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(a) Each subscriber shall place his garbage and refuse at the curb line or alley line, and shall provide for himself and at his own expense, in the following manner:
(1) Sealed plastic bags, designed as refuse containers, with a mil thickness of at least 1.5 and a maximum capacity of thirty gallons or eleven pounds, and metal or plastic cans or barrels, with two handles and a tightly fitting lid, are considered to be authorized containers for refuse and garbage.
(2) Cardboard boxes will be acceptable containers for bulky or loose material other than garbage; however, the contractor may refuse to accept such boxes if they are overloaded or become wet.
(3) The contractor shall tag all containers which are unauthorized or unserviceable, which do not have serviceable handles for lifting and carrying, which have holes in the bottom, or which are otherwise not suitable for use. These tags shall advise the subscriber of the reason why the container may not be used.
(4) The subscriber shall properly wrap garbage before depositing it in collection containers.
(5) All trash and garbage shall be stored in container systems which are located and enclosed so as to effectively screen them from view. The disposal of trash and maintenance of the area shall be the primary responsibility of the resident and secondary responsibility of the owner of the property.
(b) Additional items not fitting within the containers named above shall be collected by the contractor as follows:
(1) Bulk material (brush, trees, or shrub trimmings, boards, fencing, paneling, carpeting, and the like) shall be cut into four-foot lengths and tied in eighteen-inch bundles, weighing not more than fifty pounds. Small shrubs will be picked up in one piece if they are within the specified limitations.
(2) Loose material (rocks, bricks, blocks, dirt, sand, cement, and the like) must be bagged, boxed, or placed in trash cans, and is also subject to the above weight restrictions. Cardboard boxes used as receptacles will not be picked up if they have become wet.
(3) Furniture or appliances shall be picked up on the regular collection day, in one piece. Picnic tables, chairs, and benches are considered to be furniture.
(4) The contractor shall not be required to collect animal wastes or disposable diapers unless they are wrapped in a moisture-proof material and are undetectable by odor.
(5) The contractor shall collect leaves, if they are placed in bags or other suitable containers and placed at the point of collection.
(6) The contractor shall collect Christmas trees, in one piece, whenever placed at the point of collection by the resident.
(7) Residents will be required to place all items for pickup at their regular place of pickup.
(c) Each container placed at the curb or alley as designated above, and each other item set out for collection, shall be placed at the location no earlier than twenty-four hours prior to the regular date of collection in the locality as established by the contractor. The containers shall be removed from the required location within twenty-four hours after the collection has taken place.
(Ord. 2-16. Passed 3-14-16.)
(d) In the event of an eviction process or cleanup of a leased or owned residential property, the owner/landlord or person in possession of said property shall place the items that are being removed from a residence at the curb no more than seven days prior to the next scheduled trash pickup. The landlord/owner/person in possession is responsible to arrange for the trash to be removed by a licensed trash hauler if the items are too large or voluminous to be picked up by the City's contracted trash hauler within seven days. If the items are too voluminous or large for residential trash pickup it is the landlords/owners/ person in possession's obligation to arrange for a properly sized dumpster to store the materials until pickup. Violation of this section shall be considered a minor misdemeanor subject to a one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) fine. Each day of violation can be considered a new/separate offense. Commercial property owners/persons in possession have the same obligation and liability except they should arrange for commercial pickup and a commercial dumpster. (Ord. 10-19. Passed 3-11-19.)