For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   GARBAGE.  Refuse resulting from the handling, processing, preparation, cooling and consumption of food or food products.
   LANDSCAPE WASTE.  Any accumulation of grass or shrubbery cuttings, tree limbs and other materials accumulated as the result of the care of lawns, shrubbery, vines and trees, but not including leaves.
   OPEN BURNING.  The combustion of any matter in such a way that the products of the combustion are emitted to the open air without originating in or passing through equipment for which a permit could be issued under the State Environmental Protection Act or other applicable state or federal regulations.
   PERSON.  Any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, state agency or any other legal entity, or their legal representative, agent or assigns.
   REFUSE.  Any discarded matter, including garbage; or any matter which is to be reduced in volume, or otherwise changed in chemical or physical properties in order to facilitate its discard, removal or disposal.
(1980 Code, § 21.501)