Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20049 on 09/15/2008, Section 22-161 read as follows.

    (a) Customer responsibility. Commercial customers shall comply with the following requirements:

(1)    Every person owning, managing, operating, leasing or renting any commercial premises where excessive amounts of refuse accumulate shall maintain a metal bulk storage container or containers, approved by the director, of sufficient size to contain all refuse which the establishment accumulates between collections.

(2)    Every person owning, managing, operating, leasing or renting any premises shall place the daily accumulation of refuse in the required container or containers.

(3)    Every person placing garbage in any such container shall eliminate, as far as possible, all water and liquid from the garbage, and shall securely wrap the garbage in paper before placing it in the container.

(4)    It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit yard waste in a bulk refuse storage container.

(5)    It shall be unlawful for any person required to maintain a metal bulk storage container or containers to allow refuse to be deposited anywhere except within the container or to allow the container to become overly filled to the extent that all material cannot be confined to the container.

    (b) Commercial collection methods and rates. The following refuse collection methods and rates shall apply to commercial customers as approved by the director.

    (1)     Commercial hand pickup:

            a. The service charge for hand pickup of businesses or commercial places, boarding and rooming houses, fraternities and sororities, shall be at the rate of one dollar and fifty-five cents ($1.55) one dollar and eighty-six cents ($1.86) per collection minute, or a minimum of six dollars and seventy-six cents ($6.76) eight dollars and eleven cents ($8.11) per month. Such collection time shall be computed by the director from time to time and shall be based on the average collection time for such place of business. A notice from the director establishing the average collection time for hand pickup accounts shall be from time to time reestablished. Service to these accounts shall be rendered daily when and where needed, as determined by the director.

        b.    Commercial customers served by hand pickup service, shall conform to container capacity of twenty (20) to thirty-three (33) gallons and weighing, with contents when full, not over fifty (50) pounds, or the equivalent thereof.

    (2)     Bulk storage container collection. Rates per month for bulk storage containers shall be shown in the following table for container sizes indicated and number of collections per week:

Container Size  

Number of Collections per Week  
Extra Collections  
Cubic Yards  








$ 32.07 56.84  
$ 47.66 64.67  
$ 62.23 72.51  
$ 76.45 80.35  
$ 92.29 88.19  
$106.70 96.02  
$ 29.55 35.46  

41.51 62.67  
59.02 78.35  
75.84 94.02  
90.10 109.70  
108.82 125.37  
126.57 141.05  
29.55 35.46  

53.51 68.51  
74.64 92.02  
95.42 115.54  
117.23 139.05  
137.85 162.56  
159.77 186.07  
29.55 35.46  

62.32 73.35  
87.12 104.70  
111.95 136.05  
136.95 167.40  
161.75 198.75  
186.76 230.10  
29.55 35.46  

84.35 87.02  
94.25 134.05  
122.50 181.07  
149.27 228.10  
176.29 275.12  
204.25 322.14  
29.55 35.46  

100.35 99.70  
119.18 162.40  
154.45 225.10  
188.73 287.79  
224.04 350.49  
258.34 413.19  
29.55 35.46  
        Pickup shall be available once daily, except Sundays and legal holidays, and shall be made as determined necessary by the director. The director is authorized to order special collections or extra collections in the event containers are found to be overly filled prior to the regularly scheduled collection date and to direct that the customer be billed in accordance with the provisions of this article.

    (3)     Compactor collection. The director shall set, by duly promulgated regulation, the rates for collection of privately owned, nonroll-off type compactors. These rates shall not exceed the cost of providing the service.

    (4)     Large volume user. When a commercial, institutional or governmental customer has refuse collection needs which are of a larger volume than for the number of collections per week and number of containers for bulk container collection set out in subsection (2) above, and the director determines that a variation from the stated rates or methods of collection is appropriate, the director is hereby authorized to establish methods of collection and rates not less than the actual cost to the city of collection and disposing of the refuse of such large volume user. The city manager and city clerk are hereby authorized to enter into and execute agreements for this service with such large volume users when necessary or appropriate.

    (5)     Bulk yard waste container. Bulk yard waste containers may be provided to commercial customers and collected by the city with rates set by the director not to exceed the cost of providing the service.

    (c) The owner of the premises shall bear the sole responsibility for upkeep and maintenance of private drives, parking lots or other paved surfaces over which city vehicles must travel to reach collection containers.

    (d) Front loading construction dumpsters. The city shall set a dumpster at a construction site upon payment of fifty-five dollars ($55.00) sixty-six dollars ($66.00) . Collection service from the dumpster shall be made upon request at a rate of thirty-five dollars and forty-five cents ($35.45) forty-two dollars and fifty-four cents ($42.54) per collection with a minimum monthly charge of thirty-five dollars and forty-five cents ($35.45) forty-two dollars and fifty-four cents ($42.54) .  In the event service is not requested within each thirty (30) days following placement, the container may be removed and a new placement charge will be levied to set the container again.

(Code 1964, § 14.895; Ord. No. 10059, § 2, 2-6-84; Ord. No. 12820, § 1, 12-10-90; Ord. No. 13055, § 1, 8-19-91; Ord. No. 13057, § 1, 8-19-91; Ord. No. 14213, § 1, 9-19-94; Ord. No. 15641, § 1, 6-15-98; Ord. No. 17836, § 1, 9-15-03)

     Note--See the editor's note following § 22-158.