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§ 619.01 - Definitions.

The following words and phrases used throughout this Chapter shall have the following meanings:

(a)

ALUMINUM.

Empty aluminum beverage or food cans.

(b)

BULKY RUBBISH.

All municipal waste that is too large to fit in or too heavy to be transported in a closed thirty-five (35) gallon container or a sealed box or plastic bag, or that is bundled in a size greater than three (3) feet.

(c)

CHARITABLE

or

NONPROFIT INSTITUTIONS.

Any institutional establishments exempt from federal taxation under

Section 501

of the Internal Revenue Code or any other organization that operates primarily for a social, literary, religious, civic or other charitable purpose, including churches, libraries, civic and community organizations, counseling and family centers, care-taking facilities and services for the poor.

(d)

COLLECTOR.

The entity or entities authorized by the City to collect municipal waste, recyclable materials and/or leaf waste from single-family dwellings or small apartment building, or authorized by the owners, operators or residents of multi-family dwellings or of commercial, municipal and institutional establishments, which do not receive collection services from the City, to collect materials from those dwellings or establishments.

(e)

COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT.

Any establishment engaged in nonmanufacturing or nonprocessing business, including but not limited to stores, markets, office buildings, restaurants, shopping centers, theaters, lunchroom facilities and offices associated with manufacturing or processing business.

(f)

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.

Events that are sponsored by public or private agencies or individuals that include but are not limited to fairs, bazaars, socials, picnics, performances and organized sporting events attended by two hundred (200) or more individuals per day.

(g)

CONTAINER.

A portable device in which waste is held for storage or transportation.

(h)

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD

or

CORRUGATED PAPER.

Cardboard that is composed of an inner fluting of material (corrugating medium) and one (1) or two (2) outer liners of material (linerboard).

(i)

DEMOLITION

and

CONSTRUCTION WASTE.

Waste resulting from the construction or demolition of buildings and other structures, including, but not limited to, wood, plaster, metals, asphaltic substances, bricks, block and unsegregated concrete. The term also includes dredging waste. The term does not include the following if they are separate from other waste and are used as clean fill:

(1)

Uncontaminated soil, rock, stone, gravel, unused brick and block and concrete; or

(2)

Waste from land clearing, grubbing and excavation, including trees, brush, stumps and vegetative material.

(j)

HAZARDOUS WASTES.

Those wastes defined as hazardous under the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act, 35 P.S. 6018.103, as amended.

(k)

HIGH GRADE OFFICE PAPER.

Any bond, copier, letterhead or mimeograph paper sold as "white ledger" paper, and computer paper.

(l)

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES.

Any waste generated at residences that would be considered a hazardous waste as defined above but for the fact that it is produced in quantities smaller than those regulated under the Pennsylvania Solid Waste Management Act, 35 P.S. 6018.103, as amended.

(m)

INSTITUTIONAL ESTABLISHMENT.

Any establishment that serves groups of people including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, colleges, universities, public or private elementary or secondary schools, charitable institutions, nursing homes, youth homes, orphanages, convents, student housing, rehabilitation centers and day care centers.

(n)

LEAD ACID BATTERIES.

Includes but is not limited to automotive, truck and industrial batteries that contain lead.

(o)

LEAF WASTE.

Leaves, garden residues, shrubbery and tree trimmings, and similar material, but not including grass clippings.

(p)

MIXED PAPER.

All magazines and catalogs, junk mail, telephone books, paperboard including cereal boxes and clean paper. Expressly excluded from mixed paper are newsprint, napkins or paper towels. Rubber bands, metals (e.g. compact discs) and plastics (credit cards) must be removed.

(q)

MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING.

A building or a part of a building, designed, intended, or used as an apartment house, apartment hotel, tenement house, condominium, cooperative, single-room occupancy hotel, or other use in which there are more than five (5) dwelling units and/or where, in the case of a multi-tenant or condominium building, or complex of buildings, the building manager, owner, condominium association, or other management entity, arranges for storage of Municipal Waste in a container greater than a single thirty-five-gallon container. In such case, the building or complex of buildings as a whole, and not the individual units thereof, shall be considered a multi-family dwelling.

(r)

MUNICIPAL ESTABLISHMENT.

Any establishment owned or operated by a local government or county government, local government or county government authority, state government or agency, or federal government or agency.

(s)

MUNICIPAL WASTE.

