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The following definitions shall apply to this chapter:
(a) "Aluminum" means recoverable materials made from aluminum such as used aluminum food and beverage containers, aluminum foil, siding, screening and other items manufactured from aluminum.
(b) "Authorized enforcement officer" means the director of the County department who is authorized to enforce a portion of this chapter and any person that director appoints or hires to enforce a portion of this chapter.
(c) "Biohazardous waste" has the same meaning as the term "biohazardous waste" in Health and Safety Code section 117635.
(d) "Cardboard" means post-consumer waste paper grade, corrugated cardboard (#11), kraft (brown) paper bags or solid fiber boxes which have served their packaging purpose and are discarded and can later be reclaimed for collection and recovery for recycling.
(e) "Collection" means the act of taking possession of solid waste or recyclable materials at a residential, commercial, industrial or institutional site and transporting it to a facility for processing, composting, transfer, disposal or burning.
(f) "Collector" means any person who has a current valid Solid Waste Management Agreement with the County that is not suspended or revoked, to operate an enterprise to collect and subsequently transport or dispose of solid waste within the County.
(g) "Commercial facility" means a business, including, but not limited to, a firm, partnership, proprietorship, joint-stock company, corporation, or association that is organized as a for-profit or nonprofit entity, strip mall (e.g. property complex containing two or more commercial entities), industrial facility, school, school district, California State University, community college, University of California, special district or a federal, state, local, or regional agency or facility that generates 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week.
(h) "Commercial recyclable materials" means the following material generated by a commercial facility: aluminum, glass bottles and jars, rigid plastics, tin and bi-metal cans, corrugated cardboard, mixed paper and white goods.
(i) "Construction and demolition waste" means the nonhazardous waste building material, inert material, soil, packaging, green materials and rubble resulting from construction or demolition.
(j) "Designated recyclable materials" means materials identified in this chapter as materials that are required to be recycled and those additional materials the Director of Public Works identifies from time to time that shall be added to the list of materials required to be recycled.
(k) "Disposal" means the management of solid waste through landfill disposal or transformation at a permitted solid waste facility.
(l) "Director" means the Director of Public Works and any person the Director appoints or hires to administer or enforce this chapter.
(m) "Glass bottles and jars" means food and beverage containers made from silica or sand, soda ash and limestone, the product being transparent or translucent and being used for packaging or bottling, including container glass designated redeemable under the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Law, Public Resources Code sections 14500 et seq., as well as glass bottles and jars without redeemable value ("scrap"), but excluding household, kitchen and other sources of non-container glass such as drinking glasses, ceramics, light bulbs, window pane glass and similar glass products.
(n) "Green waste" means leaves, grass, weeds, shrubs, tree branches, tree trunks and other wood materials from trees.
(o) "Hazardous waste" means any substance defined as acutely hazardous waste, extremely hazardous waste or hazardous waste in Health and Safety Code sections 25110.02, 25115, and 25117 respectively, any substance listed as hazardous waste in 42 USC Sec. 6901 et seq., and any substance identified or listed as hazardous waste by any State or Federal agency.
(p) "Hospitality facility" means an establishment that offers dining services or sells food or beverages to consume on or off the premises, such as a cafeteria, restaurant, café, sandwich shop, school, college, hospital, mini-mart, convenience store, tavern or bar, and a hotel, motel, inn or other transient occupancy facility that offers dining services or sells food or beverages on its premises.
(q) "Hospitality recyclable materials" means the following material when generated by a hospitality facility: aluminum, corrugated cardboard, glass bottles and jars, rigid plastics, tin and bi-metal cans, mixed paper and white goods.
(r) "Industrial recyclables" means loads consisting of 90% or more of any of the following materials: asphalt, concrete, dirt, land clearing vegetation, sand, gravel and rock.
(s) "Industrial Service" means collection of all types of solid wastes which result from construction and demolition activity, industrial processes and manufacturing operations, but does not include collection of hazardous waste.
(t) "Inert materials" mean materials such as concrete, soil, asphalt, ceramics and bricks.
(u) "Manure" means accumulated animal excrement and includes feces and urine which may be mixed with any animal bedding material, spilled feed or soil.
(v) "Medical waste" has the same meaning as the term "medical waste" as provided in Health and Safety Code (H & S Code) sections 117690, 117695 and 117700 and also includes "biohazardous waste" as defined by H & S Code section 117635. Medical waste also includes any waste that federal law or any other State law defines as medical waste. "Treated medical waste" means medical waste that has been treated pursuant to the California Medical Waste Management Act, H & S Code sections 118215 et seq. Medical waste that has not been treated pursuant to these requirements shall be referred to as untreated medical waste.
(x) "Mixed paper" means magazines, newspapers, telephone books, cereal boxes, mail, catalogs, copy paper, clean food boxes, paper bags and other similar material, but does not include paper towels, tissues, plasticized or waxed paper, books with metal rings, folders with metal clips or dirty food boxes, such as pizza boxes.
