Single-Family Dwellings, Small Apartment Buildings and Multi-Family Dwellings.
Recyclable materials generated at single-family dwellings, small apartment buildings and multi-family dwellings shall be placed for collection by the City in accordance with regulations issued by the Director of the Department of Environmental Services. For single- and multi-family dwellings and small apartment buildings where owners do not provide containers for the City's collection of recyclable materials, both the occupants and owners of such dwellings shall be responsible for compliance with this subsection and any regulations issued hereunder.
The Director may grant exceptions to regulations promulgated pursuant to this section to single family dwelling and small apartment buildings occupied solely by persons with physical limitations which prevent them from placing recyclable materials at the curb; provided, however, that such person submit a written request for backyard collection and certify in the request that the single family dwelling and small apartment building is occupied solely by such persons.
For the purpose of subsection (a)(1) hereof, "physical limitation" means any illness, injury, incapacity or other physical handicap which prevents the person from placing recyclable materials at the curb; provided, however, that a physician certifies to the Department that such person is physically incapable of placing recyclable materials at the curb. The certificate shall be renewed annually.
Commercial, institutional and municipal establishments and community activities.
Persons who own or operate commercial, institutional and municipal establishments and persons who organize and manage community activities shall arrange for the storage, collection and recycling of high-grade office paper, corrugated paper, plastic containers, aluminum and any other materials designated as recyclable materials which are generated at such establishments and community activities. The Director may, at his or her discretion, enter into agreements to collect such materials. Persons who own or operate multi-family dwellings and/or commercial, institutional and municipal establishments shall be exempt from the requirements of this subsection and subsections
(b) and (c) if those persons have otherwise provided for the recycling of the materials that they are required to recycle under subsections
(b) and (c).
To be eligible for this exemption, such persons shall file a sworn written statement with the Director that they have so provided for the recycling of the materials that they are required to recycle under subsections
(b) and (c) and giving the person's name and address (or addresses), the name and address of the collector of its recyclable materials, the types of materials recycled and the annual tonnage of each, and any other information required under the regulations issued by the Department. Annual tonnage reports must be filed with the Director by forwarding such to the Recycling Division no later than January 15 of the following year.
Segregation of materials.
No person shall place or cause to be placed any municipal waste in the receptacles specifically provided for recyclable materials to be collected by the City. No person shall place any recyclable materials generated at multi-family dwellings, commercial, institutional or municipal establishment in the receptacles that are specifically provided for recyclable materials to be collected by the City.
The Director of Environmental Services is authorized to establish pilot recycling programs in certain neighborhoods, at his or her discretion. Notice of such pilot programs shall be provided to the individual premises subject to any pilot program. Compliance with the recycling requirements of any such pilot program shall be required in the neighborhood(s) subject to the pilot program.
(Ord. 37-1990, eff. 12-28-90; Ord. 21-2004, § 29, eff. 12-2-04)