(A)   Preparation of refuse.
      (1)   All refuse shall be drained free of excess liquids before disposal.
      (2)   Garbage shall be placed in approved containers and placed in designated areas for collection.
      (3)   Rubbish, which includes grass clippings, hedge trimmings, leaves and pine needles, must be placed in plastic bags.
   (B)   Solid waste containers.
      (1)   Residential. Solid waste containers for door-to-door residential collection shall not be more than 32 gallons and constructed of galvanized metal or plastic and shall have a close-fitted lid with handles. Cans must be constructed with no inside baffles to facilitate discharge of solid waste. Maximum weight of any one container shall not exceed 40 pounds. Plastic bags shall be tied and not contain liquids, sharp objects nor exceed 32 gallons or weigh more than 40 pounds.
      (2)   Commercial and institutional. Whenever the volume of garbage and/or trash exceeds an average weekly gross weight of 240 pounds or 192 gallons barring any consecutive four-week period or whenever so required by the responsible authority, the commercial and institutional patron shall use a bulk container. Containers for businesses and institutions shall be and include any detachable metal container designed or intended to be mechanically dumped into a packer-type truck used by the collector and varying in size from two to eight cubic yards.
   (C)   Storage.
      (1)   It shall be unlawful to place solid waste in any street, alley, road, stream, body of water or other public place, or upon private property, unless it is for the purpose of authorized collection, is in approved containers and is placed not more than 24 hours prior to the next scheduled pickup of such waste.
      (2)   Solid waste receptacles shall not be placed on public streets or sidewalks in such manner as to inhibit pedestrian or vehicular traffic but shall be located as near the public streets or alleys as possible to provide easy access by the collector.
(1996 Code, § 135-2)  Penalty, see § 10.99