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PDFWAC 173-345-030


"Container" means a portable device used for the collection, storage and/or transportation of solid waste including, but not limited to, reusable containers, disposable containers, and detachable containers.
"Covered electronic product" or "CEP" means as defined in chapter 173-900 WAC.
"Department" means the department of ecology.
"Facility" means all contiguous land (including buffers and setbacks) and structures, other appurtenances, and improvements to the land used for solid waste handling, including recycling.
"Material recovery facility (MRF)" means a facility that collects, compacts, repackages, sorts, or processes for transport source separated solid waste for the purpose of recycling.
"Permit" means an authorization used by the jurisdictional health department which allows a person to perform solid waste activities at a specific location and which includes specific conditions for such facility operations.
"Person" means an individual, firm, association, copartnership, political subdivision, government agency, municipality, industry, public or private corporation, or any other entity whatever.
"Processing" means an operation to convert a material into a useful product or to prepare it for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
"Recycling facility" means a facility where recyclable materials are transformed or remanufactured into useable or marketable materials.
"Recyclable materials" means those solid wastes that are separated for recycling or reused, including but not limited to, papers, metals, glass, that are identified as recyclable material pursuant to a local solid waste management plan.
"Recycling" means transforming or remanufacturing waste materials into usable or marketable materials for use other than landfill disposal or incineration. Recycling does not include collection, compacting, repackaging, and sorting for the purpose of transport.
"Source separated" means the separation of different kinds of solid waste at the place where waste originates.
"Solid waste" or "wastes" means all putrescible and nonputrescible solid and semisolid wastes including, but not limited to, garbage, rubbish, ashes, industrial wastes, swill, sewage sludge, demolition and construction wastes, abandoned vehicles or parts thereof, contaminated soils and contaminated dredged material, and recyclable materials.
"Transporter of recyclable material" means any person or entity that transports source-separated recyclable materials from commercial or industrial generators over the public highways of the state of Washington for compensation, and who is required to possess a common carrier permit to operate from the Washington utilities and transportation commission under chapter 81.80 RCW. Transporters include commercial recycling operations of certified solid waste collection companies regulated under chapter 81.77 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.95 RCW and RCW 70.95.400 - [70.95.]430. WSR 09-09-131 (Order 07-16), ยง 173-345-030, filed 4/22/09, effective 5/23/09.]
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