Chapter 8.08
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION

Sections:

8.08.010    Creation.

8.08.020    Administration and enforcement authority.

8.08.030    Service compulsory—Compliance—Cleanup.

8.08.040    Definitions.

8.08.050    Collection service—Frequency.

8.08.060    Container use.

8.08.070    Container requirements.

8.08.080    Garbage—Draining and wrapping.

8.08.090    Dead animals.

8.08.100    Sanitation service—Billings, delinquencies, penalties and liens.

8.08.110    Service charges—Residential.

8.08.115    Recycling service—Residential.

8.08.120    Service charges—Commercial.

8.08.130    Service charges—Additional refuse or recycling pickup.

8.08.132    Service charges—Roll-off container service.

8.08.135    Service charges—Curbside yard waste collection.

8.08.140    Violation—Penalty.

8.08.010 Creation.

For the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this chapter, there is created and established a solid waste utility for the city of Shelton. The city council is authorized to make funds available by appropriation, borrowing, or by other means in accordance with laws of the state, for the establishment, maintenance and operation of the solid waste utility. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1334-1291 § 1, 1991)

8.08.020 Administration and enforcement authority.

The regulation of the disposal and hauling of garbage and rubbish in the city shall be under the supervision of the city manager; provided, however, that the city manager may delegate the duty of enforcing the provisions of this chapter to the director of public works who shall prepare reasonable regulations concerning the days of collection of refuse, location of waste containers, and any other regulation pertaining to the collection and disposal of waste as he may deem advisable, subject to the approval of the city manager, and provided that such regulations are not contrary to this chapter. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1334-1291 § 2, 1991)

8.08.030 Service compulsory—Compliance—Cleanup.

A.    Compulsory. It is compulsory for every person in possession, charge or control of any structure within the city to take a collection service provided by the city for refuse. It is compulsory for every person in possession, charge or control of any house, dwelling, multiunit residence, apartment house, trailer court or any building put to residential use to take recycling services provided by the city for recycling materials. Failure to make use of such service shall not exempt any party from the payment of the regular charges established for that service. The city may, when unusual or extraordinary circumstances prevail, grant an exemption from compliance with this section. The city must approve any service level for collection of refuse for all customers.

B.    Compliance. It is unlawful for any person to burn, dump, collect, remove or in any manner dispose of garbage, rubbish, trash, offal and any other waste upon or over any of the streets, alleys, public places or private property within the city except as may be directed by the city on special occasions and/or otherwise than as is provided for in this chapter.

C.    Cleanup. It is unlawful for any person in possession, charge or control of any property from which refuse is collected by the city, who has knowledge that refuse from their property which has been deposited by the elements, animals or other causes upon public property or private property, to allow such refuse to remain for more than twenty-four hours. The health officer shall have the authority to enforce the provisions set forth in this chapter as they pertain to public health or sanitation in conjunction with any other city personnel. (Ord. 1736-1108 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1397-694 § 1, 1994: Ord. 1390-294 § 1, 1994: Ord. 1334-1291 § 3, 1991)

8.08.040 Definitions.

Generally. Words used in the present tense shall include the future tense; the singular shall include the plural and the plural shall include the singular; and the masculine shall include the feminine gender.

“Ashes” means the solid waste products produced after the combustion of coal, wood and other fuels, and other combustible materials.

“City” means the city of Shelton.

“City council” means the city council of the city of Shelton.

“City manager” means the city manager of the city of Shelton.

“Commercial” or “commercial dwelling” means a building or group of buildings designed, intended for or used for any purpose other than single or multiple dwellings, and shall include office buildings. Any building or group of buildings where combined residence and business is practiced, where such business is advertised by a sign of any type on the premises and/or is listed in the telephone directory as a business except those businesses conducted in an approved home occupation or otherwise exempted by the city, shall be classified as a commercial dwelling.

“Community action” means the community action council of Mason and Thurston Counties, Washington State.

“Container” means a receptacle which is the type approved by the city and furnished by the city for use with its mechanical refuse collection system and recycling program. The two types of containers are roll-out and stationary containers. Roll-outs are ninety-five gallons or less in capacity and have wheels for ease in moving the containers. Stationary containers are three hundred gallons in capacity. Recycling containers are those containers approved and provided for specific recyclable materials.

“Curb-side” means the placing of containers on or near public right-of-way that allows for pickup from said public right-of-way.

