§ 156.003 DEFINITIONS.
   Words used in the present tense include the past and future tense; the singular number includes the plural and the plural includes the singular; the words “shall” and “must” are mandatory and the words “may” and “should” permissive. When used in this chapter the following terms shall have the meaning given to them.
   ACCEPTABLE WASTE. Solid waste which is accepted and managed or disposed of at a solid waste facility.
   AGENCY. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, its agent, or representative.
   ASH. The residue resulting from the processing combustion of solid waste, including fly ash and bottom ash and spent reagent and moisture.
   BACKYARD COMPOST SITE. A site used to compost food scraps, garden wastes, weeds, lawn cuttings, leaves, and prunings from a single-family household.
   CERTIFICATE OF NEED or CON. An issuance from the State of Minnesota to certify needed disposal capacity.
   CITATION. An order issued by the MPCA, county, law enforcement officers, or department to appear before a judge on a given date to defend against a stated charge, such as an ordinance violation.
   CITY. A statutory or home rule charter city or town located within the county.
   COLLECTION or COLLECTS. The aggregation of waste from the place at which it is generated and includes all activities up to the time the waste is delivered to a solid waste facility.
   COMMERCIAL BUILDING. Any permanent or temporary building used for other than residential purposes.
   COMMERCIAL HAULER. Any person who owns, operates, or leases vehicles for the purpose of contracting to collect or transport solid waste or source separated materials from residential, commercial or industrial property.
   COMPOST or COMPOSTING. The controlled biological decomposition and management of selected solid waste to produce an innocuous, humus-like material, which can be used as a soil conditioner.
   COMPOSTABLE BAG. Either a paper or plastic bag that meets the American Society for Testing Materials Standard Specification for Compostable Plastics (06400). Each plastic bag shall be labeled to reflect that it meets the standard.
   COMPOSTABLE MATERIAL. Any material that is primarily organic and can be decomposed through biological activity.
   COMPOSTING FACILITY. A site or facility used to compost or co-compost solid waste including all structures or processing equipment used to control drainage, collect and treat leachate, and storage areas for the incoming waste, the final product, and residuals resulting from the composting process.
   CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS. Waste building materials, packaging, and rubble resulting from construction, remodeling, and repair.
   CONSTRUCTION SITE. A place where the erection of buildings, roads or other improvements to real property is occurring.
   CORRECTIVE ACTIONS. The actions, including remedial actions that need to be performed by a person to correct the conditions on the property that are in violation of this chapter.
   COUNTY. Wright County, Minnesota.
   COUNTY BOARD. The Wright County Board of Commissioners.
   CURBSIDE COLLECTION. A mixed municipal solid waste, yard waste, and/or recyclable materials collection system whereby the generators set solid waste containers at the curb adjacent to a roadway or, where this is not practical, in locations easily accessible for collection by a hauler.
   DEMOLITION LANDFILL. A solid waste landfill that is used for the disposal of demolition waste.
   DEMOLITION WASTE. Solid waste resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, erection and demolition of buildings, roads and other artificial structures, including: concrete, brick, bituminous concrete, untreated wood, masonry, glass, trees, rock, plastic building parts, plumbing fixtures, roofing materials, wallboard, and built-in cabinetry. Demolition waste does not include: asbestos waste; auto glass; wood treated with chemical preservatives; furniture; lighting equipment; vermiculite; contaminated soil; firebrick; food waste; machinery; engine parts; liquid paints; paint thinners or solvents; varnishes; street sweepings; tar; carpet/padding if not affixed to a structure; mattresses; adhesives, caulking, sealants and applicators, brushes, containers, tubes, filters contaminated with these materials; sandblasting materials; agricultural chemicals or containers (including empty pesticide, herbicide, and insecticide containers); chemical containers; animal carcasses, parts, or rendering and slaughterhouse wastes; appliances (including white goods and brown goods); ashes or hot wastes that could spontaneously combust or ignite other wastes due to high temperatures; ash from incinerators, energy recovery facilities and power plants; batteries; carbon filters; fluorescent tubes and ballasts; high-intensity discharge lamps; foundry wastes; hazardous waste; household refuse or garbage; infectious waste; liquids (any type), liquid nonhazardous materials; medical waste; mercury containing wastes (thermostats, switches); PCB contaminated wastes; petroleum products and their containers or filters (including oil, grease or fuel); radioactive waste (unless natural materials at normal background levels); septage; sludges (including ink, lime, wood, sewage or paper); live coal tar (including applicators, containers, and tubes); waste tires; vehicles; yard waste; and packaging materials, including cardboard, paper, shrink-wrap and styrofoam. A mixture of demolition waste with other solid waste is not demolition waste.
