For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   APARTMENT. A building having four or more living units. Individual living units within motels or hotels that contain kitchens shall, for the purpose of this chapter, not be considered apartments.
   BULKY WASTE. Large items of solid waste, other than white goods, which because of their bulk/size, require special collection and management. Examples include stumps, furniture, hot water heater, furnace, auto parts and small amounts of remodeling waste from residential sources. Bulky wastes are normally generated by residential sources.
   BUSINESS UNIT. Each business within an office complex, shopping center, medical or professional office. Each separate person, firm, or activity operating within a single building or sharing the same space shall be considered a separate business unit for the purpose of billing. The requirement for an occupational license shall be used to define a business unit.
   COMMERCIAL. All commercial establishments including but not limited to motels, hotels, office buildings, restaurants, and all other places not classified as residential.
   CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE (C & D WASTE). Waste and debris from brick, concrete, block, lumber and roofing materials or debris and waste accumulated from land clearing, excavating, building, rebuilding and altering of buildings, structures, roads, streets, sidewalks or parkways.
   CONTAINER. The automated cart (Z-Cart) as provided by the city.
   CURBSIDE COLLECTION. Collection from that area within unobstructed arm’s reach of the public street or alley. Containers placed behind any structure, such as a fence or wall, or placed in a vault below the ground surface are not included in this definition and shall be excluded from curbside service.
   DEPARTMENT. The Department of Sanitation of the City of Zephyrhills.
   DESIGNATED DISPOSAL FACILITY. A facility designated by the Director for delivery of solid waste collected within the city and destined for disposal.
   DIRECTOR. The City of Zephyrhills' Public Works Director or designee thereof.
   DUMPSTER. A large metal box for commercial, industrial, or institutional solid waste or recyclable material, usually of the two cubic yard to eight cubic yard size, lifted mechanically by trucks in order to empty.
   ENTERPRISE FUND. A fund for a specific purpose that is self supporting from the revenues generated.
   HAULER. The term universally used in North America to describe any organization (publicly or privately owned and operated) that collects solid waste. Most often used however, to describe a privately owned organization.
   HAZARDOUS WASTES. Materials or combinations of materials which require special management techniques because of their acute and/or chronic effects on air and water quality; on fish, wildlife, or other biota; and on the health and welfare of the public. These materials include, but are not limited to, volatile, chemical, biological, explosive, flammable, radioactive, and toxic materials.
   INDUSTRIAL WASTES. The waste products of canneries, slaughterhouses or packing plants, condemned food products, agricultural waste products, other solid waste products generated from industrial processing or manufacturing.
   MASTER METER CUSTOMERS. Residential units served by a refuse bin or dumpsters collected at centrally designated points.
   PRIVATE SANITATION SERVICE. Any person, firm or corporation involved in the business of collection and disposal of solid wastes.
   PROHIBITED WASTES. Solid wastes the Department will not collect, including biohazardous waste, sharps, flammable liquids, explosives, motor oil, pesticides, herbicides, and other hazardous materials.
   RECYCLABLE MATERIALS. Materials separated, at the point of generation by the generator or its agent, and donated or sold by the generator for purposes of recycling; said materials include, but are not limited to, newsprint, cardboard, aluminum, plastic, and ferrous metals. Recyclable materials shall not include, however, any materials once placed in a refuse bin provided by the city.
   REFUSE BIN. A large metal box for commercial solid waste or recyclable material, usually of the two cubic yard to eight cubic yard size, and roll-off boxes of larger capacities, lifted mechanically by trucks in order to empty.
   RESIDENTIAL COLLECTION. The Departmental collection services for residents.
   RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE. Solid waste generated from single and multifamily sources; frequently called household solid waste, or household wastes.
   RESIDENTIAL UNIT. Includes each single family home, and each unit within a duplex, triplex, and multiple family structure, condominium, apartment, mobile home, trailer, or recreational vehicle parks.
   ROLL-OFF CONTAINER (ROLL-OFF). A non-compacting or compacting refuse bin, normally ten to 40 yards of capacity, used for the storage, collection and transport of commercial, institutional or industrial solid waste. Frequently referred to as a BOX.
   SHARPS. Items used in animal or human patient care or treatment or in medical research or industrial laboratories including hypodermic needles, syringes (with or without the needles), Pasteur pipettes, scalpel blades, blood vials, needles with attached tubing, lancets, cultures dishes (regardless of presence of infectious agents). Also included are other types of broken or unbroken glassware that were in contact with infectious agents, such as used slides and cover slips.
   SOLID WASTE. A general term that includes the specific terms “garbage”, “yard trash”, “rubbish”, “industrial wastes”, “construction and demolition wastes”, and “hazardous wastes”, but excludes all recyclable materials as herein defined.
   SPECIAL SERVICES. The collection upon request from residential or commercial customers of certain solid waste placed at curbside in larger quantities than that authorized to be collected under the ordinary fixed rates. Such collection is only available upon request and for an additional charge as set forth herein.
   TRANSFER STATION. A facility where the transfer of collected solid wastes from collection vehicles to transfer vehicles takes place.
   TRANSFER VEHICLE. A transportation unit which is used for the long haul of solid waste from a transfer station to a distant solid waste management facility.
   WHITE GOODS. Used to denote large household appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves, ranges, air conditioners, dryers and washing machines.
('74 Code, § 11-1) (Ord. 396, passed 5-27-86; Am. Ord. 985-07, passed 9-10-07; Am. Ord. 1194-13, passed 2-11-13; Am. Ord. 1396-19, passed 12-9-19)