(A)   In addition to the penalties provided for in this code, any recycling container which is in violation of this article or issued registration may be removed at the operator's or owner's expense. The container shall be impounded until the operator or owner reimburses the city for the cost of removal and storage. In the event the operator or owner of an impounded recycling container has not reimbursed the city within 60 days of its removal, the city may dispose of the container or use it for some city-related purpose.
   (B)   Prior to the removal and impoundment of a recycling container, the city shall conspicuously attach a notice to the container allowing the owner or operator 24 hours to bring the container into compliance. The code enforcement office shall also attempt to contact the owner or operator at the phone number listed on the registration application or container and advise as to the posting of the notice. If the container has not been brought into compliance by the time established by the notice, the container will be removed and impounded.
   (C)   In the event any recycling container creates a hazard to the health, welfare and safety of the public, the container shall be immediately removed and impounded without the notice as outlined in division (B) of this section.
(Ord. 1255, passed 1-3-2006)