(A)   General.
      (1)   All residential customers shall be provided receptacles for garbage, trash, and recyclables for collection by the city and/or its agent. Commercial customers requesting rollout carts shall be provided such rollout carts for garbage and recycling collection by the city.
      (2)   Carts and their surrounding areas shall be kept in a sanitary condition by the resident, tenant, or corporation.
      (3)   The city shall retain ownership of rollout carts/containers which are initially provided for solid waste and recycling collection service. The container shall not be removed from the original premises. Repair or replacement of containers for any reason, excluding normal wear and tear, shall be the responsibility of the customer unless the damage necessitating such repair or replacement is determined to be a direct result of the negligence by the city and/or its contractor. The city and/or its designated contractor shall be notified by the property owner of the need to replace a receptacle. Containers which require replacement as a result of user abuse and/or negligence will result in the user being charged a replacement fee as set forth in the solid waste fee schedule. The property owner shall be notified of the cost of the receptacle and the requirement for payment before service shall be rendered.
      (4)   Bulk container (dumpster) service shall be required for all multi-family complexes containing four or more units. Refer to § 55.06 for further details.
   (B)   Collection schedule.
      (1)   The city provides for pickup of garbage, recyclables, and bulky items on a schedule set by the city.
      (2)   Collection schedules shall be established by the city and shall be subject to variations required by weather, legal holidays, or other special causes.
      (3)   The city shall reserve the right to discontinue or deny garbage, recycling or bulky collection service to any resident of the city who violates any provision of this chapter.
   (C)   Placement of receptacles.
      (1)   It shall be the responsibility of each resident or proprietor of a business to see that all garbage and recycling carts are set out at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on the fixed collection date. Carts may not be placed on the curb before 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled collection date and shall be removed by midnight on the day of collection.
      (2)   Carts are prohibited from being stored in front of the home or residence and shall be stored in the side or rear of the home or residence.
      (3)   Garbage or trash placed at the curb which is not inside an approved receptacle when the city and/or contractor crew arrive for collection, will not be collected and shall be in violation of this section. If a business’s designated pickup day is a Monday and the business does not open at 7:00 a.m., arrangements should be made for later pickup so as not to leave carts out over the weekend.
      (4)   All garbage and recycling carts’ wheels must be facing the house and placed within three feet of curb to provide safe and easy access for collection.
      (5)   The garbage and recycling cart requires a two foot space between each cart and between obstructions like mailboxes, parked cars, utility poles, and the like.
      (6)   Carts shall not be placed on public sidewalks or streets or in such a manner as to obstruct the vision of motorists or the free flow of traffic or drainage along any public street.
      (7)   Carts are not to be removed from the premises to which they are assigned except by the city and/or its contractor.
      (8)   Civil penalty. Any customer who places solid waste at curbside before 5:00 p.m. prior to the day of scheduled collection date or who fails to remove solid waste and/or containers from curbside by midnight on the day of collection may be issued a civil penalty in the amount of $25. Any person who fails to properly prepare or containerize solid waste for curbside collection may be issued a civil penalty in the amount of $25. Any customer whose carts are stored in front of the customer's home may be issued a civil penalty in the amount of $25. Violators shall be assessed a civil penalty based on the documented number of noncompliance citations multiplied by the established fee in this section, not to exceed $500.
   (D)   Number of carts.
      (1)   If one cart is not sufficient to hold the quantity of garbage accumulated between collections, one additional cart may be obtained by the customer from the city and an additional collection charge will be applied to the customer’s billing for such additional services.
      (2)   If more than two carts are needed, the customer may be required to use bulk containers and be serviced with self-loading garbage equipment.
   (E)   Contents.
      (1)   All garbage must be bagged and fit inside the cart with the lid fully closed.
      (2)   Garbage shall be drained of all free liquids.
      (3)   It shall be unlawful to place yard waste, rocks, dirt, heavy metals, automobile parts, tires, concrete, construction waste, hazardous waste, or medical waste in the containers for collection by the city and/or contractor. Yard waste and bulky items shall be placed at the curb for collection as specified in other sections of this chapter.
   (F)   Exception for backyard collection. The city may provide solid waste and recycling backyard services to persons with disabilities provided no one in the residence or employed by the household is physically capable of moving the container from the backyard to curbside. A doctor’s statement of disability will be required to substantiate existence of disability. Backyard garbage service will consist of only one pickup per week as established by the city. The city shall reserve the right to verify the need for extending special services and to periodically reassess the need for such services.
(Ord. O-1999-86, passed 12-7-99; Am. Ord. O-2001-08, passed 3-6-01; Am. Ord. O-2002-61, passed 11-19-02; Am. Ord. O-2003- 04, passed 2-4-03; Am. Ord. O- 2003-10, passed 2-18-03; Am. Ord. O-2005-13, passed 4-5-05; Am. Ord. O-2012-23, passed 10-2-12; Am. Ord. O-2015-08, passed 6-2-15; Am. Ord. O-2019-48, passed 11-12-19)  Penalty, see § 55.15