Rubbish & Garbage

All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.

Combustible and noncombustible waste materials, except garbage; the term shall include the residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke and other combustible materials, paper, rags, cartons, boxes, wood, excelsior, rubber, leather, tree branches, yard trimmings, tin cans, metals, mineral matter, glass, crockery and dust and other similar materials. Rubbish shall also include broken, inoperable or discarded merchandise; household furnishings, appliances, machines, tools, boxes, pallets, cartons, old tires, used or discarded building materials, and any other materials that may provide harborage for rodents or allow for the stagnation of water.

The animal or vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
A lot, plot or parcel of land, easement or public way, including any structures thereon.

An owner or occupant of property within the City commits an offense if he permits or causes to be permitted an accumulation of rubbish or garbage on the property.

In the event of the failure of the owner or occupant or person in control of the property to bring property into compliance with the requirements, the City may have rubbish and garbage removed from the property.

If the City removed rubbish or garbage from the property after issuance of the written notice, charges in the amount of the total costs incurred by the City in performing said work shall be due from the owner of the premises. If the charges are not paid, the City may file a lien against the property.