Chapter 22 PUBLIC WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS*
Section 22-156 Definitions.
For the purpose of this article, the following words and terms shall have the
Battery, or lead-acid battery. A battery designed to contain lead and
sulfuric acid with a
nominal voltage of at least six (6) volts and of the type intended for use in motor vehicles and
Bioreactor landfill. A landfill to which liquid is added to actively manage decomposition
waste and enhance gas recovery.
Bulky item. Any single item which cannot be contained in a refuse bag,
can be easily collected
by two (2) persons, as determined by the director, and weighs less than fifty (50) pounds.
Clean fill. Uncontaminated soil, rock, sand, gravel, concrete, asphaltic
brick, minimal amounts of wood and metal, and inert solids as approved by rule or policy of the
state department of natural resources for fill, reclamation or other beneficial use.
Director. The director of public works or his designated representative.
Garbage. Food wastes from homes, kitchens, apartments, hotels, restaurants,
sorority houses, stores, markets, and similar establishments.
Holidays. All holidays observed by the city.
Household hazardous waste. Small quantities of hazardous waste generated
by use within
residences which are exempt from regulation under the provisions of Sections 260.350 to
260.434, RSMo., but are considered flammable, explosive, corrosive, toxic or radioactive and
considered a threat to the health or environment.
Major appliance. Clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, trash compactors,
microwave ovens, conventional ovens, ranges, stoves, woodstoves, air conditioners, refrigerators
Recyclable item. Recyclable items shall include aluminum and tin cans,
#1 and #2 plastic,
glass, cardboard, newsprint, magazine and catalogs, chipboard and any other item duly
designated by regulation by the director.
Refuse. All solid wastes.
Residential unit. Premises used as residence for one or more persons
which contains one
unit, except for multiple kitchen residences owned or occupied by the same family
Solid waste. Garbage and other discarded materials including, but not
limited to, solid and
semisolid waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial, agricultural, governmental and
domestic activities, but does not include hazardous waste.
Tire. A continuous solid or pneumatic rubber covering encircling the
wheel of a motor vehicle
or trailer as defined in chapter 301, RSMo.
Yard Waste. Leaves, grass clippings, brush and limbs, yard and garden
Christmas trees. The term does not include stumps, roots or shrubs with intact root balls.
(Code 1964, § 10.9050; Ord. No. 12820, § 1, 12-10-90; Ord. No. 13056, § 1, 8-19-91; Ord.
15641, § 1, 6-15-98; Ord. No. 19873, § 1, 4-21-08; Ord. No. 20341, § 1, 7-20-09)
(Ord. 20341, Amended, 07/20/2009, Prior Text; Ord. 19873, Amended, 04/21/2008, Prior Text; 15641, Amended, 06/15/1998, Prior Text)