For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BAGS.  Plastic sacks designed for refuse with sufficient wall strength to maintain physical integrity when lifted by top and securely tied at the top for collection, with a capacity of not more than 30 gallons and a loaded weight not to exceed 35 pounds.
   BUILDING MATERIAL SCRAPS.  Scrap building material from the construction, reconstruction, remodeling or repair of a building, walkway, driveway, sign and other structure, including but not limited to excavated earth, tree stumps, rocks, gravel, bricks, plaster, concrete, lumber or any other similar material used in construction or the containers or wrappings therefor.
   BULKY WASTE.  A large appliance, piece of furniture or waste material from a residential source other than construction debris or hazardous waste, with a weight or volume greater than that allowed for containers.
   BUNDLE.  Yard and garden trimmings or newspapers and magazines securely tied together forming an easily handled package not exceeding three feet in length or 35 pounds in weight.
   CARTS.  Ninety-gallon roll-out carts (trash receptacles) furnished by the town to residents and small businesses, if applicable.
   CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS.  Waste building material resulting from construction, remodeling, repair or demolition operations.
   CONTAINERS.  Reusable containers made of plastic, metal or fiberglass with a capacity not to exceed 30 gallons and a loaded weight of not more than 35 pounds, with a tight-fitting lid and handles of adequate strength for lifting.
   GARBAGE.  All putrescible wastes, including animal and vegetable matter, animal offal and carcasses and recognizable industrial byproducts, but excluding sewage and human wastes.
   HAZARDOUS WASTE.  Waste designated as hazardous by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or appropriate state agency.
   REFUSE.  All nonputrescible wastes.
   SOLID WASTE.  Garbage, refuse, rubbish, trash and other discarded solid materials, including solid waste materials resulting from homes, businesses, industrial, commercial and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does not include solids or dissolved materials in domestic sewage or other significant pollutants in water resources, such as silt, dissolved or suspended solids in industrial wastewater effluents, dissolved materials in irrigation return flows or other common water pollutants.
   TREE TRIMMINGS.  Tree limbs, leaves, shrubbery, weeds, plants or grass.
(1979 Code, § 4-2001)  (Ord. passed 11-5-1986)