To assist in maintaining the general sanitation of the city, it is the duty of every person occupying or having control of the occupancy of any premises located on a regularly established garbage route to notify the city clerk at the beginning of such occupancy and request, accept and use the garbage pick up and collection service; provided, however, that failure of any owner, rental agent or occupant of such premises to make such request shall not prevent nor in any way impair or impede the city from adding the address of such premises to the proper garbage collection route records and providing such service and otherwise enforcing, by appropriate action, the regulatory measures. (1990 Code § 17-409)