For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION DEBRIS.  Any discarded construction or demolition materials, including, but not limited to, untreated lumber, paneling, drywall, roofing, shingles, siding, plumbing and electrical components, doors, windows, floor coverings and cabinets.
   CONTAMINANT.  Has the same definition as that of 329 I.A.C. 2-2-1(a)(2).
   DISCARDING.  To abandon, deposit, desert, discharge, dispose, drop, dump, eliminate, emit, jettison, leave, pitch, place, put, scrap, spill, throw or toss any item, any solid waste or derivative thereof or any inherently waste-like material in a manner such that the discarded substance remains upon the land as solid waste.
   DUMPING. The discarding or long-term storage of any items of solid waste commonly known as garbage, rubbish, refuse, construction and demolition debris, household trash, appliances, diapers, food service wastes, tires, scrap metal, vehicle parts, implement parts and all other items and materials defined as “solid waste” below and in I.C. 13-11-2-205; and the discarding of any vehicles which do not have value beyond scrap value and which are inoperable and unlicensed or which are considered abandoned due to the surrounding conditions.
   GARBAGE.  All putrescible animal solid, vegetable solid and semisolid wastes from processing, handling, preparation, cooking, serving or consumption of food or food materials.
   GENERATION.  The act or process of producing solid waste.
   GENERATOR.  The person whose actions or processes result in the production of solid waste.
   HEALTH OFFICER.  Has the same meaning as the term LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER as used in I.C. 16-20-1-1 et seq., and shall include his or her authorized agent.
   INERT SOLID WASTE.  Earth, rocks, fence wire, sheet metal, concrete, bricks, tiles or aged asphalt, natural wood, brush, leaves, wood chips or sawdust, any and all of which is free from contaminants.
   LONG-TERM STORAGE.  The maintenance or containment of solid waste for a period of 30 days or more.
   OPEN DUMP.  The consolidation of solid waste from one or more sources or the disposal of solid waste at a single disposal site that does not fulfill the requirements of a sanitary landfill or other land disposal method as prescribed by law or regulations, and that exists without daily cover and without regard to the possibilities of contamination or surface or subsurface water resources, air, land or other hazard or threat of hazard to the environment.
   PERSON.  Any individual, partnership, corporation, firm, company, organization, joint stock company, municipal corporation, city, school district or corporation, county, town, association, trust, estate, government unit or other legal entity.
   SCAVENGING.  The uncontrolled and unauthorized removal of materials from solid waste at any point in the waste management system.
   SOLID WASTE.  Any yard waste, garbage, refuse, rubbish, sludge or other discarded or disposed materials, including solid, liquid or semisolid or contained gaseous material resulting from any operation, activity or source.
   STORAGE.  Proper temporary containment of waste materials for a period of no more than 15 days or the standard interval of local commercial collection service, whichever is less.
   WASTE STORAGE CONTAINER.  A proper and suitable receptacle used for the temporary storage of solid waste while awaiting collection. Containers shall be designed to prevent escape or leakage of contents, and should be resistant to scavenging animals.
   WEST CENTRAL SOLID WASTE DISTRICT.  The legally constituted solid waste district of which the county is a member, pursuant to I.C. 13-21-3-2.
(Ord. 4-3-1.1, passed 9-20-1993)