Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20341 on 07/20/2009, Section 22-156 read as follows.


    For the purpose of this article, the following words and terms shall have the meanings respectively ascribed:

    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 watercraft.

    Bioreactor landfill.  A landfill to which liquid is added to actively manage decomposition of 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 concrete, cinderblocks, 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, fraternity houses, 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, dishwashers, microwave ovens, conventional ovens, ranges, stoves, woodstoves, air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers.

    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 kitchen  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 vegetation and 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. No. 15641, § 1, 6-15-98; Ord. No. 19873, § 1, 4-21-08)