“Dead animals” means all animals, large or small, which may die or be killed for other than food purposes.

“Director” means the director of public works for the city of Shelton.

“Garbage” means all putrescible wastes, vegetable and animal wastes resulting from handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food in a private or public dwelling house, multiple dwelling, hotel, restaurant, building or institution.

“Health officer” means the city or county health officer or other authorized representative as defined by state law.

“Individual duplex” means a duplex which is not part of a group of buildings under common ownership and which has a separate legal description.

“Multiple dwelling” means a building or group of buildings, except those defined as individual duplexes herein, designed as, or intended for, or used as two or more dwellings, such as apartments, rooming houses, multiple houses or courts and tenant houses; provided such buildings or group of buildings are under common ownership; and provided further, that such group of buildings by nature of construction or reference infer multiplex dwelling, except tourist courts, motels, hotels and trailer courts, or other establishments catering to transient residents; and provided that, for the purpose of this chapter, three rooms shall be equal to one apartment and any number of rooms shall be billed to the nearest multiple of three.

“Offal” means waste animal matter from butcher, slaughterer or packing houses.

“Person” means every person, firm, partnership, association, institution and corporation. The term also means the occupant or owner of the premises for which service is rendered pursuant to this chapter.

“Recycling” means to collect, process and market individual materials from the waste stream to be manufactured into new products, such as paper, glass, metals, etc.

“Recycling service charge” means the charge imposed by the city council for recycling services performed by the solid waste utility or its authorized representatives.

“Refuse” means garbage, rubbish, trash and offal, as defined in this section, placed and stored together in a standard refuse container.

“Residential” means a building or separate living unit designed and intended for occupance as a dwelling and having its own housekeeping and kitchen facilities. Single-family residences, apartment units, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes and condominium units shall be considered residential units. Hotel, motel and rooming and boarding units designed primarily for transient tenancy shall not be considered residential units, but shall be subject to commercial charges.

“Rubbish” means all cardboard, plastic, metal, glass, food containers, wastepaper, rags, sweepings, small pieces of wood, excelsior, rubber, leather and similar waste materials that ordinarily accumulate around a home, business or industry including lawn cuttings. It does not include bulk waste, tree and hedge trimmings, dead animals, dangerous waters, hazardous materials, industrial waste or building waste resulting from construction or alterations.

“Sanitation service charge” or “service charge” means a charge imposed by the city council for the services, including recycling, performed by the solid waste utility or its authorized representatives.

“Single-family unit” means a building designed as, or intended for, or used as a residence for a single family or a group of persons other than a single family, using the building as a single housekeeping unit.

“Trash” means all waste matter not subject to decay or putrefaction which, for the purpose of this chapter, includes ashes.

“Waste” means all discarded materials and/or substances.

“Yard waste” means leaves, grass, prunings and clippings of woody as well as fleshy plants. Materials larger than four inches in diameter and four feet in length shall not be considered yard waste. Yard waste does not include dirt, and rocks. Small trees, Christmas trees, will be considered yard waste if they have been cut and bundled to a maximum length of four feet. (Ord. 1921-0518 (part), 2018; Ord. 1799-1211 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 1736-1108 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1397-694 § 2, 1994; Ord. 1390-294 § 2, 1994; Ord. 1334-1291 § 4, 1991)

8.08.050 Collection service—Frequency.

A.    It is unlawful for anyone except the city to collect solid waste within the city for compensation without the approval of the city. It is standard service for each residence to receive every other week collection service to encourage recycling and alternatives to disposal of household waste.

B.    Every person desiring to engage in the collection of solid waste for compensation within the city who is not acting as an agent for the city shall make written application to the city. The city shall prepare reasonable rules and regulations for the licensing, control and approval of any application, including fees to cover the cost of administrating, controlling and overseeing any collector. Approval shall not be granted in any case where such collection will adversely affect the city.

C.    The collector of refuse shall collect, remove and dispose of all garbage and refuse in the residential section of the city at least once every other week, and from hotels, restaurants, boarding houses, eating places, apartment houses, schools, hospitals, and in the business sections of the city as shall be required to maintain a healthful and sanitary condition. (Ord. 1799-1211 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 1736-1108 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1334-1291 § 5, 1991)

8.08.060 Container use.

A.    No person shall place any garbage, rubbish, refuse or recycling materials in any city-owned container other than the container which was assigned by the city to such person and as directed by the city.

