The following words or terms, when used in this Article II, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
   ADDITIONAL COLLECTION SERVICE OPTIONS FOR RESIDENTS. Collection services above the that may include, but are not limited to: additional or beyond the contents of the first ; ; , and collection services.
   BAGGED ORGANICS WITH TRASH. A collection system where source-separated are placed in a strong bag and placed inside the regular and collected on the same day as .
   BASE LEVEL SOLID WASTE SERVICES. The and recyclable collection and disposal services common to all residential dwelling units (“RDUs”) and includes weekly collection of one trash at each address with disposal of and recyclable collection services that are paid for by the resident to the city.
   BULKY WASTE. Consists of large items from eligible RDUs that should not be put into including, but not limited to: stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, washing machines, bicycles, lawn mowers, lawn chairs, furniture and other such materials.
   CARTS. The wheeled and lidded , , and labeled containers in which materials can be stored and later rolled out for on the designated collection day.
   CITY-WIDE CURBSIDE CLEANUP PROGRAM.  Annual program for pick-up of refuse, brush, appliances, and scrap metal, including neighborhood programs related to solid waste planning, promotion, education and program development. The City-wide Curbside Cleanup Program is available to all RDUs as defined herein, and to those residential units not included in the definition of RDU for which the full association has opted into the City-wide Curbside Cleanup Program.
   COLLECTION HOURS. The time periods during which collection of , including , is authorized by the city for the .
   COMPOSTING. A microbial process that converts plant materials such as grass clippings and leaves to a usable organic soil amendment or mulch by providing adequate aeration, moisture, particle size, and fertilizer and lime.
   COMPOSTABLE BAGS. Paper kraft bags or bags that meet ASTM Standard Certification for Compostable Plastics (D6400) within a operation as required by M.S. § 115A.931, subd. (c) and M.S. § 325E.046, as they may be amended from time to time, for collection of any that is not contained in a .
   CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS. Has the meaning prescribed in M.S. § 115A.03, subd. 7, as it may be amended from time to time, which states that it includes waste building materials, packaging, and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition of buildings and roads.
   CURBSIDE. That portion of the right-of-way adjacent to the paved or traveled city, county or state roadways, including alleys.
   CURBSIDE COLLECTION. The collection of all , including , , , , , , and other additional collection service options.
   DOOR STEP COLLECTION. The collection of from the door step or other area adjacent to the by the in lieu of . DOOR STEP COLLECTION must first be authorized by the city as an accommodation to the residents.
   ELECTRONIC WASTE. Consists of any discarded consumer electronic device with a circuit board including, but not limited to: televisions, computers, laptops, tablets, computer monitors, peripherals (e.g., keyboard, printer, mouse, etc.), cell phones, PDAs, DVD recorders/players and video cassette recorders/players and fax machines as specifically referenced in M.S. § 115A.1310, as it may be amended from time to time.
   EXTRA COLLECTION.  The collection of residential solid waste, including trash, recyclables, yard waste, organics, bulky wastes, and other additional collection service options collected in addition to or outside of the regular collection day.
   HAULING DISTRICT. The geographic area within the city that designates the day of the week for the collection of , including , , and from RDUs.
   HAZARDOUS WASTE. Has the meaning prescribed in M.S. § 116.06, subd. 11, as it may be amended from time to time.
   HOLIDAY TREE COLLECTION. The seasonal annual collection of naturally-grown holiday trees.  This additional collection is collected and disposed of like yard waste, when possible, and will be serviced outside of the Yard Waste Collection Season for a separate fee as set forth in § 11.65.01 of this Code.
   LATE SET OUT COLLECTION.  The failure of an RDU to set out trash, recyclables, yard waste, organics cart(s), or bulky wastes, electronic wastes, and other additional collection service options for collection by 7:00 a.m. on collection service day.  An RDU that sets out a cart or materials after 7:00 a.m. may request a late set out collection for the costs established in § 11.65.01.
   LICENSED SOLID WASTE HAULER. A company or person licensed by both the city and the county in accordance with this Article II.
   MIXED MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE. Has the meaning prescribed in M.S. § 115A.03, subd. 21, as it may be amended from time to time.
   ORGANICS. Food waste, non-recyclable paper, and other targeted compostable organic materials that are source separated for recovery. The term ORGANICS does not include .
   OVERFLOW TRASH BAGS. Extra bags of that do not fit into the which are set out by residents next to the .
