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Chapter 12. Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling

Sec. 12-63. Management of lead acid batteries, major appliances, waste oil and yard waste.

Occupants of single-family and two- to four-unit residences, multiple-family dwellings and nonresidential facilities and properties shall manage lead acid batteries, major appliances, waste oil, yard waste and waste tires as follows:

(1) Major appliances shall be recycled at a retail business that sells appliances and accepts used appliances for the purpose of recycling, at a scrap metal dealer or at a solid waste facility that accepts appliances for the purpose of recycling. Any fee imposed for the recycling of used appliances shall be the responsibility of the generator.

(2) Lead acid batteries shall be recycled at a retail business that sells lead acid batteries and accepts used batteries for the purpose of recycling or at a solid waste facility. Any fee imposed for the recycling of used batteries shall be the responsibility of the generator.

(3) Waste oil shall be recycled at a retail business that sells oil or automotive products and accepts oil for the purpose of recycling, at an oil refinery or at a solid waste facility. Any fee imposed for the recycling of used oil shall be the responsibility of the generator.

(4) Yard waste shall either be home-composted using an effective back yard compost system or transported to the city compost site. There shall be curbside pickup of yard waste in the spring and in the fall, at such times as are established by the board of public works. All such materials shall be contained in recyclable paper bags called "kraft" bags or reusable cans. Bulky limbs and cuttings from trees, shrubs and the like must be cut in lengths of less than four feet and securely and compactly tied in bundles of less than one foot in diameter, weighing no more than 50 pounds. No yard waste shall be disposed of as general waste.

(5) Christmas trees shall be recycled during a two-week curbside pickup schedule established by the board of public works. All Christmas trees are to be free of bags, wires and stands.

(6) Waste tires shall be recycled at a retail business that sells tires or automotive products or at a solid waste facility. Any fee charged for the recycling of used tires shall be the responsibility of the generator.

(Code 1982, 11.13)