Chapter 7.10


7.10.010    Definitions.

7.10.020    Residential collection service established.

7.10.030    Rates.

7.10.035    Rate increases.

7.10.040    Enrollment.

7.10.050    Correction notices.

7.10.060    Special seniors/disabled service.

7.10.070    Spring cleanup.

7.10.080    Billing.

7.10.010 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(1) “City” means the city of Washougal.

(2) “Yard debris” means grass clippings, leaves, brush and vegetative material up to four inches in diameter and five feet in length, originating on the served property.

(3) “Yard debris containers” means a 90-gallon rollercan with a weight limit of 200 pounds designed for automated collection of yard debris.

(4) “Yard debris extra containers” means a 30-gallon can, kraft bag or bundle tied with twine. Plastic bags are not permitted. (Ord. 1132 § 1, 1994)

7.10.020 Residential collection service established.

There is established a voluntary system for collection of yard debris generated by residential dwellings within the service area of the city. Yard debris shall be collected every other week during the months of March through December, inclusive, and once a month during the months of January and February. Customers will be notified by the contractor, who shall be responsible for notifying the customers of their collection date. (Ord. 1132 § 1, 1994)

7.10.030 Rates.

The garbage contractor shall be permitted to charge the following rates for yard debris collection:

(1) Basic Service. Basic yard debris service shall include the pickup of one 90-gallon rollercan every other week for 10 months and once per month for the months of January and February. The contractor shall be entitled to charge a rate of $6.08 per month for the months of March through December, inclusive, and no charge per month for the months of January and February for basic service.

(2) Excess Materials. Yard debris set out in excess of the basic service amount shall be charged at the rate of $2.12 per 30-gallon can or kraft bag, and $12.13 per cubic loose yard. Special arrangements must be made between contractor and customer for amounts beyond two cubic yards.

(3) On-Call Service. On-call service will be available for customers who only want occasional pickup. Charges for on-call service shall be at the rate of $4.42 per 30-gallon can or kraft bag with a $6.00 minimum charge for pickup, and $14.57 per cubic yard for loose pickup.

(4) Containers. The containers shall be purchased by the city to provide to its customers. (Ord. 1552 § 1, 2006; Ord. 1238 § 1, 1997; Ord. 1132 § 1, 1994)

7.10.035 Rate increases.

The rates outlined in the previous code section herein shall be effective as of September 1, 2006. The rates specified herein will increase automatically on a bi-annual basis after September 1, 2006, consistent with increases in the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers and the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, U.S. City-West, as published by the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, using as a base year 1982 through 1984 equals 100, or such other base years as may be designated by the Department of Labor, and any revisions to the aforedescribed Consumer Price Indexes. (Ord. 1552 § 1, 2006)

7.10.040 Enrollment.

Customers who desire to enroll in the voluntary yard waste recycling program must do so for a period of one year. Customers who stop and then restart service without having completed one year will be subject to an $18.00 restart fee. (Ord. 1132 § 1, 1994)

7.10.050 Correction notices.

If a residential unit repeatedly sets out unacceptable or contaminated material, or fails to make prior arrangements for excessive materials beyond two cubic yards, the contractor may send the customer a correction notice. After two correction notices, the contractor may refuse pickup or may access an additional fee at the on-call rate of excessive material. (Ord. 1132 § 1, 1994)

7.10.060 Special seniors/disabled service.

The contractor shall provide a special carry-out service to elderly and handicapped residents who are otherwise unable to deliver yard debris containers to curbside. Such service shall be provided at the request of the customer at no additional cost. (Ord. 1132 § 1, 1994)

7.10.070 Spring cleanup.

The contractor shall sponsor a spring cleanup program for subscribers each year, wherein an additional 90-gallon volume will be collected at no additional charge. The contractor shall promote said program on an annual basis with the assistance of the city. (Ord. 1132 § 1, 1994)

7.10.080 Billing.

The contractor shall be responsible for billing and collection of all charges assessed to customers who enroll in the voluntary yard debris recycling program. The city shall have no responsibility to bill or collect any assessed charges. The contractor shall pay to the city $0.50 per customer, per billing, for can replacement. Remittance of such money shall be accompanied by a current list of customers. (Ord. 1132 § 1, 1994)