Chapter 22 PUBLIC WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS*
Section 22-157 Provision of service by city.
Generally; powers and duties of director. The city shall provide refuse collection and
disposal within the city in accordance with the provisions of this article and may provide contract
services to other governmental units as further described in this article. The city shall encourage
reclaiming and recycling of materials as an alternative to disposal in the city landfill. The
director is authorized to make arrangements for the sale, in accordance with city ordinance, of
recyclable or reclaimed items collected and of mulch and compost produced by city operations.
The director shall have charge and supervision of the collection and disposal of refuse pursuant
to this chapter and shall have the power to establish rules and regulations governing keeping,
collection, removing and disposition of refuse not inconsistent with the provisions of this article.
The director is authorized to negotiate terms and submit bids for providing solid waste
transportation, processing or disposal services to other governmental units. Agreements for these
services must be authorized by the city council. The director is authorized to establish rates
equal to the actual costs to the city of collection and disposal of materials and objects which, by
their nature or composition, require unusual or special treatment and handling.
(1) Nothing herein shall require the
city to accept, collect or dispose of any material, the
collection or disposal of which is prohibited or regulated by the state or federal government; nor
to require the city to collect or dispose of any material or object which, in the sole discretion of
the director, poses any undue threat of harm to the citizens or employees of the city or to any
public property or improvement, except that a program to provide for the collection and safe
disposal of household hazardous waste in accordance with applicable state and federal
regulations shall be established by April 1, 1992. The director is hereby authorized to implement
such a program by regulation.
(2) The director shall establish a
cost list for special handling charges wherever possible and
shall develop costs upon request for materials or objects of which the city has not previously
collected or disposed.
Requirement of service; waiver. Every owner, occupant, tenant or lessee within the city
limits shall receive refuse service and tender payment therefor in accordance with the fees herein
provided for, unless a waiver of service is authorized by the director or his authorized agent, after
special investigation of the conditions upon which the waiver is requested.
Billing, deposits and discontinuance of service. Billing, deposits, discontinuance of service
and all aspects thereof shall be handled in accordance with the utility billing and service
provisions of section 27-16 et seq.
(Code 1964, § 10.9060; Ord. No. 13056 § 1, 8-19-91; Ord. No. 17836, §
(Ord. 17836, Amended, 09/15/2003, Prior Text)