[Adopted as Ch. 4, Art. 4, of the 1976 Code]
[Amended 11-15-1977 by Ord. No. 1102]
The Council shall, by resolution, designate a place or places for the dumping of all garbage, scavenger matter, refuse, rubbish, filth, slops, manure, ashes, offal, excrement of any kind and other offensive or obnoxious substances. Such dumping grounds shall be for the use only of residents of the City and for the dumping and disposal of such matter collected from and for residents of the City. It shall be unlawful to dump or dispose of such matter in such designated place or places for dumping and disposal by or for nonresidents of the City. It shall be unlawful for any person to dump, deposit or otherwise dispose of any garbage, scavenger matter, refuse, rubbish, filth, slops, manure, ashes, offal, excrement of any kind and other offensive or obnoxious substances or bury or dispose of any dead animals within the corporate limits of the City or within two miles of the limits thereof, upon any ground, premises or place other than that designated by the City Council.
[Amended 1-3-1978 by Ord. No. 1110]
Such dumping ground shall be under the supervision of the custodian designated and employed by the City.
Said dumping grounds shall be kept open for dumping purposes a minimum of eight hours each day, Monday through Friday of each week, inclusive, and a minimum of four hours on each Saturday, except holidays; provided that the City Council shall by resolution fix the hours of opening and closing of such dumping ground on such days and may from time to time by resolution change the opening and closing hours of such dumping ground. It shall be unlawful for any person to dump any refuse at any such dumping ground except during such hours so fixed.
The custodian or his assistant in charge of said dumping ground shall designate the place or places where all refuse brought to such dumping ground shall be placed. Said custodian may require persons bringing refuse to said dumping ground for disposal to separate such refuse according to kinds and classes of materials, and to deposit such different kinds or classes of materials in different places on said dumping ground, and may direct the manner and method of dumping and disposing of such refuse.
It shall be unlawful for any person to bring any automobiles, automobile bodies, parts of automobiles or machinery to such dumping grounds without having first dismantled or taken same apart so that the pieces and parts thereof shall lie flat on the ground, and the custodian shall not permit the same to be deposited at the dumping ground unless so dismantled or taken apart.
It shall be unlawful for any person to set a fire upon, or cause a fire to be set upon, any dumping or disposal ground heretofore or hereafter designated as such under the provisions of this article.
It shall be unlawful for any person, other than duly authorized City employees, to enter upon any dumping grounds, except only for the purpose of dumping and depositing thereon articles or substances permitted to be dumped or deposited at such dumping ground. It shall be unlawful for any person to search over or remove any article, thing or substance which has been dumped at such dumping ground.
The custodian of the dump or dumps designated in accordance with this article shall be the Street Superintendent unless a custodian is appointed, provided a custodian may be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed as other appointive offices by the Council, and said custodian shall have full authority to regulate all dumping on the premises of said dumping grounds. The custodian so appointed shall receive such compensation payable in monthly installments from the General Fund as the Mayor and Council shall fix and determine at the time of his appointment. The Street Superintendent shall receive no additional compensation while acting as custodian.
Any person who violates the prohibitions or provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a violation. The penalty for such violation shall be an amount not to exceed $500 for any one offense, recoverable with costs, and in default of said payment the offender shall stand committed to the County Jail until such fine and costs are paid. Each period of 24 hours during or on which a violation occurs or continues shall be deemed a separate offense.