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A. All waste shall be placed in a waste container.
B. Yard rubbish that is not attractant waste may be placed in a garbage or refuse container. Waste shall be no longer than three feet (3') in length.
C. It shall be unlawful for any person or any producer of waste to place or deposit the waste in any container except a waste container or for any person or producer of the waste to place or scatter the waste on the ground, or to contract or arrange for the collection and removal of the waste except by waste collectors.
D. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the accumulation of compost by any person on private property. The accumulation of compost shall not be in a condition which is dangerous to the public health, safety and welfare. The accumulation and use of compost in compliance with the standards set forth in this article shall not be considered attractant waste.
E. It shall be unlawful and a nuisance for any person to maintain a compost pile which substantially annoys, injures or endangers the health, safety or welfare of the public. The term "annoy" shall include, but not be limited to, strong offensive odors or the presence of mice, rats, vermin or rodents.
F. Waste containers shall be located in the rear or side yard areas of all properties or within a secured structure. The containers shall not be placed in front yards except for collection purposes. Dumpsters may be placed on the side or front yard areas only if the rear yard area is of insufficient size or accessibility. Dumpsters permanently located on a property must be kept inside an enclosure which fully surrounds the dumpster. The enclosure shall be maintained in good condition and shall not interfere with the movement of traffic or pedestrians in the right of way.
G. It shall be unlawful for any person owning, occupying or maintaining real property in the City to fail to remove waste and yard rubbish from the person's property line to the centerline of any abutting alley and from the person's property to the paved area of a street abutting the property. This responsibility extends to the entire alley or public right of way if there is no other property adjoining the person's property. (Ord. 2092; 1968 Code §§11-99.3, 11-99.4; 1980 Code; Ord. 96-109; Ord. 01-42; Ord. 19-72)