Chapter 8.08


8.08.010    Creation.

8.08.020    Means of providing service.

8.08.030    Service compulsory—Dumping prohibited—Cleanup required.

8.08.040    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. For purposes of this chapter, solid waste collections include collection of recyclables. (Ord. 1973-0621 § 2, 2021)

8.08.020 Means of providing service.

Consistent with Washington State law, the city council may elect to provide solid waste collection services, including billing and collections, through a contracted or franchised hauler. (Ord. 1973-0621 § 2, 2021)

8.08.030 Service compulsory—Dumping prohibited—Cleanup required.

A.    It is compulsory for every person in possession, charge or control of any residential or commercial structure within the city to take refuse collection services provided by the city. In addition, 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.

B.    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.    It is unlawful for any person in possession, charge or control of any property, who has knowledge that refuse from their property has been deposited by the elements, animals or other causes upon the property of another including the public right-of-way, to allow such refuse to remain for more than twenty-four hours. (Ord. 1973-0621 § 2, 2021)

8.08.040 Violation—Penalty.

Any person, partnership, association, firm or corporation who willfully 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. Prior to charging a misdemeanor for any violations, the city shall first notify the violator and provide thirty days, or other such time as is reasonable under the circumstances, for the violator to cure the violation. (Ord. 1973-0621 § 2, 2021)