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File #: 210129.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 6/29/2021 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 6/2/2022 Final action: 6/2/2022
Title: Ordinance Enacting Comprehensive Changes to the Solid Waste Code (B) Ordinance No. 210129 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending Article III titled "Solid Waste" of Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances by revising definitions; adding requirements for commercial generators of solid waste, commercially-collected residential property, and recovered material registrants; requiring commercially-collected properties of a certain size to have a lease transition plan; requiring retail prescription drug distributors to provide take back programs for prescription drugs; requiring commercial establishments to have additional recycling containers; requiring property owners to provide commercial tenants with adequate space for solid waste and recycling; creating a new division regulating single-use plastic and polystyrene products; providing for civil citations, general penalties in section 1-9, injunctive relief, and code enforcement; providing directions to the codifier; pr...
Attachments: 1. 210129A_Subcommittee Ordinance Update Presentation_20210720, 2. 210129B_Draft -SW Ordinance Updates_20210720, 3. 210129C_ Comm Hayes-Santos_Zero Waste Ordinance Recommended Clarifications and Changes_20210803, 4. 210129D_Summary of Ordinance Changes_20210831, 5. 210129E_SW Ordinance Proposed Changes_20210831, 6. 210129F_Subcommittee Ordinance Updates_20210831, 7. 210129_FINAL Minutes 080321 Zero Waste_20210831, 8. 210129_Solid Waste Ordinance Approved Updates_20210831, 9. 210129_Ordinance Update_20210928, 10. 210129_Solid Waste Ordinance draft 9.28 meeting_20210928, 11. 210129K_Commercially Collected Residential Definition Update_20211026, 12. 210129A_Solid Waste Ordinance 10.26.21 ZWC_20211026, 13. 210129_Solid Waste Ordinance_20211109, 14. 210129N_Draft_SW Div. 6 Food Waste Ord._20211207, 15. 210129O_SW Div. 7 Food Diversion Ord. Draft_20211207, 16. 210129P_Draft SW General Ordinance_20211207, 17. 210129Q_Florida Retail Federation Comments_20211207, 18. 210129R_NRDC Estimating FW & Type at the City Level_20211207, 19. 210129_Comm Hayes-Santos_Waste Ordinance Questions and Clarifications_20211207, 20. 210129A_Food Diversion ordinance division 7_20220104, 21. 210129B_Food Waste Ordinance Division 6_20220104, 22. 210129C_Solid Waste Ordinance_20220104, 23. 210129_CityofGainesvilleFRLA_20220104, 24. 210129A_Food Waste Ordinance_20220203, 25. 210129B_Food Diversion Ordinance_20220203, 26. 210129C_Solid Waste Ordinance_20220203, 27. 210129_Ordinance Update Presentation_20220203, 28. 210129D_Food Waste Reduction Recovery Presentation_20220203, 29. 210129E_Food Waste Diversion Survey - Food Generating Businesses_20220203, 30. 210129_draft ordinance_20220505, 31. 210129_Ordinance Final_20220602
Related files: 200388., 200381., 200470., 200551., 210311., 210408., 210626.
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Ordinance Enacting Comprehensive Changes to the Solid Waste Code (B)

Ordinance No. 210129

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending Article III titled "Solid Waste" of Chapter 27 of the Code of Ordinances by revising definitions; adding requirements for commercial generators of solid waste, commercially-collected residential property, and recovered material registrants; requiring commercially-collected properties of a certain size to have a lease transition plan; requiring retail prescription drug distributors to provide take back programs for prescription drugs; requiring commercial establishments to have additional recycling containers; requiring property owners to provide commercial tenants with adequate space for solid waste and recycling; creating a new division regulating single-use plastic and polystyrene products; 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.

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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 amends Article III by adding requirements for commercial generators of solid waste, multi-family properties a/k/a commercially-collected residential properties, and recovered materials registrants. Among other things, new regulations include requirements for larger multi-family properties to have lease transition plans to encourage reuse of household goods; requirements for retail prescription drug distributors to provide a take back program for prescription drugs; and new regulations relating to sin...

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