Rubbish and garbage must be kept in closed containers/garbage cans with lids. Residential trash containers must be stored in garages. They may be stored in rear yards, or at the side of houses only if appropriate screening/fencing is provided. Additionally, yard tools, equipment, fire pits, grills, and firewood may not be stored in the front yards, but only in side yards if appropriate screening/fencing is provided. (308.1) (308.2.2). Homeowners erecting fences for screening garbage cans, fire wood, etc., must first obtain a permit – the permit fee for these fences will be waived until December 31, 2019.