For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ACCUMULATED JUNK. Wrecked, scrapped, disassembled, unusable, inoperable or unrepairable construction equipment, appliances, vehicle tires, engines, transmissions, frames, axles, as well as parts and accessories of these objects; used building materials and all other non-vegetative debris collected or stored at a private residence or property or business establishment, or any non-vegetative debris blown or otherwise deposited onto property owned by third persons, by flood, storm or other natural event.
   ASHES. Refuse resulting from the burning of wood, coal, coke and other combustible material.
   BUSINESS BUILDING. Any structure, whether public or private, that is adapted for transaction of business, for rendering of professional services, for amusement, for the display or sale or storage of goods, wares, merchandise, articles or equipment, including hotels, apartment houses, rooming houses, office buildings, public buildings, stores, theaters, markets, restaurants, abattoirs, warehouses, sheds, barns and other structures on premises used for or adapted to business purposes.
   CONSTRUCTION WASTE. Waste that is the direct by-product of construction of buildings including such materials as excavated earth, stone, bricks, plaster, shingles, tiles, concrete, large stumps, shrubs, limbs and other material that we associate with clearing, remodeling and landscaping projects.
   DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS. The Director of Public Works for the city or his or her agent.
   DUMPSTER. A painted heavy gauge steel receptacle with a capacity of not more than eight cubic yards, nor less than four cubic yards and approved by the Department of Public Works for the disposal and collection of commercial, industrial and residential solid waste.
   GARBAGE. Animal and vegetable refuse resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food, including a minimum amount of liquid necessarily incidental thereto.
   INDUSTRIAL WASTE. Waste from factories, processing plants or other industrial enterprises that is a by- product of the manufacture, processing or major repair of a product.
   MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE. Garbage and trash, which may include glass jars, bottles, aluminum cans, steel cans, plastic soda bottles, newspapers and inserts, plastic milk and water jugs, spiral paper cans and other solid waste including yard waste. Residential solid waste shall not include discarded building materials, trees, brush and other material resulting from the activities of building contractors or lawn services, larger quantities of sod, dirt and trash from land clearing or other material requiring special handling.
   REFUSE. Waste materials resulting from normal day to day cleaning and operation of a residence, commercial and business activity excluding industrial, garbage and construction waste. REFUSE includes yard trimmings, limbs, grass, weeds, small boxes, leaves, cold ashes, garden waste and other material in small quantities normally coming from occupied premises.
   ROLLOUT CONTAINERS. Ninety-six gallon capacity container of plastic or comparable material on wheels and approved by the Department of Public Works for disposal of residential solid waste.
   SOLID WASTE. Accumulations consisting of any combination of business trash, garbage, household trash, bulky items, yard waste, recyclables and scrap materials and shall be collected through curbside trash, rollout, recyclables, yard waste, bulky items or business trash collection activities.
   WASTE. Useless, unused, unwanted or discarded materials resulting from natural community activities, including solids, liquids and gases.
(1997 Code, § 95.01) (Ord. 2010-26, passed 12-14-2010)