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As used in this chapter each of the following terms shall have the meaning herein stated:

“Air contaminant” means dust, fumes, mist, smoke, other particulate matter, vapor, gas, odorous substances or a combination of these.

“Garbage” means and includes all putrescible solid waste except sewage and body wastes, including animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking or consumption of food.

“Household hazardous waste” means all waste, which would meet the characteristics or criteria for hazardous waste under any federal, state or local law or regulation except that it is generated at a residence and is exempt from those laws or regulations. Household hazardous waste includes, but is not limited to, cleaning agents, pesticides, solvents, motor fuels, crankcase oil, and chemicals used for home repair and remodeling, auto, boat and equipment maintenance, and hobby and recreation use.

“Household solid waste” means garbage and rubbish created or caused to be created in the day-to-day living of a residential dwelling unit, excluding white goods, bulky items such as furniture and large rugs and household hazardous waste.

“Industrial waste” means a liquid, gaseous, solid or other waste substance or a combination of them resulting from process of industry, manufacturing trade or business, or from the development of natural resources; however, gravel, sand, mud, or earth taken from its original situs and put through sluice boxes, dredges, or other devices for the washing and recovery of the precious metal contained in them and redeposited in the same waterbed from which it came is not industrial waste.

“Junk vehicle” means a motor vehicle that exhibits one (1) of the following three (3) attributes:

(1) Is in a condition which exhibits two (2) of the following elements; or is not currently registered for operation upon the public roads in the state of Alaska and exhibits one (1) of the following elements:

a. Broken glass;

b. Missing wheels or tires;

c. Missing body panels or parts;

d. Missing drive train parts.

(2) Is stripped, wrecked or otherwise inoperable due to mechanical failure.

(3) Has not been repaired because of mechanical difficulties or because the cost of repairs required to make it operable exceeds the fair market value of the vehicle.

“Litter” means all waste materials including discarded used appliances, debris, disposable packages or containers and the like, disposed of in a manner prohibited by KGBC 8.40.040, but does not include the wastes of the primary processes of mining or other extraction process, logging, sawmilling, farming, or manufacturing.

“Municipal landfill” means the City of Ketchikan Solid Waste Handling and Recycling Facility.

“Other wastes” means garbage, refuse, decayed wood, sawdust, shavings, bark, trimmings from logging operations, sand, lime cinders, ashes, offal, oil, tar, dyestuffs, acids, chemicals, heat from cooling or other operations, and other substances not sewage or industrial waste which may cause or tend to cause pollution of the waters of the state.

“Pollution” means the contamination or altering of waters, land or subsurface land of the state in a manner which creates a nuisance or makes waters, land or subsurface land unclean, or noxious, or impure, or unfit so that they are actually or potentially harmful or detrimental or injurious to public health, safety or welfare to domestic, commercial, industrial, or recreational use, or to livestock, wild animals, birds, fish, or other aquatic life.

“Rubbish,” also known as “trash,” means all nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, wrappings, cardboard, metal, glass, bedding, crockery, ashes and similar materials but not including land-clearing debris or demolition from the wrecking of buildings.

“Solid waste” means useless, unwanted or discarded material with insufficient liquid content to be classified as a liquid waste.

“Solid waste collector” means any person, persons, firm, partnership, corporation, city or other organization offering or providing solid waste collection services for compensation.

“Tires” means any rubber or synthetic tire, without rims, used on motorized or nonmotorized vehicles.

“Vehicle” means a mechanically driven device of any kind that is used for the transportation of a person or property on a public highway, path, trail, air or water, and includes automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, snow machines, boats, aircraft and off-road recreation vehicles.

“Waters” includes lakes, bays, sounds, ponds, impounding reservoirs, springs, wells, rivers, streams, creeks, estuaries, marshes, inlets, straits, passages, canals, the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska, or other waters, in the territorial limits of the state within the borough, and all other bodies of surface or underground water, natural or artificial, public or private, inland or coastal, fresh or salt, which are wholly or partially in or bordering the state or under the jurisdiction of the state and located within the borough.

“White goods” means major appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, stoves, hot water heaters, trash compactors, dishwashers, washers and dryers.

“Yard waste” means waste resulting from maintenance or removal of vegetation, including, but not limited to: brush, branches, leaves, flowers, grass, shrubs and small trees. Yard waste shall not include animal excrement, rocks, garbage, solid waste other than yard waste, demolition debris, moderate risk waste, biomedical waste, dangerous waste, or extremely hazardous waste. [Ord. No. 1182, §2, 5-21-01; Ord. No. 1110, §1, 7-6-99. Code 1974 §29.20.090.]