For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section.
   COMMERCIAL WASTE.  The miscellaneous waste materials, including garbage, rubbish, ashes and waste, including construction waste, resulting from the operation of business enterprises and institutions, including multifamily dwellings containing seven or more units, but excludes trade waste.
   COMPOST.  All organic materials which grow on the property which are to be disposed of, such as grass clippings, vegetable and other garden debris, weed, leaves, plants, clippings from hedges and shrubs, branches or tree trimmings less than four feet in length and two inches in diameter from trees and bushes provided that none of the items were produced from the work of commercial landscape, tree trimming service or utility company that can be converted to compost humus. It does not include stumps, agricultural wastes, animal wastes, roots, sewage sludge or garbage.
   CONSTRUCTION WASTE. Waste from building construction, alteration, demolition or repair, and dirt from excavations.
   DOMESTIC WASTE. The waste material resulting from the usual routine housekeeping and includes garbage, rubbish and ashes resulting from the usual routine housekeeping and including garbage, rubbish and ashes generated from single-family detached dwellings or multifamily dwellings containing six or fewer units.
   GARBAGE.  All waste animal, fish, fowl, fruit or vegetable matter incident to the use, preparation and storage of food.
   LITTER.  Any garbage, rubbish, waste material or other substance placed or allowed to remain on the ground or in any other manner constituting a nuisance.
   MUNICIPAL WASTE. Certain discarded products incident to housekeeping and commercial enterprises, as further defined in this section.
   RUBBISH.  Combustible and noncombustible waste materials, except garbage; the term shall include the residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke and other combustible materials, paper, rags, cartons, boxes, wood, excelsior, rubber, leather, tree branches, yard trimmings, tin cans, metals, mineral matter, glass, crockery and dust and other similar materials.
   TRADE WASTE.  The waste material resulting from industrial operation and is not classified as municipal waste.
(Ord. 2027, passed 2-5-1968; Ord. 3194, passed 1-27-1992; Ord. 3456, passed 6-12-2000)