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For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given herein unless their use in the text of this chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning:
ALLEY SERVICE: Such service where solid waste containers are placed at the property line in through alleys.
BIN CONTAINER SERVICE: A stationary container supported on casters or skids and approved by the city manager or his designee for mechanical handling by the collection trucks.
COMPACTED WASTE: Solid waste which is mechanically compressed to reduce the dimensions of the waste.
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTES: Shall mean and include the waste building materials, packaging, and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition of pavements and structures.
CURB SERVICE: Such service where the solid waste containers are picked up by the city at the front curb line of the customer's property.
DISCARDED: Thrown away, abandoned, worthless, or having lack of economic value.
GARBAGE: The animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation and use of foods, including discarded food containers and wrappers and all other abandoned putrescible organic matter.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE: Those wastes resulting from products purchased by the general public for household use which, because of their quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics, may pose a substantial known or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, disposed, or otherwise managed. The city manager or his designee shall determine those substances deemed hazardous for the purpose of the city's disposal system.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE: Solid wastes or waste material resulting or left over from industrial processes and manufacturing operations, including, but not limited to, fibers, fabrics, plastics, styrofoam, rubber, resins, metals, slag, wood products such as sawdust and shavings, packing materials, putrescible material from food processing plants and slaughterhouses, condemned foods, cinders and ashes from power plants and incinerators, and miscellaneous manufacturing wastes. Such industrial waste is distinguished from ordinary commercial refuse or so called trade wastes which emanate from stores, hotels, restaurants, and markets.
MULTIPLE-FAMILY DWELLING: A building designed for residential occupancy and shall include duplexes, triplexes, apartments of four (4) or more units, bungalows in a bungalow court, apartment houses, flats, condominium units, and mobile homes.
RECYCLABLES: Shall include those materials that have value and can be diverted from landfill disposal. "Recyclables" can further be defined as those materials that by collecting, sorting, cleansing, treating, reconstituting, and processing can be returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials for new, reused, or reconstituted products.
REFUSE: Rags, household ashes, wearing apparel, household goods and such worthless, useless, unused, rejected and cast off matter produced by and as the result of human habitation and the transaction of business within the city, that can be properly and safely collected and transported in a collection vehicle.
SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING: Any detached building used exclusively for occupancy by one family, excluding bungalows in a bungalow court, residential condominium units, and mobile homes.
SOLID WASTE: All putrescible and nonputrescible solid and semisolid wastes; including garbage, trash, refuse, paper, ashes, industrial wastes, demolition and construction wastes, abandoned vehicles and parts thereof, discarded home and industrial appliances, manure, vegetable or animal solid and semisolid wastes, and other discarded solid and semisolid wastes. "Solid waste" does not include hazardous, low level radioactive, or medical wastes. "Solid waste" as herein defined shall not include materials source-separated by the generator for the purpose of recycling, reuse, repair or composting.
SPECIAL PICK UP: The collection of solid waste that exceeds the scope of standard residential or commercial service as set forth in this chapter, or any material not defined in this section as solid waste.
STANDARD RESIDENTIAL CONTAINER: Roll out container(s) provided by city.
WASTE MATTER: Solid waste such as heavy or bulk materials which can be properly and safely collected and transported by special pick up vehicles. The city manager or his designee shall determine those materials suitable for special pick up service.
YARD WASTE: Lawn clippings, tree and shrubbery trimmings, and leaves that can be properly and safely collected and transported in a collection vehicle. (Ord. 1615, 10-1-2002)