2018 New York Laws
ENV - Environmental Conservation
Article 51 - Inplementation of Environmental Quality Bond Act of 1972
Title 9 - Solid Waste Recovery and Management
51-0903 - Definitions.

§ 51-0903. Definitions.

As used in this title, the following terms shall mean and include:

1. "Solid Waste." All materials or substances discarded or rejected as being spent, useless, worthless or in excess to the owners at the time of such discard or rejection, including but not limited to garbage, refuse, industrial and commercial waste, sludges from air or water pollution control facilities or water supply treatment facilities, rubbish, ashes, contained gaseous materials, incinerator residue, demolition and construction debris and offal but not including sewage and other highly diluted water carried materials or substances and those in gaseous form.

2. "Solid Waste Recovery and Management Project." Resource recovery equipment, source separation equipment, disposal equipment or any combination thereof required by a solid waste recovery and management system.

3. "Solid Waste Recovery and Management System." A municipal program to provide environmentally sound recovery or disposal of collected solid waste through facilities planned, designed, assembled and constructed to assure environmental protection and to maximize the potential for resource recovery.

4. "Resource Recovery Equipment." Structures, machinery, or devices, singly or in combination, designed, constructed and required to separate, process, modify, convert, treat, or prepare collected solid waste so that component materials or substances or recoverable resources may be used as a raw material or for their productive purposes.

5. "Disposal Equipment." Structures, machinery or devices at a disposal site necessary to efficient and environmentally-sound land disposal of solid wastes, including but not limited to machinery or devices designed to move earth during burial of wastes or to increase the density of wastes buried or to be buried. "Disposal Equipment" shall also mean facilities, except vehicles, in which collected solid waste is temporarily stored and concentrated prior to transport to a disposal site.

6. "Municipality." A city, county, town, village, public benefit corporation having power granted otherwise than under this article to construct, operate and maintain solid waste management projects, or an improvement district within a city, county, town or village, or any combination thereof.

7. "Cost." The cost of resource recovery equipment, source separation equipment or disposal equipment including interest prior to and during construction, engineering and architectural surveys, plans and specifications, and consultants and legal services and other direct expenses incident to a solid waste management project, exclusive of land acquisition, and expenses incident thereto, less any federal assistance received or to be received.

8. "Source separation equipment" shall mean:

(a) Add-ons or trailers designed to modify collection vehicles to allow sorting and separation of collected wastes held for the purpose of recycling or collection vehicles whose function and design are exclusively for such purpose;

(b) Containers for the source separation and temporary storage of recyclable wastes by residents or business prior to collection;

(c) Bins, sheds or other facilities for the temporary storage of materials prior to transport for the purposes of recycling.


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