Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20341 on 07/20/2009, Section 22-158 read as follows.

    (a) Unlawful items. The city shall not collect for disposal at its sanitary landfill, nor shall it accept for disposal at its sanitary landfill, the following items:

    (1)    Hazardous waste.

    (2)    Household hazardous waste.

    (3)    Infectious waste which has not been rendered innocuous.

    (4)    Lead-acid batteries.

    (5)    Tires which have not been cut, chipped or shredded in accordance with chapter 260, RSMo.

    (6)    Major appliances.

    (7)    Waste oil from motor vehicles.

    (8)    Yard waste (except at designated compost areas).

    (b) Unlawful acts.

    (1)    It shall be unlawful for any person to conceal or attempt to conceal any unlawful item in refuse to be collected by the city or deposited in the city's sanitary landfill. The director shall be authorized to cause inspection of any materials brought to the landfill to assure conformance with this requirement.

    (2)    It shall be unlawful for any person to utilize the refuse containers or bags of another for the disposal of his own refuse or garbage.

    (3)    It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit yard waste at curbside for pick up which is not in a city bag marked specifically for yard waste or in the case of brush or limbs, in bundles exceeding the allowable dimensions hereinafter described.

    ( 4 3 )    It shall be unlawful for any person to deliver, deposit, drop off or set out at any residential yard waste site any materials, substances or thing other than yard waste from that person's personal residence.

     ( 5 4 )    It shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of any refuse by depositing the same in any public alley, street, roadway, vacant lot or property of any kind or character within the city or in any stream or body of water within the city, or by burning garbage. However, nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the disposition of refuse by means of burning the same in an incinerator enclosed within a building and complying with applicable state law.

     ( 6 5 )    It shall be unlawful for any person to block, either by parking a motor vehicle or by placing any barriers or other restrictive devices, the access to any refuse storage container by the city collection vehicles.

    ( 7 6 )    Information obtained from waste disposed or deposited in violation of this section may be a rebuttable presumption that the person so identified committed the violation of sections 22-158(b)(2) and (4).

    ( 8 7 )    Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, it shall be unlawful for any person to take, open or remove the contents of, commingled recycling bag placed near the street for collection by the city. This subsection (b)(8) shall not apply to city refuse collectors performing their job duties.

(Ord. No. 13056 § 1, 8-19-91; Ord. No. 13055 § 1, 8-19-91; Ord. No. 15641, § 1, 6-15-98; Ord. No. 16572, § 1, 9-5-00; Ord. No. 20061, § 1, 9-15-08)

     Editor's note--Section 1 of Ord. No. 12820, adopted Dec. 10 1990, added a new § 22-158 and renumbered existing §§ 22-158--22-165 as §§ 22-159--22-166.