Chapter 15.40
REFUSE AND STORAGE CONTAINERS ON CITY STREETS

Sections:

15.40.010    Definitions.

15.40.020    Permit required for storage container or refuse container on city street.

15.40.030    Permits for storage containers.

15.40.040    Permits for large refuse containers.

15.40.050    Permitted use with a valid building permit.

15.40.010 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter the following terms shall apply:

“City” shall mean the city of Pacific Grove.

“Large refuse containers” shall mean refuse containers in excess of 100-gallon capacity used for collection of garbage, rubbish and/or refuse, which containers are kept on or placed for collection on any city streets, roadway or alley.

“Storage containers” shall mean any container, storage unit, shed-like container, “portable on-demand storage structures (PODS),” or other portable structure that can be or is used for any purpose and is placed on any public street, roadway or alley. [Ord. 07-019 § 2, 2007].

15.40.020 Permit required for storage container or refuse container on city street.

(a) No person shall cause or allow a large refuse container or storage container to be placed on any city street, roadway or alley without first obtaining a permit from the city.

(b) Before placing a large refuse container or storage container on any city street, roadway or alley a person must submit an application and receive a permit from the police department. An insurance certificate providing liability insurance in the amount of $100,000 provided by the company supplying the refuse container or storage container must accompany the permit application. The fee for such permit shall be set forth by the city council. [Ord. 07-019 § 2, 2007].

15.40.030 Permits for storage containers.

Storage container permits will be granted for a period of seven days. At the expiration of the seven-day period applicants may seek a one-time extension of their permits for an additional seven days by submitting an extension application for cause to the police department. Permit fees and any fee for extension thereof will be set forth by resolution of the city council. No applicant shall be granted more than two storage container permits within any 12-month period. An extension of a permit shall be deemed to be a second permit. Only one refuse container or storage container unit may be placed pursuant to a permit and permits shall not be granted so as to run either concurrently or consecutively except in the case of an extension. [Ord. 07-019 § 2, 2007].

15.40.040 Permits for large refuse containers.

Large refuse container permits will be granted for a period of seven days. At the expiration of the seven-day period, applicants may seek a one-time extension of their permit for an additional seven days by submitting an extension application for cause to the police department. Permit fees and any fee for extension thereof will be set forth by resolution of the city council. No applicant shall be granted more than two refuse container permits within any 12-month period. An extension of a permit shall be deemed to be a second permit. Only one refuse container unit may be placed pursuant to a permit and permits shall not be granted so as to run either concurrently or consecutively except in the case of an extension. [Ord. 07-019 § 2, 2007].

15.40.050 Permitted use with a valid building permit.

(a) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the use or placement of construction refuse containers or storage containers pursuant to a valid building permit.

(b) Persons obtaining a building permit from the city must receive approval from the police department and the community development department for the location and duration of the placement of the refuse container and/or storage container prior to the issuance of said building permit. There shall be no fees associated with the approved placement of the construction refuse container or the storage container with a valid building permit if said container is placed on private property. [Ord. 07-019 § 2, 2007].