Commercial Container Regulations
MANAGEMENT - All commercial establishments shall be charged a
minimum fee of $16.00 per month for refuse collection services within
the City of Orlando. Fee will be adjusted according to the level of service.
Exceptions to the minimum refuse charges shall be made only with
an approved contract from an authorized Roll-off Franchise Company for
roll-off compactor services.
Safe and accessible container locations, as approved by the City,
shall be provided by the owner/occupant of the establishments needing
container collection. Containers
shall be located a minimum of 6 feet from the buildings and/or overhangs
to prevent damage during the dumping
process and comply with Fire Department regulations and City
Code. When used, container
enclosure shall be 12 feet wide by 10 feet deep (clear inside
dimensions) with a 12 foot opening when the gates are open.
Each gate shall be equipped with a positive stop rod to hold the
City containers shall not be moved without the express permission
of a Solid Waste Management Bureau Route Supervisor.
All raw garbage shall be placed in leak-proof containers before
being placed in City containers for collection.
Liquid waste is prohibited in City containers.
All loose paper or other materials that pose a
"fly-away" hazard during the dumping process will be placed in
sealed containers (tied bags) prior to being deposited in the City
No hazardous, infectious or industrial waste shall be placed in
City containers. This
includes waste cooking oils/grease, major auto parts, and large items
which hang outside the perimeter of the container.
Care, cleaning and sanitation of City-owned containers is the
responsibility of the establishment(s) using the assigned container(s). Containers
in service less than 1 year will be steam cleaned upon request for a fee
of $55.00 per container.
City employees will not be required to collect refuse stacked
above the side panels of the container which would prevent the lids from
closing. City employees may
remove material stacked above the side panels and set it aside in order
to safely dump the container. They
will not reload the material removed.
Material stacked in front of or around a container which prevents
the container being safely emptied shall constitute a "blocked
container" and will not be dumped until the material is relocated
by the establishment(s) assigned to the container.
An extra dump charge will be charged to the appropriate
establishment assigned to the container.
Solid Waste Management Bureau Supervisors may authorize an
unscheduled chargeable extra dump for containers found to be
overflowing. (See extra
dump rate in No. 10).
Any container that is believed to have not been emptied
on the scheduled day shall be brought to the attention of the Collection
Section (407-246-2314) within 24 hours of the scheduled dump day or the
next regular business day.
Extra dumps that are requested by the users of a container will
be dumped the same day when the Solid Waste Management Bureau is
notified by phone at (407-246-2314) before 10:30 a.m.. Extra dump rate
is $6.00 per cubic yard for City containers and $10.00 per cubic yard
for compacted or construction refuse.
It is the responsibility of the establishment to ensure the
container(s) are not blocked on the scheduled collection day. Containers
that are inaccessible due to obstructive parking or other reasons beyond
the control of the Solid Waste Management Bureau may require a
chargeable extra dump before the next scheduled collection day.
POINTS; Route Supervisor: