(a)    Separation of Refuse. Garbage, ashes and rubbish shall each be placed and maintained in separate containers.
   (b)    Preparation of Refuse.
      (1)    Garbage. All garbage before being placed in garbage cans for collection shall have drained from it all free liquids and may be wrapped in paper.
      (2)    Rubbish. All rubbish shall be drained of liquid before being deposited for collection.
         A.    Cans and bottles. All cans and bottles which have contained food shall be thoroughly rinsed and drained before being deposited for collection.
         B.    Trimmings and clippings. Tree trimmings, hedge clippings and similar material shall be cut to length not to exceed four feet and securely tied in bundles not more than two feet thick before being deposited for collection.
   (c)    Refuse Containers. 
      (1)    Duty to provide and maintain in sanitary condition. Refuse containers shall be provided by the owner, tenant, lessee or occupant of the premises. Refuse containers shall be maintained in good condition. Any container that does not conform to the provisions of this section or that may have ragged or sharp edges or any other defect liable to hamper or injure the person collecting the contents thereof shall be promptly replaced upon notice. The hauler shall have the authority to refuse collection services for failure to comply herewith.
      (2)    Garbage. Garbage containers shall be made of metal or other suitable material, equipped with suitable handles and tight fitting covers, and shall be water tight.
         A.    Capacity. Garbage containers shall have a capacity as determined by the hauler.
         B.    Sanitation. Garbage containers shall be of a type approved by the Summit County Board of Health and shall be kept in a clean, neat and sanitary condition at all times.
      (3)    Ashes. Ash containers shall be made of metal and have a capacity as determined by the hauler.
      (4)    Rubbish. Rubbish containers shall be of a kind suitable for collection purposes.
   (d)    Storing of Refuse. 
      (1)    Public places. No person shall place any refuse in any street, alley or other public place or upon any private property whether owned by such person or not, within the City unless it is in proper containers for collection or under express approval granted by the Mayor, nor shall any person throw or deposit any refuse in any stream or other body of water.
         A.    Unauthorized accumulation. Any unauthorized accumulation or refuse on any premises is hereby declared to be a nuisance and is prohibited. Failure to remove any existing accumulation of refuse within thirty days after the effective date of this ordinance shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.
         B.    Scattering of refuse. No person shall cast, place, sweep or deposit anywhere within the City any refuse in such a manner that it may be carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk, alley, sewer, parkway or other public place or into any occupied premises within the City.
   (e)    Points of Collection. Refuse containers shall be placed for collection at ground level on the property, not within the right of way of a street or alley, and accessible to and no closer than forty feet from the side of the street or alley from which collection is made, provided that containers may be placed for collection at other than ground level when agreed upon by both parties.
(Ord. 4-1965. Passed 3-4-65.)