§ 51.16  DUMPSTER REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   Except as otherwise provided herein, every owner, occupant, or lessee using or occupying a building or structure within the corporate limits of the city for other than residential purposes, and all residential structures required by this chapter to have a dumpster, or have an adequate area for a dumpster pad site as described herein, or purposes accessory thereto, shall maintain on such premises a dumpster meeting the requirements of this section.
   (B)   Dumpsters and associated screening required by this section shall be maintained in good order and condition. When the Code Enforcement Officer determines a container to be unsafe or unsightly, notice shall be given to the occupant of the premises upon which the dumpster is located for corrective action. The occupant of the premises upon which the dumpster is located shall cause corrective action to be taken in conformity with such notice within ten days of receiving such notice.
   (C)   Dumpsters shall be placed on a concrete pad that meets or exceeds the standards shown in drawings shown in Appendix A.
   (D)   All dumpsters must be fully screened from view by an enclosure consisting of two side walls and a rear wall, plus a gate in the front, as required by this division.
      (1)   Minimum height. Screening walls and gates must be not less than six feet nor more than eight feet in height.
      (2)   Screening materials. Materials approved for use in screening walls are based upon the dumpster’s location on the site.
         (a)   If the enclosure is visible from any public street or right-of-way, dumpster screening must be masonry, brick, stone, reinforced concrete, or other similar masonry materials. Materials allowed by this section must match the materials, style, finish and appearance of the principal building located on the same lot.
         (b)   If the enclosure is not visible from any public street or right-of-way, dumpster screening must be wood, metal, masonry, brick, stone, reinforced concrete, or other similar masonry materials. Any metal screening must be painted to blend with the primary building on the same lot. Corrugated metal, R panel and U panel sheet metal, and fiberglass panels are prohibited and may not be used as screening material.
      (3)   Gates. Screening gates must be solid metal and must screen the dumpster from view when closed. Gates must swing out to an angle greater than 90 degrees and create an opening at least 12 feet wide for the collection truck to enter the enclosure. Each gate must be equipped with a pin capable of holding the gate in its fully opened position while the dumpster is being accessed. Gates must swing clear of all fire lanes. Persons authorized to use the dumpster must keep the gates closed unless the dumpster or enclosure is in the actual process of being emptied, filled, painted, cleaned, constructed, installed, repaired, or otherwise maintained.
         (a)   There shall be affixed to the exterior of each gate a sign that is conspicuous and readily visible. The sign shall state “GATES TO REMAIN CLOSED WHEN NOT IN USE” in block letters at least three inches high. All sign lettering must appear in contrasting colors against the background.
      (4)   Bollards. A minimum of four bollards shall be provided within the enclosure, two in the rear, and one on each side, to prevent the dumpster from striking or damaging the screening enclosure. The city’s Planning and Development Director may approve another type of protection device in writing if the Director determines that such device protects the enclosure as well as bollards.
      (5)   Additional items. Dumpster pads and screening shall be constructed as displayed in Appendix A.
   (E)   Notwithstanding division (A) of this section, the City Manager may permit persons using or occupying a structure for commercial purposes to use light commercial hand pickup not to exceed 175 pounds per 96 gallon polycart. However, if at any time the amount of garbage removed from such structure exceeds 175 pounds per 96 gallon polycart or one cubic yard per week, the City Manager may thereafter require the use of a commercial dumpster as provided herein.
(Ord. 85-18, passed 10-22-85; Am. Ord. 98-08, passed 4-28-98; Am. Ord. 99-08, passed 4-27-99; Am. Ord. 99-34, passed 10-12-99; Am. Ord. 2009-17, passed 6-9-09; Am. Ord. 2018-12, passed 4-10-18; Am. Ord. 2021-11, passed 3-9-21)  Penalty, see § 51.99