Chapter 8.15


8.15.100    Garbage disposal standards – Adopted by reference.

8.15.110    Keeping and use of solid waste containers.

8.15.200    Designation of city agency.

8.15.210    Comprehensive solid waste management plan.

8.15.100 Garbage disposal standards – Adopted by reference.

The following sections of Chapter 8.16 KCC, as now in effect, and as may be subsequently amended, are adopted by reference:


8.16.010    Type of container required and method of disposal – Type of treatment required before feeding to animals.

8.16.020    Leaving manure in certain places prohibited – Limited period given for disposal.

[Ord. 22 § 5, 1993]

8.15.110 Keeping and use of solid waste containers.

(1) Each person in possession, charge or control of any dwelling, flat, roominghouse, apartment house, hospital, school, hotel, club, restaurant, boardinghouse or eating place, or in possession, charge or control of any shop, place of business or manufacturing establishment, or any place where garbage, refuse or swill is created or accumulated shall at all times, keep or cause to be kept portable solid waste containers, for the deposit therein of garbage and refuse, and to deposit, or cause to be deposited the same therein.

(2) The portable solid waste containers shall be kept secured and shall not be left open, except at the time when garbage or refuse is being deposited into the portable solid waste container.

(3) Any violation of this section shall constitute a civil infraction, punishable by a fine of $250.00. Any such matter may be commenced by the filing of a notice of infraction at the Southwest division of the King County district court. [Ord. 290 § 1, 2000]

8.15.200 Designation of city agency.

(1) The King County solid waste disposal system, operated by the department of public works, solid waste division, is designated as the agency for disposal of all solid waste, including moderate risk waste, generated or collected within the corporate limits of the city and the county is authorized to designate disposal sites for the disposal of all such solid waste, except for solid waste which is eliminated through waste reduction or waste recycling activities.

(2) In addition, and pursuant to Section 8.5.a of the interlocal agreement, all such waste generated, or collected from, within the limits of the city of Burien which is delivered to the system for disposal shall comply in every respect with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 USC sec. 6901 et seq.), Chapter 70.95 RCW, all applicable King County board of health rules and regulations including but not limited to Number 8, and any and all other applicable federal, state, and local environmental health laws, rules, and regulations. King County is specifically authorized to enforce all such laws, rules, and regulations within the corporate limits of the city of Burien. [Ord. 21 § 1, 1993]

8.15.210 Comprehensive solid waste management plan.

King County is designated to prepare a comprehensive solid waste management plan which shall include the city’s plan, pursuant to RCW 70.95.080(3). The city declares that it is a member of the designated interlocal forum for the purpose of resolving solid waste issues and facilitating regional cooperation in solid waste management. [Ord. 21 § 2, 1993]