B.    No person other than a city-approved, authorized collector or city employee charged with that responsibility shall tamper with or remove any solid waste or recyclables from a city-owned container other than the owner or occupant of the property served by such container. (Ord. 1861-1214 § 1, 2014; Ord. 1390-294 § 3, 1994; Ord. 1334-1291 § 6, 1991)

8.08.070 Container requirements.

A.    It is the duty of every person in possession, charge or control of any structure within the city where waste is created or accumulated at all times to use city-owned containers or other containers as approved by the city, in accordance with this chapter, and to deposit or cause to be deposited refuse therein. If such a person is furnished a roll-out and/or recycling container then such person shall be responsible for maintaining the container in a clean condition.

B.    Location. No container shall be kept or stored within the confines of any street or public alley in the city, except as otherwise allowed by the city. Containers placed on private property which have been approved for pickup by the city shall be placed in a preapproved, readily accessible location.

C.    Curb-Side. Containers that are to be picked up at the curb-sides shall, on the day of collection, be placed in a timely manner with the lid opening so that it is toward the collection vehicle when it is dumped and in an accessible location to the traveled roadway. Any container which is placed out for curb-side pickup shall be removed, by the person in possession, charge or control of said container, from public right-of-way within twenty-four hours after collection unless otherwise allowed by the city.

D.    No enclosure or other structure may be placed around any city-owned container in its accessible location for pickup without the review and approval of the city.

E.    Special Containers. Suitable containers, such as compactor units and drop boxes, may, with the permission of the city, be used by establishments which dispose of refuse in such quantity that containers, as defined in this chapter, would be impractical or inefficient. These containers shall be kept in good condition with close-fitting lids and watertight construction. The city, after proper notification to the person in possession, charge or control of said container, may require the replacement or repair of any container which deteriorates to an unsatisfactory condition. Disposal of refuse from these containers shall be as authorized by the city.

F.    Prohibited Materials. The rules and regulations authorized by this chapter shall provide for the materials that can and cannot be placed in any city-owned container. The city may decline to pick up any container which has unauthorized materials placed in it.

G.    The chapter for service shall not be waived for violation of any of the rules and regulations imposed or authorized by this chapter, where collection is denied by the city.

H.    Container Damage and Replacement. If any container owned by the city is damaged or lost through the abuse or neglect of any person in possession, charge or control of said container, the person in possession, charge or control of said container shall be held responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of the container.

I.    Customers may exchange city-provided refuse containers for a different size within the first six months of new service for no charge. Additional container exchanges to a larger volume will be subject to an additional charge of eleven dollars and twenty-five cents per exchange. There is no charge for exchange of a refuse container for a smaller size. (Ord. 1799-1211 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 1736-1108 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1390-294 § 4, 1994: Ord. 1334-1291 § 7, 1991)

8.08.080 Garbage—Draining and wrapping.

All garbage shall be drained of liquids and wrapped in paper or other material before being placed in the container. The city may decline to collect undrained garbage which is in a liquid state, unwrapped or improperly placed. (Ord. 1334-1291 § 8, 1991)

8.08.090 Dead animals.

Dead animals on public property or right-of-way shall be collected and removed by the solid waste utility. Dead animals shall not be placed in any city-owned container unless approved by the city. Any animal or any part of an animal from slaughterhouses or similar places, regardless of size, shall be regarded as industrial refuse and shall not be collected by the city. (Ord. 1334-1291 § 9, 1991)

8.08.100 Sanitation service—Billings, delinquencies, penalties and liens.

The sanitation service charges shall be billed, delinquencies and penalties charged, and liens placed as provided for in Chapter 3.02.

A.    Any customer who believes that an assessed sanitation charge, billing or notice of delinquency (whether issued by the city of Shelton or third party providing city sanitation services pursuant to contractual agreement with the city) is out of compliance with this chapter, may appeal such charges, billing or notice of delinquency pursuant to the appeal process defined in this section.

