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 program.
(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.
(d) Commercial and industrial sites shall provide for on-site disposal of yard refuse.
(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.)