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A. Animal Resistant Containers:
1. Residents and associations of residents located within city limits must store their waste in securely latched city approved animal resistant containers.
2. Animal resistant containers shall be set out on collection day with the lid securely closed. Residents and associations of residents located within city limits must place their solid waste containers or animal resistant containers within the designated street or alley right of way for collection no earlier than seven o'clock (7:00) P.M. on the evening prior to the day that such solid waste will be picked up by the city or its hauler. All solid waste containers must be removed from the street or alley right of way no later than seven o'clock (7:00) P.M. on the day that solid waste is picked up. Solid waste placed outside the container or solid waste prohibiting the lid from securely closing may result in additional fees for service.
3. Businesses are exempt from the city approved animal resistant containers until the city's contracted waste hauler provides such containers. Solid waste placed outside the container or solid waste prohibiting the lid from securely closing may result in additional fees. All businesses that produce food scraps and food byproducts as part of their solid waste, including, but not limited to, restaurants, bars, and grocery stores, shall must deposit and store all solid wastes in animal resistant containers or enclosures throughout the year.
4. A business, resident, or association of residents who violates this subsection A shall be deemed to have committed a municipal infraction, and shall be assessed the civil penalty described in section 1-4-4 of this code. Each day that a violation remains shall constitute a separate violation.
B. Preparation For Collection:
1. City approved animal resistant containers must be placed four feet from obstacles, including but not limited to other carts, power poles, and vehicles and must be placed with the opening facing the street or alley. Failure to do so may result in the container not being serviced.
2. Paper and combustible rubbish of every kind whatsoever shall be securely wrapped, packed or contained in a manner that will prevent blowing by the wind and shall be deposited in a proper receptacle.
3. With the exception of leaves, which are collected according with the schedule determined by the Public Works Department, all other vegetation and yard waste, including but not limited to tree limbs, trimmings, grass clippings and stumps, must be taken directly to the county landfill by the owner or occupant of the premises.
C. Dirt, Rocks and Building Debris:
1. Dirt and rocks accumulated as a result of improving or grading lawns and gardens, will not be removed from the premises, nor from the streets and alleys by the city solid waste collectors, but shall be removed to the county landfill by the owner or occupant of the premises where such material originated.
2. Dirt and rocks accumulated as a result of excavation of building sites, shall not be deposited in streets or alleys, but shall be removed from the premises where such material originates by the owner, occupant or contractor, or whoever was responsible for doing the work.
3. Other building rubbish shall be removed to the county landfill from the premises where such rubbish originates, by the occupant, owner, contractor or whoever was responsible for doing the work, at least once weekly or as specified by the public works department. (Ord. A-27, 10-17-1949; amd. 2003 Code; Ord. 23-17, 9-5-2023)