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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ADMINISTRATOR. The person or persons designated by the Town Manager to administer and/or enforce this chapter.
BUSINESS TRASH. Any accumulation of dust, paper and cardboard, excelsior, rags or accumulations other than garbage or household trash incident to the ordinary conduct of stores, offices and similar businesses.
CUBIC YARD CONTAINER. Receptacle a minimum of four cubic yards in size which is water- tight with a close-fitting lid used for the temporary storage of solid waste that is capable of being serviced by an automatic equipped collection vehicle.
GARBAGE. Waste consisting of animal or vegetable foodstuffs resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of food.
HOUSEHOLD TRASH. Any waste accumulation of paper, sweepings, dust, rags, bottles, cans or other matter of any kind, other than garbage, which is usually attendant to housekeeping.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE. All waste, including solids, semi-solids, sludges and liquids, created by factories, processing plants or other manufacturing enterprises.
MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING. A dwelling or combination of dwellings on a single lot consisting of three or more dwelling units.
PREMISES. The areas of a property not enclosed within a building, including yards, sidewalks, alleys, rights-of-way, grass strips and curbs up to the edge of the pavement of any public street.
RECYCLABLES. Include but are not limited to the following items that are empty and contain no food debris: clear, green and brown container glass, aluminum foil, aluminum cans, empty aerosol cans, cardboard, paper milk and juice cartons, steel food cans, #1 through #7 plastic containers, mixed paper, office paper, food boxes, newsprint with inserts, magazines, catalogs, phone books, junk mail, office ledger and pasteboard.
RECYCLING CONTAINER. A receptacle which is equipped with a close-fitting lid used for the temporary storage of recyclables between scheduled pickups capable of being serviced by hand or by the town's contracted hauler's automatic equipped collection vehicle.
REFUSE. Solid waste accumulations consisting of garbage, household trash, yard trash and/or business trash, as defined in this section.
SOLID WASTE CONTAINER. A water-tight receptacle which is equipped with a close-fitting lid used for the temporary storage of solid waste that is capable of being serviced by hand or by an automatic equipped collection vehicle.
SOLID WASTES. Wastes that are non-gaseous and non-liquid (except that liquid wastes resulting from the processing of food are deemed solid wastes for the purposes of this chapter.)
WASTES. All useless, unwanted or discarded materials resulting from domestic, industrial, commercial or community activities.
YARD TRASH. Waste accumulation of lawn, grass or shrubbery cuttings or clippings, bushes, limbs and dry leaf rakings free of dirt, rocks, large branches and bulky or non-combustible material.
(Ord. passed 12-16-2019)