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Chapter 12. Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling

Sec. 12-61. Separation of recyclable materials.

(1) Required. Occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences, multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties shall separate the following materials from post-consumer waste:

  1. Aluminum containers;
  2. Corrugated paper or other container board;
  3. #1 and #2 plastic containers;
  4. Glass containers;
  5. Magazines or other material printed on similar paper;
  6. Newspaper or other material printed on newsprint;
  7. Office paper;
  8. Steel containers;
  9. Waste tires, as defined in § 289.55(1)(c) Wis. Stats.;
  10. Containers of a combination of steel and aluminum;
  11. Major appliances;
  12. Waste oil;
  13. Foam polystyrene packaging and aluminum containers;
  14. Plastic containers made of PETE #1 and HDPE #2; and
  15. Plastic containers or bottles made of PVC #3, LDPE #4, PP #5, PS #6 and mixed or other plastic resin types #7.

(2) Designation of recyclable materials. The council reserves the right to designate additional solid waste materials as recyclable, or currently collected materials as no longer recyclable in accordance with state law and to either add or delete them from any collection services provided by the city or its contractors. The City of Marshfield shall provide written notice to service recipients of any additional designation or deletion.

(3) Care of recyclable materials. To the greatest extent practicable, the recyclable materials separated in accordance with this section shall be clean and kept free of contaminants such as food or product residue, oil or grease, or other nonrecyclable materials, including but not limited to household hazardous waste, medical waste and agricultural chemical containers. Recyclable materials shall be stored in a manner which protects them from wind, rain and other inclement weather conditions.

(Code 1982, 11.11)