BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION
DISCHARGE OF LITTER
SIDEWALKS, TRASH, RUBBISH, GARBAGE
POLICE, HEALTH DEPTS
C. 270 S. 16
06/10/97, 01/10/95, 02/14/89,
06/10/86, 02/05/88, 09/??/84 02/02/82, 02/03/81
Ordinance regulating the discharge and control of litter on highways
“Litter” shall mean refuse, garbage,
rubbish, or any unwanted waste materials in any amount intended for disposal
by any person or persons. It
may consist of animal or vegetable waste, paper, cellophane, rubber, glass,
metal, plastic and other like materials.
“Refuse” defined to include
“garbage, ashes and rubbish” defined in ordinance.
The City will collect ordinary rubbish.
“Commercial Waste” consists of any
unusual wastes that accumulate on premises of commercial enterprise, (e.g.
m/v parts from vehicle repair shops, constructions materials from commercial
construction service companies.
City does not collect commercial waste.
“Industrial Wastes” are waste
materials, products or by-products from factories, processing plants, and
other manufacturing enterprises including any food processing wastes, highly
inflammable material or otherwise dangerous and / or hazardous wastes.
Industrial wastes not collected by City.
“Joint Maintenance” shall mean:
The City retains ownership of the road layout including the portion
known as the sidewalk and shall be responsible for major maintenance such as
paving repairs or replacement as deemed necessary.
The owner and / or tenant shall be responsible for the cleanliness,
removal of debris, weeds and trapped litter from any sidewalk that abuts
owned or rented property and shall exercise good and reasonable judgment in
maintaining the sidewalk free from debris and litter at all times so as to
insure the safe passage of all pedestrian traffic in an atmosphere free from
dirt and litter.
defined in ordinance are person(s), owner, tenant, littering, and sidewalk.
Sections 3 & 4
littering or otherwise disposing of litter on any street, road highway or
person littering or otherwise disposing litter on private property as to
cause a general nuisance to the public welfare.
All persons (owner / tenant) who fail to exercise reasonable daily
maintenance of sidewalks violates the ordinance.
All persons in commercial, light and heavy industrial zones,
exercising joint ownership to abutting sidewalk are responsible to dispose
of picked up debris
Owners of lesser use-zoned properties including residential and
apartment house are responsible.
Sweeping debris onto roadway is a violation.
All convenient stores or take out food restaurants required to
provide trash receptacles
Includes all City agencies.
5, 6, 7, 8
for Collection: Containers
defined in ordinance, must be in good condition and covered or secured so
contents do not escape.
– metal, plastic, or rigid container, max. 8 lbs. empty, 32 gals.
designed for rubbish disposal, max. 36” x 24”, 28 gals.
heavy cardboard, max 36” x 24”, 4 lbs. empty.
– max. 48” long, 18” diameter, 6 cubic feet.
containers not filled over limit and must be able to withstand snow and rain
bags tied, boxes covered or kept out of rain/snow, bundles neatly tied with
max. 50 lbs. full, max 6 per unit, 10 with DPW permission.
City collects from buildings with 6 units or less.
Containers collected curbside on scheduled day.
Stored for removal no earlier than 18:00 night before, no later than
07:00 day of collection. Empty
container removed day of collection.
of keeping containers on sidewalk except for collection.
against disturbing rubbishes without consent of owner (barrel picking), or
written permission of DPW.
for private waste disposal for commercial and industrial waste, must be
non-leaking. DPW, HEALTH to
person shall place refuse for collection in front of any building where the
refuse was not generated.
of over 6 units can have trash collected by City if pay for their own
dumpster, participate in curbside recycling, and sign waiver.
Violations of Sec. 3 & 4
– After conviction:1st offense - Warning,
2nd offense - $100, Subsequent
of Sec. 5, 6, 7, 8
– 1st offense - $50, 2nd offense - $100, Subsequent
interest charged for failure to pay assessed fine within 21 days.
Police, Health Inspectors, other person that Mayor deputizes with
Main ordinance – 06/10/86