505.31 Collection of service charges - waste collection fund - use of fund.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, the township fiscal officer shall collect the service charges for waste disposal service and administer them under rules established by the board of township trustees. All of those service charges shall be kept in a separate fund designated as the waste collection fund and shall be appropriated and administered by the board. The fund shall be used for payment of the costs of the management, maintenance, and operation of the garbage and refuse collection and disposal system in the township or several waste disposal districts. The board also may use the fund for payment of the costs incurred by the township in relation to the collection and disposal of tree leaves.

Service charges for waste disposal service collected from one district cannot be used for any other district. If a district is abandoned or discontinued, any balance remaining in the fund for that district shall be paid into the general fund of the township.

(B) When a board of township trustees contracts with an independent contractor for the collection, transfer, and disposal of solid wastes under section 505.27 of the Revised Code, the contract may provide for the independent contractor to collect and keep the service charges for the waste disposal services the contractor provides.

Effective Date: 11-02-1999; 12-20-2005