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17.102.140 Residential Collection Franchise Required.

A.  No person may collect residential solid waste, recyclable material or yard debris, within the City without having obtained a franchise from the City, except as provided in 17.102.150 or 17.102.170 of this Chapter.

B.  Having obtained a franchise for residential solid waste, recyclable material and yard debris collection from the City, no person shall provide or offer to provide such collection in an area within the City other than the assigned territory for which the franchise was issued.

C.  No person shall accumulate, store collect, transport, dispose of or resource recover solid waste, recyclable materials or yard debris, except in compliance with this Chapter, other city ordinances and regulations, and state laws dealing with solid waste management.

D.  Nothing in this section shall prohibit the City from withdrawing certain solid waste, recyclable materials or yard debris collection services by amendment of this Chapter on the basis of finding that such change is appropriate.

E.  No person other than an approved residential recycler may remove recyclable materials or yard debris that are in or next to a residential recycling or yard debris container set out at a residence.

F.  As provided in Section 29.30.140, owners of rental housing shall not collect solid waste generated by their tenants. Owners of rental residences must arrange for collection by a franchisee.