For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
(1) ALLEY. Any public way, generally of less width than a street, used for public utility purposes and right-of-way and as an alternate secondary or emergency route for vehicular and pedestrian traffic, generally situated at the rear of or alongside a tier of lots.
(2) APARTMENT HOUSE. Apartment house as defined by the building code.
(3) BRUSH AND BULKY TRASH. Brush and bulky trash originating from the dwelling unit (residence or duplex) being serviced by sanitation services.
(A) BRUSH. Cuttings or trimmings, individual pieces not exceeding eight inches in diameter or 10 feet in length, from trees, shrubs, or lawns and similar materials, which also may include yard trash consisting of bagged leaves, twigs, and other similar objects.
(B) BULKY TRASH. Furniture, appliances (freon removed, if applicable), mattresses, small household trash that is bagged or containerized, and other household objects too large for routine placement in normal compaction-type collection vehicles via the provided rollcart. This definition does not include household garbage (bagged or un-bagged), wet solid waste, construction debris, automotive parts, soil, rocks, stones, tires, electronics, household hazardous waste (e.g. chemicals, paints, fuel), or other items designated in writing by the director of sanitation.
(4) BUILDING. A structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy.
(5) BUILDING CODE. The Dallas Building Code, as amended.
(6) CITY. The city of Dallas, Texas.
(7) CODE. The Dallas City Code, as amended.
(8) COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT. Any structure intended or used for the purpose of conducting a commercial business enterprise.
(9) CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS. Those materials resulting from the alteration, construction, destruction, rehabilitation, remodeling, or significant repair of any manmade physical structure including houses, buildings, industrial or commercial facilities, and roadways. This includes but is not limited to brick, concrete, other masonry materials, stone, glass, drywall, framing and finishing lumber, roofing materials, plumbing fixtures, HVAC equipment such as heating and air conditioning equipment and ductwork, insulation, and wall-to-wall carpeting. This definition does not include incidental waste from small home repairs (e.g. replacing a toilet, sink, small amounts of carpet or lumber, fence panels, or doors).
(10) CONTAINER. A receptacle for the deposit of solid waste, including garbage and recyclable materials (meeting the requirements of Section 18-3 for containers).
(11) DESIGNATED ALLEY. An alley that is not paved to city standard with concrete or asphalt, that has a right-of-way less than 12 feet in width, that deadends, that serves a dual use as a lined drainage channel, or that involves other unusual conditions and which has been designated by the director of sanitation.
(12) DIRECTOR OF SANITATION. The head of the department of sanitation services of the city or any authorized representative.
(13) DOWNTOWN AREA. The area within the Dallas city limits bounded by the west line of Houston Street, the south line of all properties on the south side of Young Street, the east line of Pearl Street, and the south line of Gaston-Pacific extension.
(14) DRIVE-IN SERVICE. Service involving city sanitation service employees driving in on private property to collect garbage or recyclable materials.
(15) DRY SOLID WASTE. Trash (or rubbish), as defined in this section.
(16) DUPLEX. A structure intended for the use and occupancy as two family dwelling units.
(17) DWELLING UNIT. Dwelling unit has the meaning assigned in Section 51A-2.102 of the Dallas Development Code, as amended.
(18) FOOD ESTABLISHMENT. Cafe, restaurant, or other similar establishment serving food or food products, including quick service drive-ins where food is prepared or served.
(19) GARBAGE. Solid waste consisting of putrescible animal and vegetable waste materials resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food, including waste materials from markets, storage facilities, handling and sale of produce, and other food products.
(20) ILLEGALLY DUMPED SOLID WASTE. Any solid waste placed on property with or without the consent of the owner or person in control.
(21) INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE. Solid waste resulting from or incidental to any process of industry or manufacturing, or mining or agricultural operations.
(22) INSTITUTION OR INSTITUTIONAL. Any church, church building, or structure housing any charitable or philanthropic undertaking, or any school.
(23) MANAGER. The person in charge of real estate used for apartment, institutional, or commercial purposes.
(24) MANUAL COLLECTION. The service rendered in collecting municipal solid waste, including recyclable materials, in bags or from containers where sanitation workers pick up the bags and containers manually instead of by mechanical means.
(25) MOBILE HOME PARK. Six or more mobile home type dwelling units or mobile home parking spaces that are:
(A) all located on one lot under single ownership; and
(B) only accessible by a private road.
(26) MULCH. Cutting grass, weeds, and similar vegetation into fine particles.
(27) MULTIFAMILY SITE RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICE. The business of removing recyclable material, for processing, from a multifamily site for compliance with Section 18-5.1 of this code.
