CHAPTER 23C. UTILITY SERVICES.
Article IV. Garbage and Yard Refuse Service.*
Sec. 23C-4-6. Receptacles.
(a) Receptacles Required. It is unlawful for any person to keep,
accumulate or permit or suffer to be accumulated, any garbage, wet garbage,
rubbish, refuse or yard refuse, except yard refuse placed in public rights of
way as provided hereinafter, upon any lot or parcel of land, or on any public or
private lanes, place, street, alley or drive, unless the same shall be in
receptacles approved by the city sanitation officer. Such receptacles shall be
kept closed or covered at all times except when necessary to place garbage, wet
garbage, rubbish, refuse or yard refuse therein or to take the same therefrom.
Receptacles used for collection shall not exceed thirty-two gallons in
(b) Receptacles for Wet Garbage. Every accumulator of wet garbage
shall provide or cause to be provided, and at all times shall keep or cause to
be kept, separate containers approved by the city sanitation officer for holding
wet garbage. Each container shall be constructed of galvanized metal or thick
plastic, not contain more than thirty-two gallons, have handles and a tight
fitting cover, be watertight, be clean and be covered except when necessary to
place wet garbage therein or to take wet garbage therefrom.
Receptacles. All garbage, wet garbage, rubbish, or refuse receptacles shall be
maintained in a neat and sanitary condition at all times by the owner or person
in control or having charge of such receptacles.
(d) Collection from
Receptacles. The contents of receptacles for garbage, industrial waste, rubbish,
refuse and wet garbage shall be collected from all premises in the city, except
as otherwise excepted in this chapter, and the owner or occupant of such
premises shall make such receptacles reasonably accessible on the premises
outside of any building, garage, or locked enclosure or at such location as may
be determined by the city sanitation officer. Collection shall be accomplished
quickly, quietly and courteously and all collection receptacles and lids or
covers for the same shall be replaced on the premises from which they were
removed; with receptacles in an upright position and within five feet of where
they were originally placed before collection, but not in any driveway.
Collection of the contents of such receptacles in residential areas and in
commercial and industrial zones adjacent to residential areas shall be made only
after 6:00 A.M. and before 6:00 P.M. of each day. (Ord. No. 1038, § 3