Solid Waste Ordinance

SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE
(Chapter 8, Article III, Division I, Generally, & 8-83, Regulations)

(a) No disposable refuse shall be exhibited for collection prior to 5:00 p.m. on the day before the day of collection.
(b) Disposable refuse shall be placed in closed containers or durable heavy duty bags, securely tied. All loose material, such as cardboard, packing material, etc., shall be broken down and securely tied, if needed.
(c) Commercial refuse containers shall be removed from sidewalks within one (1) hour after collection. Residential containers shall be removed from the street by 6:00 p.m. on the day of collection.
(d) It shall be unlawful for any owner, manager or employee of a commercial  establishment or institution or resident of the boundary area described in Section 8-81 to deposit solid waste from that commercial establishment, institution or residence in any receptacle maintained
by the city for the disposal of litter by pedestrians.
(e) All commercial, institutional and residential customers will place disposable refuse in such a manner as not to interfere with motorist or pedestrian travel.
(f) Enforcement of these provisions shall be by the police department, board of health, and
the department of public works or be punishable by a fine of twenty-fine dollars ($25.00).
(g) No dumpsters shall be picked up and/or emptied in residential areas between the hours of 10:00p.m. and 7:00a.m. Penalty for violation of this subsection shall be a written warning for the first offense, followed by a three-hundred dollar fine ($300.00) for each subsequent offense issued to the operator of the vehicle. Enforcement of this provision shall be by the police department.
(h) Said disposable refuse shall be the property of the owner, representative of the owner, occupant or operator.