(a)   No person, firm or corporation other than the Director of Service or his authorized agent, who holds a lawful contract with this City shall collect, remove, transport or dispose of residential garbage and refuse within this City.
   (b)   It shall be unlawful for any person to dump or cause to be dumped any garbage, refuse, litter, junk, appliances, equipment, cans, bottles, paper, lumber, trees, limbs, brush, or parts thereof anywhere in the incorporated area of the City except as may be permitted by City ordinance or at the solid waste transfer station owned by the City.
   (c)   The provisions of subsection (b) hereof do not apply to the dumping on private property with the owner’s permission of sand, dirt, broken dirt, blocks, broken pavement or other suitable material for use as a fill to raise the elevation of the land, provided it is not maintained in an unsightly condition and provided the owner or owners of the property on which such material is dumped agrees to level such dumped materials with appropriate grading equipment.  Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the owner or owners of the property to acquire any applicable permits as may be required.
   (d)   If any of the matter or material dumped in violation of subsection (b) hereof can be identified as having last belonged to, been in the possession of, sent to or received by, or to have been property of any person prior to its being dumped as prohibited therein, this identification shall be presumed to be prima facie evidence that the owner dumped or caused to be dumped such matter and material in violation of this chapter.
   (e)   For information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person violating the provisions of this chapter or the provisions of any state law prohibiting the dumping of garbage, refuse or litter on any public or private property within the City, the City shall pay a reward in the amount not to exceed $100.00, to the person furnishing such information leading to such arrest and conviction.  (Ord.  2002-106.  Passed 9-23-02.)