For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall prevail:
   (a)   BUILDING RUBBISH: The term "building rubbish" shall mean all discarded or unwanted material or waste material from the construction, remodeling and repair operations on houses, commercial buildings and other structures including, but not limited to, excavated earth, stones, brick, plaster, lumber, concrete and waste parts occasioned by installations and repairs.
   (b)   COMMERCIAL WASTE: The term "commercial waste" shall mean waste produced by retail and wholesale business, service and entertainment establishments and by hotels and restaurants.
   (c)   DEMOLITION DEBRIS: The term "demolition debris" shall mean all combustible and non-combustible waste material resulting from the demolition of structures, roadways or other paved surfaces, excluding hazardous waste, garbage and refuse.
   (d)   FLY ASH: The term "fly ash" shall mean all residue, including bottom ash, derived in the burning of coal for heat, steam or electricity.
   (e)   GARBAGE: The term "garbage" shall mean food wastes, including waste accumulation of animal, fruit or vegetable matter used or intended for food or that attend the preparation, use, cooking, dealing in or storing of meat, fish, fowl, fruit or vegetables.
   (f)   HAZARDOUS WASTE: The term "hazardous waste" shall mean all waste material which is ignitable, corrosive, chemically reactive, radioactive or toxic, as defined by Federal RCRA regulations, Federal Register Volume 45, No. 98, May 19, 1980, and subsequent revisions and/or NDEQ regulations found in N.A.C. Title 128, Rules and Regulations Governing Solid Waste Management in Nebraska.
   (g)   INDUSTRIAL WASTE: The term "industrial waste" shall mean solid waste generated by manufacturing or industrial processes that is not hazardous waste from factories, processing plants and other manufacturing, enterprises.
   (h)   INFECTIOUS WASTE: The term "infectious waste" shall mean waste from hospitals, medical clinics, offices of physicians, doctors, surgeons, dentists, veterinarians, pathological laboratories, research and development laboratories, dispensaries, blood plasma centers and other like facilities which contain any of the following:
      (1)   Equipment, instruments, utensils and any other items of a disposable nature used in the examination, diagnosis, immunization, treatment or rehabilitation of humans or animals which may have come in contact or may have been contaminated by material considered potentially infectious;
      (2)   Laboratory wastes, such as pathological specimens, including tissue specimens, specimens of blood elements, excreta, and other body secretions obtained from patients or animals and any supplies, equipment and disposable items which may harbor or transmit pathogenic organisms attendant thereto;
      (3)   Surgical operating room pathological specimens, and equipment, supplies and disposable items attendant thereto and similar waste materials from outpatient areas and emergency rooms.
   (i)   RCRA: The term "RCRA" shall mean the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1916, 42 U.S.C., paragraph 6901 et seq., as amended.
   (j)   REFUSE: The term "refuse" shall mean putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, except yard wastes and body wastes, and includes garbage, as hereinbefore defined, and all sweepings, ashes, paper, cardboard, feathers, rags, glass, dishes, bottles, crockery, pans, utensils of every kind and nature, pasteboard boxes, food containers, tin cans and any other waste matter or material not herein designated as garbage which accumulates in the conduct of a household, business establishment, shop or factory of any kind or nature.
   (k)   REFUSE CONTAINER: The term "refuse container" shall mean any container provided by the Solid Waste Department, including, but not limited to, ninety-gallon plastic, single-user, roll-out containers, 300-gallon plastic multi-unit bulk containers, City street trash containers, City property or park trash containers, and metal roll-out bulk containers used to collect, haul or convey refuse.
   (l)   SANITARY LANDFILL: The term "sanitary landfill" shall mean an area of land developed and constructed with containment features according to an operational plan and design for disposal of solid waste.
   (m)   SOLID WASTE: The term "solid waste" shall mean all putrescible and nonputrescible wastes, whether in solid or liquid form, and includes garbage, building rubbish, ashes, refuse, fill dirt, sewage sludge, acceptable commercial and industrial wastes, demolition debris and all used construction materials, discarded automobile and other types of vehicle body parts or portions thereof, machinery or parts thereof, discarded home or industrial appliances, iron, steel and other old or metal scrap material, manure, human excrement, vegetable or animal solid and semi-solid waste, infectious waste, yard waste, dead animals or parts thereof, and other discarded solid materials.
   (n)   YARD WASTE: The term "yard waste" shall mean accumulations of grass or shrubbery cuttings, leaves and other organic materials collected as a result of the care of lawns, shrubbery, vines and gardens.
(Ord. 1343. Passed 5-28-96.)