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As used in this Chapter:
"Franchisee" shall mean the person, partnership or corporation who may then hold any rights or obligations regarding the collection of solid waste, residential recyclable material and residential yard waste under a written franchise agreement with Warren County.
"Private Scavenger" shall mean any person who, for hire, collects, removes or disposes of solid waste, residential recyclable material and residential yard waste.
“Recoverable” or “Recyclable Material” shall mean that material which may have a current use, reuse or recycling potential which can be used, reused or recycled and which has been diverted or removed from the solid waste stream for sale, use, reuse or recycling, whether or not requiring subsequent separation and processing, but does not include material diverted or removed for purposes of energy recovery or combustion except refuse-derived fuel (RDF). This term also does not include any container which contained or may have contained a hazardous substance.
“Residential Recyclable Material” shall mean recoverable or recyclable material separated from the waste stream by the resident and placed at the curb for collection or in the unstaffed drop-off containers.
“Residential Yard Waste” shall mean leaves, brush, grass clippings, shrub and tree pruning, and other vegetative matter resulting from residential landscape maintenance which is suitable for composting which has been diverted and/or separated from the solid waste stream by the resident and placed at the curb for collection.
“Solid Waste” shall mean any garbage, refuse, sludge and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semi-solid or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining (excluding coal mining wastes, coal mining by-products, refuse and overburden), agricultural operations and farm community activities, but does not include those materials, including but not limited to sand, soil, rock, gravel or bridge debris extracted as part of a public road construction project, recovered material special wastes as designated by KRS 224.50-760, solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage, manure, corps, crop residue or a combination thereof which are placed on the soil for return to the soil as fertilizers or soil conditioners, or solid or dissolved material in irrigation return flows or industrial discharges which are point sources subject to permits under Section 402 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended or source, special nuclear or by-product material as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.
"Solid Waste Collection" shall mean the gathering of solid waste containers and their contents from the premises of improved property and loading contents into removal vehicles and returning containers to place where found after contents have been emptied.
"Solid Waste Container" shall mean the solid waste containers referred to in this Chapter and shall meet the following specifications:
a. "Residential Solid Waste Container." Standard containers for the storage of solid waste shall be substantially made of metal or molded plastic, shall have a capacity of not less than ten (10) or more than thirty (30) gallons, and shall be equipped with at least two (2) carrying handles, with a tight-fitting metal or molded plastic cover, or as shall otherwise be prescribed by this Chapter or by ordinance of Warren County.
b. “Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Containers.” Containers for the storage of solid waste shall be substantially made of metal or molded plastic and shall be constructed and maintained in such a way to minimize the leaking or escape of fluid or solid waste or as shall otherwise be prescribed by this Chapter or by ordinance of Warren County.
"Solid Waste Disposal" shall mean the disposal of solid waste in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal statutes, ordinances and regulations.
"Solid Waste Transport" shall mean the hauling and transportation of solid waste from point of collection to point of disposal in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal statutes, ordinances and regulations.
(Ord. BG80-63, S27-98, 7/15/80; Ord. BG2014-38, 12/16/2014; Ord. BG2016-42, 12/20/2016)
Editor’s Note: Chapter XX was re-titled from Refuse Collection to Solid Waste Collection and significantly revised by Ord. No. BG2014-38, December 16, 2014.