§ 1904.

REQUIREMENTS FOR OWNERS OR MANAGERS OF MULTIFAMILY AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

a.

Owners or managers of multifamily or commercial properties must provide Adequate Refuse Collection Service to the tenants, employees, contractors, and customers of the properties.

b.

Owners or managers of multifamily or commercial properties must supply appropriate containers, placed in an appropriate location, to make source separation of refuse convenient for the tenants, employees, contractors, and customers of the properties. The containers must:

1.

Be of appropriate number and size in light of the recyclable, compostable, and trash quantities reasonably anticipated to be generated at the location;

2.

Bear appropriate signage and be color coded to identify the type of refuse to be contained—blue for recyclables, green for compostables, and black for trash—and meet any additional design criteria established by the Department by regulation; and,

3.

Be placed as close together as possible, to provide equally convenient access to users.

c.

Owners or managers of multifamily or commercial properties must provide information and/or training for new tenants, employees and contractors, including janitors on how to source separate recyclables, compostables and trash, and must re-educate existing tenants, employees and contractors at least once a year.

d.

Owners and managers of commercial properties or their contractors will work with on-site janitors to create effective source separation programs as a means of achieving compliance, meeting citywide diversion goals, and achieving the diversion or disposal rate reported annually to the State of California.

e.

New construction or expansion of multifamily or commercial properties may be subject to Department of Building Inspection requirements, such as Administrative Bulletin 088 and Building Code Chapter 13, Section 1304C, to provide adequate space for recyclables and compostables, which includes requiring any chute systems to keep compostables, recyclables and trash separate.

History

(Added by Ord. 100-09, File No. 081404, App. 6/23/2009)

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