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(1) An owner or person in charge of property where garbage accumulates shall keep or cause to be kept on the premises one or more portable containers of a standard type suitable for deposit of garbage and shall deposit or cause to be deposited in the containers all garbage that accumulates on the premises. Paper products and wooden wastes, however, may remain outside the containers if stored in a neat and orderly manner.

(2) Garbage containers shall be sturdy, watertight, not easily corrodible, rodent-and-insect-proof, and have handles at the sides and tightly fitting lids. When not being emptied or filled, the containers shall be kept tightly closed. They shall be conveniently accessible to garbage haulers.

(Section 6.055 amended by Ordinance No. 16724, enacted February 26, 1973; Ordinance No. 19393, enacted July 28, 1986, effective January 28, 1987; and Ordinance No. 20317, enacted April 15, 2004, effective May 15, 2004.)