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For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meaning indicated below.
APPROVED INCINERATOR. An incinerator which complies with all current regulations of the responsible local, state and federal air pollution control agencies.
BULKY RUBBISH. Non-putrescible solid wastes consisting of combustible and/or non-combustible waste materials from dwelling units, commercial, industrial, institutional, or agricultural establishments which are either too large or too heavy to be safely and conveniently loaded in solid waste transportation vehicles by solid waste collectors, with the equipment available therefore.
COLLECTION. Removal of solid waste from the designated pick-up location to the transportation vehicle.
CONTAINED LANDFILL or SANITARY LANDFILL. A facility for the disposal of solid waste consistent with and pursuant to criteria published under § 4004 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended.
COUNTY. Boone County, Kentucky.
COURT. Boone County Fiscal Court.
DEMOLITION and CONSTRUCTION WASTE. Waste materials from the construction or destruction of residential, industrial, or commercial structures.
DISPOSABLE SOLID WASTE CONTAINER. Disposable plastic or paper sacks with a capacity of 20 to 35 gallons specifically designed for the storage of solid waste.
DWELLING UNIT. Any room or group of rooms located within a structure, and forming a single habitable unit with facilities which are used, or are intended to be used, for living, sleeping, cooking, and eating.
HAZARDOUS WASTE. Any waste or combination of wastes which is determined by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Agency, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and any other local, state or federal law pertaining to hazardous waste, because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may cause an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible illness, or pose a substantial present or potential threat to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported or disposed of or otherwise managed.
INFECTIOUS WASTE. The following categories shall be considered infectious wastes:
(1) Blood and blood products. Human blood, blood products (such as serum, plasma and other blood components) and body fluids (to which universal precautions apply).
(2) All discarded sharps. Includes needles, syringes, scalpels, and glass vials.
(3) Waste derived from animals (excluding bedding) shall be considered infectious if derived from animals affected with zoonotic diseases or purposely infected with agents infective to humans.
(4) Biomedical waste such as bandages, dressings, catheters should not be classified as infectious waste.
MULTIPLE HOUSING FACILITY. A housing facility containing more than one dwelling unit under one roof.
OCCUPANT. Any person, who alone or jointly or severally with others, shall be in actual possession of any dwelling unit or of any other improved real property, either as owner or as tenant.
OPEN DUMP. Any solid waste facility or solid waste site which does not have a valid permit issued by the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, does not meet Environmental Performance Standards as defined in 401 KAR 47:030, and/or has not registered with the County Solid Waste Division.
PERMITTED RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTOR. A collector of residential solid waste, permitted for the purpose by the county or its designee.
PERSON. Any individual, partnership, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, or organization of any kind, or their legal representative, agent or assigns.
PROCESSING. Incinerating, composting, baling, shredding, salvaging, compacting and other processes whereby solid waste characteristics are modified or solid waste quantity is reduced.
SOLID WASTE. Any garbage, refuse, sludge, and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material generated by and/or resulting from, but not limited to, industrial, commercial, mining (excluding coal mining waste, coal mining by-products, refuse and overburden), and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does not include solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage, or solid or dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or industrial discharges. Solid Waste includes, but is not limited to:
(1) COMMERCIAL SOLID WASTE. Solid waste generated by and/or resulting from but not limited to the operation of any commercial, industrial, institutional or agricultural establishment.
(2) RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE. Solid waste generated by and/or resulting from but not limited to the maintenance and operation of dwelling units.
(3) Infectious waste which has been properly treated (rendered non-hazardous and non-infectious) as outlined in this chapter, the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 1910.1030 and/or KAR 20:016, is considered solid waste and may be safely landfilled in a contained or sanitary landfill.
SOLID WASTE CONTAINER. Receptacle used by any person to store solid waste during the interval between solid waste collection.
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL. The process of discarding or getting rid of unwanted material. In particular, the final disposition of solid waste by a person(s).
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT. The administration of solid waste activities: storage, collection, source separation, transportation, processing, treatment and disposal.
SOLID WASTE SITE AND/OR SOLID WASTE FACILITY. Any place where waste is stored, managed, processed, disposed, permitted to remain and/or provided to remain, but does not include an approved container located on property where solid waste is generated and which is used solely for the purpose of collection and temporary storage of that solid waste prior to off-site disposal.
STORAGE. Keeping, maintaining or storing solid waste from the time of its production until the time of its collection.
TRANSPORTATION. The transporting of solid waste from the place of collection or processing to a solid waste processing facility or solid waste disposal area.
YARD WASTES. Grass clippings, leaves, tree trimmings, and the like.
(Ord. 1010.11, passed 5-17-94; Am. Ord. 09-96-01, passed 9-24-96)