(a) A person commits an offense if he removes from any garbage container or receptacle any dry or wet solid waste, or in any way obstructs or interferes with any garbage container or receptacle in the city.
(b) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a) of this section that the person was:
(1) an employee of the city in the performance of official duties;
(2) a franchisee under this article performing solid waste collection service in compliance with the terms of this article and the solid waste collection franchise ordinance; or
(3) any owner or occupant of the premises on which the container or receptacle is located. (Ord. Nos. 14219; 21058; 26480; 26608)