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Every person owning, managing, operating, leasing or renting any premises, dwelling unit or any place where refuse accumulates shall provide and at all times maintain in good order and repair portable containers for refuse in accordance with the following.
(A) Container specifications. Waste storage containers shall comply with the following specifications.
(1) Residential. Only residential containers issued by the city are allowed for curbside collection of solid waste.
(2) Apartment dumpsters. Single-family attached dwelling units consisting of eight or more units shall furnish dumpsters of sufficient size or number to handle all residential waste. All residential waste placed in dumpsters must be in bags. These dumpsters shall be placed at a location approved by the city.
(3) Commercial. Every person owning, managing, operating, leasing or renting any commercial premises where solid waste accumulates and where its storage in portable containers as required in division (A)(1) above is impractical, shall maintain metal bulk storage containers or dumpsters.
(B) Storage of containers.
(1) Dumpsters and other waste containers that serve nonresidential properties or multiple households shall be placed in the location specified on a site plan approved by the city, and screened to limit visibility of the containers and to contain litter and debris.
(2) At times other than when individual residential waste containers are to be placed at the curb line for collection as specified by division (C) below, the containers shall be stored in a building on the premises; behind the front building line against the principal structure or accessory structure not closer to the property line than five feet; in the front yard if screened from visibility from the street; or if a side yard is facing the street and containers are stored outside, the containers shall be screened from street visibility to the greatest extent.
(C) Location of containers for collection. Containers for the storage of solid waste awaiting collection shall be placed at the curb line by the owner or occupant of the premises served. Containers or other solid waste shall be placed at the curb line before 6:30 a.m. on the day of collection but shall not be so placed before 5:00 p.m. of the day prior to regularly scheduled collection day and shall be promptly removed from the curb line following collection.
(D) Nonconforming containers. Solid waste containers which are not adequate will be collected together with their contents and disposed of after due notice to the owner.
(E) Owner’s responsibility. All owners of residential and commercial premises shall be responsible for proper storage of all garbage and yard waste to prevent materials from leaving the promises except at collection. Fenced enclosures for the storage of solid waste containers may be required by the city.
(F) Other approved items. Minor amounts of residential construction debris will be accepted from occupied dwellings if placed in an approved container as defined by this chapter.
(1999 Code, § 105.16) (Ord. 2000-20, passed - -; Ord. 2010-06, passed 6-15-2010) Penalty, see § 10.99