B.    Within seven business days of the date printed on the invoice (in the event of appeal of an assessed sanitation charge or billing) or within seven business days of the date printed on the delinquency notice (in the event of an appeal of delinquency status), submit a written appeal to the city’s director of financial services by personal delivery or by first-class mail to the city’s business address. The written appeal shall state (1) what is disputed; (2) specific dollar figures disputed; (3) explanation regarding why the billing and/or determination of delinquency appear inaccurate; and (4) specific details regarding the corrective action requested of the city, including specific dollar figures. If personally delivered, this written appeal must be received by the city within seven business days of the date printed on the subject invoice or notice, with the date printed on the subject invoice or notice not included in the seven-day date calculation. If mailed, the written appeal must be postmarked within seven business days of the date printed on the subject invoice or notice, with the date printed on the subject invoice or notice not included in the seven-day date calculation. The customer shall retain proof of postage and mailing for reference purposes.

C.    Although sanitation services will continue to be provided as compulsory services, water utility services will be subject to disconnection seven business days following the respective appeal due dates specified in this section, in the event no written appeal is received by the city by the specified due dates; provided, that utility service disconnection will not occur within the first forty-five calendar days of the original billing due date.

D.    The director of financial services will evaluate a written appeal timely submitted, and will issue written finding(s) and a determination within seven business days of receipt of the appeal, with the date of receipt not included in the date calculation. The written finding(s) and determination will be mailed to the customer’s address of record.

E.    If the director of financial services determines that the sanitation charges are unwarranted, sanitation charges for the subject account shall be corrected, whether by the city or by the third party providing city sanitation services pursuant to contractual agreement.

F.    Should the customer disagree with the director of financial services’ written finding(s) and determination, the customer may appeal and proceed as final hearing to the city manager, or designee, pursuant to the process detailed herein. An appeal to the city manager, or designee, may be submitted in writing by personal delivery or by first-class mail to the city’s business address. The written appeal shall specifically reference the director of financial services’ written finding(s) and determination, and shall state (1) what specific finding(s) and/or determination of the director of financial services is/are disputed; (2) specific dollar figures disputed; (3) explanation regarding why the director of financial services’ written finding(s) and/or determination appear(s) inaccurate; (4) specific details regarding the corrective action requested of the city, including specific dollar figures; and (5) whether an in-person hearing is requested or whether the matter is to be decided solely on the basis of the written submittal.

If personally delivered, the written appeal must be received by the city within seven business days of the date printed on the director of financial services’ written finding(s) and determination, with such printed date not included in the seven-day date calculation. If mailed, the written appeal must be postmarked within seven business days of the date on the director of financial services’ written finding(s) and determination, with such printed date not included in the seven-day date calculation. The customer shall retain proof of postage and mailing for reference purposes.

The city manager, or designee, will evaluate the appeal and if an in-person hearing is not requested, will issue written finding(s) and determination, within seven business days of the appeal receipt date (in the case of personal delivery), or appeal postmark date (in the case of mailing), with the appeal receipt date or postmark date not included in the date calculation. Such decision shall be final, and the written finding(s) and determination will be mailed to the customer’s address of record.

If an in-person hearing is requested, the in-person hearing shall be conducted by the city manager, or designee, within ten business days from the date of personal delivery or mailing postmark of the appeal to the city manager, or designee, with date of delivery or postmark not included in the date calculation. Following the hearing, the city manager, or designee, will issue written finding(s) and determination within seven business days of the hearing date, with date of hearing not included in the date calculation. Such decision shall be final, and the written finding(s) and determination will be mailed to the customer’s address of record.

G.    A scheduled utility disconnection for disputed sanitation charges shall be placed on-hold pending the appeal process; provided, that disconnection may proceed seven business days following the respective appeal due dates specified in this section, in the event no written appeal is received by the city by the specified due dates; or immediately upon the final decision by the city manager, or designee, in the event the final decision upholds the pending disconnection. No utility disconnection for disputed sanitation charges shall occur within the initial forty-five-day period from the original sanitation service billing date.

H.    The customer must pay all undisputed subsequent utility billing charges, penalties and fees in order to keep the appeal process active. Any undisputed charges left unpaid are subject to the disconnection process. (Ord. 1922-0518, 2018: Ord. 1334-1291 § 10, 1991)

8.08.110 Service charges—Residential.

The sanitation service charge for residential service shall be as according to Table 8.08.110.

Eligible low-income senior citizens and disabled persons who have a thirty-five-, sixty-five- or ninety-five-gallon container or equivalent service shall receive a discount of seventeen percent of the monthly single-family residential sanitation service charge. The city shall establish the eligibility requirements, which must be met in order to receive any discount.

