13.40.010   Definitions.
   A.   Unless noted otherwise, the definitions in Title 49, Chapter 4 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, are hereby incorporated by reference.
   B.   "Acceptable solid waste" means municipal solid waste which is not unacceptable waste and which has been determined by the director to be acceptable for disposal or processing in Pima County solid waste facilities. Solid waste typically generated by residences and by commercial establishments, such as stores, offices, markets, restaurants, hotels, and schools, are generally acceptable without prior approval. All other wastes generated by commercial establishments require approval by the director prior to disposal.
   C.   "Acute hazardous waste" means any waste listed in 40 CFR § 261.33(e).
   D.   "Appliances" means clothes washers and driers, dishwashers, garbage disposals, trash compactors, conventional ovens, ranges, and stoves, and other non-Freon containing items which are acceptable to local salvage companies.
   E.   "Bulky waste" means large items of solid waste including, but not limited to concrete, conduit, furniture, large auto parts, pipe, tanks, trees, branches, stumps, and other waste whose large size precludes or complicates their handling by normal collection, processing, or disposal methods.
   F.   "Commercial hauler" means any person who:
      1.   Uses a commercially licensed vehicle to transport the waste;
      2.   Is hauling more than one ton of acceptable solid waste;
      3.   Charges for or receives compensation, either directly or indirectly, for delivering solid waste to an approved site, including hauling incidental to a job, such as landscaping, for which compensation is charged or received;
      4.   Is disposing of waste generated from work requiring a construction or building permit.
   G.   Commingled recyclables means a largely uncontaminated mixture of various types of recyclable materials in a form that is acceptable to materials processors.
   H.   "Compacted" means compressed through hydraulic or mechanical means.
   I.   "Conditionally exempt small quantity generator" means a facility or person that:
      1.   Generates no more than one hundred kilograms or two hundred twenty pounds of hazardous waste in a calendar month;
      2.   Generates no more than one kilogram or 2.2 pounds of acute hazardous waste in a calendar month;
      3.   Generates no more than one hundred kilograms or two hundred twenty pounds of any residue or contaminated soil, waste, or other debris resulting from the cleanup of a spill, into or on any land or water, of any acute hazardous waste; and
      4.   Accumulates no more than one thousand kilograms of hazardous wastes at any one time.
   J.   "Conditionally exempt small quantity generator waste" means wastes that would be classified as hazardous waste by 40 CFR §§ 261.20—261.35 but are exempted by 40 CFR § 261.5 because they are generated by conditionally exempt small quantity generators and as defined by rules adopted pursuant to A.R.S. Section 49-922.
   K.   "Construction debris" includes but is not limited to nonputrescible and nonhazardous materials generated during construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition of structures or roads. Construction debris includes inert material and asphalt, dry wall, pipes, wood, wall coverings, floor coverings, glass, scrap metal, roofing materials (excluding friable asbestos-containing materials), and plumbing, heating, and electrical parts.
   L.   "Department" means Pima County department of environmental quality.
   M.   "Director" means the Pima County department of environmental quality director or authorized representative.
   N.   "Freon containing appliance" means air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers and other items requiring special handling and removal of Freon prior to salvage.
   O.   "Green waste" means vegetative materials including but not limited to leaves, grass, branches, brush, trees, shrubs, and similar materials, largely uncontaminated with other materials.
   P.   "Hazardous waste" means a hazardous waste as defined in 40 CFR § 261.
   Q.   "Infectious waste" means unsterilized waste and material which are generated from nonmedical care of human beings, livestock and animals, but does not include waste generated in the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of humans or animals or other related biological hazards pursuant to A.R.S. Section 49-851.
   R.   "Loose" means uncompacted.
   S.   "Materials recovery facility" means a facility owned or operated by Pima County where co-mingled recyclables are accepted and processed for marketing.
   T.   ""Non-standard waste" means any solid non-hazardous municipal waste that requires review to determine if the waste is acceptable solid waste, or that requires special handling at a solid waste facility. Non-standard waste must be approved prior to acceptance.
   U.   "Non-standard tires" means off-road tires, oversized tires or other tires that are used on agricultural, construction mining, and other vehicles not registered with the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles for on-road use, and are not funded under the State Waste Tire Fund Program.
