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Understand city authority and requirements to regulate the collection and disposal of solid waste and the roles of state and county oversight. Read about city licensing authority and permitted assessments and fees. Learn about open and organized systems of solid waste collection, including their advantages and disadvantages. Includes a flowchart showing the process for adopting organized collection.
Other alternatives discussed include contracting for open collection of trash or garbage using city-licensed private haulers. Recycling options.
- Providing for Assessment of Unpaid Charges for Garbage Collection, LMC model ordinance (doc)
- Adopting Assessment for Unpaid Charges for Garbage Collection, LMC model resolution (doc)