   OVERFLOW YARD WASTE BAGS. Extra bags of that do not fit into the which are set out by residents next to the in .
   NON-RDUS. Properties other than residential dwelling units consisting of multiple-family residential buildings, residential dwellings in associations, commercial, industrial and institutional establishments that contract directly for their own collection services.
   RECYCLABLE MATERIALS or RECYCLABLES. Materials listed by the city as appropriate for collection recycling, that will include without limitation: newspapers (including advertising inserts), household office paper and mail, greeting cards, school papers, phone books, magazines, catalogues, boxboard (including cereal, cake, chip and cracker boxes) corrugated cardboard, food and beverage glass jars and bottles, aluminum cans and foil (including pie tins and trays), steel bimetal (“tin”) cans, all rigid plastic containers (including lids, caps, non-bottle tubs, cups, clam shells), and aseptic juice and milk cartons.
   REFUSE. , , , as well as waste materials consisting of natural soil, earth, sand, clay, gravel, loam, brick, plaster, concrete and ashes.
   RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNIT (RDU). Consists of any single-family or two-family dwelling occupied by a person or group of persons, and other dwellings expressly agreed upon in writing by the city within the corporate limits of the city that are eligible for services from a .
   RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE. Consists of all from eligible RDUs which normally results from the operation of a household including, but not limited to: all ( ), , , , and . RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE does not include .
   RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES. Includes, without limitation: the purchase and distribution of all and/or bags as specified for aggregation of , , , and/or for use by eligible RDU's; the collection of all from eligible RDU's which normally results from the operation of a household, including but not limited to: all ( ), , , , and . Tasks also include reporting, other administration, customer service and public education responsibilities.
   RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE HAULER. A under contract with the city to collect from RDUs in the city in accordance with M.S. § 115A.94, as it may be amended from time to time. The RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE HAULER(S) are the sole haulers of for RDUs in the city and for other properties that the city has allowed to opt-in to the city contracted service.
   SOLID WASTE. Has the meaning prescribed in M.S. § 116.06, subd. 22, as it may be amended from time to time, and currently means garbage, , sludge from a water supply treatment plant or air contaminant treatment facility, and other discarded waste materials and sludges, in solid, semisolid, liquid, or contained gaseous form, resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does not include ; animal waste used as fertilizer; earthen fill, boulders, rock; concrete diamond grinding and saw slurry associated with the construction, improvement, or repair of a road when deposited on the road project site in a manner that is in compliance with best management practices and rules of the agency; sewage sludge; solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage or other common pollutants in water resources, such as silt, dissolved or suspended solids in industrial wastewater effluents or discharges which are point sources subject to permits under § 402 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, dissolved materials in irrigation return flows; or source, special nuclear, or by-product material as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.
   TRASH. Has the same meaning as the definition of “ ” in M.S. § 115A.03, subd. 21, as it may be amended from time to time, and currently means, garbage, , and other from residential, commercial, industrial, and community activities that the generator of the waste aggregates for collection, but does not include, auto hulks, street sweepings, ash, , mining waste, sludges, tree and agricultural wastes, tires, lead acid batteries, motor and vehicle fluids and filters, and other materials collected, processed, and disposed of as separate waste streams.
   UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS. Prohibited items from any of the specific waste streams (e.g. , , , / , ) that are not allowed because they may contaminate the specific waste stream, cause an unsafe handling/management situation, or otherwise may harm the environment. Examples include, but are not limited to: prohibited : hypodermic needles, , plastic bags; prohibited : hypodermic needles, ; prohibited : any items not specifically identified as being accepted; prohibited / : any items not specifically identified as being accepted; and prohibited : non-compostable plastics, etc.
   YARD WASTE. Means garden wastes, leaves, lawn cuttings, weeds, shrub and tree waste, prunings, and Holiday Trees. YARD WASTE does not include .
   YARD WASTE COLLECTION. The pick-up, transportation and processing of all accumulated in a , or in a compostable bag or bundle or in accordance with city guidelines.
(1958 Code, § 115.04A)  (Ord. 88-56, passed 10-3-1988; Ord. 89-19, passed 3-27-1989; Ord. 91-32, passed 5-20-1991; Ord. 2015-45, passed 12-21-2015; Ord. 2016-33, passed 12-19-2016; Ord. 2017-2, passed 2-27-2017; Ord. 2020-34, passed 10-19-2020)