Trash, Junk, and Outside Storage

8.24.060 - Trash, junk and outside storage.

A.  No owner of any property within the City, nor tenants or agents in charge thereof, shall allow or permit the accumulation of trash or junk on such property, or on that adjacent area between the property and adjacent sidewalks, streets or alleys. All trash shall be contained in approved receptacles customarily used for such purpose.

B.  No owner of any residential property within the City, nor tenants or agents in charge thereof, shall permit the outdoor storage on such property of materials not customarily stored outdoors in residential neighborhoods, such as, but not limited to, construction materials, tires and household appliances, pickup campers, truck bed covers, upholstered furniture that is designed, manufactured and intended primarily for indoor use, if such materials, whether or not sheltered or covered or within a carport or other partially enclosed structure, are visible from any public street, sidewalk, alley or from the ground level of abutting properties. The storage of materials within a garage or other fully enclosed structure shall not be considered outdoor storage for the purposes of this provision. Notwithstanding the foregoing, construction materials may be stored outdoors on residential property for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, if such materials are being used in the construction of a structure for which a building permit has been issued by the City, or for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days, if such materials are being used for construction that does not require a building permit.

Trash shall mean any material rejected or discarded, including but not limited to garbage, food waste, animal feces, paper, cans, bottles, glass, containers, rags, cloth or other materials common to household use or objects which may become a breeding place for flies, mosquitoes or vermin, or which give off unpleasant odors.

Junk shall mean items that are outdoors and that are broken, discarded or not reasonably useable, including but not limited to boxes, crates, salvage materials, discarded fence posts, tires, motor vehicle bodies or parts, scrap metal, bedsprings, discarded furniture and all other household goods or appliances, used lumber and other similar objects.