All persons occupying any place of business, public building or private premises shall keep their place of business, public building or private property, as the case may be, including the sidewalk, parkway, gutter, catch basin, street or alley adjoining or abutting to the place so occupied, free and clear of litter and/or junk property. To this end:
(a) No person or authority owning, occupying or in control of a place of business, public building, or private premises shall sweep into or deposit, or cause to be swept or deposited in any sidewalk, parkway, gutter, catch basin, street or alley, or other public place within the City an accumulation of litter, including leaves from trees, from any place of business, public building or private premises, except the placing of leaves or bagged or bundled refuse for immediate collection by authorized refuse collectors as provided for elsewhere in this Code.
(b) The occupier of a place of business and the authority in control of a public building shall collect and dispose of all litter on the premises of the place of business or public building, as the case may be, in authorized receptacles, including the sidewalk and parkway adjoining or abutting to the premises.
(1) For the purpose of this subsection, the operator of any shopping center shall be deemed to be the occupier of all common areas of the shopping center, including, but not limited to parking areas, parking lots, and landscaped areas which are not leased or rented to any particular tenant, but not including any sidewalks, parkways or gutters adjoining or abutting to any premises rented to a particular tenant.
(c) The occupier of any private premises shall keep said premises free of all litter and/or junk property and shall dispose of the litter and/or junk property only in a manner consistent with this chapter and other laws.
(Ord. 2624-B, passed 4-10-1978; Ord. 3206, passed 6-8-1992)