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It shall be the duty of every person in possession of or control of any premises at all times to keep or cause to be kept suitable watertight garbage cans, constructed of metal or molded plastic material with two hand-holds and covers for deposit of garbage and refuse; and to deposit or cause garbage and refuse to be deposited therein.
Such cans shall not be more than thirty two gallons capacity, shall have two handles at the sides thereof, tight fitting lids and total weight not more than 60 pounds when full. The lids shall not be removed except when necessary to place garbage or refuse in cans or to take therefrom. When garbage and refuse are placed therein or taken therefrom lids shall be replaced by the person placing it therein or taking same therefrom. Such cans shall be kept in a sanitary condition, with the outside free from accumulated grease or decomposed material. (Ord. 1310, 1979; Ord. 1348, 1980; Ord. 1422, 1985; Ord. 1535, 1996).
Every can or heavy plastic bag firmly tied on the day designated for collection shall be kept in a place accessible to the collector of garbage and refuse. Where alley access is available, all cans shall be placed at the alley line. Where alley access is not available, all cans shall be placed within 15 feet from street line at the curb line on the day designated for collection and on all other days shall be removed from street view.
All cartons/cardboard boxes in residential or commercial districts must be flattened and tied into bundles. (Ord. 1496, 1993).
It shall be the duty of every person, firm, or corporation in possession, charge or control of any premises to cause garbage and refuse to be placed in cans or containers for removal by the Sanitation Department. If any person, firm, or corporation fails, refuses or neglects to place garbage or refuse in cans or containers for removal by the city, or allows garbage or refuse to accumulate or be left on any street or ally, it shall constitute, and is declared to be public nuisance. In the event of violation of the provisions of this section, and in the event the nuisance created or existing is not abated or removed within 48 hours after written notice to abate or remove the nuisance is given to the owner or owners, occupant or occupants of the premises on which the nuisance is situated, it is lawful for the City, acting through its Sanitation Department, to remove and abate the nuisance, and for that purpose the Sanitation Department is authorized to expend such sum of money as may be required for the removal or abatement of the nuisance. The owner or owners, occupant or occupants of property upon which a nuisance is situated after written notice is given as above provided, shall be chargeable with the expense which may be incurred in the removal thereof, and the expense incurred may be collected by suit or otherwise in addition to the fine and/or penalty herein provided for. (Ord. 1310, §7, 1979; Ord. 1578, §1, 1998).
The City of Kettle Falls should provide for rental, canisters to be used by apartment houses, motels, food and grocery businesses and other businesses that so desire. Pick-up of such canisters will be once or twice a week as specified. (Ord. 1316, 1979).
Any unauthorized individual apprehended placing garbage in these canisters shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not in excess of $100.00. Each violation shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 1392).