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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT UNIT. Any building or any part of any building wherein commerce or business is conducted, both profit and not-for-profit, including but not limited to, stores, markets, offices, restaurants, shopping centers, theaters, schools, churches, government offices and manufacturing facilities.
COMPOSTING. The biological process by which microorganisms decompose the organic fraction of waste, producing a humus-like material that may be used as a soil conditioner.
COUNTY. The County of Franklin or its designated agent to administer the provisions of this subchapter.
DAY. One calendar day.
(1) Any refuse products or materials including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, sale or consumption of food;
(b) Animal excretion;
(c) Glass or metal containers, products or objects discarded as no longer usable;
(d) Paper, wood and cardboard waste;
(e) Uprooted weeds, grass clippings, leaves and the like;
(f) Ashes and cinders;
(g) Discarded furniture or clothing; and
(h) Dead animals.
(2) The term GARBAGE does not include human excretion in the form of body waste.
HAULER. Any person who engages in the business of collecting or hauling garbage, solid waste, recyclables, landscape waste, trash, brush or other refuse on a continuous and regular basis; and makes multiple scheduled collections each month within the county.
MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITIES (MRFS). A center capable of separation and recovery of recyclable materials from mixed waste after it is collected from the waste generator.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS. Materials that are separated from garbage, solid waste, trash, or refuse for the purpose of recycling, such as, but not limited to aluminum and tin cans, newspapers, corrugated cardboard, high grade printing and writing papers, magazines, landscape waste, plastic and glass containers, motor oil and vehicle fluids; and for which an economic and practical recycling market exists for the particular material.
RECYCLING, RECLAMATION or REUSE. A method, technique or process designed to remove any contaminant from waste so a to render the waste reusable, or any process by which materials that would otherwise be disposed of or discarded are collected, separated or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products; but does not include the combustion of waste for energy recovery or volume reduction.
RECYCLING CENTER. A place of business using a method, technique or process designed to remove any contaminant from waste so as to render the waste reusable or any process by which materials that would otherwise be disposed of or discarded are collected, separated or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products but does not include the combustion of waste for energy recovery or volume reduction.
REFUSE. Waste and shall be synonymous with the terms “garbage”, “refuse”, “rubbish”, “solid waste” and “trash”.
RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNIT. Single and multi-family dwelling units of habitation.
SCAVENGING. The unauthorized collection or removal of, in a manner not in conformity with the law governing scavenging, materials, solid waste, and recyclable materials from a solid waste management facility, or that has been set out or discarded by persons specifically for authorized collection.
SOLID WASTE. Any garbage, general residential dwelling unit and dwelling, commercial establishment unit waste, industrial lunchroom or office waste, landscape waste, and construction and demolition debris.
SOLID WASTE STREAM. Garbage, refuse or waste generated by residential dwelling units, dwelling units, and commercial establishment units.
TRANSFER STATION. Facilities where solid waste is transferred from collection vehicles to large transport vehicles for hauling to a final disposal site.
(Ord. 1997-01, passed 2-18-1997)