Any garbage, rubbish, refuse, industrial lunchroom or office waste and other material, including solid, liquid, semisolid or contained gaseous material, resulting from operation of residential, municipal, commercial or institutional establishments and from community activities and any sludge from a municipal, commercial or institutional water supply treatment plant, waste water treatment plant or air pollution control facility. The term does not include source-separated recyclable materials and source-separated leaf wastes, or any materials that meet the definition set forth herein of residual or hazardous waste.

(t)

NEWSPRINT.

All Number 8 "news grade" paper (special de-ink quality), which includes any glossy and/or color inserts contained in the Sunday paper. Expressly excluded from this definition of "newsprint" are magazines, junk mail, packaging paper, cardboard, telephone books, catalogs and other miscellaneous paper products.

(u)

PERSON.

Any individual, partnership, corporation, association, institution, cooperative enterprise, municipality, municipal authority, federal government or agency, state institution or agency, or any other legal entity whatsoever which is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties.

(v)

PLASTIC CONTAINERS.

Clean empty plastic bottles, jugs or jars, numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, only, made of polyethylene - teraphthalate (PET), high density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinylchloride (PVC), low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and/or polypropylene (PP).

(w)

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS.

Those materials designated by ordinance, resolution or in the Waste Regulations issued by the Department of Environmental Services to be collected under the City's recycling program.

(x)

RECYCLING.

The collection, separation, recovery and sale or reuse of metals, glass, paper, leaf waste, plastics and other materials which would otherwise be disposed or processed as municipal waste, or the mechanized separation and treatment of municipal waste (other than through combustion) and creation and recovery of reusable materials other than a fuel for the operation of energy.

(y)

RECYCLING FACILITY.

A facility employing a technology that is a process that separates or classifies recyclable materials and creates or recovers reusable materials that can be sold to or reused by a manufacturer as a substitute for or a supplement to virgin raw materials. The term

RECYCLING FACILITY

shall not mean transfer stations or landfills for solid waste nor composting facilities or resource recovery facilities.

(z)

RESIDUAL WASTE.

Any garbage, refuse, other discarded material or other waste, including solid, liquid, semisolid or contained gaseous materials resulting from industrial, mining and agricultural operations and any sludge from an industrial, mining or agricultural water supply treatment facility, waste water treatment facility or air pollution control facility, provided that it is not hazardous waste.

(aa)

SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING.

A building designed as, or intended for, or used as, a residence for a single family but excluding any parts of buildings, in which dwellings are located, that are also occupied by commercial, institutional or municipal establishments.

(bb)

SMALL APARTMENT BUILDING.

A building or a part of a building, designed, intended, or used as an apartment house, apartment hotel, tenement house, condominium, cooperative, single room occupancy hotel, or other residential use in which there are fewer than six (6) dwelling units and/or the residents store and place at the curb municipal waste generated by them in single containers of not greater than thirty-five-gallon capacity.

(cc)

SPECIAL HANDLING WASTE.

Municipal waste that requires the application of special storage, collection, transportation, processing or disposal techniques due to the quantity of material generated or its unique physical, chemical or biological characteristics. The term includes sewage sludge, infectious waste, chemotherapeutic waste and ash residue from a municipal waste incineration facility.

(dd)

STORAGE.

The containment of any waste on a temporary basis in such a manner as not to constitute disposal of the waste.

(ee)

APPLIANCE.

The meaning set forth in Title VI of the Clean Air Act entitled "Stratospheric Ozone Protection" which generally refers to any device which contains and uses refrigerant which is subject to use and disposal regulations promulgated pursuant to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. (Clean Air Act, Secs.

601

,

608

, 42 U.S.C. Secs. 7671, 7671g). This term includes, but is not limited to, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air-conditioners, freezers, chillers and water-coolers.

(ff)

WASTE REGULATIONS.

Regulations promulgated by the Director of the Department of Public Works in accordance with

Section 111.01

(b) of this Code.

(gg)

YARD WASTE.

Leaves, grass clippings, garden residue, tree trimmings, chipped shrubbery and other vegetative material.

(hh)

RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE.

A structure used or designed to be used primarily for residential occupancy purposes and in which more than half of the floor space is used for residential occupancy purposes. A residential structure may be, but need not be, within an area zoned as a residential district. The term does not include nursing homes, hotels and motels.

(Ord. 31-1991, eff. 9-25-92; Ord. 21-2004, § 29, eff. 12-2-04; Ord. No. 9-2011, § 1, eff. 4-21-11)

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