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As used in this chapter certain terms are defined as follows:
(a) “Bags” means plastic sacks designed to store refuse with sufficient wall strength to maintain physical integrity when lifted by top. Total weight of a bag and its contents shall not exceed forty pounds.
(b) “Bulky waste” means stoves, refrigerators, water tanks, washing machines, small auto parts, furniture and other waste materials other than construction debris, incinerators, hazardous waste or stable matter with weights or volumes greater than those allowed for containers.
(c) “Bundle” means tree, shrub, grass, branches, brush trimmings or yard waste securely tied together forming an easily handled package not exceeding four feet in length or forty-five pounds in weight.
(d) “City” means the City of Lorain, Ohio.
(e) “Construction debris” means waste building material resulting from construction, remodeling, repair or demolition operations.
(f) “Container” means a receptacle with a capacity of greater than twenty gallons but less than thirty-five gallons constructed of plastic, metal, fiberglass, having handles of adequate strength for lifting and having a tight fitting lid capable of preventing entrance into the container by vectors or insects. The mouth of a container shall have a diameter greater than or equal to that of the base. The weight of a container and its contents shall not exceed sixty pounds.
(g) “Contract documents” means the Request for Proposals, Instructions to Bidders, Contractor's Proposal, General Specifications, the Contract Performance Bond and any addenda or changes to the foregoing documents agreed to by the City and the Contractor.
(h) “Contractor” means the person, corporation, partnership or other business entity performing refuse collection and disposal under contract with the City.
(i) “Dead animals” means animals or portions thereof that have expired from any cause, except those slaughtered or killed for human use.
(j) “Designated collection location” means a residential treelawn or curbside.
(k) “Disposal site” means a refuse depository including but not limited to sanitary landfills, transfer stations, incinerators and waste processing/separation centers licensed, permitted or approved to receive for processing of final disposal of refuse and dead animals by all governmental bodies and agencies having jurisdiction and requiring such license, permits or approvals.
(l) “Garbage” means any and all dead animals, except those slaughtered for human consumption; every accumulation of waste (animal, vegetable and/or other matter) that results from the preparation, processing, consumption, dealing in, handling, packing, canning, storage, transportation, decay or decomposition of meats, fish, fowl, birds, fruits, grains or other animal vegetable matter (including, but not by way of limitation, used tin cans and other food containers; and all putrescible or easily decomposable waste animal or vegetable matter which is likely to attract flies or rodents); except (in all cases) any matter included in the definition of Bulky Waste, Construction Debris, Dead Animals, Hazardous Waste, Rubbish or Stable Matter.
(m) “Hazardous/exempt waste” means any chemical, compound, mixture, substance or article which is designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or appropriate agency of the State to be "hazardous" or "exempt" as that term is defined by or pursuant to Federal or State Law.
(n) “Infectious waste” means those medical waste identified in Chapter 3745-27-01 (V) of the Ohio Administrative Code.
(o) “The Clean Air Act” ( 40 CFR 82.156 subpart -F) prohibits the disposal of CFCs and HFDs into landfills. Refrigerants/freon in refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. must be recovered prior to acceptance for disposal and certification of compliance is required prior to removal.
(p) “Producer” means an occupant of a Residential Unit who generates refuse.
(q) “Recyclable materials” means:
(1) “Old newspaper” (ONP) means newspaper containing less than five percent (5%) paper other than news and not more than the normal percentage of rotogravure and colored paper from the regular newspaper.
(2) “Used beverage cans” (UBC) means all steel, bi-metal and aluminum beverage containers which are empty, reasonably clean and loose.
(3) “Glass containers” means waste and scrap glass in various colors, (i.e., flint or clear, green or amber) which have been rinsed and are reasonably clean. The glass should not be broken or contain metals, ceramics, crystal or television tubes.
(4) “Plastic bottles” means two types of plastic bottles plastic soda bottles (PET) and plastic milk or water jugs (HPDE). Caps should be removed and the bottles should be rinsed and reasonably clean.
(5) “Tin/bi-metal containers” means fruit, vegetable, sauce, etc. metal containers that have been rinsed and reasonably clean.
(r) “Refuse” refers to Residential Refuse and Bulky Waste, Construction Debris and Stable Matter generated at a Residential Unit unless the context otherwise requires.
(s) “Residential refuse” means all Garbage, Rubbish and Bulky Waste generated by a Producer at a Residential Unit.
(t) “Rubbish” means all waste wood, wood products, tree trimmings, grass cuttings, dead plants, weeds, leaves dead trees or branches thereof, chips, shavings, sawdust, printed matter, pasteboard, rags, straw, used and discarded mattresses, used and discarded clothing, used and discarded shoes and boots, combustible waste pulp and other products such as are used for packaging, or wrapping crockery and glass, ashes, cinders, floor sweepings, mineral or metallic substances, and any and all other waste materials not included in the definition of Bulky Waste, Construction Debris, Dead Animals, Garbage, Hazardous Waste or Stable Matter.
(u) “Stable matter” means all manure and other waste matter normally accumulated on or about a stable, or any animal, livestock or poultry enclosure, and resulting from the keeping of animals, poultry or livestock.
(Ord. 242-98. Passed 11-16-98.)