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 to store refuse, not to exceed 33 gallons in size, with sufficient wall strength to maintain physical integrity when lifted by the top. Total weight of a bag and its contents shall not exceed 50 pounds.
   BIN (MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL). Metal receptacle designed to be lifted and emptied mechanically.
   BRUSH. Plants or grass clippings, leaves or tree trimmings.
   BULKY WASTES. Household items other than white goods and construction and demolition material.
   BUNDLE. Tree, shrub and brush trimmings securely tied together forming an easily handled package not exceeding four feet in length, six inches in diameter, or 50 pounds in weight.
   CITY. The City of Tontitown.
   COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY REFUSE. All bulky waste, construction debris, garbage, rubbish and stable matter generated by a customer at a commercial, industrial and multi-family unit.
   COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY UNIT. All premises, locations or entities, public or private, requiring refuse collection within the corporate limits of the city, not a single-family resident.
   COMMODITY. Material that can be sold in a spot or future market for processing and use or reuse.
   COMMODITY BUYER. A buyer or processor selected by the contractor pursuant to the contract documents, of recyclable materials delivered by the contractor.
   CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS. Waste building materials resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, or demolition operations.
   CONTAINER. A receptacle with a capacity of at least 18 to 20 gallons but less than 35 gallons, constructed of plastic, metal or fiberglass, having handles of adequate strength for lifting. The mouth of a container shall have a diameter greater than or equal to that of the base. Waste material must be placed in properly tied plastic bags.
   CONTRACT DOCUMENTS. The request for proposals, instruction to contractors, contractors proposal, general specifications, the contract performance bond, and any addenda or changes to the foregoing document agreed to by the city and the contractor, and the contract signed by the contractor and the city.
   CONTRACTOR. Such private firm designated by the city for the collection, transportation, and/or disposal of the solid waste and recyclable materials collection and processing.
   CUSTOMER. An occupant of a residential unit who generates refuse.
   DEAD ANIMALS. Animals or portions that have expired from any cause except those slaughtered or killed for human use. Dead animals are classified as unacceptable waste by the Arkansas Department of Pollution Control and Ecology and shall not be disposed of in a landfill.
   GARBAGE. All accumulation of waste (animal, vegetable and/or other matter that results from the preparation, processing, consumption, dealing in, handling, packing, canning, storage, transportation, decay or decomposition of meats, fish, fowl, birds, fruits, grains or other animal or vegetable matter) including, but not by way of limitation, used tin cans and other food containers; and all putrescible or easily decomposable waste animal or vegetable matter which is likely to attract flies or rodents; except, in all cases, any matter included in the definition of bulky waste, construction debris, dead animals, hazardous waste, rubbish or stable matter.
   HAZARDOUS WASTE. Solid wastes regulated as hazardous under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1002, et seq., or regulated as toxic under the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C.A. §§ 2601 et seq., regulations promulgated thereunder or applicable state law concerning the regulation of hazardous or toxic wastes.
   LANDFILL (SANITARY). Tontitown Landfill, an Arkansas Class I landfill, or any other alternate, duly permitted sanitary landfill approved for use by the Tontitown City Council.
   PREMISES. All public and private establishments, including individual residences, all multi-family dwellings, residential care facilities, hospitals, schools, businesses, other buildings, and all vacant lots.
   RECYCLABLE MATERIALS. Commodities collected by the contractor pursuant to the contract documents, which can be sold in a spot or future market for processing and use or reuse including, but not limited to, newsprint, magazines, plastic (PET and HDPE) bottles, aluminum cans and metal (tin) cans. Acceptable RECYCLABLE MATERIALS may be added or deleted, based on market conditions, upon notice to the city.
   RECYCLING CONTAINER. A plastic receptacle, designed for the purpose of curbside collection of recycling commodities, with minimum capacity of 18 gallons.
   REFUSE. Residential refuse and bulky waste, construction debris and stable matter generated at a residential unit, unless the context otherwise requires, and commercial, industrial and multi-family refuse.
   RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE. All garbage and rubbish generated by a customer at a single-family residence. A dwelling structure within the corporate limits of the city occupied by a person or group of persons. A single-family resident shall be deemed occupied when either water or domestic light and power services are being supplied thereto. Each single-family dwelling shall be billed separately.
   RESIDENTIAL UNIT (MULTI-FAMILY). A dwelling or multi-family structure within the corporate limits of the city occupied by a person or group of persons. A RESIDENTIAL UNIT shall be deemed occupied when either water or domestic light and power services are being supplied thereto. A condominium or apartment dwelling, whether of single or multi-level construction, shall be treated as a RESIDENTIAL UNIT. Each complex consisting of five or more units shall utilize bins (multi-family residential) and be serviced once a week. MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL unit owners shall contract with authorized collectors (see § 53.02).
   RUBBISH. Non-putrescible solid waste (excluding ashes), consisting of both combustible and noncombustible waste materials; combustible rubbish includes paper, rags, cartons, wood, excelsior, furniture, rubber, plastics, yard trimmings, leaves, used or scrap tires, and similar materials; noncombustible rubbish includes glass, crockery, tin cans, aluminum cans, metal furniture, and the like materials which will not burn at ordinary incinerator temperatures (1600 degrees Fahrenheit to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit).
   SOLID WASTE. All non-hazardous (as defined by CERCLA and other applicable laws) and non-special (see SPECIAL WASTE definition) solid waste material, produced by residential units including unwanted or discarded waste material in a solid or semi-solid waste, including but not limited to, garbage, ashes, refuse, rubbish, yard waste (including brush, tree trimmings and Christmas trees), discarded appliances, home furniture and furnishings, provided that such material must be of the type and consistency to be lawfully accepted at the sanitary landfill under the applicable Federal, state and local laws, regulations and permits governing each.
   SPECIAL WASTE. Waste, from a non-residential source, meeting any of the following descriptions:
      (1)   Containerized waste (e.g. a drum, barrel, portable tank, box, pail, etc.);
      (2)   Waste transported in bulk tanker;
      (3)   Liquid waste;
      (4)   Sludge waste;
      (5)   Waste from an industrial process;
      (6)   Waste from a pollution control process;
      (7)   Residue and debris from the cleanup of a spill or release of chemical; or
      (8)   Any other waste defined by Arkansas law, rule or regulation as SPECIAL WASTE, including the waste set forth on Exhibit “B” attached to Ord. 2006-12-277.
   STABLE MATTER. All manure and other waste matter normally accumulated in or about a stable, or any animal, livestock or poultry enclosure, and resulting from the keeping of animals, poultry, or livestock.
      (1)   For residences, each regular collection of more than four containers of garbage, or the equivalent;
      (2)   Large, heavy, or bulky objects such as furniture or appliances; and
      (3)   Materials judged to be hazardous such as oil, acid, or caustic materials.
   YARD WASTE. Leaves, grass clippings and tree and hedge trimmings generated by the homeowner. These items must be bagged or bundled. Bundles cannot exceed four feet in length, or six inches in diameter, or 50 pounds in weight.
   YELLOW BAG PROGRAM. A program offered to senior citizens, age 65 or greater, where instead of a base rate a senior citizen would purchase yellow bags for trash disposal. These bags may be purchased in quantities of not less than five at the Tontitown Water and Sewer Office.
(Ord. 2016-06-578, passed 6-7-16)