It shall be the duty of the occupant or owner of any premises to keep all refuse pending collection and disposal as follows:
   (a)   All garbage shall be placed in watertight paper or plastic bags and the tops secured and placed in a refuse receptacle.  Receptacles adequate to hold the refuse normally accumulating between scheduled removals shall be provided on each premise.  The weight of each receptacle shall not exceed fifty (50) pounds.
   (b)   Other household refuse will be containerized in disposable containers (waterproof box, watertight or plastic bag) except tree branches and heavy brush which will not fit into containers shall be cut in lengths not exceeding four (4) feet in length, and stacked in a compact pile on the parkway in front of the residence adjoining the curb.  These piles shall not extend into the street nor will they obstruct the sidewalks.  Sticks, hedge clippings and small brush shall be gathered into bundles and tied securely so that each bundle does not exceed four (4) feet in length nor weigh more than fifty (50) pounds.  The City will not collect logs and limbs over four (4) inches in diameter or over four (4) feet long.
   (c)   All refuse receptacles, except single-use paper or plastic bags, single use paper or cardboard boxes, shall be kept clean and free of accumulated waste and shall be treated with an effective insecticide if necessary to prevent nuisance.
   (d)   It shall be the duty of the occupant of any single residential unit, condominium or multiple residential unit not serviced by a commercial container to place refuse receptacles, watertight paper or plastic bags securely tied, rubbish and bundles, on assigned collection days, at a front curbside or alley location in such a manner as not to obstruct passage.  It shall also be the duty of the occupant to place the refuse at an appropriate curbside location at or before 6:30 a.m. or prior to the arrival of the sanitation truck; this placement shall not be made before 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection day.  Any refuse placed on the curb after the departure of the pickup crew shall be at the peril of the owner and the owner shall be subject to prosecution for violation of this chapter should the street become littered from the refuse.
   (e)   It shall be the duty of the occupant to remove containers from the pickup location to the storage location not later than 7:00 p.m. on the day the contents are emptied and collected.
   (f)   Each owner shall prevent the continued, excessive and unsightly accumulation of refuse upon the property such person occupies or the public thoroughfares adjoining the property.
   (g)   It shall be unlawful to place or cause to be placed in any refuse can or container for collection any acid, explosive material, inflammable liquid or dangerous or corrosive material of any kind.
   (h)   Inoperative, privately used or worn out household appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers, discarded furniture, etc.)  will be collected at the curb on an on-call basis to the department on a special fee basis.  Furthermore, any appliance containing freon must be evacuated prior to pickup for disposal and a certificate must be presented.
   (i)   Commercial waste generated from the conduct of business or commercial enterprise carried on from residential units will not be collected except on a special fee basis.
      (Ord.  2002-106.  Passed 9-23-02.)