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(a) Final Disposal of Refuse. All refuse shall be disposed of at an approved site. The location, methods and operations for final disposal shall conform to requirements of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. No person shall store, deposit or permit to remain upon the ground or in any waterway, drainage ditch, or confined waters within the City, any refuse or other offensive matter that may attract or harbor flies, rodents, vermin and/or mosquitoes, create offensive odors or unsightliness or create a health hazard or nuisance.
(b) Refuse and Storage.
(1) Garbage shall be drained and stored in durable, nonabsorbent, watertight, and easily washable containers, which shall have close-fitting covers.
(2) Rubbish shall be stored in durable containers with closed-fitting covers, except that bulky rubbish, such as trees, weeds, and large cardboard boxes, may be bundled so as not to exceed eight feet in height.
(c) Accumulation, Storage and Burning. No person shall place, leave, store or accumulate any refuse upon a storage site within the City except as provided in this section and only between collection periods. No person shall burn or incinerate any refuse upon a storage site within the City except at a location, in a device, and in a manner which is approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.
(d) Accumulation and Storage of Junk. No person shall accumulate or store on any premises or storage site within the County any junk except in a junkyard, mobile home salvage yard, automobile graveyard and/or scrap processing facility.
(e) Transportation of Refuse. All refuse must be transported in a suitable vehicle. All vehicles used for transportation of refuse shall have leak-proof beds, shall have sides and tailgates of sufficient height to prevent the spillage of refuse, and, during transportation, shall be covered with canvas, tarpaulin or metal, properly fitted to prevent the scatter or loss of refuse.
(f) Frequency of Collection. All refuse stored on a storage site shall be collected once each week, except in those situations where more frequent collection shall be deemed necessary by the authorized representative of the City, such as the Chief of Police or the Mayor.
(g) Dangerous and Hazardous Materials. Any dangerous and hazardous materials or substances, such as poisons, acids, pesticides, infested materials, explosives and solid wastes resulting from industrial processes, shall not be mixed and/or stored with and collected with refuse as defined in this section. Such dangerous and hazardous materials or substances shall be stored, collected and disposed of in a manner prescribed by applicable State statute.
(h) Vermin and Rodents. No person shall permit an infestation of vermin and rodents on any premises or storage sites within the City of Christopher.
(i) Inspections. An authorized representative of the City of Christopher shall have the right to enter any property at any reasonable time to inspect any facility or condition thereon for the purpose of determining whether this section is being complied with. Refusal by the owner of such property of right of entry shall cause the City of Christopher to seek the permission of the court for right of entry.
(j) Abatement. Upon discovery of any violation of this section, the property owner, occupant, or agent causing, allowing or permitting such violation shall be issued a citation notice, stating the date, time and violation and the section violated.
When a violation occurs dealing with refuse and waste materials which may result in scenic blight, cause serious hazard to public health, comfort, safety, convenience, and the welfare or happiness of City residents, the violator shall have three calendar days from the date of the violation to abate said violation. If the violation is not abated, the City may correct the violation, at the cost to the violator, in addition to any fine.
(k) Enforcement. This section shall be enforced by an authorized agent of the City, such as the Chief of Police, or the Mayor, or his or her authorized representative. (Ord. 644. Passed 5-9-94.)