Chapter 8.12
LITTER

Sections:

8.12.010    Short title.

8.12.020    Litter in general.

8.12.030    Sweeping litter into gutter prohibited.

8.12.040    Merchants to keep sidewalks free of litter.

8.12.050    Owner to maintain premises free of litter.

8.12.060    Litter thrown by persons in vehicles.

8.12.070    Vehicle loading.

8.12.080    Repealed.

8.12.090    Repealed.

8.12.010 Short title.

The ordinance codified in this chapter shall be known and may be commonly referred to and cited as the litter control code. (Ord. 302 § 1, 1974)

8.12.020 Litter in general.

No person shall throw, drop, deposit, discard, place or otherwise dispose of litter or any organic material or foodstuff upon any street, alley, sidewalk or any other public place in the city or upon a private residence or other private property not owned by him, or in the waters within the jurisdiction of the city, whether from a vehicle or otherwise except:

A. When such property is designated by the state or by any of its agencies or the city for the disposal of garbage and refuse, and such person is authorized by the proper public authority to so use such property; or

B. Into a litter receptacle or other container in such manner that the litter will be prevented from being carried away or deposited by the elements upon any part of the public place, private residence or other private property; or

C. When such person is the owner or does have control or custody of the property, or has the prior consent of the owner or tenant in lawful possession of such property, or unless the act is done under the personal direction of the owner or tenant and provided the litter will not cause a public nuisance or be in violation of any other state or local laws, rules or regulations. (Ord. 629 § 2, 1992; Ord. 302 § 2, 1974)

8.12.030 Sweeping litter into gutter prohibited.

No person shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street, alley or other public place the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Persons owning or occupying property shall keep the sidewalks in front of their premises free of litter. (Ord. 302 § 3, 1974)

8.12.040 Merchants to keep sidewalks free of litter.

No person owning or occupying a place of business shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Persons owning or occupying places of business within the city shall keep the sidewalk in front of their business premises free of litter. (Ord. 302 § 4, 1974)

8.12.050 Owner to maintain premises free of litter.

The owner or person in control of any private residence or other private property shall at all times maintain the premises free of litter. (Ord. 302 § 5, 1974)

8.12.060 Litter thrown by persons in vehicles.

No person while a driver or passenger in a vehicle shall throw or otherwise deposit litter upon any street or other public place or upon any private residence or private property. (Ord. 302 § 6, 1974)

8.12.070 Vehicle loading.

A. No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any public street unless the vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any of its load from dropping, shifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom, except that sand or gravel may be dropped for the purpose of securing traction, or water or other substance may be sprinkled on a roadway surface in the cleaning or maintaining of such roadway by a public authority having jurisdiction for the same or by persons under contract or other authorization by such public authority.

B. Any person owning or operating a vehicle from which any glass or other objects of its load have fallen or escaped, which would constitute an obstruction or injure a vehicle or otherwise endanger travel upon the public street shall immediately cause the public street to be cleaned of all such glass or other objects and shall pay any cost therefor. (Ord. 302 § 7, 1974)

8.12.080 Enforcement officers and procedures.

Repealed by Ord. 2018-014. (Ord. 302 § 8, 1974)

8.12.090 Penalties.

Repealed by Ord. 2018-014. (Ord. 629 § 3, 1992; Ord. 302 § 11, 1974)