Sec. 23C-13-1. Definitions.

Unless otherwise indicated, the following definitions shall apply to all provisions of this article:
“Administrative fee” means a non-refundable fee submitted by the applicant to the city as described in Section 23C-13-4. This fee shall be deposited in the city’s solid waste fund to cover costs associated with this article.
“Applicant” means any individual, firm, contractor, limited liability company, association, partnership, political subdivision, government agency, municipality, industry, public or private corporation, or any other entity whatsoever that applies to the city for the applicable permits to undertake any construction or demolition project within the city.
“Compliance official” means the staff person(s) designated by the public works director authorized and responsible for implementing this article.
“Construction” means the building of any facility or structure or any portion thereof including any tenant improvements to an existing facility or structure.
“Construction and demolition debris” means:
(1) Discarded materials generally not considered water soluble and non-hazardous in nature, including, but not limited to, steel, glass, brick, concrete, asphalt material, pipe, wallboard, roofing materials, and lumber from the construction or destruction of a structure as part of a construction or demolition project or from the renovation of a structure and/or landscaping, including rocks, soil, tree remains, trees, and other vegetative matter that normally results from land clearing, landscaping, and development operations for a construction project;
(2) Clean cardboard, paper, plastic, wood, and metal scraps from any construction project;
(3) Other non-hazardous wastes that are generated at construction or demolition projects provided such amounts are consistent with best management practices of the industry.
“Demolition” means the decimating, razing, tearing down or wrecking of any facility, structure, pavement or building, whether in whole or in part, whether interior or exterior.
“Deposit” means a cash dollar amount provided to the city at the time of submitting the waste reduction and recycling plan. Refunds of the deposit (without interest) are dependent on the level of compliance with this article as described in Section 23C-13-8. Forfeited deposits shall be deposited in the city’s solid waste fund and will be used to implement the city’s recycling program.
“Designated recyclable and reusable materials” means and includes, but is not limited to:
(1) Masonry building materials including all products generally used in construction including, but not limited to, asphalt, concrete, rock, stone, mortar, and brick;
(2) Wood materials including any and all dimensional lumber, fencing or construction wood that is not chemically treated, creosoted, contaminated, or painted;
(3) Metals including all metal scrap such as, but not limited to, pipes, siding, window frames, door frames, and fences;
(4) Roofing materials, including wood shingles as well as asphalt, metal, stone and slate based roofing materials;
(5) Salvageable materials includes all salvageable materials and structures including, but not limited to, wallboard, doors, windows, fixtures, toilets, sinks, bath tubs, and appliances.
“Divert” means to use material for any purpose other than disposal in a landfill.
“Project” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 23C-13-2 of this article.
“Project site” means a lot or parcel where demolition, construction, addition, or alteration is proposed. In the case of a residential subdivision under construction, “project site” means the parcels proposed for development in a particular phase by a homebuilder.
“Recycling” means the process of collecting, sorting, cleansing, treating, and reconstituting materials that would otherwise become solid waste, and returning them to the economic mainstream in the form of raw material for new, reused, or reconstituted products which meet the quality standards necessary to be used in the marketplace.
“Renovation” means any change, addition, or modification in an existing structure.
“Reuse” means further or repeated use of construction or demolition debris.
“Waste reduction and recycling plan” means a completed city-provided form submitted before the issuance of a building and/or demolition permit, approved by the compliance official for the purpose of compliance with this article.
“Waste reduction and recycling report” means a completed city-provided form submitted quarterly and after demolition or construction, as a precedent to final inspection and issuance of any certificate of occupancy, approved by the compliance official for the purpose of compliance with this article. (Ord. No. 1469, § 3 (part).)