8-6-1: DEFINITIONS:
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
 
BACK-OF-HOUSE:
The kitchen, food preparation, dishwashing, and storage areas of a commercial generator or large event venue with organics that are not accessed by customers or the public.
COLLECTION:
The aggregation of waste from the place at which it is generated and includes all activities up to the time the waste is delivered to a waste facility.
COMMERCIAL/ COMMERCIAL GENERATOR:
An entity that is not a residential source generator.
COMPOSTABLE MATERIAL:
Any material that is primarily organic and can be decomposed through biological activity. Compostable plastics or lined papers must meet ASTM D6400 and ASTM D6868, respectively, as certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute or other similar independent certification bodies.
COMPOSTING:
The controlled biological decomposition and management of selected solid waste to produce and innocuous, hummus-like material, which can be used as a soil conditioner
CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS:
Waste building materials, packaging, and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, and repair.
DEPARTMENT:
The Dakota County department or unit designated by the Dakota County Board to conduct solid waste regulatory activities within Dakota County and its staff and designated agents.
DESIGNATED LIST OF ORGANICS:
A list of organic material types suitable for commercial composting approved by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners and published by the Department on the Dakota County website.
DESIGNATED LIST OF RECYCLABLES:
A list of recyclable materials types approved by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners and published by the Department on the Dakota County Website that represents the minimum haulers must accept and generators must recycle.
GARBAGE:
Discarded material resulting from the handling, processing, storage, preparation, serving and consumption of food.
INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTES:
All solid wastes generated from an industrial or manufacturing process and solid waste generated from nonmanufacturing activities such as service and commercial establishments and chemical and debris contaminated soils spills; property clean up and development activities. Industrial solid waste does not include office materials, restaurant and food preparation waste, discarded machinery, demolition waste or household waste.
LARGE EVENT VENUE WITH ORGANICS:
A public gathering of at least 300 people that generates at least one ton of municipal solid waste or contracts for eight cubic yards or more per location, and generates organics back-of-house. Examples include but are not limited to: concerts, fairs, festivals, community events, athletic tournaments, parades, etc.
MIXED MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE/MUNICIPA L SOLID WASTE:
Garbage, refuse and other solid waste from residential, commercial, industrial and community activities that the generator of the waste aggregates for collection , but does not include auto hulks, street sweepings, ash, construction debris, mining wastes, sludges, tree and agricultural wastes, tires, lead-acid batteries, motor or vehicle fluids and filters, and other materials collected, processed, and disposed of in separate waste streams.
MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING:
Residential buildings containing  four (4) or more dwelling units.
ORGANICS/ ORGANIC MATERIAL:
Food waste and the designated list of organics published on the Dakota County website.
PERSON:
Any human being, any municipality or other governmental or political subdivision, or other public agency, any public or private corporation, any partnership, firm, association, or other organization, any receiver, trustee, assignee, agent, or other legal representative of the foregoing, or any other legal entity.
RECYCLABLES/ RECYCLABLE MATERIALS:
Materials that are suitable for separating from solid waste for the purpose of recycling including, but not limited to, paper, glass, plastics, metals, automobile oil, batteries, etc. Refuse derived fuel or other material that is destroyed by incineration is not a recyclable material.
RECYCLING:
The process of collecting and preparing recyclable materials and reusing the materials in their original form or using them in manufacturing processes that do not cause the destruction of recyclable material in a manner that precludes further use.
RECYCLING FACILITY:
A site at which waste materials are prepared for reuse in their original form or for use in manufacturing processes that do not cause the destruction of materials in a manner that precludes further use.
REFUSE:
Putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, incinerator ash, incinerator residue, and market and industrial solid wastes.
RESIDENTIAL/ RESIDENTIAL SOURCE:
Any source from a residential building.
RESIDENTIAL UNIT:
Means, jointly and severally, the following:
A.   Single-family residential dwellings, including manufactured homes, townhomes, and boathomes.
B.   Multi-unit residential  buildings containing three  or fewer dwelling units.
RUBBISH:
Nonputrescible solid wastes, including ashes, consisting of combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, cardboard, tin cans, wood, glass, bedding, crockery, plastics, electrical appliances, or litter of any kind.
SCHEDULED DAY:
That normal customary and scheduled day that the collector has informed the customer or agreed with the customer to collect mixed municipal solid waste from the residential unit.
SOLID WASTE ABATEMENT MESSAGING:
The standardized solid waste abatement education messaging developed by the Department and published on the Dakota County website.
SOLID WASTE ABATEMENT PROGRAM:
A program for reducing, reusing, and recycling solid waste.
TRASH:
Trash has the same meaning as mixed municipal solid waste.
YARD WASTES:
The garden wastes, leaves, lawn cuttings, weeds and prunings generated at residential or commercial properties. (1974 Code § 610.01; amd. 2008 Code; Ord. 1394, 12-14-2020)