   V.   "Operational" means in a condition to accept and process materials according to the designated purpose of the facility, as so declared by the director by publishing a notice of operational status in a newspaper of general circulation in Pima County. The notice shall state the effective date of operational status.
   W.   "Prior approval" means an evaluation of acceptability, consisting of written approval from the director in response to a written request for acceptance of a particular waste material or waste stream to a solid waste facility.
   X.   "Recyclable material" means newsprint, aluminum cans, steel and bimetal cans, glass food and beverage containers (clear, green, brown), plastic beverage containers made of PET or HDPE, non-waxed corrugated cardboard, and other materials that are routinely acceptable for recycling at local materials processing companies.
   Y.   "Recycling convenience center" means bins located at a solid waste facility for the deposit of recyclable material.
   Z.   "Regulated asbestos-containing waste" means material as defined in 40 CFR § 61.142.
   AA.   "Residential hauler" means a hauler of waste who is not a commercial hauler as defined in this section.
   BB.   "Sanitary landfill" means a facility owned or operated by Pima County and approved by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as a facility at which solid waste is placed in or on land for the purpose of long-term storage or disposal.
   CC.   "Solid waste" means waste, as defined in A.R.S. Section 49-701, which includes any garbage; trash; rubbish; refuse; sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply treatment plant or pollution control facility; and other discarded material including solid, liquid, semisolid or contained gaseous material, but does not include domestic sewage or hazardous waste. For county solid waste facilities, solid waste does not include liquids or other materials prohibited for disposal in construction debris landfills by 40 CFR § 257 or in a municipal solid waste landfill by 40 CFR § 258.
   DD.   "Solid waste facilities" means solid waste disposal, transportation, or processing facilities owned or operated by Pima County including sanitary landfills, construction debris landfills, transfer stations, non-standard waste facilities, tire transfer stations, tire collection facilities and recycling convenience centers.
   EE.   "Transfer station" means a facility owned or operated by Pima County for the collection of acceptable solid waste to be subsequently transferred to a sanitary landfill.
   FF.   "Unacceptable wastes" means wastes that could be expected to adversely impact the facility processes or operations, the health and safety of facility workers or users, or the quality of the soil, water, or air in the vicinity of the facility.
      1.   The following wastes are unacceptable for disposal at any Pima County solid waste facility:
         a.   Hazardous waste as defined in 40 CFR §§ 261.20—261.35
         b.   Wastes that would be hazardous by 40 CFR §§ 261.20—261.35 standards except that they are exempted because they are generated by households or conditionally exempt small quantity generators, or for other reasons as specified in 40 CFR § 261.4(b) or 40 CFR § 261.5.
         c.   Wastes that are prohibited from disposal in a sanitary landfill by any federal or state regulation, law, or ordinance.
         d.   Batteries from vehicles (lead-acid batteries).
         e.   Dioxin-containing wastes that have a total aggregate concentration in waste extract of chlorinated dioxins and similar compounds of one part per billion or above according to the methods in 40 CFR § 268 that apply to waste categories F020-F023 and F026-F028.
         f.   Explosives.
         g.   Fuel tanks and chemical storage tanks, unless approved by the director.
         h.   Infectious waste, unless treated or packaged in a method approved by the director.
         i.   Medical sharps, unless packaged in a rigid container as approved by the director.
         j.   Motor vehicles.
         k.   Paint and paint products, except for small amounts of residuals in containers.
         l.   PCB-containing wastes that are regulated under 40 CFR § 761.
         m.   Pesticides and herbicides.
         n.   Special wastes as defined by A.R.S. 49-851, unless approved by the director.
         o.   Radioactive wastes.
         p.   Septic tank pumpings and untreated sewage.
         q.   Used oil, as regulated by A.R.S. Section 49-801.
         r.   Any other waste determined by the director to be unacceptable.
(Ord. 2013-34 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2001-88 § 1 (part), 2001; Ord. 1994-84 § 1(1) 1994; Ord. 1994-24 § 1, 1994: Ord. 1993-30 § 1 (part), 1993)