5.502 Owners to Provide Garbage Receptacles

(1) Effective January 1, 1997, the owner of any dwelling who rents, leases, or lets dwelling units for human habitation shall provide, in a location accessible to all dwelling units, one (1) 30-gallon receptacle for each dwelling unit, or, if a multiple family unit, a receptacle with a combined capacity of 30 gallons per dwelling unit, into which garbage and rubbish from the dwelling units may be emptied for storage between days of collection. Receptacles and lids shall be watertight and provided with handles. All receptacles shall be maintained free from holes and covered with tight-fitting lids at all times. The owner of the units shall subscribe to and pay for weekly garbage removal service for the receptacles with a City of Medford refuse collection franchise holder.

(2) Violation of this section constitutes a violation.

[Added Ord. No. 8147, Sept. 5. 1996; Amd. Ord. No. 2000-45, March 16, 2000.]