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A. The frequency of contained solid waste collections will be in accordance with the Maricopa County Health Code and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Regulations.

B. Collection days will be as designated by the Director.

C. The Director determines the service level required and method of collection. Residents may request different levels of service based on service levels and fees established in Section 27-48.

D. The City specifies and may purchase or own the containers that are provided to residents for no other purpose than as solid waste, green organics, or recycling containers.

E. The Director will decide on which side of the alley and where the containers will be placed. Residents receiving curbside service must place their containers at the curb in front of their residence in such a manner that it allows for the safe and efficient operation of the collection vehicle and does not interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic. Containers must be placed so that they open towards the street or alley.

F. Residential lots that cannot be safely or efficiently serviced using the City’s standard solid waste equipment will be assessed a different and separate fee as set by the Director. Situations where a different and separate fee may apply include, but are not limited to, hillside developments, private streets, dead-end streets without adequate turnarounds, and multi-family dwelling units.

G. The City is responsible for cleaning only shared use alley containers. The responsible party is responsible for cleaning the individual container(s) assigned to their property.

H. All containers issued by the City for use in conjunction with an automated loading device remain the City’s property. The City is responsible for repairs to the City-owned containers when damage is caused during normal usage. Containers must be secured, between collection days, in such a manner that they are not readily susceptible to theft or vandalism. Anyone found to have intentionally or negligently damaged a City-owned container will be liable for the replacement or repair cost.

I. Only the Director is authorized to remove any City-owned solid waste, green organics, or recycling container from its assigned location. It is unlawful for any other person to remove a container from the address to which it is assigned.

J. To ensure containers are placed out on time, containers may be placed at the curb after 6:00 p.m. on the day preceding collection. Containers for street collection must be placed at the curb for service no later than 5:30 a.m. on the day of collection. They must be removed prior to 5:30 a.m. of the day after collection. It is unlawful to place or permit containers to remain adjacent to the curb except upon regular collection days. Containers must be stored, between collection days, on the user’s property so as not to interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic.

K. All solid waste and recycling container enclosures must be approved by the Director and constructed according to City Codes. The enclosures must be designed and constructed to allow for:

1. A minimum of two and one-half feet distance between all inside walls of the enclosure and the side edges of the solid waste container.

2. If the enclosure wall is over five feet high, an additional 12 inches of clearance between the top back edge of the solid waste container and the back wall of the enclosure will be required for each additional foot in height, up to a maximum clearance of six feet.

3. The front top edge of the solid waste container must not extend beyond the front face of the side wall.

4. Any variation or modifications must be approved by the Director. (Ord. No. G-4623, § 1, 2004; Ord. No. G-5756, 2012; Ord. No. G-5920, 2014)