   DEPARTMENT. The Planning and Zoning Office of Wright County, its staff, and designated agents.
   DISPOSAL or DISPOSE. The discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any waste into or on any land or water so that the waste or any constituent thereof may enter the environment or be emitted into the air, or discharged into any waters, including ground water.
   DISPOSAL FACILITY. A solid waste facility permitted by the MPCA that is designed or operated for the purpose of disposing of waste in or on the land, together with any appurtenant facilities needed to process waste for disposal or transfer to another solid waste facility.
   DUMPING. The illegal placement of any solid waste anywhere other than an approved facility or container.
   ENERGY RECOVERY. A process by which energy is derived or extracted from solid waste to capture the heat value for conversion to steam, electricity, or immediate heat by direct combustion.
   ENERGY RECOVERY FACILITY. A facility used to capture the heat value of solid waste for conversion to steam, electricity, or immediate heat by direct combustion.
   ENERGY RECOVERY ASH LANDFILL. A solid waste landfill that is used for the disposal of energy recovery facility ash.
   ENERGY RECOVERY FACILITY ASH or ERF ASH. The residue resulting from the processing combustion of solid waste from an energy recovery facility, including fly ash and bottom ash and spent reagent and moisture.
   FACILITY. All contiguous land, structures, monitoring devices, and other improvements on the land used for monitoring, treating, storing, or disposing of solid waste, leachate or residuals from solid waste processing.
   FINAL DISPOSAL. Discharge, deposit, injection, uncontrolled dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any solid waste or any constituent thereof that may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including ground waters.
   FINANCIAL ASSURANCE. Monetary mechanisms which licensees use to assure proper pre- closure/operational period, closure period, and post closure period at a site or facility.
   FLOODPLAIN. The areas adjoining a watercourse or water basin which has been or hereafter may be covered by a regional flood.
   GARBAGE. Discarded material resulting from the handling, processing, storage, preparation, serving and consumption of food.
   GENERATE. The act or process of producing waste, including the production or aggregation of waste occurring at an intermediate disposal facility.
   GENERATOR. Any person who generates solid waste.
   GROUNDWATER. Water contained below the surface of the earth in the saturated zone including, without limitation, all waters whether under confined, unconfined, or perched conditions, in near-surface unconsolidated sediment or regolith, or rock formations deeper underground.
   HAULER. Any person in the business of the collection and transportation of solid waste.
   HAZARDOUS WASTE. Refuse, sludge, or other waste material or combinations of refuse, sludge or other waste materials in a solid, semisolid, liquid, or contained gaseous form which because of its quantity, concentration, or chemical, physical, or infectious characteristics may (a) cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible illness; or (b) pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, or disposed of, or otherwise managed. Categories or hazardous waste materials include, but are not limited to: explosives, flammables, oxidizers, poisons, irritants, and corrosives. Hazardous waste does not include source, special, nuclear, or by-product material as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.
   HOUSEHOLD. A single-family home or a building with residential units.
   HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE. Waste generated from household activity that exhibits the characteristics of or that is listed as hazardous waste under MPCA rules, but does not include office materials, restaurant and food preparation waste, discarded machinery, demolition debris, or household refuse.
   INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE or ISW. All solid waste generated from an industrial or manufacturing process or solid waste generated from non-manufacturing activities such as service and commercial establishments and that is managed as a separate waste stream from MSW. Industrial solid waste does not include office materials, restaurant and food preparation waste, discarded machinery, demolition waste, or residential waste.
   INTERMEDIATE DISPOSAL. The preliminary or incomplete disposal of solid waste including, but not limited to, transfer station operations, open burning, incomplete land disposal, incineration, composting, reduction, shredding, compression, recycling, processing, and any other management or handling of waste short of final disposal.
   JUNK. Scrap copper, brass, rope, rags, batteries, paper, trash, rubber debris, ferrous material, nonferrous material, inoperable automobiles, farm and construction machinery and parts thereof.
