As used in this article, the following words, terms, and phrases shall have the following meanings, except where the context clearly indicates otherwise.
   APPLIANCE. White goods such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and other similar large household equipment, but shall not include electronic devices such as computers, printers, routers and similar equipment.
   CITY. The City of Columbia Heights, Anoka County, Minnesota.
   CITY COUNCIL. The City Council of the City of Columbia Heights, Anoka County, Minnesota.
   CITY-DESIGNATED SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY. The facility designated by the city where MSW collected in accordance with the city's Solid Waste Services Agreement is to be deposited.
   COLLECTION. The aggregation of MSW, recyclables, problem materials, yard waste, and source separated organic materials from the premise at which they are generated, and including all activities up to the time they are delivered to a facility or end market.
   COLLECTION VEHICLE. Any vehicle licensed and inspected for solid waste collection as required by the city, county, and/or state.
   COMPOSTING FACILITY. Any facility licensed to process yard waste and/or SSOM in conformance with federal, state and local regulations.
   COUNTY. The County of Anoka, Minnesota.
   DESIGNATED SERVICE PROVIDER or SERVICE PROVIDER. The haulers/handlers contracted by the city to provide collection of most solid waste generated at premises in the city. The city reserves the discretion to add other service locations (non-municipal) as agreed to by Council resolution.
   DUMPSTER. A container having a minimum capacity of one cubic yard, of an approved sanitary type, with the proper attachments for lifting onto a collection vehicle.
   DWELLING UNIT. A separate dwelling place with a kitchen.
   ELECTRONIC WASTE. Electronic waste (electronic items) has the meaning set forth in M.S. § 115A.1310, subd. 7, as a "covered electronic device" and includes items such as television and computer monitors, computers, computer peripheral devices, fax machines, DVD players, video cassette recorders, other video display devices, cell phones and other small appliances with an electric cord.
   HAZARDOUS WASTE. Hazardous waste shall have the meaning set forth in the Minnesota Statutes. Wastes are hazardous in Minnesota when they display one or more of these characteristics: ignitable, oxidizer, corrosive, reactive, toxic, or lethal.
   HOLIDAYS. Holidays shall be New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July (Independence Day), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
   MIXED MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (MSW). Mixed municipal solid waste shall have the meaning set forth in the Minnesota Statutes and includes refuse, rubbish, trash, and other solid waste from residential, commercial, industrial, and community activities, that the generator of the waste aggregates for collection. MSW does not include auto hulks, street sweepings, ash, construction debris, 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. MSW is also referred to as "garbage."
   MULTIPLE DWELLING PREMISES. Any premise with more than four separate dwelling units, including but not limited to, apartments.
   PREMISE/PREMISES. Any dwelling unit, building, and every other place where any person resides within the city, including properties with more than one dwelling unit and properties with premises attached to retail or commercial structures.
   PROBLEM MATERIALS. Problem materials, also known as bulky waste, shall have the meaning set forth in M.S. § 115A.952, and is a subset of municipal solid waste. Household items and other discarded materials that, due to their dimensions and weight, are typically not collected as part of the regular garbage and recycling services or for which there may be a separate fee, such as furniture, carpeting, and mattresses, are also included in this definition.
   PROCESSING. Processing shall have the meaning set forth in the Minnesota Statutes and shall mean the treatment of waste after collection and before disposal.
   RECYCLABLES. Recyclables shall have the meaning set forth in the Minnesota Statutes and means materials that are separated from municipal solid waste for the purpose of recycling or composting, including paper, glass, plastics, metals, automobile oil, batteries, and source-separated compostable materials and all material hereafter designated as recyclable by the city's SWMOP.
   RECYCLING. Recycling shall have the meaning as set forth in the Minnesota Statutes, and shall mean the process of collecting and preparing recyclable materials and reusing the materials in their original form or using them in manufacturing processes that do not cause the destruction of recyclable materials in a manner that precludes further use.
   ROLL-OFF CONTAINER. An open top dumpster characterized by a rectangular footprint, utilizing wheels to facilitate rolling the dumpster in place. The container is designed to be transported by special roll-off trucks.
   SOLID WASTE. Solid waste has the meaning set forth in M.S. § 116.06, but is further defined for purposes of this article to include MSW, recyclables, problem materials, yard waste, SSOM and litter.
   SOURCE SEPARATED ORGANIC MATERIALS (SSOM). Source Separated Organic Materials (SSOM) shall have the meaning set forth in the Minnesota Statutes, and shall include food waste and other compostable organic materials that are source separated for recovery. The term "organics" does not include yard waste for purposes of this article. Also referred to as "food waste/organics" and "source separated organics."
   STATE. The State of Minnesota.
   YARD WASTE. Garden wastes, leaves, lawn cuttings, weeds, shrubs, brush and tree waste, and prunings.
(Ord. 1646, passed 2-26-18)