Table 8.08.110

MONTHLY SANITATION SERVICE CHARGE FOR RESIDENTIAL SERVICE

All residential customers shall be charged the following monthly service rates effective with the billings in the month indicated:

Container Size

Pickup

Jan 2014

Mar 2015

Aug 2015

Jan 2016

35

Every other week

$11.57

$12.40

$13.29

$14.25

65

Every other week

$16.47

$17.66

$18.93

$20.29

65

Weekly

$31.15

$33.39

$35.79

$38.37

95

Every other week

$24.38

$26.14

$28.02

$30.04

95

Weekly

$43.71

$46.86

$50.23

$53.85

300

Weekly

$95.84

$102.74

$110.14

$118.07

(Ord. 1863-1214 § 1 (part), 2014: Ord. 1799-1211 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 1736-1108 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1703-0607 § 1, 2007: Ord. 1584-0303 § 1, 2003: Ord. 1543-1200 § 1 (part), 2000; Ord. 1537-0700 § 2 (part), 2000: Ord. 1522-1099 § 1 (part), 1999: Ord. 1414-1294 § 1 (part), 1994: Ord. 1397-694 § 3, 1994: Ord. 1390-294 § 5, 1994; Ord. 1374-493 § 1, 1993: Ord. 1362-1292 § 1 (part), 1992: Ord. 1334-1291 § 11 (part), 1991)

8.08.115 Recycling service—Residential.

The cost of the monthly recycling service shall be included with the solid waste service at no extra charge for regular service. Each house or living unit of a duplex shall receive two thirty-five-gallon dual-stream recycling containers, collected every other week. Upon request, this may be upgraded at no extra charge to two sixty-five-gallon dual-stream containers collected every other week, subject to availability of containers. Multifamily dwellings of more than two units will receive shared recycling container(s) of the same or greater volume as the container(s) used for sanitation services. Recycling pickup shall not exceed one set of recycling containers per residential dwelling for houses and duplexes. Recycling service for multifamily buildings will be two ninety-five-gallon containers per three-hundred-gallon refuse container. Pickup shall be every other week, on a day designated by the city. (Ord. 1863-1214 § 1 (part), 2014: Ord. 1799-1211 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 1736-1108 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1397-694 § 4, 1994: Ord. 1390-294 § 8, 1994. Formerly 8.08.125)

8.08.120 Service charges—Commercial.

The sanitation service charge for commercial service shall be according to Table 8.08.120.

Table 8.08.120

MONTHLY SANITATION SERVICE CHARGE FOR COMMERCIAL PICKUP

Based on Container Volume Per Week

Commercial customers requiring service of more than one sixty-five-, ninety-five-, or three-hundred-gallon container per week will be charged the applicable rate multiplied by the number of containers and pickups per week. No combinations of sixty-five-, ninety-five-, or three-hundred-gallon containers will be allowed except for customers that have had uninterrupted mixed-container service that began before the May 2003 billing cycle. Commercial monthly rates shall be as follows effective with the billings in the month indicated:

Container Size

Jan 2014

Mar 2015

Aug 2015

Jan 2016

65

$19.66

$21.08

$22.60

$24.23

95

$29.48

$31.60

$33.88

$36.32

300

$91.13

$97.69

$104.72

$112.26

(Ord. 1863-1214 § 1 (part), 2014: Ord. 1799-1211 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 1736-1108 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1584-0303 § 2, 2003: Ord. 1543-1200 § 1 (part), 2000; Ord. 1537-0700 § 2 (part), 2000: Ord. 1522-1099 § 1 (part), 1999: Ord. 14-1294 § 1 (part), 1994: Ord. 1390-294 § 7, 1994: Ord. 1374-493 § 2, 1993: Ord. 1362-1292 § 1 (part), 1992: Ord. 1334-1291 § 11 (part), 1991)

8.08.130 Service charges—Additional refuse or recycling pickup.

A.    The rate for returning to collect a container where the customer has not placed the container in the appropriate place for collection, or where the container was blocked by a parked vehicle or some other obstruction and where the customer has been advised of the problem at least once by the city, shall be as follows effective with the billings in the month indicated:

Container Size

Jan 2014

Mar 2015

Aug 2015

Jan 2016

35

$10.69

$11.46

$12.29

$13.17

65

$13.14

$14.09

$15.10

$16.19

95

$15.77

$16.91

$18.13

$19.44

300

$16.59

$17.78

$19.06

$20.43

B.    The rate to collect a container where the customer requests an additional pickup shall be as follows, effective with the billings in the month indicated, for each return occurrence:

Container Size

Jan 2014

Mar 2015

Aug 2015

Jan 2016

35

$8.76

$9.39

$10.07

$10.80

65

$10.51

$11.27

$12.08

$12.95

95

$12.49

$13.39

$14.35

$15.38

300

$26.28

$28.17

$30.20

$32.37

C.    The pickup charge referenced in subsection B of this section will also apply to all cans that have been over-filled, have visible garbage outside or around the can, or above the top of the can, and cans for which the lid does not close completely.