(28) MULTIFAMILY SITE. Multifamily site means eight or more dwelling units on a lot.
(29) MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE. Solid waste resulting from or incidental to municipal, community, commercial, and recreational activities, including garbage, trash (or rubbish), ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, and all other solid waste other than industrial solid waste.
(30) OCCUPANT. A person living on premises or in control of premises.
(31) OWNER. A person or the person's agent, including a condominium or homeowner's association, jointly or severally, with an ownership interest in a commercial establishment, multifamily site, residence, or duplex.
(32) OVERSIZED BRUSH AND BULKY TRASH COLLECTION. A collection of brush and bulky trash greater in volume than the standard limit of 10 cubic yards.
(33) PACKOUT SERVICE. Service involving city sanitation service employees walking in on private property or walking in to a point that is not immediately adjacent to a location reasonably accessible to the standard city garbage or recycling truck by route of a public right-of-way to collect garbage or recyclable materials. Brush and bulky trash collection will not be rendered as a pack out service.
(34) PARKWAY. The area ordinarily intervening between the curb line of a street and the adjacent property line, or the sidewalk if a sidewalk exists.
(35) PERMITTEE. Any person licensed by the city of Dallas to contract to collect, remove, or dispose of solid waste.
(36) PERSON. Any individual, corporation, organization, partnership, association, or any other legal entity.
(37) PROPERTY LINE. The peripheral boundary of real estate.
(38) PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENT. A right-of-way used or dedicated to be used by any public utility, including but not limited to services such as electricity, telephone, gas, solid waste collection, water, sewer, and drainage.
(39) PUBLIC WAY. Any street, alley, easement, or other right-of-way.
(40) RECYCLING. The process of collecting, sorting, cleansing, treating, and reconstituting recyclable materials for the purpose of using the altered form in the manufacture of a new product.
(41) RECYCLABLE MATERIAL. Any material or product designated in writing by the director of sanitation as being suitable for re-use and/or recycling.
(42) RESIDENCE. A structure intended for use and occupancy as a one family dwelling unit, including a mobile type dwelling unit that is not part of a mobile home park.
(43) ROLLCART. A plastic receptacle, which is furnished by the city for the collection of residential refuse and recyclable materials, that:
(A) has two wheels and a lid;
(B) is designed to be lifted and emptied mechanically;
(C) is too large for handling by manual means; and
(D) is from 48 to 96 gallons.
(44) ROLLCART SERVICE. The service rendered in collecting municipal solid waste, including recyclable materials, by mechanical means from rollcart containers furnished by the city.
(45) SANITARY LANDFILL. A method of disposing of municipal solid waste on land without creating a nuisance or hazard to public health or safety by utilizing the principles of engineering to confine the solid waste to the smallest practical area, to reduce it to the smallest practical volume, and to cover it with a layer of earth at appropriate periodic intervals.
(46) SANITATION SERVICES. The department of the city that is responsible for the operation of the city's solid waste collection and disposal utility, including, but not limited to, the collection, removal, disposal, and processing of municipal solid waste (including recyclable materials).
(47) STREET. Any public roadway for the passage of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
(48) TRASH (OR RUBBISH). Municipal solid wastes other than garbage and further categorized as:
(A) BRUSH AND BULKY TRASH. Has the meaning as defined in Section 18-2(3) of this chapter.
(B) YARD TRIMMINGS. Consisting of bagged organic yard waste such as leaves, grass, twigs, and other small organic waste. Yard trimmings placed in paper lawn bags or compostable bags is considered brush and yard trimmings placed in plastic bags is considered bulky trash.
(C) HOUSEHOLD TRASH. Paper, wood, glass, metal, cans, rags, cartons, rubber, plastic, and other similar materials.
(D) CONTAINERIZED TRASH. Household or yard trash in containers not exceeding a combined weight of 50 pounds.
(49) UNPAVED ALLEY. Any alley not paved with concrete or asphalt.
(50) VEGETATION. Any plant growth.
(51) VEHICLES. Every wheeled conveyance or any other device in, or by which any property may be transported or drawn upon a public street or highway, including devices used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks.
(52) WALKWAY. Any area, paved or unpaved, normally used as a pedestrian right-of-way.
(53) WET SOLID WASTE. Any putrescible animal or vegetable waste materials, other than waterborne waste material, resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, or consumption of food, including waste material from markets, storage facilities, or the handling or sale of produce or other food products. (Ord. Nos. 16367; 19409; 21058; 21186; 22026; 23694; 24743; 26960; 27697; 29879; 29881; 30879; 31231)