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(A) Dumping or leaving rubbish. It is unlawful for any person to deposit, unload, dump, discharge, throw out, place or maintain any rubbish, garbage, refuse, noxious matter or waste upon any public street, sidewalk or property.
(1) When awaiting collection, all garbage and rubbish must be properly placed in a container (including all loose contents), stored in the front yard, driveway, or public boulevard (behind the curb, not in the street) as follows:
(a) Containers may be set out no sooner than one day prior to collection day;
(b) Containers (and any material not picked up by the garbage hauler) must be removed from the front yard, driveway or public boulevard by the end of collection day.
(2) When not awaiting collection, garbage and rubbish must be properly stored in containers that are kept in rear yards, in accessory buildings or in garages. Containers may only be stored in a side yard if the setback of the home is at least 50 feet from the curb and they are stored behind the front building line of the home; if the setback of the home is not 50 feet from the curb, then the containers may only be stored in a side yard if they are screened by a hedge or enclosure so that they are not in immediate view of the public street.
(C) Dumping on property. It is unlawful for any person to dump or permit the dumping of garbage, refuse, rubbish, discarded articles and other debris upon any property without a permit pursuant to §§ 32.15 et seq.
(D) Temporary outdoor storage containers.TEMPORARY OUTDOOR STORAGE CONTAINERS include, but are not limited to, portable on-demand storage units and roll-off dumpsters. All temporary outdoor storage containers placed in a residential zoning district or on residential property shall be regulated by this section.
(1) Permit. No temporary outdoor storage containers may be placed in a residential zoning district or on residential property without a permit pursuant to Chapter 32. No more than two portable on-demand storage units and one roll-off dumpster will be permitted on a lot at one time. Staff reserves the right to restrict the number of temporary storage containers per lot to protect the general health, safety and welfare of the public. Either the residential property owner upon whose property the container will be placed or the company placing the temporary storage container may apply for a permit. The permit holder will be responsible for complying with the terms of this section.
(2) Location. Temporary outdoor storage containers shall be placed in private driveways whenever possible. However, all temporary outdoor storage containers must comply with the following requirements:
(a) They shall not obstruct any public sidewalk;
(b) They shall not be located within 30 feet of an intersection;
(c) They shall be located at least six feet from any residential building;
(d) They shall be located at least ten feet from any property line, unless located in a driveway or on a street;
(e) With the exception of new construction sites, they must be placed on a concrete or asphalt type surface. Wood planking or plywood shall be placed under the wheels or “feet” of the container;
(f) If located in a street or alley, then the following requirements apply:
1. Flashers or reflective tape are required on or around the container;
2. The applicant must obtain an obstruction permit pursuant to § 32.16(A)(14); and
3. The applicant may apply for a temporary no-parking permit pursuant to § 72.05(C)(2) if additional right-of-way is needed for the delivery or removal of the temporary outdoor storage container.
(3) Length of time. Temporary outdoor storage containers shall not be located on an individual lot, parcel or site for more than 30 days during any 12 month period. Additional 30 day extensions may be granted by the city if the container is iised in conjunction with a valid building permit for up to a total of 90 days annually for single-family residential and up to a total of 180 days annually for multi-family residential.
(4) Any damage to public property, such as the street, curb or sidewalk as a result of the placement of the temporary storage container is the responsibility of the permit holder. Damage to public property is deemed to be a public nuisance and will result in emergency abatement procedures being followed pursuant to § 94.15(E) and the costs being assessed against the property pursuant to § 94.20(B).
(5) Other. Temporary outdoor storage containers shall be constructed in such a manner that its contents will be adequately contained and the container shall be maintained in good repair.
(Ord. 16-05, passed 5-23-2016; Ord. 19-04, passed 3-25-2019; Ord. 21-001, passed 1-11-2021)