For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION DEBRIS. Any discarded construction or demolition materials including, but not limited to, untreated lumber, paneling, drywall, roofing, shingles, siding, plumbing and electrical components, doors, windows, floor coverings and cabinets.
   CONTAMINANT. The same definition as that of 329 I.A.C. 2-2-1(a)(2).
   DISCARDING. To abandon, deposit, desert, discharge, dispose, drop, dump, eliminate, emit, jettison, leave, pitch, place, put, scrap, spill, throw or toss any items, any solid waste or derivative thereof, or any inherently waste-like material in a manner so that the discarded substance remains upon the land as solid waste.
      (1)   The discarding or long-term storage of any items of solid waste commonly known as garbage, rubbish, refuse construction and demolition debris, household trash, appliances, diapers, food service wastes, tires, scrap metal, vehicle parts, implement parts, fence wire and all other items and materials defined as "solid waste" below and in I.C. 13-11-2-105; and
      (2)   The discarding of any vehicles which do not have value beyond scrap value and which are inoperable and unlicensed or which are considered abandoned due to the surrounding conditions.
   GARBAGE. All putrescible animal solid, vegetable solid and semisolid wastes from the processing, handling preparation, cooking, serving or consumption of food or food materials.
   GENERATION. The act or process of producing solid waste.
   GENERATOR. The person whose actions or processes result in the production of solid waste.
      (1)   Any waste that, because of its quantity, concentration or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics may:
         (a)   Cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible, illness;
         (b)   Pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, handled, disposed of or otherwise managed;
         (c)   Be non-degradable or persistent in the environment;
         (d)   Be biologically magnified;
         (e)   Cause or tend to cause cumulative effects; or
         (f)   Be defined in 40 C.F.R. § 261.3 and any future amendments.
      (2)   The term shall include household hazardous wastes and used oils, solvents and chemicals.
   HEALTH OFFICER. The same meaning as the term "local health officer" as used in I.C. 16-20 and shall include his or her authorized agent.
   INERT SOLID WASTE. Earth, rocks, concrete, bricks, tiles or aged asphalt, natural wood, brush, leaves, wood chips or sawdust, any and all of which is free from contaminants.
   INFECTIOUS WASTE. Any waste that is capable of transmitting a communicable disease. Including, but not limited to, pathological wastes (human tissues, blood, excreta and secretions), medical and laboratory wastes, contaminated or fouled bedding, bandages, dressings and diapers, contaminated animal carcasses, offals, excreta, body parts and bedding and the like.
   LONG-TERM STORAGE. The maintenance or containment of solid waste for a period of 30 days or more.
   OPEN DUMP. The consolidation of solid waste from one or more sources or the disposal of solid waste at a single disposal site that does not fulfill the requirements of a sanitary landfill or other land disposal method as prescribed by law or regulations, and that exists without daily cover and without regard to the possibilities of contamination of surface or subsurface water resources, air, land or other hazard or threat of hazard to the environment or safety.
   PERSON. Any individual, partnership, corporation, firm, company, organization, joint stock company, municipal corporation, city, school district or corporation, county, town, association, trust, estate, government unit or other legal entity.
   SCAVENGING. The uncontrolled and unauthorized removal of materials from solid waste at any point in the waste management system.
   SOLID WASTE. Any yard waste, garbage, refuse, rubbish, sludge or other discarded or disposed materials, including solid, liquid or semi-solid, or contained gaseous material resulting from any operation, activity or source.
   STORAGE. Proper temporary containment of waste materials for a period of no more than 15 days or the standard interval of local commercial collection service, whichever is less.
   WASTE STORAGE CONTAINER. A proper and suitable receptacle used for the temporary storage of solid waste while awaiting collection. CONTAINERS shall be designed to prevent escape or leakage of contents and should be resistant to scavenging animals.
(Ord. 5-1993, passed 12-20-1993)