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No commercial establishment, dwelling, householder or other person or entity shall store or place out for collection any refuse that is subject to putrefaction and any other refuse destined for disposal unless it is contained or secured to prevent pets and other animals from gaining access to its contents and to prevent its dispersal by the wind or other elements. All refuse other than cardboard boxes that are destined for disposal and all putrescible refuse must be placed in suitable metal or solid plastic receptacles. Plastic bags not otherwise contained in metal or solid plastic receptacles shall not in themselves constitute suitable receptacles. The contents of suitable receptacles for putrescible refuse and refuse destined for disposal shall not extend above the top or rim thereof, and shall be contained by tight-fitting lids or sealed enclosures. Cardboard boxes need not be contained provided they are emptied, flattened, and tied into bundles of sufficient size to prevent their dispersal by the wind.
(Added by Ord. 466-85, App. 10/4/85; amended by Ord. 125-01, File No. 010269, App. 6/15/2001)