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Chapter 12. Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling

Sec. 12-03. Additional regulations.

(1) Charges for collection service. A reasonable charge may be made for any collection service given by the City of Marshfield under this section whether such charge is based upon the time, method or manner of such collection or upon the kind of garbage or refuse when such collection service consists of special services. The board of public works shall determine what collection service shall be a special service and shall also set the fee to be charged in each case. Such regulations shall be published in the same manner as codes and shall have equal effect.

(2) Building waste. All waste resulting from remodeling, construction or removal of a building, roadway or sidewalk shall be disposed of by the owner, builder or contractor.

(3) Nonresident disposal. No person shall bring waste for disposal into the City of Marshfield or to its dumping ground unless such person is authorized to do so by the board of public works.

(4) Noncollectible materials. Animal offal, pet droppings and manure shall not be collected by the city collection service, and the owner of such animals shall dispose of such wastes in a sanitary manner. Any exception to this subsection must meet with the approval of the committee of health.

(5) Storage of waste material. Storage of waste material shall be in accordance with the following:

  1. Ownership. All combustible and noncombustible matter collected by city trucks or authorized vehicles shall be the property of the city. Transfer of ownership is completed upon disposition into the trucks by the collection personnel. Every owner, tenant or person occupying any building is responsible for the proper storage of all waste materials.
  2. Storing of refuse. Any accumulation of refuse, garbage or building waste on any premises in the city is a nuisance and is prohibited. The owner of the premises upon which the accumulation takes place shall be responsible for removal of the accumulation, and upon failure to remove it after written notice by the fire chief or the building services supervisor, the city shall cause the removal of the accumulation and place the cost thereof on the tax roll of the property upon which the accumulation takes place.
  3. Dumping solid waste and yard waste. No person shall rake, deposit, throw, place or leave any solid waste or yard waste upon any highway, street, court, lane, alley or other public way, park, vacant lot, yard, body of water or any other place except in an appropriate solid waste or recycling container required in this chapter for those purposes.

(Code 1982, 11.18)