676.08  GARBAGE AND RUBBISH.
   (a)   Definitions. As used in this section:
      (1)   Garbage means rejected food wastes and includes every waste accumulation of animal, fruit or vegetable matter used or intended for food, and such paper as may necessarily be used for wrapping.
      (2)   Refuse means both garbage and rubbish.
      (3)   Rubbish means matter such as ashes, cans, metalware, broken glass, crockery, dirt, sweepings, boxes, wood, grass clippings, dead animals or litter of any kind.
   (b)   Accumulation Prohibited. The owner, occupant or lessee of any premises in the Village shall cause to be removed from such premises all refuse and shall keep such premises at all times free and clean from any accumulation of refuse.
   (c)   Disposal. No person shall dispose or place any refuse in a street or other public place, or dispose or place any refuse on private property, whether or not owned by such person, in the Village, unless the refuse is enclosed in a suitable container or bundled as provided in subsection (d) hereof.
   (d)   Storage.
      (1)   All household garbage shall be drained, wrapped and stored in durable bags or rust-resisting, nonabsorbent, watertight and easily washable containers. The bags shall be securely fastened by means of string, wire or another device to prevent the contents from spilling. No bag shall, when loaded, exceed fifty pounds. Containers shall have closely fitting covers and adequate handles or bails to facilitate collection and shall be not more than thirty gallons in capacity, except for bulky rubbish such as trees, branches and large cardboard boxes. Newspapers and magazines, if not stored in containers, shall be bundled securely. Cardboard cartons shall be broken down and bundled or tied securely. Tree cuttings and branches shall be bundled securely in lengths not to exceed four feet and heights not to exceed two feet. The weight of any bundled refuse shall not exceed fifty pounds.
      (2)   All institutional, commercial and industrial garbage shall be stored in durable, metal, rust-resisting, nonabsorbent, watertight and easily washable containers, which shall have closeovers and adequate handles or bails to facilitate collection. Institutional, commercial and industrial rubbish shall be stored in durable metal containers with closely fitting covers, except for bulky rubbish such as large wooden and cardboard boxes. Institutional, commercial and industrial garbage containers not mounted on wheels shall be stored on durable metal racks or placed on an easily cleanable imperious surface. The racks shall raise the refuse containers at least twelve inches off the storage surface. Containers mounted on wheels shall be specifically designed for use with collection vehicles. Wheels on such containers must elevate the base of a container at least six inches off the storage surface. The storage floor must have an impervious, easily cleanable surface.
      (3)   Containers and racks as described in paragraph (d)(2) hereof shall be provided, and kept clean and in good repair, by the owner, occupant or lessee of the premises.
      (4)   In areas of the Village zoned as a Business District (Chapter 1274 of this Code) or a Manufacturing District (Chapter 1276 of this Code) refuse storage containers shall be screened by conforming to the following requirements:
         A.   A building permit shall be required for the construction of the screening;
         B.   The screening shall be required only if the refuse storage container is visible from a street, customer parking area, or an adjacent residential property;
         C.   The screening shall be located so as to not interfere with access to buildings, parking areas, and/or utilities located on the property, and shall be located at least five feet from all property lines;
         D.   The screening shall be:
            1.    A solid wall or fence;
            2.    At least one foot taller than the refuse storage container;
            3.   Constructed of brick, concrete block, wood, or a vinyl/plastic material that looks like wood; and
            4.   Of a color similar to the color of the building located on the same property;
         E.   The screening shall be maintained by keeping the gates closed, if gates are provided, by removing weeds from around it, and by removing rust, graffiti, and peeling paint from the screening, and by repairing damage to the screening in a timely manner.
      (5)   In areas of the Village zoned as a Business District (Chapter 1274 of this Code), existing refuse storage containers shall conform to the requirements in subsection (4) above by April 25, 2012.
      (6)   Screening of refuse storage containers in multi-family residential areas is not required.  If such screening is provided, however, it shall conform to the requirements set forth in subsections (4) and (5) above, and shall be subject to the approval of the homeowners association.
   (e)   Burning. No person shall burn refuse of any kind.
   (f)   Collection.
      (1)   All refuse from single-family residences shall be collected at least once each week.
      (2)   All institutional, commercial and industrial refuse shall be collected at least once each week or as often as necessary to prevent accumulation.
      (3)   No person shall leave an empty container upon a public right of way longer than twenty-four hours after collection of the garbage and refuse therefrom. Further, no person shall set out containers for garbage collection prior to one hour before sunset the day prior to scheduled garbage collection.
(Ord. 1983-13. Passed 10-24-83; Ord. 1989-53. Passed 11-27-89; Ord. 2008-16.  Passed 4-28-08; Ord. 2011-18.  Passed 4-25-11.)