For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
   (a)    "Private scavenger" means one, other than a member of the Department of Sanitation, who collects, removes or disposes of refuse.
   (b)    "Refuse" means all sweepings, cleanings, trash, rubbish, litter, garbage, industrial or domestic wastes, organic wastes or residue of animals sold as meat, fruit, or other vegetable matter from kitchens, dining rooms, markets or places dealing in or handling meats, fowls, fruits, grain or vegetables; offal, animal excreta, the carcasses of animals, tree or shrub trimmings, dirt, weed, stone, brick, plaster, or materials resulting from the demolition, alteration or construction of buildings or structures, accumulated waste materials or substances which may become nuisances, some of which are more particularly classified as follows:
      (1)    "Prepared garbage" means waste material from kitchens, dining rooms, and similar places, from which liquids have been drained and solid matter wrapped in paper.
      (2)    "Raw garbage" means swill not prepared as in subsection (b)(1) hereof.
      (3)    "Trash" means waste material containing no putrid matter or organic waste.
   (c)    "Refuse collection" means the gathering of refuse containers and their contents from the premises or improved property and loading contents into removal vehicles, and returning the containers to the place where found after contents have been emptied and for which a charge is made.
   (d)    "Refuse disposal" means the disposition of refuse in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Superintendent of Sanitation.
   (e)    "Refuse removal" means the hauling and transportation of refuse from point of collection to point of disposal.
   (f)    “Superintendent of Sanitation” means the Superintendent of Sanitation of the City.
   (g)    "Weeds" means all rank vegetables which exhale unpleasant and noxious odors, and all high rank vegetable growth that may conceal filthy deposits.
      (1978 Code Sec. 12-1.)