Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–1031.04. Mandatory adequate waste collection.

(a) A private collection property owner shall provide adequate waste collection service, including:

(1) Supplying waste containers to make source separation accessible for individuals discarding solid waste at the property; provided, that the containers shall:

(A) Be capable of containing reasonably anticipated source-separated waste generated at the location; and

(B) Bear or be near visible signage indicating the category of source-separated material by visuals or description or shall comply with a color scheme established by the Mayor;

(2) Annually communicating information to an individual discarding solid waste at the property regarding the types of materials that must be source separated at the property;

(3) Ensuring annual training on the property's source separation requirements of any janitorial staff employed at the property; and

(4) Designating an agent responsible for implementing the requirements of this chapter.

(b) The Mayor may require a private collection property owner to submit a source separation plan outlining the steps the property owner will take to implement the requirements of this chapter.

(c) All private collection properties shall separate their excess edible food for donation for human consumption to the maximum extent practicable.