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Fort Collins, Colo., Municipal Code §15-416 (current through July 15, 2019)
Brief 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.").
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Limited scope. This provision is an administrative policy.
Food System Category: Surplus/Waste
State: Colorado
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Fort Collins
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. See reference to "feed hungry people" in the definitions "hierarchy of uses for food scraps." § 15-411.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. See reference to "feed hungry people" in the definitions "hierarchy of uses for food scraps." § 15-411.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
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.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
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.
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. § 15-411.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
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.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. Violators are subject to license suspension or revocation. § 15-428.
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
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.