8.08.020   Responsibility of the city to collect refuse.
   It is the duty of the city to either collect the refuse or cause it to be collected by another. The city's collection and disposal of refuse is a proper exercise of a governmental function pursuant to the city's power to make and enforce within its limits all such local, police, sanitary, and other regulations as is necessary for the public health and welfare.
   In populated communities, such as Signal Hill, it has become impractical for each individual to provide for the disposal of his or her own refuse. Therefore, the city assumes the exclusive responsibility for the collection of refuse, since if the city were to leave such an important function to each individual property owner, unsanitary and unhealthful results might follow from an individual landowner's indifference or neglect.
(Ord. 90-11-1082 § 1 (part))