Ordinance: Title 9, Ch.91.05(E). See also Title 5 Public Works: Chapter 50 Trash, Rubbish, and Recyclable and/or Hazardous Materials Collection.

§ 91.05 PUBLIC NUISANCE PROHIBITED. The following acts, omissions, conditions and things in or upon any land or structure in the city, or the failure to comply with any of the following standards constitute public nuisances, the existence of which are hereby prohibited and declared to be unlawful; the provisions of this section are not exclusive and may be duplicative of other provisions, codes and regulations adopted by the city; all provisions, codes and regulations of the city, including those in this section, may be applied cumulatively or separately for purposes of enforcement. (1976 Code, § 9-1-5) (Ord. 593-12, passed 8-8-2012; Ord. 628-16, passed 6-22-2016) Penalty, see § 10.99

(E) No person shall allow, deposit, store, accumulate or maintain garbage, trash, refuse, rubbish, litter or junk that is visible from beyond the lot boundaries, except for temporary storage of such materials in an authorized receptacle for collection in compliance with Chapter 50 of this code.

Applicable Definition(s):

GARBAGE. Household waste (including single- and multiple-family residences and some commercial enterprises such as hotels, offices, restaurants and other such businesses) that is permitted to be placed in on-site receptacles.

JUNK. Items that in their present state are of little or no apparent or objective economic value, except that which is confined within an industrial or commercial area in compliance with the City Zoning Code, including, but not limited to, discarded or scrapped furniture; glass, metal, paper, appliances, fixtures or machinery parts; inoperative machinery or appliances; vehicle bodies or parts, including tires; building material; litter; or discarded or empty containers.

LITTER. Any rubbish, refuse, waste materials, paper, glass, cans, bottles, organic or inorganic trash, debris, dead animals or any foreign substance of any kind or description, including abandoned or junk vehicles, regardless of their value.

REFUSE. All biodegradable or non-biodegradable solid or semisolid wastes, except human excreta, but including garbage, rubbish, ashes, trash, manure, dead animals, junk vehicles, construction materials and industrial wastes.

RUBBISH. All non-biodegradable solid wastes, excluding ashes, consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, cardboard, waste metal, tin cans, yard clippings, wood, glass, bedding, crockery, construction and similar materials.

TRASH. Paper, rags, old clothing, paper containers, pieces of wood, rubber or plastic, boxes, barrels or crates, construction materials, feathers, weeds, grass and tree limbs or shrub limbs.