   JUNK YARD. An establishment or place of storage and deposit which is maintained, operated, or used for storing, buying, or selling junk, or for the maintenance or operation of an automobile graveyard, at which the waste, vehicle body, or discarded material stored is equal in bulk to three or more motor vehicles.
   LANDFILL GAS. The production of a gas as a result of chemical reactions and microbes acting upon the solid waste as the putrescible material begins to break down in the solid waste landfill. The rate of production is affected by waste composition and landfill geometry, which in turn influence the bacterial populations within it, chemical make-up, thermal characteristics, entry of moisture and escape of gas.
   LANDFILL GAS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. The structures constructed and operated to monitor and manage landfill gas including collection pipes, detection systems, gas wells, gas probes and treatment facilities.
   LEACHATE. Liquid that has percolated through solid waste and has extracted, dissolved, or suspended materials from it.
   LICENSE. Authorization by the county to conduct business services that may be limited to a specific period of time, specific person, and or a specific site in the county.
   LICENSEE. The landowner, owner, operator, or other person or persons given authority by the department to establish, operate, and maintain a solid waste management activity, disposal site or facility.
   LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT. Cities, towns, and counties.
   MAJOR APPLIANCES. Clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, hot water heaters, residential furnaces, garbage disposals, trash compactors, conventional and microwave ovens, ranges and stoves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, and freezers.
   MAJOR MODIFICATION. A proposed change in a licensed solid waste facility that requires County Board approval. The criteria are stated in § 156.048.
   MARKET. Any person which accepts and recycles recyclable materials.
   MARKETED. Delivery of recyclable materials to and acceptance by a market.
   MIXED MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE or MSW. Garbage, refuse, and other solid waste from residential, commercial, industrial, and community activities that the generator of the waste aggregates for collection. MSW does not include auto hulks, street sweepings, ash, construction debris, mining waste, sludges, tree and agricultural wastes, tires, lead acid batteries, used oil, and other materials collected, processed, and disposed of as separate waste streams.
   MIXED MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE SERVICES. Collection, transportation, processing, or disposal of mixed municipal solid waste generated in the county, including but not limited to regularly scheduled service, on-call service, one-time service, rental and other use of equipment such as solid waste containers, compactors, compactor boxes, and the like, and any other service that involves or facilitates collection, transportation, processing, or disposal of solid waste materials as mixed municipal solid waste. It does not include the sale of equipment used for the collection, transportation, processing, or disposal of mixed municipal solid waste. It does not include collection, transportation, or management of recyclable materials, yard waste, food waste, source separated compostable materials, problem materials, or other waste materials when these materials are segregated by the generator for the purpose of recycling or composting and are delivered to a recycling facility or compost facility, or the sale, rental, or other use of equipment necessary to facilitate collection, transportation, or management of these materials.
   MOTOR VEHICLE. Every vehicle that is self-propelled including, but is not limited to, all-terrain vehicles, buses, motorcycles, passenger cars, recreational vehicles, semi-trucks, snowmobiles, boats and other watercraft, trucks, and vehicles used for racing or demolition derbies.
   MPCA. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
   MSW LANDFILL. A solid waste landfill that is used for the disposal of MSW.
   MULTIPLE OPERATION FACILITY LICENSE. One license granted to a person who operates two or more solid waste facilities within the same site boundary.
   MUNICIPALITY. A city, village, borough, county, town, sanitary district, school district, or other governmental subdivision or public corporation, or agency created by the legislature.
   NON-CONFORMING SITES. Real property used for final or intermediate disposal of solid waste for which no license was obtained from the County Board or that has not been closed in conformance with this chapter.
   NON-PROCESSIBLE WASTE. Solid waste that cannot be processed at a processing facility due to the physical characteristics of the solid waste or potential harmful effects to the processing facility.
   NOTICE OF VIOLATION or NOV. A formal written notice issued by county staff to notify a party that he or she is in violation of a county ordinance. This NOV will inform the party of the alleged violations, the nature and extent of the violations, and the required corrective actions. The NOV shall also specify additional actions that will be taken by the department, such as the inclusion of NOV orders into a final order or consent order and/or the issuance of a citation, as well as specific time frames in which these actions will be completed.
