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No owner, occupant, tenant or lessee of any property shall deposit, store or permit to accumulate any garbage or solid waste upon his property except in a manner prescribed by this chapter.
(A) Solid waste or garbage shall not be deposited, stored or permitted to accumulate on any property in such a manner that it provides food or harborage for rodents or vermin or creates a fire or safety hazard.
(B) The owner, occupant, tenant, or lessee of any property shall remove or cause to be removed any garbage of a perishable or offensive nature that creates an odor or nuisance condition at least once per week, unless stored in a durable, rust resistant, non-absorbent, watertight container with a close fitting cover in place.
(C) It shall be unlawful for any person occupying any dwelling or dwelling unit to place or leave outside of any dwelling or dwelling unit longer than 30 days any dilapidated furniture, icebox, refrigerator, stove or other appliances, machinery, equipment, scrap building material or other item which is either in a partially or wholly rusted, wrecked, junked, dismantled or inoperative condition which, in the opinion of either the Environmental Services Director or the Health Director, constitutes a potential public health hazard. If a health hazard exists, the Department of Environmental Services or the Health Department shall give the occupant or owner written notice that, unless the potential hazard is not removed within 30 days, then prosecution under this chapter will be instituted.
(D) It shall be unlawful for any person to leave outside of any building or dwelling, in a place accessible to children, any abandoned, unattended or discarded icebox, refrigerator or any other container of any kind which has an airtight snap lock or other device thereon without first removing the snap lock or doors from the icebox, refrigerator or any other container, except for containers that are crated, strapped or locked to such an extent that it is impossible for a child to obtain access to any airtight compartment thereof.
(E) No person shall throw, dump, deposit or cause to be thrown, dumped or deposited solid waste on property owned by himself or another person; upon any public highway, street or road; upon public land, parks or recreation areas; or upon any other public property; except that property specifically designated for that use.
(F) It shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of solid waste at any place other than a manner approved by law. Acceptable means of solid waste disposal include the following:
(1) Only residential waste shall be deposited in county owned convenience/recycling centers.
(2) Contracting with a licensed solid waste collector.
(3) Hauling solid waste to the county landfill site, or to county owned convenience/ recycling centers.
(4) Burning solid waste in an incinerator that has all required local, state and federal air pollution control permits.
(5) Any other method, including reclamation and recycling processes, that has been approved by the State Department of Health, Environment and Natural Resources.
(G) Where there is more than one premise located in a residential building or mobile home park, it shall be the responsibility of the owner or person in charge to see that the residents of said building or mobile home park dispose of their solid waste in a lawful manner consistent with one of the following: pay the annual solid waste availability fees as established herein for each residential unit or mobile home; contract with a licensed/permitted solid waste collector; or the owner or person in charge may collect and transport solid waste to the county sanitary landfill after meeting the following requirements:
(1) Apply for and be approved by the county for the establishment of an account for the purposes of billing and collection of appropriate solid waste disposal fees and display the county identification numbers.
(2) Vehicles and containers used for the collection and transportation of solid waste shall be properly secured, covered, leakproof, durable and easily cleanable. They shall be cleaned as often as necessary to prevent a nuisance and insect breeding and shall be maintained in good repair. Should spillage occur, the material shall be recovered by the solid waste hauler and returned to the vehicle or container, and the area properly cleaned.
(3) Any person collecting and transporting solid waste generated on his own property for disposal at an approved disposal site shall comply with the applicable section on vehicles and containers.
(Ord. passed 8-7-95; Am. Ord. passed 12-20-95) Penalty, see § 50.99