[CC 1997 Ch. 17; Ord. No. 2386-92, 6-17-1992]
It is necessary to regulate litter in order to protect the public safety and health and to preserve the esthetics and welfare interests, and to ensure and preserve the residential nature of the neighborhoods, and to secure a prosperous and progressive community so that the City can attract other persons to locate here, and further, to maintain the values of residential property in the City and to prevent unsightliness, which debases the values of the community.
[CC 1997 §17.1; Ord. No. 2386-92, 6-17-1992]
For the purposes of this Chapter and other Chapters relative to the same subject matter herein, the following words and phrases shall have the meaning respectively ascribed to them by this Section:
- An enclosed building or any other waterproof, closed receptacle capable of holding litter.
- Any uncontainerized manmade or man-used waste, which, if deposited within the City or otherwise than in a litter receptacle, tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare, or which would impair the environment of the people of the City. It may include, but is not limited to, garbage, trash, refuse, confetti, debris, newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, construction materials, concrete, asphalt and other paving materials, tin cans, tree trunks, tree limbs, grass, bedding, crockery, and similar materials.
- Solid waste consisting of both combustibles and non-combustibles such as paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, plastic or paper containers or other construction materials, motor vehicle parts, furniture, oil, carcasses of dead animals, or nauseous or offensive matter of any kind, or any object likely to injure any person or create any hazard.
[CC 1997 §17.2; Ord. No. 2386-92, 6-17-1992]
No person can throw or deposit litter, rubbish or any other material upon any street, sidewalk, or other public place within the City, except in public receptacles and authorized private receptacles.
[CC 1997 §17.3; Ord. No. 2386-92, 6-17-1992]
No person shall throw, deposit, maintain or accumulate litter or rubbish on any private property within the City unless the said litter or rubbish is within a container.
[CC 1997 §17.4; Ord. No. 2386-92, 6-17-1992]
Persons placing litter or rubbish in public receptacles or in authorized private receptacles shall do so in such a manner as to prevent it from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place, or upon private property.
[CC 1997 §17.5; Ord. No. 2386-92, 6-17-1992]
The owner or person in control of any private property shall at all times maintain the premises free of litter or rubbish; provided that this Section shall not prohibit the storage of litter or rubbish in clean, authorized private containers for collection. On days of collection, any containers shall be removed from the curb line not later than 9:00 P.M., and shall be placed at the curb line not earlier than 6:00 P.M. the day prior to collection.
[CC 1997 §17.6; Ord. No. 2386-92, 6-17-1992]
No person shall drive or move any truck or other vehicle within the City limits unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any load, contents, litter or rubbish from being blown or deposited upon any street, alley or other public place. No person shall drive or move any vehicle or truck within the City, the wheels or tires of which carry onto or deposit upon any street, alley or other public place mud, dirt, sticky substances, litter, rubbish or foreign matter of any kind.