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Record #: SO2011-29   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/13/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Buildings
Final action: 2/9/2011
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 7 and 13 regarding refuse containers and recycling service
Sponsors: Shiller, Helen
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 28 Health Nuisances, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 13 - Building & Construction - Ch. 40 Building Plans
Attachments: 1. O2011-29.pdf, 2. SO2011-29.pdf
SECTION 1. Section 7-28-220 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
7-28-220 Duty to provide refuse containers and service.
It shall be the duty of the occupant of every occupational unit to provide or contract to maintain in good condition and repair, unless otherwise provided for by lease agreement, sufficient commercial refuse container(s) and scavenger service to meet its waste generation and recycling needs, so as not to allow the container(s) to overflow.
It shall be the duty of the licensed scavenger to maintain in good condition and repair such commercial refuse containers. Notwithstanding this requirement, and unless otherwise agreed to by the parties via contract, the occupant shall be liable for its usage of the container(s) and for notifying the property owner or his agent of the need for additional containerization or service, including recycling service.
The owner or his agent of every multiple dwelling with five or more living units, if not required to have a compactor under section 7-28-225 at the owner's or his agent's expense shall provide or contract for sufficient commercial refuse containers using a minimum standard of 1/4 cubic yard for each occupied living unit per week, including container space for recyclable material. The 1/4 cubic yard requirement can be lowered if the multiple dwelling can verify a lower waste generation rate over a period of months. The commissioner of streets and sanitation shall have the authority to promulgate rules and regulations related to the cubic yard verification. If a multiple dwelling elects to contract for refuse pickup more than one time per week, the minimum cubic yard standard shall decrease accordingly.
SECTION 2. Section 13-40-050 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

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