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A. Definitions: The following words, terms, and phrases used in this chapter shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Any refuse that is (i) capable of being decomposed into compost by composting, and (ii) separated by the generator of the refuse from other waste, including, but not limited to, refuse that is not capable of being decomposed into compost by composting.
Without limitation, any materials designated as "recyclable materials" in the city's franchise agreement for the collection of recyclable materials.
Solid waste, yard waste, and recyclable materials.
Any person engaged in the business of the removal and disposal of refuse.
All household waste that is not yard waste or recyclable materials.
All accumulations of grass, shrubbery cuttings, leaves, tree limbs or trunk less than four (4) inches in diameter and less than four (4) feet in length, and other materials accumulated as the result of the care of lawns, shrubbery, vines and trees.
B. License Required; Fee: It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of scavenger or the collection or disposal of animal or vegetable refuse or offal, without having first secured a license therefor. The license period shall be from May 1 through April 30 of the following year. Before a license may be issued hereunder, the scavenger shall meet the following requirements:
1. Payment of an annual license fee of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00); and
2. Submission of an insurance policy to the city evidencing that the scavenger has general liability insurance coverage in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00). (Ord. 901, 6-15-1987; amd. Ord. O2021-24, 6-21-2021)