It shall be the duty of owners, proprietors or persons in charge of every dwelling or residential unit in the City to place or cause to be placed all solid waste accumulating on the premises in suitable containers or receptacles provided by such owner or other person. All receptacles for household waste shall be watertight containers of metal, plastic, fiber, fiberglass or other impervious materials especially designed as solid waste receptacles and equipped with tightly fitting covers sufficient to keep out water and to prevent disturbance by animals and the entrance of insects. The waste receptacles shall have a capacity of not less than five nor more than twenty gallons. All household waste receptacles shall be equipped with suitable handles by which they may be lifted. All receptacles for yard waste and ashes shall have a capacity not exceeding one bushel. Receptacles for ashes must be of metal. The combined weight of any solid waste container and its contents shall not exceed fifty pounds. However, containers for solid waste shall not be so small as to require an excessive number of containers for each household. All bulk solid waste, such as cardboard containers, wooden crates and similar solid waste, shall be flattened and tied in bundles or placed in suitable containers of a size that may be readily handled by one collector. In no case shall such bundle or container be larger than two feet by two feet by three feet. Brush shall be cut into lengths not exceeding three feet and tied into bundles which can be readily handled by an individual collector. Tree limbs exceeding eight inches in diameter or three feet in length will not be collected by the City and shall not be included in any bundle for solid waste collection. Receptacles for noncombustible solid waste shall not exceed one bushel or fifty pounds, including contents. Solid waste bags or sacks, of a size of not less than one nor more than three-bushel capacity, may be used if they are especially designed for solid waste. The sacks shall provide wet strength to withstand wet solid waste and wet weather to prevent bursting when handled or filled to the maximum weight of fifty pounds of solid waste. 
(Ord. 1992-36.  Passed 11-17-92.)