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ORDINANCE NO. 858

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE COLLECTION, STORAGE AND DISPOSITION OF SOLID WASTE; ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES THEREFORE; PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF AND REPEALING ALL OTHER ORDINANCES PERTAINING TO SOLID WASTE REMOVAL. 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MEADE, KANSAS: 

                SECTION 1.  Definitions:  The following terms used in this ordinance shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section. 

                GARBAGE:  Wastes from the preparation, cooking and consumption of food, market refuses, waste from the handling, storage and sale of produce. 

                REFUSE:  Tree branches, shrubbery, trimmings, earth and wastes from building operations, solid wastes resulting from industrial processes and manufacturing operations, such as food processing, wastes, boiler house cinders, lumber, scraps and shavings and excrement from animals. 

                TRASH:

(a)     Combustible:  Paper, cartons, boxes, barrels, wood and excelsior, wood furniture, bedding.

(b)   Noncombustible:  Metals, tin cans, metal furniture, dirt, small quantities of rock and concrete, glass crockery and other mineral refuse.

(c)    Ashes:  Residue from fires used for cooking and heating buildings.

(d)   Street Rubbish:  Street sweepings, dirt, leaves, catch basin dirt, contents of litter receptacles. 

 

SECTION 2.  Rubbish in streets prohibited.  It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, place,deposit or leave, or cause to be thrown, placed, deposited or left, in any of the public streets, highways, alleys, parks or thoroughfares of the city, any dirt, mud, filth, sewage, dung, excrement, compost, papers, stable manure, boxes, ashes, tree branches or litter of any kind. 

                SECTION 3.  Littering prohibited Generally.  It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, cast or deposit upon any street, alley, sidewalk or any yard or premises, public or private, any filth of any kind, or cans, paper, trash, paper containers, rubbish, bottles, wood shavings, brush, three trimmings or any form of litter or waste matter. 

                SECTION 4.  Burning prohibited.  No garbage, trash or refuse shall be burned in the streets and alleys of the City of Meade under any circumstances, and no garbage, trash or refuse shall be burned on private property, except in location and under conditions approved by the Meade County Utility and Fire Marshall. 

                SECTION 5.  It shall be the duty of every business and occupant within the City of Meade to provide a sufficient number of containers for the deposit therein of all garbage in a poly-cart or a trash container more than thirty-two (32) gallons capacity.  It must be constructed of metal or any other material approved by the Meade County Disposal, with a tight-fitting lid or cover.  Such cover shall remain in place on the container at all times, except during the collection of deposit of such garbage, that cannot be easily knocked over by animals or the wind, and with handles sufficiently strong for workmen to empty conveniently. 

                SECTION 6.  Locations.  All garbage containers shall be placed and kept at or near some convenient place for removing. 

                SECTION 7.  Maintenance.  Every garbage container required by this Ordinance shall be maintained in as sanitary condition as possible in view of the use to which it is put; and shall be thoroughly cleansed as needed by washing, scalding, sterilizing or otherwise. 

                SECTION 8.  Replacement upon notice.  It shall be the duty of every person owning, controlling, managing, operating, policing, renting or occupying any premises where garbage and/or trash accumulates to replace within ten (10) days after receipt of condemnation notice issued by the Meade County Disposal Operations Manager, any containers that have deteriorated or that have jagged edges capable of causing injuries to those whose duty it is to handle the containers or that have been damaged to such an extent. 

                SECTION 9.  Disposition of heavy accumulations.  Heavy accumulations, such as brick, broken concrete, lumber, ashes, dirt and plaster, sand or gravel, automobile frames and parts, dead trees, large tree branches and other bulky, heavy material, shall be disposed of at the land fill by the owner, operator or tenant at their expense. 

                SECTION 10.  Rates for collection of trash and refuse.  The rate is set forth in the current rate schedule ordinance. 

                SECTION 11.  Request for Service.  A request for water or electric service in a residential district shall automatically constitute a request for refuse service. 

                SECTION 12.  Miscellaneous Waste.  (a)  Trees less than 4 inches in diameter, branches and shrubbery trimmings shall be securely ties in bundles which shall not exceed 18 inches in diameter, nor 48 inches in length and shall not, regardless of size, exceed 30 pounds in weight.  (b) Books, magazines and newspapers may be securely tied in bundles or placed in disposable containers in lieu of placing in an approved container.  Such bundle or container and contents shall not exceed a weight of 30 pounds.  (c) Empty cardboard boxes shall be flattened.  Not trash other than books, papers, magazines or lawn clippings shall be placed in cardboard containers. 

                SECTION 13.  Frequency of Collection.  Solid waste in residential areas shall be collected not less than once weekly.  All commercial solid waste shall be collected at intervals as may be fixed by the Meade County Disposal Operations Manager. 

                SECTION 14.  Rocks, dirt.  Rocks, dirt, sod, concrete and building material shall be disposed of only in sites and in a manner approved by the Disposal Operations Manager. 

                SECTION 15.  Billing.  Bills for refuse service shall be rendered monthly at the same time as bills for residential sewage, water and electric light services and rendered.  Such bills shall be collected as a combined bill for sewage, water and electric service. 

                SECTION 16.  Partial Service.  Any person, firm or corporation at the time of beginning or terminating service for a period of less than 16 consecutive days shall be billed at one-half (1/2) of regular monthly rate.  For service of 16 consecutive days or more, the charge shall be at the full monthly rate. 

                SECTION 17.  Failure to pay bill.  Failure to pay refuse service charge in full within 10 days of the date shown on the residential combined refuse, sewage, water and electric bill, will cause refuse, sewage, water and electric service to be properly terminated. 

                SECTION 19.  Any person, firm or corporation who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with, or who resists the enforcement of any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be fined in an amount of not less than ninety-one dollars ($91.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and shall, upon subsequent convictions of the same violation, be fined an amount of not less than ninety-one dollars ($91.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and at each scheduled pickup during or on which a cited violation occurs or continues, shall constitute a separate offense. 

                SECTION 18.  This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its summary of publication once in the Meade County News. 

Ordinance No. 858 Summary 

On May 12th, 2014, the City of Meade, Kansas, passed Ordinance No. 858.  The ordinance approving the collection, storage and disposition of solid waste.  A complete copy of the ordinance is available at www.cityofmeade.org or in the office of the city clerk, 132 S Fowler, free of charge.  This summary is certified by the city attorney to be legal, accurate and sufficient. 

PASSED AND APPROVED this 12th day of May, 2014. 

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ATTEST:                                                                                                                Richard Knott, Mayor

 

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Tiffany Neel, City Clerk

 

The City of Meade
132 South Fowler
PO Box 338
Meade, KS  67864-0338

Ph. (620) 873-2091
Fax (620) 873-2635

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