Monthly Archives: March 2015

A City Code Reminders Re: Trash Containers

1303.021 – Duties of the public—Storage and disposal of waste.

D. 1.In those areas with automated collection, the city designated automated collection containers shall be the exclusive means of receiving and holding all acceptable waste generated at dwelling units, other than bulk, white goods, yard waste, and recyclables that have been separated from acceptable waste to be collected from the dwelling unit or premises by the city or authorized, licensed commercial waste hauler; and
2.  Automated collection containers shall be placed outside of any fence, wall, enclosure, dwelling unit, or building at the designated point of collection on the day of collection and shall be placed at least ten (10) feet from any parked vehicle and three (3) feet from any other obstruction.

(Ord. 2331-99 § 1 (part); Ord. 2553-00 § 1 (part).)

4.  Removal of Containers. Residents shall remove any waste container(s) or automated collection container other than three hundred (300) gallon containers and dumpsters from the point of collection (public right-of-way) within twenty-four (24) hours of the collection and store such containers until twelve (12) hours prior to the next scheduled collection.

E. Any person who fails to place waste container(s), yard waste, and recyclables at the point or points of collection on the scheduled day and by the time prescribed by Sections 1303.023(B)(1) and (2), shall either:
1.Dispose of the uncollected acceptable waste generated at dwelling units, other than bulk and white goods, within twenty-four (24) hours of the scheduled day and time, at the expense of said person; or
2.Remove any waste container(s) including yard waste and recyclables receptacle(s) from the point of collection within twenty-four (24) hours subsequent to the scheduled collection time, store such receptacles until twelve (12) hours prior to the next scheduled collection, and return the receptacle or container to the point or points of collection no more than twelve (12) hours before the next scheduled day and time of collection.
F .Duty to Keep Collection Area Free of Debris and Spillage. It shall be the duty of the property owner and/or occupant(s) to keep the designated point of collection and the surrounding area free from debris, spillage, and other overflow pursuant to Sections 705.03 and 707.03 of the Columbus City Codes.
G .Duty to Collect and Dispose of Items After Eviction.
1.It shall be the duty of any owner or lessor of any residential unit or premises in the city where a court supervised setout is performed in any eviction action to keep on their property any acceptable or unacceptable waste and to implement applicable Franklin County Municipal Court procedures.
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What to Do If you See Suspicious Behavior

If you see a vehicle(s) and/or people acting suspicious, please do the following.

1.  Write down date, time & location (keep a log for a few days)

2.  Write down vehicle description and tag # is important if you can get it.  Does the car have any damage or is there a headlight or taillight out?

3.  Description of people

Get info to me and I will see it gets to our Police Liaison.  I also post this info as this suspicious behavior is likely happening on others streets and not just in our neighborhood.  I remember one about 3 years ago and the vehicle we kept seeing was finally stopped in Clintonville.  If you have questions please get in touch.    Pat 406-4829.

Of course if you feel anything is an emergency call 9-1-1.