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All vehicles used by refuse collectors licensed by the Director of Public Health pursuant to that certain Ordinance No. 17.083, approved by the electors at the general election held on November 8, 1932, as amended, for the purpose of collecting, disposing of, or transporting through the streets of the City and County of San Francisco, any "refuse," as defined by Section 1 of said ordinance, shall be lined with zinc, sheet iron, or other metallic substance and shall be constructed so as to prevent any liquid refuse substance from escaping from such vehicles. The total outside width of such vehicles, or the loads thereon, may exceed the width limitation prescribed by Section 35100 of the Vehicle Code of the State of California; provided, however, that in no event shall the width of such vehicles exceed 107 inches, nor shall the width of any load thereon exceed 115 inches. Such vehicles shall also be provided with canvas covers, which shall be kept in a reasonably clean condition, and which shall at all times when said vehicles are passing along or standing upon any street or alley of this City (except when the owner or person having such vehicle in charge is in the act of securing a load of refuse to be emptied into said vehicle) be kept on such vehicles in such manner that the covers shall extend well down the sides and ends of the vehicles, and be securely fastened at the corners, sides and ends of the vehicles; provided, however, that when the vehicles are empty of refuse and are reasonably clean and free from noisome odors, the covers need not be kept on the vehicles in the manner above prescribed.
Vehicles used for the transportation of swill shall be so constructed that the same shall be watertight, and that no leakage can escape from such vehicles, and such vehicles shall be provided with a hinged metal or wood cover which can be tightly closed. All vehicles for the transportation of swill or garbage of any character shall be subject to the approval of the Director of Public Health before licenses for their operation are issued.
(Amended by Ord. 257-61, App. 9/14/61)