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12-2101. Refuse defined. Refuse, for the purposes of this act, shall include garbage and trash, and garbage and trash are defined as follows:

1. "Garbage": Wastes from the preparation, cooking, and consumption of food; market refuses, waste from the handling, storage, and sale of produce.

2. "Trash": (a) Combustible: Paper, cartons, boxes, barrels, wood and excelsior, tree branches, yard trimmings, wood furniture, bedding. (b) Noncombustible: Metals, tin cans, metal furniture, dirt, small quantities of rock and pieces of concrete, glass, crockery, other mineral refuse. (c) Ashes: Residue from fires used for cooking and for heating buildings. (d) Street rubbish: Street sweepings, dirt, leaves, catch-basin dirt, contents of litter receptacles. (e) Dead animals: Provided, Trash shall not include: Earth and wastes from building operations, solid wastes resulting from industrial processes and manufacturing operations, such as: Food-processing wastes, boilerhouse cinders, lumber, scraps and shavings: Provided, The governing body of a city may by ordinance limit or extend these definitions and may give interpretations to words or phrases.

History: L. 1947, ch. 128, ยง 1; June 30.


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