   NUISANCE. The creation of conditions or acts that unreasonably annoy, injure, or endanger the safety, health, comfort, or repose of any number of members of the public.
   OPEN AREA. Areas outside of a building or structure.
   OPEN BURNING. Burning any solid waste whereby the resultant combustion products are emitted directly to the open atmosphere.
   OPEN DUMP. A disposal facility at which solid waste is disposed of in a manner that does not protect the environment, is susceptible to open burning, and is exposed to the elements, vermin, and scavengers.
   OPERATIONS. Any site, facility, or activity relating to solid waste management purposes pursuant to this chapter.
   OPERATOR. The person(s) responsible for managing the day to day physical handling of solid waste at a particular site or facility.
   ORDINANCE. Chapter 156, the Wright County Solid Waste Management Ordinance.
   OWNER. Any person or persons having a legal interest in real or personal property or any persons in possession or control of real or personal property including, but not limited to, mortgages, contract for deed vendees, and contract for deed vendors.
   PERSON. Any human being, municipality or other governmental or political subdivision or other public agency, public or private corporation, partnership, firm, association, organization, receiver, trustee, assignee, agent or other legal entity.
   PERSONNEL or FACILITY PERSONNEL. All persons who work at or oversee the operation of a solid waste facility, and whose actions or failure to act may result in noncompliance with the requirements of this chapter.
   PROBLEM MATERIAL. A material that, when processed or disposed of with mixed municipal solid waste, contributes to one of the following results: 1) the release of a hazardous substance, or pollutant or contaminant as defined in M.S. § 115B.02, as it may be amended from time to time; 2) pollution of water as defined in M.S. § 115.01, as it may be amended from time to time; 3) air pollution as defined in M.S. § 116.06, as it may be amended from time to time; or 4) a significant threat to the safe or efficient operation of a solid waste management facility.
   PROCESSING. When referring to solid waste, means the treatment of solid waste after collection and before final disposal. Processing includes, but is not limited to: containment, reduction, storage, separation, exchange, physical, chemical or biological modification, and subsequent transfer from one solid waste facility to another.
   PROCESSING FACILITY. A site used to process solid waste, including all structures, equipment used to process the waste, storage areas for the incoming waste, and the final product and residuals resulting from the process. Processing facilities includes, but is not limited to wood, electronic, and major appliance recycling facilities and salvage yards.
   PUTRESCIBLE MATERIAL. Solid waste which IS capable of reaching a foul state of decay or decomposition.
      (1)   For the purposes of taxation, real property includes the land itself, rails, ties, and other track materials annexed to the land, and all buildings, structures, and improvements or other fixtures on it, bridges of bridge companies, and all rights and privileges belonging or appertaining to the land, and all mines, iron ore and taconite minerals not otherwise exempt, quarries, fossils, and trees on or under it.
      (2)   A building or structure shall include the building or structure itself, together with all improvements or fixtures annexed to the building or structure, which are integrated with and of permanent benefit to the building or structure, regardless of the present use of the building, and which cannot be removed without substantial damage to itself or to the building or structure.
      (3)   Real property does not include the following:
         (a)   Tools, implements, machinery, and equipment attached to or installed in real property for use in the business or production activity conducted thereon, regardless of size, weight or method of attachment, and mine shafts, tunnels, and other underground openings used to extract ores and minerals taxed under M.S. Ch. 298, as it may be amended from time to time, together with steel, concrete, and other materials used to support such openings.
         (b)   The exclusion provided in clause (a) shall not apply to machinery and equipment includable as real estate by paragraphs (1) and (2) even though such machinery and equipment is used in the business or production activity conducted on the real property if and to the extent such business or production activity consists of furnishing services or products to other buildings or structures which are subject to taxation under this chapter.
         (c)   The exclusion provided in clause (a) does not apply to the exterior shell of a structure, which constitutes walls, ceilings, roofs, or floors if the shell of the structure has structural, insulation, or temperature control functions or provides protection from the elements. Such an exterior shell is included in the definition of real property even if it also has special functions distinct from that of a building.
      (4)   The term real property does not include tools, implements, machinery, equipment, poles, lines, cables, wires, conduit, and station connections which are part of a telephone communications system, regardless of attachment to or installation in real property and regardless of size, weight, or method of attachment or installation (see M.S. § 272.03, subd. 1, as it may be amended from time to time).
