676.01  LITTERING.
   (a)   Definitions.  In the interpretation of this section, the following definitions shall apply, except where the context clearly indicates that another meaning is intended:
      (1)   “Garbage” shall mean decaying animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
      (2)   “Litter” shall mean garbage, refuse, and rubbish as defined herein and all other waste material which, if thrown or deposited as herein prohibited, tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare.
      (3)   “Refuse” shall mean all decaying and non-decaying solid wastes, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles, junk and solid market and industrial wastes.
      (4)   “Rubbish” shall mean non-decaying solid wastes consisting of both combustible and non-combustible wastes, such as paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
(1975 Code § 9.41)
   (b)   Litter in Public Places.  No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public place within the City except in public receptacles or in authorized private receptacles.
(1975 Code § 9.42)
   (c)   Sweeping Litter Into Gutters.  No person shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the City the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway.  Persons owning or occupying property shall keep the sidewalk in front of their premises free of litter.
(1975 Code § 9.44)
   (d)   Duty to Keep Sidewalks Clean.  Persons shall keep the sidewalk in front of their home or business free of litter.
(1975 Code § 9.45)
   (e)   Owner to Maintain Premises Free of Litter.  The owner or person in control of any private premises shall at all times maintain the premises free of litter.
(1975 Code § 9.47)  (Ord. 503.  Passed 6-4-13.)