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For purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
JUNK. Any and all secondhand and used machinery and all ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals and alloys, but does not include secondhand and used furniture or pallets.
JUNK DEALER. Includes any person engaged in the business of buying, selling, and dealing in junk, any person purchasing, gathering, collecting, soliciting, or traveling about from place to place procuring junk, and any person operating, carrying on, conducting, or maintaining a junk yard or place where junk is gathered together and stored or kept for shipment, sale, or transfer.
JUNK YARD. Includes any yard, plot, space, enclosure, building, or any other place where junk is collected, stored, gathered together and kept.
RECYCLER. Any processor, recycling center, or non-certified recycler, as those terms defined in Chapter 2 (commencing with § 14502) of Division 12.1 of the Cal. Pub. Res. Code, who buys or sells scrap metal that constitutes junk, as defined herein.
SCRAP METALS AND ALLOYS. Includes, but is not limited to, materials and equipment commonly used in construction, agricultural operations and electrical power generation, railroad equipment, oil well rigs, nonferrous materials, stainless steel, and nickel which are offered for sale to any junk dealer or recycler, but does not include scrap iron, household generated waste, or aluminum beverage containers, as defined in Chapter 2 (commencing with § 14502) of Division 12.1 of the Cal. Pub. Res. Code.
(Ord. 2007-008, passed 12-10-07)