A.   It is unlawful for any person, owner or occupant of any premises to place or deposit for collection in or upon the public streets or parking of the city:
      1.   Any refuse container, which is not an automated cart as described herein;
      2.   Any automated cart, except on regular garbage collection days as designated by order of the operations division;
      3.   Any materials prohibited under section 12-2-3 of this chapter, whether or not placed in an automated cart;
      4.   Any solid waste material or recyclables except on regular garbage or refuse collection days as designated by order of the operations division and then only if placed in automated carts as described herein; provided, that it shall not be a violation of this section to set out items authorized for collection under section 7-2-2 of this code.
   B.   No person, other than the city or its authorized representatives, shall tamper with any automated cart or its contents, remove the contents of any automated cart, or move an automated cart from the location where the same has been placed for collection.
   C.   Any violation of this section is a class C misdemeanor, subject to penalty as provided in title 1, chapter 4 of this code.
(1979 Code § 8.04.040; Ord. 97-91, 12-16-1997; amd. Ord. 2002-30, 5-7-2002)