7-3-1: DEFINITIONS:
For the purpose of this Chapter, unless otherwise defined in this section, certain words and terms are defined as provided in state law, most particularly Chapter 115A of Minnesota Statutes, in County Ordinance 110, or as follows:
 
PRIVATE DUMP:
Means all land or parcels of land on which refuse is accepted for deposit or permitted to be deposited regardless of whether a charge is made therefor.
REFUSE:
Means something rejected or discarded as worthless or useless, and includes all waste substances.
HAZARDOUS WASTE:
Means any refuse, sludge, spent solutions or other waste material or combinations of refuse, sludge, spent solutions or other waste materials in solid, semi-solid, liquid or contained gaseous form which, because of its quantity, concentrations, or chemical, physical or infectious characteristics may: (a) cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness; or (b) pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported or disposed of, or otherwise managed. Categories of hazardous waste materials include, but are not limited to, explosives, flammables, oxidizers, poisons, irritants and corrosives.  Hazardous waste does not include source, special nuclear, or by-product material as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.
SANITARY LANDFILL:
Means a facility that employs a method for final disposal on land, of solid waste, including mixed municipal solid waste, in accordance with a preconceived plan and without creating nuisances or hazards to public health or safety, by utilizing the principles of environmental planning and engineering to confine solid waste to the proper and smallest practical area, to reduce it to the smallest volume, and to cover it with an adequate layer of cover material at the conclusion of each day's operation, or at such more frequent intervals as may be required.
SOLID WASTE:
Means garbage, refuse and other discarded waste materials, in solid, semisolid, liquid, or contained gaseous form, resulting from residential, industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations, and other activities, but does not include hazardous waste, animal waste used as fertilizer, earthen fill, boulders, rock or other landscape materials, 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 waste water effluents or discharges which are point sources subject to permits under section 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.
SOLID WASTE FACILITY:
Means all property, real or personal, including negative and positive easements and water and air rights that is used for processing, managing, or disposing of solid waste, except property used primarily for the manufacture of metal or paper. The term solid waste facility includes solid waste landfills, transfer stations, incinerators, energy recovery facilities, special waste facilities, processing facilities, composting facilities, infectious waste facilities, hazardous waste facilities, and also includes any other intermediate and final solid waste disposal sites and facilities.
ENFORCEMENT OFFICER:
Means any City Code Official or any other representative duly appointed by the Council or designated by the City Manager. (Ord. 1536, 1-19- 2021)