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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 11.02 Solid Waste Disposal Part I

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Chapter 11.02
Solid Waste Disposal

PART I DEFINITIONS

Sections:

11.02.005 Generally.
11.02.010 Abatement.
11.02.015 Collection.
11.02.020 Demolition landfill.
11.02.025 Demolition material.
11.02.030 Dump.
11.02.035 Dwelling unit.
11.02.040 Garbage.
11.02.045 Hauler.
11.02.050 Inert matter or material.
11.02.055 Inert matter disposition site.
11.02.060 Mechanical collection.
11.02.065 Non-residential premises.
11.02.070 Person.
11.02.075 Prohibited refuse.
11.02.077 Recyclables.
11.02.080 Refuse.
11.02.085 Residential premises.
11.02.090 Roll-out cart.
11.02.095 Sanitary landfill.
11.02.100 Scavenging.
11.02.101 Solid waste transfer station.
11.02.102 Yard waste.

Prior history:

1948 C. Ch. 27 2, 6: Ords. 44732, 45147, 51398: 1960 C. 280.010--280.320: Ord. 56917 1

11.02.005 Generally.

For the purpose of this chapter, as amended, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivatives shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (part), 1984.)

11.02.010 Abatement.

"Abatement" means the correction of a condition which constitutes or evidences a violation of this chapter, as amended.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (1), 1984.)

11.02.015 Collection.

"Collection" means removal of refuse from its place of storage for the purpose of transporting it to its place of processing or disposal.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (2), 1984.)

11.02.020 Demolition landfill.

"Demolition landfill" means a solid waste disposal area used for the controlled disposal of demolition wastes, construction materials, brush, wood wastes, tires, inert plastics, soil, rock, concrete and nondecomposable inert solids insoluble in water.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (3), 1984.)

11.02.025 Demolition material.

"Demolition materials" means materials or substances produced by demolition of a structure.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (4), 1984.)

11.02.030 Dump.

"Dump" means to discard or place refuse, demolition materials, or inert matter, other than in a refuse container for storage before collection. Dump does not mean delivery of inert matter for construction purposes to a construction site for which a building permit has been issued by the Building Commissioner.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (5), 1984.)

11.02.035 Dwelling unit.

"Dwelling unit" means a room or rooms within a building forming a habitable unit with cooking, living, sanitary and sleeping facilities.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (6), 1984.)

11.02.040 Garbage.

"Garbage" means refuse in the form of discarded food or produce.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (7), 1984.)

11.02.045 Hauler.

"Hauler" means an owner or lessee of one or more vehicles used to transport refuse, inert matter, or demolition materials to or from points with the City for a fee or other consideration, or in furtherance of such owner's or lessee's business or occupation.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (8), 1984.)

11.02.050 Inert matter or material.

"Inert matter or material" means natural substances such as dirt or sand the form and structure of which does not naturally change.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (9), 1984.)

11.02.055 Inert matter disposition site.

"Inert matter disposition site" means a site approved pursuant to this chapter for indefinite placement of inert matter. Inert matter disposition site does not mean a construction site for which a building permit has been issued by the Building Commissioner.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (10), 1984.)

11.02.060 Mechanical collection.

"Mechanical collection" means nonmanual emptying of refuse containers in refuse hauling vehicles.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (11), 1984.)

11.02.065 Non-residential premises.

"Non-residential premises" means all premises which are not residential premises as defined herein.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (12), 1984.)

11.02.070 Person.

"Person" means individuals, corporations, partnerships or any legal entity.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (13), 1984.)

