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SECTION 27-0701
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 27, TITLE 7
§ 27-0701. Definitions.

As used in this title:

1. "Solid waste" means all putrescible and non-putrescible 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,
except including but not limited to garbage, refuse, industrial and
commercial waste, sludges from air or water control facilities, rubbish,
ashes, contained gaseous material, incinerator residue, demolition and
construction debris, discarded automobiles and offal but not including
sewage and other highly diluted water carried materials or substances
and those in gaseous form.

2. "Solid waste management facility" means any facility employed
beyond the initial solid waste collection process including, but not
limited to, transfer stations, baling facilities, rail haul or barge
haul facilities, processing systems, including resource recovery
facilities or other facilities for reducing solid waste volume, sanitary
landfills, facilities for the disposal of construction and demolition
debris, plants and facilities for compacting, composting or pyrolization
of solid wastes, incinerators and other solid waste disposal, reduction
or conversion facilities.

3. "Solid waste management" means the purposeful and systematic
transportation, storage, processing, recovery and disposal of solid

4. "Resource recovery" means the separation, extraction and recovery
of useable materials, energy or heat from solid waste through source
separation, recycling centers or other programs, projects or facilities.