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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 30. WASTE MANAGEMENT [40000 - 49620]

  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

PART 8. GARBAGE AND REFUSE DISPOSAL [49000 - 49620]

  ( Part 8 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

CHAPTER 6. Solid Waste Enterprises [49500 - 49524]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

ARTICLE 3. Continuation of Services [49520 - 49524]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

49520.
  

If a local agency has authorized, by franchise, contract, license, or permit, a solid waste enterprise to provide solid waste handling services and those services have been lawfully provided for more than three previous years, the solid waste enterprise may continue to provide those services up to five years after mailed notification to the solid waste enterprise by the local agency having jurisdiction that exclusive solid waste handling services are to be provided or authorized, unless the solid waste enterprise has an exclusive franchise or contract.

If the solid waste enterprise has an exclusive franchise or contract, the solid waste enterprise shall continue to provide those services and shall be limited to the unexpired term of the contract or franchise or five years, whichever is less.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 811, Sec. 4. Effective September 24, 1998.)

49521.
  

A solid waste enterprise providing continuation solid waste handling services pursuant to Section 49520 is subject to the following conditions:

(a) The services of the solid waste enterprise shall be in substantial compliance with the terms and conditions of the franchise, contract, license, or permit, and meet the quality and frequency of services required by the local agency in other areas not served by the solid waste enterprise.

(b) If the local agency has established rates for solid waste handling services, the solid waste enterprise may be required by the local agency to adhere to rates that are comparable to those established by the local agency.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 811, Sec. 5. Effective September 24, 1998.)

49522.
  

Nothing in this chapter affects the right of a city following annexation to terminate for cause a franchise, contract, license, or permit held by a solid waste enterprise authorized by the county.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22.)

49523.
  

Any local agency or solid waste handling enterprise may contract, upon mutually satisfactory terms, for the termination of all or any part of the business of the solid waste enterprise before the expiration of the period specified in Section 49520.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22.)

49524.
  

Notwithstanding Section 49523, a solid waste enterprise may not waive the right to continue to provide solid waste handling services as provided in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 811, Sec. 6. Effective September 24, 1998.)

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