(y) "Multi-family residential facility" means a residential property with four or more dwelling units. A multi-family residential facility does not include a hotel or motel or other transient occupancy facility.
(z) "Newspaper" means a publication such as a magazine, catalogue, circular, pamphlet, advertisement, telephone book, newspaper or other similar matter made of newsprint or other similar quality paper and also includes packing material made from newsprint.
(aa) "Rigid plastics" means plastic materials marked 1-7 (as indicated below)
including: (a) all plastic beverage containers labeled "CA redemption value" or "CA cash refund" (b) food and beverage containers for milk, soda, water, salad dressings, cooking oil, etc., (c) jars and canisters for peanut butter, mayonnaise, aspirin, 35 mm film, etc., (d) cleaning product containers such as detergents, bleach, soap, shampoo, drain cleaners, etc. and (e) automotive and yard products containers for motor oil, antifreeze, herbicide, plant pots, etc. (f) any other plastic items such as toys, tools, utensils, etc. Rigid plastics do not include PVC pipe, expanded polystyrene foam, compostable plastics, plastic film or bags.
(bb) "Processing" means the reduction, separation, recovery or conversion of solid waste.
(cc) "Putrescible waste" means a type of waste that is capable of being decomposed by microorganisms with sufficient rapidity as to cause a nuisance because of odors, gases or other offensive conditions and includes food waste, manure, dead animals and green waste.
(dd) "Radioactive waste" means any radioactive material, as defined in Health and Safety Code section 11470, that is discarded as unusable.
(ee) "Recycle" or "recycling" means the process of collecting, sorting, cleansing, treating and reconfiguring materials that would otherwise become solid waste and returning them to the economic mainstream in the form of raw material for new, reused or reconstituted products which meet the quality standards necessary to be used in the marketplace. Recycling does not include transformation.
(ff) "Removal" means the act of taking solid wastes or recoverable material from the place of generation by an approved collector, agent for the collector or by a person in control of the premises.
(gg) "Residential recyclable materials" means aluminum, glass bottles and jars, mixed paper, cardboard, rigid plastics, tin and bi-metal cans, white goods and green waste, generated from residential properties.
(hh) "Residential service" means collection of all types of domestic solid waste or recyclables generated in single-family or multi-family residential dwellings.
(ii) "Residential solid waste" means solid waste generated in single-family or multi-family residential dwellings.
(jj) "Rubbish" means non-putrescible solid waste.
(kk) "Solid waste" means all putrescible and non-putrescible solid, semi-solid and liquid wastes, including rubbish, paper, ashes, industrial wastes, construction and demolition waste, abandoned vehicles, abandoned vehicle parts, discarded residential, commercial and industrial appliances, manure, vegetable or animal solid and semi-solid wastes and dewatered, treated or chemically fixed sewage sludge that is not hazardous waste. Solid waste, however, does not include hazardous waste, radioactive waste or medical waste.
(ll) "Solid waste facility" means a solid waste transfer station or a construction, demolition and inert debris processing/disposal facility, a compostable materials handling facility, a transformation facility, an incinerator or a disposal facility.
(mm) "Solid Waste Management Agreement" (SWMA) means a non-exclusive agreement entered into between the collector and the County where the collector agrees to store or transport solid waste or both.
(nn) "Storage" means the interim containment of solid waste or recyclable material.
(oo) "Street" means a street, highway, road, alley, road right of way or any other public or private thoroughfare.
(pp) "Tin and bi-metal can" means a steel food or beverage container with a tin or aluminum plating.
(qq) "Transfer station" means a facility that receives, handles, separates, converts or otherwise processes materials in solid waste or transfers solid waste directly from one container to another for transport or for storage.
(rr) "Transformation" has the same meaning as the term "transformation" in Public Resources Code section 40201.
(ss) "Vector" means an animal capable of transmitting the causative agent of human disease.
(tt) "White goods" means major kitchen appliances or other large appliances.
(uu) "Wood waste" means lumber and wood products but does not include painted wood, wood treated with chemicals and pressure treated wood.
(Amended by Ord. No. 7551 (N.S.), effective 11-22-88; amended by Ord. No. 7608 (N.S.), operative 7-21-89; amended by Ord. No. 7920 (N.S.), effective 7-11-91; amended by Ord. No. 8060 (N.S.), effective 5-28-92; amended by Ord. No. 8191 (N.S.), effective 2-4-93; amended by Ord. No. 8790 (N.S.), effective 4-29-97; amended by Ord. No. 8866 (N.S.), effective 1-6-98; amended by Ord. No. 9269 (N.S.), effective 12-15-00; amended by Ord. No. 9495 (N.S.), effective 9-13-02; amended by Ord. No. 9666 (N.S.), effective 8-14-04; amended by Ord. No. 10036 (N.S.), effective 2-26-10; amended by Ord. No. 10253 (N.S.), effective 3-8-13)
Cross reference(s)--Definitions, § 12.101 et seq.