TITLE VI PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER 4 UTILITIES – REFUSE COLLECTION
6-4-1 – Definitions
6-4-2 – Duty to Provide Containers
6-4-3 – Administration
6-4-4 – Storage and Collections
6-4-5 – Necessity of Permits
6-4-6 – Burning of Refuse
6-4-7 – Burning of Yard Waste
6-4-8 – Refuse Other Than Garbage
6-4-9 – Sanitary Landfill
For use in this chapter, the following terms are defined as follows:
- “Refuse”. Includes all garbage, rubbish, ashes, or other substances offensive to
sight or smell, dangerous to the public health or detrimental to the best interests
of the community except dead animals not killed for food.
- “Garbage”. Includes all animal, fruit, vegetable, and other refuse resulting from
the preparation of food and drink.
- “Rubbish”. Includes all other refuse not falling within the term “garbage” except
those objects too large to be placed in cans.
Each person shall use approved containers for the storage of garbage and rubbish
accumulating on the premises owned or occupied by such owner. Such containers shall
be kept covered and reasonably clean at all times. They shall be in a position readily
accessible to the collector.
It shall be the duty ofthe owner of each household residing in a building arranged for more than one family unit to provide proper cans for garbage and rubbish.
Administration of this chapter shall be by the City Council, or such employee designated by the City Council.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 372.13(4))
Compliance will be adhered to the current collections contract as agreed to by and between the City Council and the contracted waste hauler. Upon changes or modifications to said collections contract, notification to the public will be made via the local newspaper, as well as copies of the revised conditions shall be available at City Hall.
All containers for garbage and rubbish shall be kept as provided in the rules and regulations for collection of refuse.
No person shall collect garbage or rubbish without such permits as may be required by the State of Iowa and the City Council, and such person shall provide sufficient bonding and insurance as may be required by the State of Iowa and the City Council.
In the event any business, firm, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation may elect to dispose of refuse or waste matter as may accumulate on any premises, property, or location, the same may be done provided that such disposal and transporting of any refuse or waste matter complies with the provisions of this chapter, is approved by the City and a permit issued by the Clerk.
1. It shall be unlawful for any person to burn or incinerate any garbage, rubbish, or refuse within the City except by permission of the City Council.
2. This section shall not apply to any incinerator operated under a license granted by the City or any burning conducted under the direction of the fire department for training purposes.
3. This section shall not apply to outdoor cooking appliances used for residential recreational purposes using commonly acceptable fuels.
Yard waste shall not be burned at any time except at such times as designated by the City. Such approval shall designate specific dates and time periods. Such approval shall be subject to fire alert condition
established by the County.
Each person shall dispose of all refuse other than garbage and rubbish accumulation on the premises such person owns or occupies before it becomes a nuisance. If it does become a nuisance, it shall be subject to provisions of Title III, Chapter 2 of this Code.
The City Council by resolution may designate a sanitary landfill and establish reasonable rules and regulations necessary to control its use by the public and make charge for the use thereof.