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Section 3736.01 | Recycling, waste reduction, litter prevention definitions.


As used in this chapter:

(A) "Litter" means garbage, trash, waste, rubbish, ashes, cans, bottles, wire, paper, cartons, boxes, automobile parts, furniture, glass, or anything else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature thrown, dropped, discarded, placed, or deposited by a person on public property, on private property not owned by the person, or in or on waters of the state unless one of the following applies:

(1) The person has been directed to do so by a public official as part of a litter collection drive.

(2) The person has thrown, dropped, discarded, placed, or deposited the material in a receptacle in a manner that prevented its being carried away by the elements.

(3) The person has been issued a permit or license covering the material pursuant to Chapter 3734. or 6111. of the Revised Code.

(B) "Recycling" means the process of collecting, sorting, cleansing, treating, and reconstituting waste or other discarded materials for the purpose of recovering and reusing the materials.

(C) "Agency of the state" includes, but is not limited to, an agency subject to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and a state university or college as defined in section 3345.12 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Source reduction" means activities that decrease the initial production of waste materials at their point of origin.

(E) "Enterprise" means a business with its principal place of business in this state and that proposes to engage in research and development or recycling in this state.

(F) "Research and development" means inquiry, experimentation, or demonstration to advance basic scientific or technical knowledge or the application, adaptation, or use of existing or newly discovered scientific or technical knowledge regarding recycling, source reduction, or litter prevention.

(G) "Recyclables" means waste materials that are collected, separated, or processed and used as raw materials or products.

(H) "Recycling market development" means activities that stimulate the demand for recycled products, provide for a consistent supply of recyclables to meet the needs of recycling industries, or both.

(I) "Solid waste management districts" means solid waste management districts established under Chapter 343. of the Revised Code.

(J) "Synthetic rubber" means produced or extended rubber and products made from a synthetic rubber base material originating from petrochemical feedstocks, including scrap tires, tire molds, automobile engine belts, brake pads and hoses, weather stripping, fittings, electrical insulation, and other molded objects and parts.

(K) "Auxiliary container" has the same meaning as in section 3767.32 of the Revised Code.

Last updated August 18, 2021 at 2:03 PM

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