Chapter 8.05


8.05.010    Definitions.

8.05.020    License required.

8.05.030    Standards for granting license.

8.05.040    Application and fee.

8.05.050    License constitutes agreement.

8.05.060    Rates.

8.05.070    Rates by hour or load.

8.05.080    Supervision.

8.05.090    Time and manner for disposal.

8.05.100    Transportation by person responsible.

8.05.110    Vehicle regulations.

8.05.120    Charges at premises.

8.05.130    Delinquent accounts.

8.05.140    Inspection.

8.05.150    Additional regulations.

8.05.160    Penalties.

8.05.010 Definitions.

Definitions for the terms utilized in this chapter are set forth within Chapter 13.01 JCMC, Public Utilities and Services Definitions. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.020 License required.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to haul and dispose of solid waste within the city of Junction City without first procuring a license therefor as hereinafter required, or to haul and dump solid waste at any place except as designated by the city council. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.030 Standards for granting license.

Licenses may be granted to those applicants who show a need for the service and the ability to provide equipment which complies with the regulations of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and adequate personnel to fill those needs. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.040 Application and fee.

A. Any person, firm or corporation, before engaging in the business of hauling and disposing of solid waste in the city of Junction City, shall make application for and obtain license for the transaction of such business. Such application shall be filed with the city recorder and shall contain the name of the applicant, the apparatus and equipment proposed to be used in solid waste hauling, the persons, firms or corporations whose solid waste the applicant intends to haul, and such other data as may be pertinent.

B. Licenses shall be for a period of three months and shall be automatically renewed each subsequent quarter as long as the licensee complies with all the standards and terms of this chapter. The monthly license fee shall be set by resolution of the city council, payable quarterly. The first payment shall be at the time of filing application for the license.

C. Such application filed with the recorder shall be by him presented to the council at its next meeting for action of the council and a majority vote of the council shall be sufficient for the granting of such license.

D. Additional persons, firms, or corporations may be added to those a licensee serves during any one quarter by first obtaining the approval of the council.

E. Any person, firm or corporation before engaging in the hauling of solid waste limited to paper products shall make application for and obtain license for the hauling of such products in a manner prescribed in this section, except that the license fee shall be set by resolution of the city council, payable quarterly. The licensee shall not charge for its hauling services. Nonprofit organizations are exempt from the requirement that they obtain a license and pay a fee as set forth in this section.

F. Licensees which collect any of the following materials shall, not later than 15 days following each calendar quarter, submit to the city the quantities of material they pick up within the city, according to each of the specified categories: container glass, flattened tin cans, household aluminum, used oil, newspapers, corrugated cardboard and craft paper bags. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.050 License constitutes agreement.

The securing of a license by an applicant shall in itself constitute an agreement that such applicant will haul solid waste for the persons, firms or corporations approved by the council and none others. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.060 Rates.

The standard rates to be charged to all persons, firms, or corporations receiving regular solid waste service shall be reasonable and uniform, taking into consideration the service rendered, as established by resolution of the city council. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.070 Rates by hour or load.

The charges for removal of solid waste and refuse by the hour or the load shall be set by resolution of the city council, and shall apply only where the material cannot by its nature be conveniently placed in standard city containers as set by resolution of the city council. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.080 Supervision.

Regulation and disposal of solid waste and hauling of the same in Junction City shall be under the supervision of the public works committee of the city council. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.090 Time and manner for disposal.

All persons, firms or corporations shall be required to dispose of all perishable solid waste which may become offensive or may have become offensive within one week from the time of production, and to dispose of nonperishable and nonoffensive solid waste promptly, and shall not permit same to accumulate upon or about the premises, and shall dispose of the same by either burning, or burying in such a manner as not to create a nuisance, or by hauling or causing same to be hauled to the solid waste dump designated by the city authorities. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.100 Transportation by person responsible.

Any person may transport solid waste produced by himself or herself upon the streets without procuring license, and without complying with the regulations imposed on licensed haulers; provided, that such solid waste must be hauled in such a manner as to prevent leakage or litter on the streets and must be deposited at the designated dump grounds. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.110 Vehicle regulations.

No licensed solid waste hauler shall transport solid waste in the city unless the solid waste is kept in a covered, watertight and drip-proof vehicle, equipped with metal body which equipment shall be sterilized daily with live steam; provided, that innocuous substances may be conveyed in suitable conveyances with coverings to prevent litter. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.120 Charges at premises.

All charges for solid waste service furnished by the city within the city shall be chargeable to the user at such premises where the solid waste services were supplied. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.130 Delinquent accounts.

Where the user of the services is seven days delinquent in the payment of solid waste service fees, a notice shall be mailed to the user and to the property owner of record, if different than the user, notifying the user and the property owner that solid waste service will be suspended if the delinquent bill has not been paid in full within seven days. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.140 Inspection.

The city through its proper health officer and health authorities shall have the right at any time to inspect all equipment or apparatus of any licensed solid waste hauler and to inspect the city dump ground and the manner of keeping the same and upon failure of any licensed solid waste hauler to abide by the terms of this chapter and the rules and regulations prescribed under this chapter. The city council may upon proper notice and hearing revoke the license of such licensed solid waste hauler. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.150 Additional regulations.

The city council may adopt by resolution any additional regulations needed to implement the provisions of this chapter and to establish policies and programs supporting the city’s provision of sanitary services. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]

8.05.160 Penalties.

Any person violating any provisions of this chapter upon conviction shall be penalized by a fine of not more than $500.00 per violation. In the case of a continuing violation, every day’s continuance of the violation is a separate violation. [Ord. 1258 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019.]