This term refers to household waste and commercial, industrial, agricultural, governmental, and institutional solid wastes which have chemical and physical characteristics similar to those of household waste. Municipal solid waste must be taken to facilities licensed to accept MSW for processing and disposal. Dumping on unlicensed premises is illegal and subject to financial penalties and prosecution.
If waste collection service is reasonably available for an occupied premises an agreement shall be in effect for the collection of waste with a waste collection service having waste collection vehicles licensed by the Director for the collection, transportation, and disposal of waste. It shall be the responsibility of the owner of the premises and all adult occupants of the premises to assure that an agreement for the collection of waste is in effect (Waste Management Code 607.140).
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- Municipal solid waste (other than demolition, construction and bulky wastes) should be removed no less that once per week.
- No person shall deposit waste in another person’s container, or in a container not designed or approved for waste disposal.
Yard waste cannot be deposited in your normal trash. Please see Yard By-Products for further information on how to dispose of yard waste.
Waste must be deposited and stored in galvanized metal, rubber, fiberglass or plastic containers or plastic bags. Waste storage containers shall be leakproof, waterproof, fly-tight and remain properly covered at all times. Containers should be no less than twenty (20) gallons and no larger than thirty-five (35) gallons, unless otherwise approved by your trash service provider. Area surrounding the containers must remain clean, neat odor-free and sanitary (Waste Management Code 607.070).
Containers and bulky/non-containerized waste must be stored at least three (3) feet behind the front of the main residential structure. Containers must be placed at collection point (as determined by your waster service provider) no earlier than dusk of the day prior to pick-up. Containers must be returned to their appropriate storage places following pick-up, on the same day as collection (Waste Management Code 607.120).
Non-residential waste and residential waste from multifamily residences of four (4) or more units:
Waste shall be stored in containers that are spillproof, leakproof and shall be covered at all times. Area surrounding the containers must remain clean, neat odor-free and sanitary (Waste Management Code 607.080).
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