Chapter 8.24


8.24.010    Purpose.

8.24.020    Definitions.

8.24.030    Supervision.

8.24.040    Collection services.

8.24.050    Collection service requirements.

8.24.060    Drop-off facility (recycling center).

8.24.070    Penalty for violation of this chapter.

8.24.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide regulations for the removal and disposal of garbage and recyclable materials from single-family residences, duplexes, condominiums and multifamily complexes, as defined herein, located within the city in accord with state law. (Ord. 2408-15 § 1 (part), 2015)

8.24.020 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

“Multifamily,” for purposes of this chapter only, shall mean apartments with four residential dwelling units or less in one building.

“Recyclable materials” shall be defined by state law, rules and regulations. An updated list will be maintained by the department of public works.

“Yard waste” consists of leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden debris, brush no greater than six inches in diameter, holiday greenery that is free of decoration and artificial snow, stumps, roots or shrubs. (Ord. 2408-15 § 1 (part), 2015)

8.24.030 Supervision.

The collection and disposal of garbage and recyclable materials shall be supervised by the director of public works who shall recommend such regulations as are necessary regarding the collection and disposal thereof. (Ord. 2408-15 § 1 (part), 2015)

8.24.040 Collection services.

A.    Service. The city shall provide garbage and recyclable materials collection and disposal for all single-family residences, duplexes, condominiums and multifamily complexes within the city.

B.    Containers.

1.    Garbage. Dwelling units served by the city must provide their own containers for garbage collection.

2.    Recyclable Materials.

a.    The city shall provide each serviced dwelling unit with up to two containers for recyclable materials. Containers are leased from the collection provider and are assigned to serviced dwelling units. Therefore, all recycling material containers shall be left at the property if the property is sold.

b.    Replacement or additional recycling materials containers shall be obtained from the city. The cost for replacement or additional recycling materials containers will be set from time to time by resolution of the common council.

c.    Dwelling units are responsible for repair or replacement cost of recycling materials containers if damaged by dwelling unit’s negligence.

C.    Yard Waste. No person shall deposit or place yard waste for disposal or pickup as part of the City’s garbage and recyclable materials collection program. Residents may deposit yard waste at the City’s drop-off facility in accordance with its regulations or arrange for pick-up with a private yard waste hauler for disposal elsewhere.

D.    Bulky Items. Collection and disposal of bulky items may be arranged with the city’s collector directly or with any other waste hauler. The city is not responsible for any additional fees that may be incurred for such services which shall be billed directly to the requester. The city will keep a list of bulky items that will be accepted by the collector without charge.

E.    Noncollectable Items. No medical sharps, such as syringes, needles and lancets, are permitted to be disposed of with household garbage.

F.    Call Backs.

1.    “Call backs” mean the residential dwelling unit served by the city contacts the garbage and recycling service provider for pickup due to the unit’s failure to place materials in order to meet the collection schedule or because the collector missed picking up materials that had been timely placed.

2.    Call backs shall be arranged with the city’s collector directly by the dwelling unit requesting the service.

3.    Charges for call backs to dwelling units that fail to place garbage and recycling at the proper time for collection shall be billed by the collector directly to the requester who is responsible for payment. (Ord. 2021-050421 § 3, 2021; Ord. 2408-15 § 1 (part), 2015)

8.24.050 Collection service requirements.

A.    Placement of Materials. Containers and bulky items may not be set out more than twenty-four (24) hours before collection and may not be left for more than twelve (12) hours after collection.

B.    Weight. Containers placed out for garbage collection may weigh no more than fifty (50) pounds.

C.    Preparation of Materials for Disposal. The following are required of all properties within the city whether garbage and recycling service is provided for by the city or by individual contract:

1.    Garbage. All liquid-producing garbage must be well-drained and wrapped for disposal. All litter-producing garbage must be contained in such a way as to prevent blowing material at all times. All sharp objects likely to protrude through a plastic bag and cause injury must be placed in a sturdy container prior to disposal.

2.    Recyclables. All recyclables must be separated from other garbage according to state law. Recyclables which contained food must be rinsed clean.

3.    All garbage and recyclable materials containers shall be kept closed. Garbage and recyclable materials containers must not be overfilled in such a way as to prevent closure. (Ord. 2408-15 § 1 (part), 2015)

8.24.060 Drop-off facility (recycling center).

A.    Allowable Usage. Use is restricted to residents of the City and City employees bringing in City yard waste. Residents are permitted into the facility during posted hours only.

B.    Termination of Usage. Any user’s unwillingness to comply with applicable rules may result in loss of facility use. Any user who is noted to display repeated abusive behavior, either toward personnel or toward the well-being of the facility, will be disallowed use of the facility.

C.    Allowable Materials. The list of allowable materials will be updated and maintained by the department of public works. Materials must be prepared as specified on said list. Materials without proper preparation may be rejected by superintendents. (Ord. 2021-050421 § 4, 2021; Ord. 2408-15 § 1 (part), 2015)

8.24.070 Penalty for violation of this chapter.

Any person, firm, partnership, or corporation who violates any part of this chapter shall be subject to the penalty and enforcement provisions in Chapter 1.12. (Ord. 2552-19 § 28, 2019)