Section 11-176 Definitions.


    Except when otherwise indicated by the context, the following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this article:

     Business premises or premises shall mean the area of a junkyard as described in a junk dealer's license or application for license, as provided for in this article.

     Junk shall mean old iron, steel, brass, copper, tin, lead or other base metals; old cordage, ropes, rags, fibers or fabrics; old rubber; old bottles or other glass; wastepaper and other waste or discarded material which might be prepared to be used again in some form; and any accumulation of wrecked, abandoned or dismantled motor vehicles no longer used as such, however obtained or accumulated, to be used for scrap metal or stripping of parts. "Junk" shall not include any objects accumulated by a person as by-products, waste or scraps from the operation of his own business, except for wrecked or dismantled motor vehicles, or any materials or objects held and used by a manufacturer as an integral part of his own manufacturing processes, or material collected to be utilized by charitable or eleemosynary institutions.

     Junk dealer shall mean a person who operates a junkyard, as herein defined, within the city, and shall not include charitable organizations or eleemosynary institutions.

     Junkyard shall mean a yard, lot or place, covered or uncovered, outdoors or in an enclosed building, containing junk, as defined above, upon which occurs one or more acts of buying, keeping, dismantling, processing, selling or offering for sale such junk, in whole units or by parts for a business or commercial purpose; except, that places used for the storage, use or distribution of materials gathered or utilized by charitable or eleemosynary institutions shall not be deemed "junkyards" within the meaning of this article.

(Code 1964, § 10.10500; Ord. No. 10779, § 1, 11-4-85)

     Cross reference(s)--Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.