Receptacle and Container Issues

Summary Without a receptacle this becomes litter
a) Required. Every person in possession, charge or control of any building, or from which trash, or other waste is accumulated or produced, shall be required to provide in a suitable and accessible location, receptacles and containers suitable for waste
  • Code: 2-16-247 and
  • Code: 2-16-254
  • Fine: up to $1000

2-16-247 Receptacles and containers
  • (a) Required. Every person in possession, charge or control of any building, or from which business trash, industrial waste or other waste is accumulated or produced, shall be required by this Article to provide and keep in a suitable and accessible location for the licensed private collector, receptacles and containers suitable for the storage of all such waste materials generated at the premises between the established collection dates. Receptacles and containers are to be maintained in good serviceable condition.
  • (b) To be safe. All receptacles as required by this Article shall be of safe construction and design and shall be maintained in good, orderly and serviceable condition at all times. Any person who does not conform to the requirements of this Article shall be issued a citation for non-compliance and returnable to Magistrate Court.

2-16-254 Precollection practices - Generally
The following practices and procedures shall be employed by persons in the County in order to facilitate the collection of solid wastes:
  • (a) Refuse. All refuse shall be placed and maintained in containers as specified herein. All containers shall be maintained at all times with tight-fitting lids or covers.
  • (b) Standard refuse collection. All refuse shall be placed and maintained in containers as specified herein. Tree and shrubbery trimmings not suitable for bagging shall be placed for collection in secured bundles of 36”x24"x24” or less. Each container, bag, or bundle shall not exceed forty (40) pounds in weight. Refuse shall be placed at curbside for collection no later than 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day, but no earlier than 6:00 p.m. of the previous day. Containers must be removed from curbside within twelve (12) hours following collection.
  • (c) Garbage. All garbage placed in containers for collection shall first be drained of all liquids, and shall be wrapped, bagged, or enclosed in paper or plastic material.
  • (d) Household trash. All household trash shall be drained of all liquids prior to its being placed in refuse receptacles. Household trash may be combined with garbage.
  • (e) Injurious trash items. All waste material of an injurious nature, such as broken glass, light bulbs, sharp pieces of metal, fluorescent tubes and television tubes shall be securely packaged or wrapped for the purpose of preventing injury to the collection crews or other third parties.
  • (f) Hazardous refuse and building materials. No hazardous refuse or building materials shall be placed in any household receptacle at any time.
  • (g) Yard trash. Tree and shrubbery trimmings in excess of that allowed for standard collection may be collected by private vendors.
  • (h) Trees, shrubbery branches, etc. Tree and shrubbery branches, limbs and trimmings cut by landscape or tree service contractors or other commercial workmen or resulting from land being cleared shall be collected and removed by those who have performed the work or shall be removed by the person for whom the work was performed in accordance with all local, state and federal laws.
  • (i) Household furniture, furnishings and bulky items. Upon request, persons requesting this service may schedule an appointment with a private vendor to collect normal household furniture and appliances, such as sofas, chairs, beds, refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters and similar items. Special collections are scheduled by appointment and are subject to a fee.
  • (j) Back door refuse collection shall be available subject to an additional fee.
  • (k) Standard refuse collection for multi-family dwelling projects shall be by on-site bulk containers. Entire rowhouse condominium complexes may receive individual curbside collection.