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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
APPROVED CONTAINERS. Those bags, totes, and recycling containers specified in § 50.30(A) and (B) in which customers may place residential waste and recyclable materials for collection.
CONSTRUCTION WASTE. Leftover, excess or damaged materials, or the containers therefor, or coverings thereof, resulting from the demolition, remodeling and/or construction of improvements to property.
GARBAGE. Waste resulting from the handling, processing, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food, and wastes from the handling, processing, storage, and sale of produce.
HAZARDOUS WASTE. A waste, or combination of wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious, irreversible, or incapacitating reversible illness; pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, or disposed of, or otherwise managed, and which has been identified, by characteristics or listing, as hazardous pursuant to § 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, Pub. L. No. 94-580, being 42 U.S.C. §§ 6901 et seq., or pursuant to Council regulations.
LANDSCAPE WASTE. All accumulations of grass or shrubbery cuttings, leaves, tree limbs and other materials accumulated as the result of the care of lawns, shrubbery, vines, and trees.
LICENSED HAULER. Any person, firm, corporation, or company in the business of collecting and/or hauling residential waste or recyclable material over and upon the streets of the city, and licensed according to the requirements of this chapter.
RECYCLABLE MATERIAL. Material that is separated from residential waste according to guidelines established by a licensed hauler for the purpose of recycling, including but not limited to, ferrous metal cans, aluminum containers, glass, plastic, which shall include HDPE, PET containers and plastics #3 through #7, newsprint, corrugated paper, junk mail, magazines, office paper and boxboard.
RESIDENTIAL WASTE. Garbage and general household waste, trash and refuse, and it includes recyclable materials. It does not include landscape waste, construction waste, or waste generated by commercial establishments.
(Am. Ord. 2015-02, passed 1-26-2015; Am. Ord. 2019-13, passed 2-25-2019)