Single-Family Dwellings and Small Apartment Buildings. Persons shall separate all recyclable materials from municipal waste generated at single family dwelling and small apartment buildings and shall store the materials until they are collected for recycling in accordance with Waste Regulations issued by the Director of the Department of Environmental Services. The Director shall designate in Waste Regulations the materials generated at single family dwelling and small apartment buildings that shall be recycled. The Director is authorized to amend at his or her discretion the designation in the Waste Regulations of materials to be recycled.
Multi-Family Dwellings. An owner, landlord or agent of an owner or landlord of a multi-family rental dwelling shall be deemed to have complied with its separation responsibilities if it establishes a collection system for recyclables at each property. The collection system shall include separate suitable receptacles that conform with the Waste Regulations issued by the Director specifically for collecting and storing bags or other receptacles in which tenants have deposited their commingled recyclables, and written instructions to the occupants concerning the use and availability of the collection system. The receptacles shall be clearly marked as designated only for recyclable materials and shall be placed in a location easily accessible to the tenants. The written instructions shall include educational materials prepared by the Directors of the Department of Environmental Services and/or Public Works, which materials shall be distributed by the owner, landlord or agent to each dwelling unit. Owners, landlords and agents of owners or landlords who provide a collection system under this subsection shall not be liable for noncompliance of occupants of their buildings.
Commercial, institutional and municipal establishments and community activities. Persons shall separate high grade office paper, corrugated paper, plastic containers and aluminum from municipal waste generated at commercial, institutional and municipal establishments or at community activities and shall store materials until they are collected for recycling. The Director is authorized to designate by regulation other materials generated at these establishments or at community activities that also shall be separated and stored until collected for recycling.
An owner, landlord or agent of an owner or landlord of a commercial, institutional or municipal establishment that leases its premises to other such establishments shall be deemed to have complied with its separation responsibilities if it establishes a collection system meeting the requirements of the collection system for multi-family dwellings described in subsection (b) hereof.
(Ord. 45-1991, eff. 12-20-91; Ord. 21-2004, § 29, eff. 12-2-04)