11.02.075 Prohibited refuse.

"Prohibited refuse" means matter which, while refuse, is not to be placed in any refuse container from which the Refuse Division collects refuse and is not to be collected by the Refuse Division. Prohibited refuse includes: explosives, highly flammable or dangerous material including gun powder and photographic plates, substances saturated with inflammable petroleum products, poisons, acids, pathological, biological and infectious wastes; substances which constitute hazardous, toxic or special waste under federal or state laws or regulations; radioactive materials; human or animal bodies or parts thereof; human or animal waste; major appliances, including, but not limited to refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, microwave ovens, air conditioners and television sets; lead acid automotive, truck or boat batteries; motor oil; tires; yard waste and such other matter as the Refuse Commissioner may designated by rule or regulation. After January 1, 1992, yard waste, as such term is defined by this chapter, as amended, shall constitute prohibited refuse.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 62276 1, 1991: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (14), 1984.)

11.02.077 Recyclables.

"Recyclables" means those materials recovered from the solid waste stream and shall include newspapers, telephone books, corrugated cardboard, paperboard, mixed office paper, magazines and catalogues, aluminum cans, steel food cans, steel aerosol cans, glass bottles (clear, green, and brown) and No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles and jugs.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997.)

11.02.080 Refuse.

"Refuse" means all putrescible and nonputrescible combustible and noncombustible solid wastes including but not limited to garbage, ashes, paper, wrappings, cigarette and cigar butts, cardboard, cans, wood scraps, loose glass in any form, bedding, metal, household items, crockery, plastic, industrial wastes, prunings, grass clippings, weeds, leaves, general yard and garden wastes, cut or fallen trees and shrubs, and loose lumber.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (15), 1984.)

11.02.085 Residential premises.

"Residential premises" means buildings used by human beings for exclusively residential purposes, or dwelling units so used within a building containing both such dwelling units and nonresidential premises, and includes single family residences, flats, apartments, condominiums, convents, parsonages, and rectories. Residential premises does not mean hotels, motels, or property (including units or parts of a building which are used for nonresidential purposes, whether or not the building also contains dwelling units used by human beings for exclusively residential purposes) used for business, fraternal, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, or institutional purposes, or for any purpose not exclusively residential, except buildings owned, and used, or occupied by the City.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (16), 1984.)

11.02.090 Roll-out cart.

"Roll-out cart" means a wheeled receptacle for refuse provided by the Refuse Commissioner.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (17), 1984.)

11.02.095 Sanitary landfill.

"Sanitary landfill" means a solid waste disposal area employing an engineered method of disposing of solid wastes on land in a manner that minimizes environmental hazards by spreading the solid wastes in thin layers, compacting the solid wastes to the smallest practical volume and applying cover material at the end of each operating day.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (18), 1984.)

11.02.100 Scavenging.

"Scavenging" means the physical examination of refuse in a refuse container or the removal of items from a refuse container by persons other than Refuse Division, Health Division, Building Division, Police Department or Fire Department personnel and persons authorized under this chapter to use the refuse container.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997: prior: Ord. 60292 1 (part), 1987: Ord. 59121 2 (19), 1984.)

11.02.101 Solid waste transfer station.

"Solid waste transfer station" means a site or facility which accepts solid waste for temporary storage, or consolidation and further transfer to a waste disposal, processing or storage facility. Transfer station includes, but is not limited to, a site or facility where waste is transferred from: a rail carrier, motor vehicle or water carrier to another carrier, if the waste is removed from the container or vessel. A licensed residential waste hauling operation which involves the transportation, storage, and disposal of nonputrescible banned landfill items (i.e., white goods, tires, etc.) as part of the service provided to its customers shall be exempt from transfer station status provided the storage of all collected material does not exceed thirty days and does not create a public health or aesthetic nuisance. In addition, the transfer of waste directly from one waste hauling vehicle/container to another waste hauling vehicle/container, in the regular operation of providing waste collection service, shall be exempt from transfer station status; providing, however, that all such vehicles and containers are licensed by St. Louis City under the same company name or its subsidiary.
(Ord. 66244 1, 2004.)

11.02.102 Yard waste.

"Yard waste" means leaves, grass clippings, yard and garden vegetation, and Christmas trees. The term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.
(Ord. 64116 1 (part), 1997.)

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