City of Bayport
ORDINANCE NO. 842
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BAYPORT,
WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA AMENDING CHAPTER 46
SOLID WASTE, ARTICLE III. STORAGE, COLLECTION AND
DISPOSAL, OF THE BAYPORT CITY CODE
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BAYPORT
DOES HEREBY ORDAIN:
Section 1. Chapter 46 – Solid Waste, Article III. of the Bayport City Code is hereby amended to delete the same in its entirety and substitute the following therefore:
Sec. 46-51. Definitions.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Bulk: materials of a large size or quantity which require a special container for storage until the time of removal, disposal or special collection and include furniture, mattresses, construction or demolition debris, and similar materials.
Collection, Regular: process by which materials that are generated from ongoing use associated with a residential, commercial, or industrial property are collected from a designated container by the citys residential waste hauler or city licensed commercial collector at least twice per month for removal and disposal.
Collection, Special: process by which materials that are generated from a special use or project associated with a residential, commercial, or industrial property are collected at one time for removal or disposal.
Container, Bulk: receptacle intended for the temporary storage or disposal of bulk materials generated from a special use or project associated with a residential, commercial, or industrial property, which is used for special collection and include dumpsters, roll-offs, PODS, bagsters, compactors, semi-trailer boxes, and similar containers.
Container, Waste: receptacle issued by a city licensed hauler intended for the storage of waste materials generated from ongoing use associated with a residential, commercial, or industrial property, which is used for regular collection.
Garbage: materials that are considered to be common solid waste or trash and include food waste, rubbish, and debris that cannot be defined as a recyclable material.
Recyclables: materials that are considered to be recyclable and include newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, white or colored office paper, cardboard, cereal/cake/cracker boxes, brown paper bags, aluminum/tin/steel cans, glass jars, glass or plastic bottles, phone books, and any other items specified by the waste hauler.
Waste, Hazardous: materials that pose a potential health and/or safety threat to people, animals, and the environment which are not allowed to be disposed of with regular collection of other materials and include general chemicals, paint/stain products, lubricants, motor oil, gasoline, batteries, televisions, computers, telephones, audio/video equipment, appliances, tires, and similar materials.
Waste, Yard: materials that are considered to be waste from plants or vegetation and include tree branches and limbs, leaves, brush, grass clippings, wood chips, and mulch.
Sec. 46-52. Purpose.
The purpose of this article is to maintain sanitation and protect the public health by requiring appropriate containment and removal of waste within the city.
Sec. 46-53. Garbage and recyclables.
Residential properties with less than five dwelling units shall separate and place garbage and recyclables in enclosed, sanitary containers issued by the citys designated residential waste hauler for regular collection. Containers shall be placed together at curbside on the city streets and alleys for collection or at a location most convenient to the citys designated waste hauler. Containers may be put out beginning at 4:00 p.m. before the scheduled day of collection and remain at the curb until 10:00 p.m. the night of collection. At all other times, containers shall be securely located either inside of, or abutting a permanent structure, out of public view. No garbage or recyclables generated by residential properties with less than five dwelling units shall be collected, conveyed or disposed of except by the citys designated residential waste hauler. Residential properties with at least five dwelling units, commercial, and industrial properties shall place garbage and recyclables in enclosed, sanitary containers issued by a city licensed waste hauler for regular collection. Containers shall be placed in a location accessible to the waste hauler, but within an enclosure and/or screened from public view. Containers for any property in the city shall not be filled to the extent that garbage, recyclables, or refuse placed therein can drop or spill from them.
Sec. 46-54. Hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste contains materials and/or chemicals that pose a potential health and/or safety threat to people, animals, and the environment. Hazardous waste must be separated and is not allowed to be disposed of with regular collection of garbage and recyclables. Hazardous waste to be disposed of by special collection may be placed curbside on city streets and alleys at 7:00 a.m. the scheduled day of collection, in accordance with all applicable county and state regulations.
Sec. 46-55. Reserved.
Sec. 46-56. Reserved.
Sec. 46-57. Yard waste and compost.
Yard waste shall be placed in paper bags and securely fastened or within a container provided by a city licensed waste hauler. Bags or containers may be placed curbside on the city streets and alleys in conjunction with regular collection of garbage and recyclables, for an additional charge, or for special collection. Yard waste may be put out beginning at 4:00 p.m. before the scheduled day of collection. At all other times, yard waste shall be securely located either inside of, or abutting a permanent structure, out of public view. Tree leaves and grass clippings may be stored on residential property for use as a soil conditioner or compost, but must be stored in an enclosed, fenced area or compost bin no larger than three feet by three feet by three feet in size, at least five feet from all property lines, and in a manner not to create a health hazard or nuisance to adjoining neighbors.
Sec. 46-58. Bulk materials.
Bulk materials intended for temporary storage or disposal must be kept in an enclosed building or a special bulk container, which has been approved by the city. Prior to placement, the property owner is responsible for obtaining a city permit. Fees associated with this permit have been adopted and are designated in Appendix D, Fee Schedule. Bulk containers must be located on private property at least five feet from all property lines, are limited to one container per property, and must be removed within 30 days after issuance of the city permit, unless otherwise approved by the city. Containers for any property in the city shall not be filled to the extent that garbage, recyclables, or refuse placed therein can drop or spill from them.
Sec. 46-59. Reserved.
Sec. 46-60. Hours of regular and special collection.
Regular and special collection shall be between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sec. 46-61. Penalty for violation of article.
(a) The violation of any section of this article shall be subject to a misdemeanor citation, an administrative citation, or a civil penalty as defined in Chapter 25 Prohibited Acts and Penalties of the Bayport City Code of Ordinances.
(b) The city may bring an action to restrain, enjoin or abate violations of this article.
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication according to law. Passed by the City Council for the City of Bayport this 5th day of May, 2014.
Susan St. Ores, Mayor
Logan Martin, City Administrator
5/9/14, Stillwater Gazette, Ordinance 842 Solid Waste, 218062
City of Bayport