For the purposes of this subchapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory.
   ASHES. The residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke or other combustible materials.
   CITY. The City of Corry, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
   COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS. Those places, buildings or properties which are used for purposes other than residential uses, and which are located within areas that are zoned commercial or industrial according to the official zoning map. Also included are such establishments located in residentially zoned areas if such establishments are classified as non-conforming uses under the zoning ordinances and employ more than one full-time employee. Hotels and motels are included under the classification of COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS. Churches, tabernacles, public utility company properties and other tax exempt properties are excluded from COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS.
   CONTRACTOR. Such contractors as the city may legally designate to collect garbage, rubbish, dead animals and household rubbish within the city.
   DEAD ANIMALS. Includes all dead animals, or parts thereof, not intended to be used as food for human beings, but not including dead horses and cows.
   DWELLING UNIT. Any group of rooms located within a dwelling forming a single habitable unit and facilities which are used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating. A group of rooms in one building, other than a hotel, in which part or parts are kept, used and held to be a place where sleeping accommodations are offered for hire and which share a common cooking and sanitary facility shall be considered as one unit for refuse billing purposes.
   GARBAGE. All animal and vegetable waste attending or resulting from the handling, dealing in, storing, preparation, cooking and consumption of foods; all refuse of animal or vegetable matter which has been used for food of humans, or which was intended to be so used, and all packaging material used in the preparation and handling of food.
   HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH. Includes household goods, household refuse, furniture, springs and mattresses, tin cans, bottles, crockery, broken glass, rags, grass clippings and other similar debris; hedge cuttings and shrubbery trimmings, bundled, boxed or otherwise contained; paper, newspaper, magazines tied in bundles, boxed or otherwise contained; furnace pipe, stoves, water boilers, trunks, incinerator refuse and ashes of all kinds and descriptions; wood not over 36 inches in length; all rubbish, trash, debris, waste, litter, scraps, packings, excelsior, straw, metal cooking utensils, toys, porcelain, carpeting, leather, rubber, shoes, clothing, cardboard, household appliances, tree trimmings, trees and tree limbs under 36 inches in length. Excluded will be broken concrete and other refuse from repairs, alterations and new construction of buildings and sidewalks totaling more than 200 pounds at one collection or 75 pounds in one receptacle; tree limbs and trunks over 36 inches in length and material from commercial or industrial establishments. Garbage is excluded. Also excluded are appliances, furniture and other one piece objects which weigh in excess of 200 pounds per object. Old pipe, eave spouts and the like shall not exceed four feet in length.
   PERSON. Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company organization or entity of any kind.
   REFUSE. Garbage, rubbish or household rubbish.
   REFUSE DISPOSAL SERVICE. The service provided by the city or contractor in accordance with this subchapter.
   RUBBISH. All rags, broken glass, crockery, bottles, tin cans, waste basket debris, grass cuttings and small household refuse placed in approved containers, generally including incinerator ashes and refuse from paper burners, exclusive of ashes from heating plants and coal stoves and refuse caused by repairs, alterations and new constructions of buildings, sidewalks and other building appurtenances. Stones and dirt are excluded, except where the quantity is five pounds or less per refuse container.
(Ord. 1224, passed 2-7-1977; Ord. 1315, passed 7- -1986)