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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
COLLECTING AGENT. Every natural person or association of persons, partnership or corporation.
GARBAGE. All putrescible waste except sewage and body waste, including vegetable and animal offal and carcasses of small dead animals, but excluding recognizable industrial by-products, and includes all such substances from all public and private establishments and from all residences.
HOUSEHOLDER. The head of a family or one maintaining his or her separate living rooms or quarters in which a kitchen or cooking or eating facilities are provided, and includes owners, tenants and occupants of all premises upon which refuse is created.
PREMISES. Land or building, or both, or parts of either, or both, occupied by one householder or property owner.
PROPERTY OWNER. All other premises and institutions, public or private, charitable or non-charitable, upon which refuse is created.
REFUSE. Includes garbage, rubbish and any other waste not specifically excluded in the sections of this chapter.
REFUSE COLLECTOR. The city and all of its agents or employees connected with the collection and disposal of refuse.
RUBBISH. Ashes, bottles, broken glass, crockery, tin cans, cast iron, printed matter, paper, boots, hats and other clothing; it excludes earth, sand, brick, stone, plaster or other substances that may accumulate as a result of building operations.
(2003 Code, § 50.01) (Ord. 1560, passed 3-19-1953; Ord. 1564, passed 5-7-1953; Ord. 2020-28, passed 6-18-2020)