Code of Ordinances

Sec. 50-1 - Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:

Brush means decomposable waste materials generated by yard and lawn care, including but not limited to wood, wood chips, shrub and tree trimmings. Brush shall not include roots or stumps that exceed six inches in diameter.

Commercial waste means all solid waste which generated by establishments engaged in business operations other than manufacturing or construction. This category includes, but is not limited to, solid waste resulting from the operation of stores, markets, office buildings, restaurants and shopping centers.

Construction waste means solid waste which is produced or generated during construction, remodeling, or repair of pavements, houses, commercial buildings, and other structures. Construction waste include, but are not limited to, lumber, wire, sheetrock, broken brick, shingles glass, pipes, concrete, and paving materials. Paints, coatings, solvents, asbestos, any liquid, compressed gases or semi-liquids and garbage are not construction wastes.

Containers mean those receptacles or facilities located at various places in the county for the collection of solid waste.

Contractual agent means the person with whom the county has entered into a contract for the collection and disposal of solid waste in the county.

Convenience center means a collection point for the temporary storage of solid waste provided for individual solid waste generators within the county who choose to transport solid waste generated on their own property to an established point, rather than directly to a disposal facility. A convenience center may not receive waste from collection vehicles that have collected waste from more than one real property owner.

Cover material means compactable soil or other approved material which is used to blanket solid waste in a landfill.

Disposal means the storage, collection, placing, handling, removing, transporting, burying and getting rid of solid waste.

Household garbage means all animal, vegetable and mineral wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, or consumption of foods and beverages and personal property including, but not limited to, cans, bottles, food containers, paper containers and cardboard containers generated solely in the normal operation of a household.

Industrial waste means all solid waste resulting from manufacturing or industrial process that is not a regulated hazardous waste.

Nonputrescible means material that cannot be decomposed by biological methods.

Residents mean those persons residing in the county.

Rubbish includes all other solid wastes not included in the term "household garbage" and shall include but is not limited to large metal objects such as old stoves, refrigerators, auto parts, etc., wood, brush, building demolition, or other nonputrescible solid waste.

Public landfill means a site operated by and established by the county or its authorized contractual agent and permitted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the disposal of solid waste.

Solid waste means all refuse except body wastes, and shall include household garbage and rubbish.

Tires includes both whole tires dismounted from rims and tires that have had side walls removed (this is considered shredded). Shredded tires may be disposed of in the landfill and is considered commercial waste.

(Ord. of 4-9-1985, § 2; Ord. of 6-8-2010)

Sec. 50-2. - Penalties.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be subject to a fine as provided in section 1-15.

(Ord. of 4-9-1985, § 6; Ord. of 6-8-2010)

Secs. 50-3--50-35. - Reserved