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Policy Summary

This provision is located within the City's article on solid waste collection and recycling services. It directs the City Manager, in consultation with other parties, to determine which items (including recyclables, food scraps, and yard trimmings) shall be designated for collection, and lists as a criteria for consideration in making such determinations, a hierarchy of uses for foods scraps (which includes "feeding hungry people.")

Background Information

State Colorado
Jurisdiction Name Fort Collins
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Limited scope
This provision is an administrative policy.
Food System Category Surplus

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

See reference to "feed hungry people" in the definitions "hierarchy of uses for food scraps." § 15-411.

Health-related goal?
Yes

See reference to "feed hungry people" in the definitions "hierarchy of uses for food scraps." § 15-411.

Environmental goal?
Yes

See references to "waste stream reduction" and "hierarchy of materials management" as a criteria for determining which items shall be designated for collection. § 15-416. "Hierarchy of materials management," is defined to mean "the prioritization of methods for management of materials in the following order, from preferred use to least preferred: 1) extended producer responsibility and product redesign; 2) reduce waste, toxicity, consumption, and packaging; 3) repair, reuse, and donate; 4) recycle; 5) beneficial reuse; 6) waste-based energy as disposal; 7) landfill as disposal." § 15-411.

Economic goal?
Yes

See reference to "hungry people" (which is a likely proxy for economically disadvantaged persons) within the definition of "hierarchy of uses for food scraps." § 15-411. References to "availability of markets" and "market price" may also be relevant to the extent the intent may be to support the economic viability of waste collectors in the community. § 15-416.

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 15-411

Addresses implementation?
Yes

The provision directs the City Manager, in consultation with other parties, to determine which items (including recyclables, food scraps, and yard trimmings) shall be designated for collection and authorizes the City Manager to promulgate regulations as are necessary to effectuate the implementation and enforcement of the Article in which the provision is located. § 15-416.

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Violators are subject to license suspension or revocation. § 15-428.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 15-416 is located in City of Fort Collins, CO Municipal Code, Chapter 15: Licenses and Business Regulations, Article XV: Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Services. History: Ord. No. 109, 2016 , § 6, was adopted on September 20, 2016.