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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.
BULK REFUSE. Appliances, furniture and other bulky refuse items, excluding construction and demolition debris, which cannot readily be placed in an approved container.
COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT. Property classified by the city’s zoning ordinance as a nonindustrial business, or residential property which has more than four units.
CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS. Waste from buildings, driveways, or other construction, alteration or repair, including dirt from excavations.
CONTRACTOR. A designated collector who has been authorized by the city to collect and dispose of domestic solid waste, recyclable materials, bulk refuse and yard waste.
DEMOLITION DEBRIS. Refuse which is incidental to the demolition of buildings, or structures or appurtenances on a premises.
DISCARDED HOUSEHOLD DEBRIS. Domestic refuse of a quantity that exceeds the amount generated by routine housekeeping, including for example, unsold garage sale items and items discarded in the process of vacating a premises. Discarded household debris does not include bulk refuse for which removal arrangements have been made.
DOMESTIC SOLID WASTE. The waste materials resulting from the usual routine of housekeeping, including garbage and rubbish and excluding hazardous waste, construction and demolition debris, industrial solid waste and medical waste.
GARBAGE. All animals, fish, fowl, fruit or vegetable waste incidental to the use, preparation and storage of food for human consumption. This term does not include food processing wastes from canneries, slaughterhouses and packinghouses or hazardous waste.
GREASE INCEPTOR WASTE. Grease and other wastes required to be collected by inceptors in accordance with the sewer regulations found in § 51.083 of the city code.
HAZARDOUS WASTE. Hazardous waste as defined in Part 111 of the Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, as amended, M.C.L.A. §§ 324.11101 et seq., and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE. All solid waste materials resulting from industrial or manufacturing operations or process of every nature, including organic wastes from canneries, slaughterhouses, packinghouses and other industrial food processing operations. This terms includes refuse material resulting from cleaning up in connection with such industrial or manufacturing operations, and refuse material resulting from offices, stores, lunchrooms, warehouses, or other operations established in conjunction with such industrial or manufacturing operations, and excludes hazardous waste.
MEDICAL WASTE. Any material that has been identified by state or federal regulation to be medical, biohazardous, or pathological waste and is subject to special handling and disposal regulations.
MULTIPLE RESIDENTIAL. Residential establishments consisting of five or more residential units.
NON-PORTABLE RECEPTACLE. A stationary dumpster of a type that can be mechanically hoisted by a refuse collection vehicle, and with specifications established and approved by the city and the necessities of health and safety. NON-PORTABLE RECEPTACLES shall be of all-weather material of a sufficient size and capacity to eliminate overflowing, and secured to prevent unauthorized access.
PARTICIPATING UNIT. Any premises receiving services from the contractor.
PERSON IN CHARGE. The owner, proprietor, occupant or agent in charge of any premise, whether an individual, partnership or corporation or business entity.
PREMISES. A parcel of land within the city, which includes right-of-way or legal easements, separated from adjacent parcels of land by legal description.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS. Materials separated from solid waste for the express purpose of preparation for and delivery to a secondary market or other use. For purposes of this chapter, RECYCLABLE MATERIALS shall at a minimum include plastic bottles, polystyrene, newsprint, container glass, tin/steel cans, aluminum, aerosol cans, corrugated cardboard boxes, magazines and junk mail. Additional RECYCLABLE MATERIALS may be collected, provided that said materials are properly collected, transported and recycled in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
REFUSE. The same as SOLID WASTE.
RESIDENTIAL UNIT. A building, or portion thereof, designated for occupancy exclusively for residential purposes and having cooking facilities and separate sanitary facilities.
RUBBISH. The miscellaneous waste materials resulting from housekeeping and ordinary mercantile enterprises, including materials such as packing boxes, cartons, excelsior, paper ashes, cinders, glass, metal, plastic and rubber, and excluding hazardous waste.
SOLID WASTE. Garbage and rubbish. This term does not include human body waste, liquid waste, materials that have been separated either at the source or a processing site for the purpose of reuse, recycling or composting, or any material that has been identified by state or federal regulation to be unsuitable for disposal in a Type II sanitary landfill or its state-designated equivalent.
TYPE II SANITARY LANDFILL. As defined in Part 115 of Public Act No. 451 of 1994, as amended from time to time, or a state equivalent designation.
YARD WASTE. Grass clippings, brush trimmings and branches under six inches. YARD WASTE does not include leaves.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION. The collection yard waste service provided by the contractor from April 1 to November 30 of each year.
YARD WASTE CONTAINER. A container which has been specifically identified by the city as suitable for the collection and disposal of yard waste.
(Ord. 080922-1, passed 9-22-2008)