SANITATION RULES PER ORDINANCES
975.07 LOCATION OF WASTE FOR PICKUP.
(a) Residential Waste. Residents shall not place their solid waste and/or garbage cans at the collection site/curb before noon the day before collection and shall remove the garbage cans from the collection site no later than 8:00 a.m. the day following collection. If containers are to be picked up at the backyard or alley, prior approval from the Director of Public Service and/or his/her designee. Waste not set out by 6:00 AM on the day of collection may not be collected until the following week.
(b) Nonbulky Waste and Bulky Waste. Nonbulky waste shall be placed at the collection site/curb and properly containerized and/or secured to prevent sewer blockage, traffic obstructions, littering and food or harborage for any animal, rodent or insect. Nonbulky waste shall not be raked, swept, blown or otherwise disposed of in the street. Bulky waste including refrigerators, stoves, water heaters and other white goods shall be placed at the curb. All bulky waste shall be placed at the curb site, no sooner than twenty-four hours prior to collection. Bulky waste may need to be collected separately and will be picked up within one business day of the standard collection day.
(c) Containers. Multi-family residential owners and general commercial users shall place containers in a location determined by the Director of Public Service and/or his/her designee.
(d) Change of Possession, Waste Removal. It shall be the responsibility of any owner of real property in the City to ensure that upon eviction or other voluntary or involuntary change of possession, any personal property or solid waste, moved outside, either on the subject property or the area adjacent to the subject property, shall be containerized. If there are more than two items of bulky waste, a dmnpster is required. The property shall be properly disposed of within 48 hours of placement. For purposes of complying with the requirements of this section, the owner of property is not subject to the exclusivity provision set forth in Section 975.03(d).
(1) Where personal property in the circumstance described above is a) not containerized or b) not removed within 48 hours of placement, the Director of Public Service, or his designee, may take all steps necessary to effect the proper and complete disposal of said property including, but not limited to, utilizing community service workers or other contracted labor and/or materials.
(2) All costs of disposal of property as set forth in paragraph (d)(l) above incurred by the City of Canton, may be charged to the combined sanitation, water and sewer bill of the owner of the real property where the cleanup occurred. The minimum fee charged shall be $500.00. Any owner disputing said charge may appeal to the Utility Accounts Review Board, pursuant to Chapter 148 of the Canton Codified Ordinances, by letter to the Service Director. In the event the owner refuses or neglects to pay said costs within 30 days from receipt of notice demanding same, the Director, or his designee, shall report the failure to pay to Council, which may then take all steps necessary to have the costs assessed as a lien on the property or any other collection process established under this Chapter.
(Ord. 132-2020. Passed 7-13-20.)
(a) Whoever violates any provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(b) Whoever violates Section 975.03(c) or Section 975.07(a), (b), or (c) may alternatively be assessed a fine of $25.00 which will be added to the combined sanitation, water and sewer bill of the owner of the property. Any owner disputing said charge may appeal to the Utility Accounts Review Board, pursuant to Chapter 148 of the Canton Codified Ordinances by letter to the Director of Public Service.
(c) As used in this section, "person" includes individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations and firms.
(d) Whoever violates subsection (a) hereof shall be issued a ticket citation for the first offense and shall be fined in the amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) with the penalty paid over-the-counter or by personal appearance in a court at the option of the violator. For a subsequent second offense of subsection (a) within two years following the first conviction, the violator shall be guilty of an unclassified misdemeanor with a penalty for the second offense being not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00). For a subsequent third or additional offense of subsection (a) within two years following the first conviction, the violator shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree and shall be sentenced to community service in addition to any other penalties assessed. All
violations within one year of the first offense shall require that the violator personally appear in court.
(e) Whoever violates subsection (b) hereof is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree on a first offense; and on each subsequent offense within a two-year period of the first offense, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(Ord. 132-2020. Passed 7-13-20.)
For questions please contact the Sanitation Department at 330-489-3020.