   RECYCLABLE MATERIALS. Materials that are separated from solid waste for the purpose of recycling including paper, glass, plastics, metals, wood, shingles, automobile oil and batteries.
   RECYCLING. The process of collecting and preparing recyclable materials and reusing the materials in their original form or using them in manufacturing processes that do not cause the destruction of the recyclable materials in a manner that precludes further use.
   RECYCLING FACILITY. A processing facility that collects, processes, and repairs recyclable materials and reuse them in their original form or use them in manufacturing processes.
   REFUSE. Putrescible and non-putrescible solid wastes, including garbage, ashes, incinerator ash, incinerator residue, street cleanings, industrial solid wastes and sewage treatment wastes which are in a dry form.
   REJECTED WASTE. Unacceptable waste which is rejected at the designated facility.
   RESIDENCE. A single-family home or a building with residential units.
   RESIDUE or RESIDUALS. Solid waste remaining after processing or composting including ash residue and other solid waste that is not recovered or combusted.
   RESOURCE RECOVERY. The reclamation for sale, use, or reuse of materials, substances, energy, or other products contained within or derived from waste, including, but not limited to energy recovery, processing, and composting facilities.
   RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY. A solid waste facility established and used primarily for resource recovery, including related and appurtenant facilities such as transmission facilities and transfer stations primarily serving the resource recovery facility.
   RESPONSIBLE PARTY. The owner, operator, or successor in interest of a solid waste facility.
   SATELLITE VEHICLE. A vehicle used to collect solid waste for subsequent transfer into another, usually larger, vehicle or container for transport to a solid waste facility.
   SCAVENGING. The removal of waste materials from a licensed solid waste facility, which has not been authorized by the department.
   SCREENING. The placement of man-made or natural barriers such as a fence, tree line, or berm so as to prevent public view of potentially unsightly or nuisance material.
   SELF HAULER. A person who transports their own solid waste for solid waste management purposes.
   SEWAGE SLUDGE. The solids and associated liquids in municipal wastewater which are encountered and concentrated by a municipal wastewater treatment plant. Sewage sludge does not include incinerator residues and grit, scum, or screenings removed from other solids during treatment.
   SHORELAND. Land located within the following distances from the ordinary high water elevation of public waters: 1,000 feet from ordinary high water level of a lake, pond, or flowage: and 300 feet of a river or stream whichever is greater. The limits of shorelands may be reduced whenever waters involved are bounded by topographic divides which extend landward from the waters for lesser distances and when approved by the commissioner.
   SITE. The spatial location of a proposed or actual solid waste facility.
   SLUDGE. Any solid, semisolid, or liquid waste generated from a municipal, commercial, or industrial wastewater treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air containment treatment facility, or other waste having similar characteristics and effects.
   SOLID WASTE or WASTE. Garbage, refuse, sludge, from a water supply treatment plant or air contaminant treatment facility, and other discarded waste materials and sludges, in solid, semi solid, liquid, or contained gaseous form, resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does not include hazardous waste; animal waste used as fertilizer; earthen fill, boulders, rock; sewage sludge; solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage or other common water resources, such as silt, dissolved and suspended solids in industrial waste water effluents or discharges which are point sources subject to permits under section 402 of the federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, or its successor, dissolved materials in irrigation return flows; or source, special nuclear, or by-product material as defined by The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, or its successor.
   SOLID WASTE ADMINISTRATOR. The individual assigned by the county to oversee and direct solid waste management activities.
   SOLID WASTE COLLECTION. The gathering of solid waste from public and private places.
   SOLID WASTE FACILITY. All property, real or personal, including negative and positive easements and water and air rights, that is used for processing, managing, or disposing of solid waste, except property used primarily for the manufacture of metal or paper. The term solid waste facility includes solid waste landfills, transfer stations, incinerators, energy recovery facilities, RDF processing facilities, solid waste storage facilities, processing facilities, composting facilities, infectious waste facilities, and also includes any other intermediate and final solid waste disposal sites and facilities.
   SOLID WASTE HAULER. Any person or persons who collects or transports any solid waste; except, an individual resident hauling his or her own household waste is not a solid waste hauler.
