For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BUILDING MATERIALS.  Solid waste resulting from construction, remodeling, repair or demolition operations on pavement, buildings or other structures, but not including land clearing or yard waste.
   BULKY ITEMS.  Discarded solid waste items including furniture, carpet, bedding, scrap tires and other items too large to place in garbage cans but not including white goods, yard waste or building materials.
   CURBSIDE.  The space in the grass strip between the street and sidewalk, where those strips exist, or that space immediately adjacent to that portion of the street right-of-way normally used by vehicles.
   DUMPSTER.  A metal container of not less than four cubic yards used to contain solid waste and serviced using a rear-loading truck.
   GARBAGE.  Solid waste including animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food, paper, cardboard, wood, glass, crockery and similar materials, but not including body waste, yard waste, white goods, bulky items, building materials, medical waste, hazardous waste or recyclable material.
   HAZARDOUS WASTE.  A solid waste, or combination of solid wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics may:
      (1)   Cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitation reversible illness; or
      (2)   Pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of or otherwise managed.
   MEDICAL WASTE.  Any solid waste which is generated in the diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining thereto, or in the production or testing of biological, but does not include any hazardous waste or those substances excluded from the definition of solid waste.
   SOLID WASTE.  Any garbage, yard waste, bulky items and other material that is either discarded or is being accumulated or stored prior to being discarded, or has served its original intended use and is generally discarded, including solid, liquid, semisolid or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, institutional, commercial and agricultural operations, from community activities and from household uses.
   SPECIAL WASTE.  Solid waste that can require special handling and management, whole tires, used oil, lead-acid batteries and medical waste.
   VILLAGE.  The village or a person, firm or corporation, which, by contractual arrangement with the village, provides solid waste collection services for residences and commercial establishments.
   WHITE GOODS. Inoperative and discarded residential, metal refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers and other similar domestic large appliances.
   YARD WASTE.  Solid waste consisting solely of vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance including but not limited to shrubbery and tree trimmings, lawn clippings, yard raking, leaves, pine cones, pine straw and Christmas trees.
(1986 Code, § 12-2.1)  (Ord. 04-43, passed 11-30-2004)