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As used in this chapter:
(a) “Animal waste” means the waste materials discharged from animals, including animal excrement and fecal matter.
(b) “Borough” means the Borough of Ellwood City, Lawrence and Beaver Counties, Pennsylvania.
(c) “Clean-up materials” means rags, clothing, bottles, glass, plastic, leather, newspaper, magazines tied and bundled, cooking utensils and other such household scrap or items which have been used by the occupant of a residential property. Excluded are such items as lawn refuse, building materials, rubber tires, large pieces of used furniture such as springs, mattresses, stoves, refrigerators, carpeting, etc., tree limbs and trunks, automotive parts, explosives and any item or material that cannot usually be handled by two men for loading into a refuse collection truck. In addition, this definition does not include the materials which have been designated by the Borough as materials to be recycled as set forth in Chapter 1062.
(d) “Collector” means a person who the Borough may license or designate to collect all garbage, rubbish and refuse within the Borough.
(e) “Commercial and industrial establishments” means those places, buildings or properties which are used for purposes other than residential and which are located within areas zoned for such purposes, including those establishments located in other zoned areas, but which are classified as a nonconforming use under the Zoning Code.
(f) “Dwelling unit” means any group of rooms located within a dwelling and forming a single habitable unit with facilities which are used, or intended to be used, for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.
(g) “Garbage” means all animal and vegetable waste attending or resulting from the handling, dealing, storage, preparation, cooking and consumption of foods; all refuse of animal or vegetable matter which has been used for food of man or which was intended to be so used, excluding fruit from trees in excess of ten pounds in residential properties. This definition does not include the materials which have been designated by the Borough as materials to be recycled as set forth in Chapter 1062.
(h) “Human waste” means waste materials discharged from humans, including human excrement and fecal matter.
(i) “Junk car” means a motor vehicle which, because of its condition or repair, cannot function as a means of transportation without substantial refurbishing.
(j) “Lawn refuse” means and includes leaves, clippings from hedges and bushes, small twigs or branches, but does not include limbs or branches in excess of thirty inches in length and two inches in diameter, stones, rocks, bricks and dirt. “Lawn refuse” applies only to that refuse which comes from private residential properties.
(k) “Occupant” means a person generally in possession and control of any dwelling or premises.
(l) “Person” means and includes any natural person, firm, partnership, co- partnership, association, corporation or organization of any kind.
(m) “Refuse” means rubbish and all other waste materials from residential, commercial, industrial and all other places and properties in the Borough. “Refuse” does not include the materials which have been designated by the Borough as materials to be recycled as set forth in Chapter 1062.
(n) “Residential property” means any property or parcel of land on which there is a place of residence for one or more persons, such as single-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings, apartment buildings, dwelling units in buildings which have other uses, such as retail stores, and all other such places occupied and used by persons as dwelling units and as may be determined as such by the Health Officer.
(o) “Rubbish” means and includes all rags, paper, broken glass, bottles, cans, crockery, plastic containers and other small household refuse such as may be accumulated by normal residential uses of property as a dwelling unit or dwelling units. “Rubbish” shall not include such items as ashes from heating or plants or dirt resulting from lawn care; refuse caused by repair, alterations or new construction of buildings or sidewalks, such as concrete, bricks, lumber, shingles and all other types of building materials; or rubber tires, automotive parts, explosive materials and other items and materials not commonly and generally associated with household waste and refuse. “Rubbish” does not include the materials which have been designated by the Borough as materials to be recycled as set forth in Chapter 1062.
(p) “Special premises” means places, buildings or properties such as churches, hospitals, schools, colleges, Federal, State and local government buildings, civic associations and other nonprofit organizations.
(q) “Surgical waste” means those materials and organs of humans or animals which are to be disposed of as a result of surgery performed by a physician or veterinarian.
(Ord. 1993. Passed 7-17-86; Ord. 2037. Passed 11-11-88; Ord. 2100. Passed 8-19-91.)