ABANDONED PROPERTY. Deteriorated, wrecked or derelict property in usable condition, having no value other than nominal scrap or junk value, if any, and which has been left unprotected from the elements, including, without being so restricted, deteriorated, wrecked, inoperative or partially dismantled motor vehicles, trailers, boats, machinery, refrigerators, washing machines, plumbing, fixtures, furniture and any other similar articles in that condition.
AIRCRAFT. Any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used or designated for navigation or for flight in the air, including, but not limited to airplanes, helicopters, lighter-than-air dirigibles and balloons.
AUTHORIZED RECEPTACLE. A litter storage or collection receptacle as required by published rules and regulations of the Director of Public Works and Utilities.
BUILDING MATERIALS. Any materials useful in the construction of buildings or other structures, and/or materials generated from demolition and/or rehabilitation of buildings or other structures, all of which includes, but are not limited to, lumber, bricks, concrete or cinder blocks, plumbing materials, electrical wiring or equipment, heating ducts or equipment, shingles, mortar, concrete and cement.
ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Any employee of the City of Flint so designated by the City Administrator.
GARBAGE. Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food and which is not properly contained in an authorized receptacle.
HANDBILL. Any printed or written matter, any sample or device, dodger, circular, leaflet, pamphlet, newspaper, magazine, paper, booklet or any other printed or otherwise reproduced original or copies of any matter or literature other than a newspaper.
JUNK PROPERTY. Deteriorated, wrecked or derelict property not in usable condition, having no value other than nominal scrap value, if any, and which has been left unprotected from the elements, including, without being so restricted, deteriorated, wrecked inoperative or partially dismantled motor vehicles, aircraft, trailers, water craft, other recreational vehicles, and/or parts thereof, machinery, refrigerators, washing machines, other household appliances, plumbing fixtures, furniture, and any other such property in such condition and which is not properly contained in an authorized receptacle.
LITTER. Garbage, refuse, rubbish and trash as defined herein and all other waste material which, if thrown, deposited, stored, accumulated or allowed to accumulate as herein prohibited, would tend to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare.
NEWSPAPER. A newspaper of general circulation as defined by general law, any newspaper duly entered with the Post Office Department of the United States, in accordance with Federal statute or regulations, and any newspaper filed and recorded with any recording officer as provided by general law; and, in addition thereto, shall mean and include any periodical or current magazine regularly published with not less than four issues per year, and sold to the public.
PARK. A park, reservation, playground, beach, recreation center, or any other public area in the City, owned or used by the City and devoted to active or passive recreation.
PARKWAY. A strip of land located between a sidewalk and a physical street, whether the land is located on a part of the street right-of-way or not.
PERSON. Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
PLACE OF BUSINESS. Any place other than a private premises, a public building or a public place.
PRIVATE PREMISES. Any dwelling, house, building or other structure, designed or used, whether wholly or in part, for private residential purposes, whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously inhabited or vacant and shall include any yard, grounds, walk, driveway, porch, steps, vestibule, mailbox, belonging or appurtenant to the dwelling, house, building or other structure and any portion of a street right-of-way immediately adjoining the premises which separates the premises from a roadway.
PUBLIC BUILDING. Any building owned or occupied by any governmental agency.
PUBLIC PREMISES. Any premises, including, but not limited to, streets, including street rights-of-way, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys or other public right-of-way, and any and all public parks, squares, spaces, grounds and buildings owned by, in possession of or under control of the United States of America, the State of Michigan, the County of Genesee, or the City of Flint, or any agency or political subdivision of any government.
PUBLIC RECEPTACLE. A litter storage and collection receptacle furnished by any person or by any governmental agency for use by the public.
REFUSE. Any putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, except body wastes, including, but not limited to, garbage, leaves from trees, rubbish, ashes and solid market and industrial wastes and which is not properly contained in an authorized receptacle.
RUBBISH. Nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, including, but not limited to, paper, wrappings, cigarettes, cardboard, tin cans, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials and which is not properly contained in an authorized receptacle.
TRASH. All of the following when not properly contained in an authorized receptacle.
(1) ASHES. The residue left from burning paper, leaves, weeds, wood and coal.
(2) GARBAGE. All organic refuse and rejected food wastes.
(3) HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH. All types of household materials commonly discarded, such as newspapers, magazines, books, wrappings, cartons, boxes, crates, excelsior, rags, clothing, bedding, floor covering, wallpaper, leather objects, and sweepings.
(4) KITCHEN RUBBISH. All types of food containers and wrappings, including cans, bottles, jars, broken glass, crockery, paper and wood boxes and metal objects.
(5) YARD RUBBISH. All 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 above named were produced from the work of commercial landscape, tree trimming men or utility companies, that can be converted to compost humus. It does not include stumps, agricultural wastes, animal wastes, roots, sewage sludge or garbage.
(Ord. 2624-B, passed 4-10-1978; Ord. 2672, passed 10-23-1978; Ord. 2916, passed 7-23-1984; Ord. 3206, passed 6-8-1992)