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(1) Individual containers. It shall be the duty of every tenant, lessee or occupant of any private dwelling, boarding house or other building where meals are prepared or provided; of the owner, or owner's agent, of every furnished flat or apartment house; and of every other person generating or having garbage, to have appropriate and sufficient water tight containers or receptacles with appropriate bails or handles and tight fitting covers, for the purpose of receiving and holding, without leakage or escape of odors, all the garbage which shall ordinarily accumulate on said premises in one week. Such receptacles shall have a capacity of not more than 95 gallons.
(2) Effective November 1, 2005, it shall be the duty of every tenant, lessee or occupant of any private dwelling, boarding house or other building where meals are prepared or provided; of the owner, or owner's agent, of every furnished flat or apartment house; and of every other person generating or having garbage and using individual containers, to utilize containers marked and provided by the city. Receptacles lost or damaged due to resident neglect will be replaced at a charge of $50 to the resident. Stolen receptacles will be replaced at no charge to the resident with a police report.
(3) Dumpsters. Collection, removal and disposal of garbage, rubbish and related waste materials in dumpsters by the city shall not be permitted unless approved by the Solid Waste Supervisor or the Fleet Maintenance/Central Garage Superintendent.
(B) Preparation. Garbage shall be drained and put in paper or plastic bag before being placed in the container in order that same shall neither emit nor give off offensive odors in warm weather nor freeze and adhere to the can in cold weather.
(C) Placement of containers.
(1) Garbage containers shall be placed next to the alley adjacent to the premises or, if no alley exists, placed at a reasonably accessible location near the side or rear of the dwelling where then can be readily seen from the street or alley. Fenced yards must provide a gate of sufficient size to accommodate the city receptacle.
(2) No container or receptacle for receiving garbage or waste shall be placed on or in any street, alley, sidewalk, nor in or on any public way or place, nor in the front yard of a residence except after 5:00 p.m. on the day preceding the collection day and shall be removed before 10:00 p.m. on collection day. After collection day, it shall be the responsibility of the citizen to return all containers to their normal location near the dwelling. No containers are to be left in the front yard of a residence unless specifically approved by the Director of Public Services.
(D) Removal of items not provided in this chapter. It shall be the responsibility of the householder to remove and have hauled away all discarded items not provided for removal by this chapter, including, but not limited to, building materials, items over 50 pounds, appliances, and furniture.
(Ord. 32-2018, passed 2-8-18)