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File #: 200381.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 10/2/2020 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 6/2/2022 Final action:
Title: Ordinance Creating New Regulations Regarding Food Waste (B) Ordinance No. 200381 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Code of Ordinances by creating Division 6, titled "Food Waste" within Article III of Chapter 27; requiring registrations for food waste collectors; providing for an appeal process for revocation of food waste registrations; requiring commercially-collected residential properties to establish a food waste collection program; requiring commercial establishments to collect food waste and provide food waste containers; providing for civil citations, general penalties in section 1-9, injunctive relief, and code enforcement; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date and an enforcement date.
Attachments: 1. 200381A Sub Committee Food Waste_20201013.pdf, 2. 200381B_NYC Organic Waste Ordinance_20201013.pdf, 3. 200381C_Alachua Cty Draft Landscape Reqmts Soil Amend_20201013.pdf, 4. 200381D_Sub Committee Food Waste Beaten Path_20201013.pdf, 5. 200381E_Commercial Composting Program_20201013.pdf, 6. 200381F_Residential Composting Research Report_20201013.pdf, 7. 200381G_Residential Curbside Composting_20201013.pdf, 8. 200381H_ZWSC Food Waste Recommendation_20201124, 9. 200381I_CA Organic Waste Legislation_20201124, 10. 200381J_Food Waste Ordinance Recommendations_20210105, 11. 200381_draft ordinance_20220505
Related files: 210408., 210626., 200388., 200470., 200841., 210311., 210129.

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Ordinance Creating New Regulations Regarding Food Waste (B)

 

Ordinance No. 200381

 

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Code of Ordinances by creating Division 6, titled "Food Waste" within Article III of Chapter 27; requiring registrations for food waste collectors; providing for an appeal process for revocation of food waste registrations; requiring commercially-collected residential properties to establish a food waste collection program; requiring commercial establishments to collect food waste and provide food waste containers; providing for civil citations, general penalties in section 1-9, injunctive relief, and code enforcement; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date and an enforcement date.

 

explanation

The Zero Waste Subcommittee has met regularly since September 2020 to recommend new ordinances related to solid waste.  The subcommittee, community builders and the City Attorney's Office have worked together to draft 3 ordinances that contain changes and additions to Article III, Solid Waste of Chapter 27, Code of Ordinances.  The attached ordinance creates a new Division 6 titled "Food Waste", which sets forth a new regulatory scheme for food waste composting and collection of food waste.  Because this ordinance relies upon new definitions that are contained within Ordinance No. 210129, it should not be passed until Ordinance No. 210129 is passed. 

 

recommendation

The City Commission adopt the proposed ordinance.

 

fiscal note

There will be additional administrative costs associated with enforcing the new regulations.

 

 




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