For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BUILDING MATERIALS. Any material such as lumber, brick, block, stone, plaster, concrete, asphalt, roofing shingles, gutters and other substances accumulated as the result of repairs or additions to existing buildings or structures, construction of new buildings or structures or the demolition of existing buildings or structures.
      (1)   A metal container constructed so as to be watertight but may have a drain plug at the lowest point of the container to facilitate the drainage of any liquids that might accumulate in the container or from cleaning the container.
      (2)   BULK CONTAINERS shall have doors that open on the top and shall be designed so that they can be emptied mechanically by trucks operated by town designated collectors of solid waste.
      (1)   An 8-foot by 10-foot by 4-inch concrete pad which must be provided for each bulk container.
      (2)   The PAD must have a vertical clearance of 16 feet and be enclosed with a screen on 3 sides constructed of suitable materials to conceal the bulk container within.
      (3)   The dimensions of the screen must be adequate to screen the bulk container(s).
   BULKY WASTES. Large, bulky items such as stoves, water heaters, sofas, box springs and the like, which cannot normally be loaded into the back of a standard garbage truck.
   BUSINESS TRASH. Any waste accumulation of dust, paper, sawdust, cardboard, excelsior, rags or other accumulations other than garbage or household trash which are usually attendant to the operation of stores, offices and similar businesses.
   COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT. Any retail, wholesale, motel, hotel, institutional, religious, governmental or nonresidential establishment which may generate garbage, business trash or other refuse.
   DEAD SMALL ANIMALS. Dead cats, dogs, small household pets and other animals of similar size.
      (1)   A container unit that may vary in capacity between 5 cubic yards and 42 cubic yards and which is used for collecting, storing and transporting waste building materials, business trash, industrial waste, hazardous refuse or yard trash.
      (2)   The unit may or may not use an auxiliary packing mechanism for the compaction of the materials into the container and may be of the open or closed type.
      (3)   The distinguishing feature of the DETACHABLE CONTAINER is that it is lifted by a specially designed and equipped truck and becomes an integral part of that truck for transporting waste materials to a disposal site.
   DUPLEX. Any dwelling place designed for, or occupied by, 2 families.
      (1)   The waste produced by the handling, processing, preparation, cooking and consumption of animal or vegetable products used for human consumption.
      (2)   This definition shall include any other matter that is also subject to decomposition, decay, putrefaction or the generation of noxious or offensive gases or odors or which before, during and after decay may serve as feeding or breeding material for animals or flies or other insects.
   HAZARDOUS REFUSE. Materials such as poisons, acids, caustics, harmful or dangerous chemicals, infected materials, offal, fecal matter, explosives, highly flammable material and parts of the human anatomy, including pathological specimens.
   HOUSEHOLD TRASH. Waste accumulation of paper, sweepings, dust, rags, bottles, cans or other waste material of any kind, other than garbage, which is attendant to residential housekeeping.
   INDUSTRIAL WASTE. All waste, including solids, semi-solids, sludges and liquids created or generated by factories, plants or other manufacturing enterprises.
   LITTER. Garbage, refuse, waste materials or any other discarded, used or unconsumed substance which is not handled as specified herein.
   LOADING AND UNLOADING AREA. Any space or area used by any moving vehicle for the purpose of receiving, shipping and transporting goods, wares, commodities and persons.
   MULTIPLE DWELLING UNIT. A building or portion thereof used or designed as a residence for 3 or more families living independently of each other and doing their own cooking therein, including apartment houses.
   REFUSE. Solid waste accumulations consisting of garbage, household trash, yard trash and business trash as defined herein.
      (1)   A plastic container of substantial construction with a tight-fitting lid, having a capacity of 96 gallons, equipped with wheels and designed to be picked up at curbside by an automated style garbage truck.
      (2)   All ROLLOUT CARTS used will be issued by the town or by a person contracted by the town to collect solid waste and may not be disfigured in any manner.
   SEASONAL RENTAL UNIT. Any single-family or duplex residential unit rented or available for rent on a short-term basis of less than 1 month at a time.
   SINGLE RESIDENTIAL UNIT. Any dwelling place occupied by 1 family.
   TREE AND SHRUBBERY TRIMMINGS. Waste accumulation of tree branches, tree limbs, bushes, shrubbery, cuttings or clippings usually created as refuse in the trimming or cutting of trees, shrubs or bushes.
   YARD TRASH. Grass clippings, leaves, twigs or the combination of these that are usually associated with yard or lawn maintenance activity. This type of refuse shall be containerized as provided in this chapter. Exceptions shall be only as provided in this chapter.
(Ord. 04-08, passed 5-5-2004; Am. Ord. 23-03, passed 4-5-2023)