   SOLID WASTE LANDFILL. A site used for final disposal of solid waste in or on the land.
   SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT. Activities which are intended to affect or control the generation of waste and activities which provide for or control the collection, processing and disposal of waste.
   SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AREA. The boundaries which are coterminous with the boundaries of the county.
   SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN. The Solid Waste Management Plan for Wright County Minnesota.
   SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES. All activities provided by the county, by persons under contract with the county, or by other persons that support the waste management responsibilities described in M.S. Ch. 115A, 116, 400 and 473, as they may be amended from time to time, including, but not limited to, waste reduction and reuse; waste recycling; composting of yard waste and food waste; resource recovery through mixed municipal solid waste composting or incineration; land disposal; management of problem materials and household hazardous waste; collection, processing, and disposal of solid waste, closure and post-closure care of a solid waste facility, and response, as defined in M.S. § 115B.02, as it may be amended from time to time, to releases from a solid waste facility.
   SOLID WASTE SERVICE AREA. The boundaries which are coterminous with the boundaries of the county.
   SOLID WASTE STORAGE. The holding of solid waste in one place or facility for more than 48 hours in quantities equal to or greater than ten cubic yards.
   SOURCE SEPARATED COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS. Materials that: (1) are separated at the source by waste generators for the purpose of preparing them for use as compost; (2) are collected separately from MSW; (3) are comprised of food wastes, fish and animal waste, plant materials, and paper that is not recyclable because the department has determined that no other person is willing to accept the paper for recycling; and (4) are delivered to the facility to undergo controlled microbial degradation to yield a humus-like product meeting the MPCA’s class I or class II, or equivalent, compost standards and where process residues do not exceed 15% by weight of the total material delivered to the facility.
   SOURCE SEPARATED MATERIALS. Solid waste that generators separate from mixed municipal solid waste, solid waste that will be reused, used as substitutes for raw material in a manufacturing process, or converted into a usable soil amendment.
   SOURCE SEPARATED ORGANIC COMPOST FACILITY. A site used to compost source separated compostable materials including all structures used to control drainage, collect and treat leachate, storage areas for the incoming waste, and the final product.
   STATE. The State of Minnesota.
   STIPULATION AGREEMENT. A voluntary agreement entered into between Wright County and a person, whereby the person agrees to perform actions to correct ordinance violations within an agreed upon time period and upon which its terms and conditions may be enforced in a court of competent jurisdiction.
   TRANSFER STATION. An intermediate solid waste facility in which waste collected from any source is temporarily deposited to await transportation to another waste facility.
   TRANSPORTATION. The conveying of solid waste from one place to another.
   UNACCEPTABLE WASTE. All other types of waste of any nature, type, or composition received at a licensed solid waste facility other than acceptable waste.
   WARNING LETTER. A written notice issued by county staff to notify a party that he or she is in violation of a county ordinance. The warning letter will inform the party of the alleged violations, the nature and extent of the violations, and the required corrective actions. The warning letter shall be utilized as the initial county notification of alleged violations, except in cases of imminent threat to public health and safety and the environment.
   WASTE REDUCTION. An activity that prevents generation of waste including reusing a product in its original form, increasing the life span of the product, reducing material used in production and packaging, or changing procurement, consumption, or waste generation habits to result in smaller quantities of waste generated.
   WASTE TIRE or TIRE. A tire that is no longer suitable for its original intended purposes because of wear, damage, defect, or rejection.
   WATER TABLE. The surface of the ground water at which the pressure is atmospheric. Generally, this is the top of the saturated zone.
   WATERS OF THE STATE. All streams, lakes, ponds, marshes, water courses, waterways, wells springs reservoirs aquifers, irrigation systems, and all other bodies or accumulations of water, surface or underground natural or artificial, public or private, which are contained within, flow throughout or border upon the state or any portion thereof.
   WETLANDS. A surface water feature classified as a wetland in the United States Fish and Wildlife Circular No. 39 (1971).
   YARD WASTE. Garden wastes, leaves, lawn cuttings, weeds, shrub and tree waste, and prunings.
   YARD WASTE COMPOST FACILITY. A site used to compost yard waste including all structures used to control drainage, collect and treat leachate, storage areas for the incoming waste, and the final product.
(Ord. 22-2, passed 10-25-2022)