For the purpose of this article certain terms used herein are defined as follows:
(a) Refuse - includes garbage and trash;
(b) Garbage - includes wastes from preparation, cooking and consumption of foods and foodstuffs, and market refuse, and wastes from the handling, preparation, storage and sale of foods and foodstuffs;
(c) Trash - consists of waste and rubbish not included in the term garbage, as above specified and including earth, mineral wastes from building operations, wash rack residue and solid wastes resulting from industrial processes and manufacturing operations, lumber scraps, tree limbs over four feet in length, shavings, tree trimmings, logs and tree trunks;
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use the streets, alleys and avenues of the city for hauling garbage, trash, refuse or any combination, for any single family residential units of any of the residents or inhabitants of the city, unless duly authorized and empowered to do so by contract, in writing with the city. Nothing in this section shall be construed to mean that any commercial establishment, business, fraternity, sorority, dormitories, or multiple dwellings, schools or colleges may not enter into a contract for hauling garbage, refuse or trash.
(Ord. 749, Sec. 1)
(a) All persons and businesses in the city shall keep their surroundings clean and free from accumulations of garbage and trash.
Every business house, or place of business, resident or apartment house or resident or inhabitant of or in the city for which such hauling is done shall have and maintain, at its or his or her own expense, a garbage can or receptacle, of the type approved by the city, not exceeding 30 gallons in size, which shall be fly-tight or have a fly-tight cover or lid therefore and which shall be watertight.
(Ord. 749, Sec. 2)
All places being serviced shall place and maintain containers and receptacles immediately adjacent to the curb or edge of the street in a place easily accessible to the collection vehicle without the necessity of the operator of the collection vehicle transporting the container from site to the vehicle. All yard rakings, grass clippings, and leaves are to be limited to four plastic bags not to exceed 30 gallons in capacity per collection. Sticks, brush and tree trimmings shall be cut in lengths not to exceed four feet and tied in bundles.
(Ord. 749, Sec. 4)
No objects of a solid metal, brick, masonry or noncompatible composition shall be placed in the garbage can or receptacle. There shall be no burning of anything in the garbage can.
(Ord. 749, Sec. 3)
Garbage, trash and refuse shall be collected once a week.
(Ord. 749, Sec. 6)
Nothing in this article shall be construed to mean that any person may not haul his or her own garbage and trash in his or her vehicle and make such disposition thereof as may be lawful.
(Code 1971, 6-408)
The governing body may make such additional rules and regulations hereunder as may be in keeping with the spirit and intent of this article and as may be necessary in the judgment of the council to carry out the terms of this article and any contract let hereunder, and may modify and regulate the rates hereunder.
(Code 1971, 6-409)
(a) The city clerk is hereby authorized to place the amount of fees for the collection of garbage, trash and refuse on the monthly billing for water fees for the preceding billing period, and the consumer shall be required to pay the bill in full by 5:00 p.m. on the 25th day (the “Due Date”) of that same month. If the Due Date is not a business day for the City, any payment received by the City by 5:00 pm on the next business day after the Due Date will be recorded as being paid on the Due Date.
(b) If the account is not paid in full by the Due Date, a late payment charge of ten percent (10%) of the amount due shall be added to the unpaid bill on the first business day following the Due Date.
(c) If the account is not paid in full by 5:00 p.m. on the 5th day of the following month (the “Termination Date”) in which the bill comes due, the solid waste service shall be discontinued pursuant to sections 15-118:120 of this article. If the Termination Date is not a business day for the City, any payment received by the City by 5:00 pm on the next Utility Billing Schedule business day after the Termination Date will be recorded as being paid on the Termination Date. The service shall remain discontinued until the account is paid in full, including a charge of $70.00 which shall be made for reconnecting such service.
(Ord. 1211, Sec. 4; Code 2008; Ord. 1239, Sec. 4; Ord. 1302)
The monthly service charge for the curbside collection of solid waste generated by detached, single-family residential dwelling units within the City and for the collection at a single location of certain recyclable commodities shall be $12.50 per detached, single-family residential dwelling unit. This charge will be increased by $0.25 each successive year of the current contract with Ottawa Sanitation. Said service charge shall not apply to any entity other than a detached, single-family residential dwelling unit such as commercial establishments, businesses, dormitories, sororities, fraternities, other multiple-family residential dwelling units, colleges and school districts, which entities shall arrange for solid wastes collection services directly and separate from the City. The monthly service charge for the voluntary curbside collection ofrecyclables shall be $4.50 per detached, single-family residential dwelling unit.
(Ord.1195, Sec. 1; Code 2008; Ord. 1238; Ord. 1306)
(a) Effective with the utility bills issued during September, 2016, this utility will assess to all customers a Franchise Fee of 2.5% of the gross utility fees billed to the customer in the billing cycle. Late fees and any other non-revenue charges will be excluded from the Franchise Fee calculation.
(b) Effective with the utility bills issued during April, 2017 and continuing thereafter, each utility will assess to all customers a Franchise Fee of 5% of the gross utility fees billed to the customer in the billing cycle. Late fees and any other non-revenue charges will be excluded from the Franchise Fee calculation.
(Ord. 1346; Ord. 1366)