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29.30.140 Cleanliness and Sanitation.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 176381, 177254, 181699, 184885 and 189711, effective September 25, 2019.)

A.  All exterior property areas must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.  All household garbage must be stored in receptacles which are free from holes and covered with tight fitting lids.  Receptacles must be of sufficient capacity to prevent the overflow of garbage and rubbish from occurring.

B.  The interior of every dwelling must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage so as not to breed insects and rodents, or produce dangerous or offensive gases, odors and bacteria, or any other unsanitary conditions, or create a fire hazard.

C.  The owner of a residential rental property of four or fewer dwelling units must provide for each dwelling unit, or subscribe to and pay for weekly recycling and composting service and every-other-week garbage removal service by a franchisee as defined in Chapter 17.102 of the Code of the City of Portland, where each dwelling unit is provided with at least one 20 gallon receptacle into which garbage and rubbish may be emptied for storage and collection. Receptacles and lids shall be watertight and provided with handles.

D.  The owner of a residential rental property of five or greater dwelling units must subscribe to and pay for recycling and garbage removal service by a refuse collection permittee or franchisee as defined in Chapter 17.102 of the Code of the City of Portland.  Collection must occur at least weekly.

E.  The owner of any owner-occupied residential property must subscribe to and pay for weekly recycling and composting service and every-other-week garbage removal service by a refuse collection permittee or franchisee as defined in Chapter 17.102 of the Code of the City of Portland if the property has been posted two or more times within one year for violation of Subsection 29.20.010 H.1. or 2.