CHAPTER 23C. UTILITY SERVICES.
Article IV. Garbage and Yard Refuse Service.*
Sec. 23C-4-14. Yard refuse service.
(a) Notwithstanding provisions of this chapter to the contrary, leaves,
lawn clippings, tree and shrub prunings, or like plant material, may be placed
in the street for removal by the city or its contract agent. Such yard refuse
shall be placed and maintained in a pile or piles immediately adjacent to, and
in front of, the property from which it originated and to be so placed and
maintained as not to restrict reasonable gutter drainage or obstruct traffic. In
addition, no stumps, concrete, metal objects, dirt, garbage, sod, or other
similar non-plant material as determined by the city sanitation officer shall be
placed in or upon such pile or piles.
(b) The city council finds that the
public health, safety, and welfare of the people of the city is benefited by the
periodic collection of yard refuse from all places within the city except places
of industrial or commercial uses. After November 1, 1987, yard refuse service
shall be mandatory except for those persons who, prior to November 1, 1987, have
exempted out of the yard refuse service program and except for commercial and
industrial accounts. All new noncommercial and non-industrial property owners
after November 1, 1987, shall subscribe to the yard refuse service
(c) That portion of the yard refuse service dealing with street
sweeping shall be mandatory in all areas of the city, residential, commercial,
industrial or otherwise. Those subscribers who do not have full yard refuse
service shall pay a proportionate fee for street sweeping.
and industrial sites shall provide for on-site disposal of yard
(e) This section shall remain operative until January 15, 2008 and
shall thereafter be of no further force and effect. (Ord. No. 1472,
§ 3; Ord. No. 1479, § 3.)