§ 12-1-1  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following definitions unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
   JUNK. Includes scrap metal, parts for machinery, appliances or vehicles, any machine, or vehicle which is not in operating condition or which has lost its identity, character, utility, or serviceability as such through deterioration, dismantling, or the ravages of time, or which has been cast off, discarded, or thrown away or left as waste or wreckage. The term does not include:
      (1)   Solid waste as defined in Chapter 19 of this code;
      (2)   Abandoned vehicles as defined in Chapter 22 of this code; and
      (3)   Refrigerators kept outside of a building, if each door of the refrigerator is secured by a hasp and lock as provided elsewhere in this chapter.
   LITTER. Includes, but not be limited to:
      (1)   Trash, rubbish as defined in Chapter 19 of this code, solid waste as defined in Chapter 19 of this code, refuse, garbage as defined Chapter 19 of this code, paper, plastic, rags, and ashes;
      (2)   Wood, plaster, cement, brick, sheetrock, or stone building rubble;
      (3)   Lawn trimmings, dead leaves, and tree and shrubbery trimmings, provided however that these things shall not be considered litter if they are in the process of being composted; and
      (4)   Offal and dead animals.
   WEEDS. Includes, but not be limited to, bindweed (convolvulus arvensis), puncture vine (tribulus terrestris), leafy spurge (euphorbia esula), Canadian thistle (cirsium arvense), perennial peppergrass (lepidium draba), Russian knapweed (centaurea picris), Johnson grass (sorghum halepense), nodding or musk thistle, quack grass (agropyron repens), perennial sow thistle (sonchus arvensis), horse nettle (solanum carolinense), bull thistle (cirsium lanceolatum), buckthorn (rahmnus sp.) (tourn), hemp plant (cannabis sativa), and ragweed (ambrosiaceae), and other worthless vegetation commonly regarded as weeds.
(Ord. 3452, passed - -1995)