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A. Number: A sufficient number of waste containers for accumulation of waste between normal pick up shall be provided.
B. Maintenance: All waste containers shall at all times be maintained and kept neat and clean and in good order by the owner, occupant or person in charge of any premises in the city. Such containers shall be disinfected with a disinfectant solution as often as necessary to maintain them in a sanitary condition. (Ord. 1989-8)
C. Inspection: All waste containers shall be subject to inspection and approval by the zoning administrator. Filthy, leaking or defective containers shall be cleaned, repaired or replaced by and at the expense of the owner, lessee or person in charge of the premises in question at the direction of the city administrator.
D. Location Of Containers:
1. Residential Containers:
a. Regular Storage: It shall be the duty of every owner, occupant or person in charge of any premises to place the waste containers on the ground or above ground level at an accessible outdoor or indoor location that may be conveniently and economically serviced. However, waste containers shall be stored indoors or in the side or rear yards of a dwelling unit and screened from neighboring properties and public rights of way, except as otherwise provided herein. Containers shall not be placed or maintained in such a way as to unreasonably interfere with the use of adjoining property. Containers placed outdoors shall be placed in such a manner as not to permit entry of or harborage for animals, insects or other vermin. (Ord. 1989-8; amd. 2005 Code)
b. Pick Up Day: Permanent waste containers, bulky materials, disposable and sealed containers used by SR homes, containing waste, may be placed on the curbside for pick up, but may not be placed on the curbside any earlier than sunset preceding the day of scheduled pick up and must be removed by sunset of the scheduled pick up day. The city council may, by resolution, designate a two (2) week period in both spring and fall during which large quantities of bulky material may be placed on the curbside for the purpose of facilitating seasonal cleanup of residential properties. (Ord. 1989-8)
2. Institutional, Multiple-Family (4 Or More Units), Commercial And Industrial Containers: Institutional, multiple-family (4 or more units), commercial, and industrial waste containers not mounted on wheels shall be stored on durable racks placed on an easily cleanable surface and screened from view. The racks, when placed on the surface, shall be raised above the ground. Containers mounted on wheels shall be specifically designed for use with collection vehicles, and said containers must be placed on a concrete or other nonpenetrable surface. All refuse, rcyclable materials and necessary handling equipment including, but not limited to, garbage cans, recycling bins, and dumpsters shall be stored within the principal structure, within an accessory building, or within a trash enclosure that totally screens the equipment from eye level view from all neighboring uses and the public right of way. Trash enclosures that contain refuse and recyclable material or equipment shall require the following:
a. Exterior wall of the trash enclosure shall be masonry or similar and/or complement the principal building.
b. The enclosed trash and/or recycling receptacle/enclosure area shall be located in the rear or side yard and shall observe all applicable accessory building setback requirements and easements.
c. The trash and/or recycling enclosure shall be in an accessible location for pick up hauling vehicles.
d. The trash and/or recycling receptacles shall be fully screened from view of adjacent properties and the public right of way by a fence or wall of at least six feet (6') in height.
e. All dumpsters, recycling bins, handling equipment, and enclosures shall be approved by the zoning administrator and shall be kept in a good state of repair with lids designed to prevent spilling and spreading of debris and access by animals. All designs and construction of trash enclosures shall be subject to approval by the city building official. (Ord. 1989-8; amd. 2005 Code)