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For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
BUILDING MATERIAL (ALSO CALLED CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION MATERIAL). Brick, stone, carpet, plumbing materials, plaster, concrete, asphalt, roofing, floor coverings, gutters, or other material or substances accumulated as a result of construction, repairs, or additions to existing structures or accessory structures or demolition of such.
BUSINESS TRASH. Any accumulation of incidental waste products, garbage, other than household trash, which is associated with the operation of stores, offices, and commercial establishments.
GARBAGE. A by-product of animal or vegetable foodstuffs resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food or other matter which is subject to decomposition, decay, and/or the generation of noxious or offensive gases or odors, or which during and/or after decay may serve as breeding or feeding material for flies, insects, and/or animals.
HAZARDOUS WASTE. Potentially dangerous by-products which cannot be handled, treated, or disposed of without special precautions. HAZARDOUS WASTE includes ignitable, corrosive, reactive, and toxic wastes such as acetone, gasoline, industrial metal, alkaline cleaners, acids, cyanide, chlorine, arsenic, pesticide wastes, paint, caustics, infected materials, offal, fecal matter (human and animal), and explosives.
HOUSEHOLD TRASH. Accumulation of sweepings, rags, or other matter of any kind, other than garbage and recyclables, which is usually attendant to housekeeping.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE. All waste, including solids, semi-solids, sludges, and liquids created by factories, processing plants, or other manufacturing enterprises (sometimes referred to as special waste, as it requires special handling).
JUNK. Any item creating a littered condition including, but not limited to, household or office furnishings, household appliances, mattress, box springs, lawn equipment, machinery, lawn furniture, swing set, trampoline, above-ground pools, or other similar items which are either in a wholly or partially rusted, wrecked, junked, dismantled, or inoperative condition.
LITTER. All discarded man-made materials, including, but not limited to, solid waste materials, building materials, industrial materials, and hazardous waste.
NOXIOUS PLANTS or NOXIOUS VEGETATION. Plants or vegetation that cause dermatitis through direct or indirect contact or plants that cause internal poisoning if eaten or ingested including but not limited to poison sumac, poison ivy or poison oak.
PREMISES. Lots, including sidewalks, rights-of-way, easements, grass strips, or curbs up to the edge of the pavement of any public street.
RECYCLABLES. Newspapers and accompanying inserts, magazines, junk mail, cardboard, glass, food and beverage containers, plastic soft drink and liquor bottles, spiral paper cans, aluminum, bi-metal cans, steel and tin cans, yard waste, and other items determined by the city to be recyclable.
RUBBISH. Useless waste or any material thrown away as worthless.
SOLID WASTE. Accumulations consisting of any combination of business trash, garbage, household trash, bulky items, yard waste, recyclables, and junk.
TRASH. Either household trash or business trash.
UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE. Any furniture made of materials such as fabrics, padding and springs used to make a soft covering for seating or other non-weatherproof household, automobile, or office items including, but not limited to, sofas, chairs, end tables, lamps, desks and materials designed primarily for interior household or office use.
YARD WASTE. Grass, weeds, leaves, tree trimmings, plants, shrubbery pruning, and such other similar materials which are generated in the maintenance of yards and gardens, which are separate from other solid waste materials and placed in a designated recycling collection area. YARD WASTE shall not include trees, tree limbs, brush and other material resulting from commercial tree trimmers and/or commercial lawn-care services.
(Ord. O-1999-48, passed 11-16-99; Am. Ord. O-2012-21, passed 8-21-12; Am. Ord. O-2016-22, passed 10-18-16)