Definitions of terms used in these regulations are as follows:

  1. Bulky Waste – Oversized refuse items including, but not limited to, furniture, wood, and scrap metal.
  2. City – City of Norwich.
  3. Commercial Waste – Solid waste generated in the City that does not meet the definition of Residential Waste.
  4. C & D Waste (Construction and Demolition Waste) – Wastes including, but not limited to: brick, concrete, asphalt, roof shingles, flooring, sheetrock, lumber, toilets, sinks, etc.
  5. Director – Director of Public Works of the City of Norwich.
  6. Generator – Resident or business who/that produces waste.
  7. Haulers/Collectors – Any City permitted and SCRRRA registered person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of collecting and transporting solid waste for hire with the City.
  8. Hazardous Waste(s) – Solid and/or liquid wastes in the following classification:
    • Explosives.
    • Pathogenic or pathological wastes.
    • Radioactive wastes.
    • Cleaning fluids, acids, poisons or other chemical wastes which either create an immediate safety hazard to persons disposing of the waste or which by the virtue of the chemical properties of the material and/or the method of disposal present a threat to the quality of ground or surface waters.
    • Medical wastes.
    • Toxic, reactive, ignitable and/or corrosive wastes.
    • Other, as defined by State and/or Federal regulations, including, but not limited to, asbestos.
  9. Manager – City Manager of the City of Norwich.
  10. MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) – Unwanted and/or discarded solid waste materials, excluding:
    • Liquid wastes including, but not limited to, semisolid liquid materials collected in sewage or a septic system.
    • Hazardous waste.
    • Bulky waste.
    • Recyclables.
    • Any other material which may not be lawfully disposed of in a landfill or incinerator.
  11. Non-Residential Generator (a.k.a., Commercial Generator) – Any generator not meeting the definition of Residential Generator. Examples include business, government, industrial and/or institutional entities.
  12. Recyclables – Materials which are suitable for reuse and/or reprocessing for further use. These materials must be recycled under these regulations. (See Section V for the current list of recyclable materials)
  13. Residential Generator – Dwellings or multi-family complexes consisting of five (5) or less individual living units. Mobile homes, even if within a large mobile home park, are considered residential generators.
  14. Residential Waste – Solid waste generated by a resident of the City at the individual’s place of residence in Norwich.
  15. Rollout Service (a.k.a. Backyard Service) – Service available for a fee that provides for refuse collection at a location other than curbside (i.e., backyard).
  16. SCRRRA (Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority) – Regional quasi-public authority that operates the resource recovery facility (incinerator) in Lisbon, CT and manages regional recycling and household hazardous waste programs.
  17. Single Stream Recycling – Method of recycling whereby recyclable materials are comingled for collection (i.e., generators are not required to separate recyclable items).