Division 5. Litter,Garbage and Refuse


§ 12-151. Polk County Litter Law adopted by reference.
Latest version.

The City of Lake Wales hereby adopts by reference Polk County Ordinance 99-24, known as the "Polk County Litter Law" (Exhibit A) as amended by Polk County Ordinance 99-37 (Exhibit B) and as may be amended from time to time in the future.

(Ord. No. 2000-06, § 1, 5-2-00)

§ 12-152. Clarifying the definition of "law enforcement officer."
Effective on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Section 1(c) of Polk County Ordinance No. 99-37 amending Section 2(c) of Polk County Ordinance 99-24 specifies that:

"Law enforcement officer" means any officer of the Florida Highway Patrol, the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a Municipal Police Department, Officers of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, Polk County Code Enforcement Officers, and, solely for the purposes of this division, any employee of the Polk County Division of Parks and Recreation designated by the department as a Litter Control Officer."

(Ord. No. 2000-06, § 1, 5-2-00; Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16)
§ 12-153. Accumulation of rubbish or garbage.
Effective on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16)
§ 12-154. Disposal of rubbish.
Effective on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of all rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such rubbish in approved containers.

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16)
§ 12-155. Appliances, Refrigerators, and other Large Waste.
Effective on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Appliances, Refrigerators, and other large waste not in operation shall not be discarded, abandoned or stored on any premises without first securing or removing the doors. (See also 12-233.11 Dangerous Conditions - General.)

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16)
§ 12-156. Disposal of garbage.
Effective on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of garbage in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such garbage in an approved garbage disposal facility or approved garbage containers.

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16)
§ 12-157. Containers.
Effective on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The operator of every establishment producing garbage shall provide, and at all times cause to be utilized, approved leak-proof containers provided with close-fitting covers for the storage of such materials until removed from the premises for disposal.

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16)
§§ 12-158 through 12-200. Reserved