For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   COUNTY. Those areas which are under the jurisdiction of the county Health Officer and situated outside the corporate limits of any city or town.
   GARBAGE. Rejected food wastes including every waste accumulation of animal, fruit, or vegetable matter used or intended for food or that attends the preparation, use, cooking, dealing in, or storing of meat, fish, fowl, fruit, or vegetables.
   GROUND WATER.  Water in the ground that is in the zone of saturation.
   HAZARDOUS MATERIAL.  Includes, but is not limited to, explosives, pathological wastes, radioactive materials, and chemicals.
   HEALTH OFFICER. The county Health Officer, or his or her authorized representative.
   PERSON. Any person, firm, corporation, or association.
   PUBLIC DISPOSAL.  Disposal of refuse which has been removed from premises used, owned, or leased by one or more persons, firms, corporations, or associations, and transported to other premises and disposed of either with or without the payment of a fee.
   REFUSE. Any combination of garbage and rubbish.
   RUBBISH. Matter such as ashes, cans, metalware, broken glass, crockery, dirt, sweepings, boxes, wood, grass, weeds, or litter of any kind.
   SALVAGING.  The controlled removal of reusable materials.
   SANITARY LANDFILL. A method of disposing of refuse on land without creating nuisances or hazards to public health or safety, by utilizing principles of engineering to confine the refuse to the smallest practical area to reduce it to the smallest practical volume, and to cover it with a compacted layer of suitable cover material at the conclusion of each day and at more frequent intervals as necessary.
   SCAVENGING.  The uncontrolled picking of materials.
   SURFACE WATER. A body of water whose top surface is exposed to the atmosphere, including a flowing body as well as a pond or a lake.
(`88 Code, § 6-25)  (Ord. 104, passed 4-23-73)