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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.
AGREEMENT. Residential Solid Waste Collection Service Agreement signed by the membership of the Western Regional Council of Governments.
BULK WASTE. Articles of disposable solid waste that may require special handling and management, including but not limited to automobile and truck tires (with or without rims), other vehicle parts, furniture, mattresses, home appliances, and other similar items.
COMMERCIAL GARBAGE. Garbage, except that the term COMMERCIAL GARBAGE shall include only such substances from sources other than dwelling units.
CONTAINERIZED UNIT. A receptacle with a capacity of not less than two nor more than six cubic yards into which the occupants of multiple-household dwellings or other generators of disposable solid waste place such waste for collection.
DISPOSABLE SOLID WASTE. All garbage ordinarily produced by households, dwelling units, or commercial operations.
DWELLING UNIT. A group of rooms or a single room occupied or intended for occupancy as separate living quarters by a person living alone or by a family or other group of persons living together as a family unit.
HAULER. Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization of any kind licensed to collect garbage, recycling, and/or yard waste in the municipality.
HOUSEHOLDER. An individual living in a dwelling unit who is the head of the household as defined for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code.
RECYCLABLE ITEMS. All nonputrescible wastes, included but not limited to glass, plastic jugs and containers (containing recycling codes 1, 2, or 6), and food and beverage cans that may be deposited into recycling bins. The term shall not include window glass, ashes, crockery, paper, boxes, rags, old clothing, earth, sand, brick, stone, plaster, iron, steel, appliances, furniture, household furnishings, or other similar noncombustible items.
RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE. All putrescible and non-putrescible waste, including but not limited to animal, fruit, fish, fowl, or vegetable matter resulting from the preparation, use, or cooking of food for consumption, and vegetable and animal offal, but excluding human excreta and other water carried wastes. The term shall include only such substances from dwelling units.
YARD WASTE. All grass cuttings, leaves and similar shrubbery trimmings. The term shall not include any materials such as ashes, glass, crockery, tin cans, paper, boxes, rags, old clothing, earth, sand, brick, stone, plaster, iron, steel, appliances, furniture, household furnishings, and other similar noncombustible materials.
(Ord. 98-21, passed 6-18-98)