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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.
DISPOSAL. The discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any solid waste or hazardous waste into or on any land or water so that such solid waste or hazardous waste or any constitute thereof may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including groundwater.
HAZARDOUS WASTE. A solid waste or combination of solid waste which, because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics, may:
(1) Cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating 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.
OPEN DUMP. A site on which any solid waste or hazardous waste is placed, discharged, deposited, injected, dumped, or spilled so as to create a nuisance or so as to pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment, including the pollution of air, land, surface water, or groundwater.
PERSON. Any individual, firm, governmental unit, organization, partnership, corporation, or company.
REFUSE COLLECTOR. Any person who collects garbage or rubbish, other than one who removes refuse from his or her own premises.
SANITARY LANDFILL. A disposal facility for solid or waste so located, designed, and operated that it does not pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment, including pollution or air, land, surface water, or groundwater.
SOLID WASTE. Any garbage, refuse, sludge, tires, and other discarded material including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material, resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations and from community activities, but does not include disposal of projects subject to a permit from the State Water Control Board.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT. The systematic administration of activities, which provide for the collection, source separation, storage, transportation, transfer, processing, treatment, and disposal of solid waste or resource recovery.
(Ord. passed 9-11-1982; Ord. passed 2-13-1986; Ord. passed 9-14-1989)