§ 55.02  GENERAL REGULATIONS.
   The City Manager may promulgate such rules and regulations not inconsistent with this chapter as he or she deems advisable to safeguard the health and welfare of the citizens of the city in the disposal of garbage, ashes, and other refuse. The collection, removal and disposition of all solid waste from within the city shall be under the jurisdiction and enforcement of the solid waste coordinator and his or her authorized agents, except otherwise provided by the ordinances of the city.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to endanger the public health, safety and welfare through the neglect of property by causing or allowing unsightly garbage, weeds and grass, yard waste, foul odor, dead animals, junk, unsecured appliances or potentially dangerous devices to remain on or emanate from property, or to discard or abandon or cause such on public property, private property, vacant lots or any pond, stream or body of water or banks thereof within the city limits.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any provision of this chapter.
   (C)   It shall be unlawful to dispose of or discard any solid waste on private or public property, unless such disposal occurs with the owner’s permission and conforms to all applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
   (D)   It shall be unlawful for any person to put, place or throw any garbage, trash, yard waste, or bulky items on any sidewalk or in a public street, public alley or other public place in the city. Such materials shall be disposed of legally as specified in this chapter.
   (E)   No person shall interfere with the contents of any receptacle or container set out for removal by the city and/or its contractor unless by express written permission of the city.
   (F)   It shall be unlawful to interfere with or hinder city collection personnel and/or the city’s authorized contractor in the performance of collection duties.
   (G)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, not authorized by the city, to collect, pick up or cause to be collected or picked up, any garbage, trash, yard waste, bulky items, solid waste or recyclables from any residential dwelling unit or small business located within the solid waste boundary for downtown Monroe.
   (H)   It shall be unlawful for any construction and/or demolition contractor or property owner to fail to provide onsite containers for loose debris, material waste, scrap, building materials, and other trash produced by those working on the site.
   (I)   The city shall have the authority to require additional containers if necessary to provide property containerization of solid waste.
   (J)   Dirt, mud, construction materials, or other debris deposited on any public or private property as a result of the construction or demolition shall be immediately removed by the contractor. Construction sites shall be kept clean and orderly at all times.
   (K)   Ninety-five gallon containers furnished by the city and/or its contractor shall be used solely for the storage of garbage and recycling  only. No container other than the 95 gallon containers furnished by the city shall be used for the storage of garbage and recycling.
(Ord. O-1999-86, passed 12-7-99; Am. Ord. O-2012-23, passed 10-2-12; Am. Ord. O-2015-08, passed 6-2-15)  Penalty, see § 55.15