An Ordinance amending various provisions of Chapter 13 Article VII of the Columbus Code pertaining to
solid waste collection and disposal
THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
Section 13-1-167.2 is hereby amended by striking paragraph 5 and substituting a new paragraph 5 to read as follows:
13-167.2 General Provisions
All Yard Waste (hereinafter defined as leaves, grass clippings, pine needles and similar yard trimmings resulting from pruning or similar yard activities and rubbish and trash) shall be collected on scheduled days by the department of public works. Such materials shall be placed in approved solid waste containers or biodegradable yard waste bags. Plastic bags are not an acceptable container for the disposal of yard waste.
Section 13-1-167.3 is hereby amended by striking paragraphs (A)(1) and (A)(2) substituting a new paragraphs (A)(1) and (A)(2) to read as follows:
Sec.13-167.3. Container specifications and handling requirements.
In addition to meeting the requirements set forth in sections
, disposable and non-disposable containers, bulk containers, and volume-reducing equipment shall meet the following additional requirements and specifications:
Disposable and non-disposable containers:
(1) Disposable containers shall meet the following specifications:
(a) Disposable Household Waste Containers must
constructed of either plastic (copolymer, ethylene plastic or polyethylene) or two-ply, 50-pound wet strength extensible paper;
(b) Disposable Yard Waste Containers must be biodegradable, such as paper yard waste bags. Plastic bags are not an acceptable container for the disposal of yard waste
(c) No disposable container shall exceed a capacity of more than 32 gallons nor weigh more than 100 pounds when filled.
(2) Non-disposable containers shall meet the following
(a) Household waste containers shall be constructed of a solid and durable grade metal, plastic, or rubber and be equipped with suitable handles and a tight-fitting, insect proof cover with a handle and constructed of the same material as the container;
(b) Yard Waste may be placed in standard trash cans without liners and such containers must be equipped with a handle but need not have a cover;
(c) All non-disposable containers shall have a minimum capacity of 15 gallons and a maximum of 32 gallons; and weigh not more than 100 pounds when filled.
This ordinance shall become
effective on January 1, 2016
and all ordinances and parts of ordinances then in conflict with this ordinance shall be repealed.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 9
day of June, 2015; introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the _____ day of ____________, 2015 and adopt at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _________ member of Council.
Councilor Allen voting____________.
Councilor Baker voting____________.
Councilor Barnes voting___________.
Councilor Buck voting____
Councilor Davis voting
Councilor Henderson voting________.
Councilor Huff voting_____________.
Councilor Pugh voting
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting
TINY B. WASHINGTON, CLERK TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON, MAYOR