As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
GARBAGE: Putrescible animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
JUNK: Those worn out and discarded materials that have outlived their usefulness, including, but not limited to, unused or inoperable equipment, such as old furniture, tires, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances.
JUNK VEHICLES: An abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicle or part thereof, shall be defined as an unsightly motor vehicle or a part or parts therefrom, and which meets the following qualifications: it does not carry a current valid state registration and license plates; it cannot be safely operated under its own power; it is not in a garage or other building; it does not have a reasonable amount of necessary equipment. The vehicle must meet all of the above qualifications before it can be classified as an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicle.
OWNER AND OCCUPANT: These terms may be used interchangeably and shall include every person in possession, charge or control of any residential or commercial property within the city where refuse is generated or accumulated.
PERSON: Shall include any person, firm, partnership, association, institution, company, corporation, or organization of any kind.
PREMISES: Land and all buildings and structures thereon.
REFUSE: All putrescible and nonputrescible solid waste including garbage, rubbish, junk, ashes, dead animals, discarded inoperable appliances, and junk vehicles.
RUBBISH: Nonputrescible solid waste consisting of both combustible and noncombustible waste, such as paper, cardboard, cans, wood (except fuel wood, which is neatly stacked), glass, bedding, cookery and similar materials. (Ord. 118, 3-14-1984; amd. Ord. 119, 10-10-1984; 2008 Code)