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For the purpose of this chapter the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivatives shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number herein. 
  (A)          REFUSE: Includes garbage and trash as defined herein.
  (B)           GARBAGE: Includes waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food, and wastes from the handling and storage of produce. 
  (C)          ASH AND CLINKERS: The residue from fire used for cooking, heating, or burning of trash after combustion has entirely ceased and the residue has entirely cooked. 
  (D)          TRASH: Includes wastes other than garbage such as tin cans, bottles, dust, ashes, clinkers, papers, pasteboard, cardboard or wooden boxes, lumber scraps and shavings, leaves, weeds, cuttings from trees, lawns, shrubs and garden, or other similar waste materials produced in normal course of everyday living. The term "trash" shall not include recognized construction wastes, industrial wastes, or by products, carcasses of dead animals, appliances, furniture, automobile parts and bodies, and bodies, and other similar items.
  (E)           PERSON: Includes any person, firm, partnership, association, institute, company, corporation, or organization of any kind.
  (F)           OWNER, OCCUPANT: May be used interchangeably and shall include every person in possession, charge, or control of any flat, dwelling, rooming house, apartment, or trailer where refuse is created or accumulated.
  (G)          COLLECTOR: Includes the person holding a license or contract with the City, or employed and thereby authorized and designated by the City to collect, handle, transport and dispose of refuse.
  (H)          INSPECTOR: The authorized employee or employees of the City, or some individual designated by the Council as having to enforce this chapter. In the absence of an appointment, the City Public Works Director shall be deemed to have the power of inspector.
  (I)            APPROVED CONTAINER: Only those containers which have been approved by the "inspector" as to type and make. Only those containers meeting the following specifications shall be approved by the "inspector": 
  (1)   They shall be constructed to allow pick up through automated means; 
  (2)   They shall be a minimum of ninety (90) gallons.
  (J)            Wherever the word "shall" appears in this chapter, it shall be construed as being mandatory.