8.24.020 – Approved containers

  1. Types of approved containers.
    1. Containers to be used for the collection of refuse shall be:
      1. Pre-paid disposable refuse half-bags having a volume capacity not greater than (20) gallons, exclusively supplied by the City's residential refuse hauler shall be used. Tightly covered containers made of non-corrodible materials which are water-tight, do not exceed thirty-two (32) gallons in capacity and do not exceed a total weight when filled of fifty (50) pounds must be lined with a pre-paid refuse half-bags or have a prepaid refuse sticker or bag looped through the handle of the container.  Said containers shall have secure handles for lifting and carrying; or
      2. Ninety-five (95), Sixty-five (65) or Thirty-five (35) mobile toters provided exclusively by the City's contracted residential refuse hauler, clearly marked "Refuse Only."
    2. Containers to be used for the collection of yardwaste shall be:
      1. Generic disposable yardwaste bags, constructed of natural two-ply Kraft paper, with one (1) refuse/yardwaste sticker securely affixed; or
      2. one (1) securely tied bundle of brush or branches using biodegradable cord, string, rope, or twine that does not exceed fifty (50) pounds in weight, two (2) feet in diameter, and four (4) feet in length, and is manageable by one (1) person; neither of which contains branches exceeding three (3) inches in diameter; or
      3. Sixty-five (65) gallon mobile toters, clearly marked for “Yardwaste Only” provided exclusively by the City’s contracted refuse hauler.
        (Ord. 2018-M-26 § 2; Ord. 2013-M-42 § 1.)
    3. Containers to be used for the collection of recyclable materials (“Recycle Bins”) shall be made of non-corrodible materials, and shall be made available through the City’s contracted residential refuse hauler, one per household, at no charge to the resident. Additional containers shall be made available through the City’s contracted residential refuse hauler at contract cost.
  2. Disposal in containers required
    For single-family dwellings and multi-family dwelling units, it is unlawful to dispose of any recyclable material, garbage and rubbish or compostable material anywhere in the city except through placement of such material in the types of approved containers described in Sec. 8.24.020(A), and placed for collection as herein prescribed.  The fee for such collection at single-family and multi-family dwelling units shall be such as is set from time to time by the city council.  For commercial, industrial, school and other nonresidential establishments, it is unlawful to dispose of any garbage, refuse, compostable material, or recyclable material anywhere in the city except in an incinerator or disposal device, properly constructed and operated by a lawfully established garbage or refuse pickup service.
  3. Commingling prohibited
    No compostable material or garbage and rubbish (other than recyclable material) shall be placed in any recycling bin.
    No garbage and rubbish or recyclable material shall be placed in any containers designated for compostable materials (as defined in Section 8.24.020(2).
  4. Replacement of binsAny damage to or loss of bins shall be reported to the St. Charles Public Works Department or to City’s contracted residential refuse hauler by the primary user of the recycling bins or by the person responsible for the damage or loss within 24 hours of the damage or loss.  The cost to repair or replace recycling bins damaged or lost due to negligence shall be borne by the person responsible for the damage or loss.
    (Ord. 2018-M-26 § 2)
  5. Title to containers
    All recycling bins and toters shall remain the property of the City and the City's refuse contractor, respectively, and shall not be removed from the property on which the dwelling unit is located without the written consent of the Director of Public Works or his designee.
(2018-M-26: § 2; 2002-M-59: § 2; 1999-M-44: § 1; 1995-M-25: § 1; 1994-M-34: § 2; 1993-M-13: § 1 & 2)