§ 50.01  DEFINITIONS.
   The following words and phrases, when used in this chapter shall have the meanings as hereinafter specified.
   BULK MATERIALS.  Any items set forth as refuse which are too large to fit into an approved refuse container or which exceed, in total, 50 pounds in weight. Examples include sofas, large tables and chairs, dressers, televisions, bookcases, mattresses and box springs, other large household furniture, and large appliances which do not contain CFC or HCFC refrigerant gas, PCB containing capacitors, mercury switches, or other hazardous components.
   CURB SIDE.  Positions immediately behind the curb and within the parkway are used for the collection of refuse, yard waste, and recycling containers.
   HOUSEHOLD CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS.  Materials from "do-it-yourself" interior and exterior household construction, remodeling, and repair projects, including, but not limited to, drywall, plywood, paneling, lumber, and other building materials; cabinets; carpeting; disassembled household fixtures; and small amounts of sod, earth, clay, sand, concrete, rocks, and similar materials.
   HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE. 
      (1)   All organic household or kitchen wastes, such as rejected or unused food and food residues, paper used in wrapping food, household rubbish, inorganic and incombustible household waste (i.e. cans, metal ware, broken glass, crockery, stoneware and similar waste resulting from the regular operation of the household) empty cartons and crates, discarded toys, discarded clothing and furniture, and similar materials.
      (2)   Housing garbage shall not include waste from any manufacturing process, construction materials, broken concrete, lumber, large rocks, and other similar materials.
   REFUSE.  Household garbage, household construction and demolition debris, and bulk materials.
   REFUSE CONTAINERS.  Refuse containers shall include:
      (1)   TOTER.  A wheeled plastic container with a tight-fitting top, not to exceed 95 gallons in size, requiring a semi-automated mechanism for collection. All toters must be approved by and shall be initially supplied by the village garbage collector. All additional toters shall be purchased by the user.
      (2)   KRAFT PAPER BAG.  A special biodegradable paper bag not to exceed 35 gallons in size, which will shred and degrade quickly in the composting process.
      (3)   BUNDLE.  Any material allowed under the definition of YARD WASTE such as limbs, branches, or other loose items which do not exceed four feet in length and 50 pounds in weight. Each branch shall not exceed two inches in diameter, with the total diameter of the bundle not to exceed 24 inches.
   RECYCLABLES (also referred to as RECYCLABLE MATERIALS).  Materials which have a useful second life in the economic cycle if they are successfully collected, separated, processed, and marketed for return to the economic mainstream. Recyclable materials shall include, but not be limited to glass, aluminum cans, bi-metal cans, glass containers, mixed paper, card paper, newspaper and other paper products.
   YARD WASTE.  Grass and garden clippings, leaves, pruning of small diameter stemmed shrubs, weeds, plant material, limbs, branches, or other loose items which do not exceed four feet in length and 50 pounds in weight.
   VILLAGE GARBAGE COLLECTOR.  The contractor hired by the village pursuant to § 50.05.
   WASTE MATERIALS.  Refuse, recyclables and yard waste.
(1981 Code, § 13.01)  (Ord. 17-40, passed 8-7-2017; Am. Ord. 18-06, passed 4-16-2018; Am. Ord. 20-09, passed 4-20-2020)