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Ferguson, Mo., Code of Ordinances § 37-6 (current through May 31, 2019)
Brief Summary
This provision sets standards for composting on private property. It allows, among other things, composting of pre-consumer organic food scraps, vegetative garden waste, and (with conditions) vegetables, fruit and their remains, egg shells, coffee grounds, and fruit peels.
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Surplus/Waste
State: Missouri
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Ferguson
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 37-1.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Policy implies that the Director of Public Works develop and administer a permit process that involves approval by the Director of all proposed compost bin dimensions, materials, and locations prior to installation. § 37-6(a)(7).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
This policy is located in Ferguson, Missouri Code of Ordinances, Chapter 37 - Solid Waste, Article I. - In General. History: Ord. No. 2009-3413, § 3, 10-13-09; Ord. No. 2015-3588, § 1, 7-28-15.