(A)   All dwellings, apartment houses and places of business in which refuse accumulates within the city shall be required to use refuse service collection of the city and to pay the charges therefor. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, except as provided in this chapter, to collect or gather refuse within the city.
   (B)   The City Council may contract for the collection or disposal, or both, of garbage, trash, or refuse under such terms and conditions as the City Council may prescribe by resolution or ordinance, as provided in Cal. Pub. Res. Code § 49300.  The contract may be “exclusive or nonexclusive.” The collector shall comply with the terms and conditions of the city code as well as such other terms and conditions as may be prescribed by resolution.
(`67 Code, § 4-3-2)  (Ord. 75-04, passed 6-2-75)
   (C)   In the event that trash, garden waste, lawn and tree trimmings, and the like, are piled adjacent to an alley or city street without the benefit of a suitable container, the property owner or responsible tenant shall, upon written notification by the city, promptly deposit the litter in adequate containers for refuse pick-up. Failure to respond after ten days to a written request made by the city shall serve as authorization to the city to remove the litter and subject the property owner or responsible tenant to the charges specified in the nonconforming refuse collection fees.
(`67 Code, § 4-3-15)  (Ord. 71-16, passed 11-22-71)