Screening of accessory uses shall be provided according to the following:
   (a)   Trash Collection and Service Areas.  
      (1)   Trash and/or garbage collection and service areas shall be enclosed on all sides by a solid wall or fence and a solid gate at least 1 foot higher than the highest refuse container in the collection area if such area is not within an enclosed building or structure, but in no case shall the wall or fence be less than six (6) feet in height. Such solid wall or solid fence shall be situated so as to screen the view of the collection area from adjacent streets and properties. Such wall or fence shall be constructed of wood, brick, decorative concrete, split face block, or stone and should be the same as or similar to those utilized on the principal building(s). These enclosures are to be located at least five (5) feet from the property line, unless otherwise specifically regulated in this Code.
      (2)   Screening material placed around any trash and/or garbage collection and service areas, which is regularly emptied or removed mechanically shall be protected to prevent damage to the screening when the container is moved or emptied. Curbing may be required for this purpose and shall be at least one (1) foot from the screening material.
   (b)   Ground-mounted Mechanical Equipment. Ground mounted mechanical equipment shall be screened with evergreen plant material so that within three (3) years the equipment is completely obscured from view.
   (c)   Landscaping. No interior landscaping shall be required within an area screened for accessory uses.
(Ord. 2012-21. Passed 7-11-12.)