D.    When a customer requests additional containers in conjunction with an additional pickup, there shall be a charge of eleven dollars and twenty-five cents for the delivery and pickup of each container, in addition to the additional pickup fee as specified in subsection B of this section. The additional pickup fee shall be charged for each pickup of the additional container.

E.    When a solid waste employee is required to get out of the solid waste collection truck to pick up garbage on or outside of a customer’s container, or to pick up garbage off the ground that has spilled due to the can being over-filled, a separate charge of four dollars and fifty cents shall be levied. This charge will also apply when customer requests assistance in unlocking gates, unlocking cans or moving cans to a location where they can be dumped. If a customer needs assistance moving their can due to illness or disability, they can request a waiver of the charge by contacting customer service. (Ord. 1863-1214 § 1 (part), 2014: Ord. 1799-1211 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 1736-1108 § 1 (part), 2008: Ord. 1703-0607 § 2, 2007; Ord. 1644-0705 § 3, 2005: Ord. 1643-0605 § 3, 2005: Ord. 1584-0303 § 3, 2003: Ord. 1416-1294 § 1, 1994: Ord. 1390-294 § 9, 1994: Ord. 1334-1291 § 11 (part), 1991)

8.08.132 Service charges—Roll-off container service.

There is established a voluntary system for provision of larger “roll-off” container services as requested by customers of the city of Shelton solid waste utility. These roll-off container services are available upon request of the customer and as the specified size drop box is available. If the city of Shelton is unable to provide the requested roll-off container, the customer may request approval from the city of Shelton to seek these services from an authorized private waste hauler/provider. The charges for city of Shelton roll-off service are outlined below:

Drop Box Size

Setup and Delivery Fee

Daily Rental Fee

Deposit

Hauling Fee

10 Yard

$72.50

$2.00 per day

$500.00

$175.00 plus actual dump fees

20 Yard

$72.50

$2.50 per day

$500.00

$175.00 plus actual dump fees

40 Yard

$72.50

$3.50 per day

$500.00

$175.00 plus actual dump fees

The customer is responsible for all costs associated with the use of this roll-off service. The deposit will be applied to the service cost with any unused funds refunded to the customer. If charges exceed the deposit amount, those additional charges will be billed to the customer at the completion of the services. (Ord. 1863-1214 § 2, 2014)

8.08.135 Service charges—Curbside yard waste collection.

A.    There is established a voluntary system for every other week collection of yard waste generated by individuals or entities within the service area of the city. The yard waste recycling program is a year-round program. Any individual or entity within the service area may enroll with the city to have yard waste collected, transported and disposed of. Any individual or entity enrolling in the yard waste recycling program must maintain service for at least one container through their March billing cycle, at which time they may discontinue service, provided notice to discontinue service is given to the city by February 15th. Persons enrolling in the yard waste recycling program will be furnished one or more yard waste container(s) by the city or its contractor.

B.    Rates for collection of yard waste shall be as follows:

Monthly Charge

$5.50 per container

Enrollment and original container delivery (additional container delivery/pick up will be done at no charge).

$11.25

Extra container pick up

$5.50 per pick up

C.    Size Limitations. Materials larger than four inches in diameter and four feet in length will not be collected as yard waste. Small trees, such as Christmas trees, may be collected as yard waste if they have been cut and bundled to a maximum length of four feet and if all decorative materials have been removed. (Ord. 1770-0810 § 1, 2010: Ord. 1748-0709, 2009: Ord. 1736-1108 § 1 (part), 2008)

8.08.140 Violation—Penalty.

Any person, partnership, association, firm or corporation who wilfully violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with or resists the enforcement of this chapter or its provisions shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not in excess of one thousand dollars or by imprisonment in the jail for a period not to exceed ninety days or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 1748-0709, 2009: Ord. 1334-1291 § 12, 1991)