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(a) The owner of non-residential property that is generating waste shall be responsible for the collection and removal of all solid waste and house solid waste from that property and shall be required to contract with the refuse collector(s) authorized by City for collection and removal. The City Council shall establish a minimum service level provided that the health officer may require greater service if deemed appropriate or necessary for health or safety reasons.

(b) Any user or owner or intended operator of any food establishment as defined in Section 113780 of the Health and Safety Code or flower shop, nursery or other business likely to result in the production of wet, vegetative or odor causing waste products, who applies for a building permit relating to the structure or improvement in which the business is located, shall comply with the requirements of Section 7.32.230. Such businesses shall be designated a "wet waste retail business."