It shall be the option of any commercial establishment located within the city to use the services of the city sanitation division or to select and use a privately owned sanitation service.
Collection of refuse and recyclables from commercial establishments may be provided on a weekly, twice-weekly, three-times-weekly or five-times-weekly basis depending upon the needs of the customer, and as established in consultation with the sanitation department.
Containers used by commercial establishments shall be of an approved design and shall be compatible with city mechanical loading equipment. The container size shall not exceed a total capacity of 8 cubic yards. Commercial establishments utilizing the same containers as provided for residential collection shall be entitled to service under the residential fee schedules set forth in article 2 of this chapter, provided that the commercial establishment accepts and adheres to a residential collection pick-up schedule and complies with all of the requirements applicable to residential collection.
It shall be the responsibility of the owner or management of any commercial establishment receiving service under this article to adhere to the following:
(a) To place or cause to be placed the collection container or containers at a suitable location, determined in consultation with the sanitation division, which is readily accessible to city collection vehicles.
(b) To maintain the collection containers in a serviceable and sanitary condition, which shall be used exclusively for the placement of approved refuse and recyclables for collection and disposal by the city.
(c) To remove or cause to be removed any refuse, recyclables or litter remaining at the collection point which is not collected because of any failure to adhere to the provisions of this chapter.
The sanitation division shall be under no obligation to collect any refuse or recyclables which are not in an approved collection container. If the sanitation division does collect any such refuse or recyclables, the commercial establishment shall pay an additional charge equal to the minimum monthly charge for each increment in volume of such refuse or recyclables, equal to or less than the volume of the containers for which the commercial establishment’s monthly minimum charge is determined.
(a) Each subscribing commercial establishment shall pay the minimum monthly fee as prescribed below as to the size of the collection containers and the frequency of collection. Establishments having multiple containers shall pay the designated charge as to each such container. In addition, each establishment shall pay the designated special pick-up charge for each additional collection requested and received beyond the establishment’s normal collection schedule. Establishments requesting a special pick-up as to multiple containers (except those using 3-30 gallon containers) shall pay the designated special pick-up charge as to each such container.
(b) Airport Refuse Collection. All customers located at the Newton City-County Airport requiring refuse collection shall pay an additional $5.00 charge per month as to time per week collection service is provided, such charge to be in addition to the charges that are otherwise applicable in subsection (a) above; provided, however, that the city manager shall have the authority to determine from time to time whether any service more than twice weekly shall be provided to the airport.
Commercial establishments receiving collection services from the city may rent collection containers from the city at the following rates:
The provision by the City of commercial collection services under this article, other than those which contract with the City to receive a Type 1 Service as defined, and other than those commercial collection customers currently being served, is hereby discontinued and suspended.
(Ord. 4322-99; Ord. 4789-11, Sec. 5)