Chapter 5.08


5.08.010    License to conduct garbage collecting business required.

5.08.020    Application for license – Basis of fee.

5.08.030    Common carrier permit required.

5.08.045    Liability insurance.

5.08.070    Authority to make and enforce regulations.

5.08.080    Conformance to regulations required.

Prior legislation: Ords. 2284 and 2698.

*For provisions regarding garbage and refuse generally, see LMC Title 7; for authority for city to set up and require use of system for collecting and disposal of garbage, see RCW 35A.21.060 and 35A.21.150.

5.08.010 License to conduct garbage collecting business required.

No person, association or corporation shall engage in the business of hauling or transporting garbage, refuse, cans or discarded bottles within the city of Lynnwood (“Lynnwood”) or in the gathering of the same within said city for disposal at some point or area outside of the city without obtaining a business license and complying with the city’s regulations applicable to the conduct of the business. (Ord. 3343 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 3253 § 2 (Exh. B), 2017; Ord. 22 § 1, 1959)

5.08.020 Application for license – Basis of fee.

Each garbage collection business licensee shall pay an annual license fee to be determined on the basis of the amounts shown in Chapter 3.104 LMC per residential account and per commercial account being served at July 15th of each year. For purposes of this section, residential accounts shall include units of multiple-family housing and units of mobile home parks. The annual fee is due and payable no later than August 15th of each year. A late payment fee equal to 50 percent of the annual license fee is assessed if payment of the license fee is made after the due date in any calendar year. The licenses required under this chapter are separate from the license required under Chapter 5.06 LMC. (Ord. 3343 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 3253 § 2 (Exh. B), 2017; Ord. 2699 § 11, 2007; Ord. 2656 §§ 1, 2, 2006; Ord. 2498 § 1, 2004; Ord. 2473, 2003; Ord. 2453 § 1, 2003; Ord. 22 § 2, 1959)

5.08.030 Common carrier permit required.

No license shall be granted unless the applicant has the proper Utilities and Transportation Commission common carrier permit, or other required state permit or approval, authorizing the hauling of refuse and garbage for hire in Lynnwood or a portion thereof. Application shall show that state permit number and describe the area of Lynnwood to be serviced. (Ord. 3343 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 3253 § 2 (Exh. B), 2017; Ord. 22 § 3, 1959)

5.08.045 Liability insurance.

Each licensee shall name Lynnwood on their liability insurance policies and furnish agreement to hold Lynnwood harmless for any claims involving their operations in the city. (Ord. 3343 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 3253 § 2 (Exh. B), 2017; Ord. 1089 § 2, 1979)

5.08.070 Authority to make and enforce regulations.

The director or the director’s designee shall have the authority to make and require enforcement of reasonable rules and regulations and to modify and change the same from time to time, regulating the manner of collecting, removing and hauling solid waste, garbage, refuse, recyclables, or like materials, within Lynnwood for the purpose of safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants and the visitors of such city. Alternately, the city council may direct its public works director to promulgate such rules and regulations and may adopt the same by reference in accordance with the provisions of RCW 35A.12.140, as now existing or hereafter amended. (Ord. 3343 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 3253 § 2 (Exh. B), 2017; Ord. 1785 § 1, 1990; Ord. 22 § 7, 1959)

5.08.080 Conformance to regulations required.

Such licensee shall observe all regulations of Lynnwood together with all state laws relative to public health, and shall observe and conform to any tariff schedules that may be set or approved by the Utilities and Transportation Commission for unincorporated areas adjacent to Lynnwood or tariff schedules adopted by the city council not inconsistent with the schedules and regulations set or approved by the department of public service. (Ord. 3343 § 1 (Exh. A), 2019; Ord. 3253 § 2 (Exh. B), 2017; Ord. 22 § 8, 1959)