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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CITY. The City of Sunset Valley, Texas.
COMPOSTING. To permit decayable organic matter to decompose on governmentally owned property or privately owned residential property in an environment which prevents paniculate matter being composted from becoming airborne and which prevents animals from removing the materials being composted.
GARBAGE. All decayable waste from public and private establishments including, but not limited to, vegetable, animal and fish offal and animal and fish carcasses. The term does not include sewage, human body waste and industrial by-products.
JUNK. All worn out, worthless, abandoned or discarded material including, but not limited to, worthless metal, glass, paper, wood and/or other similar materials; or inoperable or discarded appliances and discarded furniture.
PERSON. Any individual, partnership, corporation or unincorporated association.
PUBLIC PROPERTY. Includes, but is not limited to, the following exterior locations: streets, street medians, roads, road medians, catch basins, sidewalks, recreation paths, strips between streets and sidewalks, lanes, alleys, public rights-of-way, public parking lots, school grounds, municipal vacant lots, parks, other publicly-owned recreation facilities and municipal waterways and bodies of water.
REFUSE. Garbage, rubbish and other decayable and non-decayable waste, including, but not limited to, vegetable matter and animal and fish carcasses, and filth and other unwholesome matters as those terms are used in Tex. Health and Safety Code Ch. 342. The term does not include sewage from a public or private establishment or residence. The term does not include such items as boulders, dirt, rocks, gravel, other mineral matter, trees, bushes, limbs and grass, resulting from lot clearing or mowing.
REGULATED PRIVATE PROPERTY. The following locations owned by private persons: yards and grounds, driveways, entranceways, passageways, parking areas, storage areas, vacant lots, drain ways and recreation facilities.
RUBBISH. All non-decayable solid wastes.
SEWAGE or WASTEWATER. Water which contains, or which has been in contact with organic or inorganic contaminants such as human or animal wastes, cooking fats and grease, laundry detergents or other chemical compounds.
SOLID WASTE. Any quantity of refuse, garbage, rubbish, junk or, pursuant to Tex. Health and Safety Code § 342.004, objectionable and or unsanitary matter, which is not placed in a solid waste container.
SOLID WASTE CONTAINERS. Metal or plastic receptacles used for the disposal and storage of solid waste.
(Ord. 980915, passed 9-15-1998)