(Amended by Ord. No. 182,986, Eff. 5/28/14.)
For the purpose of this Article, the following words and phrases are defined and shall be construed as set out here, unless it is apparent from the context that they have a different meaning:
1. Board shall mean the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works.
2. Bureau shall mean the Bureau of Sanitation of the City of Los Angeles or its duly authorized representative.
3. City shall mean the City of Los Angeles.
4. Collection Services shall mean the collection, transportation and delivery for processing or disposal of solid waste from commercial establishments and multifamily dwellings.
5. Commingled Recyclables shall mean recyclables that have been separated or kept separate from other solid waste at the point of generation for the purpose of additional sorting or processing for recycling or reuse in order to return the material to the economic mainstream in the form of raw material for new, reused, or reconstituted products which meet the quality standards necessary to be used in the marketplace. Commingled recyclables shall not consist of construction and demolition waste.
6. Commercial Establishment shall mean all real property in the City, except residential premises and premises that receive solid waste disposal service from the City, upon which for-profit or not for-profit activity is conducted, including but not limited to manufacturing, transportation, retail sales, wholesale operations, services, hotel or motel operations, education, or other businesses or institutional activity.
7. Construction and Demolition Waste shall mean solid waste that results directly from construction, remodeling, repair, demolition, or deconstruction of buildings and other structures, does not contain hazardous waste, and contains no more than one percent (1%) putrescible wastes by volume, calculated on a monthly basis. Construction and demolition waste includes, but is not limited to, asphalt, concrete, Portland cement, brick, lumber, wallboard, roofing material, ceramic tile, pipe, glass, carpet or associated packing.
8. Director shall mean the Director of the bureau of Sanitation of the city of Los Angeles.
9. Dwelling Unit shall mean one or more rooms, one of which is a kitchen, designed for occupancy by one family for living and sleeping purposes.
10. Gross Receipts shall mean those receipts defined as gross receipts in Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 21.00(a) generated by the collection of solid waste including, but not limited to, service, container rental, disposal and processing charges. For purposes of Sections 66.32.1 through 66.32.5, gross receipts shall not be applicable to receipts generated by the collection and sale of source-separated materials or commingled recyclables.
11. Hazardous Waste shall mean any waste as defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 25117.
12. Multifamily Dwelling shall mean any building, structure, unit or location designed for residential occupancy, exclusive of "Single Family Dwelling" and dwelling units that receive solid waste disposal service from the City.
13. Organics shall mean compostable solid waste that is source separated and placed in a container for collection. Organics include, but are not limited to, grass, leaves, tree branches, clean wood free of paint, nails or any treatment, food scraps, food soiled boxes and paper.
14. Person shall mean natural person, business, contractor, joint venture, joint stock company, firm, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business trust, or organization, or the manager, employer, agent, servant, officer, or employee of any of them. Person shall not mean the City of Los Angeles, or any of its constituent entities, departments, boards, employees or officers.
15. Recyclables shall mean solid waste that is capable of being recycled or re-reused in the marketplace, whether source separated or commingled with other solid waste.
16. Residential Premises shall mean single family dwellings and multifamily dwellings.
17. Self-Hauler shall mean a person who is not primarily engaged in the business of collection, removal or transportation of solid waste but in the course of performing the person's primary business function incidentally transports solid waste. Examples of self-haulers include, but are not limited to, gardeners, landscapers and household cleanup service firms. A person who collects, removes or transports construction and demolition waste is not a self-hauler under any circumstance, but rather a solid waste hauler subject to all of the requirements applicable to solid waste haulers.
18. Single Family Dwelling shall mean a building designed for residential occupancy, and containing one or two dwelling units.
19. Solid Waste shall mean all putrescible and nonputrescible solid, semisolid, and liquid wastes, including garbage, trash, refuse, paper, rubbish, ashes, industrial wastes, construction and demolition waste, abandoned vehicles and parts thereof, discarded home and industrial appliances, dewatered, treated, or chemically fixed sewage sludge which is not hazardous waste, manure, vegetable or animal solid and semisolid wastes, and other discarded solid and semisolid wastes.
"Solid waste" does not include any of the following wastes:
(i) Hazardous waste;
(ii) Radioactive waste regulated pursuant to Part 9 of Division 104 of the California Health and Safety Code;
(iii) Medical waste regulated pursuant to Part 14 of Division 104 of the California Health and Safety Code;
(iv) Pharmaceutical waste as defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 117748.
20. Solid Waste Disposal Facility shall mean a facility fully permitted under applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations to accept and dispose of solid waste.
21. Solid Waste Hauler shall mean any person engaged in the business of providing for the collection, removal or transportation of solid waste.
22. Source-Separated Material shall mean recyclables that have been separated or kept separate from other solid waste at the point of generation and sorted by material type, such as wood, metal, glass, concrete, or organics, without being commingled with other solid waste, including recyclables. To qualify as source-separated material, each type of material must be transferred in a separate container to a recycling center.