§ 50.20  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BOARD. The Board of Public Works of the city. When used in reference to a voting body, it shall be taken to include the phrase "or a majority thereof".
   CARDBOARD. Corrugated boxes and similar material and Kraft paper materials which are unwaxed and have a minimum of contamination by food or other material.
   COLLECTOR. Any person who holds himself out for hire to collect recyclables and/or refuse from residential, commercial, industrial or other sources.
   COMMINGLED. Mixed recyclables that are collected together.
   DRY CELL BATTERY. Any device used in generating electric current through a chemical reaction including, but not limited to, nickel-cadmium batteries, carbon batteries and alkaline batteries.
   GLASS FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONTAINER. A glass bottle or jar of any size or shape used to package food products suitable for human or animal consumption with a minimum of contamination by food or other sources.
   HDPE CONTAINER. Any high-density polyethylene bottle or container of any size or shape used to store food, household laundry detergent or other nonhazardous or nontoxic materials.
   LEAVES. Deciduous and coniferous seasonal deposition.
   LEGISLATIVE BODY. The Board of Aldermen of the City of Waterbury.
   MANDATED RECYCLABLES. Those recyclables which have been designated by the DEP and any additional items which have been designated by the Board of Public Works that are mandated to be recycled within the municipality. Those items currently designated as mandated are as follows:
      (1)   Cardboard;
      (2)   Glass food and beverage containers;
      (3)   Leaves;
      (4)   Metal food and beverage containers;
      (5)   Newspapers;
      (6)   White office paper;
      (7)   Scrap metal;
      (8)   Storage batteries; and
      (9)   Waste oil.
   METAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONTAINER. An aluminum, bi-metal, tin plated steel or other metallic can, plate or tray of any size used to package food for human or animal consumption which has minimum of contamination by food or other materials.
   MUNICIPAL AGENT. The person designated by the Board of Public Works to administer the notice and enforcement provisions of this subchapter.
   MUNICIPALITY. The City of Waterbury, Connecticut.
   NEWSPAPER. Used or discarded newsprint (newspaper advertisements, supplements, comics and newsprint-type enclosures) which has a minimum of contamination by food or other material.
   OPTIONAL RECYCLABLES. Those recyclables which may be designated to be recycled by the DEP or the Board to be recycled through a voluntary or mandatory pilot recycling program. Those items currently designated as OPTIONAL RECYCLABLES are as follows:
      (1)   Dry-cell batteries;
      (2)   HDPE plastic containers;
      (3)   PET plastic containers; and
      (4)   Scrap tires.
   PERSON. Any individual, corporation, partnership, association or other entity or organization, either public or private, of any kind.
   PET. Polyethylene terephthalate container of any size or shape used to package beverages.
   RECYCLABLES. Any item designated by the DEP or the Board of Public Works which can be separated or diverted as defined below under RECYCLE.
   RECYCLE. To separate or divert an item or items from the solid waste stream for the purposes of processing it, causing it to be processed, or storing it for later processing into a material product, including the production of compost, in order to provide for disposition of the item or items in a manner, other than incineration or landfills. Nothing in this definition shall preclude the use of waste oil as a fuel in an oil burner, or scrap tires as fuel in an incinerator.
   RECYCLING CONTAINER. Any container designated by the Board of Public Works for use as a residential property (curbside) recycling container for the storage and (curbside) collection of recyclables.
   RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. Real estate containing one or more dwelling units, but shall not include hospitals, motels, hotels or nursing homes, or condominium units as defined in Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 47-68a et seq. or property not fronting on or accessible from a public street, or apartment complexes, or apartment buildings of ten or more units.
   SCRAP METAL. Used or discarded items which consist predominantly of ferrous metals, aluminum, brass, lead chromium, iron, nickel or alloys thereof including, but not limited to, white goods and metal food containers.
   SCRAP TIRES. Discarded rubber or synthetic rubber tires used by or manufactured for vehicles including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, buses, tractors and trailers.
   STORAGE BATTERIES. Lead acid batteries or other batteries used in motor vehicles such as automobiles, airplanes, boats, recreational vehicles, tractors and like applications.
   WASTE OIL. Crankcase oil that has been utilized in internal combustion engines.
   WHITE OFFICE PAPER. Any used or discarded high grade white paper and Manila paper including, but not limited to, paper used for file folders, tab cards, writing, typing, printing, computer printing and photocopying, which is suitable for recycling and which has a minimum of contamination. For purposes of this subchapter, the foregoing definitions of office paper shall exclude any such paper generated from residential properties.
   YARD TRIMMINGS. Grass and lawn clippings, tree brush, twigs and branches.
(1967 Code, § 8-56)  (Ord. passed 5-11-1992; Ord. passed 2-9-1998)