Mon. Mar 30th, 2020

Dumping Prohibited/Reward for Information Regarding Illegal Dumping

Don’t Litter!

(a)   As used in this section, “Commercial Car,” “Trailer,” “Truck” and “Vehicle” shall have the meaning ascribed to them in Chapter 401 of the Codified Ordinances.
 (b)   No person shall dump or otherwise dispose of solid waste or industrial waste by commercial car, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer or truck on any public or private property not licensed as a solid waste disposal facility pursuant to this chapter, except as provided in Section 551.29.
Any owner of a commercial car, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer or truck who permits or employs another person to use the vehicle and who knows or should have known through due diligence that the vehicle will be used for the purpose described in this division is guilty of a violation of this division.
   (c)   No person shall dump or otherwise dispose of solid waste or industrial waste by any vehicle other than a commercial car, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer or truck on any public or private property or place not licensed as a solid waste disposal facility pursuant to this chapter, except as provided in Section 551.29. Any owner of a vehicle who permits or employs another person to use the vehicle and who knows or should have known through due diligence that the vehicle will be used for the purpose described in this division is guilty of a violation of this division.
   (d)   This Council determines that solid waste and industrial waste dumped or otherwise deposited on public or private property not licensed as a solid waste disposal facility pursuant to this chapter, except as provided in Section 551.29, constitutes a public nuisance which must be abated, for this reason, any expense or costs incurred in removing waste dumped or deposited in violation of this section shall be paid by the violator. The Director of Public Service is hereby authorized to send written notice to violators of division (b) and (c) of this section to remove waste dumped or deposited in violation of this section within five (5) days of receipt of the notice. If the violator fails to remove the waste within the time provided in the notice, the Director of Public Service may remove the waste and the Director of Law may take any action necessary to collect the cost of the removal from the violator.
(Ord. No. 893-91. Passed 4-15-91, eff. 4-22-91)
The Director of Public Service is hereby authorized to pay a reward to any person who provides the City with information leading to the identification and conviction of any person for a violation of divisions (b) or (c) of Section 551.26. Such reward shall be in an amount equal to one-half (1/2) of the fine which is actually imposed by a court in accordance with divisions (g) and (h) of Section 551.99 and collected by the City. A person entitled to a reward as provided in this section must file a claim with the Director of Public Service to collect the reward.
(Ord. No. 1829-90. Passed 2-4-91, eff. 2-11-91)

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