Proper Disposal and Placement of Trash and Yard Wastes

8.12.030 - Placement.


Timing. All garbage, trash, refuse, solid waste, and yard waste shall be placed in the proper containers and position for collection no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day designated for said collection. Said waste shall not be set out for collection in advance of the regularly scheduled collection day except after 4:00 p.m. on the evening immediately preceding the day scheduled for such collection. All containers shall be returned within twenty-four (24) hours after collection to their proper position as described in this chapter.


Placement. All owners, tenants, or lessees of any dwelling unit shall place all garbage, refuse, trash, white goods, solid waste, heavy trash, or yard waste on their premises near the street or sidewalk, or at any other place designated as a pick up point.


Public Ways. No person shall permit their solid waste containers, white goods, yard waste, or heavy trash to block or impede the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic on any street, sidewalk or alley.


Yard Waste. Grass clippings and leaves shall be bagged, preferably in biodegradable bags, and placed for trash removal; however, leaves shall be removed from the curb by the city leaf vacuum machine from the second full week of October through the first full week of December. Brush shall be tied in small bundles consisting of limbs that are smaller than three inches in diameter and less than four feet in length or placed in containers and placed for trash removal; however, brush shall be removed from the curb by the city from the first full week of March through the first full week of October.


Storage. No owner, tenant, or lessee of any public or private premises shall permit to accumulate upon said premises any solid waste except in acceptable containers as defined by this ordinance. In no instance shall any containers for solid waste be stored in any front yard of any structure.




No person shall throw, place, or deposit solid waste, or allow said solid waste to escape into any street or public right-of-way or onto any public or private property, except in proper containers.


No person shall turn over or upset the contents of any container on any street, sidewalk, or other public place when said solid waste has been set out in containers near a public street or sidewalk for collection. No person shall remove any of such solid waste from the containers.


No person shall throw or scatter any trash or solid waste, or cause the same to be thrown or scattered in any street or other public place. It shall also be unlawful for any person to bring upon or permit to be brought upon any premises within the city any solid waste from outside the corporate limits.

(Ord. No. 10-03, § 2, 5-3-2010)