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(a) Special Refuse Problems.
(1) Contagious disease refuse. The removal of wearing, bedding, or other refuse from homes or places where highly infectious or contagious diseases have prevailed should be performed under the supervision and direction of the County Health Department. Such refuse shall not be placed in containers for regular collection.
(2) Flammable or explosive refuse. Highly flammable or explosive materials shall not be placed in containers for the regular collection, but shall be disposed of as directed by the Village at the expense of the owner or possessor thereof.
(b) Garbage Containers. Garbage containers shall be made of metal or plastic equipped with suitable handles and tight-fitting covers and shall be watertight. Garbage containers shall have a capacity of not more than twenty (20) gallons. Garbage containers shall be of a type approved by the County Board of Health and shall be kept clean, neat and sanitary at all times.
(c) Ash Containers. Ash containers shall be made of metal and have a capacity as determined by the hauler. Ashes must cooled before stored in ash containers.
(d) Rubbish Containers. Rubbish containers shall be of a kind suitable for collection purposes, and shall be of such weight that they can be handled by one man.
(e) Storing Refuse. No person shall place any refuse in any street, alley or other public place, or upon any private property whether owned by such person or not, within the Village, except if it is in proper containers for collection or under express approval granted by the Village. No person shall throw or deposit any refuse in any stream or other body of water.
(1) Unauthorized accumulation. Any unauthorized accumulation of refuse on any premises is hereby declared to be a nuisance and is prohibited. Failure to remove any existing accumulation of refuse within thirty days after the effective date of this section (Ordinance 983, passed May 21, 1973) shall be deemed a violation of this section.
(2) Scattering of refuse. No person shall cast, place, sweep or deposit anywhere within the Village any refuse in such a manner that it may be carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk, alley, sewer, parkway or other public place, or into any occupied premises within the Village.
(f) Points of Collection. Refuse containers shall be placed for collection at ground level on the property, not within the right of way of a street or alley, and accessible to and not more than ten feet from the side of the street or alley from which collection is made, provided that containers may be placed for collection at any other ground level and at a distance of not more than ten feet when approved by the hauler and an additional payment for the extra service is agreed upon by both parties. All refuse containers placed for collection on property near a street, alley or public right-of-way and accessible to a refuse hauler shall be removed from the area near the street, alley or public right-of-way and returned to a storage place away from the street, alley or public right-of-way on the same day that the refuse is collected by the refuse hauler.
(g) Requirement for Vehicles. All haulers shall use a watertight vehicle provided with a tight cover and so operated as to prevent offensive odors escaping therefrom and refuse being blown, dropped or spilled. (Ord. 983. Passed 5-21-73; Ord. 2012-18. Passed 5-22-12.)