rubbish are combined, the standards for garbage shall prevail. The property owner or occupant shall store solid waste on his premises or property, or shall require it to be stored or handled, in such a manner so as not to promote the propagation, harborage or attraction of vectors, or the creation of nuisances. (CAC §§ 17311 and 17312)

62.04.034 Collection schedules.

Pursuant to the requirements of CMC 62.04.022, the City shall make provision for the routing, collection and disposal of solid waste on a weekly or more frequent basis. In addition, provision shall be made at least annually for the special collection from residential property and disposal of bulky waste such as, but not limited to, water heaters, refrigerators, broken furniture and yard trimmings.

62.04.036 Excluded materials.

Solid waste collection and disposal services provided by the City shall not include the removal of household goods, moving crates or other containers, materials accumulated in connection with building enterprises and other similar matter. Such waste removal is the responsibility of the owner, tenant or builder.

62.04.040 Regulation of operators.

In accordance with the provisions of the California Administrative Code, each person providing residential, commercial or industrial solid waste collection services shall comply with City license, permits or written approval requirements applicable to the operation. Such approval shall be contingent upon the operator’s demonstrated capability to comply with prescribed standards and the use of equipment which is safe and sanitary. A list shall be maintained of all persons holding written approval to provide solid waste collection services within the City, which list shall contain the name and address of each such person, the office location, telephone number and number and types of vehicles employed by such person in providing solid waste collection service. (CAC § 17332)

62.04.050 Disposal.

All solid waste shall be disposed of outside the City in approved disposal facilities except where special arrangements have been made for other disposal methods with the approval of the appropriate enforcement agency. In order to most effectively support resource recovery efforts outlined in the countywide Solid Waste Management Plan, solid waste may be directed to be disposed of at specifically designed resource recovery facilities.

62.04.060 Building requirements.

In accordance with the provisions of the California Administrative Code, the design of any new, remodeled or expanded building or complex of buildings shall make provision for adequate storage and handling facilities which will accommodate the solid waste loading anticipated and which will allow for efficient and safe waste removal or collection. The design shall demonstrate that it includes the required provisions for storage capabilities and access to waste containers. Every new location for waste receptacles shall be screened by a wall or fence so that the receptacles are not visible from any adjacent street or property. (CAC § 17313)