(a)   Separation of Refuse.  Garbage, ashes and rubbish shall each be placed and maintained in separate containers.
   (b)   Preparation of Refuse.
      (1)   Garbage.  All garbage before being placed in garbage cans for collection shall have drained from it all free liquids.
      (2)   Rubbish.  All rubbish shall be drained of liquid before being deposited for collection.
      (3)   Trimmings and clippings.  Tree trimmings, hedge clippings and similar material shall be cut to length not to exceed four feet and securely tied in bundles not more than two feet thick before being deposited for collection.
   (c)   Refuse Containers.
      (1)   Duty to provide and maintain in sanitary condition.  Refuse containers shall be provided by the owner, tenant, lessee or occupant of the premises.  A refuse container that does not conform to the provisions of this chapter or that may have ragged or sharp edges or any other defect liable to hamper or injure the person collecting the contents thereof shall be promptly replaced upon notice.  The Director of Public Service-Safety shall have the authority to refuse collection services for failure to comply herewith.
      (2)   Garbage.  Garbage containers shall be made of metal or durable polyurathane, equipped with suitable handles and tight fitting covers, and shall be water tight.  Acceptable plastic bags may be used.
      (3)   Capacity.  Garbage containers shall have a capacity of not more than thirty- three gallons.
      (4)   Sanitation.  Garbage containers shall be a type approved by the Director and shall be kept in a clean, neat and sanitary condition at all times.
      (5)   Ashes.  Ash containers shall be made of metal and have a capacity of not more than ten gallons or thirty-seven and eight-tenths liters.
      (6)   Rubbish.  Rubbish containers shall be of a kind suitable for collection purposes, and shall be of such weight that they can be handled by one man.  Reasonable weight shall not exceed fifty pounds.
         (Ord. 59, 2004.  Passed 10-4-04.)
      (7)   All containers set out for collection shall have a capacity not to exceed thirty (30) gallons and shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds each and shall be watertight.  (Ord. 41-2007.  Passed 10-15-07.)
   (d)   Storing of Refuse.
      (1)   Public places.  No person shall place any refuse in any street, alley or other public place, or upon any private property whether owned by such person or not, within the City except if it is in proper containers for collection or under express approval granted by the Director.  No person shall throw or deposit any refuse in any stream or other body of water.
      (2)   Unauthorized accumulation.  Any unauthorized accumulation of refuse on any premises is hereby declared to be a nuisance and is prohibited.  Failure to remove any existing accumulation of refuse within thirty days after the effective date of this chapter shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.
      (3)   Scattering of refuse.  No person shall cast, place, sweep or deposit anywhere within the City any refuse in such a manner that it may be carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk, alley, sewer, parkway or other public place or into any occupied premises within the City.
      (4)   It is the resident’s responsibility to package the refuse so as to assure it is not attractive to animals or vermin and the refuse collection area is kept neat and clean.  (Ord. 59, 2004. Passed 10-4-04.)
   (e)   Points of Collection.  Refuse, rubbish and garbage containers shall be placed for collection at ground level on the property, not within the right of way of a street or alley and on the curb of the street or alley from which collection is made, at other than ground level at a distance of not more than five feet when approved by the Director.  Premises abutting alleys may be placed at the alley line if designated as a normal truck route.  Residential premises not abutting alleys shall have the containers placed at the curb line of the street.
(Ord. 30, 1988.  Passed 6-20-88.)