(a)    Upon the placement of recyclable material, by a resident upon the treelawn and/or curbside area for collection by the recycling contractor, the recyclable material shall become the property of the contractor as intended by the resident.
   (b)    Preceding a day designated for collection of recyclable material, no person, other than an authorized recycling collection contractor, shall remove recyclable material, which has been placed at a designated collection location. Any and each such removal of recyclable material in violation hereof from one or more designated recycling collection locations shall constitute a separate and distinct offense punishable as provided in this Code.
   (c)    Nothing in this section shall limit the right of an individual person, organization or other entity to donate, sell or otherwise dispose of recyclable material and/or any other solid waste.
   (d)    Violation of Section 941.08(b) shall be deemed a 1st degree misdemeanor, punishable by not more than 180 days in jail and/or a one thousand dollar ($1,000) fine.
(Ord. 242-98. Passed 11-16-98.)