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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 413 : Northwest Vermont Solid Waste Management District

Subchapter 006 : Miscellaneous

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 413, § 606)
  • § 606. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) “Solid waste” shall mean any discarded garbage, refuse, metal goods, tires, demolition and construction waste, yard waste, and other discarded materials possessing no value to the producer in its present form where it is located, produced by normal residential, commercial, and industrial activities, but does not include hazardous waste.

    (2) “Hazardous waste” shall mean any solid, semi-solid, liquid, or contained gaseous waste, or any combination of these wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may:

    (A) cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness.

    (B) pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, or disposed of or otherwise managed.

    (C) any waste classified as hazardous at any time under applicable laws and regulations of the United States and the State of Vermont or any subdivision thereof pursuant to a valid grant of authority.

    (3) Solid waste from “residential activities” shall include any solid waste generated by a household or apartment, including food waste, packaging, newspaper and other paper products, glass, cans, and plastic.

    (4) Solid waste from “commercial activities” shall include any solid waste generated by retail and wholesale establishments, including food waste, corrugated container board, metals, and plastics.

    (5) Solid waste from “industrial activities” shall include any solid, semi-solid, or liquid waste generated by an industry as part of the production process. Solid wastes generated by employees and similar in composition to that generated by residential or commercial activities are excluded from this definition.

    (6) “Sludge” shall mean solids and semi-solids generated by a wastewater treatment plant. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, the District shall have the power to impose and collect a surcharge or special assessment for the collection, storage, and disposal of sludge.

    (7) “Demolition and construction waste” shall mean all solid waste generated in the demolition and construction of buildings, including stumps, brush, plaster, sheetrock, boards, bricks, mortar, concrete, and roofing materials.

    (8) “Yard waste” shall mean grass clippings, leaves, and brush.

    (9) “Metal goods” shall include discarded appliances and junk vehicles.

    (10) “Resource recovery” shall mean a system for the environmentally sound, efficient handling and disposal of solid waste that utilizes the potential of the finite resources therein. This shall include recycling.