2021 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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